Going Too Far was a finalist in the RITA, the National Readers' Choice Awards, and the Book Buyer's Best, and was nominated by the American Library Association as a Best Book for Young Adults.

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...

Published by MTV Books/Gallery, a division of Simon & Schuster.

ISBNs: Paperback, 978-1416571735; e-book, 978-1416572176.

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"A brave and powerful story, searingly romantic and daring, yet also full of hilarious moments. Meg's voice will stay in your head long after the intense conclusion."-- R. A. Nelson, author of Teach Me and Breathe My Name

"Naughty in all the best ways...the perfect blend of romance, wit, and rebelliousness. I loved it!"-- Niki Burnham, author of Royally Jacked and Sticky Fingers

"Echols creates natural friction between John and Meg that transforms into passion at a steady and believable pace. Lovely!"-- YA Book of the Day

"Please do yourself a favor and pick this book up immediately. You are guaranteed to love it."--Rather Be Reading

"Going Too Far was an amazing book that either had me laughing out loud or sitting on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next... Going Too Far is a book you will still be thinking about days after you have read it."-- Flamingnet

"For Meg, the girl who doesn�t plan anything and who runs away from any emotional ties, this week could spell out her downfall. Jennifer Echols deals with the limits of life and shocking everyone in Going Too Far, a novel readers won�t want to put down."-- Teens Read Too

"Ms. Echols does an amazing job... I loved this story."-- Young Adult Romance Writers

"I absolutely loved this book. Some books are solidly good, some are really great, and a very few are take-your-breath-away, can�t stop reading amazing, and for me, Going Too Far falls into the latter category. It�s powerful without being over-the-top, and reveals universal truths while still being a very personal story. The past haunts us all, and this book addresses wonderfully the hold that it has over us. It�s also a very good look into the complicated, real relationships between people, and the power of love..."-- Teen Book Review

"I just have one word for this book, WOW!! This novel was completely amazing!"-- The Book Obsession

"I loved this book... This book also had an amazing plot and lots of twist and turns. I will definitely have to check out some more books by Jennifer Echols, since this was my first."-- Sarah's Random Musings

"What a powerful read Going Too Far is. Although it is labeled young adult, I definitely would say that older readers will enjoy it as well. It has some powerful lessons we all could hope to learn and at a young age as well. Wonderfully scripted characters and plenty of energy and drama to hold the reader until the very end... A definite shelf-keeper."-- Coffee Time Romance

"While there is a lot of teenage rebellion on the pages of this novel, there is also an equal measure of discovery, romance and tenderness. This coming-of-age tale is both heartwarming and uplifting. What happens to Meg near the end took me by complete surprise, something that doesn�t happen often. All in all, this is an excellent read, one that I can easily recommend. Well done!"-- Romance Reader at Heart

"Honestly, this is one of the best books I have ever read."-- Katie's Book Blog

"The book was definitely a big roller coaster ride (I know it sounds cliche), but unfortunately there really is no other way to describe it. A torrent of different emotions, this book, yes oh yes. And I loved it."-- YA Book Realm

"I devoured each page with a fervour I wasn't sure I possessed and was fully immersed in each event of Meg and John's lives. I am more hungry than ever to get my hands on future Jenn Echols works and want to congratulate her on a truly wonderful read that made me travel a gamut of emotions and invest in her tremendously real characters."-- Persnickety Snark

"...I love a protagonist with sass and Meg has it in boatloads. But she is also complex and intelligent and there is so much pain and history behind her sarcasm (and her blue hair) that you can't help but fall in love with her."-- Kiss My Book

"And when you put the two characters together? It's completely believable to have them get each other. To have them fall in love, even. There are so many books where relationships are handled shabbily; the girl and the guy meet, think the other is hot and decide, at the end of the book, that they should go out. It's not like this at all in Going Too Far. In the span of the week that the book takes place over, it's easy to see their relationship build as you read page after page."-- Reader Rabbit

"There was no false advertising in the descriptions of this book."-- Young Adult Romance Reviews

"...The thing that had me mainly hooked was Jennifer Echols' writing. It was fast paced, detailed, and addicting. Basically, it was everything a good book should be."-- Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf

"It was the dynamics and the emotional appeal that sold me. I love her brutal honestly and yet her hidden fear that drove her... Overall: Read it. Period."-- Books by Their Cover

