Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry

Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry
Released: July 31st 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Page Amount: 384, US Hardcover
Source: Netgalley 

 "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.

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."
-Information from Goodreads.com 

My Thoughts:
 Pushing The Limits is in told alternating chapters from main characters Echo Emersion and Noah Hutchins. Both dealing with their tormented pasts and trying to make the present and futures better. A chance meeting in the office, and after an rude comment about her name by Noah. Echo and Noah start up an unlikely friendship. They both start to open up about why they are seeing the school counselor Mrs.Collins. Echo is seeing her to help deal with the loss of her brother Aires, and a night she can’t remember due to the dramatic events.

They hatch a plan to distract Mrs. Collins to look into each other’s files. To gain the information they both need in order to have things change. Will scheming together they each discover they have developed feelings for one another. Although they are both scared to say something to the other one. They do start dating and things become out of control.

However at the end everything gets turned around. Echo learns more about the night her mother attacked her and is dealing with aftermath of learning the truth. Noah learns his brothers are in a good home and that he can have a role in their lives as well have the future he wants for himself and with Echo.

There are sad moments, happy moments, sweet moments, you will be in for quite a ride with this one. I loved Echo and Noah. I felt the pain for both of them. All the things they both overcame is amazing and inspiring.

What an amazing debut from Katie!! I look forward to reading more of her work in the future!!

5/5 stars, Happy Reading, Ashley

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