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When Dimple Met Rishi
When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon
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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throwmeabook
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The #spring quarter prompts for #Booked2019 are complete.

🌃Night-oriented title - The Night Before
🌨Cli-fi - We Are Unprepared
🏒Indigenous Author - Indian Horse
🎼Features a Musician - Bel Canto
📱Social Media Focus - One of Us is Lying
🥤Food/Beverage on Cover - When Dimple Met Rishi

Cinfhen Which was your favorite!?!!! 3w
4thhouseontheleft I loved when Dimple Met Rishi too! I haven‘t read the follow up yet. 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Awesome job! 3w
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throwmeabook
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Pickpick

Didn‘t think I was going to complete the #Booked2019Spring prompts but nothing like a rainy, lazy Sunday to nudge you across the finish line! Absolutely loved this read. I laughed, I cried, and my seventeen year old self connected and commiserated with Dimple and her (well meaning) overbearing parental units. A quick, fun, entertaining read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #Booked2019 #foodorbeverageoncover @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice review. It's terrific when we get to be happy it's raining! 3w
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heyitsMacall
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Pickpick

Loved!! A good blend of feminism, romance, and introduction to Indian culture.

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AutumnRLS
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YA finds in CT #usedbooklove

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MaggieCarr
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Pickpick

This book was easy to follow and didn't need much thought. I chuckled to myself at parts because, ignoring the arranged marriage storyline, I treated a guy with the same distaste as Dimple and was flat out mean to him when we first met. I married that same guy 27 months later. This was a cute story, simple romance, with a coming into oneself progression. I enjoyed the little glimpses of what Indian life, family, and culture can be like.

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Clare-Dragonfly
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Super cute YA romance! There were a couple of aspects that didn‘t quite pay off for me, but this is still a solid pick. Plus it‘s #ownvoices characters with South Asian heritage, which I haven‘t read much of.

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Well-ReadNeck
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Pickpick

Fun meet cute story.

Took an accidental nap this afternoon 😜 but back on track for #24b4monday

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Bkwrm7
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Every year my mother-in-law plans a surprise trip for my hubby's and my birthdays. All we know is she needed 3 days. On the road and info so far is our first stop is Romney, IN. A cousin lives there so I expect a lunch date. I have When Dimple Met Rishi on audio to occupy me in the car. Totally over packed on books though - brought 5 plus my Nook! I am almost done with Red, White, and Royal Blue so I think it barely counts, so let's call it 4.25.

goodbyefrancie What a fun idea! Have a great time! 2mo
Eyelit How sweet! Have fun and happy birthday! 🎉 2mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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Oh my gosh. This book is soooooo cute.

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Bkwrm7
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Listening this morning to an #audiobooksync from a previous summer. Fun and cute so far and since there's yardwork on the agenda today hoping to get through a good chunk! #audiobooks

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mildayulia
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Pickpick

I've lost count of how many times I smile while reading this one. 😄

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Carleneishere
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😂😂😂

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IheartYA
When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon
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Mehso-so

Cute but kinda boring..

LibrarianRyan I could not get into this. I have tried 3 times. One in print, twice in audio. I don't get the big deal about this book. 2mo
IheartYA @LibrarianRyan I've tried in the past and had to DNF. I needed a book to represent for diversity month in my book club, and I own this one. There wasn't anything majorly wrong with it besides the writing. It just wasn't my jam. 2mo
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Kamisha
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I‘m giving this a pick even though my reading of it was more on the so-so side. It IS an adorable, diverse teen romance with a strong female main character who i loved, I think I‘m just not the right audience for sticky sweet romances... 🤷🏻‍♀️Nonetheless, I know there are plenty of people out there who will/have enjoyed this!
#booked2019
#foodorbevarageoncover

Cinfhen Great review!! That pretty much sums up my relationship with YA 3mo
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sebrittain
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Pickpick

4/5

This is a super sweet YA romance. I loved that it was set at a programming competition, and did a good job of portraying what that kind of space can feel like. I listened to the audiobook, and while at first I found the switching narrators for Dimple and Rishi frustrating, by the end of the book I really enjoyed it.

