When Dimple Met Rishi is a fun little love story. Dimple and Rishi are both adorable characters and I immediately fell in love with both of them. Rishi is the kind of guy who is cares about what’s important to the girl he’s interested in and though he may seem like a doormat in reference to most of her wishes, he is absolutely not a doormat. Dimple is working on it. Like a lot of girls freshly out of high school, she is less concerned with a relationship than figuring out how to be successful without a man first. I love the way their Indian heritage plays a role in the plot, giving them something to commiserate about.
The way they meet is priceless and I loved Rishi’s response. I loved the way they began in such different places about everything but never forced their ideas on each other and let everything grow in a way that felt organic in the story. And the end was precious. Honestly, I feel like the book is a glorious representation of a peer relationship, even with its downs. I also can’t help but appreciate that there is not a love triangle, just a straightforward adorable romance novel. The cute factor was really reminiscent of Fangirl for me.
I listened to the audio book, which had separate narrators for our two point of view characters. I found the switching point of view fun and appreciated the way it sometimes changed in a scene to get a better picture of what was going on. I felt like where they started and where they ended were fairly natural places to begin and end when it comes to people in such circumstances. So overall, a great romance of recommend to anyone looking for a light, feel-good read.
As usual, I borrowed the book from the library but you can find purchase options at BookLikes by clicking on the cover image or add it to Goodreads for later.