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Pushing The Limits, Katie McGarryPushing The Limits by Katie McGarry
Series: Pushing The Limits #1
Published by Harlequin on 2013-05-01
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback
4 Stars
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
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This story as a whole was in a word… FANTASTIC!  I really couldn’t put the book down.  It was well versed and I connected very well with it.  Not that I have issues in my past relating to anything like this, I don’t mean that, but the story reached me regardless.  It was heart-wrenching and uplifting at the same time… if that’s even possible.

There were a lot of believable and maybe not so believable parts but none of that matters because the writing sucked me right into Echo’s and Noah’s lives.  I was hooked from the very beginning few paragraphs and fell in love with the characters right away… well some of them anyway.  Some of them I could smack right out of the book!  Grace & Luke to name only two.

I LOVED the fact that we got to hear from both Noah’s and Echo’s POV as there were two completely unrelated tragedies going on simultaneously and I wanted to hear about both of them from the people themselves and not a re-telling from someone else’s POV.  That was great!   (… and normally I like one POV with numbered chapters but this just… worked!)

Beth’s character seemed like she had a huge story of her own to tell so I was thrilled to find out that there will be a book 2 and it’ll be Beth’s story.  Can’t wait!

All being said and maybe not said (I don’t like the cover), I think I’m going to be a big fan!

PS:  I checked out the play lists at the back of the book and I’m a HUGE fan of Matchbox Twenty so to see that “PUSH” was one of Katie McGarry’s inspirational songs for this story made me smile.  I also liked the fact that she included Questions and Answers at the back of the book.  Fun.

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Awesome I loved it


About Katie McGarry

KATIE MCGARRY was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, katielmcgarry.com, follow her on Twitter @KatieMcGarry, or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.

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