Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Review: (ARC) Crash into You (Pushing the Limits, #3) by Katie McGarry

Title: Crash into You
Series: Pushing the Limits, #3
Author: Katie McGarry
Category: Young Adult
Genre: Romance/Contemporary
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
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.

Expected publication: November 26th 2013 by Harlequin Teen

 (received from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review)

 My Thoughts   

I just love this series by Katie. Each book was just a fantastic story, and Crash into You was a great addition to this wonderful series.  Now, I think between all three my two favorites would have to be Pushing the Limits and Crash into You. Each story really delved deep into each character and their stories were all so brilliantly told.

Crash into You, though not a book filled with a lot of surprises, was just a wonderful read! It captured my attention, and took me on a very nice ride. It was sweet, intense, and beautifully told.
My heart beats frantically. Isaiah is hot and scary and hot. Why on earth would a guy like him want to be anywhere near a girl like me?
I’m really glad to have Isaiah’s story told. His story was a very emotional, and heart touching one. I loved every minute of it. He really is a great, caring guy and being inside his head was an experience that I adored. I really got absorbed into his world. He has that tough, bad boy exterior but, yet, he has the most beautiful soul. He’s development throughout the story was a delight to watch and experience.

I really did enjoy Rachel. She is a strong character, despite everything she goes through. I adored her sweetness, her car obsession, and naive nature.  I felt she really was a great match for Isaiah.  Rachel is a good presentation that even if you have money, your life could be far from perfect. And everything that she goes through just made me really enjoy her. At the end, though what happened to her broke my heart, she really developed into a wonderful, very strong individual.

Another great part is that Noah, Echo, Beth, and even Ryan make appearances in Crash into You. Though not a lot it was nice seeing them again. I also did like Rachel’s brothers, Ethan and West. The side characters were all well-developed and I enjoyed their roles they played. Though some creeped me out!

The romance between Isaiah and Rachel was adorable, sweet, and heartfelt. As I mentioned, I did feel that they are great counterparts for each other. They, in a lot of ways, helped each other. Isaiah helped Rachel break out of her shell, and Rachel made Isaiah feel worthy and love. Though their love is more tamed compared to the first two books, it was still a joy to read!

The pacing in the book was wonderful. I didn't really feel a drag, nor feel like the book was losing anything in the greatness value. And as I mentioned, though the story wasn't filled with a lot of surprises (I could guess a lot to what was going to happen) I couldn't put it down. I became enthralled once I started! The detailed was good, I enjoyed the conflicts, the emotional depth of the characters, their own personal stories, and Katie’s writing style.

The only thing that I felt a bit disappointment on was that, I guess, I expected the book to end differently. Though how it did end wasn't bad at all. I just wanted more out of the ending. I felt like it wasn't the ending. If that makes any sense!
Girls like her never notice guys like me and damn me to hell for enjoying her touch and the sound of my name on her lips. 
All in all, this book is a wonderful addition to this series! One I adored!  Crash into You was a very heart-in-your-throat kind of read. So if you love fast cars, hot boys, a beautiful romance, then you will adore this book! 


  1. Great review! I really loved this one and easily my second favorite of the series. I doubt any will ever beat PTL for me. I loved Rachel and wanted to hug her and of course Isaiah was very very swoony. I am so excited for West's story now! *muggle huggles*

  2. Oh, Magen, I heart this review so BIG. We are on the same page with this one, my friend; and I completely agree with all the excellent points you make here -- especially about the ending! I so wasn't ready for that book to be over, and I know we haven't heard the last of this fabulous couple! Beautiful review and perfect quote choices! *squishes you*

  3. I loved their sweet romance too, and glad for Isaiah to get a chance to tell his story

  4. Nice review. I'm really looking forward to reading this one. Loved the first two.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  5. Great review! I loved Crash Into You and I'm happy to read you loved it too! I loved Rachel and Isaiah. I can definitely understand what you meant about the ending. I got to the last page and I was like wait there isn't more?

  6. Awesome review girl!! This was one of my fav's of the series too. I really like Isaiah.... sigh... Rachel was a great character, and I loved how it all turned out. Her brothers are great characters too, and I'm excited to see more of West!!


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