Taking the Ice (Ice #3)
by Jennifer Comeaux
Summary from Goodreads:
Olympic rings and an engagement ring.
Courtney Carlton is ready for both.
She and her boyfriend Josh have skated together and dated for four years, and they’ve reached a critical point in their partnership both on and off the ice. With the Winter Games coming up and their career nearing an end, they are fighting to win a spot on the Olympic team, something Courtney has dreamed of since she was ten years old. She also has another wish she hopes comes true soon. She’s waiting for a marriage proposal from Josh that she expected to happen by now. Will she realize either dream or will her heart be broken from disappointment?
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 die-hard 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.
Taking the Ice was a lovely conclusion to an adorable series. This book takes place several years down the road and we get to see what happens with Courtney’s Olympic dream and where her relationship and partnership with Josh are at, four years later. It was a pretty quick read, no angst whatsoever (except for competition jitters). Speaking of competition, I am always so amazed at the way the author captures that feeling right before they take the ice and while they’re doing their programs. I feel so anxious when I’m reading these scenes, it’s almost as if I’m the one competing. She truly does a great job with the figure skating aspect of the books. I also loved the fact that it was based around last year’s Olympics in Sochi. As a figure skating fan who followed all the events in Sochi, it made it more realistic which was an added bonus.
Josh and Courtney have definitely matured by the third book but they are still super cute together and I was glad to see that even four years later they still haven’t lost that sweetness toward one another.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
5 out of 5 stars
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