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Thunder Road #2

Walk the Edge

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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.

426 pages, Hardcover

First published April 1, 2016

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Katie McGarry

28 books12.8k followers
KATIE MCGARRY is an award winning and critically acclaimed novelist of the Witches of the Island series (A Wicked and Beautiful Garden), the Pushing the Limits, Thunder Road, and Only a Breath Apart series and the standalone novel, Say You’ll Remember Me. Katie is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is currently living out her own love story with her husband, three children, her affectionate dog, Rachel, and her very needy cats.

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Profile Image for Jennifer Kyle.
2,357 reviews4,605 followers
April 1, 2016
3.5 - 3.75 Firefly STARS

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Katie McGarry delivers a solid read with this second book in the series that gifts all the butterflies of first love as these two high school seniors one a member of the Reign of Terror Motorcycle Club and the other the middle child of nine and a genius fall in love.

Breanna and Razor’s story was well done, though a bit too much on the young side. The plot centers around the exchange of her help with a code surrounding his mother’s death and his help with her being blackmailed on social networks by a snobby kid at school.


Breanna and Razor’s love aspect of the story was completely on point it gifted all the feels of falling in both POVs.

”This is heartbreaking and consuming and addictive. It’s terrifying and peaceful, crazy and serene. It’s a million things in one brief moment and it’s something I don’t understand and never want to live without.”


The story is definitely on the young side and the motorcycle club is still on the ‘somewhat’ wrong side of the law. I think one of my issues is I’m still waiting for the author bring this a notch darker and grittier. The internet blackmail scheme that was the main focus of this story is sadly relevant to our society.

"No one deserves to have their private moments put on display and to be called names."
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139 reviews22 followers
April 3, 2016
I think I expected too much but ayyy it was cute af! And where the fuck is my precious baby Isaiah??
A few more glances and a clearing of her throat. She’s waiting for me to leave. Her life sucks because I’m not going anywhere. “I’m Razor”


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2,694 reviews701 followers
February 22, 2016
4.5 stars

I liked, but didn't love the first book in this series, but because it's Katie, I knew I would continue reading.

I loved Breanna and Razor right from the beginning. They're so different, yet so alike, and I loved seeing Breanna grow stronger and Razor soften up a bit. Not to mention some very sweet and deliciously swoony parts. Oh, and Breanna's entire family deserves a junk punch. Seriously. They're all hateful people.

The motorcycle club aspect was definitely a part of the story, but it didn't seem as overwhelming this time. I really enjoyed seeing the club fight to bring Razor into the fold. Okay, maybe it was a bit dramatic at times, yet overall, completely enjoyable.

**Huge thanks to Harlequin Teen for sending me an arc**
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1,069 reviews837 followers
February 16, 2016
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry
Book Two of the Thunder Road series
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Publication Date: March 29, 2016
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

What I Liked:

I've read Pushing the Limits, Dare You To, Crash Into You, Take Me On, Nowhere But Here, and now Walk the Edge, and while Pushing the Limits holds the only five-star rating from me, I think Walk the Edge is probably my favorite of McGarry's full-length novels. I remember being utterly blown away by McGarry's debut, but I think this book is better, even if my ratings of the books wouldn't make it seem so. I didn't like Nowhere But Here as much as I'd hoped, but that was for reasons that were pretty specific to that book. I knew I'd want to continue with the Thunder Road series, and I am very glad that I did!

This book focuses on Razor and Breanna. Razor (legal name Thomas Turner) is the only patched-in member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club that attends the high school (he's eighteen, which is the minimum age). He is a man of few words, and everyone is terrified of him. Everyone including Breanna Miller, fifth of nine children, and relative genius of the high school. Breanna has never felt like she belonged, not at school, or in her own family. Razor chivalrously helps her out at the school one day, and the pair can't stop thinking about each other. When a photo is taken of them and Breanna is threatened and blackmailed, Razor and Breanna are determined to make sure that the photo never surfaces, because it's not just Breanna's reputation at stake.

I got sucked right into this book, which actually surprised me a little. These books of McGarry's are really long, and often start off pretty slowly. This story has a beautiful cadence to it. It starts a few days before senior year is going to start for Breanna (and Razor). The first scene does not involve them meeting. We see Razor exactly as who he is and how everyone sees him - cold, silent, dangerous, a lit fuse slowly burning. We see Breanna as she is - swamped with familial responsibilities, constantly giving up what she wants, to help her parents with their other eight children. Totally unfair, and I will get to her parents/family in the next section. But anyway.

Breanna and Razor meet for the first time several scenes later, and it is downright hilarious. Breanna is convinced that Razor and the other Terror boys are going to rob and murder her, and Razor is both amused and annoyed that she would think that. You can see the attraction in this first meeting. After this, the pair can't seem to stay away from each other. It's not like Breanna just magically got over her fear of Razor and the club - no, not at all. But the more little interactions they have, the more you can see Breanna opening up to Razor, and vice versa.

