Jennifer Comeaux delivers another sweet romance with Crossing the Ice. This book, a spin-off from her Edge series, has all the familiar traits of Comeaux’s writing. Mainly, intense attraction between two characters whose chemistry is as real as the air we breathe. I read, my stomach a-flutter, as they bantered, flirted, and fell in love with each other, despite overwhelming obstacles that would keep any couple apart. This is what I love about Comeaux’s stories.
Courtney played a small part in the Edge series. We got a glimpse into the lives her and Mark, pairs partners, in that series, where they were both young teens training with the dream of Olympic gold in their hearts. Now they’re all grown up, and they’re sharing their famous coaching team with US rivals Josh and Stephanie. There are only two spots for US pairs skaters to go to the Olympics, yet there are three pairs all vying for those coveted spots. One team is basically a shoe in, which leaves the other two teams fighting for that last spot. Sharing a rink and coaches makes things interesting, to say the least, but nothing compares to the intensity of this forbidden romance when Court falls in love with the guy from the rival team!
And maybe that’s why I love Comeaux’s stories so much, despite the lack of steam I’m used to reading in other books. Don’t get me wrong—there’s steam, but it’s not explicit. It’s no less enjoyable though, because she knows how to twist your heart, heat up your insides, and plant your ass on the edge of your seat with a deliciously forbidden romance. Will they or won’t they get caught in the act? And if they do, how bad will the shit hit the fan?
I highly recommend this series! Though Crossing the Ice can be read as a stand-alone, I’d begin with Life on the Edge, the first in the Edge series, so you’ll get the full impact of this fierce and competitive world of figure skating the author has created. I give this book 5 stars! Grab a copy while it’s on sale for only $0.99!