Thursday, 9 August 2012

Review: Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
Published by Mira



"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.


***

Pushing the Limits is a brilliant read with awesome characters and a pacey and exciting storyline.

I loved several things about this book.

Firstly I loved the two main characters and the chemistry between them. The tension is electric through the story and I found myself yearning for my own bad boy like Noah to offer me his leather coat and sweep me off my feet. Watching their relationship grown and blossom as the story progressed was the thing that made it for me and made this book magical. There was tenderness and tension along with some brilliant sexy-times scenes. I loved Noah's protectiveness and loyalty to Echo as he starts to fall in love with Echo.

Another thing I enjoyed about it was the way in which Echo's backstory was slowly explored as the book went on. I found myself needing to read page after page so I could find out more about her and the reason why she had become the character she was. I loved how the author balanced all the heavy stuff from Echo's past with a lighter storyline ensuring that you didn't get bogged down in all the misery.

If you loved Perfect Chemistry this book will rock your socks off!

4 comments:

Kate@Midnight Book Girl said...

I just read this book too, and now I think I need to check out Perfect Chemistry! I really felt that Pushing the Limits was filled with realistic characters, and I'm looking forward to her next book, which will feature Beth's story.

Bookworm1858 said...

Like Kate, I'm really looking forward to Beth's story-the snippet we got at the end was delightful!

Raimy-rawr said...

Ive heard a lot of people compare this to perfect chemistry, and I loved Pushing the Limits so much, I really should read it!

Clover said...

AHH! One of my favourite books I've read all year.