I love how McGarry builds the relationship. The physical attraction is so there, but also an emotional connection that both breaks and warms my heart. Both of them are dealing with so much in their own worlds. Razor has been silently grieving his mother's death, which happened when he was ten. Years later, he's now finding out details about her death that make it seem like it wasn't a suicide. Razor hasn't been the same since her death, but you see a different side of him with Breanna. And Breanna - she can be herself with him, because he think she's awesome.

Razor is constantly on edge during this story, with a lot of negative tension between him and his father. Breanna has different problems; she has to drop what she is doing and take care of her younger siblings often. She is often forgotten by her parents, and it seems like no one cares about her except her best friend Addison, but even Addison has her own problems. Razor and Breanna are from two completely different worlds, and yet, they are their own moths to each other's flames.

Have I mentioned that I love the romance? Their relationship is lovely to watch unfold, and the chemistry between the two is smoking. Breanna is pretty innocent and sweet, the nice naive type, and Razor is your bad boy, danger wrapped in a pretty boy's skin. But the combination is combustible, and the two of them are really swoony together. Razor especially! He might be my favorite McGarry boy. *fans self*

The story revolves around Razor and Breanna's relationship, as well as how Razor deals with finding out new information about his mother's death. The Terror know more than they are letting on, and Razor isn't trusting them. The story is also heavily focused on the blackmail and cyber-bullying. Breanna has to write English papers for the star football player, or he'll post a compromising picture of Breanna and Razor online. This aspect of the story is heartbreaking, but I LOVE how it unfolds. There is drama but Razor and Breanna work to make sure that Breanna doesn't have to do anything that she doesn't want to do.

The story's climax and ending -- I love how Breanna and Razor deal with the blackmail and the photo! The two of them face the issue individually, so it's not that Razor comes to Breanna's rescue or Breanna refuses Razor's help. We also learn about Razor's mother's death, which was so heartbreaking for Razor. The ending is kind of sad, but also very happy. I think Breanna's parents should have cut her a break a little more (see below), but I love how the very last few lines wrapped up the story. Overall, I'm very happy with this book!

What I Did Not Like:

I absolutely hate Breanna's parents. They have nine kids, and they ignore Breanna for the entire book, until the very ending of the book. And at the ending, they realize that they were sh***y parents and suddenly they put a super over-tight leash on Breanna. It's kind of infuriating, for many reasons.

I don't mean to step on people's toes, but why IN THE WORLD do people have so many kids when you KNOW you can't support them, financially, emotionally, etc.? Both Mr. Miller and Mrs. Miller work full-time, and I believe the oldest four Miller children are out of the house. Breanna is the "oldest" and she's practically raising her younger four siblings. HOW IS THIS OKAY?! Parents, why do you think it's okay to have your older children raise your younger children?! I remember getting angry about this in Huntley Fitzpatrick's books (which I loved). DON'T HAVE SO MANY KIDS if you can't support them in every possible way! I know what I'm talking about - both sides of my family have many siblings (ten of my dad's, six of my mom's). Don't do that!

Do you see why I'm so angry? So often does Breanna have to give up so much (private school, social life, potential love life) to take care of her younger siblings, like she's a single mother at seventeen with four kids. Her parents are so incredibly selfish for having so many kids. They are never attentive to Breanna, or even the other "older" young siblings (kids #6, and 7). And Breanna's older siblings hate her because she's the "perfect" one, but really, she's just trying to keep her family together. Which is NOT HER JOB.

I realize that this isn't entirely an issue I have with this book specifically, but so many times, I wanted to strangle the Miller parents. So. Many. Times.

Would I Recommend It:

Ahem. Despite abhorring the Miller parents, I totally recommend this book, especially if you're a YA contemporary romance fan. McGarry's books have it all - tough issues, steamy romance, swoony bad boys, sweet and tough heroines. I don't really care for motorcycle clubs but I am enjoying this series by McGarry!


4 stars. A great addition to the Thunder Road series! I'm glad I decided to keep going, despite not liking Nowhere But Here as much as I'd hoped. I'm looking forward to Violet and Chevy's story, which is next!
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2,981 reviews363 followers
March 4, 2016
4.5 Stars

Is there truly anything that McGarry can't write? Each new book, each new story just seems to get better and better. And not only better but so much more memorable and she just knows how to hit you right in the feels and let me tell you, this book is all about the feels!

I liked Razor from book one but I wasn't quite sure if he would be able to win my heart over, but oh boy did Katie have me changing my mind about him and his gruff exterior. He truly was a surprise and such a wonderful character. Flawed, damaged but still knew how to love and love well. He is fierce in his promises and in his love. I seriously drooled over him he is that well written and fleshed out.

Katie McGarry is truly one of the few YA contemporary authors that I come back to time and time again because I know she will deliver. And not only does she know how to write her swoon worthy heroes but her heroines are just as feisty, tough and lovable.

I adored Breanna from the very first chapter and wanted more of her story. I felt so much for her in this. She isn't damaged in the typical fashion but rather over worked and overused by not just her parents but all her siblings. She is under appreciated and yet with all that is on her plate, she still has a heart of gold and can see past what others can't.

