Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Review: Going Too Far

Author: Jennifer Echols
Publish date: 2009
Source: purchased ebook
"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....
" (Goodreads)

So for whatever reason, I had never read a Jennifer Echols book before. This one was only 3.99 for kindle a couple weeks ago AND my library doesn't have it, so it wasn't too hard to convince myself to buy it. I started it, thinking I'd read a few pages...yeah, you know how that goes.

I pretty much loved all the characters in Going Too Far. I liked that Officer After was not in high school, although he did seem much older than 19 at times. It's nice to see good guys in YA books--I mean, how much more of a good guy can you get than a police officer? I really liked his and Meg's relationship too. It was not insta!love. Lust, maybe, but it was nice to see it progress and develop.

I liked Meg a lot too, despite being annoyed with her and her bad decisions at the beginning of the book. I definitely made some assumptions about her that were not true by the end. I liked how Jennifer Echols gave us more and more about her past as we got further into the book and we can learn why Meg is the way she is. Character development: a good thing!

Going Too Far blew me away and I was shocked by how much I loved it. I can't wait to read more of Echols's books, especially Such a Rush!

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