Series: Pushing the Limits #2
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Date Published: May 28, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Description: 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....
Okay, so I had high hopes for this book, which is really like book blogger suicide if you think about it because as every reader/reviewer knows, the higher your expectations, the greater the gap of dissatisfaction between an average read and what we wanted to experience. My fave thing about this book? The cover! My biggest problem with this book? Beth is supposed to be with Isaiah!!! Grrrrr!!!! That single thought was very distracting. It probably predisposed me to disinterest in Ryan Stone, the book’s male protagonist/hero. Don’t get me wrong, the writing is good, but I did not fall for this couple which is usually necessary in order for the book to become un-put-down-able. In fact, I put this book down so many times, I had to start reading from the beginning again to remember what was happening. I know a lot of readers really liked Ryan, but for me nothing makes me remember him 3 months after reading this book. True, I’d probably have more to say if my Samsung Galaxy S4 (most over rated overpriced piece of android junk out there!!!! DON’T BUY EVER!!!) had not eaten my SD card for breakfast, taking with it all of my notes for this review. Final verdict? Samsung Sucks! And I’d say read this If you liked Beth or even if you didn’t. Beth carried this book for me, but I would also say it is okay to skip it and wait for the 3rd installment, Crash Into You to come out. Isaiah, I miss you!