This story was just so much more than what I was expecting and completely restored my faith in this genre. This isn't the same old storyline with a new buff shininess to it. It stands and shines on its own and is really just that good. It will make you laugh, make you smile, make you cry and even make you melt. This was an outstanding second book to the series and I'm eagerly waiting for more.

*ARC copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*
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920 reviews1,322 followers
May 25, 2016
“Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.”

----Theodore Roosevelt

Katie McGarry, an American author, pens her second novel, Walk the Edge from her series, Thunder Road. This book traces the journey of two teenagers when both of them is caught in the fire of cyber-bullying, thereupon bringing them closer but their way to salvation is not an easy one, it has challenges and emotional difficulties, which they need to overcome. Once again Katie has presented a story of young love with deep feels and obviously with a motorcycle club!


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.

Meet Breanna Miller who is the fifth of the nine children in the Miller family and subsequently, she is also the genius in her high school. Now she is the kind of girl, who is responsible about her life, and thus she never messes with herself by indulging in the teenage frivolities. Meet Thomas Turner, commonly known as Razor, member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club and also attends the same high school with Breanna. Now he is the kind of guy whom people want to keep a distance from mainly because of his brooding and introvert nature. Sparks fly almost immediately between these two teenagers, when Razor stands up like a gentleman and helps out Breanna. But this sweet feeling of their is threatened when at a party their photograph is taken and later posted online, that instead of bringing them closer might destroy everything they care about, Breanna's reputation ans Razor's dream to be the permanent member of the motorcycle gang.

Once again the author has portrayed the positive and realistic side of a motorcycle club. The author features that the members of such a club respects their seniors and cares for the extras and the juniors, and their bond is unbreakable no matter whatever comes their way. In this book, too, the author captures real-life issues in the life of a teenager when they face the death of a loved one. The cyber-bulling and blackmailing social issues are strongly depicted and the author sensitively yet realistically handles them.

The relationship between Razor and Breanna plays the strongest role in the book and everything happens surrounding these two. The relationship evolves at a slower pace so insta-love haters must grab a copy of this young adult love story. Breanna is initially scared of Razor mainly because of his motorcycle background, but eventually Breanna's fear succumbs to something promising. Thus their physical as well as emotional attraction also grew and made them closer and finally inseparable. The author's representation of their love story is not only sweet and heart-felt but it is something passionate that will sync not only with a young heart but also with a grown-up/mature heart.

From the very first page, I was glued to the story and to be honest, I actually loved this story more that the author's previous book from the same series. The emotions are layered cleverly into the plot by the author and it is quite amazingly done, as the book made me cry and laugh with it's rhythm. And with the progress of the story, it turned into something deeply intense that certainly ached my heart. The author's writing style is evocative with an equally free-flowing narrative that kept me glued to the pages of this book. And with a pace neither too slow nor too fast, felt very synchronized with the story's development.

The characters are extremely likable, honest and authentic, their genuine demeanor will make the readers reach out for them through the pages of the book and give them a hug, especially, the two main characters, Breanna and Razor. Both Breanna and Razor are struggling with their lives, Breanna is the one who has to take care of her four younger siblings as among them she is the oldest and her parents have full-time jobs because of their poor financial condition. And sadly, the siblings simply don't see eye-to-eye with Breanna because of her perfection. On the other hand, Razor is suffering from loss of his mother's death and there is heavy tension between him and his father and also between him and the members of his motorcycle club, as recently he has got to know that their is an underlying mystery to her mother's death and the elders are keeping it from him. So both the characters face a lot of struggle hence their love is also not an easy one.

In a nutshell, this page-turner is a must read as the story will move the readers with its poignant yet sweet aspect.

Verdict: Fans of YA contemps do not miss out this heart-touching novel!

Courtesy: Thanks to the author's publicist, for giving me an opportunity to read this novel.
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March 30, 2016

Thoughts on book #3: (don't read if you haven't finished #2)


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Author 426 books11.2k followers
January 24, 2016
Last night I finished WALK THE EDGE by the amazing Katie McGarry.
I was extremely fortunate to get an advance copy since her editor is my editor...and I always beg for the books. :-)
This one was SO good that now I feel bereft. I already miss Razor & Bre - I need to know more! Every one of Katie's characters is unique, tortured but strong, still young but so mature. And they have good hearts. I love how she shows that.
This is a wonderful world she's created with the Thunder Road series.
I'm now very anxious to read about Violet & Chevy. (There was a teaser in the back of the book, and oh my, I can't wait!)
Walk The Edge isn't available until March 29th, but I highly recommend you preorder. Shoot, I highly recommend any of her books. She is by far my #1 favorite author. She paints a picture with the words, puts you IN the story, and I love the main characters, always.
Five stars, easy. I'd give it ten stars if that was an option. :-)
Happy reading everyone!
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2,831 reviews922 followers
September 9, 2016
4.5 stars

“The boy everyone sees but nobody knows ... the girl who everybody knows but nobody sees.

Katie McGarry is my go-to author for YA drama/romance. She writes highly emotional but beautiful stories with fantastic insight into the dramas of mature teenagers, with none of the stupid behaviour that you so often see with younger characters. She never lets me down, and she’s given us another wonderfully romantic and intense story with this one.

