Nov 26, 2013

Blog Tour & Review: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

Title: Crash Into You
Author: Katie McGarry
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Publication Date: 11.26.2013
Pages: 474
Genre: Contemporary
Series: Pushing the Limits #3
Source: ARC from publisher

Rating: A

Summary (from Goodreads):
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.

Let’s get one thing straight—when I fell in love with Katie McGarry back in the summer of 2012, Isaiah was my least favorite character in Pushing the Limits. I absolutely adored that book, but I didn’t get why everyone was all, “OMG – I love Beth and Isaiah!” or “Beth + Isaiah = 4Eva”. I strongly disliked Beth and I wasn’t a fan at all of Isaiah’s. But then McGarry made me love Beth in Dare You To and I realized she might have a shot at making me care about Isaiah in Crash Into You.

Care isn’t the right word. More like head-over-heels-total-adoration. Isaiah is freaking amazeballs. He is this broken, loyal, fiercely protective guy that I cannot stop loving. He has his issues, sure, but he is a very real, complex character that I admit I wrote off way too easily.

And I can’t say enough about Rachel—she is a fantastically written character with her own issues she’s dealing with.  It think what I loved most about this romance (aside from the smokin’ hot kissing scenes and adorable banter) is that Rachel and Isaiah let themselves be totally vulnerable around each other. Their relationship is not easy and mistakes are made, but they grow and learn.

McGarry is a powerhouse writer—she packs an emotional punch that can level a reader in all the right ways. I adore her, her books, and I am beyond elated that one of my favorite side characters in Crash Into You is getting their own story in 2014. Make sure you grab this one ASAP!

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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,, follow her on Twitter @KatieMcGarry, or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.

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  1. I definitely agree with early Isaiah and Beth. Kind of jerkwads, though I could understand why, what with their crappy home lives and all. But I grew to love Isaiah in the second book and adored him in the third. A slow progression that made this book all the better!

  2. I've seen a lot of poor reviews for Crash Into You, but I really enjoyed it, Hannah, and I'm so glad you did, too! Isn't Isaiah just perfect?! I can't wait to read West's story soon! Wonderful review :)

  3. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!! I'm so glad you loved this too Hannah! I couldn't agree more (though I did like Isaiah from the beginning), I just adored everything about this book. Except for her parents, but I was supposed to dislike them. And dislike them I did. Katie is definitely a powerhouse of a writer and her books just make me happy:)

  4. I like Noah. I haven't read Crash Into You so I am missing Isaiah's story.

  5. I adored Crash Into You, it's my favorite in the series now :)

  6. I love Beth. I didn't like her in Pushing the Limits but after reading Dare You To she became my favorite.

  7. I totally shotgunned this series. Read them all in a week. Although I wasn't a fan of Beth in PTL (I actually didn't mind Isaiah because he was cool with Echo), I did like her and Ryan in Dare You Too. Ryan is probably my favorite overall, but Logan is the one I can't stop thinking about. I REALLY want Katie to write his story after West's. Great review!

    Mary @ Mary Had a Little Book Blog


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