Review: Crash Into You
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Published by Harlequin Teen on November 26, 2013
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Romance
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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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.
Katie McGarry can I just say how all I want for Christmas are for your characters to be real. Seriously, they just need to be real. These books are so captivating and mind-blowing that you just want to read nothing else but them. These are books that you can always pick up no matter if you have read them twenty times you will still fall for them.
I think what was so great about the plot is that nothing needed to be changed for me. Everyone knows that there is always something that ircks you sometimes but for this book it was not like that for me. I am sure there are some things that people may not like but this book just started fast and sadly ended fast as well. I remember getting to the last page and going back a couple chapters because I did not want it to be over. This book was so packed with emotion that I literally had to hold everything in since I was in a car with my parents and the last thing I wanted to do was start crying in front of them.
Isaiah and Rachel are the characters you just want to hug. They seemed so realistic and their love for each other is so passionate that you want to hug them forever. Isaiah has one word and that is HOT!!!! I do not remember reading a book with such a hot character. He is so sweet, caring, loving, protective, and he is the boyfriend any girl would die to have. Rachel on the other hand has some guts. She stands up for what she believes in and she is not afraid of a challenge. She listens to her parents, most of the time and all she wants to do is make her mom happy but in the end she stands up for what she believes in and I feel that is one of the most important things a person can ever do…even if you are standing up to your parents.
The romance is so passionate and words cannot describe how much their romance made an impact on me when reading the book. It brought emotions swelling up inside of me that when the characters got nervous I could feel the butterflies flying inside of me and the heat rising to my face when things got hot. This book will not disappoint you in the romance scene. However, this romance is not what people when I said hot…it is a romance that I feel we need to see in the actual world and is something that the right person can bring to any person.
The ending was like OMG!!!!! At first I thought something happened but after reading it again a couple times, my heart rate started to slow down again. I almost was ready to send a very upsetting email to Katie but thank goodness she did not do what I at first thought she did. The ending of course is the part where I wanted to cry the most or possibly scream out in rage of the father but ofcourse you all need to read it to understand my emotions.
Katie writes a riveting story about two people who show that no matter whom you are, where you grew up, what happened in the past, true love will always triumph. Isaiah and Rachel will always find each other no matter what divides them a part and I encourage all readers to take their journey.
I give it 5 bites!