This is the second book in the Thunder Road series, featuring a group of teens raised in the Reign of Terror MC. The club is legit, but the boys live the biker lifestyle, and this book tells the story of Razor - son of a well-respected board member and best friend of Oz from Nowhere But Here. Razor has only recently fulfilled his life-long dream and patched in as a full member, but a secret from the past continues to plague him, and when knew information comes to light, his reluctance to let it go threatens all he has found with his club.

Breanna is a smart, sensible and responsible girl - the middle of 9 children, she is counted on to help out at home, to the detriment of her having the life that she wants. For years she has lived a quiet, restrained life, but now that she is entering her senior year she is desperate to break free and be herself,

I’m searching for magic – not the Christmas morning type, but the type of magic that can be found by being courageous, being the girl who takes chances, being the girl who will dance. I want to be the girl who is seen.

When Brenna is targeted by a bully at school, fellow senior Razor comes to her defence, and they agree to a deal – Razor will provide Breanna with ongoing protection in exchange for her helping him solve the mystery from his past. Brenna is highly intelligent with an analytical mind and she craves mental stimulation – the puzzle that Razor presents her with is irresistible, and it doesn’t hurt that she finds Razor wildly attractive. Razor has seen that there is more to Brenna that she lets on, and as much as he needs her help, he is also drawn to her and wants to help her, so the deal is struck.

“Hey, Breanna.”
I glance over my shoulder. “Yes?”
“Be safe.”
Those are two enticing and lovely words. “I will be. I have you protecting me, right?”
Maybe I’m misreading Razor, but his eyes travel my body like he might toss me onto the bed of the truck and kiss me in a way I’ve never been kissed before. “Don’t worry. I completely have your back.”

From the very beginning there is a spark of attraction between Razor and Brenna which is undeniable, but when an innocent moment between them is photographed and taken way out of context, Breanna becomes the target for blackmail and their arrangement becomes something a whole lot more intense as they band together even tighter to find answers, and as the relationship between them becomes something incredibly special.

This is heartbreaking and consuming and addictive. It’s terrifying and peaceful, crazy and serene. It’s a million things in one brief moment and it’s something I don’t understand and never want to live without.

Oh my God, this romance is absolutely gorgeous! From completely different lives, Razor is the tattooed, scary-looking member of an MC and Breanna is the sweet, innocent good girl. But they come together in a way that is natural, honest, and completely open. They trust each other completely, hiding nothing from each other and their gradual fall into love was beautiful to watch.

Most people avoid me, easily leaving two feet between us, and here is this little warrior trudging into battle without armor.
Terrified I’ll break her, I weave my arms around her and hug her back. My eyes shut when she settles furthering into me. I rest my cheek on her head and simply breathe.

But things at home (for both of them) continue to cause problems. Brenna is fighting to be heard and is drowning in the midst of her family dramas, and Razor’s lack of faith in his club over the secrets they refuse to share, and his tendency to look out for himself without asking for help from others leaves him in a precarious position. Together, and individually, Brenna and Razor are on a journey to discover who they are, what they want, and how to find it.

This story is so beautifully written. Brenna and Razor’s individual stories are told from their own POV and with so much emotion, I could feel everything that they were feeling, and my heart pounded through all of their ups and downs. And it just made what they found in each other and their moments together so much sweeter! Sweet, romantic, passionate and all-consuming – you can see how perfect they are for each other. It’s a real ‘against the odds’ type of romance, and it beautifully done.

“I promise I’ll take care of you,” he whispers. “You’re safe with me.”

Razor’s journey in particular ties in really well with the overarching storyline featuring drama within the MC. I really enjoyed watching his struggle to find his place, and I loved the dynamics between him and the other guys in the clubs – friends, mentors and his own father, the relationships were beautifully explored and I really liked the way that whole storyline played out.

The central group of characters introduced in the first book all appear, and again those relationships are written in a way where you can feel the bond between the group. I loved seeing Oz and Emily again, and with a bit more insight into Violet’s story, I am hoping hard that her and Chevy’s book is up next!

I’m loving this series. Emotional and romantic, and a great mix of edgy drama with some great light moments, this was a fantastic read. I can’t wait for more.

4.5 stars.

An Advanced Review Copy was generously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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2,119 reviews1,332 followers
March 25, 2016

Nowhere But Here was one of my favorite books last year and having enjoyed most of Katie McGarry's books, I was eager to read Walk the Edge. While the romance in this book was the highlight for me, I experienced some frustrations due to some side characters.

First off, what I loved about Walk the Edge - the characters! Both Razor and Breanna were fantastic characters that I was easily able to root for. My favorite undoubtedly was Breanna, who was a sweetheart. As a middle child in a family of 9 kids, she was left a bit to the sidelines when it comes to attention and had to bear a ton of responsibilities, including taking care of her younger siblings. She was a smart young girl and even though she had to juggle so many aspects that a teenager shouldn't have to at that age, she did it without ever outwardly complaining. It's easy to sympathize with Breanna and feel for her throughout the book. I really wanted to give the poor girl a hug! No one deserves that kind of negativity in their lives.

