Sunday, July 15, 2012

Review: Pushing the Limits

“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.
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 smokinghot, 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.

Pushing the Limits alternates narratives between main characters Echo and Noah. They are high school classmates who have more in common than they think. They have this amazing chemistry and are going through very difficult times in their lives. I'm not talking about silly, frivolous problems, I'm talking about really crappy situations.

Echo and Noah come together to overcome extreme obstacles. The story isn't just about romance, it deals with a mystery surrounding a huge event in Echo's life and we begin to understand what really happened to her. As she puts pieces together, you'll be shocked at what really happened.

Reading from Noah's perspective and reading about him in Echo's perspective really made me open my heart. The chemistry between the two characters is real and hot. The things that Noah says and thinks is enough to make you swoon. He's such a strong character who can make your heart melt at the same time.

If you like dramatic, contemporary romances, you'll love Pushing the Limits. And while Echo and Noah do push the limits, you'll root for them until the very end.

5 out of 5 stars
Review by Jenn
About the author:
Debut author KATIE McGARRY was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.
Katie would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website,, follow her on Twitter: @KatieMcGarry, or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads


  1. Loved your review:D

    I loved this book too. Brings a tear to the eye.



  2. Hi Michelle,
    Thank you for the comment and for stopping by! This was definitely an amazing read...can't wait to read Beth's story next :)



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