Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Take Me On (Pushing the Limits, #4)” as Want to Read:
Take Me On (Pushing the Limits, #4)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Take Me On

(Pushing the Limits #4)

by
4.13  ·  Rating details ·  14,222 ratings  ·  1,356 reviews
Bonus novella included: Crossing the Line.

Acclaimed author Katie McGarry returns with the knockout new story of two high school seniors who are about to learn what winning really means.

Champion kickboxer Haley swore she'd never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. But then the guy she can't stop thinking about accepts a mixed martial arts figh
...more
Hardcover, 544 pages
Published May 27th 2014 by Harlequin TEEN
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Take Me On, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
Anusha Not really. It obviously helps if you've read the previous ones but this could be read as a standalone too.

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.13  · 
Rating details
 ·  14,222 ratings  ·  1,356 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Jennifer
Nov 10, 2013 marked it as to-read
I was hoping for Ethan and Abby but I like West too. *Crossing my fingers that Abby & Ethan will be book 5!!!*
Christy
Aug 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 Worth Fighting For stars!

 photo c7847b84-e630-4143-a0f8-4ffc401a2010_zps1fb4c90b.jpg

Katie McGarry’s Pushing the Limit’s series is one of my favorite YA series. All her books are emotionally charged romances with leading characters who have so much to overcome. Take Me On is no exception. After meeting West Young in the last book, I was excited to hear he was getting his own book. West and Haley’s story wasn’t easy to read at times, both had serious and very real struggles.

Meet Haley and West...

4.5 Worth Fighting For stars!

 photo c7847b84-e630-4143-a0f8-4ffc401a2010_zps1fb4c90b.jpg

Katie McGarry’s Pushing the Limit’s series is one of my favorite YA series. All her books are emotionally charged romances with leading characters who have so much to overcome. Take Me On is no exception. After meeting West Young in the last book, I was excited to hear he was getting his own book. West and Haley’s story wasn’t easy to read at times, both had serious and very real struggles.

Meet Haley and West...

 photo bfba3abb-19a0-4876-8cfe-bf43d8860d0d_zpsd17b27f3.jpg

Haley is a fighter. She’s from the same school as Isaiah and Abby- on the wrong side of town. After Haley’s father got laid off last year, her life has been in shambles. Unpredictable. She has no real home and her life is far from perfect. After coming out of a bad relationship, she’s given up the one thing she truly loves. Fighting. Haley comes from a family of fighters, and she is one of the best. Now it’s for their own good she doesn’t fight. She’s unwilling to talk about it, she just can’t. She’s lost her fight, but she’s doing it to protect those she loves.

West is one of the wilder Young brothers. Everyone knows the Youngs. The richest family in town. After pushing his father one to many times and getting expelled from his private school, West gets kicked out. He’s starting at Haley’s school, but before that he meets her in a different way. West and Haley form a fast bond, even if she doesn't want to. West needs training for a fight and Haley is just the girl to help him.

West is a player. He’s hooked up with his fair share of girls, but Haley is different. He actually feels something real for her. Haley feels the same, but she’s not sure if she’s ready to put herself out there again.

 photo e84e9271-48e8-4669-808e-9ab3c41646a1_zps58081cae.jpg
“Don’t think of it as falling. Think of it as jumping- with me.”


“How is jumping better?”


“Falling happens. Jumping you choose.”

I loved Haley and West together! How Haley was able to see the real West Young- not the guy everyone else thinks they know.
“When it comes to you, everyone else has it wrong.”
Haley had so much strength. Even those times she lost her fight, sometimes it takes more strength to do nothing then something. I loved her bravery, loyalty and fierceness. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved West. He was different than I expected. Seeing his growth, the hell he goes through in this story and how he comes out in the end, you can’t help but to adore him. Haley saw the good in West, and West was the strength Haley needed.

 photo 9cfaf29c-ffee-400d-b9f6-9a81092a69ca_zps2bf5fb2a.jpg

Haley is a fighter. Will West Young be the boy who shows her she is still worth fighting for?


