Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Take Me On by Katie McGarry

  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Teen (27 May 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 037321118X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373211180
  • Acclaimed author Katie McGarry returns with the knockout new story of two high school seniors who are about to learn what winning really means.

    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.
Cover: Not my favourite cover of the series, I don't hate it though. And I much prefer the US editions for this series, compared to the UK ones.

I love Katie McGarry.
Without doubt, she has to be my favourite Young Adult contemporary author.
As soon as I read Pushing The Limits- I was sold, so I've read all of Katie McGarry's books to date- including the e-novellas.
So obviously this was one of my most anticpated releases of this year.
And I loved it.
Not quite as much as I loved Pushing The Limits.
And not as much as I loved Crash InTo You.
Dare You I loved but not as much as the other two.
Take Me On was like that.
I was loving it, but after falling head over heels in love with Crash InTo You- this one didn't quite reach the pedalstal set by it.
Hayley and West- they were both very deep characters with a lot of issues on their plate. I really felt for both of their situations.
I didn't think the relationship of the chemistry between them was 100% believable. I didn't feel as much sizzle as I wanted.
Also, I didn't feel the plotline involving Hayley's ex was concluded as well as it could have been.
Overall though- I did thoroughly enjoy it- and it did bring a tear to my eye.
4.5/5 stars.

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