Thursday, January 22, 2015

BLOG TOUR - AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: Crossing the Ice (Ice #1) by Jennifer Comeaux

Crossing the Ice (Ice #1)
Release Date: 08/03/14
Narrated by: Emily Stokes
Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins 

Summary from Goodreads:
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?

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My Thoughts:
I've only recently discovered the wonderful thing that is audiobooks. Only a few months back I listened to my first one and was hooked. However I do find that my enjoyment has a lot to do with the narrator. If it's not how I imagined, I can find my mind drifting a little while I'm reading. But I didn't have that problem once with Crossing the Ice. Emily Stokes did a wonderful job of alternating voices so that I was never in doubt over who was speaking. I especially loved Sergei's voice. She also expertly captured each characters different emotions, and it was so easy to be swept away in the story.

I'm not shy in admitting that I have a real thing for bad boys. They're usually a little broken and I find myself really attracted to that. But let me tell you, the shy and quiet type may just be my new thing. I adored the ease with which Josh's cheeks reddened, but I also loved experiencing his comfort and Joy at being with Courtney. Josh was just so, so beautiful, and sweet, and caring, and loving. When a guy treats a girl the way that Josh treated Court, it was impossible not to want to swoon at his feet.

I also really Liked Courtney. She was competitive and dedicated and committed to her dream of getting to the olympics. She was sweet and she loved completely and always tried her hardest to make everyone around her comfortable. 

Although Crossing the Ice is listed as New Adult it had a real YA sweetness about it. But don't get me wrong, while there was no overly descriptive scenes, in fact it was a very clean read, there was lots and lots of kissing. Lots of yummy kissing.

I absolutely loved the competition of the ice skating in this book. There were times I was sitting on the edge of my seat just waiting for the scores to be revealed after a skate. There was tension and joy and plenty of ups and downs.

I didn't realise until after I finished listening to this that it was a spin off of The Edge series. But let me say that it in no way made any difference that I've jumped straight in with this one. But I will definitely be going back and picking up the other series for a read.

I must make mention of one issue with the audiobook, although it is no fault of the authors, in one of the early chapters it kept backtracking and repeating lines over and over, and it got to the point that I just had to skip forward past that chapter. But that was the only issue with my whole listening experience.

Crossing the Ice really snuck up on me and grabbed me. It was sweet, with touches of heat, there was tension to hold my interest and a really beautiful romance. I'm really excited to see what comes next for Court and Josh.

"He's simply adorable. I could put him on a cracker. "

4/5 Sweet Josh Tucker Stars.

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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  1. Thank you so much for the amazing review and for being part of the tour! I love seeing all the love for Josh!! :)

  2. Thank you so much for the amazing review and for being part of the tour! I love seeing all the love for Josh!! :)


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