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Katie McGarry

Biography

Katie McGarry

Katie 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 she is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan. PUSHING THE LIMITS, Katie's debut novel with Harlequin Teen, will be released on July 31, 2012.

Katie McGarry

Books by Katie McGarry

by Katie McGarry - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

The only curse Jesse Lachlin believes in is his grandmother’s will: in order to inherit his family farm he must win the approval of his childhood best friend, the girl he froze out his freshman year. A fortuneteller tells Scarlett she's psychic, but what is real is Scarlett’s father’s controlling attitude and the dark secrets at home. She may be able to escape, but only if she can rely on the one boy who broke her heart. Each midnight meeting pushes Jesse and Scarlett to confront their secrets and their feelings, but as love blooms, the curse rears its ugly head…

by Katie McGarry - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

When Drix was convicted of a crime he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the Second Chance Program. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while. Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. But as the governor’s daughter, the pressure to be someone she isn’t may be too much to handle. When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. But sometimes love can breach all barriers. Fighting against a society that can’t imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves and each other to finally get what they deserve.

by Katie McGarry - Coming of Age, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

It's the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows it's up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the club --- including Chevy, the boy she's known and loved her whole life. 

by Katie McGarry - Fiction, Friendship, Romance

Smart. Responsible. That's 17-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.

by Katie McGarry - Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction

Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is. Sure, she's curious about her biological father --- the one who chose life in a motorcycle club over being a parent --- but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns into an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. 

by Katie McGarry - Fiction, Romance, Sports

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 fight in her honor. Suddenly, Haley has to train West Young. All attitude, West is everything Haley promised herself she'd stay away from. Yet he won't last five seconds in the ring without her help.

by Katie McGarry - Romance

From acclaimed author Katie McGarry comes an explosive new tale of a good girl with a reckless streak, a street-smart guy with nothing to lose, and a romance forged in the fast lane.

by Katie McGarry - Young Adult 14+

If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and her to who knows where. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her....

by Katie McGarry - Romance, Young Adult 14+
No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth.
But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.