Crash into You (Pushing the Limits #3)
Release Date: 11/26/13
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Summary from Goodreads:
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
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.
*I received an ARC from Harlequin via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*
I loved Pushing the Limits, Noah and Echo remain my favourite couple but I was eager for Isaiah’s story, I knew he was hiding so much and couldn’t wait to find out.
Crash into You was a really entertaining YA story, there was action, suspense, love, humour and tears. I was not expecting it at all. My favourite part was Isaiah and Rachel, I loved their characters straight away and felt this protectiveness over them. Isaiah is trying to make it out of the foster system in one piece. He has a plan for leaving school and a job lined up, but people are out to ruin that for him. When Rachel comes crashing into his world, Isaiah knows she is far away from her rich neighbourhood he can’t help it but he steps in to protect her, from then on they have to fight together for their freedom and their future.
I really liked the car element of the story, maybe because I am a Fast and Furious fan, who knows, but it added something unique to the story. The fact Rachel was into cars as well made her stand out. She was very timid and shy but I loved to see her growth once Isaiah instilled confidence in her.
The romance between Rachel and Isaiah was so sweet, nothing was rushed and I loved they way in which it progressed. They were broken souls for different reasons and they completed each other. We got to know more about Isaiah’s background and the struggles he faced as well as learning about Rachel’s family. We learned money does not guarantee happiness or love.
I loved that we got to see Noah and Echo again, and even Beth popped up and Isaiah managed to resolve some things in order for him to move on. My favourite secondary character was Abby, she really stood out for me and I would love to read more about her one day!
Crash into You was a really enjoyable read. I love Katie McGarry’s writing, I find her characters endearing and I can’t help but love them. This story certainly surprised me at points and my heart was in my mouth with worry but I was left with a smile of content at the end. You should check this one out!
My favourite quotes:
“Rachel can’t like me because she doesn’t know me. The real me. For Rachel, life is still sunshine, rainbows and pink fucking fuzzy unicorns. I’m nothing but darkness, clouds and rats.”
“Rachel snuggles close, and I tighten my hold. I have a feeling tonight I’ll roll over in bed searching for Rachel, because this moment right here is the closest I’ve come to having peace in a long time.”
“But as Rachel presses tighter to me, I know I’m too far gone to stand a chance alone. I’m in love, fucking in love, and I pray to the God that abandoned me years ago that He doesn’t use this to destroy me. “I love you.”
“I can’t give you the world, Rachel, but I’ll give you all I got.”
10 finished copies of Crash Into You (US and Canada only)
About the Author
KATIE MCGARRY 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 is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.
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