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Katie Mcgarry is an American author of contemporary Young Adult love novels.

Having majored in political science in college, with concentrations in philosophy and history, Katie likes to describe herself as a writer and a mom.

She believes that hope and love are two of the most powerful forces in the world. That belief is the inspiration behind her characters which often face tough challenges before learning that there is always hope, regardless of how dark things may seem.

Katie loves music, reality television, happy endings, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

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Genres: Contemporary , Romance, Young Adult

United States


Non Series

  • Red At Night (2014)
  • Say You'll Remember Me (2018)
  • Only a Breath Apart (2019)
  • Echoes Between Us (2020)

Pushing the Limits Series

  1. Pushing the Limits (2012)
  2. Crossing the Line (2013)
  3. Dare You To (2013)
  4. Crash Into You (2013)
  5. Take Me On (2014)
  6. Breaking the Rules (2014)
  7. Chasing Impossible (2016)

Thunder Road Series

  1. Nowhere but Here (2015)
  2. Walk the Edge (2016)
  3. Long Way Home (2017)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Red At Night

Stella and Jonah couldn’t be any different than they already are.

She's the purple haired girl from the rough side of town while he's the popular high school senior.

Everything however changes when a tragic incident leaves Jonah haunted by guilt, making him to begin spending time at the local cemetery which is Stella's favorite sanctuary.

Stella doesn’t need to be told that she should stay away from Jonah, given that she was bullied by his friends during her girlhood.

Furthermore, Jonah will desert her the moment he disentangles his complicated emotions.

The only problem is that she has already fallen for him.

Author: Katie Mcgarry
First Release: 2014
Ebook: B00GPDYL56
Publisher: Harlequin Special Releases
Say You'll Remember Me

Drix though his life was over after he was pronounced guilty for a crime he didn’t commit.

That’s until the governor introduced the Second Chance Program, his latest pet project meant to rehabilitate delinquents before ushering them back to the society.

Elle has had a privileged upbringing. Being the daughter of the governor, her name alone is enough to earn her favors.

The weight of expectations is however too much for Elle who is desperate to create her own path.

When she crosses paths with Drix, an immediate bond is formed—but not without problems.

Her parents would never accept him, while Elle would never understand Drix's chaotic life.

But sometimes love breaks all barriers.

Author: Katie Mcgarry
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1335014306
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Only a Breath Apart

According to his grandmother’s will, Jesse Lachlin will only inherit his family farm if he wins over the approval of his childhood best friend—the same girl he froze out during his freshman year.

Although a fortuneteller informs Scarlett she's psychic, the one true thing is her father’s controlling attitude and the dirty secrets at home.

She could be able to run away from home, but only if she’s helped by the one boy who wounded her heart.

Jesse and Scarlett confront their secrets and feelings with each midnight encounter.

But when their love grows, the curse surfaces…

Author: Katie Mcgarry
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1250193865
Publisher: Tor Teen
Echoes Between Us

Veronica is continually haunted by her mother's ghost.

The afterimages of the incredibly painful caused by the brain tumor not only forces her to become secluded but also consumes her entire life.

And Veronica can’t help but wonder if it's something more.

A popular and good-looking state champion swimmer, Golden boy Sawyer finds himself drawn to Veronica thanks to his adrenaline addiction.

And with that, the paths of a girl with nothing to live for and a boy with everything to lose are entwined.

Will the two be able to overcome their demons together?

Author: Katie Mcgarry
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1250196057
Publisher: Tor Teen

Pushing the Limits Series

Pushing the Limits

Nobody truly knows what transpired the night that Echo Emerson went from being the popular girl with an athlete boyfriend to the gossiped girl with "freaky" scars on her arms.

Not even Echo has a full recollection of what happened that terrible night. All she knows is that she wants things to go back to the way they were.

Echo's world however turns on its head after the Noah Hutchins storms into her life.

Noah is the sexy bad boy in the black leather jacket. She shouldn’t have anything in common with him, yet their attraction is undeniable.

Will Noah help Echo learn to love again?

Author: Katie Mcgarry
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0373210862
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Crossing the Line

Lila McCormick, Echo's best friend, first met Lincoln Turner after their lives were both hit by tragedy.

And from the chance encounter grew a bond that saw the two exchange letters for two years.

Lila has given her heart to the boy that she only saw once, and theirs is a secret relationship.

She feels quite attached to him, until she learns of his betrayal.

Lincoln never meant to hurt Lila. For two years, her letters have been his biggest encouragement—getting him through the day.

Ready to make amends for his mistakes, Lincoln will do whatever it takes to be with the girl he loves.

Author: Katie Mcgarry
First Release: 2013
Ebook: B073ZDV578
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Dare You To

If people knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they would throw her mother in jail.

