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.
Source: E-ARC provided by the publisher for my honest review
Release date: November 26, 2013
Review:I’m going to give you all a moment to go grab a few tomatoes to throw at me. Because *ducks head* I did not like this book.
But Isaiah was so broken you say! I know!!! I know!!! I love him! I swear.
I’m pretty sure this is a case of it’s not you – it’s me. McGarry’s Pushing the Limit’s series is one of the few contemporary YA I always enjoy. And I love the way her characters, although broken, always try to achieve more out of life. Their journey is always bumpy but realistic. They don't magically overcome everything. But this book – there was just too much going on.
I already loved Isaiah and I thought for sure I would fall in love with Rachel. She suffers from panic attacks, as do I, so I felt an immediate connection but then this story kept spinning wider and wider. OMG the angst. THE ANGST.
I loved Rachel and Isaiah when they were together without all the outside forces and excess melodrama but I lost count of how many things happened to them. By the end I was just like NO FREAKING WAY – that too???
Rachel’s family are probably the worst group of people I’ve read about in a really long time. They are just awful. I hated them. All of them. I see that at least one brother will be next up for the series and I just don’t care. They all need to be in intense psychiatric counseling.
Rachel’s family and problems make Isaiah’s life look like a walk in the park. And because of that it felt like just too much for one book. Any ONE of their problems could have filled a book but they had problems times infinity! lol
The supporting cast felt like sequel bait. There are plenty of damaged people floating around waiting for their stories to be told. I also get the sense that Noah and Echo might be getting another book at some point, which would be kind of cool.
I am admittedly burned out on this type of stuff and I guess this book just wasn’t right for me at this point in time. I’m not sure if I’ll continue with the series because the whole angst business and the way Logan/Rachel’s brothers were set up just promises more bad boy drama llama.
For all the McGarry fans I still say go get this book. Here’s a review by my friend Jen over at Fictitious Delicious who happened to love this book because of all the angst!
(Plus I am seriously the ONLY person who did not like this book on Goodreads. I am pond scum lol)