August 11, 2014

Book Review: Crossing the Ice by Jennifer Comeaux

At First Sight: Courtney has dreamed of following the steps of her mentor and coach Emily into Olympic gold, and she's one half of a competitive figure skating pair with good chances to make it into the Vancouver Olympics... if she and her partner Mark can push themselves a little more during the olympic season.

Emily and her husband Sergei have been coaching her and Mark since they were kids... so they feel a little betrayed when they agree to coach their rival team, brother and sister Josh and Stephanie.

Having Stephanie around is never pleasant, but Josh is another story all together. He's kind and shy and slowly forms a friendship with Courtney that has the potential to turn into so much more...

Second Glance: Crossing the Ice was fun. I always find I have lots of fun with these books from Jennifer Comeaux centered around the world of figure skating.

I really liked Courtney, she was smart and funny and a good competitor, she really worked hard for what she wanted in life and appreciated all the sacrifices her parents made for her. She didn't take skating for granted.

Josh I liked too, he was really nice and I'm all for nice guys, his shyness made lots of sense to me, even though he was rich and attractive, he had never really been allowed to express much of what he was made off.

Also, I liked the fact that the book didn't gloss over what it meant for them to be on rival teams, and where their loyalties laid. The book went there with the jealousy and insecurity I'm sure lots of figure skaters experience.

Aside from that, I really liked all the other characters in the story - except for Stephanie - it was lovely to catch up with Chris and Liza and Emily and Sergei from the Edge Series, I loved how the author incorporated them without letting them overpower the story. And Sergei and Emily's twins, Quinn and Alex, are the MOST ADORABLE kids ever!

And I was left very excited for whats coming next for these two.

Bottom Line: Highly recommend Crossing the Ice, to figure skating fans and just regular people in general looking for a sweet romance. And, as I said, I'm very excited for Courtney and Josh' continued story. 
starstarstarstarPersonal Favorite 
Alex

11 comments:

  1. This sounds super fun! I've always been into ice skating stories so I'll be on the lookout for this. :)

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    1. Oh, I LOVE ice-skating!! I even follow the season every year and get all excited about it.

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  2. Thanks so much for the awesome review, Alex!! I'm so happy you enjoyed this one, too! :)

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  3. Ooh, these books sound really good! I've never read a book revolving around figure skating, but I'll put them on the list!

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    1. You should!! Crossing the Ice is pretty light hearted, if you want a bit more of drama try My Life On the Edge :D

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  4. Look! A wee redesign! I like it. There's got to be so much infighting and competitiveness in the figure skating world, especially at that level.

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    1. LOL I was just trying to freshen up the look a bit! :D I found the rivalry aspect of the book very interesting, particularly because the Gold and Silver ice dance medalist of this year's olympics trained together and I always wondered how could it possibly work.

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  5. Woo, figure skating!! :D I guess now that I think about it, I've never read a book that centred around figure skating, which is surprising because I'm super into it normally. I'm thinking I need to try out this author's series sometime!

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    1. Oh, it's a sweet contemporary! I think you'd like it if you're in a light-hearted read mood. Also! I love Canadian skaters! It's my default to root for them :D

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  6. It sounds great! I'll definitely check it out. Thanks Alex! :)

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