Both Echo and Noah have a ton of psychological baggage -- she's wounded and wary, he's angry and defensive. Echo's got a mentally ill mother, a seemingly wicked stepmother, questionably loyal friends and a controlling yet neglectful father. Noah lives in the hardscrabble world of the foster system where love and stability seem in short supply. Both are slow to trust, each is reluctantly attracted to the other.Although at times Pushing the Limits teeters on the edge of melodrama, it also offers up a compelling plot and multifaceted characters. Noah wants to do whatever it takes to reunite his family, and his love for his brothers is both touching and inspiring. Echo thinks she wants to remember the circumstances surrounding her injury, but it's clear that doing so is going to be wrenching for her. There's nothing very surprising about how either of these situations turn out, but I did really like the way that Echo and Noah are forced into reconsidering some of their goals and preconceptions. It's impossible not to root for these mismatched lost souls to end up with a little happiness. No insta-love or love triangles here -- their relationship is of the sultry slow-burn variety. Love that! Read full review on my blog!