Friday, February 10, 2017

Review: Gold Rush by Jennifer Comeaux + GIVEAWAY! (CLOSED)

Hello, everybody! How's life been lately? Hopefully great! Anyhoo, today is my stop on the blog tour for GOLD RUSH by Jennifer Comeaux and I'm really excited to be a part of the tour!

I was sent an e-copy of the book in exchange for an honest review as part of this blog tour.

Down below is my review of the book as well as the purchase links in case you're interested in getting a copy of this book for yourself, the author links, and finally a GIVEAWAY! I hope you all enjoy. Read on, bookworms!

Rating: PG
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Score: ❤❤❤❤
Page Count: 318
Stand Alone
Publisher: Self-Published
Published: January 7th, 2017

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?

1. I've never read a book with themes of figure skating so I was super interested in wanting to read this book simply because of that. I've always had an appreciation for figure skating and while I know very little about the sport, it's one of my favorite sports to watch on the television. I'm really happy I was able to read this book because I enjoyed it a little more than I expected which is always a nice surprise!

2. I really liked the romance in this book. It was sweet and had a well-developed love interest. I thought Liza was a kick-butt athlete that poured her heart and soul into her skating and was more than dedicated to it. She didn't let outside distractions get in the way of her love for ice skating and that included Braden. I thought he was a very sweet and supportive character and their chemistry was undeniable from the get-go. I also really liked the other characters and thought they all played important roles in the book and never seemed to fade away into the background.

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3. I also loved that even though this was a romance book, the romance wasn't the only focus in the book. Liza has been struggling to mourn her dead adoptive parents for the past few years and didn't seem to have the closure she wanted. She struggled to accept the way they died and had so many unanswered questions that made it difficult for Liza to move on. Throughout the book, she struggles to balance her home life, figure skating, training, grief, and trying to have a slice of a normal teenage life all while preparing for a cut-throat skating competition that could lead her to the Olympics. It was interesting to see Liza handle all of this and I think it created really great character development for her.

4. I think if you're interested in figure skating or even passionate about it, I would highly recommend this book. It's a clean romance, a great emotional journey and all about achieving the dreams you want more than anything. I was really impressed by this novel and it was exactly what I was in the mood for. It's a fluffy and sweet romance that also might make you tear up every now and then. I really liked reading it and I'm sure you would like the author's other novels as well as they are all themed around figure skating and have amazing reviews! 

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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 traveling to competitions, where she can experience all the glitz and drama that inspire her writing. When she’s not writing, traveling, or calculating taxes, you can find her feeding her television addiction. 

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  1. Great review, Anissa! This sounds like a fun read and I've read a lot of sports romances, but none about skating yet either so I should give this one a try! I love how the romance, while a part of the story, isn't always in the spotlight.

    1. Yes, I highly recommend it! It was such a refreshing book and a perfect romance read for the Spring season :D

  2. Thank you so much for being part of the tour and for the amazing review!

    1. I'm happy to be have been a part of the tour! I'm really glad you liked my review!

  3. It makes me happy when a romance book doesn't get overtaken by the romance. It is a key feature, but then there are other things going on too. And my older sisters used to do figure skating as well, so this makes me think of all their shows we used to watch :D

    1. Oh that's so cool!! My sister used to skate as well!! She stopped shortly after I was born so I didn't get to see her skate but I'm really glad you got to see your sister skate! I'm sure she was amazing :D