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Friday, December 6, 2013

Fighting For The Edge by Jennifer Comeaux (Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

In association with I Am A Reader, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Fighting For The Edge by Author Jennifer Comeaux!

Book Review

Fighting For The Edge by Jennifer Comeaux
Book 3: Edge Series
Publisher: Astraea Press
Publication Date: November 5, 2013
Format: Paperback - 315 pages / Kindle - 606 KB / Nook - 931 KB
ISBN: 1493774042
Genre: Contemporary Sports Themed Romance 

BUY THE BOOK: Fighting For The Edge

Book 1: Life On The Edge
Book 2: Edge Of The Past
Book 2.5: Reaching The Edge
Book 3: Fighting For The Edge

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by I Am A Reader. 

Book Description:

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.

Book Excerpt:

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.

My Book Review:

In the final book of the Edge series, Fighting For The Edge, the reader catches up with what has been going on with Emily, Sergei, Chris and Aubrey. Emily and Sergei have been married for over two years and still act like honeymooners, while Chris and Aubrey lament about their single / casual relationships statuses. All of them are practicing for the upcoming Grand Prix Final competition in Tokyo and the Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.

While the first two books in the series mainly featured the development of Emily and Sergei's relationship, in the third book the feature is extended to include Chris and Aubrey's story, which made me so excited to read. I think author Jennifer Comeaux brings the series full circle to close on a high note with Emily, Chris and Aubrey going for their dreams of Olympic gold while dealing with personal issues and balancing love relationships.

Author Jennifer Comeaux weaves an emotionally dramatic tale that focuses more on the off-ice life issues and relationship challenges coupled with the anticipation and anxiety of the upcoming Olympics for Emily, Sergei, Chris and Audrey, that captivates the reader and keeps them spellbound as they turn the pages. With an intriguing cast of recurring and new characters; engaging dialogue and interactions; a richly detailed description of the setting; and a riveting storyline full of drama, suspense and romance; Fighting For The Edge will leave you believing that the power of love can overcome any challenge!

I love, love, love the Edge series and the author did not leave me disappointed with a wonderfully dramatic and satisfying conclusion that made me sigh and smile from ear to ear. If you are a fan of ice skating and all the drama that goes on behind the scenes then this series is a must read. If you are a hopeless romantic who loves the dramatic challenges and trials and tribulations that come with life issues and love relationships, then you're in luck, because the author takes the reader on a final exhilarating and emotional roller coaster ride as they follow the unfolding of these lovable characters stories one last time. I hate that this series has to end, but it was an incredible ride, kudos to author Jennifer Comeaux!


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 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.


Virtual Book Tour Contest Giveaway

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Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Tour Schedule:

December 2nd
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December 3rd
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Jess Time to Read – Review
A Girl, Books and Other Things – Review
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December 4th
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Victoria Simcox’s Blog – Spotlight
Zili in the Sky – Review
Reviews by Karen – Review

December 5th
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Brooke Blogs – Review
Bookhounds YA – Interview
The Bookmark Blog - Review

December 6th
Jersey Girls Book Reviews – Review
Curling Up with a Good Book – Interview

December 9th
LDS Forever Friends Book Nook – Review
Genuine Jenn – Review
Amy’s Booket List – Spotlight
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December 10th
Word I Write Crazy – Review
Bound 4 Escape – Review
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December 11th
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Book Labyrinth – Review
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December 12th
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December 13th
Katie’s Clean Book Collection – Review
i read indie – Review
Thardrandian Thoughts – Spotlight
My Devotional Thoughts – Spotlight


  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for being part of the tour! I just started working on a companion novel to the series :)

    1. Hi Jennifer! Oh I am so glad that your writing a companion novel! I loved this series, you fulfilled my ice skating addiction! Thank you for the opportunity to host your virtual book tour event. :)