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No Limits

(Every #4)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  207 ratings  ·  79 reviews
New Australian YA romantic crime from the author of the award-winning Every series...

Boozer, brawler, ladies' man - nineteen-year-old Harris Derwent is not a good guy.

His one attempt to play the hero - helping out his old flame, Rachel Watts - has landed him in hospital. Now injured, broke and unemployed, he's stuck back in the country, at his father's mercy. Harris ne
Published August 14th 2017 by Ellie Marney
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Jennifer Kyle
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the author's writing style and the characters though I struggled a bit with the pacing. Nevertheless this was a solid read. ...more
Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
Feeling like a dickhead after telling Rachel Watts he had the hots for her, Harrison Derwent has pissed off back to Ouyen. His leg is cactus after being banged up at the quarry. Harris may be a hot spunk but he's had a pretty shit life, his old man is a shitfaced bastard who knocked him around after his mum nicked of with the ankle biter. So the dunny rat offers him a deal. He'll tell Harris where his mum pissed off to and Harris will put up with his abuse and fuckery. The old prick is sick and ...more
Trigger warnings: parental abuse, drug addiction, drug overdose, violence, murder, kidnapping, gun violence, descriptions of wounds and dead bodies.

I had great intentions of rereading this last year after rereading the Every trilogy and then somehow it didn't happen. But it DID mean that I got to kick 2020's rereads off with a bang! This is a really dark story, but the characters are PHENOMENAL and the romance (which, I have to say, happens way later in the story than I remembered) is A+
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So, I was lucky enough to read this a little while ago thanks to Ellie Marney ... and here's what I have to say about NO LIMITS:

Harris Derwent is the sort of character Aussie YA, and its readers, need right now. He's exactly the protagonist I've personally been calling for, for many years now, to elevate our literature - a complicated male hero full of grey areas and emotions exposed like a bruise.

No Limits is likewise setting standards and pushing boundaries in our YA - for even Marney's smal
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Just wow!
I was a fan of Ellie Marney's 'Every' series and have to admit when Harris Derwent was introduced I was gunning for him to hitch up with Rachel. I loved his character and was rapt to read that Ellie's next book would put Harris front and centre. No Limits is a meatier, tougher and longer book with Ellie's excellent characterisations of country Australia. No one does it better! The situations and characters are really believable and the writing is just so .... good. I sometimes cri
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book, This book. Okay to get the obvious out the way, Harris is such a babe and I just want to cuddle him and wipe his problems away- back to reality problems are not solved by cuddles but even without this book tackled them beautiful actually I may be bending the truth a bit there were some pretty epic hugs involved.

Harris was a side character in the last book of the Every trilogy, after being shot he's stuck back in the country, gun shot to the leg meaning hospitals and physio is needed
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I knew I'd love it. Does that make me predisposed? I guess. Too bad. I LOVED IT. I love Marney's gritty landscape and the whole rural, working class vibe. I see your chipped Formica table, your fly spotted Venetian blinds with the yellowing cord, your torn fly screen door mate and I totally blimin' get it. I feel you Harris. Your dad is a right royal p&$@%. You've been in the crapper time and time again. And here comes Amita. *cue man swoon* she's a fox, with a whip smart attitude and all the he ...more
Sep 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh there's just something about Aussie YA/NA. Maybe it's the actual inclusion of families (unlike the mysterious nowhere to be found parents and siblings in many USA YA novels)? Or that the boys more often than not act like real life complicated boys not cardboard cutouts of Edward Cullen at the mall? I dunno. But I do know this - Aussie YA will always have a special place in my heart and this book is no exception. Yes, like Every Breath (although not nearly as ridiculous) some of the criminal e ...more
4.75-5 stars


Oh no how am I gonna review this, I ask

RTC closer to release date!

E-ARC is received thanks to the wonderful author.
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was so great...Do I like it more than the Every series....??????

I don't know!!! At first, I thought it was just going to be a sweet and complicated story about the two of them being stuck in this small town that they sort of hated. She was nursing him back to la la...of COURSE, I forgot I was reading a book by Ellie Marney, and she would never be that lame. I agree that this one seemed more new adult than young adult, but I read those all the time, so it wasn't a bother at all.
Ellie Marney never disappoints me. I didn't know what to expect from Harris as a main character, but I really was pulling for him. I love that he and Amie brought the best out in each other, but also pushed each other to be better. This story does feel complete, but I wouldn't mind seeing Harris and Amie show up again. But basically, I welcome anything written by Ellie Marney and always hope it will be available in the US.

Content Warning: Strong language throughout, drug abuse, physical abuse, s
Edit: You can now watch a Rachel-Annette-Reasons-Why-You-To-Read-No-Limits video (in which I giggle a lot) here:


Well wasn't this goddamn brilliant. I FELT SO MANY FEELINGS it was most uncomfortable

Here's my review:


That's it, that's my review.

... Okay nah there might be something comin on that dear ole blog of ours once Annette's read it too. But mates, you gotta preorder it okay cos preordering is good and you need this
Angel - Angel Reads
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You can find this review and more at Angel Reads

I received an a-arc of No Limits by Ellie Marney from Ellie Marney in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way influenced my thoughts and feelings about the book.

