Pushing the Limits
By: Katie McGarry
Expected Publishing: July 31st 2012 by Harlequin Teen
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
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Goodreads description--"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.
"An edgy romance that pulls you in and never lets go. I was hooked!"-Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author of the Intertwined series
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.
Oh boy guys! This is one of those times where my expectations didn't get in the way of a book. I've seen people say great things about Pushing the Limits--mostly that it was just a great book and that Noah is an awesomely hot bad boy to fall for. And well...they did not disappoint. Pushing the Limits gets my 5 Star rating. That's rigt! It sure does. I debated on giving it a 4.9, and then I said to myself, "If this book doesn't deserve 5 Stars, then what does?"
Noah is an extremely hot bad boy like everyone said. Quite possibly he makes one of my character crushes. AH!!! Except for his potty mouth and experience with weed (UGH!!!). I don't want to say too much about him because I don't want to spoil him for anyone else. But I loved his voice in this book.
The narrator swapping was difficult for me to pick up on in the beginning. Maybe that was just my e-Galley version, but I eventually got used to it and could quickly pick up on who's POV I was reading.
And I even mustered up some tears for this one. Of course I refused to let any of them spill and quickly wiped them out of my eyes before my husband could spot them--not that he would have given me a hard time for them or anything.
This is easily a MUST!!!!! (did you hear me? MUST!) read for the summer. Please check it out! You won't be disappointed. The first chapter to Dare You To (Beth's story) was at the end, and I'm already stoked about reading it. Just that one chapter was enough to hook me. Looking forward to it's release as well.
Again, Pushing the Limits gets a 5 Star rating from me. Have you read it? What did you think?
Updated: July 8, 2018