Friday, December 13, 2013

Fighting For the Edge by Jennifer Comeaux Blog Tour and Review

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  Fighting for the Edge CoverFighting for the Edge Two friends. Two dreams. One night that changes everything… Ice dancer Aubrey London scoffs at romance. She’s focused on winning a medal at the upcoming Olympics and uses that as her excuse to avoid serious relationships. But when she and longtime friend Chris Grayden are thrown together by unforeseen circumstances, Aubrey finds herself questioning everything she's ever known about love, complicating her life both on and off the ice. Pairs skater Emily Petrov embraces romance. She and her husband Sergei still act like honeymooners two years after their wedding. As Emily’s coach, Sergei provides constant support while she prepares to challenge for gold at the Olympics. But Sergei’s support might not be enough to help Emily overcome the one challenge she never saw coming. With the Games only weeks away, Emily and Aubrey are on the verge of realizing their dreams. But one snowy, stormy night sets in motion a series of events that will test them in ways they never imagined, giving them more to fight for than Olympic medals.  
Praise for Fighting for the Edge "Emily and Aubrey's final challenge is Jennifer Comeaux's greatest victory. Both touching and suspenseful, Fighting for the Edge is a game changer that will have fans of the series giving both the characters and the author a standing ovation once they've turned the last page. If I could pass out medals, Jennifer would earn gold for writing my favorite romance of all time." - Jenna at Jenna Does Books "Jennifer Comeaux puts you in the action, makes you smell the ice and hear the roar of the crowd during the nail-biting competitions, and she's a master at creating first love jitters in your stomach from the steamy scenes that are so hot without being explicit." - Christina Jean Michaels, author of Epiphany  
Life on the Edge (Book 1) Nineteen-year-old Emily is new to pairs skating, but she and her partner Chris have a big dream–to be the first American team to win Olympic gold. Their young coach Sergei, who left Russia after a mysterious end to his skating career, believes they can break through and make history. Emily and Chris are on track to be top contenders at the 2002 Winter Games. But when forbidden feelings spark between Emily and Sergei, broken trust and an unexpected enemy threaten to derail Emily’s dreams of gold.
Edge of the Past (Book 2) Summary: Emily's skating career and personal life have never been more golden. She and her partner Chris have won every competition they've entered this season, and she's found the man of her dreams in her coach Sergei. But when one of the biggest competitions of the year takes Emily and Sergei to Russia, Sergei's past explodes into the present and makes Emily doubt everything in their future.  
Author Jennifer Comeaux
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 travelling to competitions, where she can experience all the glitz and drama that inspire her writing.
When not working or writing, she is an avid follower of the sport of figure skating, travelling to competitions around the country. Those experiences allow her to see another side of the sport and serve as an inspiration for her writing. Jennifer is blessed with a wonderful family and many friends who have encouraged her to pursue her dream of being a published author.
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My Review: ****--4 Stars
I realize that this is book 3 in the series and I haven't read the other books. I had planned to, but ran out of time. That said, I had no trouble at all following along with the story. My only confusion was the story jumped from Em's point of view (first person) to a third person point of view quite regularly and it took me a little bit to figure out who was speaking when it was in first person. Once I had that down, I really got into the story. I really want to go back and read the others now to get more of that back story.

As a child (and even now), I loved to watch the figure skating part of the Olympics more than any other event. I have no idea if this story is really accurate or not, but it sure felt like it. I loved seeing behind the scenes and I could picture the routines in my head. I felt the drive and passion that these athletes had for their sport and really wanted them to do well.

I loved the relationship that Em and Sergei had with one another and with the other members of the skating team. Em seemed to be the big sister and good friend to all of them. She had such wisdom and good advice for the others, yet she wasn't perfect. She struggled with anxiety and worries just like the rest of them. Chris (Em's partner) was really great. He had such a way with humor and knew just what to say to lighten the mood. I really enjoyed getting to know Aubrey. I could really feel her hopes and fears vividly. I loved watching her mature and grow.

Content: kissing--some making out; drinking to the point of being drunk; talk of one night stands and hookups; intimacy that fades to black between a married couple; technically clean, since none of this is overly descriptive.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the great review and for being part of the tour! :)