Author: Katie McGarry
Expected publication: May 28th 2013 by Harlequin Teen
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From my previous experience with Katie McGarry's debut I swore for sure that I wouldn't get near her second book. But then people started to get all up in my grill about how good it was and that I just HAD TO read. Well, I gave it a try.
Turns out they were partially right. The book didn't blow me away but it definitely left a better impression than its younger bro. Dare You To was just as action-packed as Pushing The Limits but it got less on my nerves. The characters were more relatable (at least Ryan) and in some level I could at least stand Beth. Katie has a way of making her main characters an over the top hot mess but this time Beth I was partially able to swallow her because she's a girl, and she wants what all of us wants, a good guy to fall for her.
I am not saying she welcomed Ryan with open arms, in fact she kept pushing him away to the point I would have slapped her to get some sense in her fake raven-colored head. Ryan went through a lot to get her to trust him but at the end she did trust him, and she learned that not everything was supposed to go wrong in her life.
The big plus this book has is the adorable Ryan Stone. Ryan is absolutely precious; the perfect southern gentlemen, driven and focused. He stands for what is right and he sees past the exterior (hello, hardcore punk named Beth). I love how he has the perfect amount of innocence but is not naive. I loved all his has perfect boy qualities and was instantly wooed. He was hands down the biggest highlight of the book.
So yeah, nowhere near the disappointment I was expecting, and all the baseball talk made it even more fun to me, so if you want to try this one then by all means do so, great read! (: