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Love on Pointe

(Jennings #1)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  404 ratings  ·  131 reviews
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 danci
Paperback, 319 pages
Published June 1st 2017 by Covenant Communications
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Jacob Proffitt
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Some stories, in order to be told in the way they need to be told, include built-in limitations in the audience they can reach. And I find it both a profound joy and a deep disappointment when I find one as good (and, indeed, moving) as this one is. I wouldn't mind hearing the experience of a non-LDS reader and what they got out of the story, but I would find it impossible to recommend the book to anyone not LDS.

Okay, I have to get this off my chest because Odekirk twice has people claiming that
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
A ballerina, a boy, and a secret that could tear them apart.

The idea for this novel started with a simple question: What would it be like for a non-Mormon guy attending BYU? As soon as I asked myself this question, I couldn't help asking myself a million more: Would he tell people he wasn't Mormon? Would he date? What if he fall in love? Though I originally began telling this story only through Emmy's eyes, I knew right away that Rhys had a story to share as well, so I choose to tell this story
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I loved this sweet story! I didn't go to BYU so I have to live vicariously through books ;) Rhys and Emmy are easy to like and their friendship grows as they study together and support each other in the struggles they are facing. They each have vulnerabilities that they feel safe sharing with each other, and that only makes them grow closer. What I liked the most about this book is the journey of these two different people really and truly getting to k
Katie W
(4.5 Stars) Rhys and Emmy have an instant connection and balance each other out, yet their journey isn't instantaneous. Oh no--they have many setbacks and deep self-reflections to deal with through the process and it's encouraging, heart wrenching, hopeful, and sweet. Rhys is not LDS, yet he's attending BYU, a religious college. That would be so hard to do, when the majority of the students belong to the same religion.

Rhys and Emmy are likable from the very start and only rooted themselves deep
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 t ...more
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Whitney Hemsath
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a sweet and clean romance with LDS (Mormon) themes. I'm LDS, but I wasn't sure I would like such a niche genre book. Sometimes they can get a bit corny. I got a copy at a writing conference I went to, gave it a try, and it pulled me right in. I really fell for the characters; Emmy and Rhys didn't feel like caricatures of people or cliches, but actual characters with believable fears and insecurities. I was also impressed that a lot of the secondary characters had good dimension to them.

This was a good LDS story. This is very steeped in the culture of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I swore I wouldn't read these kinds of books ever again. I hated how unreal they always felt. Changing your life and converting to a different religion sounds like it wouldn't be a big deal but for us it's a life choice. Not an easy decision. I am glad I was born into it and have found my way banging around already understanding alot. This is the story of a couple who fall deeply in ...more
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
It took me forever to finally read this book. I have wanted to for a while now. This book is all that I wished for it to be. I really enjoyed Emmy and Rhys's story.

This book has religious content specifically to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It is clean with some kissing.
Jul 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lds-romance
A Beautiful story that touches on love and faith and has nods to one of my favorite movies, Center Stage. I really enjoyed this point of view.
Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
total disclaimer alert! i have a huge weakness for LDS fiction. especially romances. mostly because they're super clean and i LOVE a love story. with that being said, i really enjoyed this book and the main characters! sure it was kind of predictable and obviously a little cliche in parts, but i still liked it. perhaps 3 3/4 stars would be a more accurate rating -- i REALLY did like it, but it's not like it was super deep or earth-shatteringly amazing. ...more
Jul 08, 2017 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I loved Rhys. He was a great guy who wanted to be the best man he could no matter what others thought of him. Emmy was a strong character who remained true to herself and her values. Only disappointment was I didn't understand what happened between Evie and Q.

I look forward to Tiffany Odekirk's next novel.
Tressa (Wishful Endings)
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, lds
LOVE ON POINTE is a heart-wrenching story about two college students who find love in each other, but under complicated circumstances have to fight for their happily-ever-after. The characters come across as authentic and are easy to fall in love with, while the story is well balanced between moments of laughter, friendship, heartbreak, inspiration, and romance. Highly recommended to fans of LDS or Christian romance!

