Audiobook Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Crossing the Ice by Jennifer Comeaux
Audiobook Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway:
Crossing the Ice by Jennifer Comeaux
BookCrushin is so excited to participate in our first audiobook review tour! In this post you will find my spoiler-free review, all of the book information, an audio excerpt and a giveaway! You can also find the book in many different formats but be sure to read my audiobook evaluation in the review!
Category: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 3rd, 2014
Narrated by: Emily Stokes
Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
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?
Spoiler-Free Audiobook Review:
This is my first audiobook review, so I figured I should start with the audiobook evaluation. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Crossing the Ice narrated by Emily Stokes. She had fun with the voices and I was never confused as to whom was talking even with multiple ladies in the book. She did a great job with the boys too, you can tell it was still Emily, but she put enough spin on it that it was definitely distinguishable. Not only were the characters uniquely portrayed but Emily instilled their emotions into her narration. I felt how they felt; like they were telling me the story directly. The audio itself had a few minor editing problems, where the narration pauses for too long or the narrator repeated herself. It doesn’t hurt the story and it isn’t frequent, but I thought I should share since it is an honest review.
Crossing the Ice is a sweet, new adult romance with college-aged characters. It is romantic yet still clean and suitable for a YA audience. I have a soft, squishy spot for ice skating and the Olympics; quite frankly it is awfully girly of me! Then again I enjoy most sports, but you don’t have to be a fan of sports or ice skating to fall for this story. The book smoothly explains all the sporty stuff while making it competitive and interesting. Plus all of the competition adds to the romantic tension and overall story. Crossing the Ice is a spinoff of Jennifer Comeaux’s Edge series, so she has the ice skating narrative perfected. Plus some of her former characters are present in this book but not once did I feel lost reading this book as my first foray into this world. It only made me want to go read Emily’s stories!
This is a spoiler-free review so I will tell you that I love Courtney and Josh! Their relationship is so organic but fraught with tension while still being cute and funny! Plus the kissing is so swoon-inducing! I laughed, smiled till my cheeks hurt and cheered them on at competitions as well as in their relationship. The secondary characters were perfect in their roles as well. It all crafted an entertaining romantic read!
I recommend this story as it was so funny, tender and really enjoyable!
Author Bio: Jennifer Comeaux
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 jennifercomeaux.blogspot.com for contact information and to learn more about her books.
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