May 8, 2014

The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski Review

The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski
(The Edge of Never #1)
Release Date: November 15, 2012
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 426 pages
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?

 So ever since I was in middle school I had always wanted to go on a cross country road trip.  From the east coast to the west coast.  When I was in my early twenties, I sort of accomplished this.  While I didn't make it all the way to California, I did go to Nashville Tennessee.  It was a great experience, and I hope that when I am in my thirties I will make the full journey.  (Note:  I've been to California, in fact I go at least 2 times a year.  But I've never driven there.)  In The Edge of Never after a series of events Camryn finds herself just picking up one day and heading out into the open road.  Now none of my road trips, nor any of my many bus trips have ever had me encounter a ridiculously hott guy.  So immediately I was jealous of this trip.  But Camryn and Andrew's adventures made for an exciting read!

I am going to be honest, I almost flounced on this book.  To be honest the first 70 or so pages just seemed so out of the place and unorganized.  I was also convinced that the author hated Camyrn.  The amount of horrific things that had happened to Camyrn left a pretty sour taste in my mouth.  But I am glad I kept going, because once Camryn met Andrew the story exploded.  From their first conversation I was instantly hooked.  I was able to ignore my distaste of the first few chapters, and really enjoy the rest of the read.

Camryn and Andrew have smokin' chemistry.  And I am pretty sure that's why this book has received such rave reviews.  Sometimes we just need to read a solid love story.  Andrew said something to Camyrn that literally had me fanning myself!  Seriously it was just so hott!

I definitely would recommend this story to anyone who is looking for a great romance story.  But I did have to knock a star off my rating because of the beginning.  If I were the author or an editor, I totally would have started the story from Camryn and Andrew's first meeting and completely nixed the beginning.  Maybe have told their back story through flashbacks.  If you read this book, and have trouble with the beginning like I did do not put this book down!  You would definitely regret it!


  1. I have this book set aside to read on my vacation next week so now I'm glad I read your review so I know to stick with it past the first 70 pages.

    Thanks for the great review!

  2. Sana @ Step Into FictionMay 10, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    Once you get past the beginning hump! It's really good! I hope you enjoy!


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