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?
I like the composition with the girl’s over the shoulder profile and that the photo was monochromatic. I’m ok with the type; I like how the word never stands out. After reading the story in the end I get the intensity and angst that encompasses the story. As well as showcasing Camryn. Does the cover do its job? I say yes.
After seeing so many positive reviews about this book I have to say that after reading The Edge of Never they were totally right. This book was indeed amazing. I love a good life discovering road trip!
The Edge of Never took the idea of road trip to a whole other level and I loved every moment of it. The story was filled with so much adventure and intrigue that I was totally immersed in the story.
Camryn and Andrew really brought the story to life for me. Camryn and Andrew were compelling, well-developed characters with intriguing individual personalizes that I enjoyed getting to know. Things got much more interesting when they interacted and the development of their relationship from casual strangers, to friends to lovers. Not only did I enjoy watching their relationship grow into something more, I enjoyed how they addressed and helped tackle each other’s skeletons, ultimately growing as characters.
The dual point of view was a great way to tell the story, allowing me to get a deeper understanding and connection with the characters.
Now the romance was really steamy. From the first time that Camryn and Andrew met there was a clear connection. I enjoyed the slow build up of their relationship and how it blazed with they finally got together.
Overall The Edge of Never turned out to be a very entertaining story with interesting complex characters, steamy romance all set with an awesome road trip filled with drama and character growth that had me interested at what would happen next. J. A. Redmerski is now on my radar and I look forward to reading more from her.