Ah, Pushing The Limits, you sly, seductive book, you. Y’all, based on the reviews I read beforehand, I kind of thought Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry would be the sort of book I could background read. You know, pick it up and set it down while concentrating on other things. WRONG. This book had my full frontal attention, friends. While not a perfect book, I found that Katie McGarry’s characters had me in a total attention headlock.
Echo Emerson is a straight A student with a rockin’ bod and ran with the popular crowd. The thing is, she’s carrying a deep secret and some heavy emotional scars, real dark stuff, guys. Noah is an orphan, in foster care. He’s definitely a screw up and not living to his full potential. Stakes are high for Noah though, because HE ALSO HAS SECRETS. Noah and Echo come together through a tutoring program as an extension of the pilot therapy program both are in. You all totally know what happens anytime a good girl tutors a bad boy! HOT AND HEAVY CHEMISTRY! WHOOO YEAH. Seriously, if I was ever a tutor, I would expect life to mirror fiction.
Frankly, I liked both of the point of view characters in Pushing The Limits. I liked Echo and her fragility, yet how she also shows strength through her quiet little defiances. Noah complements her perfectly, in that he is so stubborn, but that stubbornness could easily be read as determination. Both characters push each other into being better people. At least, that is how I saw it. Sure, the characters were melodramatic and at moments, total teenagers to my annoyance, but YOU GUYS I found myself caring to the point of silent tears and utterly riveted.
The romance, the secrets, the WHAT HAPPENS NEXT OMGGGGGG kept me invested in Pushing The Limits. Y’all, I put off eating and screwing around on the interwebs to read this book. I know a lot of my friends didn’t love this one, but in all honesty, I’m kind of (read: A LOT) excited for the companion because I cannot wait for THE DRAMA and am all about being rivited and entertained and nice and mushy romantic scenes.
Disclosure: Received for review via Netgalley.
Other reviews of Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry:
Wondrous Reads – “I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough”
The Book Pushers – “kept me up until 3am till I read the last page”
Bibliophilic Monologues – “I didn’t love it but I didn’t hate it”
Anna Reads – “I was very caught up in the storyline”