Friday, January 11, 2013


When Kathy approached me about participating in the blog tour for the sequel to Life On The Edge, when I saw the cover, I knew it was about Figure Skating, which I absolutely love to watch and have been a huge fan since before Scott Hamilton won gold, so I had to read this first prequel.
Life On the Edge is the story of Emily and Chris, skaters who've recently been paired up to skate as a pair.  They have a new Russian coach, Sergei, who mysteriously quit skating with his long-time partner Elena after winning the Junior Pairs Championship.  Sergei has chosen to live in Boston to coach a younger team and help Em and Chris to fulfill their dreams of becomingm the first US Pairs Team to capture an Olympic Gold Medal.  Sergei has helped Emily to get over her fear and gain confidence, something sh had not been able to obtain with their former coach and Chris had always been able to skate with confidence and ease.

Emily and Chris are like brother and sister, so they weren't romantically involved with each other.  When the two were not skating, she and Sergei would go for coffee each morning just to talk.  After awhile of being close friends, they realized they had a lot in common  and realized their feelings for each other were getting stronger and in the Figure Skating  world, this is taboo, so they had to be     discreet when together, soas not to let on about their           relationship.  They both feel they can keep their personal and professional relationship separate.

When Emily finds out about Sergei's past, she's not sure                                    their relationship will last.  She's been able to focus on her skating, but she has issues she needs to work through.  When she and Chris win some big events, things seem to be in place for Gold at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City.

When a Russian Coach causes trouble for Emily, Chris and Sergei, things become ugly, withtheir careers on the line.  It takes a leap of faith and friends and family to help them through. 

I absolutely loved this book, learned more about the Skating world than I knew before,as Jennifer loves to go to the competitions throughout the country and we like the same skaters.  You don't have to be a fan of Figure Skating to love this book. 

I give this book 5 stars.

I received my PDF copy from Kathy Habel.

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Date Published: Dec 1, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-47010-177-0

1 comment:

Carole said...

Hi there, the January edition of Books You Loved is open for entries. Here is the link Books You Loved January Edition Please do pop by and link in a post about a book/s you loved. Maybe this post? Cheers and Happy New Year!