The readers are taken on a roller coaster journey by the author where they learn to fall in love with themselves. No one is perfect in this world and the author teaches us to accept ourselves the way we are, with all our flaws and yet feel proud to be what we are. It is a story about life that is full of challenges, second chances, a story about chasing our dreams, and about fulfilling them by never giving up. Sometimes in order to put things right we end up making matters worse and then are left confused as to what is right and what is wrong. But the beauty of WithYouIDance is that the protagonist comes out triumphant from the chaos of life.
The reader gets hooked to the book right from the beginning. One can feel the pain, the joys and the struggles of the protagonist while reading the novel. And how can I forget Abeer? His character is simply adorable.
This is the first book by the author that I read , so I was reading it with a fresh and neutral perspective without much clue about what to expect. The author has done a commendable job in weaving a beautiful tale of a young girl’s journey and her never say die attitude.
Blurb : Once upon a time Meera Sagar had everything-the perfect job as a principal ballerina 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? With you I dance is a warm, funny, at times heart-rending, love story of second chances, when your dearest dream has vanished”.
Other things I liked about the book :
A very relatable characterisation of Meera. The plot is nice, simple language and the sentences are framed beautifully which make the book a delight to read. The dialogues are engaging too !
About the Author:
Aarti always wanted to be either a lawyer. Or a writer. So she tossed a coin and picked writer. Or rather, it picked her. Since then, she has valiantly struggled to put words to paper and bring characters and stories alive that make people sigh and laugh and enjoy every moment of. She has studied Journalism from Mumbai University, Creative Writing at Deakin, and considers herself a student of life. Her three favorite words are, Happy-Ever-After. She has written one romantic thriller already “White Knight” under Aarti V and has a historical series “The Lords of Devil Manor” debuting in June 2014.