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Pushing the Limits

Pushing the Limits
By Katie McGarry
Harlequin Teen, 2012
Audience: Older Teens
Source: NetGalley

From Goodreads:
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.

You see that cover up there and to the left?

It's steamy, huh? Well, the book is JUST AS STEAMY INSIDE. And look! Her hair is RED! Isn't that just fantastic? 

It's been a long time since I've read a book that makes me want to gush about it to everyone. That's the biggest reason this book makes me so happy. It's for fans of Simone Elkeles. I got to the second chapter, and I immediately thought of Perfect Chemistry. This book is in the same spirit, but... honestly, Pushing the Limits is better. I wish it were a movie.

Good News: There's a sequel about Beth!
Bad News: We have to wait until MAY, folks. MAY. That's five months away. I counted. I think I need this hardcover for myself. It's going on my wish list.

Many thanks to Net Galley and the publisher for sharing this amazing story! I would be their best friends if they would put the sequel up as a galley. 



  1. Yay I'm glad you read it!!! It was my fav of 2012 for sure!! An amazing book. That's so funny you mentioned Perfect Chemistry cause when it first came out )before I read it) I featured it on my weekly new books post and said it sounded very Perfect Chemistry!!! Good minds think alike!!

    1. Maybe that's how I made the connection! You were totally right!

  2. YESSS! I'm so glad you loved it. I totally agree, there's a Perfect Chemistry vibe to it. I'm not sure which I prefer, since I read PC such a long time ago. Pushing the Limits was FANTASTIC though :D

  3. Yay! I love this book so much. I'm so happy to see you gushing about it. And yes, I agree it's better than Perfect Chemistry. It's more simple and cute, I think. This is one of my favorite books from 2012. :D


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