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Title: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry
Published: November 26th
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: ARC provided by publisher
Format: eBook / Hardcover
Grade rate: A+
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 laneThe 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.
Well, color me surprised! I didn’t think that I would love a book in this series as well as I did Pushing the Limits, but McGarry has proven me wrong. Crash Into You was absolutely incredible!
I think what I liked most about Crash Into You was the characters. To be honest, I was ready to dislike Isaiah, but I really fell in love with him. He is overprotective to be sure, but he’s also honest, loving, loyal, and strong. I really liked being in his head. He is a foster child and has suffered a lot in his life, but he has always strive to do what he thinks is best and to improve himself. His love and knowledge of cars is his ticket out of system.
Rachel, is a gorgeous, rich girl. She is also a lot more than that. She feels like she has to lie and pretend to fit in her family and understandably so. I felt so bad for her and so mad at her parents and even her brothers for putting so much pressure on her. Even though she thinks of herself as weak, she is not. She cannot see herself clearly, because of the way her family treats her. Her panic attacks were so painful to read, and what sucks is that she felt she couldn’t cry out and get help.
In this installment, we get to see more of Noah, Beth, Echo, Ryan and specially Logan. Rachel’s family is introduced too, which includes four gorgeous brothers. Ethan and West being my favorite. Avery is an unexpected and welcomed addition to the group and she becomes fast friends with Rachel, which she needed a lot.
The writing is, as always, so very good. I particularly love Rachel and Isaiah’s dialogue and how McGarry portrait family and friend dynamics. The story is simple and yet I found myself surprised by some of the unexpected turns. I will most definitely anxiously wait for Take Me On, the next installment in the series and West’s story.
About the cover: This is my favorite of all. It shows Isaiah and Rachel lovingly embracing each other on the back of a car.
About the Author
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.
Katie would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, katielmcgarry.com, follow her on Twitter @KatieMcGarry, or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.
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