If you have known me over the last couple of years, then you should know my love for the ‘Every Series’ by Ellie Marney. I can talk about it all day and it’s one of the first #LoveOzYA that I recommend to someone. So when I had the chance to delve deeper into Ellie’s world, I kne
Suraya (thesuraya)
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
ive said this before and i'll say it again: OZ YA needs more recognition ...more
Harris Derwent is what my grandmother might have called "rough trade". He's had a hard life, but he is not hard. He pretends to be harder than he is - and that is why I fell in bookish love with him as I read this novel.
Ellie Marney has taken one of the most interesting characters from her "Every" series and given him the spotlight in No Limits. Harris is back in Ouyen following the climactic events in Every Move. He is hospital recovering from a gun shot wound when he meets Amie, a Certified Nu
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
I really enjoyed the Every series from this author Ellie Marney So I was pretty happy to see she had picked up the story of one of her secondary characters, Harris.

I think this has been one of my absolute favourite reads from August. I loved the characters. Harris is handsome, troubled but just so deeply kind and good. I thought Rachel was such a great character too. Strong, caring and at a bit of a crossroads in her life.

I really enjoyed the themes and issues this book explored. Some could be
Asma H
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
so excited for this one
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another intense and emotional ride from Ellie Marney.
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favourite things about Ellie Marney's writing are her characters and how real they feel. The ordinary kind of person that you could meet in real life. Harris is flawed but decent at heart and carrying so much hurt. I adored Nani, she was such a wonderful secondary character. Barb, the charge nurse reminds me of a few nurses I've worked with.

I felt having the book told from both the Harris' and Amie's perspectives worked really well, especially comparing Amie's view of Harris to how h
Pam (YA Escape)
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. I can't believe I actually liked Harris (because I hated him in the Every series), but I did. His life, his childhood, was so sad that it made me feel for him. It was great watching him and Amie become closer and I really liked her and understood her struggle, wanting to be there for her family, but having dreams, etc. The pacing was a little slow at times, but the focus was more on the characters so I didn't mind too much. Love Ellie Marney, definitely look forward to whatever she wr ...more
nick (the infinite limits of love)

I only have one rule when it comes to Ellie Marney’s books: I read them all. We met Harris, the hero of No Limits, in the last book of the Every series, a Sherlock Holmes retelling, and while I was initially quite wary of his character, I grew to appreciate the important role he played in the series, particularly in Rachel’s life. I was very eager when Ellie Marney announced she would be releasing a standalone novel all about Harris. And folks, she’s done it again! She’s crafted a book that
Forever Young Adult
Graded By: Mandy C.
Cover Story: Hemsworth Relative
BFF Charm: Yay x 2
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: He Said, She Said
Bonus Factor: Revisting the Every series
Anti-Bonus Factor: Patty Chase Award for Awful Parenting
Relationship Status: Third Wheel

Read the full book report here.
Megan G
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I can't say how much I love this book. The characters, story, heart beating thrills, those epic twists and HARRIS.

Oh, how i just love Harris as a character. His witty Aussie feel and how strong he is as a person.

This book takes on aspects of family violence and drugs in rural communities so well. It not only addresses the problems but shows real people living in these circumstances. It's heartbreaking but true.

The spilt point of views between Harris and Amie are so good. Being able to see bot
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing


Can't wait to chat about it on the podcast.
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, favourites, loveozya
Reviewed @ Thoughts By Tash
Review copy kindly provided by the author in exchange for a honest review

Marney has spoilt her Every fans . For those who championed for the story of Harris, thank you. You won’t be disappointed and will fall in love all over again with Harris.
Like many other readers out there, I fell in love with Watts and Mycroft the moment , I was introduced to them, a couple years ago.
There was something about those characters, their turmoils that made them so relatable teenager
Stef (Noveltea Corner)
No Limits blew me away.

I don’t say that lightly; I’ve read a lot of books that I’ve adored this year, and this is right up there at the top of the list because it encompasses so many things that I appreciate in books that I read: there’s a hell of a lot of character development, the suspense is on from the moment you start reading, and it’s Aussie as all get-out.

Harris Derwent is recovering from being shot in the leg at the end of Every Move (the third book in the Every series) and during his st
Sarah Fairbairn
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loveozya-mg
Woah! What an action-packed adventure ride this book was. I loved it. It was fan-frigging-tastic!

Right from the start I was enjoying reading this book; Ellie’s writing, the characters and the prospect of romance and drama. The story reeled me in, fast, and I was happy to be hooked.

Harris’s dad is an evil arsehole. Had to be said! He has subjected Harris to emotional and physical abuse his whole life, making Harris an emotionally closed off hard arse. We meet Harris at an extreme low point. He ha
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I honestly think that I should have kept a tally for how many times I:
1. Shut this book and just hugged it, because I physically couldn't hug the characters
2. Almost cried (and then actually did cry)
3. Got the shakes or just had to walk away for a bit because THIS BOOK

I have a really bad habit of taking my time with books like this, they're always the ones that I just need more time to process because there's so much going on both in the book and in my head and even though I just want to tear th
Wow. Marney really raises the bar in this companion book to the Every series. Harris and Amie are spot on, clearly and fully realised as living breathing people. Although only vaguely known to each other - country Victoria can be a small world - they are thrown together by circumstances, and both are struggling with that terrifying time between being a teenager and becoming an adult. Choices to be made. Things to be discovered about themselves and the world around them. Part thriller ...more
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Ellie Marney is a highly-awarded author of YA crime fiction. Her titles include the Every series - Every Breath, Every Word and Every Move - and the companion novel No Limits, White Night, and the Circus Hearts series of dark YA romantic mysteries, beginning with Circus Hearts 1. She contributed to the #LoveOzYA anthology, Begin End Begin and her latest novel, None Shall Sleep, was released 1 ...more

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