Sunday, January 5, 2014

Book 1: Pushing the Limits

Posted by Dawn Ius on 10:11 AM

Last year was a bad year for reading—I'm actually embarrassed to admit the LOW number of novels I completed. I didn't keep track, but I can assure you it was WAY below 50.

So when my friend Karen issued a challenge to read 50 books in 2014, I leapt on it. It's January 5—and I've got one book in the bag! It's best for my accountability if I do a *short* review, so here goes.

Book 1: Pushing the Limits
Author: Katie McGarry
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

This book gave me ALL the feels. I admit, it took me until about the half-way point to really fall in love with Echo and Noah, but once I got wrapped up in their story, I fell hard.

I'm new to the contemporary romance genre for young adults, but one of the few books I did read in 2013 was McGarry's, Crash Into You. At the time I didn't realize it was part of a series, but it stood well on its own. Actually, I loved it— and so was eager to read Pushing the Limits.

While Echo and Noah's story was more a slow burn, the payoff more than made up for it. The characters are beautifully flawed, the story is authentic, and the romance is hot, hot, hot.

Dare to You, the second book in the series, is next on my TBR list.

For my first real foray into YA contemporary romance, I'd say I hit a goldmine.

- Dawn

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