Review * Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

November 11, 2013 Reviews 4 ★★★★

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review * Crash Into You by Katie McGarryCrash Into You by Katie McGarry
Series: Pushing the Limits #3
Published by Harlequin Teen on November 26, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 474
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
Also in this series: Pushing the Limits, Dare You To, Take Me On, Breaking the Rules
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four-stars
The girl with straight As, designer clothes and the perfect life-that's who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private-school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy parents and overbearing brothers...and she's just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker-a guy she has no business even talking to. But when the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can't get him out of her mind.

Isaiah has secrets, too. About where he lives, and how he really feels about Rachel. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who wants to slum it on the south side for kicks-no matter how angelic she might look.

But when their shared love of street racing puts both their lives in jeopardy, they have six weeks to come up with a way out. Six weeks to discover just how far they'll go to save each other.

What I Thought…

  • Katie McGarry + Fast and the Furious = WIN!
  • I’m not a car person in terms of knowing what’s under my hood (because I have no freaking clue) but I loooooove fast cars, especially the sleek and sporty ones. I love the Fast and Furious movies SO MUCH (except the Tokyo one, that one doesn’t count). When I saw that not only was McGarry writing a book about Isaiah but that it was going to involve some car racing I was super excited.
  • Crash Into You starts with a street race and ends with a bang and keeps you interested the whole way through.
  • I was slightly worried that I might not like Isaiah, he isn’t the most likeable person in Pushing the Limits or Dare You To but once you get inside his head you can’t help but like him. He’s not the guy you think he is, and that’s not a bad thing. I loved learning about how he got where he is and seeing more of that family relationship between him and Noah.
  • On the surface Rachel seems like the girl that you want to hate, she’s nice, rich and on the surface doesn’t have any worries. However the deeper you go the more I just wanted to reach out and help Rachel. Her family puts an obscene amount of pressure on Rachel and it’s amazing that she even made it as far as she did without it coming to a head. Her mother is not my favorite person.
  • You would think that given Isaiah’s upbringing and current situation that he would be the one that had the bigger issues to overcome, but it was actually Rachel. McGarry does a great job of bringing them together and having them work through some of their issues separately and together.
  • We get to see a lot of familiar faces and some new ones. I can’t wait for the next book that features Rachel’s brother West!

Notable Quotes

“When I’m with you, even my past seems like a bad dream,” he says. “I’ve sat on this hill a hundred times, and all I used to see were lights that represented places where I wasn’t wanted, where I never belonged. Now, when you aren’t with me, I look east and know one of those lights represents you, and I don’t feel alone anymore.”

Pushing the Limits

Kimberly

4 Responses to “Review * Crash Into You by Katie McGarry”

    • Kimberly

      I was leery of Isaiah but he worked out fine for me, it’s the fast car thing lol (though Noah is still by far my favorite). Rachel kind of has to grow on you a bit, but I ended up really liking her as well.

  1. Courtney

    Awe cute quote! I love car books because I have a fetish for mechanics. It comes from the part of me that doesn’t know anything about cars and therefore finds it attractive when a guy does!
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