Going too Far by Jennifer Echols
Publication Date: March 17th 2009
Publisher: Pocket Books/MTV Books
Paperback, 256 pages
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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....
I just loved,loved,adored Going too Far.Once i took this book in my hands, i just couldn't put it down until i reached the last page and even then i just wished there was more...!
It was a really easy and entairtening read and Echols' writing style was effortless and charming.The story progressed really smoothly and the sexual tension between the leading couple was yummy!Meg was quite an interesting character with her rebellious behavior which was clearly her reaction to something traumatic,a conclusion that was reinforced from her claustrophobia and panic attacks...I knew something had happened to her but what did happen to her,i really couldn't have imagined.The same goes with John...His behavior was odd and his obsession was, also,deriving from something traumatic,although in his case i understood quite quickly what had happened in his past.Despite the fact that i figured that out pretty quickly, it didn't spoil the fun of the story whatsoever!I just loved every single page of this book!
Your typical bad boy-good girl standard scenario was just reversed in Going too Far.I enjoyed reading a book were the "bad" or problematic behavior was a girl's thing rather than a boy's.I too find bad boys sexy but guess what,good ones are also equally sexy in the hands of a good writer!
There was though one thing i didn't like or rather didn't find quite believable...(it's a small spoiler so i warn you before you go on reading,not a huge one and something you get to know pretty soon in the book,but i hate even the smallest spoilers,so i only find it fair to warn)
I found it really hard to believe that anyone could actually mistake a 19 year old boy for a 40.I mean come on,i know there are people who look older or younger than their true age (people have actually thought i was 14 when actually i was 21 so i know what i'm saying) but 20s and 40s are a huge age gap.
But that fact didn't make me like the book any less,i just found it a little bit hard to believe.Once i put that behind me (and believe me i put it quite quickly!) i was totally sucked in Meg's world!
All in all,it was a book i thoroughly enjoyed and i can't wait to read Jennifer Echols's other books!