Dimple Shah is an ambitious high school (summer before college) app developer heading to a summer program where the winning prize is to meet her role model. Rishi Patel is also headed to this summer program but to meet Dimple where he basically proposes to her before he introduces himself which leads to how smooth the rest of his romantic endeavors are since she runs terrified from him.
She is very against the set up arranged by their parents but she lets him stay since he is also her partner in the project which he also arranged much to her frustration. It is so delightful how angry she is and how flustered he is since he thought she was on the same page. It has such a comedy of error vibe about it.
She wears glasses and is very smart so is used to being teased (ugh bullies) and he is not here for that so defends her and through that and all the other small things he does that are just him she starts to like him. She also helps draw out his true talent that he is suppressing to do what his father wants him to do as a career. And helps him find the courage to talk to his parents about it.
I’m a huge fan of those romances that seem like flowers that bloom from the concrete or boulders. They are hard won and totally worth the effort. He may have been ready to get married but she was the one that needed convincing to just date.
“Emily Brontë quote popped into her head: “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
“And then she smiled a smile so dazzling, Rishi tripped over his own feet.”
Sidenote: This was very nostalgic for me since I went to SFSU. That campus is gorgeous and I may have visualized it different than everyone else since I have tons of memories in the student center, the buildings around it, the resident housing and the swimming pool (my collegiate sport).
Yay I got my books today! I had to add them to my collection! They are so colorful I just love them!!