I was glad when Breanna finally found, Razor, who was truly a great love interest. Razor was dealing with his own issues, having recently found out that his mother's death may not have been what he thought it was. His situation was also really heartbreaking, especially because he was also struggling with his father and his motorcycle club. Together, Razor and Breanna were a lovely couple. From their very first meeting, they had a lot of sparks together and their chemistry was undeniably strong. I loved watching them getting to know each other and in the process, learning to know about their own selves too. Their romance had the perfect balance of steamy and sweet and I shipped them like nobody's business. I thought they were really good for each other despite being so vastly different in personalities.

What I really struggled with in Walk the Edge were the secondary characters. Breanna's family, her parents particularly, were quite honestly terrible. They had all these kids and they emotionally manipulate Breanna to look after them since they had to work full-time job to financially keep the family afloat. It angered me how time and again they forced their kids to do jobs that should have been theirs. Not to mention, when they find out Breanna's involvement with Razor, they suddenly decided to act like doting and protective parents, when time and again in the book, that they were terrible. At one point, because of a rumor, Breanna's dad calls her a "whore" and I was ready to punch the guy. Breanna also experienced bullying in this book from, Kyle, a douchey athlete who threatens to release compromising photos of her with Razor if she doesn't write his term papers. He was a real nuisance and the further the story went on, the more annoyed I became with him and the book. I guess what I'm trying to say here is I had all these negative emotions throughout the book because of these characters and that led to my not enjoying the book as much as I could have.

Despite my annoyances with the side characters, I was able to finish the book pretty fast because Katie McGarry's writing is as addicting as ever. I'm really really excited to pick up Chevy's book when it comes out. I have a feeling that it's going to be my favorite of the series just yet!
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June 28, 2016

RATING: 4 "Firefly" Hearts!! :)

“The boy everyone sees but nobody knows is with the girl who everybody knows but nobody sees.”

“This is heartbreaking and consuming and addictive. It’s terrifying and peaceful, crazy and serene. It’s a million things in one brief moment and it’s something I don’t understand and never want to live without.”

“If you want out of the box you hide in, then you need to crack open the flaps and bask in some sunlight.”

Terrified I’ll break her, I weave my arms around her and hug her back. My eyes shut when she settles furthering into me. I rest my cheek on her head and simply breathe.”

"She’s the firefly I’m not sure I’ll be able to keep alive..."
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261 reviews1,569 followers
April 8, 2016
I don't know what it is about this series, but I eat this shit up. Is it perfect? No. But I am entertained and the way McGarry incorporates the motorcycle club is exciting.

I can't wait for the next book in the series because it features the couple I've been most interested in. Their history spans pre book 1 and their tension has been building for two books now. Bring. It.
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734 reviews11 followers
July 10, 2016
Katie McGarry wants all my money.
She's going to get it.

In Walk the Edge, we get more of Thomas Turner a.k.a Razor. This book is all about Razor dealing with the demons that haunt him and have him constantly on edge. We also get to meet Breanna who is going through her own crisis. These two come together unexpectedly. Something seems to click from their first meeting. Unfortunately, a bully takes advantage of that connection for his own selfish reasons and that's when things get really intense.

Walk the Edge has a solid plot despite it being a little slow to pull everything together at times. Razor and Breanna are much more interesting MC's than the previous pair. They pulled me in a lot more with the struggle. Razor's intense, but loyal. He does his own thing and doesn't care what anyone thinks until he meets someone that makes him open up his world a bit. Breanna is smart to the point that her smarts often feel more like a gift than a curse. Add some middle child syndrome to that and you've got a character than a lot of people can relate to.

I enjoyed the romance between Razor and Breanna. It was realistic and endearing. They were a little dramatic at times towards the end, but I forgive them. I would have loved a little more development on the home front with Breanna. I felt like the sibling rivalry was really realistic most of the time, but some of it was a bit hard to buy. This had a very nice ending though. I loved how realistic it was. All in all, Walk the Edge was satisfying and I'm looking forward to Violet's story and some follow up with these two.
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Author 4 books111 followers
June 17, 2016
5 stelle non bastano

Questo è uno di quei libri che non riesci a posare finché non sei giunto al termine, uno di quei libri in cui salteresti le pagine per sapere come finiscono e li lasceresti in stand-by solo per non separarti dai protagonisti.
Di certo uno dei più bei libri letti quest'anno.
Amo la McGerry, credo che sia una delle mie scrittrici preferite e con questa nuova storia si è dimostrata una certezza. Prima di questo libro, Noah ed Echo erano in assoluto una delle mie coppie preferite ma Razor e Bre, wow, se lo sono sudato quel podio.
Da dove iniziare?
Avete amato Sons of Anarchy? Leggete questo libro!
Amate la storia di Romeo e Giulietta? Leggete questo libro!
Cosa possono avere in comune la secchiona della scuola, quella strana che non trova posto nemmeno nella sua confusa famiglia e un motociclista bello e dannato, considerato una mina vagante anche dai suoi compagni di club? Niente, o forse tutto.
C'è tutto nella storia di Razor, aka Thomas Turner ma non chiamatelo per nome!, e Breanna. In questo libro c'è amore, c'è pathos (il finale mi ha ucciso!), c'è accettazione, c'è coraggio, c'è senso di appartenenza, c'è disagio, c'è scoperta, c'è davvero tutto, trattato con la solita delicatezza della McGerry.
Non voglio dire di più per non fare spoiler, ma davvero, leggetelo!

