January 29, 2014

Review: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

Crash into You (Pushing the Limits, #3)Crash Into You by Katie McGarry
Published November 26th 2013
by Harlequin Teen

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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.

    I absolutely love this series. I loved Pushing The Limits and Dare You to. And I've been looking forward to Isaiah's story since Dare You To. But I have to say this one is my least favorite. Not that it's not good but because I feel that these two characters fell in love rather quickly. And they risked a lot for each other and I feel they didn't even know each other enough. I wasn't impressed with their connection at all but I did like how Isaiah, because of Rachel, Isaiah was able to move on from Beth.

 I had mention to my friend how the insta-love really bothered me in this story and she pointed out that maybe I lost my romantic side. The thing is I understand how you meet someone and immediately feel drawn to them. But I think because of Rachel's character, I expected more hesitance with her. She suffers from strong panic attacks and I feel that someone like her would have been more guarded with people around her. So their instant connection doesn't feel right to me.

Another thing that bothered me about this story was how much the brothers acted with her. I get that panic attacks are very concerning. But they treated Rachel like she had a life threatening disease and she's on the verge of dying. I get that panic attacks can be severe but they treated her like she was incompetent and unable to function as a human.

Now, what I do like is that no matter what was thrown at Isaiah and Rachel, they didn't give up. No matter what happened that made them stumble back a few steps, they didn't let that stop them. I think Isaiah was good for Rachel in the sense that he did make her a bit stronger. She stood up to him and I liked that. At least she wasn't as weak as her brothers portrayed her.

Overall I did enjoy Crash Into You because of the way they fought to get out of their dilemmas. I liked the friendships that was built between Rachel and Abby. And I really hope that Katie one day decides to write a book about Abby. I think her book would be extremely interesting. Her next book is called Take Me On and this one is about West Young, Rachel's brother. I look forward to it. 

I give Crash Into You 3 stars, it's not my favorite but I definitely think everyone whose invested in this series should read it. I can't wait for her next installment.

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