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writerlibrarian
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Pickpick

Adorable YA rom-com. I liked the relationship's journey. Both Dimple and Rishi are their own person, have some growing up to do, are passionate about what they want, even if it's for the wrong reasons.
It lagged a bit in the pace, for me but I'm not the target audience for this.
Diverse, romantic, a beta hero, a wonderful heroine who knows what she wants and gets something she didn't know she wanted. Smart, romantic and diverse. Lots to love.

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writerlibrarian
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Game 3 in TO. I end up watching more than reading. I'm hoping to reAlly finish this one tonight. Later, ⭐️ at home.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian Shallow comment. I kinda dig the shaved hair of Bergeron. 🍁 lead 1-0 Boston ties back right away. 3-2 🍁 after 2 periods. 🍁 win Caps are losing 4-0 Great 8 won by KO on a teenager. ⭐️ are on. (edited) 3mo
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writerlibrarian
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Game 3. Do or die. Almost. Up to 85% in the book.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian Second PP unit, with Schultzy 🚨Isles reply.we are tied at 1 and 🚨 again. 2-1 NY. 4-1 NY 🐧 are now facing elimination on Tuesday (edited) 3mo
CarolynM 😢 3mo
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writerlibrarian
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Game 2 in progress ⭐️ and Preds are tied after 2 periods. Game 3 🍁 in.Boston in a few. Should finish the novel tonight.
#readingandwatchinghockey Nashville won in OT.

writerlibrarian Turn over and Boston 🚨2-0 Boston now it's 3-0 and it's the game is getting rough and out of hand. (edited) 3mo
bookish_wookish im watching too! 3mo
Suet624 Boston 3-0! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3mo
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writerlibrarian
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Game 1 today. Caps vs Canes. 60% into my book.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian Nikki, Nikki, Nikki. 1-0 Caps. Oshie 🚨 2-0. Canes came back. We are in OT. It took about a minute. Caps are up 2-0 (edited) 3mo
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writerlibrarian
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Playoff nails. Go 🐧. Two headed monsters will prevail.
Game 2. YA novel still very good.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian 71 in the 📦 . Isles are pushing Geno's buttons back in the 📦. Not a fun game 3-1 Isles. Tampa goes into Columbus with no wins. 🐧 go back to Pittsburgh with no win. (edited) 3mo
readordierachel Cute nails! 3mo
CarolynM I couldn't bring myself to watch today - good decision I think. Here's hoping for a miracle turn around! 3mo
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writerlibrarian
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Boston vs Toronto. Repeat from last year.
#readingandwatchinghockey

Suet624 Watching! 3mo
writerlibrarian Leafs did something really good tonight. 🍁win 4-1 (edited) 3mo
Suet624 Wasn‘t quite what I was hoping for. 😂 3mo
writerlibrarian @Suet624 how I felt last evening. 3mo
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writerlibrarian
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Most wonderful time of the year... 🏒 playoff time. I've been MIA the last few days... work, weather and tiredness did me in.
Still reading this really adorable YA . 🐧 are in Long Island. We'll see...
#readingandwatchinghoxkey

