Walk the Edge
By: Katie McGarry
Released: March 29, 2016
Purchase the Book: Amazon
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. (Goodreads)
I really enjoyed Walk the Edge! I'm a big fan of Katie McGarry's previous books and this was a great addition to the Thunder Road series.
Walk the Edge is the story of Breanna and Razor. Breanna is stuck in the middle of a large family and known as the responsible one. While Razor is known as trouble for being in the Reign of Terror motorcycle club. When Breanna is blackmailed over a photo, it brings Razor into Breanna's life. Together they learn that each other is more than what other people say about them.
Breanna and Razor were well developed characters. Breanna doesn't feel like she fits in with her family. She is just trying to quietly get through her senior year and get out of her small town. I really liked Breanna a lot and I could really connect with her. She is smart, determined, and tough. She is put down a lot by her siblings, but she keeps going. She's also stubborn though too and tries to handle it all on her own. Then there was Razor, who I think was developed especially well. Razor is trying to find the answers to what really happened to his mom when she died. He's smart and loyal, but he's also uncertain about trusting the people in his life. He's stubborn like Breanna too. The relationship that develops between Breanna and Razor was paced well and the chemistry was clearly there from the beginning. They connect over a lot of similarities and even their differences.
This book was filled with many interesting side characters as well. I loved seeing some familiar characters again from Nowhere But Here and meeting some new ones too. I especially loved seeing Emily and Oz again though.
At the heart of Walk the Edge, is a story of romance and family. The plot was paced fairly well. I liked that even though were several different story lines going on in this book, they all connected with one another really well. It took me some time to really get into this one, but after a few chapters, I was hooked. There's just something about McGarry's writing that is addictive. I usually end up reading all of her books in one sitting because they are so difficult to put down. I get completely absorbed into the world and the lives of the characters.
Overall I really enjoyed Walk the Edge. I'm already looking forward to the next book in the Thunder Road series. If you're a contemporary fan, I definitely recommend picking this one up and any of McGarry's other books too.