July 21, 2017
Welcome to my stop on the Gold Rush Audiobook Blog Tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours! I have a review and giveaway for you. Click here to follow the other stops on the tour.
Title: Gold Rush
Author: Jennifer Comeaux
Genre: YA Romance
Release Date: January 9th 2017
Narrator: Emily Stokes
Source: Review Copy
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?
Jennifer Comeaux has done it again with Gold Rush! I'm such a huge fan of her work as I've also listened to (audiobook version) and loved her novels Crossing the Ice and Losing the Ice. Emily Stokes narrates all three of these novels, and I can relax and let her voice carry me away from my stress. She is an excellent choice to read these stories.
Comeaux really does her research for competitive skating. If I didn't already know she's a huge fan, I'd think she was an Olympic ice skater herself. Her stories reflect her passion and depth of knowledge for the sport. I feel like I know so much about the world of ice skating and what goes on behind the scenes with all of the blood, sweat and tears Comeaux's characters shed to put their all into their performances.
Liza and Braden are adorable together. There's no getting around that! They don't play games but communicate openly and honestly, and that was refreshing to read. It's also a very realistic portrayal of a young girl who wants to accomplish her Olympic dreams but also wants to make time for "normal" teenager things like dating. I loved them together, and the overprotective reaction of Liza's dad endeared him to me even more (he coaches the couple in the previous books Crossing the Ice and Losing the Ice along with his wife, Liza's stepmom, Emily).
If you're looking for a refreshing romance, Gold Rush is it because how often do you get to read about a romance set in the ice skating world? Not often enough!
About the Author
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.