Sunday, April 3, 2011
Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO?
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....
When I picked up Going Too Far in the bookstore I read the synopsis and I didn’t think I was going to enjoy it. I only decided to read it because I really enjoyed Forget You. I am so happy that I gave Going Too Far a chance!
Meg is 17 years old and about to graduate from high school. She doesn’t get close to people, doesn’t make plans, and uses sex as a defense mechanism. One night she gets arrested by Officer After, and as punishment, she is forced to ride along with him during his shift for a week. Officer John After is 19 years old, hot, and a great cop! He stays in the small town he grew up in to protect the people, especially the teenagers in his town from hurting themselves and others. John was a great character. There was a lot too him, and I think by the end of the story, we really got a sense of who he is! Meg is also a character who is not who she appears to be. Both John and Meg have had things in their past that had made them who they are today. They had excellent chemistry and such a complex relationship and I enjoyed watching them heal together!
Going Too Far is not your average fluffy and sweet teen love story. There is a lot more to it. At some points, John and Meg pissed each other off so much, I didn’t think they would ever be friends again.
Jennifer Echols’ writing is addicting and I can’t wait to get my hands on her other books!
Posted by Kristina at 10:55 PM