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Crash into You

(Pushing the Limits #3)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  26,234 ratings  ·  2,601 reviews
From acclaimed author Katie McGarry comes an explosive new tale of a romance forged in the fast lane

The girl with straight A's and the perfect life—that's who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy family…and she's just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT
Hardcover, 474 pages
Published November 26th 2013 by Harlequin Teen
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Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 wi
Jan 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: need-you-now
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..

“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
Aug 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, arc
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
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
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog

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 i

  "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 suppo
Stacia (the 2010 club)
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
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.
Jan 12, 2013 rated it liked it
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
✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ ✝✝
Oct 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing

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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
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Jan 11, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: top-tbr

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
I'd seen some really high praise for these books, so I jumped at the chance to read McGarry's newest book in the Pushing the Limits series. And I liked it, but it didn't blow me out of the water.
I'm thinking that either these particular characters just weren't my cuppa, or maybe I need to take a break from the angsty stuff.
I should also note that I'm a bit sick of the Good girl/Bad boy thing at the moment.


So Rachel has a weird life. Sure, her family has money, but they're beyond strange. ALL of
Jennifer Kyle
Apr 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Racing Stars

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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 o
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf

Long time ago, I picked up Pushing the Limit from Miss McGarry. And i remember I liked Pushing the Limit much better than Crash into You. I had a high hope for Isaah's stort. After all he has all of that promised to be tortured soul.

Good news is the writing of Miss McGarry is still good. It pushed and build the tension. What really broke my heart is Rachel and her family. All of them are privillage characters. But all of them are selfish and dense. Rachel is weak, childish, immature, selfish
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
For once again, this was a beautiful,well-written and a totally captivating story.....

But i have to admit that in the most part of it, i was soooooo..... angry!!!!

And in the end, it left me heartbroken and really, really sad!!!

Why the things have to reach at this point???? Why, God damn it!!!!

I knew that this story had the power to break my heart in small pieces...

And the funny thing was that all the sadness came not from Isaiah who was the broken one, but from Rachel who was the rich, normal k
Apr 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-e-book
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
I liked it but I have a few problems with it.

This is a young-adult book, yet, I struggled a lot trying to remember the ages of the characters, I kept aging them in my mind. I had no problems with Rachel, she is a teenager and a pushover through and through, but the rest…not so much. Isaiah seems older than he is supposed to be, and the people around him do too. Like Eric for example, seriously, a 19 year old that controls the street racing bets… I don't know, I had problems believing it, so in m
Rachel is labeled as "odd and strange" by her peers. She's quiet and typically a loner. It also doesn't help that she's not your girlie-girl, she'd rather dive under the hood of a car and change the oil instead of shopping at the mall like a "normal" teenage girl. Then she meets bad boy Isaiah who brings out the best in her. When they both end up in trouble with a criminal on the streets, they have to work together and end up teaching each other that love is the most powerful force that drives t ...more
Aj the Ravenous Reader

I honestly didn’t expect to like this but come to think of it, I was the same with the first two books. (Lol!). I must give Ms. Katie Mc Garry the credit she deserves for convincing me to like “gritty, cheesy, sexy romance novels” which what Crash Into You exactly is.

For some reason, I find this an even lighter read than the first two books probably because of Rachel’s perspective which is innocent, playful, witty and daring all at the same time. I didn’t like Isaiah’s character in Dare You To
Apr 15, 2015 rated it did not like it
i barely remember this book. i think i blocked it out? i believe i found it cheesy and overwrought and bonkers emotional and just Too Much. so much drama. unlikable characters.

from a time in which i had just discovered contemporaries and would pick up any book categorized in that genre.

what a loser i was. not anymore, obviously.



(this is part of a project i am doing in which i write mini-reviews for books i read a long time ago.)
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
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
Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a 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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Jan 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Can I please give this book more than 5 stars?!

This is an absolutely take-your-breath-away, tears-streaming-down-your-face, AMAZING read!

I love Isaiah and Rachel so much it's insane. I was captivated by their love and how it made them stronger and overcame all of the struggles in their lives. I completely believed that as long as they had each other, everything would work out. This book got super intense and serious and I just felt so pulled in to the story and couldn't help but keep turning the
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love
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 at
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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 w
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
Mar 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
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 s
Feb 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, 2013

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
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KATIE MCGARRY is an award winning and critically acclaimed novelist of the Witches of the Island series (A Wicked and Beautiful Garden), the Pushing the Limits, Thunder Road, and Only a Breath Apart series and the standalone novel, Say You’ll Remember Me. Katie is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is currently living out her own love story with her husband, three children, h ...more

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