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Review: Crash Into You

November 21, 2013

Title: Crash Into You
Author: Katie McGarry
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: November 26, 2013
Format: eGalley

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.—via Goodreads

I adored Pushing the Limits and blew through Dare You To, but I think it’s possible that Crash Into You is my favorite of these books thus far.

Since meeting him in Pushing the Limits, I’ve had a soft spot for Isaiah, which was only furthered in Dare You To. So, I was probably already predisposed to like this book, and as it turns out, I’m effing crazy about it.

When first meeting Rachel I wasn’t so sure about her—I really loved the family dynamic of her tenuous relationship with her parents and the camaraderie between her and her four (FOUR!) brothers, but I wasn’t exactly sold on her, the reluctant girly-girl who is really tomboy who loves cars and yearns for open roads and a lack of speed limit. Luckily, that didn’t last very long and she quickly came into her own and was able to meet the very high standards I had set for whoever it was meant for Isaiah.

Isaiah. Sigh.

As with McGarry’s other two books, Crash Into You is a fast-paced, emotional read that deftly captures how socioeconomics factors into relationships, as well as the pressure family members can put on each other. And don’t worry, there’s more than enough sexiness to keep you satisfied but not so much that you’re blushing and looking around to make sure no one is reading over your shoulder. Overall, I loved Crash Into You and am basically a slave to McGarry’s books. Trust me on this one—you want to read Crash Into You.

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