writerlibrarian Puck drop in a few m. It's 1-0 Isles. 81 ties it. Isles ahead by 1. 🐧 tie on PP. trailing 3-0 Columbus is now leading 4-3 against Tampa with 5 m to go. Wow. Tampa lost. 😱 Isle break the tie with 7m to go. Took out Murray, Schultz 🚨 3-3. We are going to OT (edited) 3mo
CarolynM 😩 3mo
writerlibrarian @CarolynM yeah ditto. 3mo
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writerlibrarian
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Last game of the regular season. Then the playoffs.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian 87 🚨on a pass by 59. 1-0 🐧 it's point 99 for Crosby. Rangers tied. Nothing in the 2nd. 🐧 🚨 in the 3rd it's 2-1. NY ties and now lead. That's bad. Might end up in Washington for the first round. 🐧 tie with 2m30 to go. 59 🚨 on a pass from 87. 40🚨 for Jake and 100 point for Sid. Milkshake half off tomorrow. 🐧 lose in OT but get a point so it's Long Island (edited) 3mo
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writerlibrarian
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Hockey night do or die. 🐧 must win tonight to keep their destiny in their hands.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian Tanger and Geno are in. 4mo
writerlibrarian Wings 🚨 on PP. 1-0. Milkshakes half price tomorrow in Pittsburgh 59 🚨 1 -1. Kessel on PP with less then 2m in the 1st. 2-1. Phil the Thrill get a second 🚨 3-1. Captain 🚨 4-1 on PP. 🐧 are in the playoffs. 😁😁😁😁😁 (edited) 4mo
CarolynM Much more fun to watch than a the last game🙂 4mo
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writerlibrarian
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🐧 in Detroit. A win tonight and the y are officially in the playoffs. Dumo is not playing. The injury list is a long one for them.
I'm at 25% and this YA novel is fun and kinda fluffy without being too sweet so far.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian Puck drop. Wings 🚨 but what a move by Murray. That goal was millimetres inside. 20s to 59 to 87 to 81 🚨the game is even. Wings 🚨 and are ahead 2-1 (edited) 4mo
CarolynM 😩 4mo
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writerlibrarian
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Hockey night hell for the 🍁 tonight in Long Island. Hoping to get to 30% of this YA novel. So far it is keeping interested.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian No score after one period. 🍁 🚨 in the 2nd and are not killing a weird penalty. In other games... captain Toews just 🚨 on PP against the ✈️ JT makes it 2-0. I guess he just broke the ice. Isle 🚨 with less than 5m to go. 2-1 🍁 Leafs win and are confirmed for the playoffs. (edited) 4mo
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writerlibrarian
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🐧 in a play off like game against the Canes. Early evening game.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian 4th line 🚨 1-0 🐧 4th line again Matt ‘Dad‘ Cullen at the end of the first period 🚨 2-0 🐧. Huge 🚨by Hornqvist to open the third. 3-0 🐧. Pens win 3-1 (edited) 4mo
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writerlibrarian
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It's grey outside, raining sleet and cold. I will make my own sunshine inside. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great idea! 4mo
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swishandflick
When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon
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Public Service Announcement: Continuing my search for good audiobooks available for free on Spotify (see last post) and stumbled on this gem! #YA #spotify

JoScho Very cool! They gave me a survey last week asking if the did an audiobook subscription add on would I be interested. 4mo
swishandflick @JoScho Ooh, that's so interesting!! At least that way they'd probably be easier to find 😂 4mo
Megabooks Awesome! 4mo
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lele1432 Okay this is awesome lol! I had no idea!! I really wanted to read this so I may actually listen to the audio on Spotify, thanks! 4mo
swishandflick @lele1432 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 4mo
ephemeralwaltz How did you find all these? 4mo
swishandflick @ephemeralwaltz I stumbled on one and then started sifting through for the rest. There's no good way to search because typing in "audiobook" doesn't really yield good results so it's a bit clunky. But I found some pretty good ones so I haven't stopped trying ? 4mo
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crhealey
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February Break Reads

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sudi
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Another book about how all Indian parents care about is their daughter getting married, specifically arrange marriage. And it doesn't matter if she gets into Stanford, because no matter what college she goes to, the only reason she's going to college is to find a husband 😒.
. The rest of the book might be better, but the few pages annoyed me and life's too short to read book you're not interested in.

Redwritinghood I bailed on this one. 5mo
sudi @Redwritinghood i was annoyed within the first few pages and i had no inclination to go on. I think we both made a right decision on this one 🙌 5mo
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lowellette
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Adorable first love story. Perfect for Valentine‘s Day. ❤️❤️❤️

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jmtrivera
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Pickpick

We begin with 2 teens conflicted between what they want & what their parents expect. In the end though, the only expectations they have to overcome are theirs. It's a neat twist on clashing w/parents, especially thinking how often we become our own worst enemy w/obstacles & expectations in our own head. Some conflicts did begin to feel overdramatic, whether as a reflection of their ages or to build more conflict. A cute rom-com though.

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Cadyly
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One year later, and I‘ve bought my own copy!

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Rachel.Rencher
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Taking a break from organizing to read! Next up off my TBR cart is When Dimple Met Rishi. This book is a hilarious YA romantic comedy that explores the absurdities of arranged marriage in the modern day.

