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When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
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bookshelves: audio, romance, diverse-characters

Dimple Shah yearns to make a name for herself as a computer coder. As an eighteen year old Indian, however, Dimple's parents have a very different plan for her future. Her mother seems desperate to see her only daughter immediately married and pregnant so she can gossip about her grandchildren with friends. While the Shahs agreed to let Dimple go to Stanford to major in coding, they consider it the perfect place for Dimple to husband shop. As a result, Dimple is agog when her parents actually agree to let her attend an elite coding camp called Insomnia Con at San Francisco State University during the summer before she starts at Stanford. Little does Dimple know, her parents have already been husband shopping for her.

Rishi Patel prides himself on being the good son. In his Indian household, he respects his parents and values their wisdom. When they choose Dimple Shah as a possible marriage match for him, he's excited and eager to please his parents. When Rishi meets Dimple at Insomnia Con, he assumes she's eager to get to know him, too, but their first interaction ends quickly with Dimple throwing a coffee at Rishi. Oops.

Dimple and Rishi are forced to team up to submit an app concept for Insomnia Con, and as the couple get to know each other, sparks definitely fly. But Dimple begins to question whether she has room in her life for a successful career AND a relationship with Rishi, especially since he's so content to please his parents. Rishi's talents as an artist are obvious. When, then, would he choose to study engineering?

Overall, a top-notch book with fresh characters! I loved learning about Indian food, culture and customs as I read this book. Dimple and Rishi are both relatable and have a love story that will make anyone say, "Awwwwwww!"
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Reading Progress

August 11, 2017 – Shelved
August 11, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
September 17, 2017 – Started Reading
September 27, 2017 – Finished Reading
October 1, 2017 – Shelved as: audio
October 1, 2017 – Shelved as: romance
October 1, 2017 – Shelved as: diverse-characters

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