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3.80  ·  Rating details ·  3,031 ratings  ·  550 reviews
I feel like I am wrapped in a cyclone. Everything is whirling around me, drawing the air out of my lungs and filling me with the best kind of turmoil. Every time his tongue slides against mine, a prickle in my gut tells me how right we are together. How much I need David. How much I need us.

I hope the cyclone never stops.

Emma Searfoss has spent a lifetime trying to escape
Kindle Edition, 274 pages
Published May 1st 2014 by Harlequin MIRA (first published March 15th 2014)
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WOAH.  My mind is blown! This book is wildly addictive and one of the most original, suspenseful and sexy books I've read this year! It's intense and unputdownable. Once you start reading, you won't be able to stop!!

So before anything, you should know that this book has a cliffhanger. But wait!!!! Don't run away. Hear me out. I am literally the most cliffhanger-phobic person you can imagine. I hear that word whispered and I'm usually already running in the other direction. But I was feeling adve

★★★★☆ 4.5 'Outta control circus freak' Stars!

Intense. Riveting. Captivating. Sexy. Suspenseful. Fascinating. Disturbing. And shocking.

Those are just a few words to sum up this mind-blowing read. A few hours after having finished it, I am still reeling from the emotions that I went through while reading this story. It's been a long time since my heart has beaten so fast while reading an epilogue and I already know this story will stay with me for a long time.

If you've read the blurb of the story
Jennifer Kyle
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 PUSH Stars

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I can’t stop thinking about this story! It’s a doozy of an ending (although the prologue gives readers a heads up on where this first book would stop). I think the author did a fantastic job story telling because I did read with my heart pounding for a good majority of this book. I did however have a slight issue with one little portion of the ending (beta reader in me) and I wrote to her about it as well as an idea of release date of next book. I received a pretty ge
May 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 'outta control circus freak' stars


I still don't know what to think about this book. It was a page turner, suspenseful, original and intense. I was wrapped up in Emma and David. Stressed and confused. I just didn't know what to think. I liked David. I was falling for him, but his past had me terrified.

"I guess we are pretty great together. For a couple of fucked-up creeps, anyway."

I don't want to go into too much, from the prologue alone the reader will have a good idea of what to expect.
Apr 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: debut, new-adult
SALE ALERT!!! --- 0.99$ until November 5th.

Oh, boy... What was that?
I am so happy that I got a chance to read Push by Claire Wallis - not only that it has completely unexpected and fresh premise in the ever growing pile of new adult novels that get to be published every day, but also it has that twisted and dark feeling that I love so much.

Why should you read it?
If you are in that group of readers that thinks how we need more diversity in new adult genre, I think you'd appreciate this book. I
I think this is one of those few reads I don't need too much time to meditate on what I thought about it in the end, and this will end up being a short-ish review because honestly: I'm tired of this. This book represents one of the reasons why I tend to detest new adult - not so much in totality, because there are awesome writers in the genre writing about awesome things, but for what some choose to promote with it - it's utter B.S. to tell you the truth. And it's little wonder why people get so ...more
Sláinte Wanderlust
I will give the author something, I do not believe I have read a book with the same storyline before.
I honestly think regardless of the ending that this book could of and should of been so much better. The story didn't work for me & also some parts of it caused some serious eye rolls. The romance was far too rushed for the ending to be believable for me. I was literally wanting to smash my kindle with a fucking rock because of how stupid I found the story.
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Kelli C
well...ummm....not so sure bout this little mindf***ery! I'm kinda standing on my own bridge right about now.

Is this completely out of the box? YES
Is this suspenseful? YES
Is this hot? YES
Is this written well? YES
Did I like it?...ummmm, not sure! lol
For me, it is hard to write a thorough review when I'm left hanging...I will say that this author will suck you into her written world of cray-cray and you will not want to leave, but you will also not like being there! Sooooo, until book 2, I will s
May 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
★★★★ 4 Stars ★★★★

When I picked this up I didn't really know what to expect, I definitely wasn't expecting what I got. This is a dark tale of a damaged man who is seeking love, but love isn't good enough - he needs proof.

