Book Review | The Edge of Never by J. A. Redmerski

Title: The Edge of Never

Author: J. A. Redmerski

Series: The Edge of Never #1

Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publication/Year: CreateSpace • 2012

Page Numbers: 426

Format: Paperback

Synopsis from Goodreads: 
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?

Due to sexual content and language, this book is recommended for 17+ – Adult Contemporary Women’s – New Adult Fiction
My Rating: ★★★★★

Quote(s) I Like:
"The truth is that adults love in different ways, not the only way. I loved Ian in the now, the way he looked at me, how he made my stomach swim, how he held my hair when I was puking my guts up after eating a bad enchilada. That's love." - Camryn

"It's not only about sadness. In truth, sadness really has little to do with it. Depression is pain in its purest form and I would do anything to be able to feel an emotion again. Any emotion at all. Pain hurts, but pain that's so powerful that you can't feel anything anymore, that's when you start to feel like you're going crazy." - Camryn

"If you were to let me fuck you, you would have to let me own you." - Andrew

"I hope you'll never forget me. One more thing: don't feel bad for not telling me that you loved me. You didn't need to say it. I knew all along that you did." - Andrew

My Thoughts:
Awesome read!

The Edge of Never was my first time reading a New Adult novel and I was not disappointed at all. This was definitely packed with a lot of intense sex which was enjoyable to read, but the plot twist through me for a whirl wind.

Camryn Bennett is a twenty year old girl that left home after a fallout with her best friend Natalie over her boyfriend Damon. Damon came on to Camryn and Natalie said everything she could to hurt Camryn. After that Camryn was just tired of living a life of constant day and wanted a change, especially since being home held too many memories of her dead ex Ian. One night she got up and left and headed to Idaho on a bus to explore the world, even though she was shy and quiet.

Andrew Parrish is a twenty five year old who likes to enjoy life and say what he needs. Very outgoing and fun. He has a secret that no one but his family knows and he intended to keep it that way. He was on the same bus as Camryn headed to Wyoming to see his father in his deathbed.

While on the bus Camryn and Andrew began to get close with one another and learn about each other. They had some similarities and many differences. Andrew eventually helped Camryn break out from her shell and be more forth coming with her thoughts and words.

After about two weeks on the road together, meeting his parents and becoming a free spirited person, they had a relationship that was built on so much love and trust.

The last couple of chapters took me for a ride because Andrew's secret finally came out and things began to look grim, but thankfully everything ended on a happy note.

Favorite part: The tattoo of Orpheus and Eurydice and his explanation of it and every time he saved Camryn from a douche-bag. He definitely protected his woman.

I'm excited to read The Edge of Always next ! I need more Camryn and Andrew and more of their future!

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