Can’t Wait Wednesday: 24th May, 2017
Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings and spotlights upcoming releases.
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.
Why I Can’t Wait:
I was actually lucky enough to read a copy of this via NetGalley and absolutely loved it. The paperback is released in the UK next week but I’ve pre-ordered the hardback from Book Depository as I want to have it for my collection.
If you pre-order the book, make sure you visit http://www.sandhyamenon.com/newsletter/ to get your goodies. For those in the UK, there’s an exclusive additional scene from the book.
Release Date: 01/06/17
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Author of light, bright, diverse YA. Hiding behind my coffee cup, eavesdropping on your conversations.
I currently live in Colorado, where I’m on a mission to (gently) coerce my husband, son, and daughter to watch all 3,221 Bollywood movies I claim as my favorite. Also, I love my cat a little too much, as you can probably tell.