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Pushing the Boundaries (Off Limits #1)
by Stacey Trombley
Publication Date: January 16, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush
Myra goes to Haiti with one goal: take the photograph that will win a scholarship and prove to her uber-traditional family that she has what it takes to be a photographer instead of a doctor. Her camera has always been her shield against getting too close to anyone, but she didn’t expect the hot teen translator who has an ability to see past her walls.
Elias needs his job as a translator to provide for his siblings. He can’t afford to break the rule forbidding him from socializing with a client. Except this girl Myra insists on going outside the city to capture the perfect picture, and he steps in as her guide in order to keep her safe.
The deeper they travel into the country, the harder they fall for each other. Now they’re both taking risks that could cost each other their dreams.
If they get too close—it could ruin both their lives.
What struck me the most about this book was the cultural diversity and the setting. This book is primarily based in Haiti when Myra and her mother have travelled to provide health care in a clinic. Myra and her mother are both Pakistani and her mother works as a doctor. Myra practices the Muslim faith and they both live in America. The other main character is a Haitian boy named Elias who works as an interpreter for Myra’s group whilst they are in Haiti. The diversity and different cultural perspective was both enlightening and refreshing and this added to my enjoyment of this book.
The same basic elements of a contemporary romance were present in the book, but the tension came not only from the cultural differences but the financial as well. I loved that I could read a contemporary romance that has been turned on its head and has a totally new and refreshing take on this genre. There were obvious familial issues about future careers and the ability of one to take care of their family that were well dealt with within this book.
I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a good contemporary romance, but with a totally new perspective on life.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Stacey Trombley lives in Ohio with her husband and the sweetest Rottweiler you’ll ever meet. She thinks people are fascinating and any chance she has, she’s off doing or learning something new. She went on her first mission trip to Haiti at age twelve and is still dying to go back. Her “places to travel” list is almost as long as her “books to read” list.
Her debut novel Naked released from Entangled Teen in 2015. Find her online at http://www.StaceyTrombley.com and on twitter @trombolii.
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Keep Calm and Read On,