Walk the Edge (Thunder Road #2) by Katie McGarry
One moment of recklessness will change their worlds.Smart. Responsible. That's seventeen-year-old Breanna's role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyber-bully's line of fire—and brings fellow senior Thomas "Razor" Turner into her life.
Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, and good girls like Breanna just don't belong. But when he learns she's being blackmailed over a compromising picture of the two of them—a picture that turns one unexpected and beautiful moment into ugliness—he knows it's time to step outside the rules.
And so they make a pact: he'll help her track down her blackmailer, and in return she'll help him seek answers to the mystery that's haunted him—one that not even his club brothers have been willing to discuss. But the more time they spend together, the more their feelings grow. And suddenly they're both walking the edge of discovering who they really are, what they want, and where they're going from here.
Publishes in US: March 29th 2016 by Harlequin TEEN
Genre: ya contemp
Disclaimer: I received this book as an ARC (advanced review copy). I am not paid for this review, and my opinions in this review are mine, and are not effected by the book being free.
Series? Yes Thunder Road #2. Untitled (Thunder Road, #3) Expected publication: 2017. Untitled (Thunder Road, #4) Expected publication: 2018
My review of #1 Nowhere But Here
My reviews from her other series:
Pushing the Limits, Dare You To, Crash into You, Crossing the Line, and Take Me On
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I wanted to read Walk the Edge because I adore Katie McGarry, and even though motorcycle clubs haven't been my thing in the past, she certainly opened me up to it. They are legal in her books, and they are so tight, its a family and they really look out for one another.
Of course, Razor, we met in the first book, and he is young, still in high school, but already in the MC. His mom passed away, and a detective is prowling around and asking him questions about what happened, and making Razor question what he thought he knew. The official story is an accident, but some think that it was suicide and Razor can't help but wonder about that, but the detective suggests it might be murder.
I like Breanna, she is smart and she has a lot of responsibility with her family. She wants to go to a private school because she is already finished the hardest high school courses, but her family needs her at home.
The family dynamics on both sides are pretty turbulent. Breanna has a large family and she feels left out with the siblings. She feels like they don't like her, and she is in the middle of the group of older siblings and being the sitter/caretaker sibling for the younger ones. They pick on her for her superb memory and call her a freak. As far as Razor, his dad had promised no other woman would spend the night and when that is violated, their trust is further fractured.
I loved the chemistry and the inclusion of some of the characters that we met in the first book. The MC and trust is a big plot arch for Razor, and feeling included in her own family and understanding her place is Breanna's.
The place of social media, the image of individuals, being who you are, and also the element of blackmail all showed the characters things about themselves and others. Breanna was put in a very precarious position, and I felt for her big time having to deal with that as well as her morals. Trying to understand and navigate the MC and their unique rules, exceptions and wrestling with how legal/different the reign of terror is. They have a rough reputation around town, some warranted and others not at all. And the women and girls that date or hang around them get a whole different rep.
Overall, I loved the book and everything that kept it moving.
My question to you, my lovely readers:
Did/do you do private, public, homeschool or something else? Liked it or wish you could(ve) done something different?