I love a kick ass heroine and a sexy swoony hero. Stories with growth and character development, stories about overcoming all the obstacles life throws at you. Take Me On had it all. So why not a full 5 stars? After the all the hero and heroine endured, I wanted an ending. I don’t need a long epilogue or anything like that, but I felt the story ended very abruptly. Still, this was a wonderful read! I really hope McGarry continues on with this series. There are still many characters I want to read about (Give me a Jax book please!!!) A fantastic YA series I highly recommend.

 photo 5693a965-9591-49c4-85e9-1d2579ca134f_zpsbd22612a.jpg
...more
The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club
description

OMG!! I'M SO FREAKING EXCITED ABOUT THIS BOOK!!! MORE PUSHING THE LIMITS!!!

description

AND IT'S ABOUT WEST!!! WEEEST!!!!

description

I NEED THIS BOOK. NOW!!!

description
Teresa Mary Rose
More Reviews Here: Readers Live A Thousand Lives

So I seriously don’t know why I didn’t read this book sooner. I meant to pick it up when it first came out, but then life and other books got in the way. But, holy crap I just adored this book. I never thought I would say this because Pushing The Limits has always been my favorite, but Take Me On has just stolen that top spot. I loved this book. I loved West. I loved Haley. I loved everything about it.

Haley is awesome. I can’t even
...more
Irena
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4,5 stars!

In this, fourth novel in Pushing the Limits series (that can be read as a stanalone) we follow Haley and West.

The story is written in first person, switching from Haley's to West's POV.

Haley's life is not an easy one. After her father lost his job and her family lost the roof over their heads, they moved to her uncle's house. Living with her uncle is not easy. He has strict rules they all have to obey and he verbally abuses them on regural basis.
Some time before, Hale/>'s(that
...more
Rachel Reads Ravenously
May 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Rachel Reads Ravenously by: Nareh
4 Fighting Stars

 photo takemeoncollage.png

“Don’t think of it as falling. Think of it as jumping- with me.”
“How is jumping better?”
“Falling happens. Jumping you choose.”


Haley is a fighter. At least, she was. Lately she hasn't gone anywhere near the ring and hasn't been in a gym in over six months. Plus, everything with her family is going to hell. After picking up her father's meds, she gets jumped on the way home, and an unlikely person comes to her aid.

West Young has just been expelled from his private school for fighting. When drivin
...more
Tanvira
THAT COVER IS STUNNING!! BEST COVER SO FAR ^o^ ^o^ I was really hoping for another one of the Pushing the Limits books and here we are!! ^u^ But, if we continue at this rate, I want more, Kates. MORE! For example, I need:
1. Ethan's story
2. Abby's story
3. Logan's story
4. ^Significant relatives or friend's stories
5. Whenever you decide that the Pushing the Limits Series is done for good, I want a novella where all the characters come together with their lovers. It doesn't
...more
Angela
Aug 25, 2013 marked it as to-read
SO IN LOVE WITH THE COVER. Like, woah.
Scarlet
Just because I'm a girly girl (today) let it be 5 stars review...
Giselle
Katie McGarry has done it again. Her writing is just flawless. I'm pretty picky with contemporary reads and even I'm not the biggest fan of them, I just love her writing. She writes easily and straight forward with dual point of views to give an overall story that will be consumed and digested in one or two sittings. This was exactly what I needed because I was on a huge fantasy kick. Granted she's an auto-buy author and I'm hoping she continues on with her writing in her next series which I'm w ...more
Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi/James
Review also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?

Tanja: This is yet another book my girl Glass and I got to read together. But this time we had a support in Nick @Nick's Book Blog. She already posted her review and you can check it out here. Now Glass start!

