Release: November 26, 2013
My Rating: 5/5 stars
Synopsis 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
The more Katie McGarry writes, the more I love her. I really really loved Crash Into You.
First: I know we all care about the boys in these books but I have to talk about some feelings on Rachel. She was my favorite part of the book, honestly. I really connected with her even though I couldn’t necessarily relate to her (truthfully, I don’t get the ‘relating to a character’ thing. Just because you can’t relate, doesn’t mean you can’t empathize, amirite?) I just thought she was so innocent and adorable and funny. I’m glad that the next book will be about her brother, West, so we’ll hopefully get a little more of her. Isaiah was…not what I thought he would be. I expected much more broodiness and a little more woe-is-me but, unsurprisingly, he had a lot more depth than that!
Here’s the thing about The Romance: given the whole good-girl-falls-for-bad-boy scenario, I was totally expecting STEAMY. Especially after Beth and Ryan in Dare You To. But what we get is more along the lines of an incredibly sweet relationship and that I was not expecting but I was oh so glad for it afterward.
Of course, the sweet romance did have it’s obstacles; Katie McGarry’s romances are never simple archetypes like good girl falls for bad boy. They’re much more complex and I love them for that. Basically, Crash Into You did not disappoint. I’m seriously a fan for life.