Friday, August 29, 2014




Crossing the Ice
By Jennifer Comeaux
Release date: August 3, 2014


Synopsis


Falling hard never felt so good.

Pair skaters Courtney and Mark have one shot left at their Olympic dream. They vow not to let anything get in their way, especially not Josh and Stephanie, the wealthy and talented brother and sister team.

The heart doesn’t always listen to reason, though...

The more time Courtney spends with sweet, shy Josh, the harder she falls for him. But they are on opposite sides of the competition, and their futures are headed in opposite directions. Will their friendship blossom into more or are their paths too different to cross?






Excerpt

I turned to Josh with my arms folded and my head cocked to the side. “So, you’re an athlete, a dancer and a musician? If you tell me you’re a skilled artist, I’m gonna have to hate you.”
He laughed. “I can barely draw a stick figure.”
“Whew.” I swiped my hand across my forehead.
“Even if I was the next Picasso, though, I wouldn’t have told you.” He paused and held my gaze. “I don’t like the idea of you hating me.”
My stomach fluttered. Josh didn’t often make extended eye contact, but whenever he locked those sinfully blue eyes on mine, I became a mesmerized puddle of swoon.







My Review

This was actually the first book I have ever read on figure skating. I didn’t really have any expectations as to how the story was going to unfold but I can honestly say that I was not disappointed. This author gained another fan overnight!
You have two figure skating pair’s teams who under normal circumstances compete against each other. They are brought together under the same coaching team in order to help each pair become better and go on to compete in the Olympics. What were they thinking?! That was the first thing I thought of when I read through this part. This seems like a recipe for disaster and an end to someone’s Olympic dream. Add in this scenario a blooming love interest, distrust on both sides, and a fierce competitive edge and you may have a best seller! I was really impressed by the author’s writing style and how she made you miss the characters once you were finished reading!
Once I finished reading Crossing the Ice, I went to Amazon and purchased the other books in the series! Edge of the Past, Fighting for the Edge, Life on the Edge and Reaching the Edge are the other titles in this series. They are a must read!



ABOUT THE AUTHOR




Jennifer Comeaux is a tax accountant by day, writer by night. There aren’t any ice rinks near her home in south Louisiana, but she’s a diehard figure skating fan and loves to write stories of romance set in the world of competitive skating. One of her favorite pastimes is traveling to competitions, where she can experience all the glitz and drama that inspire her writing. 






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