Crash into You (Pushing the Limits, #3)
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Crash into You (Pushing the Limits #3)

4.31 of 5 stars 4.31  ·  rating details  ·  8,885 ratings  ·  1,603 reviews
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 overbearin...more
Hardcover, 474 pages
Published November 26th 2013 by Harlequin Teen (first published November 1st 2013)
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5 Stars!
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I have been waiting and waiting for Isaiah’s story. I wanted more when I met him in Pushing the Limits, and after reading Dare You To, I just knew he needed his own book and hea.

Isaiah hasn’t had an easy life. Living in foster homes, the only family he truly has is his best friend Noah, and Noah’s girl Echo. He had Beth, but now that she’s moved on, it’s pretty much just Noah and Isaiah. Isaiah may look like a bad ass, but looks can be deceiving. He’s actually a really great guy with a...more
I'm not much of a gif user, But...


And after that sneak peak in Dare You To....

GO AHEAD. HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT. (Now, I wonder what the cover would look like.)

Edit 9.6.12

OH MY LORD. There is a cover and a blurb!

I'm not too sure about the cover though. I'm not saying that it's bad but it isn't particularly..I don't know..eye grabbing, like it was for me with Dare You To. But WHO THE FUCK CARES? It's what's inside that matters.

Until then..

Angela (:
“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.”

This book is absolutely amazing. I have no words to describe what I'm feeling right now. To be honest, I had my doubts about this book. Isaiah wasn't my favorite character, and I've heard mixed reviews. But Crash Into Y...more
Isaiah has been a favorite character of mine since book 1. He's got a badass look but the kindest heart and most gentle soul. Crash Into You, written in his POV, made me adore him even more. We get to see what's going on in that hard-to-crack head of his. Having had a difficult childhood in the foster care system, he's developed a rough edge, but to give a big eff you to stereotypes he's positively one of the most generous and loyal person I know (yes I have met him in real life - be jealous! >.<)....more
Pavlina loves Dex ❤❤

Such a beautiful story!!I want more of Isaiah!!!One book isn't enough!!
I love Noah but after this book I can say that Isaiah is my big crash :)))))

This is Isaiah's story!And we get to see deeper into who Isaiah is!How he became a foster child and why he lets so few people into his life...It is heartbreaking...

The storry begins with Isaiah who meets Rachel at an illegal race, randomly and a sweet romance starts between them...
Watching them meet and bond over cars and their ill...more
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
EDIT: Apparently West's story is next. After reading about his god-awfulness in this book, not sure if I'm interested in the next one.

2 stars. I know, I'm such a party pooper :/

WARNING: Review/rant full of F-bombs coming from a crazy lady

Let me clarify a couple of things I don’t like to read about:

1. YA – I’ve been through high school, why read about it again?

2. Virginal, really innocent heroines – they tend to whine a lot

3. Unnecessary angst – I need blood pressure pills for this

And guess what...more

  "I can't give you the world, Rachel,  
but i will give you all i got."

Note: Crash into You is the 3rd novel in the Pushing the Limits series, and can be read as a stand alone. It's a YA Romace.

It features a tatooed, pierced and dangerous 17 year old boy called Isaiah (a protagonist who's name i can't even pronounce, much less spell. Awesome.).
Trapped in foster care Isaiah finally got his own place with his best friend, Noah (-Pushing the Limits) only to discover the struggles in supporting the...more
Stacia (out of inspiration)
I smell something wait, that's just her oceanic scent.

If I'd read Crash Into You first in the series, I probably would have considered it the best of all 3 books so far. Isaiah is the hero I'm most drawn to, and the drag racing plot device has a certain throwback appeal.

Unfortunately, when you get to book 3 of a series and find yourself getting frustrated over the same things which frustrated you in the first couple of books, it's hard to overlook that.

Frankly, I was bored when I was...more
Duchess Nicole
Oh, boy! I know I'm not the only girl who's been pining after Isaiah since Pushing the Limits first came out. And then after his role in Beth's story and his extremely evident devotion to her...I could feel the collective hearts breaking for him, mine included. I was SO looking forward to him getting his happy times. And I'm more than happy with his outcome in Crash Into You. I did have some small issues, but the story itself was gripping and gritty, intense and passionate while retaining an inn...more
Shambhawi P.
This is going to be a really short review - especially given the fact that how long I took to actually get on with writing it after reading the book itself.

