There's Something About Sweetie (Dimple and Rishi, #2) by Sandhya Menon

There's Something About Sweetie (Dimple and Rishi, #2)

Ashish Patel didn’t know love could be so…sucky. After he’s dumped by his ex-girlfriend, his mojo goes AWOL. Even worse, his parents are annoyingly, smugly confident they could find him a better match. So, in a moment of weakness, Ash challenges them to set him up.The Patels insist that Ashish date an Indian-American girl—under contract. Per subclause 1(a), he’ll be taking his date on “fun” excursions like visiting the Hindu temple ...

Details There's Something About Sweetie (Dimple and Rishi, #2)

TitleThere's Something About Sweetie (Dimple and Rishi, #2)
Release DateMay 14th, 2019
PublisherSimon Pulse
GenreRomance, Young Adult, Contemporary, Fiction

Reviews There's Something About Sweetie (Dimple and Rishi, #2)

  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    4.75 holi-stic, colorful, heartwarming, dancing stars singing baby’s got blue skies over head but in this I’m a rain cloud,you know she likes a dry kind of love oh ohhh sweetest thing stars!!!Yeap I’m singing Sweetest Thing from U2 after I finished this book!My head turns because of overloaded feelings are now everywhere ! After reading this book I feel joy, hope, love, genuineness, wholeheartedness, happiness, freedom , adrenaline, optimis...
  • C.G. Drews
    Somedays you just need the cute and fluffiest of romcoms (with a bit of angst because OF COURSE) and this definitely delivered !! I think When Dimple Met Rishi will always be my favourite, but aww there was so much to adore with this one. I loved how Sweetie was The Softest and so wise and mature, but also not about to be walked over! I love angry girls, but soft girl rep is important too and I just adore her! I actually didn't remember Ashish mu...
  • Stacee
    I’m absolutely here for Sandhya’s words and I was beyond excited to see Ashish get his own book.You guys. I can’t even tell you how much I love Sweetie. She’s so good and such a lovely person. I loved how she saw herself and how she was happy with herself. Ashish took me a second to warm up to, but he was quite a marshmallow and I was quickly invested. And there’s such a great cast of secondary characters here: both Sweetie and Ashish h...
  • Megha Patel
    Wow, wow, wow!! Freaking wow! Honestly, how can I not give this book anything but 5 stars. Matter of fact, I would give it a million! Obviously.I mean what more can you want from a book than for it to be extremely adorable and a swoon-fest along with an important message. This book is not just about a cute romance but it also digs deep into self love and worth. It teaches us we are enough the way we are. The society may create a gap between “th...
  • Hollis
    So, don't pelt me with rotten fruit, but I have to get this out of the way : THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT SWEETIE was very.. sweet. Kind of gooey. I wonder if it was a deliberate choice in order to balance out the less-than-fun fatphobic elements of the story or if that's just the author's preference (I've read WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI but it was a few years ago and I can't remember what the sweet factor was like, so, anyway..).Resisting fatphobic messag...
  • Erin
    After enjoying From Twinkie, With Love in 2018, I couldn't resist the sequel to When Dimple met Rishi. Ashish, the younger brother of Rishi, is a high school basketball star and resident playboy, who has just had his heart broken. His parent's solution-let's find you a nice Indian-American girl. Enter Sweetie, a young woman that attends the same school as Ashish. A member of the track team and a gifted singer, Sweetie has often felt judged on h...
  • Rec-It Rachel
    I cannot put into words what this means to me holy crap
  • ✩ Ashley ✩
    4.5 Stars Audiobook Performance: ————————————————————Even though When Dimple Met Rishi didn’t quite hit the mark, I’m so game for round two when it involves my favorite from the book, Ashish!!! Ahhh that feeling when a side character finally gets the love :):):) ✩ 4.5 Stars ✩Audiobook Performance: ★★★★————————————————————Even though When Dimple Met R...
  • kav (xreadingsolacex)
    "'Sweetie she's...she's like the other half of my jagged soul, you know? She's got the soft edges that fuse with my hard ones.' He shook his head. 'There's something about Sweetie. Something I can't explain.'" There's Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon is her third YA contemporary rom-com, this one a sequel to When Dimple Met Rishi, her debut novel. There's Something About Sweetie follows the story of Ashish Patel, Rishi Patel's ~ cool ~ y...
  • Alexa
    Read with Rachel for Friends with ARCs!4.5 stars. I really adored this book, friends! It’s easily become my favorite of Sandhya Menon’s body of work. I truly feel like this YA rom-com also has so much heart, and Sweetie and Ashish were both wonderful. Totally enjoyed it and cannot recommend it enough!
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    Is there anything better than a sweet cute contemporary that packs all the feels and leaves you with a smile shinning bright on your face? Something fun and energetic and most of all, just really really good? Nope, I don't think so, at least, not in the book world.There's Something About Sweetie was so wonderful. Packed full of sweet and heartfelt messages about accepting who we are and being strong and independent while still being respectful of...
