I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Crash Into You by Katie McGarry
Series: Pushing the Limits #3
Published by Harlequin Teen on November 26th 2013
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.
“You can ignore me, Rachel, and you can try to treat me as a friend, but none of that will erase the fact that I think about kissing you every second I’m awake and dream at night of my hands on your body. And it sure as hell won’t erase that I’m terrified by how much I like you.”
Isaiah, Isaiah, Isaiah… I fell for that guy throughout the first two books. He appeared to have the whole bad boy image going on pretty well, but we all figured out pretty soon that the guy had depth. In the beginning of the book he is still hurting from getting his heart broken. When he meets Rachel, a girl with a wild streak that has a bad case of anxiety disorder (with a very messed up family), its nice to see him change and discover his true feelings. Also, It certainly didn’t hurt that Rachel knew her cars, and the drag racing really took the book to a whole new level (and made it that much more exciting!). I mean, a girl who knows cars? AWESOME!
As I’ve come to expect of Katie McGarry all of the characters, as well as the secondary characters have great personality and depth. Crash Into You was no exception. Abby was probably my favourite, and Ethan and West intrigued me as well. Though the rest of Rachel’s family drove me mad most of the times. Of course, the end of the book said that the next instalment will be about West *Squeal* I’m just very very happy that there’ll be more books in the Pushing The Limits series, because, had I mentioned already that I adore this series?
I think that out of all the books, Crash Into You ended up as my favourite book in this series. In my opinion it delivered the biggest emotional punch. It was intense and unpredictable, swoon worthy and heated (I mean, isn’t the quote enough proof enough?).
From the first page to the very last, Katie McGrarry managed to capture my attention and hold it all through the entire book. An engaging read, with great characters and a gripping storyline. Crash Into You was fast paced, romantic and left me emotionally crippled! I’ve grown to love Katie McGarry as an author in such a short span of time and I can’t wait to read West’s story in Take You On! May 2014 can’t come fast enough.
I do apologize, because this review probably doesn’t really make much sense, since my emotions are all over the place -and I continue to be in some serious need of more tissues because my eyes keep tearing up.