Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: Net Galley
Goodreads Rating: 4.23
My Rating: 4 stars
Summary (from Goodreads):
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.
I really enjoyed this story. It was something different. Yes, there was “bad boy” meets “good girl” and tries to make it work even though they come from different lifestyles, but there were a lot of different aspect such as all the car information and drag racing and the home life of the “good girl”.
Rachel doesn’t come across as overly privileged (even though she owns that car) but as very sheltered and naive. Isaiah is my favorite kind of stereotype, the bad boy with the secret heart of gold. Even though he’s kind of typical, I still grew attached to his character and felt for his situation.
I enjoyed the romance aspect. Not particularly steamy but it makes you think of those first romances you had and all the butterflies and insecurities and wondering how to deal with someone more experienced than you.
All in all, an easy read, but enjoyable and a good story. I’m definitely going to look up the other books in the series. I love finding new authors to enjoy!