Book Review: With You I Dance by Aarti V Raman

  • ISIN: 978-8175993525
  • Genre: Fiction / Romance
  • Publishers: Fingerprint Publishing House
  • Price: Rs. 162/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)
Meera Sagar had everything—the perfect job as a principal ballerina (for a prestigious New York ballet company) and a man who loved her as much as she loved him. But tragedy struck on the night before her biggest performance, forcing her to do the one thing she never wanted to do—come back home. To Mumbai.
Now, a year later, Meera is still trying to pick up the pieces, while fending off marriage proposals from her well-meaning but traditional Gujarati family, and figure life out all over again. By starting a ballet school in Mumbai. But she has two problems. One, she doesn’t know anything about running a business. And two, she can’t dance. Not anymore.
Enter . . .
Abeer Goswami. Hotshot junior partner at a South Bombay law firm and a man nursing a broken heart. When he meets Meera again, the woman who left him, he tries his hardest to be her friend, to help her . . . and not let the past get in the way.

And then . . .

There is the sexy Zoya Sehgal. Meera’s only friend in the city and the woman Abeer is currently seeing.
They say triangles have pointy edges, for a reason. Will Meera find a new dream in her ballet school? Can Abeer and Meera find their way back to each other again? And, most important, has Meera danced for the last time?

With you I dance is a warm, funny, at times heart-rending, love story of second chances, true love, and finding yourself when your dearest dream has vanished.

Behind the book
Source: Amazon.IN

About the author 

Aarti V Raman dabbles in romantic thrillers and contemporary romance in pursuit of that perfect story. Happy Ever After are her three favourite words in the English lexicon. Aarti went on to study Creative and Professional Writing at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. She has a strong background in commercial content writing and copy editing. Aarti's ambition of honing her craft and writing stories, particularly romances with strong characters and stronger plots that remain etched in the reader's minds, grew when she sold her first novel White Knight, in 2012. This ambition has only been fuelled with the lovely response to her second romantic thriller Kingdom Come, in 2014.

Me thinks

Having read the author's previous book I was looking forward to her book. With a lot of excitement I flipped through the pages ready to drown in romance and happily ever after love story.

But wait... With You I Dance is not a typical love story of a boy meet girl type. It is a unique love story where the author takes you through a journey of falling in love with yourself. She teaches us to accept ourselves the way we are with all our flaws and yet be proud of it completely.

Usually I love her heroes but in this book she made me fall in love with her heroine instead. I could connect with her so much, she was fragile, broken, shattered and yet devastating beautiful in her flaws and that's what made her so connectable. The point where the author scores  brownie point is the simplicity in the plot that she has managed to retain till the end and play with high emotions throughout ensuring a tear jerker of a book.

I laughed, I cried, felt sad and felt proud of Meera by the end of the book. She felt like an extension of you, me and every woman these days who are at times buried under the societal / parental pressure and has to bury her dreams because of it.  She manages to not only stand up for herself but she also manages to succeed in achieving her dreams.

Read this beautifully lyrical piece to know the real meaning of love!

Foodie Verdict

This book is like vermicelli kheer - crunchy, full of nuts, sweet and mouthwatering-ly delicious!



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