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November 30, 2013

Blog Tour: Crash into You by Katie McGarry – Review and Giveaway

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Crash into You (Pushing the Limits #3) by Katie McGarry

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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.

add to goodreadsCrash into You (Pushing the Limits #3) by Katie McGarry
Publication Date:  November 26, 2013
Publisher:   Harlequin Teen

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MaryAnn NewI have been dying since reading Dare You To by Katie McGarry, to read Crash Into You.  DYING!  Isaiah is one character in this series that I have been totally and completely intrigued by.  His intenseness, his bad boy persona…his everything!  So to have the chance to read his story is one that I absolutely did not want to pass up on.

Isaiah’s life hasn’t been easy.   With a mother in prison, no father, and being shuffled in the system, Isaiah has had to pretty much fend for himself, and learn the ways of the surviving on the streets.  His reputation of the tattooed, angsty bad boy is one that has helped him endure.

But after learning that he must get his hands on some money ASAP, Isaiah decides to go street racing.  But will making a deal with the devil be worth losing everything he’s worked hard for towards a future he so desperately wants?  Low and behold, an angel (aka Rachel Young) shows up at the same race strip, and Isaiah is at a loss for words.

Rachel is a rich girl who has literally wandered over to the wrong side of the tracks.  Knowing that she is the “replacement” daughter/sister for Colleen (a sister who died before she was born), Rachel has a lot of weight to bare on her shoulders.  To deal with the loss of their daughter, Rachel’s mother organizes a yearly charitable event to raise money for Leukemia.  But with this event, Rachel is expected to speak and talk about a sister she’s never met, and doesn’t know… save for the information given by her family.  Unfortunately for Rachel, she suffers from panic attacks which has caused her to go to the hospital in the past.

Thinking that no one really cares about what she thinks or feels, Rachel escapes by driving fast.  And a chance to race and see just how fast she can go is an opportunity she doesn’t want to pass up.  But an unfortunate turn of events puts her in the spotlight, and is now given her AND an unexpected ally (Isaiah) an ultimatum.  Get him his money, or people will get hurt.

Now it’s a race against time, and the minutes are literally ticking by.  Will they make the deadline and what are they going to do about this spark that has ignited between them?  Star-crossed lovers scenario?  I think, yes!

Katie McGarry does it again with Crash Into You.  Amazing writing, unforgettable storyline, and characters that you will hold in your heart forever.  I don’t think there was anything in this story that I didn’t love.  The rush of the race, to be able to witness something that turns into something beautiful, to have your emotions go from highs to lows in an instant.  OMG it had it all!

I will have you know that I am seriously addicted to Isaiah.  It was his bad boy edge that had me curious, but it was the background story and watching his softer side come out that had me hooked.  I loved just how intense he is about life, his friends, his car…everything!  His loyalty and his protectiveness are attributes of his that I adore, and I loved that we got to see it here.

The character of Rachel is one that I really enjoyed too!  She broke my heart over and over again, and regardless of how she feels, she continues torturing herself to please her family.  I wanted to shake her and tell her to wake up and take care of herself!  I can’t even begin to imagine just how terrible she must feel to believe that she was a replacement for the perfect daughter/sister that died all those years ago.  To have to talk about a sister she never knew and have people look at her, but think of Colleen.  OMG broke my heart!

And with a twist at the end literally made Crash Into You unputdownable, this is one read that is so addictive you won’t be able to stop.

I recommend this read to fans of the first two (2) books in this series and fans of Katie McGarry in general.  If you’re looking for a contemporary read that will blow your socks off, this is the one for you.  You will not regret it, that I can guarantee.

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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.

Katie would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, katielmcgarry.com, follow her on Twitter @KatieMcGarry, or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.

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10 Comments

  1. Rose's Book Corner
    11/30/2013

    I only just started this series so my favourite character right now is Noah! :)
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  2. Sophia Rose
    11/30/2013

    Thanks for sharing your review thoughts. I’ve been eager for Isaiah’s book too. I still have a soft spot for Beth, but Isaiah grabs the heart.

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  3. January
    11/30/2013

    I’ve only read the first one, but so far it’s Noah, because I’m kind of in love with him. ♥

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  4. Jennifer
    12/1/2013

    I’m going to have to say Lila. I love Noah and Isaiah but Lila is very dependable and I hope Katie writes more for her story cause that novella was a huge cliffhanger
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  5. May
    12/1/2013

    I love the first book the best I think. It’s just what got me in the series first!

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  6. Ashley Miller
    12/2/2013

    I haven’t read any yet but am starting the series:)

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  7. SO many amazing characters to love in this series! I really love Echo though!
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  8. Katherine
    12/20/2013

    My favorite character is Echo!

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  9. Katherine
    12/20/2013

    My favorite character is Echo!

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  10. Lisa Vazquezanzua
    12/24/2013

    I don’t have a favorite yet. I haven’t read the series but I CANNOT wait to start reading it!!!

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