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.
After being rather annoyed over Dare You To and the disaster that was Beth and Ryan’s relationship, I was so ready for Crash Into You to bring back the awesome that I experienced while reading Pushing the Limits. I was hesitant, sure, but I was still looking forward to it. Unfortunately, I enjoyed Crash Into You even less than Dare You To, and I ended up completely bored.
I find that I am getting so tired of the bad boy/good girl storyline. It feels so cliché now, and I didn’t feel like Crash Into You brought anything new to the series, or the genre. I’m at the point where I just end up rolling my eyes at the mere mention of a guy in a leather jacket come to seduce a straight A student.
The instalove didn’t help the matter, either. I didn’t have a chance to get to know either character before Isaiah saw Rachel and started calling her his angel. I hate it when characters don’t – or can’t – stand on their own. They need to be actual people before they become someone’s ~True Love~.
The car racing part was kind of cool. The finale was very anti-climactic, but the rest of the illegal drag-racing reminded me so much of The Fast and the Furious, which is one of my favourite movie franchises, FYI.
Another interesting thing about the novel was Isaiah’s mother. I thought that that storyline could have been very interesting, except it was hardly featured at all. I wish that the storyline had been given more focus, instead of the drag racing and the stupid love story. There was so much potential there and I feel like it was shoved aside in favour of a romance that could ~save lives~.
I probably won’t continue with this series, as I feel it’s become redundant and I don’t think anything new is going to arise in the fourth book. In addition, I’m not all that interested in West, who is the main character of the fourth book. Like, at all.