June 25, 2013

Book Review: Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Title: Dare You To (Pushing the Limits #2)
Author: Katie McGarry
Release Date: May 28th 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Received from the publisher via NetGalley

Ryan lowers his lips to my ear. "Dance with me, Beth."

"No." I whisper the reply. I hate him and I hate myself for wanting him to touch me again....

"I dare you..."

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 neither Ryan nor Beth expected. 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 Thoughts

Katie McGarry
really knows how to get that teenage voice spot on.
Both Ryan and Beth are really great characters, each with a healthy dose of angst and parental disillusion; both a little battered and bruised and carrying around their fair share of secrets.

The love between Ryan and Beth is so tender and sweet it’s impossible not to get all gooey over it. But they have their fair share of ups and downs too, and battle their way through some tough situations; but when it’s all said and done, they need each other.

Dare You To is full of great writing that engages your heart and a story that completely enraptures you, making it hard to put down; hard to stop reading.

Did I feel a little sorry for Isaiah, absolutely; but his story is yet to come and I know the wait will be worth it, I just hope the girl is to!

This author has once again broken my heart with her emotional portrayal of first love and yes, I cried a tear or two!
Heartfelt teenage love at its best 5 stars ~<;]

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