Author: Jennifer Comeaux
Genre: New Adult / Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 1, 2011
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More about 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.
What are Readers saying about LIFE ON THE EDGE?
I read Life on the Edge not knowing what to expect because most people don't know enough about competitive figure skating to write a believable story. But I honestly couldn't put it down and read through the night until I finished it. I loved the romantic tension of the story, but even more than that I loved the authenticity that she delivers for the competitive skating background. As a skating mom, I was prepared to find inaccuracies in how she presented the skating world because that is the norm for movies and books that use a skating theme. It's so much fun to read something about skating that actually gets it right! I think that this is a book that you will love if you are a skating fan and if you're not, you might just become one. Thanks Jennifer for a wonderful book!!
~JgWhite (Compliments of Amazon Reviews)
Reasons to read this book: The romance is amazing and the story telling is spot on. Plus the writing shows great talent.
Who should read this book: Everyone (again) but especially fans of figure skating or books like Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants or Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (books that have complex characters and deep storylines).
What makes this book different: The intimate knowledge of figure skating makes you feel like you are living out Emily's dreams alongside her.
~E. Botts (Compliments of Amazon Reviews)
Life On The Edge is an intense, dramatic, passionate novel about a young, talented figure skater with a dream to participate in the Olympics. Through hard work, sacrifice, and perseverance Emily and her partner are well on their way to achieving that goal. However, there is one thing that is standing in their way - Emily's heart. Jennifer Comeaux has done a fantastically beautiful job constructing a story I shall never forget. I'm truly impressed this is Comeaux's first novel. Remember her name everyone because we are going to see some great works produced by this author.
~Jen H. (Compliments of Goodreads)
Life On the Edge is an absolute joy to read from the first page to the final chapter. There are so many things about this book that are so admirable and I truly appreciate Jennifer Comeaux for! She has made my list of all time favorite authors with her very first Novel! That in itself should speak volumes!
~Holli (Compliments of Goodreads)
~Holli (Compliments of Goodreads)
Jennifer Comeaux tells me about herself:
I started writing stories when I was seven years old and dreamed of one day seeing my name in print. Dreams of being a writer were overruled by practicality, however, and I decided to go the business school route, earning a master's degree in accounting from Tulane University. While at Tulane, I kept my creative muscles loose by writing for the school newspaper, The Hullabaloo. Seeing my name in a byline was great, but I still dreamed of writing a novel and having it published.
Writing was put on hold while I became a Certified Public Accountant and worked as a corporate tax manager. Not until a few years ago did I pick up my writer's pen again, thanks to encouragement from a friend.
Even though I've lived in south Louisiana all my life and have only stepped on an ice rink once, I am a passionate fan of figure skating and follow the sport closely. This passion spurred the idea for a story, a romance between a skater and coach, and after years of toying with the idea in my mind, I finally put the story down on paper. It started as a fun project to share with friends, but then I realized I wanted to share the book with a wider audience. I buckled down and learned how to be a better writer, and through many hours of writing and rewriting, the story came alive. LIFE ON THE EDGE became my first completed novel!
When I'm not working or writing, I enjoy traveling, especially to figure skating events, and photographing all of my adventures. Attending competitions has allowed me to visit some wonderful places and meet some wonderful people. I couldn't have written LIFE ON THE EDGE without these experiences!