When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

28458598Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.



Physical or Ebook?

Have you ever read a book by this author before?

YA Contemporary Romance

Star Rating?
2.5 stars


If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?
No way. Too boring for my taste.

Is this a part of a challenge?
This is for the Lost-A-Thon I’m participating in this month. This will be for the category ‘Female Author’

Who would you recommend this for?
Someone who loves contemporary YA


I was not impressed with this one whatsoever. My first issue is that it was just so freaking boring. It ended up taking me months and months to read because I just wanted it to be over with. It had about as much going on as the macroeconomics textbook I read in college. There was nearly nothing happening.

Dimple was incredibly immature and rather annoying to read about. She was just a very unlikable character.

I love reading diverse books, but this one was definitely not for me. The premise was fantastic, and I really did want to love it, I just didn’t. That being said, I didn’t absolutely hate it. It was pretty cute and somewhat insta-lovey, which I really do like in some cases. It’s just not something I would reread and yell at everyone to read because it’s amazing.

If you’re interested:
Amazon CA

Until next time,

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14 thoughts on “When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

  1. I’ve heard such good things about this book and felt bad that I wasn’t interested in reading it. Maybe it’s not worth it??? 🤔

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    1. perpetualfangirl April 12, 2018 — 1:05 pm

      It definitely wasn’t for me… but so many people have absolutely loved it.

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  2. Yeah, that’s too bad. I’ve seen quite a few iffy reviews of this one. Boring-strike one. Immature MC-strike two. Romance is kind of a strike three, for me at least, because I just feel like there are so many other stories that can be told, and so many different kinds of human love that can be explored than romantic love.

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    1. perpetualfangirl April 12, 2018 — 3:51 pm

      The author definitely did fall flat with the romance in this one. I love romance, but I agree, I don’t think this should of been one.

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  3. I absolutely love how this is formatted! I agree completely! This one let me down a bit, I had hyped it so much in my head I think I ruined it for myself . Great review!

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    1. perpetualfangirl April 12, 2018 — 10:05 pm

      Thank you! I was iffy about changing the format, but I think it’s awesome now lol

      Yeah, there was a lot of hype surrounding this book. I’m confused.

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      1. perpetualfangirl April 13, 2018 — 12:41 pm



  4. Great review!
    I also didn’t enjoy this one. Everything about this book irritated me. I’m glad I’m not the only one.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. perpetualfangirl April 13, 2018 — 12:40 pm

      Thank you!
      Definitely not. I wish it had been good.

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  5. I think you might be the first person I’ve seen talk, in detail, about what they didn’t like about this book. YA contemporary doesn’t appeal to me, so I wasn’t going to read this anyway, but I appreciate your honesty in this review 🙂

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    1. perpetualfangirl April 13, 2018 — 5:43 pm

      ❤❤ 🙂

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