Crossing the Ice by Jennifer Comeaux
Release date: August 3rd 2014
Synopsis via Goodreads:
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?
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Personal Thoughts: I love it when the winter Olympics come on and I get to watch winter sports on TV. Crossing the Ice made the ice skating feel authentic and it was as if I was there. From the music to the routines and competition, the author nailed all of the details. 🙂 The characters were fully developed and I loved how Courtney and Josh started to get closer together as time went on.
The book starts off faced paced and it doesn’t let up. It hooks you right in from the beginning. Courtney and Mark have been skating since they were 9 and 14 years old respectively, and in their final year before college, it is their last chance to get into the Olympics. However, when they start training for the new season, they have to work with the competitive sibling pair, Stephanie and Josh. Stephanie isn’t the nicest person in the world and she loves to flaunt her wealth to those around her. Josh is quite the opposite, he is more quiet and gentle.
When the new season starts, both pairs are in for a shock and need to work in the same area, whether they like it or not. Throughout the book, there is a lot of drama (but not too much), enough romance to satisfy and a great character base who you learn to love and hurt for at the same time.
Overall, it was a great read and it brought in more perspective of what the sidelines for ice skating really entails. It is not just a lot of spotlights and fans. There is a lot of hard work that goes into training and competing.
I cannot wait to read the next installment. 🙂
Rating: 4/5 Stars
**I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.**
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.