"Going Too Far has everything a teen love story should have."-- Book Loons

"This is the first time that I have intentionally read slow so that the book would last longer. Going Too Far is a wonderful and deep book. I didn't want it to end."-- Writer's Block Reviews

"I couldn't put it down, which is why I stayed up until seven in the morning reading it, with a headache. I would definitely recommend this; it is now one of my top favorite stand-alone novels."-- Nocturnal Reviews

"I loved Meg�s character, even though she is insane, I got it, I absolutely empathized with her. And John, he may seem one way, but his character is so complex and you don�t really discover that until later in the novel, but I think that is why it works out so well. It was addicting."-- The Story Siren

"The situation feels so real, and the emotion so strong, you can't help but feel sucked in. Every time I set the book down I actually had trouble adjusting to the fact that I did not in fact know Meg and John, and I could not attempt to comfort them. Which may or may not mean I'm crazy, but I'm hoping it's just because Jennifer is such an amazing writer. I can't wait to read more of her books!"-- The Book Girl

"This book was HOT! The chemistry and banter between Meg and John (Officer After) could keep me reading for probably a 1,000 pages. It was an absolute pleasure to read. I couldn't get enough of it."-- Pop Culture Junkie

"...this is a compelling novel about the choices teens make, the consequences, and uncontrollable things that happen..."-- Ms. Yingling Reads

"I stayed up late and most likely failed two tests simply because I could not physically put this book down. It was way worth it though."-- Addicted to Books

"John is without a doubt in my top 5 favorite Fictional boys (along with Rhett Butler, Mr. Darcy, and Edward Cullen guys) but then I don�t like thinking of him as fictional--it breaks my heart a little."-- Books Are Life

"I loved Echols' two Simon Pulse Romantic Comedies, but with this third novel, she takes things a step further and presents a novel that is still romantic, and has some comedy but is more deeply layered and deals with some serious issues."-- Book Chic

"Meg is such a raw character. She is full of rage and hurt, yet is so beautifully vulnerable that I found myself cheering for her and hoping that her story would end happily. Her transformation is inspiring and she is the perfect example as to why we should never judge a book by its cover--because she is so much more than what her hard exterior would have you believe."-- Shalonda's Blog

"It was like watching a movie. I was like holy crap one second, laughing my butt off the next, and then. . . *sighs*"-- Just Your Typical Book Blog

"All I can say is READ IT. READ IT NOW. STOP READING THIS AND GO GET THE BOOK--NOW!!!"-- Reviews of Young Adult Literature

"This book blew my mind. The story, the writing, the characters�everything was just...wow. Kirkus didn't exactly agree with me but that's okay. We'll agree to disagree. And my review here will cancel out that one."-- The Not So Closet Geeks

"When I first started reading this novel, I was worried that it was just going to be another story about a good, wholesome boy taming a wild, out-of-control girl. Boy-oh-boy, was I wrong. Both After and Meg are deeply rich characters with many layers that need to be peeled back before the reader is exposed to the real Meg, the real John After."-- YA Reads

"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..."-- Bloggers Heart Books

"Going Too Far is edgy, tense, and seductive, with a very tough-tender, wounded heroine who is trying to figure out who she is, and an intelligent, thoughtful hero who thought he had that all figured out. It mixes humor and sarcastic wit (my favorite) alternating with terribly tender and sneakily seductive scenes."-- Smart Bitches Trashy Books

"It is a sweet love story as the pretty cover suggests, but there�s so much more to it than that."-- About Books

"It's really addictive stuff..."-- Look at That Book

"The old saying, 'Don't judge a book by its cover' holds true for the characters in this story. There are many issues available that will generate a great book club discussion."-- Book Club Queen

"...the moment I finish reading it, (while grinning like an idiot) I re-read it again. I agree with most of the other reviews I've come across with because this book is hot!"-- Good Girls Read Books

"A thoroughly engrossing look into two people's personal stories of loss and strength, this atypical romance is a powerful one. The two characters grow and change together, and it is mesmerizing to read, whether you're a teenager or adult."-- Parkersburg News and Sentinel

"None of us in the office could put the advance copy down."-- Lipstick Magazine

"Echols is a tremendously talented writer with a real gift for developing relationships between her characters."-- Romantic Times Magazine