Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
YA/New Adult Romance, Published July 2012
Read August 2012, 384 pp.
❤ Team: Noah
Challenges: Debut Author Challenge
“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.
BUT THEY NEVER ASKED.
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 romance is definitely on the borderline of YA and the “New Adult” genre. While the characters are still in high school, the content still seems quite mature for younger YA readers. Echo Emerson has problems. She has survived a very abusive home life and only has a few friends in school. Noah used to be the popular jock, but now has a few secrets of his own. While Noah is portrayed to be the bad boy, he really hasn’t done anything wrong, other than defend his younger brothers. I loved the chemistry between the Noah and Echo and how they truly begin to support one another as friends before anything else.
Can’t wait to read Noah’s friend Beth’s story in Dare You To. I have a feeling her story is going to be very interesting!
Luke used to give me butterflies. Noah spawned mutant pterodactyls. (p. 84)
- Simone Elkeles – Perfect Chemistry
- Chelsea Fine – Sophie & Carter
- Jessica Sorenson – The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden (Mature – New Adult)
- Jamie McGuire – Beautiful Disaster (Mature – New Adult)
Thanks to NetGalley and HarlequinTEEN for providing me with an e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.