"The boy everyone sees but nobody knows is with the girl who everybody knows but nobody sees."
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Author 44 books5,455 followers
February 7, 2017
So good!! I loved the relationship between these two. They just got each other when it felt like no one else did. I liked their chemistry, the way they worked together, how they were always honest and straight with each other. My heart ached for the hopelessness of their situation and I worried how they would ever make it, so I'm extra happy I got my happily ever after. This is the only motorcycle club book I've ever read, but that part didn't feel too extreme--like women weren't treated like objects and all submissive-like and beaten down, and the guys weren't sadistic, law-breaking murders or anything--so don't let that part dissuade you if you're not into MC romance. It was just a good, heart-warming story of two kids helping each other find peace and acceptance with themselves.
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1,131 reviews437 followers
November 15, 2019
I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view.

Nowhere But Here was the first book of McGarry's that I read, but I knew I was hooked. When book 2 came up on NetGalley to request, I jumped at the chance to read it.

In Walk the Edge, the main characters are Razor and Breanna, who are so unlike each other, it's unreal. Breanna is counting down the minutes until she can leave town, and is hoping her parents will let her take an academic scholarship to complete her senior year at a prestigious school, guaranteed to get her out of town, and give her some sense of self identity - she's not only the 4th of seven children, she is her own person. Razor, on the other hand, knows what he wants - to be a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club. He has absolutely no intention of leaving town.

When they meet after senior orientation, they form an unlikely alliance - Razor will be Breanna's bodyguard, something that becomes serious when she starts to be blackmailed. They both fall for each other, and would do anything to protect one another. They try to keep their relationship a secret for some time, as Breanna's family, especially, hates the motorcycle club, and won't listen that Razor is not a bad person.

I really enjoyed both PoV's in this book. They seemed really different from Emily and Oz, from book 1, and I liked how unique they were. Breanna was my favourite of the two, and I really felt her loneliness when reading her chapters; even with her having 6 siblings, she never really was close to any of them, and for this, Razor was a godsend. He saw her as her own person, and listened to her whenever she needed to talk. Even Breanna's own parents didn't do this, they always seemed to care more about one of her brothers or sisters, than her.

Razor was a bit rough around the edges, but that was to be expected, to be honest. When he was with Breanna, he was like a type of gentle giant, but could be quite scary when he was in 'Razor' mode. I think it was a bit of a persona he had to put on, to show his worth to the MC, and when he was with Breanna, he could be himself, he could be Thomas.

The romantic aspect of the book was wonderful. I swooned so much reading this, even during the middle of the night when I couldn't sleep on holiday. Like I said, they could be themselves around each other, and didn't have to pretend to be strong or anything. The love they had for each other just jumped off the pages. Even with how much I loved Emily and Oz's romance, I think these two may be even better.

The plot lines were intricate, but not so much that you would get confused. They worked in parallel with each other, and even when they came to a head at the end of the book, it was easy to keep track of everything. It was a bit predictable at times, but I find that a lot with YA contemporaries, but, to be perfectly honest, I don't care about predictability. I read these types of books for the 'fluff' aspect, and normally when I don't want something heavy to read - perfect for summer time reading.

If you've enjoyed McGarry's other books, or simply like cutesy, fluffy contemporaries, with a good plot line, this is a book for you.
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726 reviews621 followers
February 21, 2017

I think maybe I'm adjusting to the whole motorcycle club setting -- I have a soft spot for some of the older club members now - buuuuut it still weirds me out to a degree. I don't like to think about what goes on during those raging parties of theirs, and I don't always agree with their lifestyle, but at least it's growing on me. Razor is the best part of the book. I loved his redemptive journey and the way he constantly protected Breanne without suffocating her. I also liked that the romance wasn't very angsty; there's enough going on with the plot that the rest is all about Breanna and Razor's relationship growing stronger (and steamier!). They are another great Katie McGarry couple. I'm really happy that Violet's book is next, and I'm crossing my fingers it's with Chevy!
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184 reviews59 followers
July 20, 2016
Before seeing the sneak peak at the end of Nowhere But Here, I had automatically assumed the next book would be about Chevy or Violet or Chevy AND Violet, but after I found out it was RAZOR?! I am super excited! I have a feeling that he's going to be my favorite!


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389 reviews87 followers
March 22, 2018
Actual rating: 4.5
It was just as entertaining and fun as the first book in the series. I loved Bre and Razor together. They just connected in their own unique way. I wouldn’t expect them to be together but they just clicked so well together. My only gripe with this book was that I wished Bre had a little more confidence in herself to stand up to certain people. On to the next in the series! It’s my addiction.
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6,084 reviews215 followers
April 23, 2018
Walk the Edge is the second book in the Thunder Road series. I'm also having a hard time trying to rate and write this review. I can't decided if I like it or I didn't like that much. I just feel like these characters were so frustrating to read. Maybe it's just me - I have no idea.