I loved both Emmy and Rhys from the beginning. I loved that they both had their
Cindy Steel
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's been a while since I've read an LDS romance, especially one that takes place on a BYU campus. And it was fun getting reminded of a church school culture and "language." I loved both of the main characters in this book. I think it would be hard to not make everything so cliche in a book like this, but the author presented real and likable people with real emotions and big decisions. Their reactions seemed natural and their relationship was sweet to watch grow. I even laughed out loud at a fe ...more
Melissa Newman
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read this book in 2 days! I was hooked from the first page! It is a typical feel good LDS romance that was pleasant to read and I finished it with a big smile on my face. A good read!
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. I loved Emmy and I also liked it b/c the male main character wasn't the rich one. ...more
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
(Genre:Fiction/romance/LDS) BYU student Emmy Clark is an identical twin that loves ballet and is very good at it. She has dreams of dancing professionally and probably would be closer to that dream if she hadn't taken a detour to BYU with her sister, Evie, who also dances. Until Evie suddenly ups and quits just before their fall sophomore semester. So now insecure and shy Emmy has to learn to dance without her other half and she's feeling a bit lost on her own. Even harder than losing her dance ...more
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Some readers like 'bad boy' or 'bad girl' characters, but I've never been that kind of reader. I've always preferred reading about basically good people doing the best they can with the challenges they face. And both Emmy and Rhys fit that description. Emmy loves to dance ballet, she even plans to be a professional dancer as soon as she graduates from BYU. Rhys also attends BYU, although reluctantly. When Rhys and Emmy meet in a Book of Mormon religion class they feel awkward, mostly because the ...more
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love on Pointe was an unexpected hit for me. This was the first I've heard about Tiffany Odekirk, and I have to say that she's an author to watch for. The story was really, really good! I started it late one afternoon, and only put it down when I had to. I stayed up way too late, and finished around 2 AM.

I really liked the main characters, Rhys and Emmy. Between the two of them, they dealt with some difficult issues that pulled me in. I couldn't help but get emotionally involved in their happine
Kathryn Veil
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
As far as an LDS romance goes, this was pretty good. It has all your typical things; BYU, return missionaries, temple marriage, etc. but it also has ballet and salsa dancing and other elements that make it not such a predictable read. If you're looking for a quick, easy read, this one fits the bill. ...more
Amy Larsen
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book- thoroughly enjoyed it!! Buy it and read it- you can't put it down!! ...more
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
What are you willing to give up to marry your soul mate? Emmy and Rhys meet in an institute class and the fiendship and attraction is almost immediate. Love grows as they spend time together. Emmy assumes that Rhys is a member of her faith and then later discovers he is not. Can she give up her dreams of a temple marriage to marry Rhys or will her life follow a different path? This book explores what happens when life doesn't go the way we planned and learning to focus on what is most important. ...more
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I just finished this book a few days ago. It was great! Fun story, entertaining plot, and lovable characters. Reading it made me want to watch some ballet! It was a sweet romance with realistic life problems. I love happy ever afters! So thank you for that. I like to read to escape everyday life, so it's pointless if there's no happy ending! It's a page turner, and kept me interested. I wanted to find out how things turned out and was happy with how they did! ...more
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great story. I look forward to more books by Tiffany Odekirk.
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lds-books
This was a good book! The characters were believable and the story flowed so well. I couldn't put it down! Also, it's about a ballerina named Emmy, just like my daughter! ...more
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Get it! Read it! You'll love it!
Once I started reading, I didn't want to put it down! Sweet story with some unexpected twists!
Tara Symkoviak
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, romance
This book was another AMAZING book! It was very clean and had a really good message to it about love and life. I loved this book too! It had so many plot twists and I found myself so addicted to this book that I couldn’t stop reading it!! I even stayed up till 1 in the morning to try and finish it to see what happens (haha). I would suggest this book to anyone (if you like love and romance books) because it was a really good book!
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I can't wait to read more by this author. ...more
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Tiffany Odekirk is being added to my auto buy authors list!
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love a good romance. This one did not disappoint. I enjoyed meeting Emmy and Rhys. I cared about them and their relationship. I laughed with them and even cried. I didn't want to put it down. Thank you, Tiffany, for a fun book. ...more
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Tiffany Odekirk believes cooking should take less than thirty minutes, frosting is better than ice cream, and all books should end with happily ever after. After graduating from Brigham Young University with a degree in Marriage, Family, and Human D

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