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Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

Crash Into You by Katie McGarryCrash Into You by Katie McGarry
Series: Pushing the Limits #3
Genre: Contemporary
Release Date: November 26, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Publisher
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Rating: two-stars

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.

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Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Dare You To by Katie McGarryDare You To by Katie McGarry
Series: Pushing the Limits #2
Genre: Contemporary
Release Date: May 28, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Publisher
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Rating: three-stars

If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does....

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.

But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all....

Oh yay, another book this year that has disappointed me, despite the fact that my expectations weren’t even that high. I had a few issues with this one, and I don’t know if I’m being overly sensitive, but as someone who has experienced abuse and has grown up surrounded by it, I think it’s okay for me to judge? Maybe. I tried not to whine and complain all over the place, but I felt like the points I make are important. Continue reading