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Edge of Glory

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  536 ratings  ·  73 reviews
As Olympic snowboarder Corey LaCroix and skier Elise Brandies ride the razor's edge between victory and defeat on the slopes, they also face a heat neither of them is prepared for in their safe worlds of snow and ice. The stakes become steeper than any mountain either of them will ever face when legacies and hearts collide at breakneck speed.
Kindle Edition, 330 pages
Published October 16th 2017 by Bywater Books
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Lex Kent
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I knew I had to get my hands on this book. I’m a huge Olympics fan. Winter, summer it doesn’t matter, I watch as much as humanly possible. Plus the fact this book was by Rachel Spangler, sure didn’t hurt either. I ended up really enjoying this read. This is the best sports-romance book I have read this year, and one of the better ones I have read in a long while.

This story follows two Olympic hopefuls. Corey is a snowboarder who competes in Boardercross (Snowboard-X). Corey is a two time Olympic
Well, Rachel Spangler did it. What you ask, what did she do? Wrote the best damn book ever, that's what she did. In the past few weeks, I have read some of the best books all year. A year, quite frankly wasn't that impressive in the lesbian romance genre. Somehow fall became explosive with amazing tales with fabulous characters in dazzling plots. It seems like every book I have read since September has just been so fantastic they make you literally stop and swoon. Greatness, followed by greatnes ...more
This book is about two very different women with opposite personalities who fall crazy in love. One of the things that I love most about this book is how the author builds two very different characters and how they develop throughout the story. They start out as one kind of person and at the end of the book are they very different. The author also does a good job describing winter sports and creating a very realistic atmosphere of the pressure that athletes are under during the olympic games.
Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very interesting book if you like romances with a sporty background. In this case the sport is skiing and snowboarding, of which both main characters are high level athletes. The two can not be more different, Elise is a skier who is overcoming a serious injury and Corey a snowboarder who is close to retreat after having achieved everything. The main differences between them are their personality and their way of facing life. Elise is introverted to the point of being unfriendly and is ...more
My favorite by Spangler!

You know I'm actually not a big fan of books that have a heavy sports based theme. Though you would not think that after reading this review and my previous one. I was actually hesitant to start this because there is no way I can read two fantastic books both about skiing/snowboarding/injuries right.. right? Wrong!

Normally I'm a total sucker for an ice queen but somehow in this book she wasn't my favorite. That spot goes to Corey. Goofy, adorkable, sweet, hilarious snowbo
May 16, 2018 rated it liked it
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Lexxi Kitty
Starting off in a way I haven't in a while - I've read 6 of this author's 11 full length novels, and 7 of the 14 works (which includes at least 3 short stories). ETA: hmms, it's been almost exactly a year since I last read a book by this author.

There's already a good review, one that lead me to buy and read this book (plus some others I need to read now), so I'll just toss a few pros and cons into this box here.

- characters (I rather liked the two mains, Elise and Corey; and, for the mos
Gaby LezReviewBooks
This book is in my list of recommended books of the month:

I'm not a fan of skiing or snowboarding, I'm not even interested in winter sports. Surprisingly, I thoroughly enjoyed myself reading this book. Why? It's so well written that you don't need to have any previous knowledge of these sports to understand what's going on. The story presents two Olympic sportswomen with different degrees of success and at different periods of their careers. Elise is a 25
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a huge sports fan, I had to read this book. And I enjoyed it very much. Rachel Spangler did another fantastic work.

I loved the main characters very much but also the second ones, especially Tigger.
Corey and Elise are competitors for an Olympic spot on the US-Team in bordercross and downhill skiing. But there background couldn't be much more different. One, a two times Olympic medalist, in her maybe last season, with a huge loving family and the other one, coming in as 4th in the last two Olym
Sabrina Grafenberger
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
I didn't like this book.

I know lots of readers probably won't understand this given the amount of positive reviews this book has gotten so far but hear me out:

My dislike has nothing to do with me not being a sports fan and I always had a curiosity for snowboarding. My interest sadly never went beyond me playing SSX and Steep on PlayStation over the years but that's how I came to know and like Boardercross (Snowboard Cross). It's a fun and thrilling sport to play and watch.

The sport scenes in th
Skye Kilaen
May 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this F/F slow-burn opposites-attract romance between an Olympic snowboarder and an Olympic skiier. Elise, the skiier, is coming back from an injury and she's all serious business all the time. Corey, the snowboarder, works hard too, but she's also a colossal goofball. Half the time I was laughing at her jokes, half the time I was laughing just because she just kept making jokes - the "here she goes again" kind of laughter. I'm not much of a winter sports fan, but I didn't feel l ...more
Jo reece
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
well... she's done it again. Don't think there is one book I've read of her's that I've not enjoyed.

Jul 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wlw, own
I went into this book expecting a fluffy romance that came about post 2018 Winter Olympics that would be a hell of a beach read, and what I read was a moving story about passion and motivation and never giving up on your dreams but allowing those dreams to transform over time.

This book centers on Boardercross Snowboarder Corey LaCroix and Skiier Elise Brandeis. In what I’m sure could be categorized as thawing the ice queen, or taming the player, you get a moving story about an athlete that balks
Rach (Les Rêveur)
This is definitely my favourite Rachel Spangler book to date… and I’ve read them all.