Glass: Fourth book in Pushing The Limits series - and please, Harlequin, don't make it be the last - was so good. So good! I think we were is swooning frenzy whole time we had been reading. Want to know why? Okay here we go.

All the reasons we think Haley is/>

/>/>
...more
Glass
(Buddy review with Tanja)

Tanja: This is yet another book my girl Glass and I got to read together. But this time we had a support in Nick @Nick's Book Blog. She already posted her review and you can check it out here. Now Glass start!

Glass: Fourth book in Pushing The Limits series - and please, Harlequin, don't make it be the last - was so good. So good! I think we were in swooning frenzy whole time we had been reading. Want to know why? Okay, here we go.

All the reasons we think Haley is/>
/>/>
...more
Sandra_23

||UPDATE||
02-06-2014

Ow, just ow!!
This book took me by surprise and completely exceed my expectations (granted, they werent that high to start with but still!) It made the impossible: if anyone had said me a week ago- hell a day ago!- that I would end up liking, actually genuinely liking and admiring!, WESTON YOUNG I would have laughed it up and call them crazy. But after this book... ow! My opinion of him has drastically changed for the better... I may even have fallen a little in love with West.

All those pesky littlebetter.../>This
...more
Varsha
This is definitely the best in the series. Loved every bit of this book.


My first early signed copy. YAY! :D







Thank you Katie McGarry
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Pages read: 116

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate the death of my love for the Pushing the Limits series. Apparently Crash Into You was the last gasp of affection. Take Me On has no problems that the previous installments didn't, but I think I'm just over the formula now. I'm not sucked in and I'm definitely rolling my eyes instead of swooning despite myself as I did before.

I'm tired of the bad boys with hearts of gooey melted cheese. I'm tired of the
...more
Melanie
See more reviews at YA Midnight Reads


3.5 stars

I'm running out of praises to throw at Katie McGarry. This is yet again another brilliantly woven story and contained a swoon-worthy romance. Despite the quibbles I have with these novels, she's still one of my favourite authors.

I'm starting to feel like the characters are overlapping one and another. What I mean by this is that some of the characters feel like they've taken parts of someone else that we've already read about in/>3.5
...more
Kayleigh {K-Books}
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Take Me On Review on K-Books

"She and I are like two separate halves to a whole. Separate in that two of us could live life apart sf be successful, but when we are together - when we are whole - that's when the magic begins."

Having devoured all 3 of the Pushing the Limits books so far I couldn't wait to get my hands on Take Me On, the fourth installment in the series. I fell in love with West in Crash Into You in the small glimpses we got of him and so when I found out that this would be West's story I couldn't wa/>
...more
Kassidy
Nov 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Katie McGarry does it again.
I'm officially obsessed with Katie McGarry and her books. I love these characters so much!! West and Haley have a beautiful romance and relationship. I loved seeing them work through everything together. Their story really pulled at my heart strings and definitely made me tear up. I love how Katie McGarry can make her characters feel so real! I genuinely feel like I know both West and Haley, it's so crazy. I want another book about the rest of their lives haha!
Aneeqah
Nov 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Another Katie McGarry book done right. Does she ever disappoint??
Devyani
Aug 23, 2013 marked it as to-read


HOLY SHIT. LOOK AT THAT ARM ON THAT DUDE.
AJ
Nov 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
“You’re worth fighting for.”

4.5 stars.


This is book 4 in the Pushing the Limits series, and OMG, I love this series! Pushing the Limits is an all-time favourite of mine, and while I’ve enjoyed the subsequent books, this is the first book in the series that came close to recreating the epic feels that I felt with that first book. It’s the story of West (brother of Rachel from Crash into You) and newcomer, Haley.

West Young is the wild child of the incredibly wealthy Young family. Set in the time just after
...more
KenHeartsBooks
Nov 07, 2013 marked it as to-read
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Natalia
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love Katie McGarry's books. They are always really cute and the romance is amazing, but it's not only that. I love the family dynamics. With her books there isn't only love story or family drama. There is a great mix between everything and also amazing characters.❤
Monica Murphy
Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I can't believe I never reviewed this book...

