Taking The Ice – Ice Series #3

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Taking the IceWhen I find a series that I am in love with, it is hard to stop me from reading. In a weekend (or so) I manged to read the entire Ice series. The last was Taking the Ice. I’m looking forward to picking up the first in the skating series by Jennifer Comeaux, the Edge Series.

Synopsis

Olympic rings and an engagement ring.

Courtney Carlton is ready for both.

She and her boyfriend Josh have skated together and dated for four years, and they’ve reached a critical point in their partnership both on and off the ice. With the Winter Games coming up and their career nearing an end, they are fighting to win a spot on the Olympic team, something Courtney has dreamed of since she was ten years old. She also has another wish she hopes comes true soon. She’s waiting for a marriage proposal from Josh that she expected to happen by now. Will she realize either dream or will her heart be broken from disappointment? 

My Thoughts

Love, Olympics & Athlete/Coach relationships… my favorite kind of book. It is so incredibly cheesy that it is THE BEST kind of weekend read. It took me an after to finish Losing the Ice so I very quickly started Taking the Ice that evening. Taking the Ice was a little bit longer so I finished it very quickly on my lunch break the next day after making myself go to bed at a decent hour.

I loved that we were able to experience the events leading up to the Olympics and the Olympics with Courtney and Josh. After Courtney’s heartbreak in Crossing the Ice, it was a fitting end to the series for her and Josh to head to the Olympics together.

Josh’s proposal was amazing and everything I would expect from a figure skating romance novel. It was obvious Courtney had no clue until it happened and I loved the way it played out… on one of the best days of their relationship.

As often happens, in the end I fell in love with Stephanie. It is safe to say I would definitely pick up the book if she had her own spin-off series. Seeing her and Josh step away from the control of their parents was a huge step in the series & I love that she wound up designing Courtney’s dress. I picture them as goo friends down the road.

One thing I wasn’t exactly thrilled  about was the timeline gap in-between books. We jumped pretty quickly over four years since starting the first book in the series, Crossing the Ice. Courtney and Josh have had some awesome accomplishments and I wouldn’t have minded a couple other books in-between to share in those accomplishments with them.

These three books were a great read and I would not complain if there was a fourth book in their lives after their competitive careers. I have also added to my list the Edge series where we get to hear the love story of Em & Sergei. Even though they take place prior to the Ice Series, I absolutely loved Em and want to know her whole story!

Get The Series

Crossing the Ice

Losing the Ice

Taking the Ice

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  1. very interesting never really been on the ice, was never in an area that truly allowed us to will be reading and learning a bit though

    1. I learned a ton from this book! I don’t know a lot about the professional figure skating life, but this was a great view on it!

  2. Thank you so much for another awesome review, Kristin! I wish I could have covered some of the big events during the time jump. I had planned to do a series of little stories on my blog to fill in the gap, but with work and writing Taking the Ice time got away from me 🙁 You’ll see Courtney and Josh again in my next book, which will be Liza’s story 🙂 It’s set during the 2014 season so it’s a little but of going back in time 😉
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    1. Ah! I am so excited! I loved Liza, she was such a quiet little character. I will be on the lookout! I’m definitely going to go back and read Sergei and Emily’s story first. I LOVED this series and I understand the gap it happens! Thank you for writing them!

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