6.12.13

Review: Crash into You by Katie McGarry

From acclaimed author Katie McGarry comes the 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 A's, 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.

Title: Crash into You
Author: Katie McGarry
Publisher: Harlequin UK
Source: Netgalley
Format: e-book
Series: Yes
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Crash into You is the story of Rachel and Isaiah. As you can probably tell it is a love story. Rachel is living in the shadow of her dead sister, and Isaiah is just trying to survive within the foster care system. When they meet sparks fly and neither of their lives will ever be the same. (How cheesy is my blurb?!?)

(On a side note how terrible is that cover??)

Crash into You was a really nice read. By nice I mean, I really enjoyed it and managed to read it in two days. However, there was no book hangover, there was no OMG at the end. It was a very fun read but it wasn’t a showstopper.

At first I wasn’t crazy about the characters in this. I felt Isaiah was a little bit too controlling, Rachel way too much of a pushover and her brothers very scary in how protective and manipulative they were. But over the course of the book we really get to see the reasons why Isaiah needs control in his life and that Rachel isn’t a pushover. Yes she is trying to make her family happy, but she is very strong willed when she needs to be. Her brothers really started to make more sense as the book progressed. I truly started to understand why they treated Rachel as they did. It’s only when Rachel is acting the way they want that they get any attention from their mother who is still grieving the death of her first daughter and trying to ensure Rachel turns out exactly like her.

My favourite character of all had to be Abby. I loved how sweet she was and how, even though she was a drug dealer, she had a certain innocence to her. She really got to me at the end (you’ll know what I’m talking about if you’ve read it). I need an Abby book!

The romance is of course at the centre of the book. I really enjoyed reading about it but I felt there was nothing new. It was the same type of relationship you could read in Katie McGarry’s other book Pushing the Limits or Simone Elkeles Perfect Chemistry. However the good-girl falling for the bad-guy is still a story I’ll be coming back for.


Crash into You is a familiar read. Very similar to Pushing the Limits, fans of that book will love the style of Crash into You. I personally really enjoyed it! I would definitely recommend it for a fun read!


Have you read Crash into You? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments below!


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