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Life on the Edge (Edge #1) (Edge Series) [Kindle Edition]

Jennifer Comeaux
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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.

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"You don't have to be a fan of figure skating to love this book." - R. Millet

"Sergei and Emily's intense feelings for each other poured off the pages." - Mariann, Belle's Book Bag

"Jennifer Comeaux is an exciting new talent. Her debut novel, Life on the Edge, is a page turner that will keep you guessing to the finish." - aussieSKATES: Figure Skating Downunder

"Life on the Edge should definitely be put on your to be read pile no matter what your age." - Sizzling Hot Book Reviews

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. Jennifer loves to hear from readers! Visit jennifercomeaux.blogspot.com for contact information and to learn more about her books.

Product Details

  • File Size: 512 KB
  • Print Length: 435 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1470101777
  • Publisher: Astraea Press (January 3, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006T89A4Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #159,715 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life On The Edge A Compelling Novel January 4, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Life on the Edge
Jennifer Comeaux
Astraea Press
January 3rd, 2012
Fictional Romance
5 Stars

Life on the Edge follows the lives and tours of the many skaters who dream of one day of bringing home the Gold Medal in the Olympics. Nineteen year old Emily has always skated alone and now she has to learn to skate with a partner. With Chris as her partner, they dream big and with Sergei a Russian coach, they are sure to win big in the Olympics. As a former champion Sergei is hiding something. Why did he suddenly leave his career and come to the United States to teach skating? One of the no-no's in any sporting event is for coaches and students to have any interaction with each other except for their training sessions. As sparks begin to fly between Sergei and Emily, they know full well that they cannot be seen together or have any romance between them. As they continue on being discreet will this affect Emily's skating performance? As things seem to heat up more between them, trouble lurks just around the corner. Can she confide in her parents that she is seeing Sergei? What about the Russian skaters, do they realize what is going on? How long can she keep this from her partner Chris? But most of all will there be a future for Emily and Sergei together both in the skating and romance department?

This was a very interesting novel and for anyone that follows the world of Ice Skating knows just how strenuous training can be to reach perfection. I feel the author did a great job of describing the twists and turns that goes along with a performance. If you are looking for a good contemporary romance to read then I would recommend "Life on the Edge" I feel like you will enjoy it very much.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book! August 5, 2012
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I have to admit, this book surprised me. It's the first contemporary romance I've ever read, and I was a bit worried about the MC only being nineteen and whether or not I'd be able to relate to her. However, the premise intrigued me, so I bought it.

I shouldn't have worried. I couldn't put this book down! I read it in two days and loved every minute of it.

While the main plot of the story is Emily and her pairs skating partner, Chris, trying to fight their way to the 2002 Olympics, the love story is a perfect blend of fiery chemistry, tender love, and incredible heartbreak. Emily and Sergei (Emily and Chris's skating coach) struggle against the attraction between them, knowing their relationship is forbidden and could ruin everything they've worked for.

This is a sweet romance that draw's the reader into Emily's world. I also really enjoyed the ice skating routines and performances, even though I don't know an awful lot about the sport. It was exciting to live the dream through Emily's eyes.

This one is headed to my re-read pile. I know I will enjoy it again in the future. I'll be on the lookout for more books from Jennifer Comeaux.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Escape Book!!! February 4, 2012
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You don't have to be a fan of figure skating to love this book. It's a great escape book with so many great things - romance, unexpected twists, etc. From the moment I picked it up, I couldn't put it down. The only things I knew about the ice skating world was from watching competitions from time to time on TV, but after reading this book I have a new understanding of the sport. I can't wait to see what Jennifer Comeaux comes up with next.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! January 5, 2012
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Life On The Edge is a great read for anyone who loves romance. The story is woven around the life of a figure skater, and done so expertly. I enjoyed the behind the scenes look at the world of figure skating as much as I did the romance between the main character and her coach. The story is about an unlikely pair, and shows us the heart wants what the heart wants. This is a story of love, perseverance, and integrity; a story of a love that was meant to be. It's a fantastic book for young AND old readers! Loved it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life on the Edge November 14, 2012
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Emily Butler is a nineteen year old figure skater with a dream to make it to the Olympics. Once a singles skater, she has made the transition into pairs skating. She and partner Chris Grayden dream of competing at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City and winning the Olympic gold medal. With their young Russian coach Sergei, a former junior world champion who left Russia after his career ended suddenly and mysteriously, they have a good chance of going all the way to achieving their dream.

The story opens in the summer of 2000, leading into the competitive season a year prior to the Olympics. Emily and Chris are practicing for the preliminary competitions leading up to the Olympics. In order for them to attain their Olympic dreams, Emily must not only master technique but conquer her performance anxiety. With the encouragement and support of both Chris and Sergei, Emily is able to control her anxiety and they start to win medals. But along the way the skater-coach relationship between Emily and Sergei grows into a friendship when they co-coach a younger pairs skating couple, that soon blossoms into a forbidden relationship. As a matter of ethics, coaches and skaters are discouraged from dating each other, and Emily and Sergei struggle to find a balance between skating and love, while not losing out on their Olympic dreams. As their love story starts to unfold, new obstacles cross their path and others take notice of their relationship, which threatens to end it all for them.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I absolutely loved it!
My mom actually picked this book out for me after stumbling upon while getting a book for my brother. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Maureen
5.0 out of 5 stars loved
I picked up this book during the winter olympics and I can't recommend it enough. I absolutely loved the characters and had to continue the series. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jessica Moro
5.0 out of 5 stars Appeals to the Ice-Skating Fan in all of us
Nineteen year old Emily Butler is a gifted skater whose life revolves around the skating rink with long practices and friends who are other skaters. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Michigan Book Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly surprised
I randomly discovered this on my Kindle and was surprisingly pleased. The author writes a well crafted story with interesting characters. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Alice
3.0 out of 5 stars Light, romantic and inspirational story, Fighting for the Edge is the...
Emily is a young skate artist in a run for Olimpyc Games with her partner Chris. She has been skating all her life. She and Chris could be the first Americans in win a gold. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Savannah @Coffee, Books & My Kindle
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly good read.
I enjoyed this book tremendously. I am a figure skating fanatic and with the Olympics on tv now, it was a good story to read. I finished it in 2 days. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Carol Boutin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story to enjoy
If you are looking for a great contemporary romance, this is the book. The story moved at a decent pace, the characters had depth and you really understood what they were feeling,... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Michele
5.0 out of 5 stars A fabulous debut in this figure skating novel
This author earns a gold medal for tension. Each chapter placed the characters on figuratively thinner and more cracked ice, yet Jennifer Comeaux brought everything together in a... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Katie J. Van Ark
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun sports story!
Yes! Life on the Edge is a sweet, thought provoking, funny, sports story. Emily Butler has been skating her whole life, yet horrible competition anxiety has kept her from being... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mitsy
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read!
I love to watch ice skating and I really enjoyed this book about the trials and tribulations of these athletes - took me a minute to get to know which character was which and what... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Elaine Mohney
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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 traveling to competitions, where she can experience all the glitz and drama that inspire her writing. Jennifer loves to hear from readers! Visit jennifercomeaux.blogspot.com for contact information and to learn more about her books.

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