Author: Katie McGarry
Series: Pushing The Limits
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Expected Release: May 28th 2013
I have really fallen for the Contemporary Romance books lately and after reading Pushing the Limits I knew I had to continue on in this series. Dare You To is different from most of the books I’ve read as the roles are reversed. We have the bad girl and the good guy. Oh it was so much fun!!
Beth we met in Pushing The Limits; she is the kind of girl who likes to drown her problems behind with alcohol or pot. Her dad is gone, her mother is an alcoholic with a nasty-assed boyfriend. So she spends her time living with her aunt who really doesn’t care for her. The only constant people in her life are her friends Noah and Isaiah. Beth is the type of girl who throws her anger out there to hide how fragile she is and has the hard looks to cover how scared she truly is. I really felt sorry for her as her secrets came out and you realise how tough her life as been.
Ryan is a new character from a quiet town and his life has been set up for him; he has been groomed by his father to become a pro baseball player once he finishes high school. Even though it looks like he has the perfect family, things are not all peachy at home. If not for his friends and teammates he would have nothing left to turn to. I really liked Ryan from the first time we met him, secretly thinking where I could get one just like him!! He is confident and knows what he wants in life.
Dare You To deals with a lot of dark issues that affect some people today. We touch on abuse, drugs and sexuality and how it can affect your life and those around you. So much of the characters lives are affected by the people around them and they need to work through their trust issues so that they can make their lives their own. It was a very emotional story and how it unfolded was beautiful. I loved the whole story and I am super keen for Isaiah’s book ~ Crash Into You…
I received a copy of this book from Harlequin Australia via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.