Going Too Far

Apr 19, 2010 | Book Reviews | 1 comment

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Going Too FarGoing Too Far by Jennifer Echols
Also by this author: Forget You
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult
Published by MTV on March 17, 2009
Pages: 245
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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....

Literary's Views


I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about this book for a while, so I knew had to read it when I got the chance.  I’m a real sucker for a good romance and this story gave me my fill. We met two young kids Meg and John who are on different paths in their lives. Meg can’t wait to get out of their small town and beginning her life in college while John has his roots firmly stuck in staying in town and serving as a police officer.  After their first meeting where John ended up arresting Meg and her friends and John decided to teach her and her friends a lesson the tension between John and Meg had me flipping the pages to find out what was going to happen next. Since I knew going into this book that this was a romance I couldn’t wait for them to get together. Echols took me on an amazing ride with these two people who couldn’t have been more wrong for each other Meg, the free spirit who didn’t care about anyone or anything and John uptight, play by the rules citizen who always cared about others. She weaved a tale of how they found their love for each other and worked on the horrors of their past, finding who they really wore and how the love they found was so much more than the fling they thought it was. The characters where so real and relatable and I really enjoyed how Echols didn’t shy away from the uncomfortable situations that teens go through in life like sex, drugs and drinking which made it all the more real and enjoyable. I started out thinking that this was going to be a light romantic read but was happily surprised with how much depth it had. Of course the romance was that much hotter for it. I would defiantly be looking out for more of Jennifer Echols books. The cover really embodied the story, up close and in your face intimacy that draws you in.

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1 Comment

  1. Christina T

    I just read an excerpt of this and now I really really want to read it. Great review!


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