Published by Createspace Independent Pub on January 9, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, Romance, Sports Romance, Ice Skating
Source: eARC from Author
Reading Challenges: 2017 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance 2017 Reading Challenge
Will love wait for gold?
Liza Petrov's entire life has been about skating and winning her sport's top prize - Olympic gold. She's stayed sheltered inside her bubble, not daring to stray from her destined path.
Until she meets Braden Patrick.
He makes her heart flutter with possibility, and for the first time she gets a taste of a normal teenage life. She longs to have both the boy and the gold, but stepping outside her bubble comes with a price. As Liza begins to question both her future and her past, can she stay focused on the present and realize her ultimate dream?
Gold Rush is a standalone young adult ice skating romance set in the same world as Jennifer’s Edge series and Ice series. I have read, and the loved the entire Ice series, which is Josh and Courtney’s story. I still have not read the edge series, which is the story of Liza’s dad, but I am so going to. I loved the Ice series to pieces, and Gold Rush gave me all the same great feels. I love the feel good romance that Jennifer Comeaux is so excellent at delivering. This was a great book for new and old fans of Jennifer’s work.
Gold Rush is Liza’s story, a two time world champion ice skater. Liza has been so focused on skating her whole life that she has missed out on all the boy, and dating, aspects of growing up. In fact, she has never even been on a date at 19, much less anything else with a guy. And then along comes Braden. I loved Liza and Braden from the very first moment I saw them together at the slushie stand. Their story is a real feel good romance. Sure, there are roadblocks and hurdles, and lots of skating. (and falls) but in the end it is so satisfying. That is what I love most about Jennifer’s stories. They are all so satisfying.
Gold Rush is so many things wrapped up in one book. It is an awesome ice skating story. liza seriously kicks butt on ice. It is also a great friendship as well as a romance. I loved Braden. Him and Liza clearly like each other but Liza gets cold feet pretty early on. She is a people pleaser like I am, so I totally understood how her parents pressure and expectations caused her to put the brakes on. But Braden takes it all in stride, and it made me love him even more. The result makes Gold Rush an awesome instant chemistry but slow burn friendship to romance. My favorite kind.
Bottom line: If you have read one of Jennifer’s ice skating romances before, you will love rejoining this world to get to know a new couple. Gold Rush is an awesome addition to her other equally awesome books. And if you are new to Jennifer’s stories, you need to read Gold Rush! It is a feel good ice skating romance, with great character, plenty of tense, and cute moments, awesome skating and a really satisfying story. I love all of Jennifer’s books. Gold Rush was an excellent read.If you love IceSkating, you need to read Gold Rush by Jennifer Comeaux @LadyWave4 #SportsRomance #YA Click To Tweet
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