Thursday, January 5, 2017

Gold Rush by Jennifer Comeaux {Review}

Gold Rush by Jennifer Comeaux
ebook, 338 pages
Expected publication: January 9th 2017

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30235446-gold-rush

Liza Petrov’s entire life has been about skating and winning her sport’s top prize – Olympic gold. She’s stayed sheltered inside her bubble, not daring to stray from her destined path.

Until she meets Braden Patrick.

He makes her heart flutter with possibility, and for the first time she gets a taste of a normal teenage life. She longs to have both the boy and the gold, but stepping outside her bubble comes with a price. As Liza begins to question both her future and her past, can she stay focused on the present and realize her ultimate dream?

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My Review: 4.5 Stars

I love how this series builds upon each story. Yes, the books are about different characters, but characters from other books play such important roles--I highly recommend reading them in order. In this story, we learn more about Liza (lee-zah). She's 19 and wanting to win Olympic gold in figure skating, but she also wants to live life as a normal college student. In an attempt to merge her two greatest wishes, a truly telling and touching story unfolds.

Liza meets Braden and almost immediately desires to experience things she's denied herself--dating and kissing to start with. One thing that really impressed me, is that these characters had an insta-attraction, but they make a choice that allows a deep and lasting friendship to develop, along with those romantic feelings. It's hard not to fall for such a great guy, especially with overprotective parents.

I was blown away by the writing. I love watching ice skating on the Olympics, but I've never stopped to think about what runs through a skater's mind or what exactly is expected and sacrificed to achieve a gold medal dream. I was a mess reading about Liza's thoughts, anxieties, and experiences; I was in tears several times when events happened that took me by surprise; I was angry, ecstatic, heartbroken, and jubilant throughout each and every moment of Liza's life--the emotions are definitely palpable.

When all is said and done, this emotional roller coaster is worth the investment and I'm still thinking about it.

Content: some mild language (with 1-2 moderate words); mild-moderate romance (steamy clean kissing, vague talk of hooking up, sleeping in same bed but nothing happens); underage drinking/partying in a college setting; vague talk of death (suicide, accident).

*I received a complimentary ARC. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

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Buy Links

http://amzn.to/2iFoMob

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gold-rush-jennifer-comeaux/1125125750?ean=9780990434276

About the Author:

Jennifer ComeauxJennifer 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. When she's not writing, traveling, or calculating taxes, you can find her feeding her television addiction.






2 comments:

  1. This book and a couple other ones by her have been added to my TBR list. I can't wait to try a new author! :o)

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    1. YAY! I can't wait to see what you think!

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