Saturday, June 9, 2012

Review: Pushing The Limits By: Katie McGarry

Title: Pushing The Limits
Author: Katie McGarry
Release Date: July 31st, 2012
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!!!
Goodreads Summary: 

"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.

"An edgy romance that pulls you in and never lets go. I was hooked!"-Gena Showalter,  New York Times bestselling author of the Intertwined series

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:

I recieved this book through Netgalley, from the publisher, for review. (Thank You!)

Pushing The Limits has become one of my favorite reads of 2012 so far, I absolutely loved this book and I am going to try really hard to not gush through the whole entire review about how great it was.  Katie McGarry's writing was amazing, everything I read felt so real and completely like how teenagers going through life and change's would talk, react, and feel, about all of the situations that they were faced with. Each characters was real, believable, and heartfelt. The romance in the book was definitely steamy, different aspects of this book had me laughing, smiling, and crying at so many different moments. I went through so many different emotions while I read this one. 

We first meet our main character Echo Emerson, she is a fiery, smart, and beautiful red-head. A couple of years before the book began Echo had a tragedy rock her world which changed who she is forever, the worst part about it, she doesn't remember anything that happened. Her brother Aires, was a marine who had died fighting in Afghanistan and her Dad is an overbearing and perfectionist father. To top it all off she hasn't seen her mother in years because she was the source of her tragedy. To top it all off her dad married her nanny and they are expecting a brand new baby together, and Echo hates her. She is required to see the brand new therapist at her school to help her deal with everything. All Echo has wanted to do is restore her brother's car, he loved his car and spent all of his free time fixing it up. But, he never got to finish it and get it running, in his memory Echo wants to finish it and be able to have it as a memory and a tribute to her brother. Her therapist suggests tutoring as a job to earn money to fix up the car, Echo accepts and is so excited that is, until she finds out who she is tutoring, bad boy Noah Hutchins, who has been nothing but mean to her every day at school.  Noah was definitely one of my favorite characters, he was one of those bad boys who deep down really wasn't a bad boy at all. Noah is a foster kid, living in this 3rd foster home and considered a problem child in the system. He seems like he doesn't care about anything at all, hanging out with the kids who smoke cigarettes and pot, I thought I had his number and knew what he was all about but, I was definitely wrong. Noah has two younger brothers, whom he was separated from when they entered foster care after their parents death. It may seem like Noah doesn't care about much of anything at all but, he does care about his brothers more than anything. All he wants to do when he graduates from high school is get them back and become a family again. As Echo and Noah begin to spend their time together through tutoring and an offer from Noah, giving Echo his best friend to help fix her brother's car, a romance and love the two never saw coming begins.

Overall, this book was amazing! Noah and Echo's characters both were so believable and real in my eyes. I felt like I could really understand them and everything that went through their head, I understood everything that they did (it may not have always been the best idea, but I understood where they came from) You really got to see each of them grow into themselves and how their relationship changed each other and how they opened themselves up to love again. I loved it so much I just want to read it all over again, I have not read many contemporary books but, after this one I really feel like I need to. So, if anyone has any awesome suggestions of books I should check out let me know! Check this book out on July 31st I promise you won't regret it!!

Happy Reading!


  1. This book sounds amazing! Now I can't wait to get to it. :D Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. it definitely was amazing read it as soon as you can!!


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