by Jennifer Comeaux
Publication date: August 2nd 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
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?
This is the first book in the ICE series. The series continues with book #2, LOSING THE ICE.
Five words: pairs figure skating. Competing teams.
I read the blurb for this book, and I was so there. I’m not even sure it’s possible to count how many times I’ve watched The Cutting Edge. I’ve even watched all the sequels–but none of them even close to the number of times I’ve seen the original (because, really—sequels. Whatever). Of course Courtney and Josh don’t get to skate together–much–and the whole time they have to worry about partners who don’t trust the fact that they’re even being nice to each other (before their relationship is revealed) or that they can date and still be competitive (after it is) for what is in all likelihood a single spot on the Olympic team…
So. Much. Conflict.
It’s so hard to cheer for Court (though of course you do!) because for her to win Josh has to not win and he’s such a nice guy. (But his sister’s a witch, so you’re okay with her losing. If only it were possible for the good half of a team to win…) I loved Courtney and Josh together—pure adorableness—even with the competition and the fact that they’ll be on opposite sides of the country from each other in a few short months hanging over their heads. You just want them to be together, though, and you hope like heck Ms. Comeaux can pull it off.
She does—and it’s believable, thank goodness. But there’s a whole lot of anxiety in the meantime.
I can’t wait to see what’s up next for Court and Josh!
Rating: 4 stars / A-
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
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. Jennifer loves to hear from readers! Visit jennifercomeaux.blogspot.com for contact information and to learn more about her books.
A book of my favorite thing to watch in the Olympics!! Love watching ice skating, but participating nope
Sounds like a great love story! Thank you for sharing.
Sounds like a lovely book.
This sounds fun and awesome and full of great characters! I also love books that have to do with sports or teams etc I just like the whole atmosphere ad intensity! Great review, Becky!
Thank you so much for the awesome review, Becky! And I totally agree – none of the sequels to The Cutting Edge have lived up!
I love ice skating, can’s skate myself, but I love to watch, so I think this would be a good book.
Thank you for the introduction.
It’s especially sad when they get new actors to play original characters…never a good sign.
You’re welcome, Jennifer 🙂
Same here, Neena! Love watching, but on the ice I have a teensy little problem stopping (everyone does it by crashing into things, right?)
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