Razor and Breanna were likable characters and a pretty easy couple to root for. Breanna is a sweetheart and a middle child of a huge family. She was definitely juggling things in her life at home that normal teenagers shouldn't be doing. I'm the youngest of three and my older siblings never took care of me. Hell no, it was survival of the fittest in my house if the parents weren't around. However, my dad did come from a big family and he said that's how he grew up.

Breanna meets Razor, who is going through his own issues. They were a great couple because they could lean on each other. Their growth was amazing and I did end up loving their chemistry.

Besides the main characters, I had problems with the supporting ones. Breanna's family was the worst. I wanted to slap all of them. Her parents were basically not her parents. They sucked ass and if they weren't in this book then I would loved everything about it. Then there was Kyle, who was such a fucking douche. I hated him the entire time.

Overall, it was an okay book. If her parents or Kyle weren't in it then I would've rated it 1 million stars because then my review would be praising the shit out of this book.
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210 reviews89 followers
March 30, 2016
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I'm very excited about this one!
Razor was one of the most interesting characters in Nowhere But Here, maybe even my favourite? Which it really saying something because he hardly appears at all.

Here is my favourite scene with Razor thus far:

Lars plants a large wet kiss on Razor and instead of pushing him away like I expect the big bad biker to do, Razor only plants a kiss back on the dog’s head.

*Heart melts*

This may not seem like a big deal, but this is the guy who had been so "messed up" by his past that he can't be touched by others without going on the defensive. The guy who "feels safer inside himself than he does with the rest of the world".

Idk, I was just very touched. I can't wait for this!

Over & Out, T xx
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586 reviews584 followers
November 6, 2016
Somebody, please, take a gun and shoot me through my skull.

This book deserves its own awards. I have no idea how or why it's a GR choice award nominee. I really don't get it.

1. Most cliched, stereotypical character of 2016: Breanna Miller. [She's smart, so obviously, she's unpopular and scared and way out of a bad boy's league]

2. Biggest hormone-driven, sexist, ripped asshole of 2016: Thomas 'Razor' Turner, of course. [He refers to Bre as 'my girl', is extremely possessive of her, hasn't had one meaningful conversation with her but is in love. AAACK.]

Worst romance, ever: Breanna and Razor [THEY LUST AFTER EACH OTHER FOR ABOUT A WEEK. THEN THEY HAVE SEX. THEN THEY'RE IN LOVE, WITHOUT ANY CONNECTION. Not to mention, their relationship started because she was shit scared of him but he ignored all attempts to ward him off in order to get closer to her, because he wanted to use her brain. No, I'm not kidding. He says that.]

I liked Nowhere But Here. It was even funny, at times. This was just pathetic. Two teenagers playing at relationships because of how messed up their life was.

He's here. Blond hair. Blue eyes. A body so ripped that every girl near him is gaping. It's Razor. [Yes, we know it's Razor. Because of the million times you think about him. Also, is it just me, or is it weird af that she always describes him before saying his name, like wtf? I'm sick of his angelic face preceding his name all the time.]

I like tunneling my fingers into hair like that when I kiss a girl. Yeah, Breanna Miller transformed over the summer. That's what I call blossoming. [Our main character, guys. He's totally not an obnoxious dick.

I outlined one of his bruises on his stomach with my fingertip and appreciate his chiseled chest. [This is after he's shot. By a bullet. He almost died, and this is her reaction.]

One breath in. Another out. A steady build up of sexual tension. So thick the air between us grows warmer. [I can't even. Y U C K. ]

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320 reviews567 followers
May 16, 2016

I really really really loved this book! From the first page up until the last. Razor and Breanna were such interesting characters. Breanna comes from a big family but feels like she doesn't belong, and Razor has a lot of questions regarding his mother's death that nobody in his club, Reign of Terror is willing to answer. Their paths cross because of a photo of them together that was mysteriously taken, and now Breanna is being blackmail with it. Razor finds out and he wants to help her find the culprit, and in exchange Breanna helps him get answers to his questions regarding his mother.

I love Katie McGarry's stories because her characters are always raw and have inner turmoil going on. This one definitely left me with my jaw hanging at times. Especially, when Razor was seeking out answers to his mother's death, and everything seemed to point to the Reign of Terror. I just didn't know who was telling the truth. Why people were keeping everything hush hush.

I know I said this about the first book in the Thunder Road Series, Nowhere But Here, but Walk the Edge is just like Sons of Anarchy. Razor and Breanna in my head were Jax and Tara because of their physical features and characteristics.

I can't wait to pick up the third book in this series because I'm dying to find out more about Chevy and Violet. Can 2017 be here already?!
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1,440 reviews324 followers
November 2, 2020
Mucho mejor que el primer libro, en historia, personajes TODO.

Los protagonistas me gustaron más transmitieron más y su amor fue más creíble y bonito.