Corey is an Olympic medalist in Snow Boarding and for the first time she’s not on top of her game. She meets Elise who is trying to win a gold medal for the Olympic ski team after a bad injury has lost her a whole season. Elise is an ice queen and she’s only focused on one thing – winning. While Corey genuinely is there to live in the moment and have fun. When both these women begin to train together they find o
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites-2017
Loved it. Edge of Glory grabs the top of the podium as my favourite sports-themed romance novel. The chemistry is off the charts between charming if reckless snowboarder Corey LaCroix and alpine ski racer Elise Brandeis, a formidable ice queen made all the icier while she attempts a comeback post injury. It’s Olympic season and the knives are out as young talented athletes vie with the veterans for the few spots on the Alpine and Boarder-cross teams.

Great pacing, wonderful depth and insight int
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 rounded to 4. This is a good story. I liked it. It wasn’t my favorite Rachel Spangler book but it’s still a good read.
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The name of the book sits, even with the association with the big song. The cover of the book is nice to look at which is always a plus for me.
As someone without any experience in winter sports I wasn't sure if I could get into the book, but the worries quickly subsided as the story moved on. It can even motivate someone as it's full of positive experiences, but you also meet obstacles which are often necessary in books like these. It's not a bad thing, but hopefully it won't make it harder for
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Decided to get into the Winter Olympic spirit and picked this book up. Wow! I am so happy I did. This is going on my favorites list because it is an excellent read. I am not typically a huge fan of sport romance novels, but this one was just a fun read. It wasn't pages and pages of just sport terms and overly technical information that you run into with sports novels. From the moment I started the book I knew I would lose sleep to finish. It was just that great. All of the characters in this boo ...more
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I first saw there is a book about the winter Olympics I thought I just have to read it. I grew up in the mountains with skiers and free style snowboarders all around me, who actually happened to have competed in the winter Olympics. So this just seemed right up in my alley.

The story is a slow burning romance, which is suited for the characters. At first I had a hard time liking the ice princess but once her back story is explained it all clicked into place.The character development is also
This book definetly goes to the top of my favourite books list. Yeah, it was that good for me!

I am a sports fan and anything with two lovely leading ladies and a sport makes a book worth reading for me but when it is combined with an interesting storyline, characters who come out of the pages, amazing secondary characters, olympics and two sports which are both thrilling and dangerous- then a book becomes 'the book', one whose characters and story would remain with me for a long time.

I was on edge for most of this book and not far from a panic attack by the end. I know next to nothing about Winter Olympic sports and most of the terminology went over my head and in spite of that Edge of Glory held my attention. Elise, Olympic skier, is attempting a comeback having smashed up her knee a year previously and ends up at the same land training facility as Corey, Olympic snowboarder. Her coach encourages her to consider some of the snowboarding training methods instead of just usin ...more
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: f-f, romance
Despite the insta-attraction moment that made me hesitant, the romance is slow-burning so the relationship, that comes out of it, is perfect.

Both main characters have issues of their own, professional and personal, and in a beautiful example of love conquers all, they both go above all expectations to reach their goal, together.
I don't have a clue about Olympics, always enjoying a book on the couch or a walk outside to a TV, but the way it was written, I could almost feel their pain, sweat and s
Jessica Roberson
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Solid, good story

I have read approximately half of Rachel Spanglers books, and I haven't disliked one yet. I respect her for putting out solid, full-length stories that are edited well with believable characters and emotions. Conversations between characters flow smoothly and help the reader to sink into the story rather than the words on the page. I appreciate how three dimensional her books are, involving a full cast of characters.
This story takes you on the roller coaster ride of Olympic trai
Darlene Vendegna
Outstanding romance novel with likable characters on all levels. Edge of your seat racing action, along with heart wrenching relationship tests, and a touch of humor, made this a book I looked forward to picking up and a story I was kind of sorry to see end. The author does an excellent job creating believable dialogue, realistic scenarios and a couple of women you just can't help but root for. The plot was the rather typical girl meets girl, girl loses girl, and spoiler alert they live happily ...more
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ff-amore, career-day
Ms.Spangler, you earned all the stars available in this universe with this book. If you're looking for a straightforward romance, then you should put that wish aside and read this because the romance was there, it was written beautifully, but the world of winter sport took center stage and mixed it up with an unlikely couple the result was E.P.I.C.!! I loved the main and secondary characters, nothing but serious fan crush. Worth rereads and recommendations. Thank you, Ms.Spangler.
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story is so enthralling!

I loved every word of this heartfelt and delightful story! Elise and Corey are both strong willed women who come with their own personal baggage. They both had their eyes on the prize and I was pleasantly surprised with the way the author brought each situation to life and that made me go through so many emotions while I was reading this lovely story.
I've been on a sports romance binge and I really prefer the stories with female athletes. This one has TWO! I really enjoyed the story, the characters, and the sports. I loved Corey's recurring jokes of calling all the reporters Chad to their faces even though none of them is named Chad, and constantly saying "don't Google my name and ____" (e.g. bobsled team). The book got a little lost in the relationship back-and-forth, and lacked for suspense a bit. The angst was not quite angsty enough for ...more
Margaret L. Hedman
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I loved Edge of Glory. Another great book by Rachel Spangler. You will feel like you are in the middle of the Winter Olympics.
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Worth your time! Well developed characters, with lots of chemistry.
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Rachel Spangler never set out to be an award winning author. She was just so poor and so easily bored during her college years that she had to come up with creative ways to entertain herself, and her first novel, Learning Curve, was born out of one such attempt. She was sincerely surprised when it was accepted for publication and even more shocked when it won the Golden Crown Literary Award for De ...more
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