Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Going Too Far

Going Too Far
by Jennifer Echols
245 pages

Summary: Meg is into pushing limits and right before she is supposed to go away on spring break she pushes them a little too far and ends up arrested. Her and her friends were found trespassing on a bridge and almost lost their lives. Young and handsome cop John Alder wants to teach her a lesson, so in order to serve out her sentence Meg is forced to ride around with him in order to see the after effects of going too far. While sometimes gruesome and dangerous, Meg actually likes spending time with John, pushing his buttons and finding out more about him. She even begins to fall for him despite the fact that he represents everything she’s running from – rules, her town, her parent’s life, but mostly being tied to anything or anyone.

Review: I really enjoyed Going too Far. It was a quick, fun and entertaining read. It reminded me a little bit of Elizabeth Scott’s Stealing Heaven. I thought the characters were charming and likable; their witty banter was especially appealing. Echols did a great job of teasing the reader with a slowly developing romance and lots of “almosts”. Meg was at times a little too sharp around the edges to the point it felt a little forced, but I liked the dynamic of the bad girl and good guy scenario. Overall, it was an enjoyable read and I think those who like chick-lit romances will really enjoy this book.

You might enjoy Going too Far if you like books with: romance as the main plot point, fun and flirty characters, witty dialogue, light heartedness, fast pacing

Also by Jennifer Echols: The Ex Games, The Boys Next Door, Major Crush, Forget You

If you liked Going too Far you might also enjoy: The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen, The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler, Bloom by Elizabeth Scott, The Naughty List by Suzanne Young

Additional Info: is a 2010 Rita Finalist

Author website: http://www.jennifer-echols.com/

Rating: W3.5/4 C3/4 P3/4 O2/4 PP2.5/4 CR4/4
Grade: S


Rowena said...

I adored this book as well! I loved how John and Meg came together. The way that their romance slowly blossomed kept me at the edge of my seat, wanting to know more. It was a well written novel and I totally agree with your review.

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