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review 2017-02-11 07:05
Blog Tour w/Review - Gold Rush


Gold Rush
Jennifer Comeaux
Publication date: January 9th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Liza Petrov’s entire life has been about skating and winning her sport’s top prize – Olympic gold. She’s stayed sheltered inside her bubble, not daring to stray from her destined path.
Until she meets Braden Patrick.
He makes her heart flutter with possibility, and for the first time she gets a taste of a normal teenage life. She longs to have both the boy and the gold, but stepping outside her bubble comes with a price. As Liza begins to question both her future and her past, can she stay focused on the present and realize her ultimate dream?
 
 
 
 
 

Braden & Liza meet at the concession stand over her siblings. The attraction is instant and mutual. Only this is going to be the busiest year of her life. Who has time for love?

Liza has never had a date, a kiss, a boyfriend. Rights of passage have been sacrificed for Olympic Gold. Is it worth it? Maybe this year she can find out how to make them both work out.

An amazing story with feels and emotions. I love, love, loved the skating and technical parts. This is one author I can count on to make it real. Did I mention there are feels? This book has everything for everyone, and a little bit more. 


***This copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

 
 


Author Bio:
 
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. When she’s not writing, traveling, or calculating taxes, you can find her feeding her television addiction.

 


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text 2016-09-21 16:05
Cover Reveal - All Laced Up

 

Let us know what you think of the cover for All Laced Up (Breakaway #1) by Erin Fletcher, which releases October 10, 2016!

 

This cover reveal is brought to you by Entangled TEEN!

 

 

About All Laced Up:

Everyone loves hockey superstar Pierce Miller. Everyone except Lia Bailey.
When the two are forced to teach a skating class to save the rink, Lia’s not sure she’ll survive the pressure of Nationals and Pierce’s ego. Not only can’t he remember her name, he signed her bottle of water like she was one of his groupies. Ugh. But if there’s one thing Lia knows better than figure skating, it’s hockey.
Hoping to take his ego down a notch—or seven—she logs into his team website under an anonymous name to give him pointers on his less-than-stellar playing. Turns out, Pierce isn’t arrogant at all. And they have a lot in common. Too bad he’s falling for the anonymous girl online. No matter how much fun they’re starting to have in real life, she’s afraid he’s going to choose fake-Lia over the real one…
Disclaimer: This book contains a swoony hockey player (and his equally swoony friends!), one-too-many social media accounts, kisses that’ll melt ice, and a secret identity that might not be so secret after all…

Want to read more? Pre-order your copy of All Laced Up today!

 

 

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About Erin Fletcher:

 

Erin is a young adult author from North Carolina. She is a morning person who does most of her writing before sunrise, while drinking excessive quantities of coffee. She believes flip-flops qualify as year-round footwear, and would spend every day at the beach if she could. She has a bachelor's degree in mathematics, which is almost never useful when writing books.

 

Website | Blog | Twitter | Goodreads | Entangled Publishing

 

 

 

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review 2015-10-13 15:17
Blog Tour w/Review # 2 - CROSSING THE ICE

 

 

 
Crossing the Ice by Jennifer Comeaux 
(Ice #1) 
Publication date: August 2nd 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult

Synopsis:

 

Falling hard never felt so good.

 

Pair skaters Courtney and Mark have one shot left at their Olympic dream. They vow not to let anything get in their way, especially not Josh and Stephanie, the wealthy and talented brother and sister team.

 

The heart doesn’t always listen to reason, though…

 

The more time Courtney spends with sweet, shy Josh, the harder she falls for him. But they are on opposite sides of the competition, and their futures are headed in opposite directions. Will their friendship blossom into more or are their paths too different to cross?

 

This is the first book in the ICE series. The series continues with book #2, LOSING THE ICE.

 

 
 
 
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Courtney and Mark have their last chance to get to the Olympics. That is until their coaches invite their competition to train with them. Stephanie and Josh are brother and sister pairs skaters who are fierce competitors.

Courtney and Josh try hard to get along. Their partners are not willing, looking at the others as competition and the enemy. Courtney has always secretly been attracted to Josh and cannot help herself.

Josh starts to be her friend. Then they work together at the restaurant where she tends bar. Hard to fight the attraction, and now spending so much time together, makes it that much harder.

Mark is not happy when he finds out what has been going on. Is the dream still alive? Mark does not seem to understand where she is coming from. What can she do to prove she wants to win?

This is such a sweet story. What amazed me was the authors knowledge and use of the figure skating industry and practices. I found this to be entertaining, as well as full of interesting insights. I love the banter and these characters literally swept me up until I was thinking OTP! Great start to the Ice series!
 
 
 
 
AUTHOR BIO:
 
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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review 2015-10-13 13:35
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Crossing the Ice - Jennifer Comeaux

Courtney and Mark have their last chance to get to the Olympics.  That is until their coaches invite their competition to train with them.  Stephanie and Josh are brother and sister pairs skaters who are fierce competitors.

 

Courtney and Josh try hard to get along.  Their partners are not willing, looking at the others as competition and the enemy.  Courtney has always secretly been attracted to Josh and cannot help herself.

 

Josh starts to be her friend.  Then they work together at the restaurant where she tends bar.  Hard to fight the attraction, and now spending so much time together, makes it that much harder.

 

Mark is not happy when he finds out what has been going on.  Is the dream still alive? Mark does not seem to understand where she is coming from.  What can she do to prove she wants to win?

 

This is such a sweet story.  What amazed me was the authors knowledge and use of the figure skating industry and practices.  I found this to be entertaining, as well as full of interesting insights.  I love the banter and these characters literally swept me up until I was thinking OTP! Great start to the ICE series.  I give this clever book a 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This ARC was given in exchange for an honest review only.

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review 2015-07-13 03:34
Review: Little Girls in Pretty Boxes
Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters - Joan Ryan

This book could have had so much promise, discussing the inside story of being a female gymnast and/or figure skater, but unfortunately the negatively of the author overwhelms anything positive whatsoever. Yes, there are obsessed parents and abusive coaches. Yes, many of the athletes have or have had eating disorders. And yes, there is corruption. But that's not all there is to these sports.

 

Besides the lack of anything happy or hopeful, the book also needs to be edited. For example, when discussing famous (and infamous) gymnastic coaches, how you can misspell the name of Marta Karolyi, half of one of the most powerful and well-known coaching couples? This book does, repeatedly calling her "Martha." There is also an overwhelming amount of repetition, as if the author was under the impression that she needed to refer to future stories multiple times even before she tells the full events... And then she again refers to the same events later in the book! Consequently, I read about events as many as three or four (or more) times in one book.

 

I gave it two stars for the amount of research done, but no more than that due to bad editing and an oppressively negative viewpoint that colors every sentence.

 

*Library Copy*

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