Thursday, August 13, 2015

Review: The Edge Of Never (The Edge Of Never #1) by J.A. Redmerski

Title: The Edge Of Never (The Edge Of Never #1)
Author: J.A. Redmerski
Publication date: November 15th, 2012
Publisher: Createspace
Genre: New Adult/ Contemporary Romance
Pages: 426
Rating: 5/5

Summary:
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?

Due to sexual content and language, this book is recommended for 17+ – Adult Contemporary Women’s – New Adult Fiction


My review:

“Heart always wins out over the mind. The heart, although reckless and suicidal and a masochist all on its own, always gets its way.” 

What I really enjoyed about this book is how the characters helped each other with their struggles and their fears throughout the entire novel. The relationship between the two was just an amazing thing to read. They both try to hide what they're really feeling with jokes and smiles, but deep inside, they're miserable. 

What they're going through made me tear up because it's always heartbreaking to know that someone who seems happy and is smiling all the time is actually broken in the inside. 

I really am proud of Camryn. When I finished reading this book, I was glad she's not the same person as the Camryn I knew from the beginning of the story. Her character development was remarkable and I truly am happy because she became a brave woman who's not afraid to tell someone what she really wants to say.

Andrew, on the other hand, I still feel like there's still some things I need to know about him. In the book, the author talked about both of the characters' problems, but in my opinion it focused a lot more on Camryn. I don't really have a big problem on that, but I'm hoping to get more answers in the sequel on Andrew's side.

Overall, this book was amazing. It made me swoon, it made me laugh, it made me sad and tear up. I felt connected to the characters somehow and I really enjoyed reading Camryn and Andrew's beautiful love story. I definitely recommend this book to New Adult readers because there are some steamy scenes in this book. I also recommend to read this book without know much about the story. You can read the summary and maybe some spoiler free reviews, but try to avoid getting yourself spoiled. 

The sequel to The Edge Of Never: The Edge Of Always

17899696Five months ago, Camryn and Andrew, both dealing with personal hardships, met on a Greyhound bus. They fell in love and proved that when two people are meant to be together, fate will find a way to make it happen.

Now, in the highly anticipated sequel to The Edge of Never, Camryn and Andrew are pursuing their love for music and living life to the fullest as they always swore to do. But when tragedy befalls them, their relationship is put to the ultimate test. As Camryn tries to numb her pain, Andrew makes a bold decision: To get their life back on track, they'll set out on another cross-country road trip. Together they find excitement, passion, adventure-and challenges they never could have anticipated.


About the author:
J.A. (Jessica Ann) Redmerski is a New York TimesUSA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author and award winner who juggles several different genres. She began self-publishing in 2012, and later with the success of THE EDGE OF NEVER, signed on with Grand Central Publishing/Forever Romance. She has since signed three more deals with GC/Forever for titles THE EDGE OF ALWAYS, SONG OF THE FIREFLIES and THE MOMENT OF LETTING GO. Her works have so far been translated into twenty languages. THE EDGE OF NEVER made it to #2 on the New York Times bestseller eBook list, and remained on the #1 spot on Amazon for two straight weeks. THE EDGE OF ALWAYS also made the New York Times bestseller list.

Jessica is a hybrid author who, in addition to working with a traditional publisher, also continues to self-publish. The Portuguese rights to her popular crime and suspense series, In the Company of Killers, have already been picked up by one of Brazil's largest publishers.

Jessica is a lover of film, television and books that push boundaries; and she's a sucker for long, sweeping, epic love stories. Things on Jessica's wish list are to conquer her long list of ridiculous fears, find a shirt she actually likes, and travel the world with a backpack and a partner-in-crime.

What book is Jessica most proud to have written? It's a question she gets asked quite often. The answer is, hands down, DIRTY EDEN. "DIRTY EDEN was an entirely organic experience for me, as was the story from beginning to end; nothing was planned, and I didn't know the end myself until I got there. As much as I enjoy writing love stories and crime novels, a big part of my heart really does lie in the satirical and strange. I just wish more people would read it."