Friday, May 10, 2013

Title: Pushing The Limits
Series: Pushing The Limits, #1
Author: Katie McGarry
Rating: 3 Shooting Stars

"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.

I've heard a lot of good things about Pushing the Limits so I decided to check it out. I was only slightly disappointed with it. Over all I thought the book was okay. At times I thought I loved it, but then at times I thought I was just going to stop reading it because it got slightly dull, and I felt like it just dragged on sometimes. I like how it ended, but I still just felt slightly frustrated with the book. I felt at times that the story just kept repeating itself, and nothing was ever really getting accomplished. 

It starts with Echo, and Noah being two people who have to go to therapy for their problems they each have. Then they are forced together when Echo starts tutoring Noah. Now they seem to be thrown together every time they turn around. Echo can't seem to get a handle on what happened to her, but she doesn't want anyone to see her "scars" so she hides everything from everyone around her. She pretends to be the person she once was so she can be "normal" again. The problem is, even though she's with the people she use to be with she doesn't feel good about it. She starts to feel like maybe this kind of "normal" just isn't for her anymore. Noah helps her get to a place where she can be safe. He makes her feel safe again, and Noah learns to trust her. They both have a lot of hang ups because of everything that has happened to them, but they try to learn to be together through everything else going on.

by Whitney Martin 11:19 AM 1 comment

1 comment :

  1. Aww, you didn't love it :( PTL was my favorite contemp read last year, but I totally get what you are saying. I was frustrating at times, but I guess I like more angst. I hope you enjoy Dare You To.
    Great review :)


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