Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pushing the Limits

Author: Katie McGarry
Year: 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages:  392

Goodreads Description: 
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.

I knew I was in trouble with this book when I picked it up to read for just a few minutes before going to bed and I had to force myself to put it down at 1:00 a.m. on a work night. I thought it all the next day and then stayed up way too late on a second night reading it before finally finishing it on the last night. I just couldn't get the story and the characters out of my head. I had to know Echo's story and what had happened to her. I had to know the truth behind Noah. Were they going to work out? Both characters were so flawed but so honest and real. I couldn't help rooting for them. The back and forth on the POVs wasn't as seamless and perfect as it is in Legend but it was pretty darn good. The one thing that bothered me was Noah's use of the endearment "baby" for Echo. The word just didn't seem to fit him and felt a little out of place in his vocabulary but other than that I don't have any complaints about the book. It's a great romance.


  1. I did the same thing with this one! I was all "I'll just read a chapter or two" and then I couldn't put it down and I was a complete waste of space the next day at work. So worth it though:) Glad you loved this one as much as I did Melissa!

  2. I should have just stayed home from work the next day and finished the book. Thanks for stopping by, Jenny.