I've still not completely made up my mind yet.

The source of my confusion? It's simple:

I loved Isaiah. He was undoubtedly the best hero in the Pushing the Limits series so far. Sweet, strong and damaged - all at the same time. I loved him.

I hated Rachel. She was undoubtedly the worst heroine in the Pushing the limits series so far. Shallow, st...more

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This story is about finding and falling in love. Our hero, bad boy Isaiah who is broken his heart after Beth.
"... inked seventeen-year-old with a shaved head with earrings

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He is still nursing his heart and stays aways from complication until Rachel.
"Kiss me... If you kiss me we'll blend in"

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Rachel runs into Isaiah on one of her adventure nights.............What kind of adventure is this prissy girl into? With her elder brothers protecting her around, you wouldn't believe what this...more
Aestas Book Blog
Jun 06, 2013 Aestas Book Blog marked it as to-read
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Release date: Nov 26, 2013.

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 w
3.5 Stars

I’ve been a huge fan of Katie McGarry since Pushing the Limits and then Dare to Me so I’ve been anxiously awaiting Isaiah’s story. While Crash Into You wasn’t my favorite of the three it was still a compelling read.

When we last left Isaiah he was angry and hurt by Beth. They had been best friends but with Isaiah always hoping for more. Unfortunately, Beth didn’t feel the same. Because he doesn’t want to stay with Beth’s aunt and uncle anymore, Isaiah is now on his own renting a crappy a...more
Jennifer Kyle
4.5 Racing Stars




I just love the way Kate McGarry tells a story! I enjoyed Rachel and Isaiah’s story and I’m not even into cars like the two main characters are. This author could write about anything and tie it into a love story and I’m onboard.

”She’s pretty.”

“There’s more to Rachel than that.”

This story is about two broken teens who find everything in one another. All of our favorite characters from the past two books play a role in helping Isaiah and Rachel get out of some serious...more
Jess-i-ca ~The Gif Witch~
4.5 Stars!

I absolutely love this series! This was a great addition to it as well. I am married to a car guy so I could relate to many of the car things in this book. I will say I wish Isaiah could so the car work around my house b/c my husband's car is currently in 50 million pieces in our garage since he's taking his sweet time doing stuff to it.

Ok on to the actual book....Rachel is trying to be a perfect replacement daughter/sister for Colleen who died from Leukemia before she was born.

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She ha...more
After Pushing the Limits completely rocked my world last year, I promised myself that I would read everything that Katie McGarry publishes, and three books later, I’m not regretting my decision one little bit. Crash Into You finally brings the story of Isaiah – the tattooed, pierced, car-obsessed bad boy that I fell for when I first met him as Noah’s best friend in PTL.

At 17 years old he is a true victim of ‘the system’, he has been moved from foster home to foster home since he was 6 years old...more
Review from Ja čitam, a ti?
Tanja: I have no idea where to start this one, girl. I mean we have been waiting for Isaiah's story for so long. Boy, finally.

Glass: I've been waiting for Isaiah's story... forever. My heart broke for that sweet, tattooed bad boy in the first book, Pushing the Limits.

Tanja: Yes, also I'm so happy that we finally see him more than just a tattooed bad boy. He is so more than that. Remember when in Dare You To, Beth broke his heart? I cried so much for him and here I cont...more
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
2.5 stars
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Well then, methinks I’m batshit crazy because I just never learn.

Even though I’m fully aware that she has many, many fans, Katie McGarry’s books never quite worked for me. I often found her approach to certain subjects too shallow, her characters just a tiny bit plastic and her writing awfully clichéd. They are, for me, the type of books I can finish in one sitting, and then promptly...more
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Thank you Harlequin Australia for sending me this copy. No comepensation was given or taken to alter this review.

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

I see a trend going on. Third book syndrome. Where books get underwhelming (Allegiant, Requiem etc). It's not to say that Crash Into You was a complete disaster, but definitely not what I had in mind from such a promising and fun series so far.

