Monday, July 8

Dare You To

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 by Katie McGarry
My rating:  ★ 5 Amazing Stars ★

Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, #2)













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Ending up in Jail to protect her Drunk mothers boyfriend is just one of the many issues that Beth deals with in her life.
Beth really has dealt with so much ugliness in her life, constantly protecting her mother is all she has left.
All that changes when her Uncle bails her out of jail with the condition she goes to live with him and his wife.


Ryan Stone, the town's golden boy, baseball star has secrets he can't tell anyone.
With his family reputation and image on the line, Ryan carries on life like everything is fine, while his family is falling apart.

When Beth, the skater girl with major attitude, who made him lose his bet, moves to town, things start to get interesting.


~She's small. Smaller than I expected. That attitude is so big I hadn't noticed her height or size. ~


Beth is well aware of the perfect Jock and his need to win his 'Dares.'
All she is interested in is getting out of town, last thing she needs is the drama of Ryan Stone.


~Guys like him don’t go for girls like me. I’m a toy to them. A game. And these types of guys, they all have the same rules of play: smile, trick me into thinking that they like me, then toss me to the side once I’ve been used.~



However what begins as a Dare becomes an intense attraction.
Ryan and Beth develop a friendship, soon Beth learns to trust Ryan. And Ryan starts to see who Beth really is as a person.


~"By listening, I found a person loyal to those she loves. It was the first unedited glimpse into a girl that holds everything inside" ~


He sees past the hard persona Beth puts on. She might be feisty with a bad attitude but something about Beth, pulls him to her.


~“You’re beautiful when you laugh. You should laugh more.”
“Life hasn’t given me much to laugh about.”
“I could change that.”~





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As their connection grows their secrets are slowly revealed. Ryan pulls Beth into his life and breaks her down.
He helps her to overcome her fears, showing her unconditional love.


~“You're a lot like that bird in the barn. You're so scared that you're going to be caged in forever you can't see the way out. You smack yourself against the wall again and again and again. The door is open, Beth. Stop running in circles and walk out.”~



But will Ryan be able to stand up and face his family secrets. Stand up for for what he really wants?
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


~“I won't let you go." I blink. As if he could stop me. "You won't let me go." "No, I won't let you go. You're mine and I don't lose.” ~


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It's beautiful to watch as Beth grows from an angry, lonely girl to someone who accepts love for herself. She open's herself up to being loved and Loving Ryan.


~“There are times when you stand on the cusp of moments so huge, you know you'll remember them forever. This is that moment for me and for Ryan.” ~




I loved it. I loved it even more that Pushing the Limits.
I loved Ryan, sigh he really was so sweet, and loving.
I was worried I wasn't going to like him, because I was rooting for Isaiah, however Ryan won me over straight away!
I really connected with Beth.
My heart was just breaking for this misunderstood girl. She was so brave and tough. At some points I was angry that she wouldn't open up to her Uncle. I hated that we could see this beautiful caring person and other people didn't because she hid it behind her attitude.


~" My heart has been ripped multiple times and each time I repaired it on my own. I know my limits and if someone rips me apart again, I'll never find the strength to pick up the pieces."~




I need more Katie McGarry. I love her writing style. It's smooth and just flows off the page.
You go through all the emotions, she pulls you in and keeps you there.
Definitely looking forward to Isaiah's story.



Buy it.
Read it.
Love it.

~ ARC courtesy of Harlequin via Net Gallery in exchange for an honest review

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