When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

When Dimple Met Rishi

Dimple 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 hop...

Details When Dimple Met Rishi

TitleWhen Dimple Met Rishi
Release DateMay 30th, 2017
PublisherSimon Pulse
GenreYoung Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Fiction

Reviews When Dimple Met Rishi

  • Emma Giordano
    If you were looking for your perfect cute summer contemporary romance novel . . . look no further.This book was honestly so wonderful. It was an absolute delight to read. It is adorable. It's laugh out loud hilarious. It'll give you alllllll the feels.As this novel follows to Indian-American protagonists who's parents have essentially "suggested" a potential arranged marriage between the two, I can't speak for the representation. I will say, I've...
  • emi
    2.5/5 stars People: this books is the worst lol don't read it Me: hahahah it can't be that badMe: *is wrong* Usually, this was where I'd put a quote that I liked from the book, but the writing in this book sucked. But I don't wanna mess up the aesthetic of my reviews. So, yeah, you're stuck with that.So what even is the point of me being on this website if I don't even listen to the thousands of negative reviews on my feed that are there to guid...
  • emma
    Oh my GOD, you guys. I know people have said this book is bad. I know pretty much every source I trust full-on hated this book. But, like, wow.Do you ever read a book and you’re almost impressed by how bad it is? This one is, like, genuinely written in the hopes of creating more diversity in the young adult genre and look at that. Girl hate!https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co...Wow-ee. Almost enough to make me laugh if I weren’t already cry...
  • Tweebs♥️ (hiatus)
    I wanted to respond to everyone's comments but I didn't want to come off repetitive so I'll express my gratitude on here. Thank you to everyone for being so supportive ❤❤❤ I don't have enough words to describe my love for y'all. Bless your souls ❤❤❤In all seriousness, I never brought this bullshit onto my review to make the drama even bigger but I'm going to take advantage of this experience and help spread awareness.I admit, this exp...
  • Sana
    EDIT: Please read my homegirl Tweebs review.So I just checked and realized I've been reading this for 10 days???? It never takes me that long. This book...y'all this book was such a huge disappointment and I promised myself if it were to be one, I would draw bananas all over my exams. I was hoping to finish this cringe before my exams,,, but it's so gross, I legit dragged this one for like 10 days. Not gonna lie, this was actually somewhat fun an...
  • C.G. Drews
    This is definitely one of the cutest books I've ever laid my eyeballs on. It's totally nerdy and full of adorkable socially awkward characters and so. much. delicious. food and features the absolute best romance. AHHHHHH. I've been looking forward to this book for ages, and I'm so glad it was everything I wanted. And I'm about as romantic as a dead slug, so the fact that I was squeeing???! You're going to want to read this, I 500% declare it true...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    You know what, I was about to force myself to finish this but no. Just no.DNFing it because I promised myself I would stop torturing myself.Dimple is pretty rude. Rishi had the biggest insta love feelings ever. App contest? what app contest? This is just Dimple hitting Rishi, them kissing and now there's a talent show?!It's not a horrible read, it's just pointless for me to finish it.
  • شيماء ✨
    oh no… looks like i’m….. dnf-ing this….. how inconvenient… oops… here i go, closing the book… i guess this has to wait… until i finish my tbr list… in three eternities and a half… that’s just how long it will take.... sorry…
  • may ❀
    Ohhhh, do I got a rant for this book. When Dimple Met Rishi was supposed to be the book of my dreams. It was supposed to clear my acne and water my neglected plants. It was supposed to help get into a good university and build my self confidence. . .But the only thing it actually did was make me silently cry fake tears bc I wasn’t even invested in it enough to spend actual emotions on it:) :)Pros- Indian representation – I’m pretty familiar...
  • Lola
    When Dimple met Rishi… things did not go well. See, Dimple and Rishi were promised to each other by their parents. Only, Dimple has no idea she was set up, while Rishi does. As you can guess, that is bound to lead to catastrophic, but also quite entertaining, events. Obviously, arranged marriages happen all the time, especially to young people of certain cultures, but I still found this story very original.That is why I read it, actually. It’...
  • jessica
    okay, this is a cute story and i understand its moderate popularity. i dont know much about arranged matches, so i was eager to see how it was portrayed. i enjoyed how both dimple and rishi are able to organically develop their relationship (even if dimple is a bit too abrasive for me, at times), while at the same time pursuing their own dreams. overall, this is your very standard YA contemporary romance. that being said, something is definitely ...
  • Warda
    [4.5]Oh my goodness, what a whirlwind. It is one of those books, one of those stories that I'm unable to review properly. It is, without a doubt, one of the best feelings to see yourself, aspects of your personality and culture, within a character. To find hope, inspiration and resilience in them and applying it to your own life. I thoroughly enjoyed reading every single page of this wonderful book!
  • Ninoska Goris
    English - Español I changed my mind. When I started this book the first thing I thought was: another over hyped book and more of the same.And yes, it is more of the same but from another perspective and very well told. I loved it!The protagonists Dimple and Rishi are Hindu-Americans, with parents very attached to their culture of origin. They both just finished high school and will study at Stanford and MIT, but first both are going to a summer ...
  • Kathryn
    I wanted to love When Dimple Met Rishi. I really did. I mean, romantic realistic fiction with two Indian leads rather than the standard, generic white couple? SIGN ME UP. TAKE MY MONEY. ALL OF IT. But here’s the funny thing about storytelling, to be an exceptional book you actually have to write an original plot. When Dimple Met Rishi starts with a promising premise: two college-bound, Indian-American teens meet at a summer app design program. ...
