Tuesday 14 May 2013

***Review*** Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry

Released: August 2012
Publisher: Mira Ink
Series: Yes # 1 in the Pushing The Limits series
Source: From Netgalley for review purposes
Format: Digital ARC
Author Site: Katie McGarry

Goodreads Synopsis:

"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.

My Review:

I have to say I enjoyed every minute of this one.  It was such an intense ride and I could really get what each character was feeling, such an emotional roller coaster. I came close to blubbing with this one and believe me that hasn't happened since I read Watership Down many years ago.

Echo Emmerson was such a wonderful and flawed character, if I was going to write a book, which I'm not I might add, then Echo would be the one character I would love to grab off the pages.  She was so multi faceted she would give a diamond a run for the money.  Both the main characters, Echo and Noah, are going through tough times, yet somehow with all that's going on the chemistry between them just ignites.

At times this book is so heart wrenching, it does tug at the heart strings.  I'm a real sucker for this type of book. There is a lot of emotion riding high in the book.  It did captivate me. 

The writing style was very fluid and I thought the words flowed from the page.  Sometimes it can get a bit jarred and disjointed when you are reading an emotional piece, not so in this case.

I would recommend this book, it will sweep you off your feet.  I simply cannot wait to read the next in the series Dare You To, I already have it waiting to be read.

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Get a copy now, you will not be disappointed.

My Thoughts on the Cover:
Yes I do like it.  It's a simple but effective design and I love how the girl on the cover is highlighted in orange whilst the rest is greyed out.

**Many thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for the review copy**


Jess said...

I'm really glad you enjoyed this one Jenny! I'm reading Dare You To now and really enjoying it :)

Chocolate Chunky Munkie said...

It was good Jess :) I've also got Dare You To on my to read shelf. I can't wait to get stuck into it. I'm glad you're enjoying that one as well!

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