Book Review – Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry

May 9, 2016 Young Adult Book Reviews 0 ★★½

Book Review – Walk the Edge by Katie McGarryTitle: Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry
Series: Thunder Road #2
Published by: Harlequin Teen on March 29, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Source: The Publisher
Format: ARC
Pages: 426
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two-half-stars

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 received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Also in this series: Nowhere But Here
Also by this author: Nowhere But Here

One Line: Some good moments, but not my fave from Katie.

In My Opinion: Worth a try!

After my mixed thoughts on Nowhere But Here, I was hoping this series would be redeemed with Walk the Edge, and while there were certainly entertaining moments, overall, I’m very blase about this series in general. So much unnecessary drama! Right from the start, I could not stand Breanna’s family, if you could even call them that. Her siblings treat her like trash and her parents treat her like a nanny, and a very underappreciated nanny at that. And as much as McGarry wants me to respect and even like the Terror, or a motorcycle club in general, I just can’t. I don’t like them at all. Yes, there’s solidarity there and that brotherhood bond that it’s supposed to be so amazing, but I’ve seen groups with more love and trust that didn’t have this kind of craziness and drama that this group has. Maybe it’s the feminist in me, but this boys club is just too much for me to stomach.

There were just so many secrets and lies, and I got it. They couldn’t trust Razor, he’s impulsive and a hothead, and Razor couldn’t trust them, they’re obviously keeping secrets from him. All of that is well and good, I get it, but like I said, it was unnecessary and I think their relationship wouldn’t have been so strained if they had just been honest with each other. So many times adults think keeping stuff from their teen will make okay, and sometimes that may be the case, there’s got to be a limit!

The only reason I stuck with the book was that I genuinely liked the relationship between Razor and Breanna. They had a pretty slow-burn kind of relationship built on mutual understanding. I’ll be honest and say that I couldn’t really wrap my head around Breanna’s mind problem and how her family couldn’t or didn’t seek professional/medical help for her and her sister. I think they did say something about it, but it was glossed over and it made it difficult for me to connect to her personally. I still liked her, but I didn’t get her. I liked Breanna and Razor together. They’ve got good chemistry.

Aside from that, the book itself was pretty lackluster. As much as I want to read about Violet’s story, I’m not too excited about revisiting this world. There just wasn’t enough action to hold my attention and way too much drama to make me care for anyone outside of the main couple.

About Katie McGarry

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.

Katie would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, katielmcgarry.com, follow her on Twitter @KatieMcGarry, or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.

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