The Edge of Never by J. A. Redmerski

The Blurb…

Sometimes life takes you off course . . .

Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett thought she knew exactly where her life was going. But after a wild night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she shocks everyone-including herself-when she decides to leave the only life she’s ever known and set out on her own. Grabbing her purse and her cell phone, Camryn boards a Greyhound bus ready to find herself. Instead, she finds Andrew Parrish.

Sexy and exciting, Andrew lives life like there is no tomorrow. He persuades Camryn to do things she never thought she would and shows her how to give in to her deepest, most forbidden desires. Soon he becomes the center of her daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But there is more to Andrew than Camryn realizes. Will his secret push them inseparably together-or destroy them forever?

My thoughts…

The characters:

Camryn Bennet: she’s a girl that doesn’t know what she wants; she just knows that she doesn’t want her current life or her parents’ life, she wants unconventional and unpredictable (she’s 20).

Andrew Parish: the hot, mysterious, handsome, and playful guy (he’s 25).

Natalie: Camryn’s best friend, she’s a party-girl and maybe a little crazy, she has a one track mind (sex).

The story:

Camryn has been depressed for some time, she even was prescribed medication, she isn’t suicidal, life just happened: her boyfriend died in a car crash, her brother was sent to prison after he killed a man in a drunk-driving accident, and her parents divorced. She mentions that she stopped taking her medication “I’ll heal on my own time and I don’t need a pill to fix it for me.”

Natalie wants to encourage Camryn to party and meet hot guys, she takes her to a club with her boyfriend,  Damon. At the club Camryn meets Blake (the club owner’s brother), they start talking and go to a private floor.  Suddenly Damon appears and fist fights Blake. After Blake leaves, Damon tells Camryn that he did it to protect her, that Blake was going to take advantage of her. Then kisses her and confess his love for her (since 7th grade). Camryn runs home, next day she tells Natalie what happened and obviously she doesn’t believe her and acuses her of trying to steal Damon.

After  Camryn’s  disappointment over her fight with Natalie,  she gets an “itch” and decides to take off, she goes to the bus station and buys a ticket without planning (she chooses Idaho because the lady at the counter was eating a baked potato). In one of the buses she meets Andrew; he’s going to Wyoming to visit his dying father. In the bus they start talking and decide to start a “friendship” until Wyoming. Without getting too much into details, when they arrive to Wyoming Camryn confesses that she doesn’t have a reason for going to Idaho and that she just wants to travel and don’t go home yet. Andrew strikes a deal with her, to go with her to wherever she wants to go after visiting his father at the hospital. So their journey begins and they get to know each other more, they explore their sexual desires and fall in love (obviously! since it’s a NA book). Then almost at the end of the book the big drama starts, at first I thought it was done on purpose to have a cliffhanger for the sequel but then the end of the book was so conclusive that I was wondering why there is going to be a sequel, now that I thought about it and read the synopsis of The Edge of Always I think I know what’s going to happen SPOILER maybe Camryn has a miscarriage or has a stillborn and that’s the tragedy that befalls them SPOILER

Hotness factor: Camryn and Andrew “explorations” are hot and explicit without being too graphic.

Unpredictable factor: There were only two things that took me by surprise: Andrew’s health issue and the two first paragraphs after “Two months later….”

Verdict: this book is for you if you like New-Adult and you haven’t read too many stories of that genre, it’s ok maybe good but not great.

Rating: 4 stars (at first it was 3 stars but I gave the extra star just because I loved Andrew’s letter).

4starstribal

reviewed by irais v2

Book provided via NetGalley in exchange of an honest review.

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5 thoughts on “The Edge of Never by J. A. Redmerski

    • Yes! When I stared reading those lines I was in shock, I kept saying “no! no! He didn’t … nooo!” and my heart broke. I thought it was a nice surprise and gutsy move, then I read the third paragraph and yelled “you tricked me!!!!” but I was a relieved

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