We are super excited to be hosting Katie McGarry’s absofreakingamazing book, Pushing The Limits, today on the HarlequinTEEN Spring Reading into Romance tour!!
So first things first….here’s the 411 on Katie McGarry and her awesome book:
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.
“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.
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Today, we’ll be sharing with you what we LOVED, LOVED, LOVED about this book!
*Pushy* Can we just say everything? Because seriously, what didn’t I love about this book! It turned me into a sobbing watery mess on my very crowded plane ride home from BEA last year, and I didn’t even care how freaked out the guy sitting next to me was! I was crying and laughing and just turned into an absolute fool for Noah and Echo!
*Heather* You’re not kidding about the crying! I hardly ever cry with books unless a little kid dies, but this one had my cold, dark heart thawing out and my dry eyes squirting a few tears while I hid trying to get in some more time to read it.
*Danny* Gosh I remember how this book affected me. I was so sucked into Noah and Echo’s story that all I could talk and think about was them! Oh and of course, I couldn’t shut up about Pushing The Limits and told everyone that they HAD to read this book right now! So yes! We are big, huge and crazy fans!
Well let’s get right down to it!
Here are the top 5 things we adored about Pushing the Limits:
Any fan of YA knows angst goes a long way to propelling a plot forward and Pushing the Limits has this in spades. But it’s not the drag-you-down-until-you-lack-the-will-to-live kind of angst. This is good, soul-searing, let’s-get-cathartic-and-start-the-healing-up-in-here angst. And we ate it up!
While the drama is intense, the characters are so realistic that everything they go through is brought home to the reader. Part of why each and every one of us was wrecked when we read this (did we mention we each cried a bit when we read this??) was that we each related so intensely to what Echo and Noah were going through. None of personally have shared their issues but still we felt every slice to their hearts, every moment of anguish and every drop of desire to heal themselves. We bought in big time and we was rewarded with such a fantastic story!
Okay seriously…there is nothing that’s going to get us excited about a book more than when an author can bring the romance in big time. And Katie McGarry delivers the goods! From the smoldering looks Noah and Echo share, to the giddy first brush of their lips (*Bookworms enter swoon-mode*), Katie McGarry’s skills in portraying the hot, messy, lovely romance these two characters share is unparalleled!
Really what we love about both Noah and Echo was how real they felt to us. They way Katie McGarry fleshed these kids out, the way she brought them so viscerally to life, just blew us away. They are real. We still think about them sometimes as if they’re our friends. And yes, we’re aware just how weird that is, but there you have it. These characters will get their hooks into you and you’ll never want them to leave!
So, as you can see, we clearly ADORED this book!!!!
If you need more convincing, check out our review here.
Ready to get a copy of your own???
Enter to win one and you’ll also be entered to win the supremely romantic grand prize give-away via the widget below!
(*Pushy* I will TOTALLY be wearing this as I stalk Noah. Shh…don’t tell Echo…..What? Too creepy? *sigh*)
Want to check out all the other stops on this awesome tour?
Monday, March 4th – Karen Ann Hopkins and Temptation
Wednesday, March 6th – Liz Fichera and Hooked
Friday, March 8th – Cayla Kluver and the Legacy series
Monday, March 11th – Aimée Carter and The Goddess Test series
Wednesday, March 13th – Julie Kagawa and The Iron King series
Friday, March 15th – Katie McGarry and Pushing the Limits
Monday, March 18th – Rachel Vincent and The Soul Screamers series
Wednesday, March 20th – Hannah Harrington and Saving June
Friday, March 22nd – Jordan Dane and In The Arms of Stone Angels
Good luck and enjoy!!!!