Finding Her Edge (Hardcover)
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For fans of Emma Lord and Abbi Glines, Jennifer Iacopelli’s swoony, romantic new novel follows elite ice dancer Adriana Russo as she finds herself drawn to both her old dance partner and her new one.
Adriana Russo is figure skating royalty.
With gold-medalist parents, and her older sister headed to the Olympics, all she wants is to live up to the family name and stand atop the ice dance podium at the Junior World Championships. But fame doesn’t always mean fortune, and their legendary skating rink is struggling under the weight of her dad’s lavish lifestyle. The only thing keeping it afloat is a deal to host the rest of the Junior Worlds team before they leave for France.
That means training on the same ice as her first crush, Freddie, the partner she left when her growth spurt outpaced his. For the past two years, he’s barely acknowledged her existence, and she can’t even blame him for it.
When the family’s finances take another unexpected hit, losing the rink seems inevitable until her partner, Brayden, suggests they let the world believe what many have suspected: that their intense chemistry isn’t contained to the ice. Fans and sponsors alike take the bait, but keeping up the charade is harder than she ever imagined. And training alongside Freddie makes it worse, especially when pretending with Brayden starts to feel very real.
As the biggest competition of her life draws closer and her family’s legacy hangs in the balance, Adriana is caught between her past and present, between the golden future she’s worked so hard for, and the one she gave up long ago.
About the Author
Jennifer Iacopelli was born in New York and has no plans to leave, ever. Growing up, she read everything she could get her hands on, but her favorite authors were L. M. Montgomery and Frances Hodgson Burnett, both of whom wrote about kick-butt girls before it was cool for girls to be kick-butt. As a high school librarian, she frolics all day with her students, books, and computers and writes at night while cheering on her beloved Yankees. She is also the author of Break the Fall. Follow her online @jennifercarolyn.
"An engaging read for sports fans and romance lovers alike." —Kirkus Reviews
"Finding Her Edge shines from the high-stakes backdrop of professional ice dancing. With thrilling athleticism, compelling family dynamics, beautifully drawn friendships, and a relationship . . . or two to root for, this story set on the ice is sure to ignite dreams and warm hearts.” —Laura Taylor Namey, New York Times bestselling author of A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow
"Finding Her Edge captures the magic of a second-chance romance and tosses it into the pressure-cooker of world-class ice skating along with an irresistible combination of fake dating, family drama, and a shot at winning a life-changing gold. There is no one better than Jennifer Iacopelli when it comes to providing a realistic glimpse into the lives of elite athletes while crafting a romance chock full of heartbreak and hard work." —Sarah Henning, author of Throw Like A Girl and It's All In How You Fall
"A deliciously readable stay-up-all-night look into the world of professional ice dancing. With sparkling banter and a shippable couple (or two or three) Finding Her Edge is a perfect mix of sports drama and romance. I couldn't put it down!" —Cameron Lund, author of The Best Laid Plans and Heartbreakers and Fakers
"Iacopelli combines the high-stakes, high-pressure world of elite ice dancing with a romance (or two!) that will leave readers swooning and ready to grab their skates to hit the ice!" —Erin A. Craig, New York Times bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrows