Published by Harlequin Teen on March 29th 2016
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.
Hi guys! When my good friend Alex from Fiery Reads offered to lend me her ARC of Walk the Edge, I was ecstatic! I really enjoyed Nowhere But Here and was excited to read more of that world. Katie McGarry writes awesome, sexy romances and Walk the Edge did not disappoint! I will be comparing this a lot to Nowhere But Here so if you’re interested in that, read om!
WHAT I LIKED
The romance. This was a romance novel. Sure, there were other plots, but the romance was the biggest one. Annnnd OH MY GOSH, the romance was amazing! I enjoyed the romance in Nowhere But Here, but Katie McGarry absolutely blew me away with Razor and Breanna. There was no hate to love here. It was more like fear to love for Breanna and clueless to love for Razor. Their relationship was fully developed and felt strong. It was perfectly cultivated for the time frame given. And oh man, does Katie McGarry know how to pack on the swoons! I cried, I laughed, and most of all…I shipped Razor and Breanna. Katie’s romances have a sexy grit to them that is truly inimitable! Walk the Edge was less sexy than Nowhere But Here, but it still served its purpose!
The main characters. I’m going to talk about Breanna first. She was lovely! I related to her a lot. We don’t have the same family background, but we share a lot of the same anxieties and struggles. At some points, we were so similar the Br might as well have been a D! In Nowhere But Here, Emily annoyed me for most of the book. I never had that problem with Breanna! She was realistic and flawed in the best way possible. Another thing I loved about her was her goals. She had set goals and didn’t let her relationships stop her from aiming for them. The other main character, Razor, was just as enjoyable. He wasn’t as disgustingly sex-focused as Oz was in Nowhere But Here, and I appreciated that. His feelings for Breanna transformed. I love seeing emotional, caring guys and Razor made my heart soar <3
The setting and premise. I cannot get enough of stories about this darned motorcycle club! I became invested in it after reading Nowhere But Here, and I am enamored with it after reading Walk the Edge! I cannot wait for the third book after reading this one. I already have some ideas for what kind of story I want…?
The pacing was perfect. Katie McGarry’s books usually start off slow– Walk the Edge was the opposite of slow! The main characters met right away and the relationship developed quickly without being instalove. There was definitely instalust, but come on, they’re teenagers. The plot was well thought out, perfectly executed, and fantastically wrapped up.
WHAT I DID NOT LIKE
I wish we had gotten a little more background information on Breanna’s family. We already knew all about Razor’s family and past, but Breanna was a mystery. It would’ve been nice to get more background on her father or older siblings.
Have you read Walk the Edge? How about Nowhere But Here? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!