Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dare You To (Pushing the Limits #2) by Katie McGarry

Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, #2)Author: Katie McGarry
Publication: May 28, 2013
By: Harlequin Teen
4.75 Stars!

This cover makes me want to fan my face.

Ryan lowers his lips to my ear. "Dance with me, Beth."

"No." I whisper the reply. I hate him and I hate myself for wanting him to touch me again....

"I dare you..."

If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does....

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.

But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all....

Thank you Netgalley and Harlequin Teen for this eARC. Let me just say that my words won't do this book justice, so I dare you to read it and see for yourself how Katie McGarry knocks this out of the park

What I loved: This a heartrending story about of love, forgiveness and learning how to trust. Beth and Ryan are the kind of characters who tug at your heart strings right off the bat, making it virtually impossible not to route for them. They're raw and edgy yet completely relateable and are supported by a cast of characters who want to see both them reach their full potential.  

Beth is a force to be reckoned with and I.loved.her. despite her potty mouth. ;)

Ryan puts the "swoon" in swoonilicious and the fact that he still had his rookie card had me doing this. --->


What left me wanting: My heart broke for Isaiah but I know his story is coming and I'm really looking forward to reading it.

Final verdict: I dare you to read this. I double dog dare you to read it and NOT love it! *whispers* Especially Ryan.

Favorite quote:
“I like you. I. Like. You. I'll admit you're annoying. Sometimes you agitate me to the brink of insanity, but you can throw it back at me like no one else. When you laugh, I want to laugh. When you smile, I want to smile. Hell, I want to be the one to make you smile.” 

Review also posted at YABC.


  1. Oh! I loved this one too! Beth was a fantastic MC. And Ryan...*SWOON!*

  2. I loved Ryan! But oh yeah, my heart definitely broke for Isaiah too. I need his HEA! :)

  3. Thanks for commenting ladies! :D