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Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry

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One moment…
That’s all it takes to change your life.

What happens when your entire future is on the line because of one reckless moment? This is what Breanna Miller and Thomas “Razor” Turner have to face in Katie McGarry’s WALK THE EDGE. Blackmail, family secrets, future plans on the verge of collapsing, two people who aren’t supposed to be together fall in love, and the power of social media in defining who you are when you’re not even sure who that person is yet…Join the Club and and immerse yourself in the world of the Reign of Terror. Pick up WALK THE EDGE today!

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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 cyberbully’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.

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What this book feels…. straight to the heart in little increments!!

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I thought I loved Nowhere But Here but I didn’t plan on Walk the Edge. Not one bit.

The Reign of Terror MC is back with Razor, Thomas Turner’s story. Razor is a high school senior that’s been a Terror member for a few months now. He’s already 18 years old, and is as fickle and unpredictable as they come.

Breanna Miller is one of nine. That’s nine, NINE, children. Smack dab in the middle, she’s neither here nor there. A brilliantly smart young woman, Breanna’s mind won’t shut off and she needs something to keep it occupied at all times so that she won’t lose it. She’s also the only one of her siblings with an ounce of responsibility, which means everything falls to her – babysitting, meal preparations and being a surrogate mother. That’s because her parents are too busy with work and her other brothers and sisters.

When Breanna and Razor meet, their attraction is pretty much instantaneous. Razor is fascinated with Breanna’s delicate nature, her mind and her quiet beauty. Breanna is immediately drawn to Razor’s angelic good looks, him being the complete opposite of what rumors made him (and the MC) to be, and they strike up a secret friendship.

Razor is getting Breanna’s help in cracking a cypher that might help him find out how his mother died, information that his father and the MC has been keeping secret from him and the rest of the town. They have had their reasons, of course, but it has put a strain on Razor’s relationship with his dad and a major dent in his trust in the MC.

Their friendship escalates when they’re teamed up in AP Physics and Breanna is threatened and blackmailed by Kyle, her classmate. Breanna and Razor fall in love and must keep their romance a secret from her family and school – she can’t risk her family forbidding her from seeing Razor, and they both can’t risk Kyle making his move and ruining her future.

There are other things playing into the plot of this novel and they all contribute beautifully to the progression of the story, to the drama and the constant need to turn the page and figure out what’s going to happen next.

When we reach the peak of the story, Breanna’s life is in danger and Razor is just coming to terms with his mother’s death.

I think what I love most about McGarry’s writing is that she’s not giving a full closure with a rosy future. It’s hardcore real and makes sense. It fits the characters and the plot and I don’t know – just makes sense.

Walk the Edge is a wild ride of first love, intense and passionate bond, smart plot and a bullet wound. It’s figuring out the past and the future in one go, and it’s love.

If I could give this a higher rating, I would.

5 stars

~Eleanor

* I’d like to thank Harlequin and NetGalley for this early copy of Walk the Edge in exchange for my honest review.

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School starts in a few days and tonight is senior orientation. My parents are currently in a meeting with my guidance counselor while I’m being propositioned.

Propositioned. My lips tilt up sarcastically.

Walk the Edge - Tour Teaser 1                  My goal for this evening was to be noticed. Guess I succeeded. I was noticed, but not for my new choices in clothing, hair style, or because I dumped my glasses for contacts. Nope, I was hunted for my brain. All exciting and swoon worthy romance novels start off this way, right?

Kyle misreads my body language and his dark eyes brighten. “So you’ll write my English papers for the year?”

Fifty dollars per paper-that’s his offer. Standing in my sister’s second generation hand-me-downs of a sleeveless blue blouse, shorter-than-I’ve-ever-worn jean skirt and platform sandals causes me to consider his proposal if only for the course of a heartbeat. I’m the middle of nine children and, I’ll admit, new and shiny gains my attention, but this…this is wrong.
“Do you know this is the first time you’ve spoken to me?” I say.

He laughs like I told a joke, but I’m not kidding. Snowflake, Kentucky is a small town and everyone tends to know everyone else, but just because we breathe the same air doesn’t mean we communicate, or act like everyone else exists.

“That’s not true,” he retorts. “We sat at the same table in fourth grade.”

I incline my head to the side in a mock why-didn’t-I-remember-that-bonding-moment? “My, how time flies.”

He chuckles then scratches the back of his head causing his styled hair to curl out to the side. “You’re funny. I didn’t know that. Look, it’s not my fault you’re quiet.”
Kyle’s right. It isn’t his fault I became socially withdrawn. That blame falls solely on me. It’s a decision I made in seventh grade when I was publicly crucified.