  • ˗ˏˋliaˎˊ˗
    “to me, ‘fat’ isn’t a bad word. it’s other people who’ve made it like that. it’s as much a part of me being an athlete or indian american or a girl.” this was the cute and fluffy story i had needed. sweetie is quite literally the sweetest girl ever. i especially loved the fat rep and how open and empowering she is about her body. it wasn’t the cliché “no one will love me until i lose weight and love myself” kinda story, but...
  • Tani
    My dearest meanest cousin ordered recommended to read this book. I absolutely hate love her for being stubborn thoughtful.
  • Fizah(Books tales by me)
    Actual Rating 3.5It is the sequel of When Dimple Met Rishi, Ashish who is Rishi’s younger brother is MC here. I didn’t like Ashish in the first book. He was stubborn and annoying. But the first person POV made him looks better :D.It is a light and quick read. The story focuses on two important issues, being fat is not bad and What the society will say( It is a big thing in South Asia, as we live in close communities so people have a real impa...
  • Lisa Wolf
    A sweet, empowering romantic story about love and family, this book follows two teen children of Indian-American descent as they navigate dating, love, and standing up for themselves. Sweetie is a terrific lead character -- a talented singer and athlete, a good friend, a successful student, but she's held back by her mother's view that she won't be truly acceptable unless she loses weight. Sweetie is tired of the fat-shaming. She actually likes h...
  • Melissa
    Oh. My. Gosh. I am totally swooning! This book is amazing (I know, I say that often, but it's true!!)!!!!! This book is inspiring and delivers an important message in an impressive way: love yourself as you are, don't change, you are beautiful inside AND out! I've never been fat, I've always had a hard time using this word because it's pejorative, but I've been bullied in high school because I was tall and thin. I'm not saying it's the same thing...
  • Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)
    Full Review on The Candid CoverThere’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon is the charming rom-com I have been waiting for since we first met Ashish in When Dimple Met Rishi. I adored the mix of cute content and a powerful message, and both Ashish and Sweetie are realistic characters. This is the perfect light and sweet read for a sunny day.I’ve been a fan of Sandhya Menon for a while now, so this book was one of my highly anticipated fo...
  • Paige
    Looooooved it!
  • Kate (GirlReading)
    This was everything I hoped it would be and then some.It was adorable, funny, infuriating, real, honest and empowering. I loved it with my whole heart.
  • Sahitya
    If I thought When Dimple Met Rishi was wonderful, there is no way I could have described how excited I was for this one. While getting a story about Ashish was in itself a draw, my main reason to read this was a fat brown desi heroine. They so so rare in media that I don’t even look for this representation, so it was such a pleasant surprise when I first saw the amazing cover of this book. And I’m so glad I finally got around to reading it. W...
  • Kate ☀️ Olson
    (free review copy) AWWWWW This is officially my new favorite YA rom com - it’s ADORABLE and modern and has the best body positive message ever. Add it to the like of Dumplin’ / Puddin’ and The Summer of Jordi Perez as an exemplar of a kick ass teenage girl loving who she is - including a body that some in society deem unacceptable. I adore the author’s note about reclaiming the word fat!Oh, and let’s count the other things I love too! ...
  • ✶Rachelle✶
    4 starsWell I planned to finish this before the release date, since it was an ARC and all, but then my daughter decided to make her debut into the world earlier than anticipated and it was all I could do to function on a basic level. BUT I finally finished this!Anyway, I really enjoyed Sweetie. It was cute, light, fluffy, and just what I needed to get through the many sleepless nights that come with a newborn. Sweetie is a fantastic protagonist, ...
  • Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
    The cover is SO cute!! All of Menon's covers are so attractive! Ashish parent's are the best!! But Sweetie's mom is a nightmare!
  • nick
    OMG!!! I loved loved loved every word of this book! Can I leave my review at that? Sandhya has been writing consistently amazing stories about brown girls and their happily ever after and it makes my heart very very happy. I feel like Sandhya Menon just gets what I want out of a feel-good book.There's Something About Sweetie was extra special for me because I saw in Sweetie someone that young Nick could have aspired to be. She was amazing and I h...
  • Laura (bbliophile)
    This was absolutely adorable and I loved it so much and it made me so happy aaaaah
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    “If the word “fat” makes you cringe, I hope you’ll stop and examine why that is. What do you think when you see the word “thin”? My guess is nothing, or at least, nothing bad. So then, is there anything inherently wrong with being fat? Or have we just been conditioned to see the words “worthless” or “lazy” or “bad” instead of “fat”?” This entire book just feels bright and summery. The romance is beyond adorable, Sw...