Monday, 26 May 2014

Review - Crash Into You By Katie McGarry

Published: November 26th 2013

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.

After feeling very sad for Isaiah in Dare You To, I was extremely excited to reads his story In Crash Into You and for him to get his own Happy Ever After.

Isaiah and Rachel are complete opposites who have a shared love of all things car related. Rachel is struggling to keep up the illusion that she is the perfect daughter who her mother and brothers want her to be, when all she feels is a fake, a replacement for her sister that passed away. Rachel is a people pleaser and it was great to watch her find the strength inside her and be true to herself and stand up to her family.

Isaiah has had a hard life, growing up in the foster care system and losing the girl he thought he loved, he is angry and feeling alone. When Isaiah and Rachel meet there is an instant connection, she is completely different to what he expected and they bond over their passion of cars. Cars are what brings them together, the speed, freedom and excitement of the race. It was different for me to read a book that cars had a major part of, because I have no idea about cars and although there was car talk and I didn’t have a clue what they were talking about it didn’t bother me in the slightest, I was just so drawn into their world and couldn't get enough of the characters.

Having the appearances from past characters such as Echo, Noah and Beth was a great addition to the story, they weren't made like cameos, they belonged in the story, and they are part of Isaiah life and needed to be there. It was great catching up with Echo and Noah and to see that Beth was still full of angst and attitude.

Isaiah and Rachel’s relationship has to be up there with Noah and Echo, they are meant to be together and what they felt for each other felt so pure and real. Katie McGarry never disappoints me; her writing is fantastic and has me eager to turn each page to find out what happens next!

Crash Into You has become one of my favourite books up there with Pushing The Limits and I rarely like a sequel as much as the first book! I can’t wait to read the next book in the series Take Me On, I know I won’t be disappointed!


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