Series: Pushing the Limits #4
Published by Harlequin Teen on May 27, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, YA
Champion kickboxer Haley swore she'd never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. But then the guy she can't stop thinking about accepts a mixed martial arts fight in her honor. Suddenly, Haley has to train West Young. All attitude, West is everything Haley promised herself she'd stay away from. Yet he won't last five seconds in the ring without her help.
West is keeping a big secret from Haley. About who he really is. But helping her-fighting for her-is a shot at redemption. Especially since it's his fault his family is falling apart. He can't change the past, but maybe he can change Haley's future.
Hayley and West have agreed to keep their relationship strictly in the ring. But as an unexpected bond forms between them and attraction mocks their best intentions, they'll face their darkest fears and discover love is worth fighting for.
What I Thought…
- Part of me was a little bit worried about Take Me On. Crash Into You didn’t quite resonate with me as well as Pushing the Limits and I was worried that I might feel the same about Take Me On, but I didn’t need to worry, Take Me On was excellent!
- While Noah still comes in first place for me West is just behind him. West is dealing with a lot of family issues and while some of it is his own stupidity as a teenager I can see that they feel that those kinds of thoughts/behaviors are reasonable. In Crash Into You you meet Rachel and West’s parents and brothers and honestly, they aren’t awesome, but I loved watching them grow and change in Take Me On. I especially liked the dynamic between West and his dad. There is also some stuff between West and Rachel, which I also liked.
- Haley is strong and independent and while I sometimes found the independent thing to be annoying, it’s a good trait to have. Her family situation is also messed up. Haley and her family are living with her crazy uncle with his crazy rules. It’s seriously not awesome.
- There is a lot of back and forth between West and Haley but I really enjoyed their story and how they first met and then come together. Some of it was a bit of a stretch, but that never really bothered me.
Overall Take Me On is another great contemporary from Katie McGarry!