Saturday, 8 December 2012

Review: The Edge of Never

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?

Title: The Edge of Never
Author: J.A. Redmerski
Publication Date: November 15 2012 
ISBN: 1480095532
Length: 426 Pages
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Source: Purchased (Kindle Edition)
Cover Love: Stunning! Although a little misleading as it is dual POV but with only the girl on the cover it makes it appear it is only from her perspective.  Even the synopsis does not hint at this being a dual POV which is a shame.
Point of View: Alternating 1st person between both Camryn and Andrew

My Rating: 4 Stars

The Edge of Never is exactly the reason why I love Goodreads.  Without my friends and their recommendations, I may never have found this book.  What an amazing and touching story this was.  Oh and did I mention hot?!  Boy are there some sizzling scenes, Camryn and Andrew were simply perfect.

Most books that I read are from the girl's point of view so I do love when we get a dual POV or even one written from the guy's perspective.  Alternating between Camryn and Andrew worked so well in this book.  We really needed to be inside both of their heads because there was just so much going on with the both of them.  So many raw emotions and feelings that if we did not have the chance to see it form both sides I really do not feel that the story would have worked as well.  

I really enjoyed Camryn.  She has been through a lot of crap and the decision she makes to get away to anywhere was understandable to me.  Just the idea of packing a bag, getting on a bus and going somewhere new.  No plans or ideas on what to do when you get there.  It would be frightening but also exhilarating.

However, as much as I enjoyed Camryn I have to say I absolutely loved Andrew.  He was funny, sweet, caring, protective, gentle and who in their right mind would not fall for him?  Andrew has his own stuff going on and even though he doesn't think that he got on that bus to run away... in a way that is exactly what he was doing.  Yes, unlike Camryn he knew exactly where he was going and for what reason but deep down it was his way of running away.

You learn much more about Camryn in the start but Andrew takes a bit longer to learn about.  There is a reluctance from each of them to admit they want to be together.  I enjoyed seeing their relationship unfold.  They are friends first... of course there is flirting but it never goes too far too fast.  Then everything starts to change.  Andrew shows Camryn what it is like to be spontaneous and not so scared of everything.  For example standing in a rainstorm instead of running to find shelter.  And Camryn shows Andrew the beauty and simplicity of just lying under a night sky filled with stars.  Because at the end of the day it doesn't matter where two people are, all that matters is that those two people are together.

The only reason I am giving The Edge of Never 4 stars instead of 5 is because I would have loved a longer ending.  I know it is already over 400 pages but I just feel that Redmerski could have put a bit more into the very end.  I can not go into a lot of details about the specifics as that would be a far too big a spoiler and I hate those in reviews.  It's just that the last chapter wrapping everything up seemed a bit rushed to me.  I am not saying I am not happy with the ending, I am... in fact I loved it very much.  But I just loved these two characters so much and would have liked to have been there for some of the parts that were skipped over.

With all of this being said I strongly suggest this book!  It was such a wonderful read and it does have a story that will stay with me for a very long time, maybe even forever.  I promise that you will not be disappointed.

“I don’t think you ever really fall out of love with someone.  I think when you fall in love, like true love, it’s love for life.  All the rest is just experience and delusions.”


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  3. very nice review Christine. . . And very nice blog,your blog is very cute and beautiful :)

  4. very nice review Christine . . .And very nice blog,your blog is so coute n beautiful :)


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