Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Crash into You (Pushing the Limits #3) by Katie McGarry

November 26, 2013 Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway, Young Adult 10 ★★★★★

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Crash into You (Pushing the Limits #3) by Katie McGarry

I received this book for free from Gifted in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Crash Into YouCrash Into You by Katie McGarry
Series: Pushing the Limits #3
Published by Harlequin Teen on November 26th 2013
Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Romance
Format: ARC
Source: Gifted
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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.

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I'm not entirely sure how to express my love for Isaiah before and after reading this third installment in the Pushing the Limits series. After the way things were for him in Dare You To, I was desperate for this book and his happily ever after!

Coming off the heartbreak of losing Beth with whom he thought he was in love with, Isaiah is a little down at the beginning of the novel. We learn more about his past and how he ended up in the foster care system as his mom makes a sudden reappearance in his life. We also learn about his current situation, living with Noah in a hole in the wall apartment, even though he should still be in foster care. And AHHHH his tattoos, guys, his tattoos! Of course there is his love for cars as well. At a street race, he meets Rachel.

Rachel also loves cars but tries to hide who she is at home due to the expectations of her family. Her family life only appears great on the outside but underneath Rachel is fighting to be her own person. She has 4 older brothers, so you can imagine how protective they are of their baby sister, but they don't seem to really see her, much like her parents. She suffers from severe anxiety and panic attacks that she tries to hide but it has been enough to sort of keep her a recluse at school. But she was incredibly adorable, so innocent and often naive, but not in an annoying way. I was initially super excited about this family life. I love stories with big families. But ugh, her family pissed me off like no other, especially her parents. They treated her like a secondary replacement and they didn't see anything wrong with that. Not. Cool. There were two brothers that weren't quite as bad. One of which, West, will be getting his own story in the next installment, Take Me On!

So they meet and suddenly find themselves in trouble, desperate for money. This is where we get a lot into cars and racing, and where these two find so much more in each other. Gah, I absolutely loved them together! Isaiah… omg you guys, he kills me dead. He wants to take care of her but learns when to step back and let her take care of herself. He's protective and just so damn perfect, everything I knew he would be. They had some seriously chemistry. Whether it be as simple as telling her he'd take care of her and her car when they first meet or asking to kiss her… I just melt. Of course there are some hot scenes too.

“You can't ignore me, Rachel, and you can try to treat me as a friend, but none of that will erase the fact that I think about kissing you every second I'm awake and dream at night of my hands on your body. And it sure as hell won't erase that I'm terrified by how much I like you.”

Tingles and shock waves and earthquakes and hurricanes. All of it takes place at the same time as our mouths move not nearly fast enough. Nothing seems fast enough. The closer I become, the closer Isaiah presses, and the more he presses, the more I want to crawl inside and live in this delicious world of warmth and fantastic hunger.

Welp. *fans self* There's action and excitement, and honest to god moments when my jaw dropped. It's about learning to let others in and accepting help when needed. If you are hoping to see a reappearance of our beloved favorites in the first two books, trust me, they're there! If fact, I think we get more Noah and Echo this time than we did in Dare You To. Of course Beth and Ryan show up as well. We also get more Logan, Ryan's friend, who almost seems to hit it off with Isaiah's friend, Abby. Can we get a book for them too, pretty please?

Crash into You was everything I was expecting and more! Fans of this series will not be disappointed!

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About Katie McGarry

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.

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

10 Responses to “Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Crash into You (Pushing the Limits #3) by Katie McGarry”

  1. Chanpreet

    It isn’t possible for me to have a favorite character. I don’t even have a favorite Katie McGarry book. Each book has characters that I’ve fallen in love with and reading their book has wrecked me.

  2. Ann

    I haven’t read the series yet, but have heard some great things so I am looking forward to it. 😉

  3. Kimberly

    I have not yet the read the books. I cant wait to read them. Have heard so many great things about them.

  4. Vivien

    Oh I really enjoyed this installment. Though, it isn’t my favorite of the series. However, Katie really knows how to draw up great characters. Can’t wait for the next one!

  5. starryeyedjen

    I agree…we need a Logan/Abby book, too. I’m intrigued by West, but I don’t know him well enough yet to know if I’ll actually end up liking him. If anything, I’d have rather it been Ethan’s story, if not my first pick. 🙂 I liked this installment, but it was probably my least favorite so far in the series. I think Rachel kind of killed it for me. 🙁
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  6. Neysa Kristanti

    Okay, so you just make me literally drooling with your thoughts about Isaiah O.O And Rachel just sounds like she would make a lovely protagonist.
    And oh, thanks for mentioning that their romance have this real chemistry. I often think twice when buying contemporary because lots of them has crappy romantic chemistry. Gotta buy this one soon 😀

    Nice review, Sara!

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