Monday, July 16, 2012

Review: Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols


Title: Going Too Far
Author: Jennifer Echols
Series: None
Publisher: Pocket Books/MTV Books
Release Date: March 17, 2009
ISBN13: 9781416571735
Format: paperback
Genre: mature YA, romance, contemporary, chick lit
Source: borrowed from library

Rating: 4/10

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 wont 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. . . .

My thoughts:
Note: Going Too Far has "bits" in it, so it's probably most suitable for those sixteen and up. Heck, even eighteen and up wouldn't be pushing it.

Alright, so let's just make this clear: novels based solely on romance is definitely not my bread and butter. Going Too Far is a very "cute" story, but just not my thing. It was all a little predictable and while in some cases it's fine, this is not it. The transitions were a tad awkward and didn't flow properly, and just felt really chunky. It's great to have surprises to twist up the plot, but a bit of foreshadowing could suffice.

Despite its shortcomings, I still thinks that it was a very sweet story about two individuals learning to let go of the past. If you like romances, then go ahead and try it out and see what you think.

If you like this, try:
Forget You by Jennifer Echols
One Night That Changes Everything by Lauren Barnholdt
Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles

Cheers!
Grace, the non-romantic.
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