Monday, February 11, 2013

Edge of the Past

 Title: Edge of the Past (Edge, #2)
Author: Jennifer Comeaux
Release date: November 27, 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
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Emily's skating career and personal life have never been more golden. She and her partner Chris have won every competition they've entered this season, and she's found the man of her dreams in her coach Sergei. But when one of the biggest competitions of the year takes Emily and Sergei to Russia, Sergei's past explodes into the present and makes Emily doubt everything in their future
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 Sergei pressed me up into the star lift, and I noticed some of the other skaters idling and watching us. We sped past them, and Sergei set me down, preparing for the closing seconds of the program.
In time with the final piano notes, I edged away from Sergei, and he rushed toward me, trapping me in his arms for the ending pose. I gasped at the passion with which he grabbed me. His eyes held my gaze then slowly drifted down to my mouth, and my body hummed from the fiery energy between us. I leaned into his chest and squeezed my fingers harder around his biceps.
A few of my training mates erupted with applause and whistles, and Sergei jerked backward. He didn’t say anything as he took off to cool down, leaving me alone in the middle of the ice with more than my muscles burning.

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Nineteen-year-old Emily is new to pairs skating, but she and her partner Chris have a big dream–to be the first American team to win Olympic gold. Their young coach Sergei, who left Russia after a mysterious end to his skating career, believes they can break through and make history. Emily and Chris are on track to be top contenders at the 2002 Winter Games. But when forbidden feelings spark between Emily and Sergei, broken trust and an unexpected enemy threaten to derail Emily's dreams of gold.

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The Crescent Chronicles

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Sometimes you just have to take flight. A summer in New Orleans is exactly what Allie needs before starting college. Accepting her dad’s invitation to work at his hotel offers an escape from her ex-boyfriend and the chance to spend the summer with her best friend. Meeting a guy is the last thing on her mind—until she sees Levi. Unable to resist the infuriating yet alluring Levi, Allie finds herself at the center of a supernatural society and forced to decide between following the path she has always trusted or saving a city that might just save her.
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Freshman year of college is hard even when you're not tied to the future king of a supernatural society. Allie dives into college head first with Hailey as her roommate and the city of New Orleans as her backyard. As things within The Society heat up, Allie realizes that whether she’s with Levi or not, she's in far too deep to turn back.
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Levi might be hot, strong, and have a cool set of wings, but it's not enough to make up for keeping Allie in the dark. Allie's tired of being left with more questions than answers. She's tired of loving a guy who refuses to level with her. Most of all, she's tired of her life spinning out of control. Desperate to save Jess no matter the personal cost, Allie has to face the possibility that the only one she can trust is herself.
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Alyssa Rose Ivy is a Young Adult and New Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

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On Dublin Street 18+

The following review is for 18 + readers

On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street, #1)
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Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare…
Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well—until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core.
Braden Carmichael is used to getting what he wants, and he’s determined to get Jocelyn into his bed. Knowing how skittish she is about entering a relationship, Braden proposes an arrangement that will satisfy their intense attraction without any strings attached.
But after an intrigued Jocelyn accepts, she realizes that Braden won’t be satisfied with just mind-blowing passion. The stubborn Scotsman is intent on truly knowing her… down to the very soul.


Sometimes we come across a book that strikes a chord deep within us, one that we can relate to on a personal level. When that happens, you find yourself so much more involved with the characters and the storyline stays with you for days and days. Well it does with me and that is what happened to me when I read On Dublin Street.
As a sufferer of panic attacks I am well aware of the fear that is a constant companion in your life. For some people they cannot understand the things your mind will do to you and what you do in your mind to rationalise certain situations to make you "safe". Because of this I felt I had an immediate connection with Joss, I felt like I understood her, even though the reasons behind her decisions were altogether different from mine.
This book was quite slow building and I don't mean it was not well paced or I was bored. I mean you were given a little bit of time to understand characters; you were waiting with keen anticipation for more, but definitely not bored. I like this a lot, especially after reading books where the “instant love” relationship happens within the first few chapters, this was a lovely change of pace.
I was really interested in Joss's healing process, I loved her meetings with Dr Pritchard, and I wanted her to get past her pain. My heart really broke for all that she had suffered.
Because of that, I absolutely loved Brendan and Ellie. What wonderful people to have come into your life when you have purposefully isolated yourself. I believe Joss understood that too, and maybe realised her relationship with Rhian wasn't helping her move forward like the ones with Ellie and Brendan.
Brendan was great for her, patient but sneaky, he didn't put up with a lot of her denial and all her wall building, which is what she needed.
 I spent last night going over and over the last six months in me head and I  know that you're lying to me. I know you love me, Jocelyn, because there's no fucking way I can be this much in love with you, and not have you feel the same way. It's not possible.
GAH!!! He is brilliant.
To me this book had a fantastic romance with a heart wrenching story intertwined within, it is special. I am not going to get over it anytime soon. Special characters, special story, loved it!

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