Pushing the Limits
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.
Source: Netgalley(Thanks HarlequinTeen!)
Note : NOT recommended for younger teens due to language and mature themes also some sexual content.Some mentions of drug use
This review convinced me to pick up this novel.GUYS seriously that review was so good that I cannot resist posting a .GIF from it
This .GIF is so APT for this novel.I just thought Yarethzia was using it for dramatic effect but after getting halfway through this novel I couldn't stop myself from screaming this too!
This book was so good! I don't read a lot of contemporary novels but this book sucked me in completely and I had to force myself to put it down.I was near tears half the time and yelling "Why them?" to myself through the other half.
I just want to give this guy a hug.
Noah was such an awesome guy and so many bad things have happened to him but he's still good inside.I loved this character.He had so much depth and so many layers.I have no WORDS to describe how much I liked this guy.He wasn't a jerk ( BONUS POINTS ) and he was always just there for Echo and his family.
My main problem with this character is her name.I'm sorry but Echo is such a lame name.Aside from this, I have no problems with her.I want to give her a hug too.She's been through so much too .In my opinion she's been through tougher times than Noah in some instances.I loved her character too.Even if she wasn't talking to a guy ,she still helped him out.She's so strong inside.
All the characters were memorable and this story leaves a very strong impression.It's not a light read but I enjoyed reading this book.I cannot believe this is written by a debut author, it's such a beautiful book.
complaints problem with this novel is the amount of profanity used.I don't usually notice the amount of swear words used but almost every sentence out of Noah's mouth had a profanity and I'm just not used to that.I get why the author used it but it still made me a little uncomfortable.The other problem was something I'm not sure will be there in the finished copy.As the book is told from both Echo's and Noah's point of view the switch was very confusing as there was no clear demarcation that the point of view had been switched. Apart from these two things, I have no complaints with this novel.
This book was amazing.I usually stay away from books with lots of angst and mature themes but this one was SO GOOD.This book gives us hope for a better tomorrow and helps us to realize that things aren't so bad and we should enjoy the little things.The story gripped me and didn't let me go till the end.I WANT MORE but I'm not sure if I want more of Beth (Katie is writing a book about Beth for those who didn't know)
Overall,fans of contemporary fiction NEED to read this and those who don't read contemporary fiction you should definitely give this one a shot.