Wednesday why not read...Crash into You by Katie McGarry

I looked forward to Isaiah’s story, after his heartbreak with Beth.  I wanted him to have what/who he really needed rather than what he thought he wanted.  Rachel needs someone, too; someone who will see her for who she really is, unlike her family, who see her as a replacement daughter/sister.

Although it took me a while to read this one, I did like it.  It held up to my expectations for a KM novel.  I was worried that Rachel and Isaiah would spend too much time keeping secrets and  I really dislike that trope, but I should have had more faith in Ms. McGarry. Secrets were kept, just not endlessly and without quite as much angst as normally-because they actually talk to each other (lovely for a change) and both Isaiah and Rachel talk to friends or siblings.

I’m glad to have ARCs of these novels, as I can’t keep them in the library. I read this one with one of my students to help motivate me and we had a fun time talking about it together.  Katie McGarry’s books have become an auto-buy for my library, and an auto-read for quite a few of my girls.  

Goodreads summary:
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.

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