Saturday, January 16, 2010

Review : Going too far by Jennifer Echols

Title : Going too far

Author: Jennifer Echols

Rating: 3.95 out of 5 stars

About the book:

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....

My Review:

Meg is shown as a total spoiled brat. She keeps changing her hair color from pink - purple – to - blue, wears too revealing clothes, has random boyfriends, loves breaking rules and often gets into troubles. Even her father has washed his hands from her. But, all Meg wants in her life is to get away from the small town , live in a big city and simply LIVE her life! But one night, she ends up doing something illegal with her friends, is caught by a cop named John After and is kept in prison for the entire night. To teach these kids lesson, cop After punishes them each by giving night duties in ambulance, fire department etc. Meg is been given a duty to be in a police car patrolling and catching criminals the entire night for an entire week with John After! Yes, the same cop who had her arrested!

The story/plot is not very different. It reminded me of a silhouette book. But, In spite of that, I liked the book overall. The humor is very good and I enjoyed it. Well, all credit goes to the author Jennifer Echols. She has written it so excellently that it actually made an ordinary story into a huge something.

It took me sometime to understand Meg’s character or rather, why she did what she did! But, as the story progresses, I got connected to her and understood her very well. John After is a super cool cop and a very good person indeed! One thing is for sure, he knows what he is doing, and is very mature for his age! I really liked the chemistry which is been shown between Meg and him. The dialogues, the interaction between them is been written very nicely!

And now, coming to the cover, Isn’t it very lovely??!!!! I picked this book only because of the cover! Seriously!!


Blogger Sassy Brit said...

Hi, IceJewel,

I am terrible for picking up books just for the cover, but that is what it's all about!

Glad you enjoyed this.


January 16, 2010 at 2:23 AM  
Blogger Shooting Stars Mag said...

I do judge books on covers often so I know what you mean. Glad you liked this. I really want to read it. Heard good things.


January 16, 2010 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger Lea said...

I've heard great things as well about this one, so I'm glad to know you liked it! That cover really does rock too,

Thanks for the review! :D

January 19, 2010 at 5:43 PM  

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