Thursday, September 25, 2014

Swoon Thursday #109 ~ Take Me On by Katie McGarry

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

Take Me On
(Pushing the Limits #4)

Katie McGarry 

First - The Blurb:

Acclaimed author Katie McGarry returns with the knockout new story of two high school seniors who are about to learn what winning really means.

Champion kickboxer Haley swore she'd never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. But then the guy she can't stop thinking about accepts a mixed martial arts fight in her honor. Suddenly, Haley has to train West Young. All attitude, West is everything Haley promised herself she'd stay away from. Yet he won't last five seconds in the ring without her help.

West is keeping a big secret from Haley. About who he really is. But helping her-fighting for her-is a shot at redemption. Especially since it's his fault his family is falling apart. He can't change the past, but maybe he can change Haley's future.

Hayley and West have agreed to keep their relationship strictly in the ring. But as an unexpected bond forms between them and attraction mocks their best intentions, they'll face their darkest fears and discover love is worth fighting for.

Second - The Swoon(s):

Well, Katie has done it again. Take Me On is the 4th installment in the Pushing the Limits series and is just as awesome as its predecessors.

Haley is a champion kick boxer, who due to a tragic event she's afraid to divulge, has lost faith and now sees herself as weak and incapable.

“I feel small against him, fragile. Like he's realized the secret I've hidden: that I'm breakable, if not already broken.” 

West is young, impulsive and seriously in love with Haley.

“I'm in love with you. I'm in love with you and I don't know how to make you feel better. I'm in love with you and I shouldn't be. I'm in love with you and once you figure out who I am, you're not going to love me. I'm in love with you and I seem to fuck up the ones who love me back.” 

Alone, they are lost. Together they discover they can survive almost anything.

“We're strong together, Haley. Stronger then we are apart."
"I don't feel strong," I whisper.
"Then I'll be strong enough for both of us."
My fingers dig into his shoulders and I cling to him.
"I love you. 

I loved meeting Haley and West and reading their story. If you enjoyed the first three books in this series then you won't be disappointed.

My rating: 5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?
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  1. Sigh.... I just love West! I didn't think i would after the last book, but I did! Awesome swoon choices too girl!

    Thanx for visiting my Swoon.
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  2. Love this book! The first passage especially :D I cannot wait to read Breaking the Rules!

    Have a fabulous day :)

    Check out my swoon post!

  3. Ooh, love that swoon! I'm so glad you loved this one. I can't wait to read it. :)