Wednesday 25 July 2012

Pushing The Limits Book Review

Title: Pushing the Limits
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: HarlequinTEEN
Pub Date: July 24, 2012
ISBN: 9780373210497

Book Description

"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.

"An edgy romance that pulls you in and never lets go. I was hooked!"-Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author of the Intertwined series.
from Goodreads

My Thoughts:

Pushing The Limits is written in two POVs. giving the reader firsthand experience in the main characters inner thoughts and turmoil.

Noah, is a bad boy, but deep inside his is something else entirely. He's got a past so sad it makes you as a reader want to cry for him, and he's been enough foster homes to last a lifetime. One thing keeps him streamlined: His siblings leaving in another foster home. he has dreams, and among them is uniting himself with his family.

Echo is a girl, haunted by her past, one particular event she can barely remember. She doesn't get along with her step mother and blames the things that happened to her family on her. She's also morning the death of his brother.

As the story unfolds, Noah and Echo, who are complete opposites find they have a lot in common. There lives have been touched by death in the family.  In each other they find the love and support they both crave, and in a way heal each other.

Pushing The Limits is an emotional story that cleverly weaves in themes like forgiveness, letting go and moving on, love. Ms McGarry did a wonderful job with the characters, as well as the side characters, giving them depth, giving us a reason to care about the characters.  Each added a different quality in the story. Can't wait to read her next book, hopefully soon.


  1. I definitely want to read this. My next WIP will have a dual POV, so this will be great to get me in that mindset.

  2. sounds like it has some great themes :)

  3. Kelly,
    It's really great book. And reading the two POVs was really cool.

  4. Lynn,
    Its themes for ya as well as adults. Very good!