Monday, November 18, 2013

*ARC* The Edge of Never - Review

The Edge of Never

By: J.A. Redmerski

Published: November 13, 2012

423 pages

Source: Netgalley ARC from publisher (Thanks!)

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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 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?
This is a story about a 20 year old girl, Camryn, who decides she just needs to get away from her life, to stop doing things that are expected of her and stop going through the motions of doing mundane things. She wants to experience more out of life. So she takes off, on a bus, with no particular destination in mind. She travels light with a bag that has something to sleep in and hygiene essentials. A random moment of seeing the bus clerk eating a baked potato makes her choose Idaho as her first destination. So she buys a ticket and sets out on this journey. Along the way she meets Andrew Parrish - an extremely attractive, tattooed man that intrigues her and, unbeknownst to her at the time, is dealing with his own demons and needs the bus trip as a way to reflect and contemplate life.

I'm a sucker for these kind of stories.  How unlikely is it that #1 - two extremely attractive people would find themselves on a Greyhound bus at the same time, and #2 - that they would agree to a road trip together knowing very little about the other one. It's because of that unrealistic type of story that drew me in. This journey they take becomes one about exploring new things, finding out who you really are and what you really want out of life. They both have very different reasons for agreeing to go but the bond that they form in a matter of days and weeks becomes unbreakable and passionate.  I teared up, I laughed, I giggled and swooned a bit.  This book had it all in the way of emotions that make up a great love story!

This book is mature in nature with content and language, and as such intended for 18+.

Favorite Quotes:
The truth is, we all have problems; and we all go through hardships and pain, and my pain is paradise compared to a lot of people's and I really have no right to whine at all.

"I think when you fall in love, like true love, it's love for life.  All the rest is just experiences and delusions."

How can two people who are undeniably more than attracted to one another not give in?

Final Rating - 4.5 stars!


  1. This was one emotional one for sure. I'm glad that you enjoyed it.


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