Crash into You by Katie McGarry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
You’d think that using the same circle of friends for each book in the series, that the books would become somewhat formulaic by now. But Katie McGarry gives a completely different breath and personality to each character and story so that every book in the PUSHING THE LIMITS series is original, exciting, and special all on it’s own.
Isaiah has learned from a lifetime of hard experiences that people walk away from people like him. To love someone is to give them permission to hurt him. Above all, he’s learned exactly what it takes to survive. He knows what look will keep people at arm’s length and that it’s better for people to owe him favors than the other way around. He has no intention of being indebted to anyone. When he and Noah have no money for rent, Isaiah decides to take part in an illegal street race in order to earn the money he needs to keep himself from having to go back to his foster home. But what he doesn’t expect is an innocent, naïve girl like Rachel to show up at the street race. He doesn’t want to get involved, but he can’t stand by while she gets taken advantage of in a world she doesn’t understand. He sticks his neck out to help her and ends up indebted to the last person he’d ever want to owe. If Isaiah and Rachel don’t find a way to come up with the money, both their lives are at stake.
Rachel may seem like she’s got the perfect life, but inside her huge home lurks darkness and secrets galore. She’s spent her whole life learning to be the person everyone wants to see instead of the person she really is. Isaiah is the first person who seems to see the real her, but she’s terrified of the day he’ll see her as the weak person everyone else sees when they look at her. Isaiah knows he’s not good enough for Rachel and he doesn’t want to bring her down into his world only to lose one more person when she figures out she deserves better.
I alternated between being sure Isaiah could find a way to get them out of the trouble they were in and freaking out that Rachel would mess it up all over again. Everything seemed to be working against the two of them and there were numerous times my heart was racing knowing Isaiah couldn’t take another hard knock. CRASH INTO YOU had me on the edge of my seat, in tears, and in love. I loved every emotion Katie McGarry put me through and I can’t wait to go through it all over again in West’s story, TAKE ME ON.
**Complimentary copy provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.
**Reviewed by preppea on I ♥ Bookie Nookie Reviews.
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