Since I've read the first two book in this series I was really looking forward to reading and reviewing this last book in the "Edge" series. I love watching competitive figure skating. It's one of my favorite sports to watch. The Olympics is a magical time to watch figure skating and this book is set around making it to the Olympics.
It was nice to have Emily and Sergei married in this book. I liked it. Adding in Aubrey's story was awesome. I have always liked Chris so it was good to see him so upfront and interacting with Aubrey. Chris shoulders a lot of responsibility in this book and I just love his sense of loyalty and strength.
The story is engaging and it always felt forward moving. I was interested and wanted to keep reading. These are the kind of books that make reviewing easy. The characters are real and I can see them and by this, the last book, I really feel like I know them. I'm sad to see this series end but I'll be looking forward to reading whatever Jennifer Comeaux comes up with next!
There are some sexual references, steamy kissing and make out scenes, and sex behind closed doors between a married couple (although nothing descriptive).
Enjoy the following excerpt from Fighting For the Edge!
Sergei nudged one leg between my knees, bringing our bodies closer. I tilted my chin up, and he brushed a long curl away from my face.
“Winning is very sexy,” he said.
“Yes, it is.” I nodded slowly and fingered one of the buttons on his shirt. “You know what would be really sexy? Winning an Olympic gold medal.”
He chuckled. “It always comes back to the Olympics.”
“I know, I know. I shouldn’t obsess. But it’s getting so close that I can’t stop thinking about it. And lately I’ve been thinking about all the freak things that could happen in the next eight weeks.”
“Like what?” Sergei arched an eyebrow, seeming afraid to humor me.
“Like… I could step off a curb wrong and break my ankle. Just walking down the street and BAM! Olympics are over.”
“I could carry you everywhere,” he said with a smile.
“That sounds very appealing. Or I could get one of those motorized scooters old people use. A Hoveround!”
He rubbed both my shoulders and then cupped his hands under my chin. “Em, you can’t live in fear that something terrible is going to happen. You’ll drive yourself insane.”
“More insane than I already am?” I asked with a laugh.
“I want this dream to become reality for you. I want it even more than I did for myself. But whatever happens in Torino, it’s not going to define you. What will define you is how fearless you’ve been, how hard you’ve worked, how much you’ve inspired young skaters.”
There was so much love and sureness in his eyes. I reached up and caressed his stubbly cheek, and as I touched my mouth to his, I let my palm trail down his chest. His warmth always gave me such comfort, and being in his arms made me feel totally at peace. I might need to take up permanent residence there the next eight weeks.
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.
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