By: Katie McGurry
Release Date: November 26, 2013
Series: Pushing the Limits #3
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.
This by far has been one of my favorite books in this series. The two characters couldn't be any different but you couldn't help but love them the same. Katie McGarry is doing an amazing job with this series and it just keeps getting better and better the more I read into them. Although I will say that I was hoping the next book would be about someone else but it's all good just the same. I will definitely be all over that one as well.
Isaiah is a tough kid and best friends with Noah, his recent love interest found someone else in the last book, Beth, but he found someone better in Crash into You. We meet Rachel who is so out of left field to be in their little group but she absolutely loves cars and one thing leads to another and now she's in debt to someone street thug for drag racing and getting caught with the wrong people. It's a hot mess but Isaiah and Rachel have to work together to get Eric off their backs for good.
There are a lot of underlying problems with both characters in terms of their families and I love how completely different the issues are but how very similar they are. The overprotectiveness of Rachel's brother when it comes to her and their mother and the connection Isaiah's mother is trying to make with him after leaving him for so long. This books main focus was definitely on protection of each other and taking care of your own. It was sweet at moments and adrenaline rushing at others. I didn't really expect the ending that happened but I think it was all for the best. Sometimes we don't all get the bubbly happy ending we all wish for sometimes it gets hard and you have to go through these hard things before you get to the good stuff.
I love the cover of this book because it's just adorable and I love the people representing the characters. Everyone in this book had a certain part to play and I thoroughly enjoyed that everyone throughout the series was a part of this book as well. There was Noah and Echo, Beth and Ryan and of course Isaiah with the introduction of new characters such as Rachel, her four brothers, Abby and Logan. There are so many possible story lines and plots to go to with the introduction of these new characters that I can't wait to see what Katie McGarry will come up next. All I know is Rachel's brother West's story is next but I was secretly hoping for her twin Ethan.
Overall this book was amazing in every way. It was sweet, adorable, macho at times but very family oriented and gave you a new point of view on different ways that family can tie you down. You need to be stronger for yourself and brave to be out in this world because you just have to be yourself and sometimes that's the hardest thing to be. Amazing!
I received this book from NetGalley and Harlequin TEEN, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!