Now forced to live with her uncle, she finds herself in the company of an aunt who doesn't want her and a school that doesn't understand her.

Despite being the school’s star baseball player, and the darling of the town, Ryan Stone has secrets he could never reveal: not even to his friends who continuously dare him to do crazy things.

What’s the craziest dare? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn’t care less about him.

It began as a simple dare, only to blossom into a passionate attraction.

Author: Katie Mcgarry
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-0373210985
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Crash Into You

A private school girl with straight A's and designer clothes, Rachel Young’s life is seemingly perfect.

That’s until you hear about her secret street racing antics and the seventeen-year-old boy named Isaiah Walker.

He is the last person that she would ever talk to, but Rachel can’t get the tattooed foster kid out of her mind from the moment he rescues her.

Isaiah too has his fair share of secrets. And the last thing he needs is to get involved with some rich girl, regardless of how beautiful she is.

However brought together by their mutual love of street racing, Isaiah and Rachel only have six weeks to find how just how far they'll go to save each other.

Author: Katie Mcgarry
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-0373211173
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Take Me On

One unfortunate night makes champion kickboxer Haley vow to never to return to the ring again, until a guy named West accepts a mixed martial arts fight in her honor.

From the onset, Haley knows he won’t last five seconds in the ring without her help.

West really isn’t who he makes Haley believe he is. Fighting for her is however somewhat of a second chance. He may not change the past, but he can perhaps change Haley's future.

When Haley accepts to train West, they agree to keep their relationship strictly platonic.

But when an intense attraction is formed, the two learn that love is truly worth fighting for.

Author: Katie Mcgarry
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1848452909
Publisher: MIRA Ink
Breaking the Rules

Having recently graduated high school, Echo Emerson can’t wait for her three-month summer road trip.

Other than the obvious sightseeing, she looks forward to selling her work at galleries along the way, and spending time with her beloved Noah Hutchins.

When a dark figure from Echo’s past, and the source of her incessant nightmares, however comes back into her life, tough decisions are set to be made.

Having grown up in foster care, Noah is busy searching for the last of his surviving relatives.

With each facing challenges of their own, the two will be have to come face-to-face with some serious truths about life, love, and themselves.

Author: Katie Mcgarry
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1848453579
Publisher: MIRA Ink
Chasing Impossible

The resilient and fiercely independent Abby hardly ever lets people into her inner circle.

Although everyone in her Kentucky town knows that she deals drugs, no one—not even her closest friends—know why.

When a deal however goes sour and the 17-year-old suddenly finds herself in danger, the last thing she expected was to fall into the arms of Logan the daredevil.

Although Logan has his personal reasons for avoiding Abby, he never thought that she would be the person to help him face the demons he has struggled so hard to run away from.

Will Abby and Logan allow themselves to be defined by their current predicaments, or will they fight for a future they once thought impossible?

Author: Katie Mcgarry
First Release: 2016
Ebook: B074Z782GV
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Thunder Road Series

Nowhere but Here

As contented as seventeen-year-old Emily is, she can’t help but think about her biological father who chose the Reign of Terror motorcycle club over being a parent.

When a reserved visit however translates into an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, suddenly nothing is what it seems.

Oz is a guy who desperately wants to join the Reign of Terror: they're family.

So when Emily, the beautiful daughter of the most respected member of the club, visits town, and he is asked by her father to protect her from a rival club, Oz sees this as his long awaited chance.

What he didn’t expect was for Emily to turn his world upside down.

Author: Katie Mcgarry
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0373212095
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Walk the Edge

A lot is expected of seventeen-year-old Breanna, who is the smart and responsible one in her large family, until Thomas "Razor" Turner walks into her life after she becomes the victim of a cyber bullying act.

Razor and Breanna live in two different worlds, as the former is a member of Reign of Terror motorcycle club.

When he however discovers that she is being blackmailed over a compromising picture of the two of them, Razor offers to help her track down her blackmailer, but on the condition that she’ll help him solve the mystery that continually haunts him.

Feeling however blossom as they spend more time together, making them discover who they are and what they really want.

Author: Katie Mcgarry
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1760371814
Publisher: Harlequin Enterprises
Long Way Home

It’s the job of the boys to save the day, at least that’s what seventeen-year-old Violet was taught by her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club.

When her dad is however killed carrying out Terror business, Violet makes it her duty to protect herself and her younger brother.

She also makes it a point to cut all existing ties with the club, not sparing even Chevy, the boy she has loved her entire life.

When a rival club however comes after her, revealing dirty secrets and unleashing new threats, Violet is forced to question everything she thought she knew about her father, the club, and what she wants in life.

Author: Katie Mcgarry
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1335013347
Publisher: Harlequin Teen