Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry + Giveaway
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
Pushing the Limits
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Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
July 31, 2012
NetGalley via Publisher
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. – Amazon
I’m not usually one for stories that focus only on romance, so I was a little worried when I picked up Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry.
But luckily there’s a lot of stories on Pushing the Limits that really take precedence over the romance for the most part of the book. Both of the characters had very important, life-changing events going on in their lives and I loved the way they banded together to mutually help each other out.
Individually, I loved both Noah and Echo. Echo was weak-willed and lacked self-confidence at the beginning of Pushing the Limits, and I just wanted to yank off her sleeves and tell her to freaking embrace herself or life would suck forever. But she’s in high school, and she’s fictional, so I couldn’t really do that. But even though she was weak-willed and lacking in self confidence, I felt for her and was rooting for her to find out what really happened that night with her mother and I was rooting for her to grow balls and tell off the shittiest “friend” I’ve ever seen in a book. You’ll know who I mean when you read Pushing the Limits – so much hate for that character.
And Noah – the situation with his brothers was heartbreaking to me. I’m a big supporter of family in books, so I was really rooting for him all the way. I also loved the relationship between him and the other foster teens he lived with, Isaiah and Beth. It was clear that they really knew and trusted each other, and supported each other.
But the romance between Noah and Echo is where Pushing the Limits lost me. I just didn’t really get into that part of Pushing the Limits. I can see Echo and Noah working and they were cute together, but I kind of felt like it happened too quickly, their feelings for each other and their dependance on each other progressed too quickly (please note Pushing the Limits is almost a 400 page book). It also felt to me like Noah cleaned up his act too quickly. It didn’t feel natural – or maybe it just didn’t feel healthy, I guess? I mean, Echo is going through this pretty traumatic event in her life.
ANYWAY. So yeah. I loved the individual stories in Pushing the Limits, but the romance aspect just didn’t work for me. But if you’re a fan of contemporary romances, I do suggest checking out Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry. Just because the romance didn’t work for me, it might work for you, and the individual stories are certainly very engrossing. It also appears I’m in the minority about the romance, so don’t let my opinion deter you – I’d love to know what you guys think!
Giveaway of Pushing the Limits
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