Walk the Edge – Katie McGarry – Thunder Road #2 – Harlequin Teen – Published 29 March 2016
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.
As always there are never enough words to describe the supreme brilliance of Katie McGarry’s writing, and Walk The Edge lives up to every one of my expectations. I could wax poetic about the loveable, complicated characters. Or maybe swoon about the romance that is so captivating and potent it had my heart trying to leave home. Or would you rather hear about the way you are dragged into the story, a participant in every low and high the characters experience, so much so that I read the majority of this book even when I had a pounding headache and through squinted eyes, all so I didn’t have to put it down. And if that’s not enough to convince you to read this book, and if you’re not swayed by mysteries and thrills that wind you in knots, then all I can say is this is a story of choosing your family, learning to find that place you belong, standing up for what’s right, being brave and falling in love. There are kisses so electric my hair stood on end, heartbreak and second chances.
If you’ve read a book by Katie McGarry, you know all this already and if you haven’t, then what are you waiting for?
This is the second book in the Thunder Road series, and while each book contains its own story arc, it would make more sense to read them in series order.
I can’t wait to read Katie’s next book, but for now I can very highly recommend this one (and then go back and read it again.) Want romance, danger, hot guys on motorcycles and a strong, intelligent female lead, then try Walk The Edge – you just might get more than you expected.
The publishers provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Category: Young adult fiction.
Themes: Motorcycle clubs, family, bullying, cyber bullying, romance, friendship, high school.
Reading age guide: Ages 14 and up.
Advisory: Coarse language, f***, s***, sl**, wh***. Sexual references and heavy making out.
Published: 29 March 2016 by Harlequin Teen.
Format: Hardcover, paperback, ebook. 384 pages.
ISBN: 9780373211623, 9781848454569