Crash Into YouAuthor: Katie McGarryPublisher: HarlequinTEENPublicaiton Date: November 26, 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.
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Crash Into You Review
I loved Pushing the Limits it is one of the few contemporary books on my favorite shelf and I was eagerly awaiting Crash Into You because it combines a lot of my favorite things; cars, racing, and swoony boys with problems. Let me tell you this book did not disappoint!
I have a small confession I still haven’t read Dare You To, the book is on my shelf it just keeps getting pushed to the backburner. I don’t think having not read Dare You To took away from Crash Into You though. Each of the books in this series can be read as stand alones.
At the beginning of Crash Into You Isaiah is still hurting over how Beth treated him in Dare You To. He is living with Noah and barely getting by, to make rent Isaiah decides to race for a rather shady character. It is at the race that Isaiah meets Rachel.
Rachel is a rich girl who, from the outside, has a perfect life. Gorgeous car, perfect family, it’s a wonderful lie. Rachel suffers from panic attacks, has 5 very protective brothers, and is the replacement for a daughter who died of cancer. I honestly thought Rachel was worse off then Isaiah and that is saying something!
Rachel + Isaiah = Perfection. Their relationship shouldn’t work, they are from two very different worlds but their shared passion for cars and racing binds them together and I felt like despite their opposite upbringings the two felt natural.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Abby in this review. As perfect as Isaiah and Rachel were it was Abby that became a scene stealer. That girl has some serious sh*t going on and I respected that she didn’t make any apologies about her job or her quirkiness. I really want Abby to get her own book although solving her problems is definitely going to challenge McGarry!
Now to the cars. I love cars, like take pictures when I see something I like, swoon when I hear the engine shift at high RPM’s, read car tuning magazines, kind of love. My tastes usually are more imported (I’ve got it pretty bad for BMW’s and Mitsubishi’s, although the occasional Audi does make an appearance in my dreams) but this novel focuses on American made, drag racing machines. It was the descriptions of cars and the feeling you get when waiting your turn for a race that I enjoyed the most about this book.
Overall, Crash Into You was a great addition to this series the characters, the cars, the romance was all well done and I recommend picking this one up even if you haven’t read any of the other novels in the series.
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.