December 13, 2013

FIGHTING FOR THE EDGE by Jennifer Comeaux Blog Tour {Review/Giveaway}


Author: Jennifer Comeaux

Source: ebook from publisher


Two friends. Two dreams. One night that changes everything…

Ice dancer Aubrey London scoffs at romance. She’s focused on winning a medal at the upcoming Olympics and uses that as her excuse to avoid serious relationships. But when she and longtime friend Chris Grayden are thrown together by unforeseen circumstances, Aubrey finds herself questioning everything she's ever known about love, complicating her life both on and off the ice.

Pairs skater Emily Petrov embraces romance. She and her husband Sergei still act like honeymooners two years after their wedding. As Emily’s coach, Sergei provides constant support while she prepares to challenge for gold at the Olympics. But Sergei’s support might not be enough to help Emily overcome the one challenge she never saw coming.

With the Games only weeks away, Emily and Aubrey are on the verge of realizing their dreams. But one snowy, stormy night sets in motion a series of events that will test them in ways they never imagined, giving them more to fight for than Olympic medals.

My take...
FIGHTING FOR THE EDGE concludes the EDGE series with style and grace. I wouldn't expect anything less from Comeraux and her fabulous characters. When you dive into this series you are welcomed in with a storyline that is romantic, full of life, and absolutely perfect for any age reader. It is clean but the romance is brimming and absolutely overflowing from the story you find yourself lost in it. When I started the second and third book of the series I had to mental prepare myself for the puddle I knew I would find myself in. Comeraux knows what it takes to bring the readers to their weak knees. She definitely had me swooning on more than one occasion.
All the confusing emotions she'd been battling, the fears she'd been afraid to face...she finally understood exactly what she was feeling.
She was in love. 

Another thing Comeaux knows what to do is bring drama to the story. I think the drama in book two was so shocking high, I was scared for what this book would bring. Thankfully it was intense, but not crazily so. I still worried and fretted over what would happen with all the characters and the situations they found themselves in. With 2 different stories happening in the same book it was a chaotic read. A good chaotic. I loved the drama and the problems that went down. Now whether or not they all find their happy endings? Well, that is something you are just going to have to read to find out for yourself.

I am so utterly in love with this series. From the moment I first read about Emily and Sergei I knew my heart would forever be lost to them. They are simply amazing and some of the nicest characters you will ever read about. And thanks to this series, I have become a fan of ice skating. And I am getting rather excited about the Winter Olympics next year. This story will bring out the fan in you even if you were never before one. I know it did with me. I may not be a diehard fan like Comeaux, but I still like to see it every now and again.

Yes, this book (and series) is a must read. Yes, I recommend it. Yes, why are you still sitting around reading my review? Go!! Read!! Fall in love!! 


Here is an excerpt from the book with one of most favorite of book boyfriends. Sergei.
Sergei leaned over me and kissed me gently, then longer and fuller with each kiss that followed. His mouth lowered to my throat, and I looked over his shoulder. Through the darkness, I could see the shadowy outline of the vanity set where I’d learned to put on makeup and the shelves that used to hold my stuffed animals. It was all a little bizarre, being in this room like this.

“This feels weird,” I said.

Sergei lifted his head. “Me kissing you feels weird?”

“It’s the room, not you.”

“We’ve stayed here before.”

“I know, but we’ve never…”

Sergei put his weight on his elbow. “Your parents are far away downstairs. It’s totally private up here. Remember that was one of your selling points?” He tickled my stomach.

I giggled and grabbed his wrist. “I think I’m experiencing some delayed teenage awkwardness of having a boy in my room since I never did that when I was actually a teenager.”

“Then you definitely need to go through your rebellious phase now,” Sergei said with a slow grin.

He kissed the tender spot below my ear, and his lips trailed down my neck while his hand skimmed along my thigh, nudging up my nightshirt. I pressed my fingers into his back, feeling the resistance of his tight muscles. The longer he touched me the easier it was to forget where we were – which room, which house… which planet.

Then a knock sounded on the door.


Life on the Edge (Book 1)
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.

Edge of the Past (Book 2) Summary:
Emily’s skating career and personal life have never been more golden. She and her partner Chris have won every competition they’ve entered this season, and she’s found the man of her dreams in her coach Sergei. But when one of the biggest competitions of the year takes Emily and Sergei to Russia, Sergei’s past explodes into the present and makes Emily doubt everything in their future.

Author Jennifer Comeaux
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 travelling to competitions, where she can experience all the glitz and drama that inspire her writing.
When not working or writing, she is an avid follower of the sport of figure skating, travelling to competitions around the country. Those experiences allow her to see another side of the sport and serve as an inspiration for her writing. Jennifer is blessed with a wonderful family and many friends who have encouraged her to pursue her dream of being a published author.


  1. Thank you so much for the amazing review and for being part of the tour, Mandy!! And thank you for all your support of the series! :)

  2. great review of book three ... and also a terrific excerpt.