Tuesday, July 3
Title: Pushing the Limits
By: Katie McGarry
Publisher: Harlequin Teen (July 31st, 2012)
My Copy: Ebook from Publisher through NetGalley
About the Book:
So wrong for each other...and yet so right.
No one knows what 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 that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using 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. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible. Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.
This novel offered a very similar feel to my beloved favorite Beautiful Disaster. The abruptness and volume of intensity overflowing from these pages affected me just as deeply throughout. Pushing the Limits is the type of the story that will capture your attention long after the last page. These characters will imprint and influence readers with their deeply devotional stories. With the mysterious history for these two victims readers will be captivated and enticed through the rough beginning. Unknowingly, by passing the rough new start to a relationship, and jumping right into the meat of the story. As I raced for the end I fell in love with this story inside and out. Out is the overview of a victimized young girl and man that just happen to be thrown together. The outcome is obviously the powerful romance that will offers a brighter ending for our two characters. The inside is the perfectness of these two characters their finding just what they need. After the continuous failure of Noah's efforts, after the loss of his parents, he has all but given up. With the sole goal of obtaining custody of his two younger brothers; he slides through life just to get by. Until he meets Echo. Echo is the complete opposite with her over baring Father, and dysfunctional family. This is where things really began to get interesting. It is easy to tell you what we know: Echo has arms covered in scars that she knows her Mother has something to do with, but everyone that can refuses to give her any information. The one other person that could provide this information would be her Mother, but the restraining order has forbidden her from even speaking to her. We also know that as if her life was not dysfunctional enough she has had to endure the tragic loss of her brother Ares. Lastly, and to pour salt in open wounds her longtime babysitter is her new Stepmother. All of these developments occurred in the same length of time creating quite a story that Echo has to contend with. As I am sure is easy to grasp that all of these facts load up to a big pile of CRAP!!!! This story is about unfolding each one of these areas, and forming each of the finite details into a clearer picture. As well as, building this heart stopping romance that will leave readers breathless. I loved every inch of this story, and would absolutely list it as a BOOKWHISPERER RECOMMENDATION!!!!