Saturday, December 21, 2013

Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

Crash Into You (Pushing the Limits #3)
by Katie McGarry

17233800From 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.

My Thoughts: 

If you haven't picked up a book by Katie McGarry I highly advise you to go do so NOW. You will not be disappointed. All of her books have been written beautifully and full of emotion but CRASH INTO YOU by far is my favorite. The characters are amazing and the plot engrossed me the entire way through. Once I started reading Isaiah and Rachel's story I didn't want to stop, and now that I'm done all I want is more. Now I want to know what happened with Rachel and Isaiah in the future, what happens to Logan, Abby, West, Ethan...just everyone. I don't think there are many books that I can honestly say that I am equally invested in the secondary characters as I am in the main ones, but I can definitely say that about CRASH INTO YOU. 

CRASH INTO YOU is mainly about Isaiah and Rachel's story. If you have read Katie's previous books you have already met Isaiah in PUSHING THE LIMIT and DARE YOU TO. He is a tough foster kid just trying to get by and make something of himself in the future. Rachel is from a ritzy part of town and just living her life the way her family wants to, but underneath it all she has a love for cars, much like Isaiah, and a need for speed. In an off chance situation Isaiah and Rachel find themselves deep in a sketchy situation and desperate to find their way out. Isaiah just wants to protect Rachel, and Rachel is determined to show that she no longer needs protection. 

All this time I've just thought there was no way that Katie's books could get any better, just no way...boy was I WRONG! I adored Isaiah in the previous books, but my love for him is on a whole new level now. I loved being able to see into his heart and his mind. How much he loved and protected Rachel stole my heart entirely. There were moments though that broke my heart completely when Isaiah didn't feel worthy of anything good. One quote that tore me up was: 

"What's wrong with me that nobody wants to keep me?"

Talk about heart breaking with an ugly cry going on my way. *sobs*

Rachel was the perfect match for him. She balanced Isaiah out so well, opened his eyes, and brought down his walls. I also enjoyed seeing her character growth. She grows so much from the shy, obeying person that she is to her parents and her brothers and I was so glad to see her forge her own path finally.

Some side characters that cannot go unnoticed were Logan and Abby. I sure hope to see future books about these two. I actually completely ship these two. ♥ Abby was an unexpected person to become so big in Rachel's life but it was so perfect. I love Abby and am dying to know what becomes of her. I met Logan in DARE YOU TO and didn't think much of him then but he really grew on me in CRASH INTO YOU. Plus if Isaiah approves of him he's alright with me ;) 

As for the story line in this was just absolute perfection. Start to finish I had a hard time ever putting it down. Katie drew me into this world of danger and speed and I didn't want to ever leave. My emotions went from high to low at the turn of a page and I loved every second of it. There were several moments that tears were streaming down my face and my stomach was in knots, then I would be laughing and saying aw right on the next page. It was definitely an emotional roller-coaster that I would ride again any day. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK. 

I'm so ready now for TAKE ME ON, coming in May 2014, which is West's story. 

My Rating:


  1. I finally got my copy from the library but then once I hadn't wasn't all that excited to read it anymore. But your review has me all excited to read it again! Great review :)

  2. I have heard nothing good things about this book and your review is just one more reason I need to pick up this book!


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