Sunday, July 8, 2012

Review: Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry

Pushing the Limits
Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry

Publisher-Harlequin Teen
Release Date- July 31st 2012
Pre-OrderAmazon / Barnes and Noble

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.

My Thoughts:

"There is nothing you can do wrong when just breathing makes everything right."

*sigh* Don't you just love that quote?

Pushing the Limits is my kind of writing and my kind of characters. This is an intense, raw and passionate story about two people who need something that the other can give. Trust, acceptance and unconditional love. 

I love the title to this book and think it's perfect since this book really is about pushing the limits. Pushing that person just enough to ignite a spark, but it's not just Echo and Noah pushing. It's also Mrs. Collins and even Cindy and Joe. It's about people who are willing to put themselves out there to help others that need it, even if they don't want to believe that goodness does exist in a world that can feel black and blue.

All Echo's wanted is to go back to a normal life which is hard since she can't get pass the scars on her arms and the night she can't remember. Noah hides behind his tough-guy-attitude and stoner buddies but underneath it all he's a smart guy, but his family is shattered and all he wants his brothers back.These two get thrown together. An unlikely friendship. An unlikely pair, but once they get to know the real version of the other they find an understanding, companionship and even compassion that they've always longed for. A new normal.

I absolutely fell in love with these two characters. They have some of the greatest chemistry that you just want to wrap your arms around but it's not just about the swoon, it's the way they look out for one another that really got to me.Noah is just my kind of guy. He comes off like a jerk but when you see him care about his brothers the way he does it's hard not to fall in love with him. Plus, he just has this sexy way about him when ever he moves or talks. It's calculating but at the same time vulnerable and unsure, like he's afraid to want something this much just in case he loses it, but can't resist the pull and falls anyways.Echo is a damaged little thing, her family did a real number on her, but I was so proud to see her beat down her demons and take a chance on someone loving her for her. Being with the right person really does help you heal physically and emotionally and I thought this was a beautiful example of just that. I also really loved what Mrs. Collins brought into this story. The world needs more people like that in it. Someone who genuinely cares and makes it count.

All in all, I just love this book. The writing is so confident and flows beautifully. A remarkable debut.These characters will grab you by your heart strings and wont let go till long after the story is over. This my friends is just such a sweet, edgy love story between a boy and a girl finding love where they least expect it but it's also about family and friendship and precious moments that your gonna want to be apart of.

I can't wait to get my hands on a finished copy of this book to add to my collection and I'm looking forward to reading Beth's story next.

A sensational read!!

                                                          5 Snowflakes


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  1. I love this review! Pushing The Limits was absolutely amazing and your review summed it up perfectly. NOAH<333333

  2. Awesome review! I love this book too! Noah is my kind of guy, love his good/bad boy character ;)

  3. Thanks ladies:) Noah was amazing and sexy and incredibly yum.<3

  4. I just loved this one too! Glad to see your reviews up here,too, Tina. :)

  5. Thanks Rachel:) Gotta spread the love;-) lol

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