Wow!! I am doing a book review after a long time. I am so stocked with book reviews I had no idea which one to do first but as you all know about my exclusive interview so I thought what can be a better time to review this book than today and I have started reading more books so I am doing great right now. I am better than before health-wise and doing a great readathon so yeah I am going great and nice. It’s slow-paced but easy going. Ok, I will be honest, I don’t know what I am writing. Without wasting your further time, let’s start today’s review, shall we?
Before I start this set, I would like to clarify that this book was not provided by Sandhya Menon, i actually got this book from Simon Teens website called Riveted. This is a website that provides free teen YA books for readers. I got an eARC from that website. I am not giving any biased or partial review because of this interview, I will be giving an honest and true review. This review has nothing to do with the interview post. I just added them together to create a chain of posts related to the writer. This book is still free on Simon Teen website so go check it out and please keep these two things apart.
This is the first set of Sandhya Menon’s interview. I hope you all remember the 3 sets of this interview namely: a book review, how it happened post, the main interview.
Author: Sandhya Menon.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster, 2019.
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Romance, Romantic Comedy.
Chapter: 5-6 chapters (no numbers are given, the book refers to both the character’s perspective and is named as either Dimple or Rishi)
Pages: 60 pages.
Series: When Dimple Met Rishi #1.5 (Short Story).
Time: 1 hour & 10 minutes.
Publishing / Published: 30 April 2019.
Will Dimple and Rishi find their happily ever after? Find out in this funny, romantic, endlessly charming e-novella sequel to the New York Times bestseller When Dimple Met Rishi!
Dimple Shah has a lot of opinions about marriage, but they boil down to this: It’s not for her. Sure, she loves her boyfriend, Rishi, but why does she need to validate that with an institution that has historically never favoured the woman? Why go through all that hassle? Rishi Patel deeply disagrees. He believes in the power that comes with combining love and tradition, and when the time comes, wants nothing more than to honour those things in a huge celebration with his friends and family. He knows Dimple loves him, but in hearing her rant about how marriage is a “construct of hegemonic masculinity” for the millionth time, a small, niggling part of him worries that it’s not the institution of marriage Dimple has a problem with; maybe it’s him.
The two lovebirds find themselves at a philosophical impasse. Can they find a way to work it out, or does kismet have other plans?
Goodreads: 3.74/5 Stars.
Amazon: 4.4/5 Stars.
Barnes & Nobles: 4.0/5 Stars.Taken from their respective sources.
Heard about opposites attract?? You will see that in this story. Dimple and Rishi are two different characters from two different backgrounds leading different lives yet they are in love. Dimple thinks marriage is worthless and woman dominating institution and doesn’t believe in marriage while Rishi does not only believe in marriage but also wants to have a grand wedding with Dimple. With time passing and Dimple ranting against marriage, Rishi thinks he is the reason for the rants. Now you have to read how the story unfolds for the lovebirds as they try to clear things up in their relationship.
I am in love with it. That’s all I can say to explain my review. The book was so good. It was awesome. I felt love and I felt the tension between Rishi and Dimple. As you all probably know that I am not into romantic books much, actually not at all in them but this story, I have no words to say. I clearly remember reading the first book of this series ‘When Dimple Met Rishi’. It was 2017. I was actually dared to read a romantic novel by my friend. She did that just to tease me but for me, a dare is a dare. I took the book from her house and read it. That was the end of my phase. I decided to try more romantic books like Any Day Now, it was a book that came out that year too but it, unfortunately, couldn’t make me fall in love with romance novels. I quit reading love stories and went back to mystery and thrillers. I did keep my head around Sandhya Menon for a while but because of studies and exams, I forgot her. Coming back to the blogging community reminded me of her when I saw the reviews of ‘Of Curse And Kisses’
The plot: I don’t have words to say anything about it. It is so good and smooth. I fell in love with this story. The writing and concept of this story made me feel like it’s real. I was so excited to see what will happen next. It was mind-blowing.
The characters: You have to be joking if you don’t like Rishi and Dimple or any other supporting characters. It’s impossible for you to not fall in love with them. I was hooked to the story and none of the characters made me feel like they were not needed. All the characters combined played a great and beautiful role in making up a graceful and magnificent storyline. You will think I m exaggerating but if you haven’t read the book, I don’t think you will understand what I am saying.
The best part of this novel is that you can read it even if you haven’t read the main book. I had forgotten almost everything about the story and concept but the book brought it all back. It’s like you are reading a standalone novel. So chill and try this book. It’s worth 2 hours of book club discussion and a magnificent read. It’s just 60 pages so go try it out, people.
So that’s it for today. I will be posting the interview and everything related to it soon. I hope you all are safe and secure. With that being done let’s go for today’s question, shall we??
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