Review: 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…(Source:Goodreads)

My Review:

I’ve read this book twice now, and absolutely loved it both times! It is so easy to get swept away by the drama constantly surrounding Meg. I love the book cover, but at the same time it really cracks me up because it doesn’t seem to fit the story. It seems like it should be much darker and more dramatic.

At first, the way Meg rebels doesn’t seem to fit her personality. But, as the story progresses the puzzle pieces are filled in. Both the reader and John find out everything that she has been through and how that molded her personality.

Meg certainly needed John to come into her life, and it is eventually discovered how much John also needed someone like Meg. I love their chemistry and the way their personalities go from clashing to meshing. They make a really fantastic story.

I just read Forget You, Echol’s new book, and I still definitely consider this my favorite of the two. It is so real and honest: I definitely recommend reading it as soon as you get a chance!

{ 6 comments… add one }
  • Leilani @Leilani Loves Books November 2, 2010, 2:14 am

    Love this book!

  • Dee (GoodChoiceReading) November 2, 2010, 2:19 am

    Great review. I am now adding this to my TBR pile lol

  • Ashley @ Book Labyrinth November 2, 2010, 2:24 am

    I've heard a lot about this one, but I've never picked it up. I am definitely going to have to rectify that!

  • Edna November 2, 2010, 3:00 am

    I loved this one too! It's so good. 🙂

  • Carla November 2, 2010, 1:46 pm

    I've loved Going Too Far as well.
    I read Forget You after and, even though it was good, Going Too Far is still my favorite.

    Great review.

  • Scoot November 2, 2010, 2:52 pm

    This book sounds intriguing, I am going to have to check it out! Thanks for the great review.


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