“Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family-and 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 he and his future wife will be attending the same summer program-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 gravitating toward the 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.”
This book was great.
I have been trying to read more diverse books since the beginning of the year. This has been the first book that I have picked up included diverse characters right from the beginning.
The hype around this book around BookTube has been amazing I can definitely see why. It is one of the best contemporary books that I have read.
I really could connect with both Dimple and Rishi. When I graduated high school 2 years, I thought I would getting my degree in some sort of computer program (primarily web design) considering that is what I had studied in high school. I also was kind of a nerdy kid so I could connect with Rishi’s love of comic books.
As far as the romance between them, I think it was really cute. I really loved how they were trying to deny their feelings for each other throughout most of the book. It was interesting to see their relationship develop of the course of the book. Dimple not wanting anything to do with the arranged and Rishi wanting it to be something that would change both of their lives for the better. So cute.
I think the number one thing I enjoyed about this book was learning about the Indian culture. My uncle has traveled over to India twice as always came back home to Boston with great experiences. It always made me want to know more. After reading this book, I got a ton of more knowledge about the people and the culture of India.
Overall, this was a really great cute, summer read. I highly recommend you guys check it out if you want a great, diverse, cute, summer, beach contemporary read. it is one book I think I might read again sometime this summer.