Release date: November 15, 2012
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
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?
Due to sexual content and language, this book is recommended for 17+ – Adult Contemporary Women’s – New Adult Fiction
The Edge of Never was an incredibly sweet love story with a very satisfying and heartwarming ending. Redmerski weaves a story that is well-written and perfectly paced with a slow-building romance between two three-dimensional characters that feel very real and believable.
I could easily imagine a young woman like Camryn making an impulsive decision and taking that bus to Idaho. And I could easily imagine a guy like Andrew taking that same route to Wyoming in an attempt to delay that much-dreaded trip to visit his dying father.
With the majority of the angsty, new adult romances that I've read, there is always at least one moment where I feel myself becoming agitated at the choices that the protagonist makes or rolling my eyes at something that she says. Not one time did that happen with this story. Both Camryn and Andrew were very likable characters and easy to relate to. I couldn't wait for the moment when they finally decided to take their friendship to the next level.
The story consistently switches between Cam and Andrew's point of view. This allowed me to get a better feel for the reasons behind the decisions that they were making. They each had issues that initially prevented them from jumping into a relationship and it was nice to be inside of Andrew's head, as well as Camryn's, so that we could understand some of the motivations and emotions driving their actions.
In addition to the characters and the romance, Redmerski also does a fantastic job at creating love scenes that are smoking hot. Andrew's first intimate moment with Cam was just...wow. He was a very sweet and playful guy, but he allowed his dominant side to take over in the bedroom. I absolutely loved it.
This was such a great story for so many different reasons and I would suggest any fans of intense, emotional love stories pick up J.A. Redmerski's, The Edge of Never.