Review: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

34806324When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Genre: Contemporary
Published by: Hodder Paperbacks
Pages: 384
Format: e-ARC
Release Date: 01/06/2017
Rating: ★★★★☆
Where to Find: Goodreads | Book Depository
Summary: 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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My Harry Potter Weekend

Hey guys. I spent the last weekend in London with my dad for a Harry Potter weekend. On Saturday we went to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and on Sunday we went to the Warner Bros Studio Tour. I’m going to do an overview of what was in the studio tour so if you don’t want to know, don’t read the Sunday bit.

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WWW Wednesday – 17/5/17

Hey guys. Welcome to another WWW Wednesday post. WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer these three questions: 1) What are you currently reading? 2) What did you recently finish reading? 3) What do you think you’ll read next?

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Aussie Author Spotlight – Matthew Reilly

Hey guys. I thought I’d start doing a series of author spotlights focusing on Australian authors. I grew up in Australia so Aussie authors will always be special to me. This also seems like a good way to make sure I read more Aussie authors. I’ve decided to start off by spotlighting one of my favourite Aussie authors, and one of my favourite authors gnerally, Matthew Reilly.

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Review: One Italian Summer by Keris Stainton

31322309One Italian Summer by Keris Stainton
Genre: Contemporary
Published by: Hot Key Books
Pages: 288
Format: e-ARC
Release Date: 04/05/2017
Rating: ★★★★☆
Where to Find: Goodreads | Book Depository
Summary: It’s been a year since Milly, Elyse and Leonie’s dad died, and a year since their last trip to Rome. Summer’s here again, and once again they are heading with their mum to Italy – but what’s it going to be like going without Dad? Rome still holds its familiar charms – the sun is still as warm, the gelato as delicious, the people as welcoming. But nothing is quite as it once was …

With grief still raw for all of them, Milly is facing the additional awfulness of having to see Luke again – gorgeous, gorgeous Luke, who she had a fling with last year, and who she made a total fool of herself with – or so she thinks. What’s going to happen this time? What’s more, things between Milly, her sisters and their mum are rocky – Leonie is being tempestuous and unpredictable, Elyse is caught up with her new boyfriend, and Milly feels like she just doesn’t know how she fits in any more.

Over one Italian summer, can Milly find a way back to the life she once had?

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