Friday, October 6, 2017

Take Me On by Katie McGarry

Take Me On
by Katie McGarry
narrated by Graham Halstead, Saskia Maarleveld

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Published: 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre: Romance, Sports (kickboxing), YA
Hardback: 544
Rating: 5

Pushing the Limits series:
Pushing the Limits
Dare You To
Crash Into You
Take Me On
Chasing Impossible

First sentence(s):
A door squeaks open at the far end of the barren hallway and the clicking of high heels echoes off the row of metal post-office boxes.

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.


My two-bits:

I like how this romance comes about despite the hardships the couple endure in regards to family and future.

Got a dose of the kickboxing world and its athletes.

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* Listened to audiobook version.

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