Thursday, July 16, 2015

Review: Breaking the Rules by Katie McGarry

Breaking the Rules (Pushing the Limits #1.5) by Katie McGarry
A summer road trip changes everything in this unforgettable new tale from acclaimed author Katie McGarry.
For new high school graduate Echo Emerson, a summer road trip out west with her boyfriend means getting away and forgetting what makes her so... different. It means seeing cool sights while selling her art at galleries along the way. And most of all, it means almost three months alone with Noah Hutchins, the hot, smart, soul-battered guy who’s never judged her. Echo and Noah share everything — except the one thing Echo’s just not ready for.
But when the source of Echo’s constant nightmares comes back into her life, she has to make some tough decisions about what she really wants — even as foster kid Noah’s search for his last remaining relatives forces them both to confront some serious truths about life, love, and themselves.
Now, with one week left before college orientation, jobs and real life, Echo must decide if Noah's more than the bad-boy fling everyone warned her he'd be. And the last leg of an amazing road trip will turn... seriously epic.


Publishes in US: December 8th 2014 by Harlequin Teen
Genre: ya contemp bordering on na
Source: bought
Series? Pushing the Limits #1.5
2nd read review
My review the first time reading
Other series reviews:
Crash into You
Crossing the Line
Dare You To
Red at Night
Take Me On

Buy it:
Amazon: $4.74
B&N: $4.99
BAM: $2.99
Kobo: $4.99
iBooks: $4.99
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     I wanted to read this one because I love the characters of Noah and Echo. They grew and developed so much even in Pushing the Limits, and it was neat to see them make cameos in the rest of the companion novels. I just re-read PtL and it was a 5 star second time around and now I don't give 5 stars all that often. 

    I can't help but feel like I have read this, or at least parts, but I can't find any info that it was released for free before or to bloggers. In this one, it picks up shortly after Pushing the Limits left off.  We can see that both characters have grown so much, but they still have issues. Although Echo doesn't wear long sleeves most of the time now, she is still very sensitive to the stares and name calling. Noah is making peace with giving Carrie and Joe custody of his younger brothers, but the issue of his living blood relatives haunts him and starts to catch up with him, leaving him with a choice. 

    True to Noah and Echo there were some hot moments and I loved every second of it. I like that Echo waited until she was ready though for taking it to the next level. 

   Their character growth was awesome. The things that caused them to grow was never easy and they stuck by each other in the tough times. There were some pretty dramatic events that exposed their fears, insecurities, and paths in order to explore them. 

   The ending was nice, but I still want more of Noah and Echo, and not sure if I will get any more besides what's been revealed in the other companion novellas. 

Bottom Line: Great to see fave characters again.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Have you ever been on a summer roadtrip?

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