One sentence summary: When Dimple Shah heads to a summer camp for aspiring web developers, the last person she expects to see there is the boy her parents have arranged for her to marry, Rishi Patel–mostly because she never knew he existed.
This book is so freaking cute y’all. Not only is Rishi Patel basically the embodiment of all my dreams come true, this is one of those stories that is both super adorable and also sticks with you for a long time after reading. I know that sometimes with cute contemporaries, I enjoy them in the moment and then can’t remember any details. That is not the case with When Dimple Met Rishi. I read this towards the very end of last year and I can still smell the iced coffee as if it was yesterday.
Have you read it yet? Let me know what your thoughts were in the comments 🙂
Legit summary from legit sources:
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 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.