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Title: The Edge of Never [Goodreads][Amazon]
Author: J.A. Redmerski
Release Date: November 15, 2012
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One Line: A very touching, emotional, and fun read that I loved.
About the Book: Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett had always been one to think out-of-the-box, who knew she wanted something more in life than following the same repetitive patterns and growing old with the same repetitive life story. And she thought that her life was going in the right direction until everything fell apart.
Determined not to dwell on the negative and push forward, Camryn is set to move in with her best friend and plans to start a new job. But after an unexpected night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she makes the ultimate decision to leave the only life she’s ever known, far behind.
With a purse, a cell phone and a small bag with a few necessities, Camryn, with absolutely no direction or purpose boards a Greyhound bus alone and sets out to find herself. What she finds is a guy named Andrew Parrish, someone not so very different from her and who harbors his own dark secrets. But Camryn swore never to let down her walls again. And she vowed never to fall in love.
But with Andrew, Camryn finds herself doing a lot of things she never thought she’d do. He shows her what it’s really like to live out-of-the-box and to give in to her deepest, darkest desires. On their sporadic road-trip he becomes the center of her exciting and daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But will Andrew’s dark secret push them inseparably together, or tear them completely apart?
The Edge of Never was a very awesome read. The plot was original, the characters were jaded and closed off, the scenery was vivid and entertaining. I also loved the fact that this was told in dual POVs, always a plus for me. The character development was the big thing with this book, and I think Redmerski did a great job with diving into the pain and fears of both Cam and Andrew, then having them discover love and open their minds and hearts to the possibility of a happy ending.
Cam is pretty cool female lead and I’m happy she didn’t bug me, but my favorite character would have to be Andrew. He’s such a sweetheart, yet real and calls Cam out when needed. He’s dealing with a lot of drama, but he sees something special in Cam and I loved the way that he changed her. It was cool to go on this road trip with them and watch them piece back together their lives.
My biggest gripe with this one was that it was a bit slow until about halfway through. I was seriously questioning whether or not I liked it enough, but once things picked up, I honestly couldn’t put it down. Once you broke through all the pleasantries and Cam & Andrew go on their road trip, that’s when things get good. I kind of felt like the first half of the book was fluff, even though it was necessary to set up the rest of the story. Not that I didn’t like it, it was just bit too dragging for me. I could’ve also used a bit more romance and smexy times, but that’s just me.
Either way, I’d definitely say The Edge of Never is a book you’ll want to pick up and give a read. It’s all about finding love and happiness after tragedy and heartache. It’s about realizing that you can still be happy and figuring out how to live. Cam and Andrew are great characters and I really enjoyed experiencing their romance. Oh, and that ending?! Loved it!!!!