Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Review: Pushing The Limits

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.
Hardcover, 392 pages
Published July 31st 2012 by Harlequin Teen

*A E-Book was provided by Harlequin for review purposes*

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.
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Echo and Noah just want normal, like most high school teenagers.  They were both popular at school and had everything going for them.  Then one night both of their lives went from being normal to anything but normal.  

Noah had lost his parents and he and his younger brothers were split up in foster care.  Echo could not remember what happen to her.  All she knew was that she had terrible scars left on her arms from a night she could not remember no matter how hard she tried.  

The relationship that develops between Echo and Noah is sweet and real.  They have both been dealt an unimaginable life to adjust to. Together they figure out how to make a new normal.  

I could not put this book down!  I wanted Echo to be able to remember and I wanted to know what role her mother played in that eventful night.  As the ending unfolded you knew it was all going to be OK for Echo and Noah!  Young love is such a beautiful thing! 

 As I was reading this book I noticed similarities to another novel that I just completed and absolutely loved!  


  1. I adored Pushing the Limits! The romance between Echo and Noah was so sweet, and I was desperate for them to get their happy ending, because they both really did deserve it. Great review! :)

  2. I LOVED this book!! I especially liked the relationship Echo and Noah shared. They both loved and cared for each other in such a beautiful way.
    Noah is the sweetest guy ever!! He was so sensitive and thoughtful... Echo is SO lucky to have him.
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