Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Going Too Far - Jennifer Echols

Going Too Far Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols

My rating: 4 of 5 stars 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...The concept for this book is simple: two damaged people forced together to save each other. It's an endearing book about pushing the boundaries and opening up and realising that the one person who can't possibly understand what you've been through is perhaps the only one who really can. Though written from Meg's point of view, I actually felt worse for Officer After, he's trying to do the right thing for whatever reasons and Meg just keeps pushing him and treats him as if he's just a stereotypical back water town cop. Right from the off set he's trying to save Meg and make her realise that the path she's going down is a self-destructive one while she tries to show him there is more to the world than the town they live in. I found Going Too Far to be well written but felt that the speed at which their relationship developed was a little unrealistic but that's just me, I also felt that John wasn't as well described as I'd hoped there was a lot of focus on his intense eyes but other than that I wasn't able to form a clear picture of him in my imagination. Overall though this was an enjoyable, fast read which I would happily read again. View all my reviews >>

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