Review+Giveaway: Fighting for the Edge

Thursday, February 13, 2014
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Fighting for the Edge (Edge #3)
by Jennifer Comeaux
Release Date: 11/05/13

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Summary from Goodreads:
Two friends. Two dreams. One night that changes everything…

Ice dancer Aubrey London scoffs at romance. She’s focused on winning a medal at the upcoming Olympics and uses that as her excuse to avoid serious relationships. But when she and longtime friend Chris Grayden are thrown together by unforeseen circumstances, Aubrey finds herself questioning everything she's ever known about love, complicating her life both on and off the ice.

Pairs skater Emily Petrov embraces romance. She and her husband Sergei still act like honeymooners two years after their wedding. As Emily’s coach, Sergei provides constant support while she prepares to challenge for gold at the Olympics. But Sergei’s support might not be enough to help Emily overcome the one challenge she never saw coming.

With the Games only weeks away, Emily and Aubrey are on the verge of realizing their dreams. But one snowy, stormy night sets in motion a series of events that will test them in ways they never imagined, giving them more to fight for than Olympic medals.

Previous Books on the Series

1605584613163303Life on the Edge (Edge #1)

Edge of the Past (Edge #2)

Praise for the Edge books

"Jennifer Comeaux puts you in the action, makes you smell the ice and hear the roar of the crowd during the nail-biting competitions, and she's a master at creating first love jitters in your stomach from the steamy scenes that are so hot without being explicit." - Christina Jean Michaels, author of Epiphany

“Both touching and suspenseful, Fighting for the Edge is a game changer that will have fans of the series giving both the characters and the author a standing ovation once they've turned the very last page. If I could pass out medals, Jennifer would earn gold for writing my favorite romance of all time.”– Jenna at Jenna Does Books


I got absorbed in this entire series, from the journey of Emily and Sergei’s relationship in the first book, and the countless dramas the characters have experienced in the second book.  But, this third book is sort of different because dual POVs were provided (Emily and Aubrey’s.)  At first, it was kind of confusing when the first POV (Emily) will switch to third POV (Aubrey.)  But after I got that nailed down, this story is beautiful, and the series of problems and drama really got me hooked up.

Emily and Sergei once again encounters an unexpected challenge of their own.  I love how Sergei is always supportive of whatever Emily decides, as long as it is for the good.  He just knows the right things to say to boost Emily’s confidence up, and I really admired him for that.  His unrelenting devotion to Emily is truly stunning.

Emily is also a character that I adored.  She has strong spirit and determination to get the things she want done.  She continues to grow as a person throughout the series, but I think this is the point wherein she grew the most.  I like the way she doesn’t drill people to tell her how they feel towards a situation, and she just gives an ear when they’re prepared.

I enjoyed reading Aubrey’s side as well.  I’ve always seen her as the bubbly person she always is, but reading this book has made me realize that she also has her own sad, depressing moments.  It was great to see that she was able to change, and learn how to believe in things.  She may have experienced a lot of troubles and drama, but she got past through it all.  She was strong, in the way that she put herself out there.

Above all else, I loved Chris the most.  He stayed regardless of whatever problems Emily and Aubrey had to face, and he continued to support them.  He became their bedrock, and really, it’s nice to have a person like that.  He was protective of his friends, but he also knows how to give space.  I really admired him for the way he wholeheartedly accepted Aubrey even after knowing her past.  Not many people can do this, and I really loved him for it.

I really felt like I was in the book, together with the characters, and it made me feel what it’s like to be in the skating competition.  I wasn’t into the book right away in the first half, so I wasn’t really reading it continuously.  I had countless breaks in reading this, but when I reached the latter half, I got really absorbed, and it had almost made me pull up an all-nighter.

Comeaux’ Fighting for the Edge is a beautiful story of love, family and friendship, along with a feel of the world of figure skating.  This last instalment to the series can be read as a standalone, but I would definitely recommend reading the first two books first.


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 for contact information and to learn more about her books.


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Jennifer said...

Thank you for the wonderful review and for being part of the tour!!

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