Take Me On
By Katie McGarry (Pushing the Limits #4)
Publication date: May 27, 2014
Harlequin Teen, 544 pages
Acclaimed author Katie McGarry returns with the knockout new story of two high school seniors who are about to learn what winning really means.
Champion kickboxer Haley swore she’d never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. But then the guy she can’t stop thinking about accepts a mixed martial arts fight in her honor. Suddenly, Haley has to train West Young. All attitude, West is everything Haley promised herself she’d stay away from. Yet he won’t last five seconds in the ring without her help.
West is keeping a big secret from Haley. About who he really is. But helping her-fighting for her-is a shot at redemption. Especially since it’s his fault his family is falling apart. He can’t change the past, but maybe he can change Haley’s future.
Hayley and West have agreed to keep their relationship strictly in the ring. But as an unexpected bond forms between them and attraction mocks their best intentions, they’ll face their darkest fears and discover love is worth fighting for.
— Goodreads.com description
If you like your plots gritty, your romances steamy and your characters all sorts of flawed…WHY HAVEN’T YOU READ THIS SERIES YET?
I’ve said it before and I’ve said it again: What I like most about Katie McGarry’s Pushing the Limits series is that book after book she surprises me. They’re all entertaining stories by themselves, but what wows me is the seeing characters I either disliked or dismissed in one book take the lead in the next. McGarry totally upturns everything I thought I knew about them!
I didn’t think much of West in the last book, but I loved his strength and loyalty in Take Me On. And Haley! What a kick butt girl. She’s equal parts strong and vulnerable and I loved her sportiness.
I also totally forgot how Crash Into You ended in a cliffie. AHHH! Loved seeing the resolution there — and it didn’t take me long at all to get caught back up to speed.
If you started this series, please continue. If you haven’t yet, give it a try when you’re in the mood for something YA that still feels a little NA. Think Simone Elkeles!