Book 1 in Katie McGarry’s award-winning, powerful and romantic Pushing the Limits series, perfect for fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout, Stephanie Perkins and Simone Elkeles!
“A riveting and emotional ride!”
—New York Times bestselling author Simone Elkeles
“An edgy romance that pulls you in and never lets go. I was hooked!”
—Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author of Firstlife
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.
But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his surprising understanding, Echo’s world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common.
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.
Originally published in July 2012.
In a novel brimming with dark memories, veiled secrets, and steamy moments, first-time author McGarry introduces two teenagers struggling to regain normalcy after their lives have been shattered by separate tragedies. When high school social worker Mrs. Collins asks Echo, a senior, to tutor Noah, she agrees, even though Noah has the reputation of being a "girl-using stoner boy." Though the students initially clash, they discover they have something in common: both are desperate to look at their personal files, housed in Mrs. Collins's office. Noah wants to locate his younger brothers, who were placed in a separate foster home, and Echo needs to know the truth about an incident wiped from her memory that left her arms badly scarred and led to a restraining order against her mother. As the teens hatch their plan, they begin to fall in love. This somewhat sensationalized "opposites attract" romance may dwell a little too long on Noah's infatuation with Echo's red hair and large breasts, but its suspenseful plot, dramatic conflicts, and tragic characters will keep readers engrossed. Ages 14 up.
This book is one of the most amazing heartwarming book I ever read. I felt connected to the characters as of right now I'm going through a hard time in my life and this book help me feel like my life wasn't over. I love echo character and her personality how she's afraid But slowly Over that. I have multiple scars from surgery after surgery and this book help me realize that I was beautiful just the way. I recommend this book for anyone even if you're not a romantic type especially for young girls since it features a strong female main character