I received this book for free from NetGalley, Publisher 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
Published by Harlequin Teen on November 26, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
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Also in this series: Crossing the Line, Pushing the Limits
Also by this author: Crossing the Line, Pushing the Limits
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 really think I over-hyped myself up for this book. I enjoyed it, but it didn’t capture me the way the other books in this series did.
I really love Isaiah, and I’m pretty sure I always will. He’s got tattoos which automatically makes him awesome, but he’s also really intense. He’s above and beyond loyal, and trying to deal with everything after Beth. I was so happy we got a look into his past. I wanted to know what made him so angry, and why he doesn’t let others in often. I took me a while to connect with Rachel. Her story is pretty heartbreaking, but she just didn’t click with me.
The story starts off with a kick, but it slows way down. It took me a while to read it because of the lull after the first couple of chapters. But at about 65% in I couldn’t put it down. There’s so many emotions when it comes to Isaiah and Rachel. He’s insanely protective of her, and I admire him for that. I also love the side characters, and can’t wait to learn more about some of them.
While this installment of the series didn’t grab me the way I was hoping, I will continue the series. These characters have become a part of me, and I have to see what happens in this group.