Saturday, March 1, 2014

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

Pushing the Limits
Author: Katie McGarry
Published: July 31st, 2012


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.

But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common.

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 was one of those books that had me right from the beginning. I started reading pushing the limits because I wanted to read crash into you. I won't lie; I originally wanted nothing to do with this book. I was so wrong. Again, I'm a little behind on my books. I figured why not give it a chance and I'm so glad that I did. Pushing the limits is a dramatic tale about two damaged characters that need each other more than they think. Sometimes what we think is normal really isn't. This is a story about a girl who can't remember what happened to her and just wants her life back. Do we still want our memories if we can't remember them?? Maybe there is a reason to why we don't remember them. 

       We first meet Echo. I just want to say for the record; I absolutely love her name. Okay. She a girl who had her 'perfect' little life ripped from her and she can't even remember what happened to her. Her father is a strict SOB that wants what's best for her, or what he thinks is best for her. She resents him for taking her love of art from her all because of his own fears. She is struggling to make it through the rest of her senior year of high school and she is trying to cling to memories of her brother that her father is trying to take away. She wants to fit in but she is still wondering if that is what she wants anymore. 

      Noah is a foster child who has gotten screwed by the system multiple times and just wants his family and life back. He's smart, he knows what he's doing, but he has a reputation. We meet him and learn that he is trying to win back a family that he longs to have, but in order to do that he has excel in school and he needs echo to do that. He meets a girl that everyone has pushed away because of what they think she did and he starts to want to help her. He wants to help her like she is helping him. However he starts feeling for her... He realizes that she isn't who he thought she was.

      The two of them start on a journey together trusting each other more than they have trusted other people before. They begin fighting battles together and it makes their relationship stronger. They use their time together to grow and learn that not everyone in the world is against them. Echo focus' on finding her memories and Noah helps her find them while being by her side. Noah realizes that even though we want something so badly it's not always the best.

       I loved this story. It was a great story of two people finding themselves while finding someone in the process. It was a different kind of a story. I can't wait to read the next three books in the series.

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