|Pushing the Limits #3|
"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."
This book is phenomenal. I know everyone was really into Pushing the Limits, but for me this book just one-uped it. Isiah is wonderful, and I wish more men were made like him. He's all rough exterior but he's the sweetest guy, someone that is clearly "experienced" willing to wait for a girl that he's very attracted to is rare. Especially for 17 year-olds.
Rachel is also quite the interesting character, and I really empathize with her. Her mother and entire family expect her to be someone she's not to make her mother try and feel happy are more than likely the cause of her anxiety and panic attacks. That is a tremendous amount of pressure to put on one person.
This story was pretty intense. Sadistic street thug, threatening them. Rachel and Isaiah dealing with their attraction to one another. Isaiah either not understanding, or not entirely believing that someone as sweet and perfect for him can feel anything for him, Rachel is not believing that anyone can love her for her since she deals with crippling panic attacks and knows more about cars than most guys. And Rachel having to hide her love of cars, racing and Isaiah from her family because they would stop her from seeing him.
This is my absolute favorite in the series, I love the characters their story, everything. I could hardly put this book down. I give it all the stars! I look forward to reading the next book.