Walk the Edge - Tour Teaser 2                  Blending into paint for the past couple of years has kept me safe, but it creates the sensation of suffocation. Everyone says the same thing: Breanna’s smart, she’s quiet. On the inside, I’m not at all quiet. Most of the time, I’m screaming. “I’m not writing your papers.”

Kyle’s smile that had suggested he had a done deal morphs into a frown and acid sloshes in my stomach. Denying Kyle isn’t what bothers me as much as it worries
me what he’ll mention to his friends. They’re the reason why I went voluntarily mute in seventh grade.

Heat races up my neck as the repercussions of refusing sets in, but I don’t even consider agreeing. Cheating is not my style.

Kyle surveys the hallway and, it it’s privacy he’s searching for, he’ll be sorely disappointed. He slides closer and a strange edginess causes me to step back, but Kyle follows. “Fine. One hundred dollars per paper.”

“No.”

“You don’t understand. My grades have to improve.” Easygoing Kyle disappears and desperation is hardly attractive.

I steal a peek into the school’s main office, hoping my guidance counselor will beckon me in. Half of me hopes she’ll have life altering news for me, the other
half hopes to end this insane conversation. “What you’re asking for is crazy.”

“No, it’s not.”

In an answer to the one million prayers being chanted in my head, my guidance counselor opens her door. “Breanna.”

Kyle leans into me. “This conversation isn’t over.”

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“There’s something about McGarry’s writing that’s
totally enthralling. Her characters are vivid, flawed and riveting, making this is a truly amazing read!

~ RT Book Reviews

“Katie McGarry is a master of her craft! Raw emotion, pure grit, I hang on every word. Her characters are real people with real problems and I cheer them every step of the way. Ready for a new addiction? Look no further than Katie McGarry’s books.”

~ Gena Showalter, Bestselling author of Firstlife

“I finished WALK THE EDGE by the amazing Katie McGarry. It was SO good that now I feel bereft. I already miss Razor & Bre – I need to know more! She is by far my #1 favorite author. She paints a picture with the words, puts you IN the story… LOVE.

~ Lori Foster, New York Times Bestselling Author

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Katie McGarry - author picKatie 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, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON, BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine’s 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013
YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.

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Broc’s Bookcase – Review

BookWorm221 – Review & Excerpt

Take Me Away To A Great Read – Review & Excerpt

Dark Faerie Tales – Review

Lost in Literature – Review & Excerpt

Always YA at Heart – Review & Excerpt

The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club – Excerpt

March 22nd

Book Boyfriend Reviews – Excerpt

Letter shelves blog – Review & Excerpt

Oh My Shelves – Excerpt

SnoopyDoo’s Book Reviews – Excerpt

Milky Way of Books – Review & Excerpt

Mary Had a Little Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

March 23rd

A girl and her books – Review

Eye in Bookland – Review

Under the Covers – Review & Excerpt

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Lost in a Book Blog – Excerpt

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Emilie’s Book World – Review & Excerpt

No BS Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

March 24th

Angel Reads – Review

Ineffable Book Blog – Review

LucyLicious Reads – Excerpt

YA Book Divas – Excerpt

Movies, Shows & Books – Excerpt

Peace Love Books – Excerpt

BookCrushin – Review & Excerpt

March 25th

So Bookalicious – Review & Excerpt

LuLo Fangirl – Excerpt

Little Read Riding Hood – Review & Excerpt

Gabic Reads – Excerpt

2 Greek Girls Reading – Excerpt

Chasing Faerytales – Review

Eat, Sleep, and Read – Review

HotPressedBooks – Review & Excerpt

March 26th

Margie’s Must Reads – Review & Excerpt

Girl Plus Books – Review & Excerpt

Short and Sassy Book Blurbs – Review & Excerpt

A Dream Within A Dream – Excerpt

The Consummate Reader – Review & Excerpt

Curled Up and Cozy – Review & Excerpt

Becky on Books – Review & Excerpt

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March 27th

Beauté De Livres – Review

Lita’s Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Oh My Growing TBR – Review & Excerpt

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Have Words Will Scribble – Review & Excerpt

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March 28th

Never Judge a Book by its Cover – Review

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Crazii Bitches Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

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PopKitty Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Confessions of a Bookfreak – Review & Excerpt

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The Book Hammock – Review & Excerpt

Best Book Boyfriends – Review & Excerpt

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Desert Divas Book Addiction – Review & Excerpt

The Heart of a Book Blogger – Review

Bookworm Misfit – Review & Excerpt

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Pages to Explore – Review & Excerpt

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Nerdy Soul – Review & Excerpt

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Crawling Over the Pages – Excerpt

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