Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry

Posted March 27, 2016 | 27 Comments

Walk the Edge by Katie McGarryWalk the Edge
Author: Katie McGarry
Series: Thunder Road #2
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: 448
Format: eARC
Pages: 448
Source: Publisher

One moment of recklessness will change their worlds

Smart. Responsible. That's seventeen-year-old Breanna's role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyber-bully's line of fire—and brings fellow senior Thomas "Razor" Turner into her life.

Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, and good girls like Breanna just don't belong. But when he learns she's being blackmailed over a compromising picture of the two of them—a picture that turns one unexpected and beautiful moment into ugliness—he knows it's time to step outside the rules.

And so they make a pact: he'll help her track down her blackmailer, and in return she'll help him seek answers to the mystery that's haunted him—one that not even his club brothers have been willing to discuss. But the more time they spend together, the more their feelings grow. And suddenly they're both walking the edge of discovering who they really are, what they want, and where they're going from here.

I’ve been burned out on the YA genre for about a year now, so I’ve read it in very minimal doses. Because of this, I was super reluctant to read Walk the Edge despite loving all of McGarry’s previous books. I just wasn’t feeling it. That is, until I forced myself to actually start reading. I immediately got sucked in and was reminded that McGarry is damn good at what she does.

The whole motorcycle club aspect isn’t my favorite for personal reasons, but I try not to let that influence my enjoyment of the story too much. Even though I found myself gritting my teeth from time to time. But you know what? It wasn’t really the MC club that pissed me off, no. It was Breanna’s family. Holy smokes, did my heart hurt for her. I wanted to smack her parents and siblings so bad. Selfish. That’s what they are.

Like many of McGarry’s characters, Razor and Bre are total opposites, yet they mesh so well. Razor is definitely rough around the edges and has earned his reputation, but he’s still a good guy who has a lot more to him than what meets the eye. Bre is brilliant and a good girl who just wants to be free to be herself. So it was fun seeing these two grow close and really better each other in a way. The chemistry is definitely there.

Between Razor’s questions surrounding his mom’s death and the club, and Bre being blackmailed and bullied, there’s definitely plenty of drama to go around. A lot happens, but McGarry brought is all together wonderfully.

So despite initially not wanting to read Walk the Edge, I’m sure glad I did!


27 responses to “Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry

  1. Her family was the freaking worse, every single one of them. Even the good moments didn’t take away from the bad. I don’t even think they redeemed themselves in the end to be honest. I did love Razor though, it was hard not too.

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  2. I haven’t read a lot of YA recently, but there are some good YA books out there. I just need to be in the right mood for one. I have read the first two books in Katie McGarry her other series Pushing The Limits, but after that never got around to continuing it or reading the rest of her books. Not sure if I would enjoy this series, I haven’t read a lot fo motorcycle books as for some reason the aspect just doesn’t appeal to me. I am glad you enjoyed this one. I do like the sound of the opposites attract romance. Great review!

  3. Oh I’m so glad you enjoyed this one. I’ve been a bit burned out myself and need a book like this one. I still need to read her first book. I usually ignore most problems in her books others point out to me while reading them. They are addictive and I’m glad to see she didn’t lose her touch.

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  4. I’ve been largely burnt out on the YA genre for a while as well Christy, but I do have some go to favorites that I can never pass up. Katie is one of those, but I haven’t had time to get to this one yet! Her books never fail to suck me in either:) Glad you enjoyed this one overall!

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  5. I loved her Pushing The Limits series and although buying the first book in this series, I just haven’t felt the urge to pick it up as yet. I’ve seen a few reviews for book two that have had the same issues. As much as I’ve loved McGarry’s work in the past, I just think all these storylines and blurring into one another now and I need something new and something that will move me. These are more like NA for me though minus the sex basically. Same type of drama overload which gets tired after a while. I’m glad you were still able to enjoy it though Christy despite the issues you found with it. Wonderful review <3 <3

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  6. Your lack of star ratings kills me sometimes – I never know your final “vote” on the book. If I had to guess, 3 or a 3.5? I have her first book but I think this one appeals to me a bit more. I love your review!

    • I have the first book in this series and have had it for awhile. I wish I had more time to read books from my massive tbr stack. I don’t like motorcycle club books either so that might be why I haven’t rushed to read it. Your review has me wanting to read it soon! Great review 🙂

  7. I definitely understand the YA burnout. I’m going through a bit of it right now. I haven’t given up just yet but I haven’t read anything really stellar yet. Katie McGarry is definitely one I want to try though. Nice review!

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