Dec 4, 2013Katie McGarry
Title: Crash Into You
Author: Katie McGarry
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: November 26, 2013
Overall: 4 out 5 stars
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’ve never read anything by Katie McGarry before, but I had heard amazing thing so when I was offered the opportunity to read Crash Into You I just couldn’t pass it up. I prefer to read books in the order they were meant to be read, but it seemed as if this could be a standalone novel. I am so so glad I picked this book up.
From the moment I was introduced to Rachel I thought she was adorable. She was so fragile, but strong at the same time. I admired her ability to try to push past the anxiety and really be there for her family. At the same time I almost hated her family, they were just so blind. I hated how no one looked at Rachel and really saw her, they only saw what they wanted to see.
I loved Isaiah I thought he was a great guy, and truly invested in Rachel. I felt bad for him because Isaiah had such a rough life. I thought that someone has amazing as him deserved so much better than that. However, without all those experiences I don’t think that he would’ve been such a good person.
The book was full of drama from the beginning to the end. There were times were it felt a bit much especially with what happened at the end. I love drama in new adult books, but in Crash Into You it reaches a point where it seemed a little over the top.
I did really enjoy the book and I look forward to reading other books by Katie McGarry. I probably would’ve given it 5 stars if not for the ending, it just didn’t seem necessary to the story and only made me grieve more for the characters, but not in a good way. For this book I would give it 4 out of 5 stars, and I did really enjoy the book. I look forward to reading other books by Katie McGarry.
4/5 – An Enjoyable Read, Well Written
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**
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