I am a huge Katie McGarry fan girl and she knows this. Her editor knows it too. In fact, I shamelessly asked for an early read of TAKE ME ON and her editor was kind enough to send it to me. I started it right away and of course, Katie didn't disappoint! This book is awesome!

My favorite thing about a Katie McGarry book? The way she tortures her characters. Seriously, I always think, "How can it get any worse? OMG how are they going to get
...more
Elena
Dec 13, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: i-could-die-for
I like West but I need Abby and Logan's story.

I NEED MORE LOGAN AND ABBY.
Alyssa
Aug 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Take Me On by Katie McGarry
Book Four of the Pushing the Limits series
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Publication Date: May 27, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley

Summary (from Goodreads):

Acclaimed author Katie McGarry returns with the knockout new story of two high school seniors who ar
...more
Cristina
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!
I liked this book... but I kind of needed more. There was a come and go kind of feeling regarding the action in this book.
I loved West! He was so cute and thoughtful all the time! ❤ On the other hand, I wanted the fight to be more harsh... it seemed like all that training was for something short. I wanted more details. I wanted a clear win.
Anyway... I don’t want to complain, because the storyline was good. 👍
...more
Jas
Another book by Katie McGarry that put a smile on my face! Although I must say this was my least favorite of the Pushing the Limits series , but it still held deep emotions, wisdom and passion.

I buddy read this with my dear friend Irena. She introduced me to this series and for that I am truly thankful.

Haley has left her grandfathers gym after meeting her ex-boyfriend Matt, whom she thought would love her and trust her with anything. Turns out he was a sociopath that didnt bel
...more
Caru
Feb 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Rating: ★★★★★

My Opinion Of this Book: LOVED it.
___________________________________________________



Damn. I devoured this book in a few hours. LOVED it.


THE GOOD.

West: Oh my gawd, I am in love with West Young. He's got the looks, the humor, the adorable-ness, and the complex, unique personality/perspective. I loved seeing him grow and learn as a character.

Haley: I liked Haley's character, even though she did get on my nerves sometimes. But in the end, she learned from her mistakes.
I also loved that she wasn't●●/>
...more
Georgia
Hmm I'm not going to rate this just yet...

~~~~~

I'd really like Ethan and Abby's story after this, but I guess West's story will do.

Just kidding, I'll read anything this woman writes.


« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Get Me (The Keatyn Chronicles, #6)
  • Stir Me Up
  • Played (Hooked, #2)
  • Blue Notes: A Book Club Recommendation!
  • Loch and Key (The McLaughlins, #3)
  • Tease (The Ivy Chronicles, #2)
  • Searching for Beautiful
  • Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend (Confessions, #2)
  • Five Ways to Fall (Ten Tiny Breaths, #4)
  • Breathe, Annie, Breathe
  • Boys Like You
  • Prosperity: A Judgement of the Six Mating Novella
  • That One Summer (Summer, #3)
  • Captive Cowboy (Captured Hearts, #2)
  • Whatever Life Throws at You
  • Wild Cards (Wild Cards, #1)
  • Sunburn (Greek God, #3)
  • My Not So Super Sweet Life (My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century, #3)
See similar books…
12,308 followers
KATIE MCGARRY was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, katielmcgarry.com, follow her on Twitter @KatieMcGarry, or become a f
...more

Other books in the series

Pushing the Limits (5 books)
  • Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits, #1)
  • Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, #2)
  • Crash into You (Pushing the Limits, #3)
  • Chasing Impossible (Pushing the Limits, #5)
“I don't go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me.” 6450 likes
“Don’t think of it as falling. Think of it as jumping- with me.”


“How is jumping better?”


“Falling happens. Jumping you choose.”
69 likes
More quotes…