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Monday, April 3, 2017

With Love For Romantic Books - Gold Rush by Jennifer Comeaux - Book Review & Giveaway

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Review by Suze

Liza has one ultimate goal, she wants to win an Olympic medal, a gold one. She's a talented figure skater and has trained her entire life. She's so close to seeing all of her wishes fulfilled, but when she meets Braden she realizes there's more to life than just skating and winning medals. Braden makes Liza want to have some regular college experiences. She's just existing in her own small world and Braden shows her a whole new side of herself. That doesn't mean Liza's giving up on her dream to win the prize she's always desired. However, is it possible to be in love and skate at the highest possible level?

Gold Rush is a beautiful and interesting romantic story. Liza has always been a good girl. She went through many difficult times in her past and my heart ached for her because of everything she had to endure. She's strong, talented and determined to reach her goals. I admired her courage and persistency. She tries to learn from her mistakes and works very hard to reach her targets. She's a wonderful sweet person as well and I liked her from the start. Being carefree every now and then is something I kept wishing for her to experience and I loved that Braden shows her what it's like to have fun. He's a serious student and he's a cheerful kindhearted guy. He understands Liza and supports her career. They tell each other their biggest secrets and have a special and deep connection. I couldn't wait to find out if Liza would win the Olympics, but also thought that with Braden in her life she's already a really lucky winner.

Jennifer Comeaux writes about figure skating in an impressive way. She skillfully describes Liza's movements and I could easily picture the skating, the dancing, the state of mind Liza has to be in, the nerves she has before an important competition and her anxiety when she's in front of the judges. I loved reading about Liza's drive to be the best she can be. She's humble and she's kind to her fans, which makes her a likeable person for a large number of people. Being in the spotlight isn't always easy though and Jennifer Comeaux writes about her struggles as well as her successes in an equally empathic manner. I absolutely loved that about Gold Rush.

While Liza has worked her whole life to reach one goal, she all of a sudden knows she wants more than just a medal. She doesn't get much support when it comes to Braden, since her parents want her to focus on skating and don't trust her to make the right choices. She stands up for what she believes in and it was fantastic to watch her build her confidence because of it. Besides sports, love and friendship there are secrets of the past Liza has to look into and this detail made the story even more fascinating. Gold Rush is a fabulous romantic story with a nerve-wracking ending that brought tears to my eyes. I definitely enjoyed reading this riveting book.


If you're a fan of figure skating and wonderful romantic stories I highly recommend Gold Rush, it's a very special book.

About Jennifer Comeaux

I started writing stories when I was seven years old and dreamed of one day seeing my name in print. Dreams of being a writer were overruled by practicality, however, and I decided to go the business school route, earning a master's degree in accounting from Tulane University. While at Tulane, I kept my creative muscles loose by writing for the school newspaper, The Hullabaloo. Seeing my name in a byline was great, but I still dreamed of writing a novel and having it published.

Writing was put on hold while I became a Certified Public Accountant and worked as a corporate tax manager. Not until a few years ago did I pick up my writer's pen again, thanks to encouragement from a friend.

Even though I've lived in south Louisiana all my life and have only stepped on an ice rink once, I am a passionate fan of figure skating and follow the sport closely. This passion spurred the idea for a story, a romance between a skater and coach, and after years of toying with the idea in my mind, I finally put the story down on paper. It started as a fun project to share with friends, but then I realized I wanted to share the book with a wider audience. I buckled down and learned how to be a better writer, and through many hours of writing and rewriting, the story came alive. LIFE ON THE EDGE became my first completed novel!

When I'm not working or writing, I enjoy traveling, especially to figure skating events, and photographing all my adventures. Attending competitions has allowed me to visit some wonderful places and meet some wonderful people. I couldn't have written any of my books without these experiences!




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  1. What an interesting book! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love the cover!

  3. The book review sound intriguing. Thanks for sharing. Love the cover too.

  4. What a great cover! I'd love to read this!

  5. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  6. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  7. I'm looking forward to reading this book.

  8. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the chance x

  9. The story sounds lovely, much like the rest of Ms. Comeaux's series. :-)

  10. Every time I get a chance to win a good book is a happy day -- to me!

  11. Congrats to the author for making her dream of writing and seeing her name in print, come true! :D

  12. promises to be another good read, cant wait to find out x

  13. I really like the cover, it sounds like a great book.

  14. I hope your book does well Jennifer. I admire you for picking up your writing again.

  15. Thanks for the giveaway.


  16. I really want to read this book! Nice cover!

  17. Gold Rush looks like a book I will really enjoy!

  18. I am looking forward to reading this book :D

  19. Thank you for the review - looks like a wonderful book.

  20. Congrats to the author for making her dream of writing and seeing her name in print, come true! :D

  21. This book is "my cup of tea", looking forward to reading it!

  22. I've never read a book about figure skating before, sounds interesting.

  23. Never ever thought about being a figure skater but I do admire them for their poise, etc.
    Looking forward to reading this book. Thank you for the giveaway.

  24. Thanks for sharing about the book!