Wednesday, 23 January 2013

A Review for Dare You To (Pushing The Limits #2) by Katie McGarry

Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, #2)
Posted by Jess
Release Date: May 21st, 2013
Finished Date: January 13th, 2013
Publishers: Harlequinn Teen
Source: For Review 
Format: Kindle
Pages: 304
Buy: Amazon UK / Amazon US / The Book Depo

"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.

The Review: "My fingers lightly trace her arm and I swear she presses closer to me. I'd love to kiss her right now. Not the type of kiss that makes her body come alive. The type of kiss that shows her how much I care - the type that involves my soul." - Ryan


I thought Pushing The Limits was awesome. Dare You To was even better. Katie McGarry totally pulled it out of the big fat book bag once again with Beths story.

Katie McGarry has a a good way of sucking you into her stories, that when you start, you just simply cannot stop. This was no different. We're thrown drastically into Beths world and it's just a total rollercoaster of emotions. 

All of Katie McGarry's characters manage to have so much depth to them, so many internal demons, that you simply wish you could comfort them. So many different real issues are concentrated in this book that it's handled wonderfully. 

I liked Beth, I did, it's just in parts I honestly found her completely frustrating with some of the decisions she made regarding her dead beat of a mother. She just had this whole plan worked out and it's a stupid plan and you get extremely frustrated with her and the way she sometimes treats Ryan when he's trying to help her out. But I guess that's what makes this story good, you get so caught up and invested that every moment, every scene becomes an obstacle to conquer. Ryan is the good boy, I liked Ryan a lot. He knew what he wanted, what he was capable of and when it came to his feelings for Beth, he wasn't going to stop until she was his. He's a great hero for our Beth, he helps her grow and become who she's meant to be, help her create a new life for herself and that's the greatest part of the story that I overly enjoyed. I love how Beth just developed over the course of the pages. I felt for Isaiah a lot through this. He loves Beth more than anything, and to be let down like that isn't nice, I'm so glad he gets his own book, I can't wait for Crash Into You.

Dare You To, wasn't as dramatic as Pushing The Limits, but it's a great story, a force to be reckoned with. 

Overall Dare You To was a thrilling read full of love, betrayal, sexual tension and real issues, set to leave you wanting more each chapter. So if you haven't picked up any of the books in this series, then you really really should. I can assure you you won't regret it a single bit.

One more thing-Can I just give a mention to this AMAZING cover. It's probably one of the greatest book covers ever, and those cover models are perfect for Beth and Ryan. I'd like to know who the Ryan model is...because he's really really yummy! That is all.

Thank you to Harlequinn & NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to review this book.

12 comments:

Danny Bookworm said...

OMG!!!!!!! I'm sooooo so soooo excited that you loved it soo much! And.. I am a little jealous that we have to wait a little more for the US version! I am DYING to get my hands on this one!

♥Rachel♥ said...

I want to read this soon, so I'm not going to read the review but I'm even more excited to get to it seeing your 5 stars Jess. :)

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Faith Sullivan said...

The synopsis sounded good, and your review made it even better.

Sam @ Realm of Fiction said...

I haven't read your full review as I don't want to know much about this book before I read it. But I'm so glad to see you loved it! And it's even better than Pushing the Limits? Now I'm really excited! :) I can't wait to get started after that quote, too. ;)

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Carly @ Fiction Fascination said...

Aww man what a great review! I'm so glad you loved this Jess! I'm soooo excited to get my hands on this as I adored PTL! :)

StephLikesBooks said...

I loved the first book so much! It was so good :) The quote is tempting me to pick it up! :) Great review.

Siobhán said...

I loved, loved, loved this book!!!!! I am not sure if I like it more than Pushing the limits but there are some parts that are better but maybe I love it just the same lol. Was freaking awesome!

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