Sunday, March 15, 2009

Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols

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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....

This book was HOT! The chemistry and banter between Meg and John (Officer After) could keep me reading for probably a 1,000 pages. It was an absolute pleasure to read I couldn't get enough of it.

Echols writing style is just perfect to me, it's humorous and detailed and random, everything I love. She created a very likable character in Meg, someone who intentionally creates a somewhat shocking appearance (blue hair) and attitude to protect herself but little by little we learn more about Meg and the reason she is the way she is and you can't help being on her side and wanting to be her friend. And John, man, I loved reading about this boy. I don't even know what to say.

I loved reading about John and Meg on night patrol and watching Meg realize she's falling in love with him. It's pretty cute to see this punk haired bad-a%* girl get kind of self conscious around John. There is a great push and pull between them that keeps you on edge, needing to know where this is going to go.

I'm at a loss for words of how to express how much I loved this book! It has so very many things going for it, GREAT characters (main and secondary) a great premise, humor, pain.... just please, do yourself a favor and read this book! I'll definitely be reading the rest of the author's books!

And seriously, when can I see the movie version? :P

Going Too Far is released March 17th.

5/5 Stars
ARC received from author

14 comments:

  1. I need this to be a movie was the first thing I thought when I finished it. I loved Going Too Far and I need more from Jennifer Echols ASAP!

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  2. OMG Why is it that all the good books are so hard to convey as to why?!?!?!

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  3. Yan- I know! I wanted to say something like it's better than eating chocolate but some people don't like candy and I'm not trying to say it's like sugary sweet or anything haha just that I would not eat chocolate to read this and I LOVE chocolate!

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  4. You've been reading like a maniac lately! And still managing to tweet like crazy too. How do you do it?!

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  5. I can't wait to read this one! It sounds soo good.

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  6. I really need to get this.. it sounds amazing!

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  7. Okay, but who do you want cast in the movie version?

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  8. Eek, I'm supposed to be getting this one soon. So excited!

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  9. This book sounds amazing! I just finished Perfect Chemistry, and I think I got burnt because it was sooo sizzling :D

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  10. Sounds awesome! Like fantastically cute and awesome! I want to read this.

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  11. I want to read this!!

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  12. Wow, nice review! This book sounds like fun!

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  13. You read so many good books that I now want to read!

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  14. Yeah this book, wow. It's so darn good!

    Lenore- Reading is way down right now :( And it's not like I don't have the time, my computer is distracting me!

    Elizabeth- Good question, I know Adele has some ideas :D

    the epic rat- I can't wait to read that one either!

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