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As Kismet Would Have It

(Dimple and Rishi #1.5)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  2,298 ratings  ·  466 reviews
Will Dimple and Rishi find their happily ever after? Find out in this funny, romantic, endlessly charming e-novella sequel to the New York Times bestseller When Dimple Met Rishi!

Dimple Shah has a lot of opinions about marriage, but they boil down to this: It’s not for her. Sure, she loves her boyfriend, Rishi, but why does she need to validate that with an institution that
ebook, 60 pages
Published April 30th 2019 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Sandhya Menon This is a short story sequel to When Dimple Met Rishi! It'll be available to read for free on on April 1st (you have to register…moreThis is a short story sequel to When Dimple Met Rishi! It'll be available to read for free on on April 1st (you have to register for an account, though) or you can pre-order it on Amazon as an e-book that comes out April 30th!(less)

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Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020
As much as I loved this piece of fluff, which 19 year old is this obsessed with marriage??!
Even for someone from a supposedly traditional Indian family, this was stretching a bit. 🤦
May 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019-reads
“i just needed to think. and when i did, i realized it was so simple. so very simple.”

in anticipation of the sequel, i wanted to read this short novella to prepare and, because i knew we’d be introduced to sweetie in this, familiarize myself with the characters (again). and i’m not sure if i really liked it?

an aspect i enjoyed was that, as in the fire book, dimple isn’t so big on marriages and since i absolutely agree, i loved reading about this. but when she decided that (view spoiler)
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: z-2019, riveted-lit
Again. I love Sandhya's books. I am feeling all the feels. I wanted more! I am falling in love with these characters!! 💕

Do read There's Something About Sweetie before reading this!
Kristin Hackett (Merrily Kristin)
This is such a delightful addition to the Dimple and Rishi-verse. I'm amazed that a 40 page story could have me in tears but it really warmed my heart! It's really just a snapshot of Dimple and Rishi's relationship but it perfectly captures the essence of the first book. The As Kismet Would Have it novella has gotten me so excited to start reading There's Something About Sweetie. ...more
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CW (The Quiet Pond) ✨
I actually really liked this and appreciated the discussions about marriage in this short story.
It was really nice to read about Dimple and Rishi again; it's been a few years since I read WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI and I forgot how charming the both of them were.

I think in society, we're often pressured to see our intimate lives and career as a false dichotomy. Women, in particular, are often presented with this false dichotomy (and the onus is usually on them to choose, and relationship research su
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Remember the time Kristin reminded me to read this, and then I promptly proceeded to do so and then had all the feelings? I do, as a matter of fact, recall this very fondly. What an adorable story! It's hard to give this one a proper rating because it's really just a moment in time, which is why I settled for the 4 stars (even though it gave me 5 star feels). But if you love Dimple and Rishi, you'll definitely want to check it out! ...more
Jul 21, 2019 rated it liked it
If you have read When Dimple met Rishi then you definitely cannot miss out on this short story which is set one year after the events of the first book and also after what happened in There's something about Sweetie .

I think this shorty story dealt with an important theme, such as marriage, in a good way. Both Dimple and Rishi are still very young and they have different ideas on marriage. It was very nice to see them tackle this topic and have a serious and mature conversation about it. I co
B.A. Wilson
May 28, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance, ya, novella
If you absolutely love traditional HEAs, regardless of whether that is right for the MC, then go ahead and read this.

If you don’t and are sick of that crap, where everyone has to end up married with a dream home and 2.5 children, then reconsider. That’s not what happens here, but what does happen is. . . SPOILERS TO FOLLOW

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Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don't even know how such a short novella managed to make me cry!

Wait, I know cause Sandhya Menon likes to play with my heart too much!

This was like the sweetest, cutest short story ever! I loved seeing Dimple and Rishi again and also getting a glimpse of Sweetie and Ashish. So many adorable and hilarious moments were included. I loved how included the parents always are in these books and the conversation they have with their kids really bring out their personalities too. Obviously, I love bo
Vicky Again
Cute! A little more dramatic than might have been necessary, but I love Dimple and Rishi <3
chloe ♡
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-read, diverse
this is so cute. i can't wait for there's something about sweetie! :D ...more
I could not get excited about a short story with two 19 year old teenagers deciding about whether to get married someday.

This whole thing read as forced as anything.

If the author had aged them up by 5 years then I could have seen them having the “talk” about their future. Instead this short story made me dislike Rishi and I felt like the author changed up Dimple too in order to get to this HEA.
Lisa Wolf
If you read When Dimple Met Rishi and wondered what happened next for the main characters... wonder no more! This sweet short picks up a year later and Rishi and Dimple try to figure out what they want and what's next for their relationship. It's a quick read, and will leave you with all sorts of happy feels. ...more
AHH! This was just the perfect companion read to When Dimple Met Rishi! Menon captured the essence of both Rishi and Dimple so amazingly in these 40 something pages. I loved seeing how two people who are poles apart come and find a middle ground.
OH! And that freaking Shahrukh dialogue from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi at the end! It suited Rishi and the overall aesthetic of this series really well

4 Stars!

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Leah Waters
Oh my gosh, every Sandhya Menon story is SO SWEET.

