Edge of the Past (Edge #2)
written by Jennifer Comeaux
published by Astraea Press
Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. In fact, I loved this book. It was a good sequel and it did something that most books do not do…it made me cry. Seriously. Very rarely do I cry during books or movies. When I do, I’m usually pregnant. I’m no longer pregnant and I was moved to tears. So many emotions were brought out in me. I was giddy, happy, and excited. I was sad, devastated, and angry. I was in love and I was heartbroken.
I do not want to spoil anything in this book. It was that good. With that being said, the following review of the characters may seem vague but will make sense once you read this wonderful book.
We meet Elena and Liza in this book. I really didn’t like Elena at all but I felt for her and the position she was in. I thought she was mean, rude, and arrogant but I found all of this understandable and excusable. Liza is a sweet girl whose world is shaken to its core. She is tough and resilient.
Emily and Sergei are still in love and their relationship is accepted as they move towards marriage. However, they face some tough challenges leading up to the wedding. Emily is still kind of immature but her feelings are completely valid. Sergei is so loving and devoted. He makes some tough choices but is still so loyal and in love.
Skating kind of takes a back seat in this Edge of the Past. That is okay. There is enough skating in the book but the relationships take center ice. I want more from this series. I want to “see” more of Sergei and Emily skating together. That scene and the explanation later…WOW! I want more. Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book. Definitely read Life on the Edge first. (See my review here.)
Will I read it again: After reading this book, I will read this series again, especially when the third book comes out.
About the book: 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.
About the author: Jennifer Comeaux earned a Master of Accounting from Tulane University and is a Certified Public Accountant in south Louisiana. While working in the corporate world, she sought a creative outlet and decided to put on paper a story that had played in her head for years. That story became Life On the Edge, her first published novel.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 a different 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.