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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
fen
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Paperback, 1ST EDITION, 224 pages
Published March 31st 2016 by Fingerprint! Publishing
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Arti
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love romance and this is one book that kept me smiling long after I had kept it after finishing the book, not once but twice. The cover is BEAUTIFUL. Full credit goes to the author and the designer. Even though the story is simple, it has been depicted beautifully with detailed descriptions. The language is simple and the flow is steady. The characters are life like, well developed. The conversations between the characters have been beautifully written, I could imagine it happening right befor ...more
Shilpa Garg
Nov 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Meera has it all – a job she loves as ballerina at a prestigious ballet company in New York City and a man who loves her as much as she loves him. On the biggest night of her life, she butchers her performance and that forces her to run away from everything she loved. She comes back home at Mumbai.

A year later, as she is still licking her wounds, trying to reject marriage proposals from well placed Gujarati boys she figures out that she needs to open a ballet school of her own.

But she has two is
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Shilpa Suraj
May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
With you I dance is a sweet, simple love story about second chances and finding the courage to take them. When Meera's career comes crashing down around her she runs home leaving her budding romance with Abeer behind in the shambles. A year later, she's trying to rebuild her life brick by brick and finds herself face to face with Abeer again. The rest of the story takes off from there as Abeer and Meera circle each warily while trying hard to ignore the chemistry that explodes between them. Meer ...more
Shree
May 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Note : This review has been published in my blog Book and Ink

When this book was released, the social media was buzzing about the writer and her previous book which was strong enough to pick my curiosity. Eventually, Fingerprint! Publishing offered me a copy and I lapped up to the offer.

The story is about a dancer, her lost dreams and love. Our protagonist, Meera, returns home to Mumbai and tries to pick up the lost shards of life. Enter Zoya, her best friend who is this insanely good looking wo
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Meera, born to a somewhat conservative family, had spread her wings early on. As a result, she was living her dream life as the Principal Dancer of a prestigious Ballet Company. But as fate would have it, she had to return to Mumbai following an onstage mishap. Starting her life anew with her parents trying to get her ‘settled’ is hard. But Meera has support in form of Zoya, a friend and Abeer, an old flame. Setting up a new dance school, fighting the attraction to Abeer and the complication of
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Sundari Venkatraman
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The story is about Meera Sagar, the elder child of Ashok and Sarita Sagar. The parents find their daughter unreasonable and stubborn, especially her mother. In our society, it’s expected of a girl to prepare herself to become a housewife all through her growing years. She may study, go to work – yeah, we have evolved that much – but at the end of the day, she’s meant to get married and reproduce. The ultimate goal of a woman!

Meera doesn’t care for that. It’s not that she’s against marriage. It’s
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Shalini | Muffytales
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
This story is about Meera, a dancer who decided to move to New York to learn ballet and make it her profession. But on the night of her biggest performance, her dreams comes crashing and she has no other way but to move back to her home in India. While she tries to pick up her broken pieces, her parents attempts to get her married and settled. She asks for help from Zoya, her childhood friend. Zoya is feisty, and a no-nonsense girl who is also insanely goodlooking. She decides to help Meera out ...more
Abhilash Ruhela
May 31, 2016 rated it liked it


There are few authors who become your favorite with their first book itself. The case of Aarti V Raman is the same. Her book "Kingdom Come" was so terrific and thrillin that I couldn't believe for days that a female author have written it. Since then I waited for her next book and finally I got my hands upon her latest book "With you I dance" published by FingerPrint Publishers- one of my favorites. The cover page of the book is so delightful and pleasing that you can't move ahead without glanc
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Gayathri
Aug 17, 2016 rated it liked it
See more at: Musings Over Nothing

Meera Sagar had nothing to do but to return back to India after an on stage debacle during her very first performance as a principal ballerina at New York. She is failing at resisting her parents' attempt to get her married and settled, as any typical Indian family would want to, but she has a larger problem at hand. She isn't able to dance anymore. Enter Abheer and Zoya, who trust her dreams and give her a lifeline to save herself. Does she or rather can she? Re
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Nilima
Nov 24, 2016 rated it liked it
But like Abeer says Meera is a train wreck and she keeps wrecking her chances and relationships with those close to her.
Meera is going to loose herself, her dreams, her dance, love of her life, chance to make her parents proud.... Does she let go so easily? Does she Dance again?
The characters and their evolution. The language is good. No errors. But I found the pace a little slow or I wanted action and Meera to string her life back faster :)
The flow is like the waves of self-doubt, misery, confu
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Privy Trifles
May 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Meera is I could relate to so much because of the chaos she goes through. Rather to say it honestly she is chaos personified. Many times in life we think we know what we want and what we are doing to achieve that. But then one small mistake and it all goes out of our hands. What do we do then? 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.