Emma has escaped a tough upbringing, with a nasty stepfather and two brothers who don't give a damn. She was exposed to porn from a young age and raped with the consent of her brothers and these cruel events show in her adult behaviour. She is a bit of a strange one. She meets Da
May 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-e-book
Push was an addictive and shocking romance. It was all kinds of wrong and I’m still not sure how I want it all to turn out, part of me wants a HEA if that’s even possible. Part of me is screaming RUN! Run far and run fast!

Emma is fresh out of college and starting a promising career as an engineer in a new town. Far away from her evil stepfather and the family forever changed by his existence. This is where she meets David, the calm, controlled and cocky apartment manager and maintenance guy. Em
Aleatha Romig
Oh, my God! What the hell did I just read???

I love dark...I love twisted...I love cliff hangers...and I love mind *uc*s! PUSH is ALL of that rolled into one! Emma and David's story will Pull you in from the beginning and won't let go until you're PUSHED to your limit!

This book was recommended to me a few months ago, and I bought it, but didn't read until now. My advice to you...DO NOT WAIT! READ THIS NOW!!!

I am glad that I didn't read PUSH until PULL, the conclusion of the PUSH story was publish
Alexis *Reality Bites*
May 04, 2014 marked it as did-not-finish
Shelves: sept-oct-nov2014
DNF @32%

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I don't review books I do not finish. While this book was not for me you may love it. To each their own.
On to the next book!
May 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cliffy
4.5 *Pushed me over the edge* stars!

This book...


I'll be brief, because quite honestly your better off knowing very little about this story before diving in. This book is different. Yes, its a cliffy. Yes, you should read it regardless. There's so much fuckedupness. But damnit, it's so good.

The prologue pulls you right in.

The book is about Emma, a 22 year old who has moved to a new city for her new job. She meets David, the building maintenance guy. Now, these two will go from zero to ten
Apr 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 "outta control circus freak" stars!

I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK. It's been a few days since I finished and I still can't stop thinking about it. This is a truly unique story. Some parts are gritty, raw, and tragic, while others are swoon worthy and sweet.

Emma is starting over. A new job and a new apartment in a new city. Far away from her abusive step-dad and her older brothers that she wants nothing to do with. She moved into her apartment under the agreement that her kitchen cabinets would be replac
Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
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This was my first time trying to read a new adult suspense novel, and I'm pretty surprised. It definitely succeeded in taking fucked up (in a good way) to a whole new level for me, if that's how we're going to look at things.

Really, this story is all kinds of crazy. I don't want to spoil anything for you guys, but let me just tell you this: the line "David has his own chilling past" from the synopsis does not do this chilling past any justice. It s
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Emma has escaped the hold her stepfather had on her; out of college, living on her own, starting her first real job. When she lets the man with the tool belt into her apartment her life is about to change.

David is a little bit cocky, secretive and all sorts fucked up. He knows that he wants the redhead that lives two floors down, he knows that he wants her to need him - to love him, but David isn't quite capable of accepting love, at least not in a normal way. His past has led his life down
May 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

No. Unacceptable. I will refer you to my review of Escaping Reality - though I don't feel quite as strongly about this one.

I have no idea why so many people liked this pointless mindfuck of a book. Okay, I partially do. It's like Claire Wallis said: Oh, you like tortured, tattooed bad boys? I will see you one bad boy and raise you a fuckload of crazy. *insert maniacal chuckle*

Both of these characters are incredibly unwell - to be fair, each had very good reason to be, but still. There'
May 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Which of the following elements can be found in this NA book?

a) The heroine is TSTL, can’t stop crying
b) LCs are too fucked-up to love.
c) Miscommunication that got my eyes rolling and pissed me off
d) Man-whore hero
e) Never use google and no common sense
f) None of the above

My answer is f)

This is why this debut novel with a fresh plotline deserves credits.
Steam? Yes.
Violent? No.
Twisted? Yes.

The storyline is a bit dragging in some area, but the suspense hinted in the prologue never fades away. I d
Di Covey/TwistedBookReviews
5 Two of the Same STARS!!!

"I am standing on the bridge, and in a rush of brutal and beautiful clarity"


I tried to wait, I told myself, "compose yourself before you write this review." BUT I have to get this off my chest. I read this book only because my dear soul sister made me! Thank you, Darcy V. Only you could find something as crazy as this to feel my heart full of hope and dreams of despair!

