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When Dimple Met Rishi
When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon
A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married. 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."
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Laughterhp
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So nothing really wrong with this one. It‘s just not my genre. I feel a bit uncomfortable reading about teens kissing and making out.

I only read this for #NoShameReadathon - YA romance

It was of course very predictable. I was a bit uncomfortable with her parents trying to marry her off at 18 in a contemporary novel.

I did like that she had passions in web design and really worked at her goals and didn‘t have to change herself.

Nessavamusic It is a cute one. I feel past YA contemporaries too. The older I get the less I can tolerate teen drama. 😉 7mo
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Amoon
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Best word to describe this book is “charming”. Dimple is a brainy girl who dreams of a high tech position and is getting ready to study at Stanford. Rishon is set to be in the engineering program at MIT. Dimple is surprised that her parents agree to let her go to a summer program in San Francisco. What she doesn‘t know is that Rishi and Dimple‘s parents have made an agreement to match those two. Funny and touching

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sarahgreatlove
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Really enjoyed this audiobook. The narration and correct pronunciation definitely made it come alive! A sweet, light love story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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kissmehardy
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This is such a mature love story for a YA novel, and I love it. I also love the sunshine boy/grumpy girl pairing with my entire heart. #yaromance

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TamTracy
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Very cute little love story between kind of heavy reads. Perfect for what I wanted! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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la_rose_noire
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Although aware of their daughter's Dimple choice to focus on her studies, her parents set her up with a potential future husband without telling her. #romcom #sandhyamenon #arrangedmarriage

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la_rose_noire
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Almost done! I really like this author's style ! #currentlyreading #sandhyamenon #coffeandbooks #ya #romcom

melissanorr Love your mug! 2y
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la_rose_noire
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☕🥐Taking a little moment before work to start reading this YA novel. #newin #currentlyreading #arrangedwedding

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UnabridgedPod
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Film and TV adaptations make my heart so happy, so I was so excited to chat with Ashley and Sara on the most recent episode of the Unabridged Podcast. Mismatched, the adaptation of the Sandhya Menon's When Dimple Met Rishi (a fantastic YA novel!) is a six-episode Netflix series that definitely changes some things. The setting shifts from the U.S. to India, and the show definitely makes some other pretty big changes, which we discuss.

MallenNC I didn‘t realize this was based on the book. I will have to watch and then listen to your podcast. 2y
UnabridgedPod @MallenNC Thanks in advance for listening! (We only talk about the pilot on the episode.) 2y
MallenNC @UnabridgedPod Good to know! I will listen sooner that way. 2y
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Annie1215
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This is one of those books I always came across at the bookstore but never took the plunge on. I came across this as a free audiobook and thought it was just what I needed as a work companion this week and was totally right.

This was very sweet. I enjoyed the relationship and themes that touched upon cultural expectations

I don‘t know why I‘m only reading books that are not on my #bookspinbingo board - but here‘s another free spot filler

ReadingEnvy If you have Netflix, look for Mismatched! It's based on the novel. 2y
Annie1215 @ReadingEnvy thank you! 2y
AileenRR @ReadingEnvy omg, I had no idea it was a show! Now I have a plan for the weekend 😊 2y
ReadingEnvy @AileenRR it's dubbed in English so it can be a bit unnerving at first but I thought it was so fun! I don't know why it's not better known! 2y
TheAromaofBooks This one is on my shelf, too! I got it on the cheap from BookOutlet at some point but still haven't gotten around to reading it!! 2y
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rockpools
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It‘s brightened up here - you can actually see the Queen Mary 2. And I‘ve learned that San Francisco‘s fog is called Karl. Not sure I want to name our rain, but I‘ll consider it.

This was a cute read. A bit too YA & a lot too rom for my taste, but if I will read YA romcoms, what do I expect? I liked Dimple, & Rishi grew on me. It did sag in the middle (TOO LONG!) but the story picked up when Ashish arrived. A low pick.

