Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Blog Tour: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry - Review and Giveaway

Welcome to the blog tour for Crash Into You (Pushing the Limits #3) by Katie McGarry.  The tour is hosted by YA Bound Tours.  You can see the entire tour schedule here.  My stop today features a review of Crash Into You and the tour-wide giveaway, which you can enter below.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Crash into You (Pushing the Limits #3)
by Katie McGarry
Release Date: 11/26/13
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
474 pages

Summary from Godreads:
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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About the Author
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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My Thoughts:  I fell in love with this series when I read Noah and Echo's story in Pushing the Limits and have anxiously awaited the release of each subsequent installment since.  Crash Into You is Isaiah's story and I have to say that Isaiah has always held a special place in my heart.  He has always come across as a badass tough guy, but underneath it all you knew there was a really a heart of gold and a wounded little boy and I just wanted to hug him.  I was thrilled to find out he was getting his own story, especially after the hurt he endured in Dare You To.  The love interest in this story, Rachel, is a sweetheart to and I liked her immediately also, and felt as protective of her as I do Isaiah.  Though they come from totally different backgrounds, Isaiah and Rachel are kindred spirits, each understanding the other on a deep level that surpasses words, each understanding the other's hurts and needs better than they understand their own.  Where as Isaiah has been raised in the foster system and has had to fight for everything he has, Rachel has been raised very wealthy, and you'd think she was a spoiled princess, but she is anything but.  She has such a sweet, kind, and giving spirit and she is very insecure - focusing everything she has and is on trying to please her family, her mother, and gain acceptance.  She's extremely shy and withdrawn, but she and Isiah have one thing in common, and that is their love for all things cars.  She knows about as much as Isaiah does about them and loves to get her hands in the grease as much as he does.

They meet when they get into a bit of a bind from trouble involving a street race, something that brings them together, which was a really good thing, but also threatens their well being on a very serious level, and that of their friends.  They work together with a common goal, but also get to know each other and fall in love in the process.  I loved watching their relationship develop.  They deal with a lot individually, as a couple, and with their families and friends, and it was wonderful seeing them grow and change in the process.  It's not an easy road, but it's a good one.  We get to meet several new characters in this book, which I enjoyed.  Rachel has four very hot and very overprotective brothers, one of which is her twin.  Abby, is one of Isaiah's friends and she plays a role in the story, as well as Logan, who we met in Dare You To.  I really liked both of them a lot and I hope we get to read more about them in the future.  We get to see Noah and Echo again, and a little bit of Beth and Ryan.  The story itself was wonderful and I enjoyed every bit of it.  Romance, hot tattooed guy willing to do whatever it takes for his girl, shy girl who loves said badass hot guy, and a whole lot of angst, drama, romance, and racing in the mix.  What more could you ask for.  Crash Into You is another awesome installment in this series that I have come to love and I can't wait for the next book in the story, which will be Rachel's brother West's story.  (There's a little preview at the back of the book and I can already tell it's going to be good).  I think Noah and Echo will always hold a special place in my heart, but I can truly say that I have loved each couple Katie McGarry has written about, and honestly, I could have kept on reading about Isaiah and Rachel and their story.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Some of my favorite quotes:
“The first moment I saw him, the night people clamored over each other to step out of his way, I was frightened. The guy with earrings and tattoos and an energy radiating danger. Now-inside and out-all I see is beauty.” 

“Maybe this is what happens when you fall in love. On the outside a lighter is nothing amazing, but it holds all the ingredients that can create something wonderful. With a few pushes in the right direction, you can inspire something so brilliant that it pushes back the darkness.” 

“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 my hands on your body. And it sure as hell won’t erase that I’m terrified by how much I like you.” 

“When I’m with you, even my past seems like a bad dream,” he says. “I’ve sat on this hill a hundred times, and all I used to see were lights that represented places where I wasn’t wanted, where I never belonged. Now, when you aren’t with me, I look east and know one of those lights represents you, and I don’t feel alone anymore.” 

“I don’t want to be without you. I like who I am with you, and I don’t want to go back to who I was before.”

“I love you, Rachel. So this will work. No matter what or who stands in our way.” 

10 finished copies of Crash Into You (US and Canada only)


  1. I am so happy to see another great review for this one, it seems some were pretty disappointed in it but I am happy that there are still several that loved it.

    1. I really did love it. I am just crazy about Isaiah.

  2. I can not wait to start this, I just adored Isaiah. Great review!

    1. It seems almost everyone just loves him. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

  3. This is my least favorite in the series, but I still liked it. I just love McGarry's writing and I love Isaiah. Great review!

    1. I really love Isaiah to and I am so glad to get to read his story.

  4. I have only read the first in the series but I really loved it! Can't wait to read the next ones!

    1. I think Pushing the Limits is my favorite of all of them, but I have loved them all. This one is great.

  5. I love this series and I love the quotes you picked. Glad you loved this.

  6. Isaiah is definitely my favorite character....awesome review!


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