Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarryTuesday, July 31, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: July 31, 2012
Source: BEA 2012- Thanks, Harlequin!
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"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.Echo is scarred, both physically and emotionally, for the rest of her life from an incident that she doesn’t even remember. She is forced to go to a therapist every week, in hopes that she can find enough strength to remember what happened to her, the incident that her mind represses. Noah is in a foster home but for all they take care of him, he is basically living with his friends. He is separated from his brothers ever since the accident that had stolen their parents from them. Echo and Noah share a common goal, teaming up they might reach success: getting a peek at their files in the therapist’s office. However, they are more alike than both can imagine and their relationship blossoms through their broken souls. Pushing the Limits is a fast read, but filled with strong emotions that takes its reader on a wild ride they will never forget.
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.--Goodreads
This novel was so fantastic; there are no words to describe how awesome it was. The cover is what bothered me. Mostly because the moment shared on the book cover is very private and I felt that it shouldn’t have been on the cover like that. It was too private. I felt like I should look away. (But, I suppose, I’m being overdramatic because I do not really read too many romances.)
“’My father is a control freak, I hate my stepmother, my brother is dead and my mother has… well… issues.’”-Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry (ARC), p. 7
Rated PG-13 for adult content, brief language, brief nudity, and graphic violence.