Waiting on Wednesday: Spotlight on “When Dimple Met Rishi”

New WoW“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.

My “Waiting On” Wednesday selection for this week is When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon.  Okay, so I don’t typically go for any read that is classified as a romantic comedy.  Romance just isn’t my go-to genre.  I’m making an effort to expand my reading horizons a bit, however, so I’m actually quite excited about this book.  The synopsis sounds wonderful and the book is also receiving high praise from many of my favorite bloggers, so I’m sold on giving it a shot when it comes out next month. 🙂

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Publication Date:  May 30, 2017

From Amazon.com:

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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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your WoW selection for this week. 🙂

21 replies
  1. Majanka
    Majanka says:

    This sounds like an interesting booK .I haven’t read a YA book about arranged marriages yet. I hope you get to read it soon!

    My WoW post.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Your review is actually one of the reasons why I’m so excited for this book! I really can’t wait to read it 🙂

  2. Sandra
    Sandra says:

    I read a lot of contemporary YA. This sounds totally different and really interesting. I haven’t read a romance about an arranged marriage, especially in YA, so I might have to give this a go.
    Thanks for stopping by My WoW earlier.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I haven’t either. I first came across the title in a post about anticipated diverse reads and was really intrigued by it. So far it has tons of wonderful reviews too so I’m hoping it will be as good as it sounds. 🙂

  3. Lauren Becker
    Lauren Becker says:

    I just love this cover. I don’t normally go for romance books either – well, not YA romance books, but I get surprised sometimes like Anna and the French Kiss. I love the sound of this one!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I don’t usually go for YA romance books either so I’m really hoping that I’ll have a great reading experience with this one since I’m taking a chance on it. 🙂

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