Monday, 22 April 2013

Review for The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski 
Publisher: Self Published (has been picked up by Harper)
Release: 28th February 2013
Genre: New Adult, Mature YA, Romance
Source: Bought on my Kindle

Goodreads Summary:
"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?"
The Edge of Never has recently been picked up for publishing in the UK and that news gave me the extra push I needed to see what all the fuss is about regarding this book. I’d heard nothing but great things about this New Adult sensation and I, like so many others, fell head over heels for this story of finding love where you least expect it.

Our leading lady Camryn hasn’t been interested in dating since her high school sweetheart was killed in a car accident. Now twenty, Camryn has closed herself off from love believing that she’ll never again find a love like her first. As well as the death of her boyfriend Camryn is dealing with her parents’ divorce and a brother in prison. Needless to say that Camryn has a lot to deal with and so when her best friends boyfriend comes on to her and she tries to tell her friend only to be held to blame it’s the final straw. With nothing left to lose Cam ups and leaves her mess of a life behind and hits the road- destination anywhere and this is where the story really begins.

Before reading this book I had no idea how much of this story was set on the road, I wish I knew this sooner because I absolutely love books about roadtrips! For a while the story is told purely from Camryn’s point of view but when she meets Andrew the book splits into an alternating narrative between the two which is another thing I wish I knew before reading because I adore dual narratives. I feel like if I knew these two things I’d have gotten around to this book a lot sooner!

Andrew completely stole the show in my opinion. I loved him from the moment we meet him and that love only grew as the book went on. Andrew is on a journey to visit his dying father for the last time an idea which he is really struggling with and so beautiful mysterious Camryn becomes the ideal distraction as he travels with her. With the majority of this book featuring only two characters on a bus or in a car they needed to be two really strong personalities to carry the plot along and I definitely got that with Andrew and Camryn!

This couple and the chemistry and romance between them – I can’t even. They are one of the most perfect book couples I’ve come across in a long time. They had cute adorable moments where they’d goof around and tease one another, loving tender moments where they’d open up and talk about their hopes and dreams, and they had pure sexual tension that practically sizzled off the pages. I loved how they brought out the best in each other and lived every day to the fullest.

The Edge of Never was certainly not a perfect book, it could have done with some editing and the ending, although shocking, was ever so slightly cheesy. But to be honest it got to the point where I really didn’t care because I was so engrossed in Andrew and Camryn’s story. The Edge of Never is up there as one of my favourite New Adult novels and I’m already dying to get my hands on the sequel!


  1. I recently received a review copy of this book, and although I haven't had the best of luck with New Adult books, I'm hoping The Edge of Never will be different. So glad you enjoyed it Jess! Lovely review! :)

    1. Thanks Jasprit! I really hope this one is a winner for you!

  2. I enjoyed this one, as well, Jess! I agree the ending was a bit cheesy but I loved it anyhow. Lovely review. :)

    1. Yay! Glad you enjoyed this one too Rachel :)

  3. I absolutely LOVED this book, the ending was a bit OTT but I was so relieved about something not happening I could handle the cheese!

    1. I agree! So cheesy but also really happy. Glad you loved it too, Caroline!

  4. I really enjoyed this one too, especially the road trip aspects!

    1. I knew you would Lyndsey! Gotta love a roadtrip! :)


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