"A craving for a single, perfect moment in which I have absolute control"

Brenda Brown
Apr 24, 2014 added it
Shelves: new-adult
I finished PUSH a week ago and have been trying to write my review ever since. Which tells you a lot about the book and the fact it's stayed with me even though I've read 2 books since then. I flew through it; I even woke up early to finish it before going to the office, so my initial "Oh My God" reaction was pre-caffeine. (And it takes a lot for me to react to anything pre-caffeine!)

As far as the story goes, it's quite dark and in the end reads more like a psychological thriller to me than an
May 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Well, the guy in the book? he is insane but so do I.

I am not recommending it to any of my GR fiends because they are all flowers and butterflies ... I feel like the perv one here .
This book is insane, sick and creepy and I feel kinda guilty for enjoying it so much.
I loved it !
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Well this is a difficult book to review. I was warned not to read reviews on it and that was good advice now that I have finished and looked at some of the negative reviews!

This book is about David (who unfortunately can't really be called a romance hero because of what he did/does!) and Emma. Both didn't have the best of childhoods but they meet as adults and although I wasn't sure about Emma when I first started reading it, she definitely grew on me. I would say that if you start to read it an
May 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
Push , by Claire Wallis
2.5 stars
I'm not going to say much because I don't want to ruin it for anyone else. But if I have to pick one word I am feeling right now it would have to be annoyed. Yep sorry. I am. First off this girl went from below zero degrees to 100 degrees in 5 seconds flat! I think I may have gotten whip lash! Then the jealousy issues and telling him what he can or cannot do?? Dude you just fucking met the guy! WTF !?!? Sorry very unrealistic for me. I need my books to be somewha
So Husband and I have been watching Dexter on Netflix, right? And we literally just finished Season 4's finale about the same time that I was around the 70% mark for Push. Season 4 has an epic finale and despite wanting to return to Push to see how it all ends, I needed to see Episode 1 of Season 5 for some closure on Season 4's ending. Wow. Just wow. I say all of that to say that I saw some similarities betweenDexter and Push.

Without giving too much away we know from the description that David'
May 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

“It is only through mystery and madness that the soul is revealed” - Thomas Moore


“ My mother always said that loving someone means that you would die for them…” -David

This book just blew my mind!!! It grabbed me from the prologues and just couldn't put it down. For me this book was more than a New Adult book, it was a great psychological thriller with some elements of suspense. It's a great love story , but not a romance.

Usually I don't like to read a cliffhanger book. I don't like to
Jessica Figueroa
Mar 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, netgally

I don't use GIF's often so when I used them its because I had a strong emotion to the book that I needed a gif to show my reaction ... That ending. I knew it was going to happen soon as the ending was nearing and yet I still am surprised how it turned out. So yea there's a bit of a cliffhanger.

There is so many reasons to love this book. One was that there was a back flash going back and forth for the present and and the past of Emma. It really helps the readers really see her as a real person co
May 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: new-adult, dnf
Yawn. This book has been getting such great reviews that I never expected to be bored but I was, nothing about this held my interest. David seemed like a creeper, Emma annoyed me, and the only character I liked was Matt. I just got too bored with this - I wasted most of my time for reading this weekend trying to finish this but I just couldn't. ...more
DNF @ 38%

I really wanted to like this the premise sounded really good. It started off well but i really did not like Emma and because of that i struggled to connect with the book.
Jun 15, 2014 rated it liked it
I picked up Push by Claire Wallis as a buddy read with my roomies Rachel and Crystal because what better way to spend a weekend in Vegas with my girls than talking about books and hotel hopping, right?

Well leave it to Rachel to pick the twisted novels… let’s not forget that it was her that convinced me to read Captive in the Dark. ~wink.wink~ But I knew from the moment I read the excerpt that Push was going to be my brand of entertainment and create some fun discussion for us.

Well, let me just
May 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing

5 ★s

First, I hate this cover. It doesn't do this book any justice at all. Okay, now on to some semblance of a review...

This is by far my favorite read this year. It was different. For me, anyway. I have nothing to compare it to. I want to get all into the book with this review but I can't. That will ruin it for you. I don't want to do that because this book was an experience. This book was just crazy. Emma and David are both nutjobs, David being way more psychotic. I knew from the prologue how t
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