I needed something to make me smile, and this was exactly what I needed. Dimple and Rishi are incredibly cute (and Sweetie and Ashish!) and it was so fun reading more about their story.
Apr 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Ok - That was a breezy light read. The only thing i thought was a little over the top was the fact that they were both 19.
Like - C'mon! If they had been atleast 25, then I might have rated this book higher. The short read was good, dramatic and fun - but I was turned off by Rishi's insistence on marriage when he was just 19.
Note to Rishi - There's so much more to do in life before insisting on why the girl wasn't interested in getting married - Uhm.. Maybe she wasn't interested because SHE WAS 1
It's as cute as I expected it to be, I'm just having a hard time with the resolution of them getting engaged because of the desi communities-cum-patriarchy-cum-amatonormativity of marriage and how it will always be viewed. This idea that a piece of paper, or the promise of the piece of paper, leads to social approval and tacit approval of a bunch of things from desi parents, uncles, and aunties that they otherwise just would not condone. I recognize this is totally me and it comes from a place o ...more
Jun 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is just a nice addition to the series, I could have done without it but, I love it. Here we just get to understand a bit more about the relationship between Dimple and Rishi. Rishi, as we know, is very traditional and as you can expect he is already thinking of marriage and our girl Dimple isn't having that because she believes that marriage just brings the government into their relationship which to some extent is true but if you love each other why should the thought of marriage be a both ...more
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
Cute read.
More like a 2.5/5, but rounding it up because I love Ashish, a lot. I thought WDMR was kind of meh. I appreciated Dimple's strong beliefs and sense of self, and Rishi's softness, but everything kind of fell flat for me, other than Ashish. Fortunately, I did like From Twinkle, With Love a ton better, and I think I will really like There's Something About Sweetie better too. Overall, it didn't really feel like it added much to the story, or like it changed how I felt about book one, but if you rea ...more
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was ok

Sadly this novella/sequel was totally not for me and I kind of wish I had skipped it, as I didn't end up enjoying it. This is very personal I think because I like Dimple & Rishi but wasn't the biggest fan of the entire marriage discussion that takes up the entire story. I know that it made sense for them to approach this topic and deal with it realistically, but I wasn't a fan of that being the kind of extra content we got. I also wasn't that happy with the way it was handled, as Rishi was being
Dana Al-Basha |  دانة الباشا
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
I read the short story online on rivetedlit, the author shared a tweet about it, and it was a quick read though at the beginning the font was too small for my eyes, it got better and larger so I read it faster.

The story is about Dimple and Rishi after a year of dating, they are 19 and Rishi is still amazing and too mature for Dimple, who doesn't like to talk about the future or marriage. The couple have a serious talk about "what's next?" and as the title suggest it has a happy ending (or a begi
Cute, but it was just fine. It read more like a single chapter from either of her books (Dimple or Ashish) rather than stand as a short story on its own, but I get why it had to be a short story. It's from Dimple's and Rishi's POVs, so it couldn't be inserted into a book from Ashish's and Sweetie's POVs. ...more
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it

And I have missed Dimple and Rishi dearly.
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a super-cute novella- (or novelette?)-length followup to When Dimple Met Rishi (a book I ADORED), and honestly, I think if it weren't for my personal issues/biases, it probably would have been 5 stars all the way. Because I have personal reasons for not loving or trusting the idea of trying to make big decisions (one way or another) about marriage at the age of 19, I couldn't relax and enjoy this story as much as I should have - but that's my fault rather than the story's fault, and I st ...more
Dec 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2019
“‘The first time he came over here for dinner, I told your Papa, you know. I said, Vijay, that boy looks at Dimple like that Edward looks at Bella.’
‘Mamma, a Twilight reference? Really?’”

3.5 sweet stars. its was cute, how can a sandhya menon story not be cute? while it may have been fun and cute but was it necessary? not really.
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Zoë ☆
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-reads, ebook
So cute!!!
Jan 06, 2020 rated it liked it
3/5. It's cute but I expected something a little better and less overly dramatic somehow? ...more
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Sandhya Menon is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels with lots of kissing, girl power, and swoony boys. Her books have been featured in several cool places, including on The Today Show, Teen Vogue, NPR Book Review, Buzzfeed, and Seventeen. A full-time dog servant and part-time writer, she makes her home in the foggy mountains of Colorado.

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