This story is somewhere in between those rights and wrongs. And it is
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Pallavi Dedhia
Apr 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Lovely book. Follow ur heart, and move ahead.
Surbhi Sareen
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
With You I Dance by Aarti V Raman is a unique novel that has everything special in it be it the characters or the plot. I got this book from The Book Club in return of an honest review. Lets get into the details:

Cover- THe cover is colourful and has an image of a guy and the girl standing closely to each other. The visual please our eyes and we want to know more about it. The colourful cover add positive vibes in our moods and we can start it on a happy note.

Title- With You I Dance is an intrigu
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Shantala  (Shanaya Tales)
I have been reading a lot of romances these days. Partly because I need something light to go along with Anna Karenina, but mostly because there is a lot going on in my life right now, and I cannot deal with heavy reads at the moment (outside of Anna Karenina that is). Plus I can really use some of that uncomplicated joy that romances never fail to bring with them. I am sure we can all do with more of that. :)

Having said that, most romances these days tend to blend into each other. Not this book
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S
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Simply beautiful story... The book was not available in US and ain't I glad I asked my friend visiting India to bring it for me . Just loved the amazing story. This is the first book I am reading written by Aarti and am impressed by how beautifully and fluid the story flow was and it was written beautifully with no loopholes in the plot. Meera and Abeer's chemistry was absolutely perfect. I can't wait to read more stories from this author. Definitely a must read and recommendation for all romanc ...more
Rubina
Apr 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I am no stranger to Aarti V. Raman's style of writing. Her Kingdom Come had left such an impact on me that it’s inevitable that I will compare WYID with KC. But her versatility as a writer makes it very difficult for me to do that.
No two books can be so different in terms of their writing style, voice, and narration. No author can depict women in so many shades. While Ziya left me feeling strong, Meera of WYID invoked the mother in me. I wanted to protect her. To take away her pain.
​As an artis
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May 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The cover of the book is adoring.

The story is engaging. I was hooked right from the beginning and found myself racing from page to page. The author has written this so well, very descriptive, intelligent, full of incredible imagination.

Meera went to New York to study and become the best.But she had no other option but to return to her home,Mumbai.She was so used to Manhattan and all the fashion and glamour it offered
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A.
Nov 05, 2016 rated it liked it

Dance is a form of art. Dance is a form of expressing emotions. Dance is medium of expressing love. But what if dance is your first love?
With you I Dance is a romantic story of Meera and her love for a dance form called Ballet. Abeer is her love interest; he is her motivation, her support but ballet is her first love. Meera had only one dream since she was three; to become a ballerina. She fights with her parents and convinces them to let her go to New York to join the prestigious ballet compan
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Inderpreet Uppal
Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
With You I Dance is a tale of heartbreak, love and flawed people who come together to make perfection. It is a love story full of passion, perseverance, and fighting for love. Meera and Abheer make the perfect couple yet they fall apart, find each other again and they keep working to be good enough for love and for each other.

Meera has her dance and that is what soothes her and scares her. The author has struck a near perfect balance with the conflict which envelopes Meera and the love and supp
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Shilpi Chaklanobis
Jun 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
************** I got a free review copy in exchange of an honest review. ***************

With You I Dance is not a typical romantic novel but a unique and sweet love story of two complex characters.

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
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 Ashwini Gopalkrishnan
With You I Dance by Aarti V Raman is good book to read . It is 3rd or 4th book( I do not know must about it) which has traditionally published .I love Aarti ′s style of conveying stories but in this book I found it difficult understand Meera ′s behaviour not even once I have seen her shed tear which I feel has made the female look like an alien .And what is this ,Meera does not feel anything for Abeer but she wants him .Abeer on the other hand made me feel like a lazy smart ass whose only missio ...more
Jasleen Kaur
Nov 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
With you I dance is a well crafted book with equal amounts of everything, placed in right nooks and corners, for entertaining the readers. It was a simple, neat and very precise tale containing limited proportions of varied emotions.

You can read the complete review here -
https://thesubtlebraiding.blogspot.in...
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Falguni Kothari
Apr 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WYID is a happy young romance that will bring dreams into your eyes - past ones and new ones - and a smile on your face.
Vaishnavi
Jul 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016, owned-books
The book is an attempt at an Indian version of chiklit. Three stars for the acceptable language. Story line leaves much to be desired.
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Aarti is an incurable romantic who has taken up the task of bringing Happily Ever After to life for the characters in her head.

She currently writes steamy contemporary romance for urban millennials with a global twist such as With You I Dance and the Geeks of Caltech series. She also writes romantic thrillers such as White Knight, Kingdom Come, Royals of Stellangard trilogy and more.

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