How did I get it?:
NetGalley- massive thanks to Harlequin Teen
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.
It’s safe to say that Katie McGarry is one of my favourite authors. I have read Pushing The Limits and Dare You To, so I was thrilled to be accepted to read Crash Into You. Crash Into You is now my joint favourite in the series, alongside Pushing The Limits. I absolutely loved Isaiah and Rachel. Isaiah has now earned the title of one of my favourite bad boys (that aren’t actually that bad).
There are so many Young and New Adult books around at the moment. It takes a really special book/writer to really make an impression on me. Step forward Katie McGarry. Her characters are always so real. She makes me feel for them. I think I went through every emotion whilst reading this book.
I wasn’t overly keen on Isaiah in Dare You To, so I was sceptical to read his story. I needn’t have worried. Katie told his story beautifully, allowing the reader to understand why he acted like he did. He was so protective over Rachel, it was adorable. Rachel is a fantastic character too. Her life was incredibly hard and there was so much expectation on her, living in the shadow of her dead sister. I can’t believe her family. I loved how she connected with Isaiah. They’re a perfect match.
The storyline was exciting, and not what I expected. Isaiah and Rachel really got themselves into trouble. I couldn’t wait to find out how they were going to get themselves out of it. Towards the end, the beginning of a chapter really terrified me. I thought Katie was going somewhere I really didn’t want to go with Rachel, but luckily, it didn’t happen. I won’t say what I thought was going to happen, as I don’t want to spoil it.
I really like how the characters from the other books in the series appear. Noah and Echo are two of my favourite book characters, so I LOVED seeing them again.
I’m excited about Katie McGarry’s next book. I know for sure, that even if I didn’t like the character the book is based on, I’ll begin to understand and even adore them when their story is told.
Would I recommend it?:
Without a doubt!
Next NetGalley November Read:
The Switch- Andrea Heltsely & Dawn Pendleton