I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Dare You To by Katie McGarry
Series: Pushing The Limits #2
Published by Harlequin Teen on May 28, 2013
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"I dare you..."
If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does....
Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.
But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all....
I really didn’t know what to expect with this book. I loved the Pushing The Limits which is the first book in this series. I wasn’t a fan of Beth in the first book. I thought she was both mean and rude. Hardened if you will. But after reading her story I can understand why she acts or acted the way she did. She’s hard it rough. A hard life from the time she was born.
After moving from her hometown of Louisville, she’s transplanted to Groveton with her Uncle Scott and his wife Allison. Right from the beginning Beth and Allison don’t get along. She’s not real thrilled to be living with her Uncle Scott either. Immediately they start to change her. New clothes that aren’t her style. They put a stop to any and drug use and smoking. She’s not allowed to see or visit her friends from back home in Louisville. Basically she’s not happy at all.
Before she moved Groveton, Beth had an encounter with Ryan in a Taco Bell. Ryan was dared by his best friend, Chris, to ask Beth for her phone number. Ryan isn’t a loser and doesn’t back down from a dare but ultimately he’s wasn’t able to get her number. The next week school starts and Ryan is faced with seeing Beth again. This time he’ll do whatever he can to get her number. But when Chris finds out Beth is also going to the same school the dare changes. Ryan must get Beth to agree to a date.
Ryan tries to talk Beth into dating him. She doesn’t like him. He’s leads the perfect life or so it seems from the outside. He’s not at all Beth’s type and she thinks guys like Ryan only use girls like herself. She wants no part of him.
Even though these two butted heads in the beginning, it was enjoyable to read just how things played out for them. The attraction between these two was apparent from the beginning and as the story unfolded you get to see that although they are different in many ways including their backgrounds that they really are perfect each other.
The next book in this series is Crash Into You which is Isaiah’s book. As of this posting there isn’t a set release date for this book. I’ll be patiently waiting for it’s release. I’ve really enjoyed this series so far.