24. svi 2014.

ARC Review: Take Me On by Katie McGarry

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Expected publication: May 27th, 2014

Rating: 5 stars.

Book summary:
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.
Tanja: This is yet another book my girl Glass and I got to read together. But this time we had a support in Nick @Nick's Book Blog. She already posted her review and you can check it out here. Now Glass start!

Glass: Fourth book in Pushing The Limits series - and please, Harlequin, don't make it be the last - was so good. So good! I think we were is swooning frenzy whole time we had been reading. Want to know why? Okay here we go.

All the reasons we think Haley is awesome.

Glass: As you probably noticed so far, we love when girls in our novels are strong, smart, when they don't measure their worth with how much boys like them, when they don't let anyone to push them around and when they fight for what they believe in. Haley is one of those.
Tanja: Totally agreed! She is not only strong and capable I like her sympathy and desire to help others. She is also selfless and boy does she knows how to fight!

Why did we lock West in our fictional harem?

Tanja: Even though we both cheered for Abby's story (we still do) Take Me On surprised me on many levels. Mostly it is West whom I didn't expect to be like this. He is one of the characters who in the previous book Crash Into You was not on my all time fave list but boy when you get to meet him. That's another story all together.
Glass: West wasn't my favorite character in previous book, Crash Into You, either. As the matter of fact, I thought he was selfish, I hated the way he sometimes treated his sister Rachel and I had my doubts about Katie writing more books in this series because I wasn't sure how long it could be new and not start to go into circles,but also about new characters - boy, was I wrong. West redeemed himself - he is perfect combination of bad and good boy - tough when he needs to be, a little bit reckless, but when it comes to the girl he likes - sweet and loyal. 

But, absolutely the best female character of all time - Abby!

Glass: From the first time I read about Abby, I wanted to know more. I need to read her story! This girl is bad-ass. Even big, bad boys are careful around her. She walks like she is a queen and everyone around her are her loyal peasants. If they are not, she'll make them regret it. Still, you can see snippets of her true nature from time to time and there is so much more underneath her whole steely exterior.
Tanja: Agreed and I truly loved her in this book. This all is just another reason that I'd love to see her get her story.

Take Me On as a mix of young adult and new adult.

Tanja: Have you seen the movie Never Back Down? At moments this book reminded me of that movie and it's a great thing as it's a move I really like. Well the point of that question is that if you have then you'll notice that the movie is not exactly for kids but then again it carries a really strong message for everyone. The same is with Katie McGarry's books. It is about growing up and finding oneself in this cruel and tough world.
Glass: I'd say that Katie McGarry balances on that fine line between young and new adult. She combines best of both genre - you get amazing and heart-melting love story, but it never goes into the cliches of new adult. Take Me On reminds me a little bit of novels written by Jessica Sorensen. 

Five reasons to read Katie McGarry novels:
  1. You will walk all dreamy eyed and overwhelmed with feeling for days after you finish reading.
  2. The best first kiss scenes you will ever read in your life.
  3. You'll always FEEL everything.
  4. Her characters are also well developed and real.
  5. Katie McGarry's writing. 

Will there be more sequels?

Glass & Tanja: That would be a million dollars question. Apparently, "publishing gods" are still thinking about fate of our favorite series. Only thing that is sure for now is another novel about Echo and Noah - Breaking the Rules could be described as conclusion to their story and it'll be published in December this year. Lets's hope that there would be at least two more books, because we really want to read Abby's and Ethan's stories.

Until the next time,

Broj komentara: 26:

  1. i was kinda intrigued by Jax and i think the author is preparing a book about him (it felt like there is more to his story at the end, you know?) im thinking that maybe his and Abbye's story might be the same one... if you catch my drift!? :)
    I agree on the best first kiss scenes and i agree she is playing the fine line between the two genres like a pro! Great review!
    Boyanna @The Bookmaidens

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    1. Mhmmm now you've put that in my mind and I won't be able to stop thinking about it xDDD I really hope it might be that :D Thanks, Boyanna :)

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  2. I've only read her first book and enjoyed it but it was a crazy emotional ride and I think it's made me a tad scared of the others. I do have this one but I need the previous ones first. :)

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    1. You should read the others too ;) I'm sure you'll enjoy them. Thanks, Candace :)

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  3. I'm glad you both enjoyed it (: I have read the first two books and I absolutely adore Pushing the limit series. Take ME on sounds so good, I'm going to continue the series right away (: Fantastic review, ladies (:

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    1. I really hope you'll read the other too soon ;) Thanks, Ini :)

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  4. Every blog I have visited is making me question why I haven't read from Katie McGarry yet! :P Her books should be part of my next bookstore visit, huh? Anyway, I'm so curious about Abby! She sounds like a character I'd get along with, haha! I need the FEELS! Awesome review, girls!

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    1. I think they should :D LOL I'm sure you'll love Abby :) Thanks Aimee :)

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  5. that's great you both love these! I still need to read a book by Katie. LOL

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    1. I really hope you will. Thanks, Lauren :)

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  6. Oh I love reviews like that, it's so fun to read! I know I really neew to try this series, everyone is loving it! So curious. thanks for the post!

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    1. Thank you Melliane and I really hope you'll read them soon :)

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  7. Alright that is it, I am making starting this series a priority this summer! I need to read these!

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  8. I am so excited for this book! I love the entire Pushing The Limits series and I've been anticipating West's story. Haley sounds like a great narrator and I'm glad that you see a new side to West that you didn't see in Crash Into You. Amazing review, Tanjay and Glass :)

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    1. I really hope you'll enjoy it!! :) Thanks, Montana :)

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  9. Seriously, ladies--I will start this series SOON. I can't believe I haven't before now, but the next time I need a YA contemporary, this is it!

    Jessica @ Rabid Reads

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    1. Seriously you have to! :) Thanks, Jessica :)

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  10. Great review, ladies! I read Nick's review and I'm still stunned finding out about Rachel. I had no idea her injury was so series. You are so right, Katie McGarry does right some of the best first kisses. I'll have to pick this one up soon. :)

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    1. Yes she is in a really bad shape :( I hope you'll enjoy it, Rachel :)

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  11. I wasn't sure if I wanted to read this one, but you two have convinced me. I didn't realize that she is training him -- love that idea. I'm reading it!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

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    1. Yup she is the boss!! :D Hope you'll enjoy it. Thanks Jen :)

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  12. I promised I would come and read your review of Take Me On Glass, and I have, a little late I'll admit! I totally agree with both of you on this. This was a kick-ass book and I really loved Hayley and her strong and smart presence within the whole book. Katie, never fails to amaze! Wonderful review ladies. :)

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    1. She never does and I hope she never will. Thanks, Emma :)

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  13. OMG yes, Abby and Ethan. Let's start a twitter campaign.

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