Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Series: Pushing the Limits, #3
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: November 26th, 2013
Source: Provided by Publisher via Netgalley
Goodreads Summary: 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.
Crash Into You was the last book I read in 2013. I am SO glad this was my last book of the year! Crash Into You was THE BEST contemporary romance I read in 2013.
When Isaiah meets Rachel, all he sees is an attractive, rich, good girl. Nothing he could ever deserve. What he doesn’t know is that Rachel is flawed. Rachel is nothing like what she seems, but thankfully she knows how to hide it. When a drag race goes wrong, Isaiah and Rachel must rely on each other to be safe, but when relying on each other uncovers a strong attraction towards each other, how much are they willing to risk for their own safety?
When I first went into this book, I initially thought Katie McGarry couldn’t possibly write a better story than Pushing the Limits. I had liked Dare You To, but hadn’t loved it like I loved Pushing the Limits. So my expectations weren’t that high. But, oh boy. Crash Into You totally reminded me of why I fell in love with this series in the first place! It was so perfect!
Rachel and Isaiah definitely top my list of best couples of 2013. The way they both connected with each other, the way they could rely on each other, how they could see each other perfectly, it made you really believe in their love.
I think Isaiah was the character that most intrigued me in the Pushing the Limits books. I’ve got to say that Isaiah is my favorite book boyfriend in this series. He’s tough and scary on the outside, but you can really see that he’s not really like that. He knows what he has to do to be respected, so he sticks true to that. Isaiah’s issues were so serious! I could actually feel myself as burdened and overwhelmed as he was. I could feel his vulnerability as raw as if it were my own. Isaiah’s character was definitely done perfectly. When he actually opened up and let us know how he truly felt… Jesus. I wanted to hug him forever. It should be wrong to fall so in love with a fictional character, but alas, I never learn.
Rachel was such a different story. On the outside her life looks so perfect. Perfect family, perfect life. But that’s not the case. She has 4 older brothers who are way too overprotective, a mom and dad that can’t seem to accept her for who she really is, and she’s hiding a secret. Rachel’s family dynamic was so oppressing! Again, I felt like I could totally be in her shoes. Her problem felt so real to me, not totally overdramatic, very easily relatable.
The way the romance in this book progressed was so cute! I couldn’t help but grin and fangirl every time something happened between them. It was difficult to ignore how perfect they were for each other.
I also loved the Drag Racing element! I didn’t think it would be too present in the story, but it turns that it was the most important element! I didn’t understand most of it because I suck at anything car-related, but it was definitely interesting!
I could keep gushing about this book because I loved it so much, but I’ll just end my review with this: a wonderful romance that definitely tops all the previous Pushing the Limits books. A romance that you don’t want to miss.
Rating: 5 stars.
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