Saturday, February 7, 2015

Review: Dare You To (Pushing The Limits #2)

Dare You To (Pushing The Limits #2) by Katie McGarry

Publisher: Harlequin Teen, 2013
479 pages, paperback
Source: Purchased though Dymock
Genre: Young Adult, New Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Sports, Abuse
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs - Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her...but does.

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him! But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction.

Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all....

My Review:
This book was funny as hell a lot of foul language so reader under the age of 16 read with caution.

Ryan and Beth first meet in tako bell, Ryan is dared to try and get Beth’s number but obviously he fails big time and so they go their separate ways. After some very family dramatic events Beth is forced to go live with her uncle Scott in a new town and attend a new high school and cut off her friendship with Noah and Isaiah and she cannot have contact with her mother or else her will be forced to go to prison because her uncle Scott is kind of Blackmailing her, but in my opinion it is for her own good and she doesn’t really understand that. She ends up going to the same school as Ryan.

Ryan has the “Perfect Life” he has his whole life mapped for him, he is the star pitcher for his school baseball team. He has the “Perfect” family, he is rich all of that but really his life is anything but “Perfect”. His family is very dysfunctional behind closed doors and they have exiled his older brother Mark. Ryan also has a creative writing talent that his father does want him to pursue because it could possible get him a scholarship into college/University where he could also play Baseball but his dad is set on him going straight to pros.

Beth is just trying to get through her senior year so she can go and escape with her mother, and protect her mother from her abusive boyfriend, but everything changes after she meets Ryan and falls in love with him and a lot of dramatic stuff happens and it is just so insane as if their personal life wasn’t enough to keep you on your toes Beth and Ryan’s relationship is insane and I loved every single second of it, but it did take me awhile to like Beth and Ryan as individual characters but after half way through the book I was able to understand them so much better and I was able to feel their pain and their happiness.

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