Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols

Genre: social issues
Series and Book #: none
Pages: 245

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 seemed 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….


Jennifer Echols first novel was a stunner! The characters were complex and the romance was sizzling. Going Too Far set my expectations for her other novels very high.

Meg wasn't just your average bad girl gone good. She had reasons for her actions, and she didn't speak those reasons until the middle of the novel. John was also much different than I expected him to be. Just like Meg, he had reasons for his attachment to the bridge and his staying in his small town. Each deal with their reasons differently, Meg falling into her reputation as the messed up chick and John becoming an officer. They both helped each other see their predicaments from different perspectives, making the novel not just about their romance but also about dealing pain, fear, and loss.

Overall, I've read reviews of Jennifer Echols books before, and I had high expectations for all of her novels. I read Going Too Far first, because it is her first novel. I was relieved when I finished reading and had a warm feeling in the pit of my stomach, so happy for Meg and John. Jennifer's first novel was a winner, and I'm going to be anticipating any other novels she dishes out.

The Cover: LOVE IT! PERFECT! Goodness, I've always like Jennifer's covers. They portray the books so well!

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