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Gold Rush

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  134 ratings  ·  59 reviews
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
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Published January 9th 2017
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Sam (AMNReader)
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
This is a book about a girls quest to win the gold medal, seemed like she was 19 but then it seemed like she was 12, and her love affair with figure skating.

There was also a boy, some kissing, and sweet stuff that will make your teeth ache. He was perfect, as perfect as her three skates in the Olympics, natch.

Ashley - Book Labyrinth
Gold Rush is such a fun and sweet book: exactly what I've come to expect from Jennifer Comeaux's writing. Her books always feature empathetic main characters who you really cheer for, and Liza is no exception.

If you've read Jennifer's past books it will be especially fun for you to read about adult Liza (she first appears as a kid in earlier novels). What's great, though, is that this definitely does work as a standalone story. You'll only have a richer background if you have read her other book
Katie W
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
(4.5 Stars) I love how this series builds upon each story. Yes, the books are about different characters, but characters from other books play such important roles--I highly recommend reading them in order. In this story, we learn more about Liza (lee-zah). She's 19 and wanting to win Olympic gold in figure skating, but she also wants to live life as a normal college student. In an attempt to merge her two greatest wishes, a truly telling and touching story unfolds.

Liza meets Braden and almost i
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
Liza is at the height of her game in the world of figure skating. Boasted to be one of top skaters at the winter Olympics, if not the top one, she needs to stay focused if she wants to bring home the gold. But when she meets Braden one afternoon at a baseball game, he turns her world upside down and inside out. For the first time in forever she daydreams about a kindhearted college boy and her first kiss. She would love to be a normal teenage girl and do the things they do. No worries, no practi ...more
Stacey Schneller
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love watching skating it’s just so beautiful. I honestly wish that I could to do but I know I wouldn’t be able to. When I saw this book going on tour I just had to read this story. As I thought this book would be it’s a sweet story and loved reading it. 

This is actually my first book by this author and boy I am sure missing out. I am definitely going to be reading more of her books. Her writting style is just wonderful. She pulls me into the book and keeps me turning the pages. 

The characters
Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)
I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Four Reasons to Read Gold Rush by Jennifer Comeaux
I'm still lacking in my reviews, but now I'm playing with style to change things up a little. Gold Rush is the first book by Jennifer Comeaux I've read, and it's the first performance by Emily Stokes that I've listened to. Here's a list of reasons why you should consider giving Gold Rush a try.
Suze Lavender
Apr 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Liza has one ultimate goal, she wants to win an Olympic medal, a gold one. She's a talented figure skater and has trained her entire life. She's so close to seeing all of her wishes fulfilled, but when she meets Braden she realizes there's more to life than just skating and winning medals. Braden makes Liza want to have some regular college experiences. She's just existing in her own small world and Braden shows her a whole new side of herself. That doesn't mean Liza's giving up on her dream to ...more
Jennifer Comeaux
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm so excited to finally share my latest book baby with the world! I hope everyone enjoys reading Liza's story as much as I loved writing it! ...more
Kayla K. (Kayla's Book Nook)
*3.5 Stars*

When I was looking for books to read on Netgalley, Gold Rush caught my eye with its adorable cover and synopsis, so I decided to hit request. I haven't read too much about skating, and it definitely interested me to in this book.

Even though I do have to say that this book is a tad cliché, I still enjoyed it. I absolutely loved the characters and the morals of this story!

For a brief synopsis, Gold Rush revolves around Liza, who is a competitive skater bound to compete in the Sochi Olym
Cassie C
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Update 2/5/17:

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This is the first book that I have read by Jennifer, and boy did she win me over! I've always had a thing for ice skating (it's always a definite much watch for me in the Olympics) so I was excited to pick up a novel dedicated entirely to ice skating with a dash of romance thrown in for good measure. I honestly was impressed by how much I enjoyed this story, and I am definitely checking out Jennifer's other books in the
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**
Gold Rush is a standalone young adult ice skating romance set in the same world as Jennifer's Edge series and Ice series. I have read, and the loved the entire Ice series, which is Josh and Courtney's story. I still have not read the edge series, which is the story of Liza's dad, but I am so going to. I loved the Ice series to pieces, and Gold Rush gave me all the same great feels. I love the feel good romance that J
Michele Cisneros
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Note: This review contains NO spoilers

Well, I'm no stranger to stories by Jennifer Comeaux. So when I saw the opportunity to review another book by this amazing author, I signed up. Again, she has published yet another sweet Young Adult/New Adult romance in the world of ice skating. With characters that are familiar, especially if you have read titles in the Edge and/or Ice series, Gold Rush focuses on Liza Petrov's life as a skater, a young adult growing up, and a young woman learning about fal
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Such a fun and sweet story!

Even though I can barely stop on skates without an assist from the wall around the rink (this is normal, yes?), for as long as I can remember (every 4 years during the Olympics, at a minimum ;)) I' ve dreamed of being an ice skater. (Also normal, yes? Everyone plans out skating routines while listening to instrumental music, right? Right??)

So the chance to read a book from the POV of a slightly socially-awkward ice skating Olympic (hopefully) superstar? Sign me up!

I l
Amy Shelton
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This story really melted my heart! It was such a delightful read that held my attention from the beginning paragraph, until the last word.

