Read: June 2017
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.
This is the kind of book that makes me love how diverse YA books are getting! I was so scared going into this one because everyone was gushing about it which usually means I’ll hate it, but this was so sweet right off the bat and I loved the alternating voice between Dimple and Rishi that the story was told in. I also loved that it was pretty continuous, making me feel like I was there and observing rather than reading bits and pieces.
Not only is this book totally gorgeous on the outside, but this is probably one of the best YA contemporary romance books I’ve read. I loved the characters, Dimple and Rishi both having different ways of thinking of the traditions of their culture, and I loved that this took place at a summer program for web developers. It was so much fun!
Seriously, I really don’t have much to say except that I loved this book. It’s what I wish more YA contemporary romances would be like – addicting, fun, sweet, honest, and deep. I can’t wait to see what Sandhya writes next!