My Review: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

Posted September 2, 2014 by Holly in Reviews / 0 Comments


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.

My Review

I really liked Isaiah in Pushing the Limits and I felt for him in Dare You To, so to finally start his story, I was excited to get to know him more. He was stubborn but I quickly found out he’s also smart, driven, and has a heart of gold. Underneath the tattoos and earrings lies a guy just trying to do the best he can to survive with the hand he was dealt.  Rachel’s life wasn’t all it was cracked up to be either despite the money and upper class upbringing. For as long as she could remember she was made to feel like the “replacement child” and could never quite measure up.  I actually couldn’t stand her parents at all; I think I disliked them slightly more than Echo’s dad. Her two eldest brothers were no better; Ethan and West I did like. I felt bad that she had to hide who she was, girls weren’t supposed to like cars or fixing them and she breathed cars! She truly was the female Isaiah in that respect.  I know many thought her to be weak but I found her just the opposite; there were certain situations she faced that terrified her, but instead of running from them, she faced them, despite becoming physically ill in some cases. She never gave up or backed down.
What I love most with Crash into You is Katie upped the drama and danger factor! I was excited the entire time while reading wondering how/if they’d get themselves out of their predicament (no, she wasn’t pregnant). I also found myself saying “aww” during stolen romantic moments between Rachel and Isaiah. I loved how they accepted each other, I especially the way Isaiah LOVED Rachel’s love of cars; for the first time Rachel found someone to love and accept her just the way she was. This was a fabulous story of opposites attract and if I’m being honest, it rivals Pushing the Limits as my favorite Katie book…but I still need to read Take Me On sooooooo stay tuned!
 *I received an eARC via NetGalley from the publisher


*Currently Crash Into You is only available in print. 
It will be re-released in eBook format Oct 28th 2014

About Katie

KATIE MCGARRY was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan. 

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About Holly

I'm a born and raised Jersey girl (not as seen on TV) who loves escaping in books. I Google everything and I hate rain. I have a deep love for Starbucks, shopping, and HEAs. Stay as long as you'd like. Stalking is highly encouraged :-)

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