Walk the Edge, by Katie McGarry

Walk the Edge, by Katie McGarry

*This is the second book in the Thinder Road series. See my review on the 1st book by clicking on this link Nowhere But Here 

 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 cyberbully’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.

My Thoughts:

This is the second book in the Thunder Road series. This one follows Razor and Breanna and is my favorite so far. Breanna is a super smart girl which sounds awesome but this story highlights ways that it could be the opposite. Her family really irritates me. I know that all families are different and I don’t always get along with mine but they don’t call me a freak or anything like that. Weirdo is common but that is said with love so it’s different. Breanna starts the story out wanting to come out of her shell.

Razor is another Reign of Terror MC club boy. He is already patched in, unlike Oz in the last book. He lives with his dad who is a board member. His mother passed away when he was 10 and he was told by the club it was an accident. Everyone in town says she committed suicide. He struggles with thinking she voluntarily killed herself as I would imagine any child would.

It is the beginning of senior year and they have orientation.

Breanna was offered a scholarship to a private school but because she is child #5 from 9 her parents claim they need her home to help out. She is pulled aside by a popular guy in her grade named Kyle who wants her to write his English papers for money but she says no. Her parents left her for orientation forgot to pick her up. While texting her family to come get her Razor is nearby having motorcycle trouble and this is when he first approaches her. I have to say this part made me laugh out loud. She thinks he is going to rob her and he turns it around on her.

Turns out Kyle won’t take no for an answer and in her attempt to come out of her shell she goes to a bar and is confronted again by Kyle. She runs out the wrong door to be saved by Razor. Thus is the beginning of a forbidden relationship. Kyle uses pictures taken of that night at the bar to blackmail her. He has friends that have a site on “Bragger” which I think is like Instagram or maybe Facebook that he threatens to post the pictures to. They talk a lot about colleges searching students and canceling scholarships based on pictures posted. Does that really happen? I could see that if it was an Ivy League school but who knows. Her mom pushes her off when she tries to tell her so Razor says he will take care of it.

This is a sweet love story with some serious undertones of cyberbullying and suicide.

There is verbal and some physical abuse as well. Razor finds out what really happened to his mom and decides on whether or not he is going to trust the club or walk away. Breanna comes into her own in a way she never expected.

 

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