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Dare You To by Katie McGarry
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Another great book by Katie McGarry!

Emotional, Romantic, & Suspenseful....
Beth is stubborn, but she has a heart of gold. Taking care of her mom is her number one priority. No matter what others tell her she is always trying to protect her mom from the crazy, drug addict boyfriend. She has guards up and is determined to let no one else in. When Beth meets Ryan though her eyes are opened up to trust & love. He shows her that it is okay to want to stay in one place. Their relationship goes from bitter to sweet as the book progresses and they quickly became one of my favorite book couples.

What starts as a dare soon becomes so much more...
Forbidden love... maybe? Beth is from a rougher family. Ryan is an athlete with uptight, control freak parents. They forbid him to be with Beth, but that doesn't stop him. His passion toward her outweighs everything else. He puts his heart on the line and even his life at one point.

I loved this couple so much and the storyline consumed me from page one. The characters help one another to expose their inner desires and wants. They each go into the book thinking their future has one path and come out with a whole new outlook.

I highly recommend it to all YA & NA readers.
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  ReadersCandyb | Oct 7, 2016 |
**Original review posted on Honest Reviews Corner**

Katie McGarry‘s second book in the Pushing the Limits series is just as addictive as the first. I will admit to being apprehensive about this “sequel” in which Noah and Echo aren’t the focus, particularly as I wasn’t too attached to Beth in Pushing the Limits. Fortunately, Dare You To far exceeded my expectations.

I was also surprised – pleasantly so – that the story did not go as I thought it would as far as who her main “love interest” would be. Obviously, anyone who read Pushing the Limits would automatically assume the story would focus solely on Isaiah and Beth, but this new character Ryan really kept the story from being too predictable before readers even pick up the book.

As I mentioned, Dare You To is equally as addictive and intense as Pushing the Limits, and any young adult or new adult fan will really enjoy reading about Beth from her point of view. Unlike when the story was told from Echo and Noah’s point of view, readers really come to understand more about Beth, her personal life, and how she got to where she is today.

To be sure, this story is fairly predictable for the angsty-teen-with-a-bad-home-life plot that is so common with books in the young adult genre – and the “high school jock forsakes the in-crowd to pursue the loner” cliche is in full force. That said, let us also tell you that there is nothing repetitive [or boring, for that matter] about McGarry’s telling of it.

Dare You To manages to keep readers interested and emotionally invested in these characters. In all, McGarry has crafted a wonderful story that is simultaneously heartbreaking and uplifting, and we truly feel we cannot recommend this new book to you enough. ( )
  ItEntertainsMe | Oct 4, 2016 |
Dare You To me gustó muchísimo más que [b:Pushing the Limits|10194514|Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits, #1)|Katie McGarry|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1322770025s/10194514.jpg|15093690], en gran parte porque no es tan dramático, aunque dista mucho de ser un cuento de hadas. Y aclarando de una vez, esta tampoco es la típica historia donde el chico apuesta que puede conquistar a la chica, ella después se entera y, ¡ta tam!: DRAMA TIME. No.

Tanto Ryan como Beth, son protagonistas un poco fuera de lo común y con múltiples matices que los hacen muy reales. La trama, de por si, sí tiene uno que otro momento cliché, pero ¡vamos!, todos amamos los clichés en pequeñas dosis :) ( )
  Glire | Jun 22, 2016 |
I really enjoyed reading this book because it's so much going on that it keeps you intrigued. If it's not something going on with Beth and Ryan, its something going on with Beth and her family or friends or with Ryan and his family or friends. You want to find out what's going to happen next and what everyone is going to do. ( )
  KWatkins2016 | Apr 21, 2016 |
"4.5 out of 5 stars!! Two supposedly opposites find that they are drawn to each other in a way neither can explain yet both can't help but want to explore...

About the Characters:
• Elisabeth (Beth): Likes dying her blonde hair black after a bad experience when she was younger. Believes there isn't any other way to get her mom and herself out of their run down lives other than running away to a new future/another life. Has a hard time trusting anyone after everything she's been through. Doesn't understand love. Feels like she needs to protect and take care of her mother because of what her mother gave up for her. She's very protective of those she considers her friends. She has an immediate crush on Ryan when she meets him but tries to push and keep him away because she believes that no guy like him would ever go for a girl like her."

Read more of this review and two teasers here: http://frommetoyouvideophoto.blogspot.com/2013/04/feasted-on-pushing-limits-seri... ( )
  fromjesstoyou | Mar 21, 2016 |
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"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..."--Dust jacket.… (more)

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