Thursday, August 9, 2012

Pushing the Limits

Title: Pushing the Limits
Publisher: Harlequin UK
Pub Date: August 3rd, 2012
Author: Katie McGarry
Received From: Net Galley

Pushing the Limits

What if the last person you should fall in love with is the only one who can save you?

"I won't tell anyone, Echo. I promise."Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins? His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. "You didn't do that-did you. It was done to you?" No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked. The room tilted...
No one knows what really happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of the horrible night that changed her life forever.
But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And now Echo has to ask herself just what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again...

Being a teenager has to be one of the hardest times of ones life, at least it was for me. For our Main character Echo it is even more brutal. Echo is living with a past that everyone thinks she has and a reality that she cannot remember. Echo doesn't even seem to really want to remember when we first meet her. When the ever hunky Noah enters her life things begin to change a little. Noah is what I first consider a bad boy, but in reality, he has the largest heart and some hard circumstances himself! Really both of these teens and some of the friends in their life have been through the ringer.

Echo lives now with her father and step mother, soon to be new baby and a sense that her step mother is revolving the world around herself! It only adds some oddity to the book that her step mother was once a teenage babysitter in the house. ICK I could have done without that piece and still felt great angst from Echo about the new woman in dad's life.  Noah is in the foster care system, in a sense.. as he is about to turn 18 and graduate out, but his heart lies with his two little brother that he wants to get custody of. As the story progresses and we see Echo and Noah open up one another I cannot help but feel love, hope and fear for both of them. so many things dangling in the air that could end in triumph or heartbreak. I'll let you discover them on your own but you won't be disappointed if you read this book, that's for sure!



  1. I'm behind on reading this one, but can't wait to get to it! I'm not a big fan of guys that are bad boys usually, but Noah seems lovable!

  2. I thought this was a really good, realistic YA contemp. Noah's charm is that he really isn't a bad boy at all, but you don't really know that until you get into the book. Great review!

    Kate @ Ex Libris