Series: Pushing the Limits #1.5
Published by Harlequin Teen on December 8th, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, YA
A summer road trip changes everything in this unforgettable new tale from acclaimed author Katie McGarry
For new high school graduate Echo Emerson, a summer road trip out west with her boyfriend means getting away and forgetting what makes her so... different. It means seeing cool sights while selling her art at galleries along the way. And most of all, it means almost three months alone with Noah Hutchins, the hot, smart, soul-battered guy who’s never judged her. Echo and Noah share everything — except the one thing Echo’s just not ready for.
But when the source of Echo’s constant nightmares comes back into her life, she has to make some tough decisions about what she really wants — even as foster kid Noah’s search for his last remaining relatives forces them both to confront some serious truths about life, love, and themselves.
Now, with one week left before college orientation, jobs and real life, Echo must decide if Noah's more than the bad-boy fling everyone warned her he'd be. And the last leg of an amazing road trip will turn... seriously epic.
What I Thought…
• When I found out Echo and Noah were getting another book I was unbelievably excited. Echo and Noah blew me away when I first read Pushing the Limits and I was eager to see what was going on for them now.
• There is always a risk reading a sequel to a favorite but I took the plunge. I certainly do not regret reading Breaking the Rules, but sadly it did not blow me away as much as Pushing the Limits did.
• I liked finding out a bit more about Noah and the family that his mom abandoned. It wasn’t easy by any mean for Noah to find out what happened and I would have liked to have seen a bit more about it, but what we got was good too. My heart broke for Noah all over again.
• Echo was of course dealing with her bitch of a mother, as well as finding herself. I didn’t care much about the story with her mom, but Echo’s realizations about herself and how she’s changed and not changed were well written and real.
• Obviously Noah and Echo go through some relationship issues. On one hand this was hard because they are one of my favorite book couples, but on the other hand since this takes place between Pushing the Limits and Dare You To I knew they were going to be together. I enjoyed how McGarry worked in some Beth and Isaiah moments.
Overall I enjoyed Pushing the Limits but it didn’t blow me away like Pushing the Limits did.