Book Review: Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry

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Walk the Edge

4 stars

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.

I really loved my first experience with the Thunder Road world in Nowhere But Here so I was definitely ready to dive back in with Walk the Edge. And it had Razor as a main character so that made me even more excited. I was so happy that it didn’t disappoint. It had everything I loved about the motorcycle club from the first book and added to the world and added characters that fit in nicely.

It was the bad boy/good girl trope with a twist that Katie McGarry does so well. Breanna was always the responsible one and I felt an instant connection with her. She was smart, always sacrificing for her family, definitely way under appreciated by them, and I found it impossible not to like her. I also really liked that the fear she had of Razor and the motorcycle club at the beginning didn’t just disappear when she realized Razor was a good guy. Razor was a character I already knew I liked and now it was his turn to really shine. And he did. He was still grieving his mother’s death, he was cold, he definitely had the air of bad boy danger to him. But he was also sweet to Breanna and he cared about his Terror brothers. Again, impossible not to like.

As a couple, they worked so well together. There was definitely an attraction immediately but not insta-love. They brought out of different side in each other, a side that allowed them to be free of all the other stuff going on in their lives. It was definitely a case of they shouldn’t work, they were too different, but actually perfect for each other.

The main plot, other than the romance, was the cyber-bully blackmail and Razor finding out new information about his mother’s death. These events pushed Razor and Breanna closer together and they work with each other to help each other with their problems. I really enjoyed the whole thing. The romance was great, the character growth was great, and the flow of the book was so well done. It didn’t feel slow and there were moments of definite nail-biting.

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

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