Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Review: Take Me On by Katie McGarry

Title: Take Me On
Author: Katie McGarry
Series: Pushing the Limits #4
Genre: YA/Contemporary Romance/Sports
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: June 1st 2014
Pages: Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Source: eLibrary
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     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.


I have been waiting to read this book for almost too long. West was my favorite side character in the last book, and I was so happy when I found out he was getting his own book.

West is still beating himself up for what happened to his sister in the previous book. ( You don't have to read the other books in the series to read this one, but it will make more sense and help you understand the other characters mentioned a little better if you you.) I actually really liked the way he handled himself in this book, sure he has a temper, but he never directs it at the people who don't deserve being angry at. 

Haley, it took me a little to like her. There was just something about her that I didn't really like at first. But after she started training West, she started to have more personality and I liked her more as the story went on. I really hated her Uncle though, he was such a douche bag.

West was a surprise, as was Haley. West has a reputation with girls, only it's not in the way people assume, since he's never slept with any of them. And Haley is just one of those girls that fell for the wrong guy (her ex, Matt) and since she thought she loved him and her loved her, she had sex with him. She didn't realize she was probably never really in love until she met West and began to fall hard for him. I liked that about both their characters, that it was a realistic situation for teenagers to be in. 

The personal growth that both Haley and West go through is really great, I hope to see them in the next and hopefully not final book in the series.

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