TITLE: Walk the Edge
AUTHOR: Katie McGarry
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Teen
TARGET AUDIENCE: Young Adult
GENRE(S): Contemporary, Romance
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 really enjoyed reading this book. Going into it, I didn’t know it is the second book in a series. Because of that, I was a bit skeptical when I began reading it. But, I have to say, McGarry does a wonderful job in creating a book that obviously works as a series with intertwined characters, but can also be its own stand-alone book.
Walk the Edge follows Breanna, an incredibly smart girl who is one of nine children. She lives in a town called Snowflake which has a strong presence of a Motorcycle Club called the Reign of Terror. Breanna is blackmailed by a fellow student and Razor, a member of the Reign of Terror, steps in to help her. They ultimately share an epic love story throughout the process.
At first, I thought that McGarry put a lot of effort into creating a bad boy image for Razor. I understand the desire to create a persona for a character, but I felt as though it was a little much. As the story progressed, I actually found that it made me like Razor more. Specifically, his endearing protectiveness of Breanna throughout the story helped to shed his overbearing bad boy image. It’s because of this that I understand why McGarry put so much emphasis on this part of his character.
Breanna and Razor’s story seems to mirror other young adult romance books. But their interactions with one another often evokes strong feelings that make this story individual. It’s something only a powerful writer can achieve. McGarry definitely captures your attention through character interactions – it consistently left me wanting more.
While this story had some minor flaws to it, I enjoyed reading it. I think that these flaws may stem from my mistaking it as a standalone book. I will definitely pick up the other books in the series sometime in the future! Whether you want to read it as a series, or as a stand-alone book, I would recommend it.
”The boy everyone sees but nobody knows is with the girl who everybody knows but nobody seesFavourite Quote
About The Author
Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.
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