Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Review: Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols


Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Pub. Date: March 2009
Age Range: Young Adult
256pp

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...

Short Review
When I was searching for new releases, this book cover just said something to me, so I read the excerpt and I was hooked. I ask myself, what makes for a great story line? Let me see….add lots of drama, witty banter, a great plot, teens with issues and last but not least a “sexy guy in uniform.(I had to stick that in there.)

I love Meg and John’s relationship or might I say "lack of." Jennifer Echols did a fantastic job with this novel. I was supposed to be reading another book but I plead the 5th. I wanted to read a few pages to refresh my memory and guess what happened next…..I found myself on a rollercoaster ride at the end of the ride, I was saying "Yippee, I want to go again."

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

39 comments :

  1. This sounds really good. I'd heard of it a lot but never knew what it was actually about!

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  3. This sounds like it would be interesting, please include me in your drawing.

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  4. Heard lots of great things about this one; definitely one to check out. Sweet review!

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  5. This book looks like something I'd like. I'm a follower & posted on my sidebar http://bridget3420.blogspot.com

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  6. I'd love to win this one. My e-mail is poptart675@att.net

    I'm a follower and I posted a link to your contest in my sidebar:

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  7. What a great review. I am a follower. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    debbie
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  8. I'm reading this book right now and it's good!

    I'm also already a follower.

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  9. I think this is my favorite of the bunch so far. Please enter me!
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  10. This book looks good! Enter us! We're following.

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  11. This is the top books on my to-read list! I would love the chance to win a copy! Please enter me!

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  12. I would love to win this one - great review. I am also a follower!

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  13. looove this soft-looking cover. glad to hear it's good on the inside.
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  14. Gorgeous cover and sounds like a beautiful story!

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  15. I'd like to win this one! And I'm a new follower as well.

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  16. Sounds like a great book! Would love to win it :)
    i'm a follower.

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  18. This sounds rather like my experience in high school -- the wanting to get away part -- thanks for the great review!

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  19. Ha! I'm not necessarily a "sexy guy in uniform" kind of a girl, but I do love a good romance and I hear really great things about this book.

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  20. this one sounds so good - I'd love to read this!

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  21. sounds like a good summer read
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  22. This is yet another one of those books that I've entered in for a lot of contests. Your review makes me want to read it even more! Please enter me in for this book also. : )


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  23. I love the book cover too. I read the cover story for it and it was kinda short...
    I'm following you and I blogged about it.
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  24. I'm a follower.
    I linked to my sidebar.
    I so want to read this book...

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  25. I must admit, I didn't think much of the book's cover--never judge, I know--but the review you wrote has turned me around and I wouldn't mind checking out this title at all.

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  26. This sounds like an interesting read...please enter me!

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  27. I love all of Jennifer Echols' books and would definitely love to own this one. Thanks!

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  28. I want this book:)

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  29. I follow

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  30. I've heard good things about this one. The "sexy guy in uniform" is the icing on the cake! Please include me too.
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  31. This looks and Sounds like a great book!!

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  32. We all love sexy guys in uniforms.. lol

    I'm now a follower..
    =)

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  33. please enter me in the giveaway
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  34. another great review-please enter me in the drawing

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  35. I've heard such wonderful things on this book and I'd adore a chance to win it.

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  36. my thoughts exactly!!! It was ssuch a cute mysterious book! I am now a devoted fan of jennifer:-D
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  37. ^^^^i don't want this book, I already bought it:)

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  38. Great mystery! I love a bit of intrigue in my novels to read!

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