Title: Going Too Far
Author: Jennifer Echols
Summary: 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...
I really, really liked this book - it managed to make me laugh and make me cry, the characters were really relatable and interesting... especially Meg, even though her reasons for being the way she is aren't the same as mine are, there are still parts of her that I can totally understand.
I really love Meg's honesty, it seems like she always says what she thinks instead of what she thinks you want to hear... more people should be like that.
And John is awesome, even when he's being kind of an ass, the way he does it is just so... sexy? He's one of those fictional guys that you end up wishing were real (and the thing is, guys like him are real - he was a really realistic character personality wise, I've know guys like him even if they hadn't been through what he has).
For some reason I really love characters that have major issues and are totally aware of how they ended up that way... it's like, they don't have to figure out what their problem is or how they got that way, they just have to figure out how to get better, how to fix it - and Meg and John are like that.
Plus, I love the way Jennifer Echols writes, it's never boring being inside her main characters head the way it can be with some books.
You can read the first chapter (and listen to the authors playlist for the book) here.
Oh, and for the record, I totally love the cover (admit it, you sometimes judge books by their covers too - that's what drew me in at first). :]