How the hell are we in the middle of July already? I swear to go this year is going by so quickly. It is going to be Christmas before we know it! anyway, while I have a mental freak-out about how fleeting life is, let’s do a book review. this week it is all about When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. Let’s do this.
I have mixed feelings about this book. I really enjoyed some parts of it, but wasn’t a big fan of other bits. Which was kind of surprising. I was expecting to completely fall in love with this book and for it to become one of my all-time favourite, but it didn’t quiet live up to my expectations.
Don’t get me wrong, I did still enjoy this book. It was brilliant to read a book with so much Indian representation in it. This book didn’t shy away from topics or make a big show and dance about it. it was just it. Dimple was Indian. Sometimes books try to hard to include the representation but When Dimple Met Rishi did it perfectly. It wasn’t a ‘oh yea, by the way the main characters are Indian’ sort of book, it was just a part of the book. it was done naturally and normally and correctly. And I did really love that. And I loved that I actually learned some things about Indian culture while reading this book.
I also really loved that Dimple was this mad ass coder. This brilliant teenager who was truly embracing her passion, even if it meant potentially disappointing those around her. it was just very refreshing to see a female character in a Contempary romance who knows what she wants and how she is going to get it. and in a similar way I liked Rishi. He is passionate but also practical.
And I really liked their relationship. It felt real and genuine. I could really picture these two together, and that doesn’t often happen. their relationship just felt right, like it was meant to be. And I did enjoy that. I thought that they were really sweet and caring and funny. It was a joy to experience them falling for each other.
But, I wasn’t completely sold on them. I felt that they had major insta-love. one second Dimple hated Rishi, the next she was falling for him. and although their relationship did feel genuine, it also felt a bit too rushed. I mean this whole book is set over about 3 months, and so much happens between them. I just felt like their relationship was being rushed a bit.
But overall, it was a enjoyable book. I can see why do many people diehard love this book, although I do feel like it is a bit overrated. I will be looking into reading more of Sandhya Menon’s books. Think I need to add Twinkle to my TBR soon.
3.5 out of 5
And there we have it. have you read When Dimple Met Rishi? what did you think about it? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon.