Series: Pushing the Limits
Published by Harlequin Teen on July 31, 2012
Genres: Contemporary, YA
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Also in this series: Crossing the Line, Dare You To
Also by this author: Crossing the Line, Dare You To
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.
So, this book had ALL THE FEELS! Jenna kept on me about reading it, and I have no idea why I put it off for so long. She was right, I freaking devoured this book. I’m talking staying up until 1 or 2, and having to get up the next day for work tired as hell.
Echo and Noah are seriously damaged people. That’s what makes them so easy to relate to. Echo has real trust issues, not that I blame her at all. What happened to her was seriously jacked up. She has to struggle to remember that night. Noah used to be a great student, but now he doesn’t even care.
I was an emotional wreck throughout this book. Echo wants to be normal, and her friends think if she picks up life how it was then everything will be great. A lot of the time I wanted to slap the mess out of her friends. She only had one true friend out of the whole ordeal. The others only care about their popularity status. Noah has some of the best friends a person could ask for. They are rough around the edges, but completely loyal. I can’t imagine going through anything these kids have gone through. They have a lot of strength just to get by daily. High school is a hard place to get through, especially when you have problems.
Throughout the course of this book, I was cheering both Noah and Echo on, and other times I wanted to knock some sense into them. For two people that are so smart, they could be really dumb at times. They face many ups and downs together. They show just how much you can get through if you allow yourself time to heal, and focus on the future. I hope we see more of these two as the series continues.