Friday, January 17, 2014

Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

Genre: YA Contemporary, Fast Cars
Release Date: November 29, 2013  
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Format: ebook                                Pages: 474
Series: Pushing the Limits               Sources: Netgalley

Goodreads Synopsis:

Crash into You (Pushing the Limits, #3)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.
My Thoughts:

Hot cars, fast races and near death experiences combine to make a story that is absolutely amazing. I could not put Crash Into You down!

Having already devoured Pushing the Limits and Dare You To by Katie McGarry, I was extremely anxious for Isiah’s story. With each book, I fell in love with Katie’s writing, with her characters, and each of their stories. Isiah’s did not disappoint.

As always, the plotline is explosive with adrenaline, adventure, drama and a little bit of new love thrown in to boot. Cause whether you have never loved, are deeply in love, or have loved and lost, you always crave that new love feeling.  It was wonderful seeing Isiah finally feel that love. Real love. I was so hurt for him when Beth found Ryan. But Isiah could not have an easy path to that happy place. I think with how rough he has had his life, if it came easy, he would have destroyed it. Rachel herself has not has an easy life either. While I think she would have been more accepting of an easy love, this way made it real; made Rachel and Isiah see what they had and treasure it.

The characters were all wonderfully written, each very well developed. It was awesome to see Noah, Echo, Beth, and Ryan as well, proving you don’t have to be blood to be family. Isiah and Rachel were definitely my favorite, but Isiah has always been one of my favorites. It is so sweet how all three couples look at their beloved like, “What did I do to deserve this wonderful, kind, caring, beautiful and smokin’ hot human being?” I think that if we all could experience that intense emotion, the world would be a much better place, but then I really do believe that love can change the world.

I was also relived that Katie has decided to continue this series. I always hate to say goodbye to awesome characters. But until West’s story, Take Me On, I will definitely recommend all three books in the Pushing the Limits series to readers of  YA contemporary.

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