Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols

All Meg has ever wanted is to get away. Away from high school. Away from her backwater town. Away from her parents who seem determined to keep her imprisoned in their dead-end lives. But one crazy evening involving a dare and forbidden railroad tracks, she goes way too far... and almost doesn't make it back.
John made a choice to stay. To enforce the rules. To serve and protect. He has nothing but contempt for what he sees as childish rebellion, and he wants to teach Meg a lesson she won't soon forget. But Meg pushes him to the limit by questioning everything he learned at the police academy. And when he pushes back, demanding to know why she won't be tied down, they will drive each other to the edge - and over...

For some reason, every time I had seen Going Too Far in a bookstore, I never bought it. Sure I loved the summary, and the cover is beautiful. But, I just never bothered to buy it. So, when I opened my birthday present from Erica, and this was in it, I was over-joyed. I read this book in one sitting, and loved it. Meg was the sort of person that teens want to be at times, the bad-ass that’s willing to do almost anything. I loved his book because even though the characters weren’t always exploring new things, the book still felt adventurous to me.
I kept trying to guess what kind of guy that John was, and in the end, I was completely wrong. He really surprised me, in a good way. You know that feeling that you get after reading a really good and sweet book? The one that makes you smile like an idiot? This happened to me after reading Going Too Far. As I was walking to put it on my bookshelf, I was on a book-high. After reading this, I want to read anything ever written by Jennifer Echols.
Even though I have heard nothing but praise for this book, I didn’t think I would like it as much as I did. It was thrilling, addicting, and anything you could ever want in a YA romance novel. I can’t wait to read Jennifer Echols’ other books. I strongly recommend Going Too Far.

FTC- Received as a gift.


Nomes (inkcrush) said...

i hadnt even heard of her when i first picked it up, so it was the most awesomeest of surprises juat how goos it was, espcially as i hadnt really any high expectations.

it really is a one sitting kinda book, hey?

and happy bday from... whenever :)

oh - and its just as good if not better on the re-read :)

Alex (Tales of a Teenage Book Lover) said...

I really want to read her books soon!I have 2 of her romantic comedies and really wanna get the dramas too.

Allison said...

I loved this one too, in fact...I just read Forget You and still couldn't stop thinking about this one :)