Date Released: July 31st 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 384 pages
Date Read: July 05, 2012
I Really liked this book! I thought I was in for a story very similar to Simone Elkele's Perfect Chemistry series, but, even though it did revolve around a good-girl bad-boy theme, this book had so much more depth and meaningfulness to it than I could have imagined. Also little twists here and there. Which made it Awesome :D! But - yeah, we have a but - there was something that really ticked me off... let me start with the main characters:
Both characters had to struggle with their inner demons - usually the girl plays damsel in distress and the perfect guy comes save her. This was not the case in Pushing The Limits, both characters had to face their own battles, and once they did, they could finally be together.
It was fascinating to watch Echo regain her memory and to discover, along with her, everything that was hiding behind her wounds. And Noah's struggle and fight for his brothers was remarkable, such determination. In the end I believe both characters made the right choices.
But, BUT, I do believe the author went a bit cliche in a certain part. The no spoiler version is: I believe both characters didn't fight nearly as hard as they could have for a few things. Now, the next part I'm going to write may be considered a spoiler. I suggest that if you have doubts on it or don't really mind, you highlight, if not, next paragraph please :) [Highlight: There's this part where Echo goes all 'Oh no Noah, I'm not good for you' and then Noah says 'No! I won't let you go!' and I was jumping up and down, so happy that for once in all of the books I've read, the guy actually fights for the girl! Yay! Then she says 'Oh no, I really am not, I gotta go!' and he lets her go. Just. Like. That. I really hated that, because it's the most cliche turn a novel can take, and this one was dong so so well! so when it went there I was just so so disappointed. Maybe if I had suspected it would go there from the beginning I wouldn't have been nearly as sad, but I had high expectations for this one :( overall it does have a happy ending.]
How long can you push something before it goes over the edge? Pushing The Limits definitely crosses emotional lines. Intense and Hot, Pushing the Limits is a book that really does go further than any nice lighthearted novel.
“I love you enough to never make you choose.”