Crash Into You by Katie McGarry (Pushing the Limits #3)
Published Harlequin Teen 2013
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Format: Hardback from the library
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 enjoyed this next book of Katie McGarry’s series. It might be my new favorite of them! Isaiah and Rachel had a really nice relationship. The thing that really stood out to me the most about them was that it started right away within the first couple of pages. There was no waiting and slow build up for them to get together. Both of them just went straight though it, which I enjoy more than waiting for the buildup. The rest of the book was about making the relationship work and not just this tension between them.
Isaiah and Rachel both have their own problems, but I also liked how they had a combined goal together. At the beginning of the book, they get into some trouble drag racing and owe tons of money to the gang leader. It was really nice to have this main problem for the both of them to share rather than just both of them having separate problems. I didn’t really understand everything that was happening with the cars but that didn’t really overwhelm the book. Isaiah is also dealing with his mother’s reappearance in his life after she is released from jail and having a new social worker, who I really liked. Rachel has panic attacks and over protective brothers – so interesting to read about! Rachel’s panic attacks were really well written and I liked all the research that went into all of it! Her brothers were also really cool and I can’t wait to hear more about them. The next book in the series is one of her brother’s story too!
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. Rachel and Isaiah had a great relationship that kept me reading! While the car plot didn’t keep me totally captivated, I was still able to love the book. I’m excited to pick up the next book in this series and read more from Katie McGarry!