I'm a few chapters in, and I just realized why the cover looks the way it does. I love it, and I've literally been laughing out loud. 🤣

Lovesbooks87 Loved this book! Enjoy! 6mo
Elizabeth2 Looks interesting. I‘ve stacked. #blamelitsy 6mo
rjsthumbelina I enjoyed this one too! And yeah, the cover is hilarious. Good sense of humor on the publishing company's part 🤣🤣🤣 6mo
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Paperback.Propensity I would love to read it 6mo
Lucas.Rencher The book sounds hilarious I can't wait to read it. 😀 6mo
Amor4Libros I got this on my last order from Book Outlet, plan to read it sometime soon! 6mo
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parttimedomestic
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I‘m not sure if I should file this under #audiowoodworking or #audiogardening but the tagged book kept me company while I worked on converting a half finished shed into a greenhouse today! I‘m getting so excited for my spring garden!

Mitch Yeah - we‘ll need to swap notes. This year is our first as greenhouse owners! 🤣 6mo
4thhouseontheleft That looks so cool! Can‘t wait to see the finished product. 6mo
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shobhitgupta
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Thanks Santa @AppuNthebooks for this nice christmas gift. Thanks @MyBookSwapClub for #ChristmasBookSwap.. I loved it

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JoScho
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So many wonderful books gifted to me by amazing littens! Thanks so much @AmberWB @kstadt929 @Insightsintobooks @sprainedbrain #kindlitsy #kindle
❤️🥰❤️

Insightsintobooks You're welcome! I hope you like it. :) 7mo
kstadt929 You‘re so welcome!! Enjoy 🥰 7mo
sprainedbrain You‘re so welcome! 😃 (edited) 7mo
Anitareads I recently read and loved it! ☺ 7mo
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HighLadyoftheStacks
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This book was described as a rom com to me and it is definitely that! Sometimes you just need a happy ending that comes after the perfect amount of light angst.

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Boooooks
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Yay! Thanks for joining us! 8mo
Cinfhen Great!!! And thanks for sharing 💜 8mo
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ahoffkosik
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it‘s NEW READS NOVEMBER! 🎉 in the first installment for the month, fellow book podcaster Laura Yamin and i discuss all things When Dimple Met Rishi. it‘s a book about culture, tradition, first love, identity, and that first magical summer away from home as an almost-adult. i‘m just going to let you know up-front that i loved it, but there‘s a link to listen in my bio so you can hear alllll the details! 🎧

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arlenefinnigan
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Aw this is so sweet. A really fun, heartwarming, enjoyable read. Just lovely. And enough of a page turner that I just finished it at 2.15am. Wish me luck in work tomorrow.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Dimple has dreams of impressing her idol at Insomnia Con before going to Stanford in the fall. She wants nothing to do with the traditional life her parents want for her. Rishi believes strongly in tradition, even arranged marriage, & heads off to Insomnia Con to meet his future wife (Dimple). What happens next makes for a super fun YA rom com about being true to yourself, daring to take risks &, sometimes, finding love when you least expect it.

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Grrlbrarian
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I still don‘t like romance novels. But even I have to admit this tale is pretty cute, even if the story is a little TOO perfect at times. ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Peddler410 Curious, why did you pick this one? I don‘t read romance when romance is the main point. Throw in a twist, I‘ll give it a go. So far, I like this one. I‘m reading it because it‘s one of the titles for The Big Read at my library. (edited) 10mo
Grrlbrarian I heard such great reviews from various BookRiot people, and I loved the cultural aspects of the current teenagers contemplating an arranged marriage from differing viewpoints. I agree with the twist concept, @Peddler410 👍 Thought I‘d try something outside my norm for a change as well! 9mo
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arlenefinnigan
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#ReadHarder challenge 21: a romance novel by or about a person of colour

AJTimberlake I really enjoyed this one 10mo
arlenefinnigan @AJTimberlake been looking forward to this, heard a lot of good things about it. 10mo
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Smrloomis
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Alright, this was pretty cute. I generally don‘t like this sort of thing but I enjoyed this enough to finish it. #LitsyAtoZ2018

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chelreads
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YA will always hold a special place on my bookshelf and in my heart! ♥️ #80in18

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kathytrithardt
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Adorable, but Dimple needs to stop hitting people.