Review: ‘Crash into You’ by Katie McGarry

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

Review: ‘Crash into You’ by Katie McGarryCrash Into You by Katie McGarry
Series: Pushing the Limits #3
Published by Harlequin Teen on November 26th, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 474
Format: Hardcover
Source: Edelweiss
The girl with straight A's and the perfect life—that's who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy family…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 after the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can't get him out of her mind.

The last thing Isaiah needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who wants to slum it on the south side for kicks. But when their shared love of street racing puts their lives in jeopardy, Isaiah and Rachel will 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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Rachel is labeled as “odd and strange” by her peers. She’s quiet and typically a loner. It also doesn’t help that she’s not your girlie-girl, she’d rather dive under the hood of a car and change the oil instead of shopping at the mall like a “normal” teenage girl. Then she meets bad boy Isaiah who brings out the best in her. When they both end up in trouble with a criminal on the streets, they have to work together and end up teaching each other that love is the most powerful force that drives them.


Told in alternate point of views from both Rachel and Isaiah, we get to see how strongly vivid and different their personalities and livelihood really is. It’s the cliche rich girl meets bad boy story, but it has a lot of heart and emotion. Though the way they fall in love so quickly, I don’t really dismiss it because at that age it can happen. I didn’t even think it was super cheesy because the two characters thought out the best in one another and that’s what real love does.


I wasn’t a big fan of the overly dramatic torture that both characters went was almost like they weren’t ever going to get their happy ending and you know they needed it desperately. I love how there was a big part of the dysfunctional family dynamics at play. No one is perfect, no one is exempt to circumstance and it’s fairly evident Katie McGarry was showing this. I also loved how her brothers are like overprotective bears. They really just love her and want to shield her from pain. Not to mention that they’re all pretty swoon-worthy themselves LOL


Overall, if you’re looking for a contemporary, emotional, sizzling, dramatic YA read, pick one of McGarry’s books. You’ll gobble them up like candy!
e way again.. This book ruined me for it.. *cries*


God does exist and he sent angel in a white Mustang to prove it. (38)
Why on earth would a guy like him want to be anywhere near a girl like me? (59)
I like how Isaiah looks at me as if I’m the only girl in the world. Or like an antelope he’s going to pounce on. (88)
What people project to the world never shows what’s lurking on the inside. (125)
Worrying is all I’m good at. (193)
You can 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 mr hands on your body. And it sure as hell won’t erase that I’m terrified by how much I like you. (223)
I feel like a mouse with you. The one that’s already been caught by the cat. (236)
My entire life is one thick rope full of knots and links where people have twisted me inside and out. (284)
I don’t know what love is or how it should feel, but I know that when I’m with you I like who I am, and that’s never happened to me before. (285)
Life isn’t made-for-television movies or books with happy-ever-afters. Sometimes the choices we’re presented with are bad or worse. (309)
I’m blessed. I have so much more than others, and on the outside my family is absolutely perfect. (343)

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  1. Alicia

    January 7, 2016 at 6:18 AM

    What’s funny is that in Pushing The Limits and Dare You To, I really disliked Isaiah so I was very hesitant in reading his book. It’s now my favourite in the series. Funny how that happens. Lol. Great review.

    • giselle

      January 12, 2016 at 11:42 PM

      I know exactly what you mean! I didn’t really like him in those books either, but in this one, I loved him too 🙂

  2. The Cover Contessa

    December 16, 2015 at 8:00 AM

    I really enjoyed this one. But my favorite book of the series still remains the second one. I didn’t feel the same connection with Isaiah and Rachel that I did with the other characters. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I definitely love McGarry and her writing and I’m looking forward to more from her. I have the novella about Abby, but I haven’t read that one yet. I really need to get to it. Great review!
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  3. Katelyn McPhee

    December 11, 2015 at 9:36 PM

    I really want to check this book out! Thanks for the great review 🙂

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