Directed at an LDS audience, this novel will, assuredly, be enjoyed by others, as well. It is an outstanding read!
My thanks goes out to Covenant Communications for presenting this Review Tour & Giveaway.
Paperback, 319 pages
Published June 1st 2017 by Covenant Communications
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.
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Prepare yourself for an emotional “roller-coaster ride”!
Rhys is a slightly sensitive, Hispanic man. He is finishing his degree at BYU in Provo, so he can be near his single mom to care for her.
Emma is attending BYU in honor of a request made by her parents. She is anxious to complete her part of the bargain so she can go east and pursue her ballet as a professional.
Sitting at the back of the required Book of Mormon class, Rhys hopes for a quick escape from each class time. What he wasn’t prepared for, was having the attractive blond sit by him then assigned to be his study partner! How can he get out of this? Goes he really want to get out of this?
Emma is nervous around people. When she is on the dance floor, she is confident and looses herself in the world of ballet. She has been cruelly judged and belittled in the past. She has secrets she hides behind.
With the secrets both Rhys and Emma have, their determined goals, and a seemingly huge obstacle, what will the result be in their friendship?
The reader will experience most types of emotions throughout this bittersweet story. It is a story of choices, commitment, dance, illness, and family values.
The characters felt so real, it was difficult to view them as fictional. The situations and background scenes were defined quite well. As far ae the Book Title and Cover are concerned, the Title is very tricky but totally fitting. The Cover was picked out well except I hate the way the top of the girl’s head is cut off.
he story flowed well, although the dialogue continually switched from Rhys to Emma. There was a strong supporting character roles. Captivating the reader’s interest, it gets increasingly difficult to put the book down to return to the story later on.
It is definitely a strong Four and a Half Stars rating.
*This was sent as a gift with no pressure to give a positive review. This is my honest review and rating.