  • Merphy Napier
    I expected to love this book as much as everyone else seems to. I was really surprised by how much I didn't like this. I should start by saying that I thought the first half was good. Like, 3.75-4 star material. But I REALLY didn't like the second half. I came prepared though, I expect people to want an explanation for my rating, so I'll give it. Unfortunately, I don't know how to be honest without spoilers, so they will be here. Now, why I didn'...
  • Frankie Lovely
    2 starsFind this review and others at A Thousand Lives of Frankie Lovely blogWell ...a lot of hype ... and ...sort of meh at best actuallyWhat I Liked There were moments in this book that were extremely cute. The concept was adorable. I loved Rishi and Dimple’s first encounter. I actually really enjoyed this book until one specific scene where it all went downhill fast for me (see below). I loved Rishi and I enjoyed Dimple when she was being th...
  • Natalie Monroe
    UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME: I honestly think this book got published purely due to its diversity factor.Nothing else about it is appealing. NOTHING. Just the writing is enough to turn people off. It reads like the countless fanfiction you forced yourself through because a show's writers refused to make your ship canon, so now you have to wade through story after story of typos and grammar mistakes for resolution. But those authors aren't paid for the...
  • Stacee
    July 2017: yep. I still love this book with a sickness. I absolutely loved this cover and after reading the synopsis, couldn't wait to get my greedy hands on it.I loved Dimple and Rishi. They're both so smart and so alike and different at the same time. She's sort of rebelling against the traditional ways of her family and he's all for it and I was captivated by reading them figure it all out.The plot for the story was delightful. I loved having ...
  • Jahanzaib Asim
    DNF AT 30% 1.25/5OKAY HERE WE GO.LET US VENTURE INTO A MESSY RANT WHICH IS GONNA BE COMPLETELY IN CAPS LOCK AND IDGAF ABOUT IT TBH Here's a short fictional story that express what this book was:The sound of YA fans squealing echoes throughout the world in single monotone scream, indicating the release of the extremely hyped and anticipated When Dimple Met Rishi. Everyone rushes to the bookstore, excitement vividly visible on their faces. They fet...
  • Anne
    This was so fucking cute.I don't know how the modern American/Indian family functions, but I think this was a very sweet romance that (maybe) gave a peek into the inner working of some of those families. And that, to me (
  • Christy
    4 stars!!! This book was simply adorable! So, when I saw the title of this book, I knew I had to read it. I have dimples, and that has been a nick-name of mine for the longest time, so I felt like it was fate I pick this one up! When Dimple Met Rishi was a nice change of pace from the standard YA read. I loved both of the main characters and their story! Dimple Shah is an Indian-American teenager. She is independent, self-reliant, and knows what ...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    Well, that settles it. Dimple and Rishi are my new OTP.
  • Prabh⚔
    dnf @ 45% or something??Great! as if all of my anticipated reads weren't disappointing!I DNFed Flame in the Mist, and The Love Interest was a fucking joke. this should actually be renamed 'When Disappointment Met Prabhleen'thank god though that disappointment is not a big ass bitch like Dimple Shah. also thank god I'm not a cheese fest guy like Mr. Rishi Patel. THANK THE GOD. I am going to go to a gurudwara today to pray. Thanks Guru Granth Sahib...
  • Ashley Nuckles
    This book was so so so so so so SO cute. And hilarious. And perfect for the beginning of summer. AHH I NEEDED THIS IN MY LIFE.
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    “It was his damn fool heart. Ever optimistic, always looking for a sliver of sunshine in a sky clotted with thunderclouds.” im actually angry people made this book out to be SO HORRIBLE like yall were out here saying dimple was abusive like literally what the fuckgjjdfgdI have 3 things to say1: im convinced yall have never met men in your life bc im telling u if a random man came up to me and said hey future wife i would fLIP my shit too2: re...
  • Maddie
    I don't think I've ever been so disappointed in a book. If it's shocking to you, it's shocking to me too because I thought I was going to love this. It was one of my most anticipated releases and I was so excited to read an #OwnVoices story about teenagers of Indian descent. And for the most part, the elements of Indian culture and passion for your own heritage was my favourite part of the book. It delivered that, but that was the ONLY thing it d...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    What a wonderful, refreshing book. The novel follows Dimple and Rishi, two young Indian-American high-school graduates that are attending a pre-university course before starting college. The interesting part is that Dimple doesn't know Rishi exists and at the same time Rishi shows up ready to ask Dimple to marry her. Hilarity ensues. One of the main themes of the novel is how the characters balance their own dreams with their family expectations ...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    Very, very cute.I loved the dynamic between the two main characters. They contrasted and complimented each other so well, and Rishi is a too good for this world cinnamon bun. I loved the hate-to-love element and watching both characters question themselves. I loved how relateable the feeling of wanting to break out of family obligations and watching your life plans change was. There's also a good brother relationship here, which is refreshing sin...
  • Fables&Wren
    If you are needing some quirky girl and a love-struck boy to have a love story that keeps you giggling and grabs your attention (even if it is a little predictable), then you have come to the right book.This book breaks away from a lot of the stereotypes that are out there for genders. Example, the girl is the one who wants the relationship or the boy is the one who never wants to settle down or the boy is the generous with technology and the gir...