Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarryFirst off, I would like to thank NetGalley and Harlequin for the chance to read this book. Ever since I saw it a on Goodreads, I just HAD to read it.
Pushing the Limits
Author: Katie McGarry
Release Date: July 31, 2012
Publsiher: Harlequin Teen
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.
Just f.y.i, this book is in alternating p-o-vs between Noah and Echo.
This book starts off with Echo in a therapy session with Mrs.Collins, her new therapist. You can immediately tell that she has a problem with needing a therapist and she has issues with her pregnant stepmom and her father who pushes her to do what he thinks is best. When Echo leaves the office, she meets Noah Hutchins who's waiting for his turn with the therapist, and that's were all of this begins.
This story is for the people who like the 'bad boy' and 'good girl' angle in a story. Well, bad boy who tries to act all bad, but really on the inside he's as soft and mushy as a teddy bear. Also: the good girl and bad boy share at least one thing in common: life has royally screwed them over.
I liked this story because of the good girl and bad boy cliche. I mean, who doesn't like that? But, Katie took this cliche to another level by making them have that one characteristic in common and making them to be able to help each other through their rollercoaster ride of emotions and their various past experiences.
I really liked both Echo and Noah's characters because they both seemed very alike to me. They were both fighting for something that they thought they needed. Noah for his brothers, and Echo for her memories. They were both extremely strong in spirit for each other over each road bump that life threw at them.
I really liked how this story developed. It wasn't too slow, yet it wasn't too fast either. It also kept me wanting more. Whenever I had to leave my computer (I had the eBook version) I wanted to keep reading more and more, until I could finish. Not to sound all dramatic, but whenever I couldn't get on the computer to read it, I felt like I was missing a lot, and that I wouldn't be able to finish it.
So, I guess you already know what rating this book got. But in case you don't know... It got five hearts!
Once again, thank you Harlequin Teen for letting me review this book long before it came out!