Life on the Edge
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
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.
I'm not sure I would recommend Edge of the Past as a stand alone book. I really think you need to read Life on the Edge first. Emily and Sergei's story of coming together is romantic and has such a great build up that you don't want to miss it. Life on the Edge is where we really get to know the characters. Emily and Sergei try to fight the attraction and connection between them because as a coach and student, such a relationship is frowned upon. It could ruin everything. But love, as we know, doesn't usually follow rules. I loved the kissing scenes and I loved the secondary characters as well.
It was awesome to just dive right into Edge of the Past right after finishing Life on the Edge. I was so glad to have them both. I honestly read through both these books in two days. They were great!
The path of love rarely runs smooth and Emily and Sergei have their fair share of struggles. In this book some of the past comes up to change the game plan. I really felt Emily's battle within as she struggled with accepting and adapting even as her heart hurt. There were real life issues, emotion and romance. So enjoyable to read. Enjoy the following excerpt from Edge of the Past. It will give you a sneak peak into the drama that unfolds.
After dessert of Russian fruit cake, my parents helped Anna clear the table while Sergei and I went over to his room, if one could call it that. We stood between the bed and a tall wooden cabinet, and there was barely enough space for us to move. I thought of my bedroom in my parents’ house – the four-poster bed, my own bathroom, the window seat where I loved to read. Sergei hadn’t enjoyed any such comforts growing up.
“This bed looks even smaller than a twin,” I said. “How did you fit in this?”
He laughed. “When I had my growth spurt at fifteen and hit six feet, it got tough.”
“I can’t imagine not having a door for privacy. There were many times I needed to shut out my mom’s nagging.”
“I guess since I never had a door, I didn’t know what I was missing.”
“Where’d you keep all your stuff?” I asked.
“My clothes were in here.” Sergei tapped the cabinet. “Everything else got crammed under the bed.”
“It’s nice you had a window,” I said, running my hand along the sill. My fingers stopped when I reached a carving – one Russian word etched into the wood.
Author Jennifer Comeaux
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.
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