Crossing the Ice
Jennifer Comeaux, author
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?
The ultra-competitive world of professional ice skating comes to life under the deft touch of Comeaux (Life on the Edge), who pairs an insider’s view of the skating world with a sweet romance in the first installment of a contemporary series. After pair skaters Courtney and Mark turn in a poor showing at the World Championships, Courtney’s long-distance boyfriend dumps her for someone else—and Courtney and Mark’s longtime coaches announce that they will be simultaneously training the skaters’ biggest rivals, Stephanie and Josh, a top-rated sibling team. Courtney and Josh soon strike up a romance, but ice princess Stephanie is determined to break them up. Courtney is conflicted, realizing that her partner and her coaches likely wouldn’t approve of the match, yet she falls more deeply for sweet, shy Josh with every moment they spend together. As Courtney and Josh wend their way past the enormous roadblocks of their relationship, readers will find their story immensely satisfying, though the ending is a tiny bit rushed. This solid effort will especially delight skating fans who want an inside look at the sport. (BookLife)