LIFE ON THE EDGE
Nineteen-year-old Emily is new to pairs skating, but she and her partner Chris have a big dream–to be the first American team to win Olympic gold. Their young coach Sergei, who left Russia after a mysterious end to his skating career, believes they can break through and make history.
Emily and Chris are on track to be top contenders at the 2002 Winter Games. But when forbidden feelings spark between Emily and Sergei, broken trust and an unexpected enemy threaten to derail Emily’s dreams of gold.
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The theme song for my book:
Do What You Have To Do by Sarah McLachlan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1KnE1Zu_84
“The yearning to be with you. I do what I have to do” and “I know I can’t be with you. I do what I have to do” are part of the lyrics. This speaks of the forbidden feelings between Emily and Sergei.
The theme song for my main character, Emily:
Born To Try by Delta Goodrem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4Jxixy3XIM
“Doing everything that I believe in. Going by the rules that I’ve been taught.” These lyrics make me think of Emily because she has a strong set of principles and has always been a rules follower. But will she be willing to break the rules for a chance at love?
A song that represents the romance of your story:
Un-Thinkable by Alicia Keys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tjR-yRtGXM
Part of the lyrics are “If we do the unthinkable would it make us look crazy” – this perfectly describes how people would view a relationship between Emily and Sergei!
Other important songs:
These are all referenced in various scenes in the book
Sparks by Coldplay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5xZNvMswfQ
Fragile by Sting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmDQFWNjHpA
With or Without You by U2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzeDqRhM09w
When We Dance by Sting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hVLxGrDs3Y