Gold Rush by Jennifer Comeaux
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: January 9, 2017
Format: I received a copy of the book from the author for an honest review on my blog.
You can purchase a copy of the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Gold-Rush-Jennifer-Comeaux-ebook/dp/B01MSV3XON/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1491757877&sr=1-8&keywords=Gold+Rush
(It’s also free with KindleUnlimited)
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?
So originally, I signed up for a book blitz for this book (Or it might have been the cover reveal), but I just fell in love with the cover and the hook of the book that I just knew that I needed to read and review it for you guys. Anyways, I read this book back in February but kept pushing off the review just because of my schedule, but now is the perfect time to post it!
To start off: Ahhhh I loved this book so, so much. Like legitimately, one of my favorite books I’ve read all year, and maybe since forever (Nope, there’s a couple books that I liked better but this one is up there). Also, if you poke around my blog a little, and been here long enough, you know that any book that involves winter, olympics, ice skating, or hockey are always on the top of my list and this book definitely did not disappoint. (Another thing, someone remind me to talk about my brief time as an ice skater. It was a period of time in my life that I loved and wish I continued).
Liza has always been skating, and knows that in order to achieve her dream of the Olympics, absolutely no distractions were allowed, especially a boy. There’s no room in her intense training, but of course, she has to follow her heart and what seems like a recipe for disaster, turns out just fine in the end.
The characters were all very well introduced and it was done in just a way that we knew they background and had emotional connections. Liza was a main character that you just cheered for all the way to the end, never wanting to see her fail. With Branden, right off the bat he was super sweet, and just right for Liza. I liked how they developed as friends first, and then gradually into a romantic relationship.
I know that the author has a series that precedes the book with the story of Liza’s parents that I know that I am going to read as soon as I can get it and find time, but this book does not have to be read after.
I absolutely loved the writing style of this book. It was easy to read, and just had that type of thing that made you want to continue reading until you reached the end. It was a longer book, but I still managed to read it all in 1 sitting, maybe 2-3 hours.
And..of course I can’t post this review without talking about the cover. Now, yes, yes, I know, never judge a book by it’s cover but I will be honest: the cover was the first thing that drew me in (just look at those shiny new ice skates). The colors blend together so beautifully and just so pleasing to look at.
Overall, I give the book a 10/10 (5/5 stars). It’s really rare for me to give a book a full 10, so you all know that this book is something that you NEED to read soon. This is one of those books where you will push at any stranger you meet, and that’s basically what i’m doing on here :) If you like reading about a sweet romance, skating, a goal at the Olympics, etc… pick this book up. In the meanwhile, i will be picking up a copy of the other book of her parents. (Oh wait, there are 3 books in that series, and another full series by the author. My day has just been made!!)
So what did you think about the review? Will you go and pick it up? Have you read any other books by the author? Leave me all your thoughts in the comments below or find me on social media, @BrookeEvans2001 on Twitter and @thecozylittlebooknook on Instagram. I will have another post later today with a little excerpt of what I have been writing for Camp Nanowrimo so keep a look out for that!
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