Crash Into You by Katie McGarry- 5 STARSSynopsis--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.
*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review by Netgalley
|Kissing in the backseat|
Rating: PG- 13
Characters: Isaiah, Abby, Logan, West, Rachel
Page Turner: YES
Series Cont.? Kind of.
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Book Boyfriend: Isaiah
Genre: Young Adult Romance
Sex Scenes: Kind of
|The Auto Repair Shop|
Plot- Holy crap! This one threw me for a curve ball. I knew I would like this one because I loved the first book with Echo and Noah, but this one was not nearly as dark and serious. Don't get me wrong, there were serious issues throughout the book, but none quite as deep and dark as Noah and Echo's store (at least in my opinion). Regardless I thought this book was excellent. The point of views were so perfectly written, and flawlessly integrated. I loved that each character really had their own voice and personality no matter how small. Isaiah is trying to get his life together and move forward, while Rachel is trying to move forward with the life put together for her that she doesn't want, all while trying to figure out what she wants and how to make those two things co-exist, that is until Isaiah enters the picture. I loved everything about this book. The pace. The characters. The scenes and craziness. As an adult, I read it at times and think "why didn't she just do X" and then I recall as a teenager, I would have done exactly the same thing, and it certainly wasn't "X" the author here, had me completely emerged into the story the characters and the plot. I was so enveloped by the story, I could not put it down until tears were streaming down my face and I couldn't see anymore! This is a story that will stay with you, its true to the heart and will shred you to pieces with all the precious moments. Love it.
|Cam Gigandet as Isaiah|
|Allie Gonino as Rachel|
Rachel- I like Rachel. She may come from wealth and have the big family where everything appears to be perfect, but the truth is, life for Rachel and her family is not as perfect as it seems. What makes Rachel a great character is that her issues didn't feel awkward, or too far fetched. Instead the emotional break downs that she would have felt raw, genuine, sincere, which is important in a story like this. While Rachel and Isaiah seemed to have nothing in common except their love of cars, in reality it was that passion that simply brought them together and the relationship went far deeper. The author did amazing in transforming their story from common ground to epic love and strength.
|Abby - Phoebe Tonkin|
Abby-- I can't decide if I like Abby or not most of the time. But in the end I think I like her, and frankly I want more of her. I would love to see her story one day! I wish for her to have her happy ending!!
Logan--Logan is another great background character, he has a purpose in the story, but its also to help move things along and to provide a way for certain pieces to fall in line with the plot point. Which is okay. There are always characters like that. I wish I could have gotten to know him better, but in the end he was a likable guy.