This book might not have the steamy romance scenes that you get with the adult romance books, but the sweet romance storyline in this book I think tops any steamy romance book. I think the author did a stand up job detailing the “feels” the characters had about each other and different situations in
Apr 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a companion novel to both Edge and Ice series. The main characters in those books make appearances in this book. It was nice to see where everyone was at and what they were doing now. This story focuses on Liza, the daughter of one of the main characters in the Edge books. She's grown up a lot since then. The story covers the summer of 2013 through the winter of 2014; it ends shortly after the Olympics. The focus is on romance and ice skating, and there is plenty of drama involving both ...more
Colleen's Conclusions
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
This book was provided to me by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I knew I would love this book the moment I requested it on Netgalley. It had my type of cover, my type of plot... I love ice skating stories. And it turned out this book was pretty much what I wanted to expect out of it.

I loved the whole friendship to romance part of the book. Sometimes the best romance is always the ones that start out as friends, and that quote was true for this book. This book also reminded me of The
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Genre:This one is a mixture of genres. It's got a coming of age feel like YA though the protagonist is around 19 I think. It's got sports and the drama of the competition. It's also got some romance.
Standalone/series: This stands alone just fine but there are characters from this author's other books that appear.
Cliffhanger?: (view spoiler)
Cursing?: Mild (if any- I can't remember for sure)
Descriptive Sex?:No, clean without sex
Descriptive Sex Between H/h With OW/OM?: No
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the tradition of the Ice and Edge series, author Jennifer Comeaux brings the reader back to Cape Cod with Gold Rush, the delightful new / young adult ice skating romance story featuring Sergei and Elena's nineteen year old competitive ice skating daughter Liza Petrov, as she prepares for the Olympics in Sochi, and finds unexpected friendship and romance with nineteen year old U Mass student Braden Patrick.

Author Jennifer Comeaux once again calls upon her passion for competitive ice skating to
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness I absolutely love Jennifer Comeaux and Gold Rush was everything that I hoped it would be! After reading the Ice Series last year I fell for her characters and her story telling. I am a fan of figure skating and I love how she incorporates it into her writing!

After meeting Liza in the Gold Rush series I have been eagerly anticipating her story! I loved getting to know her in this book! She was so young and full of life and passion! I really liked her a lot. I thought that Comeaux d
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, romance
Gold Rush in Three Words: Passionate. Endearing. Friendship.

Gold Rush was the perfect getaway read after a really long week of reading nonfiction texts for grad school. It charmed me from the very first page.

Liza's life is all about figure skating. She wants nothing more than to win Olympic gold. It's too bad she meets Braden, a sweet and hot guy that she has an immediate connection with. Life starts to get tricky, and she has to figure out a way to balance it all. I adored Liza and I enjoyed re
Samantha (WLABB)
Mar 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: na, romance, contemporary
As a fan of the Ice books, I was pretty excited to see that Liza was getting her own story. In the previous books, Liza was a rising star. In Gold Rush, she is the darling of American skating, and trying to navigate her post high school life. She is chasing her "golden destiny" with laser focus, and is reluctant to let anything distract her from her goals. That is, until she meets Braden. For the first time in her life, there is a possibility of romance for Liza, but will it derail her dreams?
*I received a free copy of this ebook through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

Gold Rush was cute and light hearted, but sometimes it dragged a bit.

I think the book took on too much. Liza (18/19--slightly older than Braden) is training for the Olympics and going through the various competitions leading up to it. Add in Braden (18/19), the cute boy she meets at a baseball game. Her parents don't want her becoming distracted by a boy, so of course he is a source of conflict. Add in "the
Amy Shelton
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story really melted my heart! It was such a delightful read that held my attention from the beginning paragraph, until the last word.
This book might not have the steamy romance scenes that you get with the adult romance books, but the sweet romance storyline in this book I think tops any steamy romance book. I think the author did a stand up job detailing the “feels” the characters had about each other and different situations in the book. The love story that takes place in the book was wr
Jun 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Gold Rush is a cutesy PG young adult romance. The story centres around
olympic ice skating hopeful, Liza. She has dedicated her entire life to ice skating and has led a sheltered life because of the strict training schedules.
Until she meets Braden and begins to experience what being a normal teenager is like.
This is my first Jennifer Comeaux book so I wasn’t sure what to expect writing style wise and I have to admit I was completely charmed by the story.
Both main characters were really likeabl
A. Musquiz
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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 als
Kelly (Simply Kelina) C.
I was sent this audiobook to review for a blog tour. I was drawn in by the cover, and actually seen this in an earlier blog promotion and was interested in finding out what it was about. So, when I was given the chance for review it, I jumped on it.

I feel the writing was a little choppy at times, which made the audiobook choppy. You could also hear the narrator move around (or papers moving) in the background. It was a little distracting. Otherwise, I enjoyed the narrator.

You will love this if y
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
his read is so much fun and I loved the dynamic between not only Liza and Braden but all the side characters as well. It was extremely fun and easy to read. I would recommend this as a summer fun read for a road trip. It also is very clean the only thing really is underage drinking (which does place at a couple college party scenes) but overall would be ok for a 13 year old to read. The only think I do wish though was there was some extra features (even on the webpage) for us to see in Braden's ...more
Apr 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Braden and Liza belong to two different worlds, he's a UMass student, she's a professional figure skater going for gold at Sochi Olympics. With her packed schedule and overprotective parents dating is a no mean feat and her skating career is everything. But even tough their lives seem so different, there's something that they have in common- grief and the feeling of loss. There's one more thing- they can't be anything more than friends, not until the Olympics are over. Will they survive time apa ...more
Esther Haddie's Haven
DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of the audiobook for honest review.

O-M-Goodness! Such a great book. I love the fact that this book spins off Jennifer Comeaux's Ice series (which I read and adore). We get to meet new characters, see a little bit into the past of the coaches and Liza's career in figure skating.

The narrator, Emily Stokes, did a great job portraying Liza's character and her emotions as she tries to remain firm in her Olympic skating dream, but also wanting to be with Br
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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, t ...more

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