Author: Tiffany Odekirk
Published: June 1, 2017
Paperback: 319 pages
FTC FYI: Received a paperback copy, all views and opinions expressed are my own.
Rhys Solario has a secret—one he plans to keep: he's a non-Mormon attending Brigham Young University. With only two semesters left before graduation, he just wants to keep flying under the radar. Then he meets Emmy in a Book of Mormon class, and for the first time, the idea of keeping to himself doesn't sound so appealing.
Emmy Jennings feels confident only when she's dancing ballet. With every plié and chassé, all her worries fade away. But when she fails to earn a coveted solo, her confidence on the dance floor disintegrates, and the future she's worked so hard to earn stands in jeopardy.
Assigned to be study partners, both Rhys and Emmy face initial anxieties regarding who they really are. But slowly, their tentative friendship evolves into something more. Yet even as love deepens, the pair is faced with a disheartening truth: Rhys can't take Emmy to the temple, and the promise of eternity is not something Emmy's willing to give up. With everything on the line, the couple must decide if they're prepared to reshape their hearts—and their lives—for the promise of forever.
First of all, this cover!! Isn't is just gorgeous. I really loved this book. I was immediately taken with the characters. Rhys is a great guy and Emmy is such a sweet and caring soul. I loved her vulnerable side, and I also loved how she was able to grow as well. Rhys has a lot on his shoulders with his mother's health and he handles it well. All characters were written well and weren't perfect, I appreciated that. Emmy also has her own struggles. I did feel Rhys's struggle in telling Emmy the truth and it was handled perfectly. I also enjoyed the "definitions" at the beginning of each chapter. Especially for non LDS who may read the book. It was also a fun "preview" of what the chapters would be about.
5 out of 5 stars. I look forward to more books from this promising author.
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