Monday, 16 August 2010

Going Too Far - Jennifer Echols

Going Too Far - Jennifer Echols

Pages: 245
Publisher: MTV Books
Release Date: 17th March 2009

Other Titles by this Author: Major Crush; The Ex Games; The Boys Next Door; Endless Summer; Forget You

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 too 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 town, they will drive each other to the edge - and over…

I was promised amazing things from Going Too Far and Jennifer Echols and my fellow bloggers did not lead me astray.

Jennifer Echols’ writing is stunning. It’s sharp and direct, but fluid and endlessly compelling at the same time. I was catapulted into Meg’s and I remained completely involved until the shocking last 40/50 pages jolted me out with their power and intensity. I was completely and utterly blown off my sun lounger. Seriously, I refused to move until I had finished it.

Meg and John had a hell of a romance. Fiery and rebellious Meg and law-abiding, serious John are so opposite that some very hot and intense scenes arose. They were both hiding huge secrets from their pasts that had the potential to rock their already volatile relationship. My curiosity about these secrets was part of the reason why I couldn’t tear my eyes away from the page. And the constant challenges and witty exchanges between Meg and John, of course.

After reading and loving Going Too Far so much, I went out and bought Forget You and Endless Summer the very next day. I think I’m going to be a lifelong fan.

For my 2010 100+ Reading Challenge

Sophie

7 comments:

  1. Wow fantastic review, I will most definitely be getting this book as you have me convinced I really need to read it.

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  2. OK, I have to read this book. Fab review!

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  3. Oh man, I really need to buy myself this book. It sounds like a magical chemistry between the two main characters. Great review.

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  4. i loved this book as well, it was an impulse buy that blew me away.

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  5. Echols is awesome. Welcome to her fanclub! ;)

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  6. Yes, welcome to the Echols club. Enjoy your stay ;)

    Oh, and read The Boys Next Door. SO GOOD!

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  7. I am such a Jennifer Echols fan girl. Sigh. I heart Meg and John!

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