Thursday, June 20, 2013

Swoon Thursday # 44 - Pushing The Limits



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My Swoon for this week comes from

Pushing The Limits

Katie McGarry
First - The Blurb:
No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal.But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.

Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.
Second - My Swoon:
I eased my hand to her chin, lifting her face toward me. My thumb caressed her warm, smooth cheek. My heart beat faster. A ghost of that siren smile graced her lips as she tilted her head closer to mine, creating the undeniable pull of the sailor lost at sea to the beautiful goddess calling him home.
I kissed her lips. Soft, full, warm --- everything I'd fantasized it would be and more, so much more. Echo hesitantly pressed back, a curious question for which I had a response. I parted my lips and teased her bottom one, begging, praying, for permission. Her smooth hands inched up my neck and pulled at my hair, bringing me closer.
She opened her mouth, her tongue seductively touching mine, almost bringing me to my knees. Flames licked through me as our kiss deepened. Her hands massaged my scalp and neck, only stoking the heat of the fire.
Forgetting every rule I'd created for this moment, my hands wandered up her back, twining in hr hair, bringing her closer to me. I wanted Echo. I needed Echo.
Third - My Thoughts:
Okay, I'm going to  try and keep this brief due to my lengthy swoon.
Both Echo and Noah come from tortured backgrounds. Thrown together by they're psychologist who is trying to help them overcome their issues, they discover that life does not have to be all bad. That despite the terrors they have faced, and the situations they are current in, they still have chance at 'Normal'.
I really enjoyed this book. It flowed well and was an easy read. If you haven't read Pushing The Limits and you like YA Contemporary - then I recommend you give this book a go.
My Rating:  5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Swoon, please leave a comment below!



  1. I'm glad you enjoyed this book, the next one is so good too!! Awesome swoon, Noah is so swoonworthy!!

  2. Ahh sigh, I love this book! AND I LOVE NOAH AND ECHO!! Great swoon. Now I feel like reading that fantastic book all over again ;-)
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  3. Oh sweet swoons I loved this book and swoon! Noah is such a hunkcicle and Echo is such a relatable character it's hard not to like her. Great swoon and review as always!

  4. I loved this book so much! Love the swoon you picked!

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    Allison @ Book Fixation

  5. I love Pushing the Limits! Katie McGarry knows how to write a good swoon! Have you read Dare You To? I have a review on my blog :)

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    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  6. Great Swoon Marilyn! This scene reminds me of why I loved Pushing the Limits so much! You will love Dare You To also! Thanks for sharing! Here's my Swoon:

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  7. Oh My Gosh! I love this book! Noah and Echo are fantastic! So glad you loved this one too and that is a fantastic swoon!

  8. Fabulous Swoon Marilyn :D *sigh* I loved this book...Noah is one of my absolute favourite book boyfriends!! And this scene was one of the best in the book! Dare You To also has some fabulous swoony scenes too!!

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