Title: Take Me On
Author: Katie McGarry
Series: Pushing the Limits #4
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Publication Date: May 27th, 2014
My Rating: 5 Stars
Acclaimed author Katie McGarry returns with the knockout new story of two high school seniors who are about to learn what winning really means.
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.
Hailey promised herself that she would never fight or step into the ring again despite being a kickboxing champion. But West, a guy who helped her one night, accepted a fight in her honor and she knows that West won't have any chance unless she trains him. They promised to keep the relationship strictly platonic, but as they spend more time together, their attraction towards each other grows as well.
Take Me On was a book that I definitely enjoyed. Despite its many pages, I was able to read it in a flash. It was definitely better than Crash Into You, but nothing beats Dare You To. I loved how connected I felt to characters, despite never having have experienced what they were experiencing.
Although West and Hailey's story was really great, I kind of miss the first two books' focus on not just the romance and the shitty things, but also on how to appreciate life more. Neverheless, Take Me On is still one of the good ones and I was able to enjoy it tremendously.
Katie McGarry has written yet another masterpiece, and I can't wait to read more of what she has in store for this year! I can't wait to get to know the other characters more, especially Abby!
“Don’t think of it as falling. Think of it as jumping- with me.”
“How is jumping better?”
“Falling happens. Jumping you choose.”
Labels: 5 Stars, Contemporary, Review, Romance, Young Adult