Sarahreadstoomuch I really like her books - but I am really good with teen and rom! Nice review! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I recently got this one on BookOulet on the cheap, so I'm looking forward to reading it!! 2y
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squirrelbrain You‘re the #hashtagheroine at the moment! 2y
eraderneely My husband really wants to take the Queen Mary 2. I‘ll just fly and meet him in New York. 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Great job! This looks cute but then I worry it will be too sugary sweet. 2y
Cinfhen Woohoo!!!! That‘s a motherload of hashtags 🥳🥳🥳 2y
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actualdisneyprincess
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This is SO CUTE. 😍 A perfect book for an afternoon of porch-reading. 💖 #whendimplemetrishi #sandhyamenon

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Sharpeipup
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Cinfhen
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“Oh My Gods”!!!!!
I might have to change my user name to @SappyCindy 😆 I totally loved this YA rom-com., despite the annoying angsty parts🙄😬🙄
When Dimple‘s parents readily agree to send her to a summer coding program, she‘s furious when she discovers it‘s part of their plan to find her the perfect IIH (Ideal Indian Husband).
But as we all know... #ParentsKnowBest
#PopSummer20
#SetSummerBeforeCollege

LeahBergen You? A YA lover? What‘s happened?? 😆😆 2y
KarenUK Cindy? Is that you? 😂😂😂 2y
Cinfhen I know!!!! I NEED an intervention @LeahBergen @KarenUK 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Who are you?!?! 🤣🤣🤣 2y
Megabooks What happened to my friend?!? 😩😂😂😂 (edited) 2y
Centique @Cinfhen you‘re almost ready for some fantasy YA aren‘t ya? 😂😂😂 2y
Cinfhen Now you‘re being ridiculous @Centique NOPE, NO WAY ....well, maybe for a challenge 😉😘 2y
Centique @Cinfhen 😂😂😂 2y
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Cinfhen
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I‘m loving Dimple‘s PARENTS.... I guess THEY are MY contemporaries 😄#FeelingOld #PopSummer20 #StoryTakesPlaceSummerBeforeCollege

Cinfhen Have u read this @KarenUK ??? Narration is fun🎧 2y
TrishB I‘d actually read this one- my daughter made me! 2y
Cinfhen Dare I say, I‘m really liking this one @TrishB 😜 2y
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KarenUK I haven‘t, but most of the 20-30 yr old booksellers at work read it and loved it! I‘m not great with YA usually but I‘ve only heard good things about this one. (edited) 2y
TrishB It was a quick, fun read that I couldn‘t do everyday! 2y
Cinfhen I‘m shocked how invested I‘ve become @TrishB @KarenUK I‘m definitely going to read the rest of the series... just not right away 😆 2y
TrishB It‘s a series!? Not for me, like having a way too sweet dessert! 2y
Cinfhen I understand @TrishB I think there might be 3 or 4 books 😜 2y
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Cinfhen
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My newest audio 🎧My third rom-com in 3 days!!! #popsummer20 is turning me into a #RomanceReader 🤯 AWESOME cover 🧡

CoffeeAndABook Ha!!! Such a great cover 🥤 I read this a wile back & enjoyed it! 2y
ElishaLovesBooks My daughter loved this! 2y
Bookgoil Love this one! 2y
Cinfhen It‘s definitely YA but it‘s sweet and the cover is super delightful and the narration is pretty good @ElishaLovesBooks @Bookgoil @CoffeeAndABook 2y
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UnabridgedPod
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I re-read Sandhya Menon's When Dimple Met Rishi as part of our #unabridgedpodbuddyread for June (yes, my review is quite late!), and I loved it all over again. I laughed, I cried, I raged. All the emotions, right at the surface!⠀

The book's premise is simple: Dimple and Rishi are both second-generation Indian-Americans whose parents want to arrange a marriage between the two just-graduated teens. ⬇️

UnabridgedPod Rishi's parents tell him about the arrangements, and he's good with it; Dimple's parents DON'T tell her. So, she heads off to a summer technology camp with no idea that she'll be meeting her future husband. Their first meeting is just priceless--I laughed so hard all over again. ⠀

While there's plenty that's funny in this amazing YA rom com, Menon also addresses many serious topics: ⬇️
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UnabridgedPod she takes on women (and women of color) in technology, gender roles, socioeconomic issues, the value of the arts . . . all of this is woven into the story so beautifully, but there's a nice weight to the book. Dimple and Rishi are rich, nuanced characters--I didn't always like them or agree with their decisions, even though their motivations are clear enough that I understood them. And the love story is just beautiful.⠀⬇️ 2y
UnabridgedPod We had so much fun discussing this one as a buddy read--I think we were all giddy and rapturous over the love story . . . and then there were plenty of serious details to discuss. The varied perspectives of the group were excellent, and I enjoyed hearing everyone's opinions.⠀