Lo del MC es lo que no me gusta tanto, se supone que ven por el bien de todos los miembros que los protegen pero siento que los ponen más en peligro.

Vamos a ver qué tal el siguiente libro porque la historia de ellos promete
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143 reviews32 followers
March 6, 2018
Review can also be found at My Midnight Musing

Walk the Edge was undoubtedly one of my most anticipated contemporary reads of the year. I loved the first book in the Thunder Road series and when I found out that this book would focus on Razor my excitement levels tripled. In Nowhere but Here, Razor has a quiet but intimidating presence and in this book we see his softer side come out and get some insights into the demons that haunt him. Plagued by the mystery surrounding his mother’s death, Razor internalizes a lot of his emotions and it’s only when he’s provoked that we really see the physical manifestations of the pain and confusion he’s in. A chance meeting with Breanna sets a chain of events in motion. Breanna is the towns genius. She is always searching for a problem to solve and relies on her logic to understand the situations she’s in. However, people are cruel and to them her intelligence is deemed abnormal and because of that, Breanna closed herself off and hid the person she so longed to be. When she meets Razor, she is quick to believe all the stereotypes that are associated with the Reign of Terror and believes that nothing good will come from their meeting. However, as circumstances force them to work together, she sees that there’s more to them that meets the eye and that Razor is just as much a victim of the town’s brutal judgments. As the two continue to grow closer, feelings grow and within the journey they take together they also take the time to grow as individuals and learn to embrace who they are. I loved both Razor and Breanna’s character arc and the romance was a bonus. Razor was a total sweetheart and he never pushed Breanna for more than she was willing to give. His patience and the way he confides in her about his mother was heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time.

As much as I adored Razor and Breanna, I did have a lot of issues with some of our secondary characters, specifically Breanna’s family. Her parents had me raging. They basically emotionally blackmailed their eldest kids, especially Breanna, into staying close to Snowflake and giving up their ambitions so they can help take care of the younger siblings. Breanna was basically the parent in the household and what was worse was their complete disregard for Breanna’s feelings. On top of that when they find out about Breanna and Razor’s relationship they didn’t stop to actually ask her what was going on between them. They just assumed the worst and decided that they should play a role in her life by trying to keep her away from the one person that understands her and makes her happy. The comment her dad made about being a “Terror Whore” was the point of no return. I thought their actions were despicable and I hated their treatment of Breanna.

I liked that we got to see more of the dynamics within the Reign of Terror group as well. After finishing this book I had a better understanding on how things work and it further emphasized how much of a family these guys are. I will say that all the secrecy and the lies were frustrating, despite their good intentions, because in the long run, as demonstrated in the Nowhere but Here as well, all these lies have done is hurt the people they were trying to protect.

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Razor and Breanna were two characters that had suffered so much from the town’s judgments but together they see beyond the hurt and take the time to heal and in the process fall in love. I also loved that we got to check in with Emily and Oz and I can’t wait to see what Violet’s journey has in store for us.
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470 reviews132 followers
March 24, 2016
When I first read Pushing the Limits, I fell in love with Katie McGarry's words. Then I read Dare You To, and I decided, no matter what book Katie McGarry publishes, I would read without even reading the description. True enough, to this day, I have read all her books save one (which I should remedy soon!), and yet she still manages to catch me by surprise with how amazing her books are. Even with my already high expectations because Dare You To is one of my favorite books of all time, Walk the Edge still deserves no less than 5 stars.

Katie McGarry's books are books that I love to read whenever I am going through a rough time because they never fail to put things into perspective for me. They never fail to help in whatever my current struggle is, and for that, I am eternally thankful for her books. In fact, they're not only books for me - they're my constant companion; they're the ones I can rely on to make everything better no matter what.

In Walk the Edge, we once again see the Reign of Terror and the main characters from Nowhere But Here - Emily and Oz. But in this book, the main characters are Razor and Breanna. Ahh, Razor and Breanna, how perfect you are for each other! However, more than the romance, I think the most important process in this book is how the two main characters went through their learning process, of how they began to accept the families that they were put into. I don't know how to put into words what I really mean, but I just loved how in the end, they learned to accept (maybe even love?) their situations and they learned to adjust to it. Razor and Breanna both went through a point of hate, but in the end, they were able to let go of that.

Maybe everything happens for a reason, or maybe it doesn't. But that doesn't matter anyway because maybe we hold our own destinies. Yes, we get put into situations that we have no choice about, but there are so many things about each situation that are up to us. We get to decide what we accept and what we don't; what we hold on to and what we let go; what fight for and what we give up on; which lies to believe and which lies to accept; which ones matter and which ones don't. This book made me learn so much about how much power I have over my own life, and gosh, that's just one of the most freeing things ever.

If you haven't read a Katie McGarry book yet, what the heck are you waiting for? Pick up any of her books and you will be convinced by how amazing she is. If you have read one of her books, then go ahead and pre-order yourself a copy of Nowhere But Here because I swear to you, you will not regret it. No words would do justice to describe how utterly amazing Katie McGarry's books are, and I'm in love with all of them.
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