Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Take Me On by Katie McGarry

Source:  Purchased
Genre:  YA-Contemporary Romance
Publisher:  Harlequin Teen
Date Published: May 27, 2014
Number of Pages:  554

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.  (from Goodreads)

It's my daughter's first birthday, so I figured I would catch up on some reviews!!!  So...I figured I would start with Take Me On by Katie McGarry, book 4 in the Pushing the Limits series.

This was....average???  I wanted to love it, but as is with every other Katie McGarry book, the families are super messed up.  She literally cannot write about an average family that might just be poor, and they work too much.  Every family she writes about has some uber effed up stuff happening with them.  

That being said, the slow burning romance was great and I enjoyed their interaction.  Abby is seriously the hero of this book. I really hope she gets her happily ever after too.  And Haley's brother and cousin were awesome and made me laugh at parts.

Haley gets kinda whiney but West carries a lot of the story.  I definitely felt connected to the characters, and cringed every time her uncle was in the picture.  The family interaction though, you want her to run to West's family. And West's family does get better, which is a saving grace of sorts.

                                      4 out of 5 Happy Clouds :)

I'm going to recommend this to lovers of YA contemporary/romance.  It does draw you in and hold you captive for a while!!!


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