Thursday, August 3, 2017

Book Review: Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry

Walk the Edge (Thunder Road #2) by Katie McGarry
Blurb:
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 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.

My Review:
Walk the Edge is the second book in the Thunder Road trilogy although for the most part it can be read as a standalone. 

Breanna Miller feels like she doesn't fit in anywhere - not at school or in her family of nine children. That's because she's insanely smart - think Dr. Spencer Reid of Criminal Minds in the body of a teenage girl. 

On the other hand, is Thomas "Razor" Turner, one of the big bad members of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club that Breanna has been taught to fear her entire life. But when Breanna needs his help stopping a blackmailer holding an incriminating photo over her head the two start an unlikely friendship that quickly blazes into something more. 

I like how in Katie McGarry's books she always marries two different worlds, two different groups of characters that you wouldn't think would fall for each other until they do. In her Pushing the Limits series it was teens with rough home lives living in the foster care system falling in love with people from the white collar part of town and in this series it's good girls falling for biker boys. 

I loved Nowhere But Here but, to be honest, although I liked Walk the Edge, I didn't like it as much as Nowhere But Here.

Don't get me wrong, I loved Razor and Breanna but there was just something not as exciting as the first book. A spark that was missing. A lot of the book was spent talking about the weird way Breanna's mind worked and dishing out random facts and just like book 1 every tragic thing that happens to the members of the Terror seems to stem back to the Riot in some way. 

One thing was consistent, I hated Breanna's family just as much as I hated Meg in Nowhere But Here. And I really wasn't feeling Violet in this book. Her attitude is getting on my nerves. I hope my opinion of her changes in Long Way Home.

Overall, I liked this book, but I felt that the ending came together rather quickly. 

My Rating:
3.90 of 5 Stars!

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