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Dimple has big plans: for college, for her career, and for her life. They do not include going to Stanford just to find her IIH (Ideal Indian Husband), as the women in her family hope she will. Rishi, on the other hand, carries the expectations of his family with enthusiasm. Despite their different outlooks on their Indian upbringing, they quickly hit it off when they meet- maybe more so than Dimple is ready for! Sweet, charming and full of heart!
A perfect modern love story spiced with Indian culture that is spot on. As much a book about Rishi as it is about Dimple, watch these two world views collide as they each try to choose between 2 very different futures, futures which don’t necessarily include each other.
A New York Times bestseller An NPR Best Book of 2017A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2017A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2017A School Library Journal Best Young Adult Book of 2017A Bustle Best YA Novel of 2017A PopSugar Best Young Adult Novel of 2017A Book Riot Best Book of 2017A Paste Magazine Best Young Adult Novel of 2017 "Effervescent." --Chicago Tribune "Full of warm characters and sweet romance." --Entertainment Weekly"Get ready to fall in love with Dimple Shah and Rishi Patel." --HelloGiggles The rom-com everyone's talking about Eleanor & Park meets Bollywood in this hilarious and heartfelt novel about two Indian-American teens whose parents conspire to arrange their marriage.
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.