Monday, November 11, 2013

Book Review: Crash Into You (Pushing The Limits #3) by: Katie McGarry

Release Date: November 26, 2013
from Harlequin TEEN
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss/NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"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:

It’s not really a surprise but this book was insanely good. Katie McGarry is a genius and her books never disappoint. I have been dying to get my hands on Isaiah’s story since I met him in Pushing The Limits and his story did not disappoint. I seriously loved this book, even more than I loved Dare You To, and almost as much as I loved Pushing The Limits

Isaiah… I was a bit upset with him after Dare You To, but getting into his head was wonderful. My heart breaks for him and I just wanted to help him see that he is so much more than he thinks. He is such a good guy, despite everything crappy in his life. He may seem tough, but he is really breakable. He doesn’t want to let anyone in for fear of losing them. I just loved him. 

Rachel was not at all what I expected her to be. She was the perfect mix of fragile yet strong. She is the youngest of five siblings, the other four being brothers. So you can imagine what that is like. She comes from an affluent family, but life is very far from perfect for her. Her family has high expectations of her and places a lot of pressure and stress on her. The stress doesn’t exactly help her to be in the right frame of mind or to be healthy. I absolutely hated her family. I hated the way they treated her and the way they tried to control her. I especially hated how her brothers thought they needed to help her do everything or make decisions for her because she “wasn’t capable” of doing it herself. I have never wanted to hug and save a character as much as I did Rachel. I think part of me emphasized with her. 

Rachel and Isaiah are a great couple. They truly bring out the best in each other and make each other stronger. They can be themselves around one another. They understand each other in ways nobody else does. This novel really shows that Isaiah and Beth would have never worked out. They would have dragged each other down and never have gotten their own lives back on track. They are friends, best friends, but they would have never survived as more. I’m probably one of the few people who wasn’t upset to find out that Beth was getting a new love interest in Dare You To because I never thought those two were good for each other. 

As usual, Katie McGarry created a story that kept me reading late into the night, not caring about the lack of sleep it caused. The romance was sweet, but it wasn’t the only driving factor in the story. Isaiah and Rachel get themselves into trouble and that trouble nearly gave me a heart attack. I worried for them the entire book. Just when you think things will be okay, BAM things somehow get worse. I love a book that keeps me on edge and one that has me so invested in the characters I feel as if it’s real life. There were times I had to stop and pull myself out of the book because it felt so real. 

Crash Into You is yet another fantastic addition to the series. And there is more to come! I am so ready for West’s story now and cannot wait to see what Katie McGarry does next.


  1. Her books are totally addicting, right? I mean I had classes in the morning and I was like zombie just because I had to finish this one at 3 am. I love the way she writes and creates the plot. Great review, Teresa :)

  2. It wasn't a surprised that this book was amazing!! HAHA I thoroughly enjoyed it! :) And getting inside Isaiah's head was really an experience! Getting to understand developed the series so much, gave it a great depth! I am on the same page with you about Rachel, I wanted to hug that girl. But she was really strong.

    Love this review! The book was intense and definitely got into my head! I adored that! :)

    Great review you awesome person you!!!

  3. The mix of fragile and strong for Rachel sounds great, and glad to hear a glowing review :)

  4. I was so excited to read this, I love Isaiah too. I admit that I struggled with Rachel and her insane family, though. McGarry is a gorgeous writer.
    Great review!

  5. Awesome review, Teresa! I can't wait to read this one myself. Getting a look inside Isaiah's head will be fascinating. I like your description of Rachel and that she seems the yin to Isaiah's yang. I also like a book that keeps me guessing. I'm so glad you loved this one!

  6. Oh, wifey! You know how much I loved this one -- it gave me such a book hangover. I am so happy you loved it and we got to gush about it. Isaiah is amazing, and you really captured Rachel's character perfectly in this amazing review. Brilliant job! *smooshes you*

  7. Great review! I loved this book so much! This series is easily in my list of top favorites. McGarry is such an amazing writer. I understand what you mean about how real this story felt at times. I stayed up all night reading because I couldn't put it down. I loved Isaiah and Rachel! I couldn't stand Rachel's brothers too.

  8. I LOVED this one as well! I agree that Isaiah and Rachel are great together - and I almost gave myself a heartattack with that twist too. O.O Lovely review, Teresa! I can't wait for Katie McGarry's next book! <3

  9. I am so excited to finally get to this one! EEEEEP! I have been waiting for Isaiah to get his HEA for what feels like forever now! I have a physical copy and it's sitting on my shelf staring at me to read it and read it now. I'm on the YABound blog tour, so I can't wait to squeal over this one with you guys! Great review friend, as always! I am glad you liked this one too! Oh and I'm with you. I never wanted Beth and Isaiah together. I didn't think their personalities would mesh with one another at ALL.

    1. Go read it now! You willl lurveee it!

      And I'm glad you agree with me on Beth, a lot of people weren't too pleased when Beth's story wasn't with Isaiah

  10. Oh good. This is coming up for me and I'm so glad you loved it. Means I probably will too!


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