Who else has read this one? Do you like rom coms that include some serious concepts, or do you prefer all romance and comedy?
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cleoh I loved this one! Super excited that it got picked up by Netflix India for a tv series! 2y
UnabridgedPod @cleoh I just saw that!! I have high hopes (maybe they‘ll adapt the whole series?!). 🎉 2y
cleoh @UnabridgedPod I would love that! I‘m pretty sure they‘ve acquired the rights to the whole Dimpleverse, so who knows what could happen! 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Smile
#BoundTogetherJune
#LitsyLove

She has a beautiful smile!! Thank you again!! @Bookgoil 🤗😊📚

annahenke This is such a fun book! 2y
Bookgoil Love this book so much you‘re welcome! 2y
OriginalCyn620 I loved this one too! 2y
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Soubhiville I think I might read this one next month. It‘s been on my shelf for a while. Hope you like it! 2y
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OriginalCyn620
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Andrea313 I loved this one! ❤📚 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I was just gifted this one 💗💗 2y
OriginalCyn620 It‘s a fun, light read @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks! 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Kristen,
Thank you so very much for this awesome package!! I‘ve been wanting to read this book! I was running out of antibacterial hand cleaner and I love everything!! Thanks so much for thinking of me!! 💗 you are so sweet!! 📚💗📚💗

#LitsyLovesNurses

Bookgoil Yay so glad it all came safely! ❤️ 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Bookgoil yes!! Thank you so very much!! So thoughtful and sweet of you 💞💞💞 3y
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UnabridgedPod
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🌟BUDDY READ ANNOUNCEMENT🌟⠀This Buddy Read is on Instagram—let me know if you‘re interested!

We hope you‘ll join us in reading Sandhya Menon's When Dimple Met Rishi. Let us know if you'd like to join us for the conversation, and feel free to share with others who might be interested!⠀

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simplycourtney
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Mehso-so

The only thing I really wanted more of was the app, Dimple is studying and doing all this for her career and loves it so much. I would have loved to have seen more of that incorporated into the novel.You only really see bits and pieces of them talking about design and what the app will do. Overall this novel was a fantastic and quick read for me, I finished it in one sitting. I enjoyed the culture and overall story,but it just lacked for me ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Callemarie
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Hi guys! Long time no see 🥰 how is quarantine life treating everyone? Let me know what yall are reading. I'm picking up my first book since quarantine life started.

ozma.of.oz That looks very relaxing! Hope you enjoy the book! ❤️ 3y
Freespirit Love a bath, a book , a cup of tea! 3y
AutumnRLS I saw that book on Book Riot's 20 Most Relaxing Reads During Quarantine. I had randomly picked it up at a used book sale last summer. It's sitting on my TBR YA shelf. Let me know what you think! 3y
phatsallylee Just finished ethan frome and trying to find something light to read! 3y
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BooksOnPointe
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💖💖💖💖

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AileenRR
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Very cute YA rom-com. I‘ve got a thing for stories about good, smart, obedient kids 💖

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saltwaterlit
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Mehso-so

I loved so much about this, like the characters and the chemistry between them, but the plot sort of fizzles towards the end, focusing way too much on the relationship and not enough on Dimple‘s coding project, which is supposed to be the biggest deal with her but ends up feeling like an after thought. It felt like all the author knew about app development was the word “wireframe” 😂 The ending also felt too neat & tied up in a bow for me.

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saltwaterlit
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Lazy Sunday afternoon in the reading nook. I have a total book hangover because An American Marriage was TOO good and now nothing is matching up. Oh well.

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saltwaterlit
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And finally...I‘ve been dying to read this, but now that I checked it out I keep putting it off! Does anyone else do that? I can‘t stand myself 😂

LauraJ Yes, because once you start reading, it will be over all too soon! 3y
bookandbedandtea I do that ALL THE TIME! I want to read (fill in the blank) so much but then I get it and I just keep holding on to it. 3y
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JulietReads
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 6
7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Tag, you're it. 🖐 @Slajaunie

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JoyBlue
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I wanted to like this more than I did. It was promising at times, but then would take a disappointing turn in the writing/plot. I'm unsure whether I'll continue reading the series. I liked the cultural aspects of the story (and the cover photo). Torn between Pick and So-So.

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Megabooks
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#isthislove? Rishi was all set for the arranged marriage with Dimple, but so far, she‘s thrown coffee at him and given him a wicked paper cut! Interested to see where this teenage #romcom goes!

