Thursday, July 31, 2014

Behind The Pages #7 - Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

Welcome to my new Behind The Pages post! You can find last month's post of this feature, with Bethany Neal and her debut novel My Last Kiss, here. Today I'm sharing comments from Katie McGarry on a scene of CRASH INTO ME.

What is Behind The Pages all about? I asked some of my favourite authors and a bunch of promising 2014 debut authors to annotate a scene, page or more of one of their books. I see the feature as a chance to show readers what's behind a page. Authors can share their favourite writing memories, the music that influenced a certain scene or anything else that comes to their mind. We might get hints to what the characters were thinking and feeling that exact moment or other fun details about their story. Hope you enjoy Behind The Pages as much as I do. I'm intending this feature to be a monthly post here on the blog.

Thanks to all the incredible authors who took the time to annotate a page or scene for us, your comments are always so insightful and fun to read. When readers can't get enough of a book and its characters it only shows how much the author's work means to them, to us. Thank you! 


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.

KATIE MCGARRY was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan. 

Katie would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website,, follow her on Twitter @KatieMcGarry, or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads. (Author bio found on Goodreads)


Crash Into You by Katie McGarry - Rachel's Point of View

 "In this scene, Isaiah has taken Rachel to his favorite place which is on a hill overlooking the city lights. Isaiah had just pointed out where her house is on the horizon. This is where the conversation picks up:" 


Snap Shot

Here's a picture to go along with this scene, found here.



"I think in terms of themes and big picture stuff when I write. I look at a scene and think of a song that inspired me or the overall emotion I was trying to convey", says Katie McGarry. This scene was inspired by the song Lighters by Bad Meets Evil ft. Bruno Mars. I really love the song!! (This is the youtube video for Lighters. Warning, there is cursing in this video).

1 comment:

  1. Yayy love this feature so much! Still need to read this book though! It's always cool to see what personal touches from the author's personality and life made it into their book.