Monday, September 3, 2012

#BookReview ~ Life on the Edge by Jennifer Comeaux

Jennifer Comeaux's Life on the Edge: 5/5 stars

I loved this book. Honestly, I mostly read romantic suspense, horror and fantasy (crazy combination, I know), so hadn't really read any contemporary romance books in a very long time. This book drew me in and I read it in just two nights. I didn't want to put it down! Here are the details:

My debut novel!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.

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I'll admit I wondered about the MC only being nineteen and whether or not I'd relate to her. However, the premise intrigued me, so I bought the book. I shouldn't have worried. Emily's story draws you in and it doesn't matter that she is younger.

While the main plot of the story is Emily and her pairs skating partner, Chris, fighting their way to the 2002 Olympics, the love story is a perfect blend of fiery chemistry, tender love, and incredible heartbreak. Emily and Sergei (Emily and Chris's skating coach) struggle against the attraction between them, knowing their relationship is forbidden and could ruin everything they've worked for.

This is a sweet romance that draw's the reader into Emily's world. I also really enjoyed the ice skating routines and performances, even though I don't know much about the sport. It was exciting to live the dream through Emily's eyes.

This one is headed to my re-read pile. I know I will enjoy it again in the future. This debut novel from this author gets top marks from me. I'll be on the lookout for more books from Jennifer Comeaux.

Happy reading, everyone! I hope you have a terrific week!

~ Chantel


  1. Hi Chantel! I went to my first ice skating competition this year after reading this book. It was really fun and exciting to see the stars and I wondered what went on behind the glamorous costumes and high flying acrobatics.

    1. That would be so fun! I'd love to do that sometime. This book really makes you feel like you are there though!

  2. Thank you so much for the wonderful review!

    1. No, no. Thank YOU for writing such a great book! I was so excited to learn you are writing a sequel. I can't wait!

  3. So nice. It's in my TBR list as well. I love the pressure of the sports world and also love watching ice skating :) Congrats Jennifer for the review :)

    1. Oh, yay! You are going to like it. I was very impressed, if you couldn't already tell that - LOL.


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