Friday, November 15, 2013

Early Review: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry


Title: Crash Into You
(Pushing the Limits #3)
Author: Katie McGarry
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Expected Pub: November 26, 2013
Source: Publisher
Pre-order: Amazon | B&N

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.

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“God didn’t send this angel to save me.  He sent her as a sacrifice.”

There is no end to Katie McGarry's brilliance. She tells a story so flawlessly that the reader is easily drawn in and held captive by her words and her characters.

I grew to love Isaiah in Pushing the Limits and my heart absolutely broke for him in Dare You To.  I have waited with bated breath for his story and Ms. McGarry didn’t disappoint me one bit.  Isaiah lived up to every one of my expectations.  Growing up in foster care, he’s had to develop a tough exterior; and although his story is sad, his heart is beautiful and I love his loyalty and tenacity.

“In the span of one week, I’ve done two things 
the system taught me never to do:  
Felt too much and dreamed of a different life.”

In Pushing the Limits, Echo was an easy girl to love; but in Dare You To, Beth took some time to warm up to.  Rachel is more reminiscent of Echo in this instance. She’s the academic over-achiever/good girl who’s hiding so much pain on the inside. I felt for her, and I rallied behind her to face her demons and to address the demands that had been unfairly placed on her by her family.

And if I love these characters that much on their own – it’s nothing compared to how much I love the two of them together.  Fireworks, romance, fast cars, and intense real-life topics kept this reader engrossed and reading until the wee hours of the morning.

As for Noah and Echo, there is obviously something new unfolding for these two. I am hoping, praying, and crossing every digit that this means a new book for them.

This third novel in the Pushing the Limits series is a must for fans.  It ranks right up there with book one for me and definitely makes my list of favorite reads for 2013.

This is a couple that is easy to root for and even easier to fall for, but hard to let go of. Crash into You gave me such a book hangover, and I really wasn’t ready to stop reading Isaiah and Rachel’s story.

“'I can’t give you the world, Rachel, but I’ll give you all I got.'”

My Rating:

Quotes included in this review are taken from the ARC and are subject to change. A huge thank-you to the publisher and Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.


Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits, #1) Crossing the Line (Pushing the Limits, #1.5) Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, #2) Crash into You (Pushing the Limits, #3)
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