We start off with two...more
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
3 stars

A story of two kids with complete different backgrounds. Isaiah the foster kid and Rachel the rich girl. An encounter at a street race ties them together.

The main problem I had was although I felt sorry for both characters, I didnt like them. Isaiah has a long list of issues to deal with but I didnt care much about him. Rachel has such a messed up family. I thought I would grow to like her but it never came.

This was quite a serious YA book. I thought through the drama I would find a swee...more
J *I did it all for the nookie.The book nookie*
4.5 Stars!

Another great addition to the series. I fell in love with Isaiah in the previous books so I was anxious for his story.

Crash Into You is Isaiah and Rachel's story. Rachel comes from a wealthy family, goes to a private school and drives a fancy car. She's

And well Isaiah is NOT.

“I can’t give you the world, Rachel, but I’ll give you all I got.”

But underneath all of that shiny is a broken girl. A girl meant to replace her sister that died of cancer. A girl who suffers from panic attack...more
**4.5 stars**
Amy ♥
Katie McGarry knocks it out of the park yet again! She is without a doubt my favorite YA author. I have loved this whole series, but Crash into You is the best so far!!

I’ve had a soft spot for Isaiah since Pushing the Limits. He’s Noah’s best friend and he’s had a hard life. His mom’s been in prison since he was six, so he grew up in the foster care system. Tattoos, earrings, bad reputation. But I knew there was more to him than meets the eye.

My heart hurt for him in Dare You To when Beth broke...more
Nov 29, 2013 Louzel added it
What the heck is up with people rating books that they HAVEN'T READ YET or better yet, NOT EVEN FREAKING RELEASED YET. Calm your farm people and wait for the gosh dang book, then decide whether it's good or not. Geez.




Crash Into You is my favourite so far, love Isiah and Rachel.

Can't wait for Take Me On!!!!
Katie McGarry books just keep getting better and better! Every time I pick up one of her books it feels like I’m running reds. Once I start, I just can’t stop.
Crash into You is yet another must read for McGarry fans. This is the much anticipated story that a lot of us have been waiting for. Isaiah’s book, and I gotta tell ya, it doesn't disappoint! McGarry has gotz some mad skills when writing realistic contemporary. Her stories are filled with gritty raw emotions that are pushed to the ultimate...more
Feb 02, 2013 Marie marked it as to-read
Another one? Well I for one am certainly not about to complain about that, you carry on Katie, you carry on. If its anyone who deserves to find happiness it's Isaiah. Especially after Dare To You there's NO-ONE's story I want to read more. Bless him, I love you Isaiah and Katie better come through and get you a decent girl who appreciates and loves you properly!
"The tattoos won't wash off. The earrings will never change. I am who I am and nothing more. I'm loyal to a chosen few, I always keep my word and I'll protect you with my life."

McGarry drove this one home! Isaiah & Rachel. Sigh. Love them.
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
**3.5 stars**

Boy, Katie McGarry really knows how to play with my emotions! This is one angsty read, folks! As with all of this author's books, the teens are troubled, the adults are egocentric, and the chemistry between the main characters is electric!

This book alternatively annoyed me and made me adore it. I'd been waiting for Isaiah's book for forever, so there was a lot of buildup to this story. I think the author delivered on finding a character to play opposite Isaiah that worked well for...more
I've been waiting for Isaiah's story for a while and it didn't disappoint. McGarry's drama is my type of drama.
Action filled.
I'm so glad Isaiah finally got his HEA, he deserved it.
Love the cover btw.
I think I have said that in my review for the first book in the series, that the characters remind me a lot of the characters from series Shameless, which I also love :).

I was looking for an YA author to replace Abbi Glines last year, when I noticed that sh...more

I was anticipating Isaiah’s story, more than I did with Beth and Ryan’s. From the beginning I was very smitten with him – I was literally hooked on his ‘bad boy’ image, tortured past and broken heart. Isaiah’s passion for tattoos, cars and racing is definitely panty dropping, so I hoped Katie McGarry will show her true talent and picture amazing, swoon worthy male that will make my heart beat faster.

Partly, she did so. Why only partly? I think I forgot Crash Into You is young adult novel which...more
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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.

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“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.” 71 likes
“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.” 60 likes
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