#ayupaugust @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Lots of #LitsyLove for this book ❤️ 3y
squirrelbrain I haven‘t read this yet - is it YA? 3y
Megabooks @Cinfhen And so far, it‘s good! I usually don‘t like romances. It was as a bargain buy at Ollie‘s. (edited) 3y
Megabooks @squirrelbrain Yes! The characters are 18. 3y
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MandaMT
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At a summer coding program, Dimple is approached by Rishi, who informs her that their parents have arranged for them to be married. This is the last thing she wants. She is furious, but cuts him some slack since she knows she‘s really mad at her parents. Over time she grows fond of him. I don‘t read a lot of romance novels, but this was cute. It was a nice palette cleanser between heavier books.

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behudd
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This was a super fast read & a really cute book. It‘s storyline is a pretty basic, though well told, teen romance story, but it‘s heart comes from the Indian-American culture that was interwoven. My favorite part was that Menon didn‘t overly explain everything. I was glad the author didn‘t feel like she had to fully cater to her non-Indian audience. This book is set in the summer, so if you need one more fun summertime read, I recommend this one!

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Chasingmermaids
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Trying this one again. Wasn‘t that I didn‘t like it I just wasn‘t in the mood for romance before. Now I‘m not sure what I want other than something light so hopefully this is it.

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strandbookstore
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ATTN ROMANCE LOVERS! 🌹We asked five romance writers to narrow down their favorite rom-coms...then we turned them into book suggestions. Read more at the link: https://www.strandbooks.com/strand-blog#/entry/entry231-9-boo...

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PurpleyPumpkin
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Oh my gods, how I loved this book! I am not usually a romcom gal, but this was fun. A main character who values family tradition paired with a young woman who is desperately trying to establish her independence from her family and we have a winner! 5/5⭐️#24in48

Lovesbooks87 I love all her books! 3y
UwannaPublishme Gotta add this to my rom-com list! 👌🏻 3y
PurpleyPumpkin @Lovesbooks87 This was the first one I've read! I'll have to find her other ones because I really did enjoy this book.👍🏽 3y
PurpleyPumpkin @UwannaPublishme Definitely! It's light, but the story was still compelling. It's the traditional boy meets girl trope, but with a slight twist. Even though I knew what was coming, it still had me! 3y
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The #spring quarter prompts for #Booked2019 are complete.

🌃Night-oriented title - The Night Before
🌨Cli-fi - We Are Unprepared
🏒Indigenous Author - Indian Horse
🎼Features a Musician - Bel Canto
📱Social Media Focus - One of Us is Lying
🥤Food/Beverage on Cover - When Dimple Met Rishi

Cinfhen Which was your favorite!?!!! 3y
alisiakae I loved when Dimple Met Rishi too! I haven‘t read the follow up yet. 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Awesome job! 3y
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Didn‘t think I was going to complete the #Booked2019Spring prompts but nothing like a rainy, lazy Sunday to nudge you across the finish line! Absolutely loved this read. I laughed, I cried, and my seventeen year old self connected and commiserated with Dimple and her (well meaning) overbearing parental units. A quick, fun, entertaining read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #Booked2019 #foodorbeverageoncover @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice review. It's terrific when we get to be happy it's raining! 3y
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heyitsMacall
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Loved!! A good blend of feminism, romance, and introduction to Indian culture.

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AutumnRLS
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YA finds in CT #usedbooklove

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MaggieCarr
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This book was easy to follow and didn't need much thought. I chuckled to myself at parts because, ignoring the arranged marriage storyline, I treated a guy with the same distaste as Dimple and was flat out mean to him when we first met. I married that same guy 27 months later. This was a cute story, simple romance, with a coming into oneself progression. I enjoyed the little glimpses of what Indian life, family, and culture can be like.

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Clare-Dragonfly
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Super cute YA romance! There were a couple of aspects that didn‘t quite pay off for me, but this is still a solid pick. Plus it‘s #ownvoices characters with South Asian heritage, which I haven‘t read much of.

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Well-ReadNeck
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Fun meet cute story.

Took an accidental nap this afternoon 😜 but back on track for #24b4monday

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Clare-Dragonfly
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Oh my gosh. This book is soooooo cute.

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mildayulia
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Pickpick

I've lost count of how many times I smile while reading this one. 😄

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Carleneishere
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😂😂😂

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IheartYA
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Cute but kinda boring..

LibrarianRyan I could not get into this. I have tried 3 times. One in print, twice in audio. I don't get the big deal about this book. 4y
IheartYA @LibrarianRyan I've tried in the past and had to DNF. I needed a book to represent for diversity month in my book club, and I own this one. There wasn't anything majorly wrong with it besides the writing. It just wasn't my jam. 4y
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