Friday, January 11, 2013

The Library - New Adult Romance Review "The Edge of Never" by J.A. Redmerski

Title:  The Edge of Never
Author: J.A. Redmerski
Publisher:  Self Published with CreateSpace
Publication Date:  November 14, 2012
Genre:  New Adult Romance
Format:  Kindle 743 KB  |  Paperback 426 pages

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

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?

Shelly's Thoughts...
I am going to keep this one short since I convinced Heather to do a review as well!  She is the one who yelled over the web to let me know that I needed to read this book, you know me, I was on that in no time (once I finished the book I was reading, of course)!

So, I loved this book so much.  It {almost} made me want to pack a bag and jump on the nearest bus to find my own Andrew, but then I came back down to earth and realized that I am a 38 year old married lady who really has no business being on a bus looking for young guys!!  In all seriousness though, this book took me back to when I was in college and it made me think of all those things that I could have done if I would have thrown out all my plans like Camryn did when she hopped on that bus.

I can't say that I really loved Camryn right away...I really didn't.  I thought she was annoying and whiny, she was just a really depressing character in the beginning.  She seemed really determined that nothing good would ever happen to her.  Then she met Andrew and he turned it all around, but even then she was really hesitant about everything for so long that I wanted to shake her and tell her to get a grip cause this boy is the best thing that ever happened to her!  
I can't even begin to tell you how much I loved Andrew, he was just awesome from the very beginning.  There was never a time that I didn't just adore everything about him.

Here is the only thing that annoyed me about the book...the name dropping!  I was fine for the first few and for the record I LOVE that the first one she dropped was Scars on Broadway because they are obscure enough that it's not a band you think most people will even know.  Then it got to be too much.  I think if you have a good reason to do it then go for it, but random name dropping is a turn off when I am reading.  I love J.R. Ward books, but I absolutely hate that she brand drops so much in her Black Dagger series.  So now you know another one of writing my pet peeves!

Overall though, I really loved the story, in fact, I am ordering it in print so I can have it on my shelf with some of my other favorites.  It's one that I know I will read again in the future.  On a side note, this is NOT a YA book, it's classified as New Adult.  It does have sexual content in it so you have been warned, if you don't like that in your books then steer clear of this one.  It's not quite on the level with some of the more adult romances.  It's classified in New Adult because the characters are young (college aged) and it does have scenes that are for more mature readers.

Heather's Thoughts...
Okay… okay, my turn.  EEeeekK!  So...Yes, It’s sooOOOooo true, I FRIGGIN loved this book!  And Yes, I did scream that out (pretty obnoxiously) over my social networking communities, but here’s why!!... Shelly’s review and the book’s Synopsis sum up the overall gist of the plot, but hot DAMN… these two main character’s personalities really come on strong about 25% through the book and it’s RICH!  I’m talk GOOD sassy, sexy, clever, witty, bantering between them that has you silently cracking up in the middle of the night next to your sleeping husband!  Not only do they embark on MY personal dream adventure… but, they bring you along with the author’s clever writing in each main character’s first person point of view.

And Andrew… Eh, I don’t even know where to begin!!... sigh… JUST READ IT!  Then you can come back to me and we’ll sigh together.  (Wink, Wink)


  1. Thank you so much, both of you, for the awesome reviews! Glad you loved it! :-)

    1. You are most welcome Jessica! I will be hunting down the rest of your books very soon!

  2. Second book I've bought this week on your recommendation!

  3. Wow Thanks so much I am excited to read this book thanks for a wonderful review...Great blog

    1. Thanks! I hope you like the book as much as we did!

  4. Cheers girls, going on holiday tomorrow and filling up my Kindle - this one's just joined the others :)

  5. I loved this book really really much! When it was over I fell Camryn and Andrew deprived. Can't wait to read another one like this one.


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