17 March 2013

The Edge of Never (The Edge of Never, #1)The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4 1/2 stars!!


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?

Enter sappy review

I'm having a hard time putting into words the feelings I have for this book. I laughed, I cried and then cried some more and then laughed again. Yes, it was definitely a roller coaster ride. This is New Adult at its best.It has none of those cliches that usually plague NA books nowadays. There were no jealous exes, psycho-bitch ex-girlfriends, over-the-top jealousy, love triangles or love squares. There was no I-hate-him-but-I-love-him drama. None of those things. What it has are two people -- one is trying to find herself, while the other one is determined to live his life by his own rules. This is all about Camryn and Andrew. They definitely weren't looking for love but love is what they found.

It is a love story, yes, but it is also so much more than that. It's a story about life, about family, about best friends, about taking a chance and living in the moment. It's about a girl who had experienced so much loss in her life -- she lost her boyfriend in a car accident, her brother is in prison, her mother is busy with her own love life and to top it all of, her best friend abandoned her after being told her that her boyfriend made a pass at Camryn. Camryn was well and alive but basically dead inside. She had a moment of epiphany, so she hopped into a bus to start her journey to nowhere.

Enter Andrew Parrish. Young, good-looking, brash, a talented guitar-playing alpha with a passion for classic rock, trying to live his life to the fullest. They met in the bus and thus, their story begins. And what a story it was.

I loved that the author decided to give Camryn and Andrew the HEA they deserved. I was worried there for a little while. Not that I would complain if it went the other way, but I'm always a sucker for a happy ending.

This one is definitely a keeper for me.

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