Crossing the Ice (Ice #1)
written by Jennifer Comeaux
published by Jennifer Comeaux
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy Crossing the Ice. I loved Ms. Comeaux’s Edge series, and I couldn’t wait to read the first book in this spinoff series.
It started off a bit slow. It took me a bit to get into the story, and I’m not exactly sure why. That may have been a personal reading issue. I’m not sure. However, once I got into the story, I didn’t want to put it down.
Courtney and Mark are trying their best to achieve their dream. You can’t help but root for them. I wanted them to skate their best, to do their best. I was behind them immediately. I didn’t like Mark’s attitude toward their training mates, but I understood it. They tried their best to make the most out of an awkward situation.
I loved Josh. He was my favorite. And I could just see he and Courtney together. If only this were a movie, it would be fantastic to watch unfold. So romantic. So sweet. I’m jealous of Josh’s piano playing ability. I have never been able to play by ear–put a piece of music in front me, and I can play it; but play a piece of music, and I cannot replicate it. Anyway, I love their friendship, their past, their wishes/hopes, and their future.
I loved Emily’s and Sergei’s roles in this book. Emily really grew up from the Edge series. It made me happy to see them coaching together. And their twins!! So cute. Personal preference, I don’t like reading baby talk. I don’t speak it to my kids. It is cute when relayed or heard from them, but to read it, it’s a bit awkward. But there wasn’t that much of it. So, it was okay.
The ending was fantastic. I loved it. I can’t wait for the next book. I need to know what happens!!!
Would I recommend it: Yes, especially if you love romance and figure skating. I can’t wait for the next book!
About the book – from 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?