Author: Katie McGarry
Series: Thunder Road #2
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: 448
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!