Book Review: Chasing Impossible by Katie McGarry

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Chasing Impossible

5 stars

Abby has always been independent and tough. She has her own set of rules and she lets very few people close enough to call friend. She’s also a drug dealer. When a deal goes bad, she’s forced to rely on daredevil Logan for help – the boy she’s been trying to avoid getting too close to. Logan has his own demons and his own secrets he’s keeping from his friends. Together, they could bring out the best in each other – if only they would let it happen.

I’ve enjoyed the Pushing the Limits series since the beginning and I am so glad that a Logan book finally appeared. If I listed the characters I wanted to have their own book, Logan would have been on top. Now he has his own book and the list will change. I liked that he was paired with Abby. She was such an interesting character when she appeared and there seemed to be something between them in the earlier books.

The book was told in similar fashion to the rest of the series: alternating POVs between the main couple. These were two young people trying to overcome the bad hand they were dealt the only way they knew how or the only way they could think of without changing everything. If Logan told his secret, he feared people would treat him differently and that he would lose his best friends. He felt like he had no control in his life and his daredevil stunts were one way of taking back some control. Abby’s secret could have been used against her, especially with the way she was making money by selling drugs. She had so many secrets and did her best to keep her friends out of that part of her life, even when they tried to help.

I liked Abby and Logan together. Everything from the light-hearted and fun banter and dares to the deeper conversations when they began to trust each other. It was obvious they cared for each other, even when they were trying to deny it. There was just something about them that worked, that made them right for each other.

I loved how many characters from the other books were in this one. Both Logan and Abby had a lot of connection to the other books and their main characters. There was a lot more with the guys, which made sense since Logan was best friends with Ryan and Chris, and had gotten close with Isaiah. There were some great scenes with the guys and I loved it. I did miss that there was less female interactions but it did make sense considering Abby really only had a connection to Rachel.

In addition to the great friendships and the romance, there was also a lot of growth to both characters. I thought it was handled really well and felt like a natural growth of character. Logan’s did feel more realistic but that was likely due to me knowing people with his situation and knowing no one in Abby’s. There was also a lot of action, especially once the deal started to go bad and Abby’s life was in danger. It made for a fast read because I just had to know what was going to happen. It was exciting without feeling too fast or too much.

This is definitely one of the top books in the series for me.

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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4 responses to “Book Review: Chasing Impossible by Katie McGarry

  1. This sounds like an amazing book!

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