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"5 STARS PLUS! This is one of the BEST BOOKS THAT I HAVE EVER READ...THEEDGE OF NEVER will forever live in my heart and I just know, years fromnow I'll still be reminiscing, or better yet, re-reading this book." (Maryse's Book Blog (Maryse.net))
"I found their blooming romance to be slow-burning and sensual, making for a real connection that gets lost in other books . . . All-consuming and riveting . . . Redmerski pours passion into this book .and I know itwill not fail in touching readers' hearts." (FreshFiction.com)
"Knocked me down and left me gasping for breath . . . Every morsel of pain thecharacters felt, every intimate moment and deep love that the characters experienced, I experienced right along with them." (GliteraryGirl.com)
- ASIN : B00BL3P5E6
- Publisher : Forever (March 12, 2013)
- Publication date : March 12, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 1520 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 452 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #106,164 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The Gist: Camryn can't deal with her life so she's running away. Yup. Packed a bag and booked it to the bus station picking a random spot across country based on what the ticket agent was eating. And she meets a guy.
So I'll start with the things I DID like:
1) A road trip! I love the adventure and seeing where the road takes you. I wanted to love this book just for that. I do wish they'd done more than just drive hotel to hotel and done some more sightseeing, though.
2) Andrew was a good guy. He's sexy, goes with the flow with a little aggressive edge. He's an easy guy to like.
3) The sex scenes were seriously steamy. There were no problems in that department at all.
4) The cover is amazing.
Which leaves pretty much everything else on the meh side of things.
Over the top dramatic, multiple inconsistencies, a heroine who acted closer to 15 than 20, drama on top of drama that popped up out of nowhere, constant idiotic behavior.
Camryn was difficult to like or root for. She complained about everything down to breakfast at a fast food joint when traveling, thinking any man who even glanced her way planned to rape, kill and dump her body. She was irresponsible and had no common sense. She's so fearful of being hurt yet lies and tells her mother she's in Virginia when she's really in Wyoming. Decides to road trip with someone who she's known for 2 days, has unprotected sex and insists he comes inside her, gets sloppy fall down pass out drunk. She was just ridiculous and blew so many things out of proportion.
There were also weird turns of phrase and continuation blips that made for awkward reading.
And, seriously, the idea that they're doing something new or outside the box is fairly laughable. They want to travel the world and backpack and go with the wind. Yeah, that's not an original thought at all. Pretty sure most college age kids have that notion.
Honestly I don't know why I kept reading. I'm a masochist, I guess. Things did improve after the hero showed up and I kept thinking there must be something people saw in this to give it such glowing 4 & 5 star reviews but for me...no. It had so many issues and too few redeeming qualities to make it worth the read. I won't be reading this author again.
I’m not sure why the author decided to use the terms “after a wild night at a club” or whatever, as part of the book’s description because nothing about what happened that night was wild in any sort of way. Maybe a ploy to grab readers’ attention? I don’t know.
Anyway, as I was reading the rest of the book it had me wondering, what is this leading up to? It gives you the impression that a secret is being held by Andrew & it could just be me, but I though that secret was related to something sexual based off the way the story was being told from Andrew’s perspective & some of the things he said to Camryn, but that’s just my opinion. I couldn’t really tell where the story was headed either, which isn’t bad, like I said I just was a little thrown off perhaps, so I didn’t know what to expect.
It’s still a good read; it’s entertaining and I enjoyed their adventure together. I really liked Andrew as well. I will be reading the second part of this book.
(Side Note: New Adult Fiction novels are intended for more mature audiences, typically 18-25 years old. These novels often display colorful language and much more detailed sexual themes than you would find in a Young Adult novel. Parents of younger children, consider this my caution to you.)
The Edge of Never is a riveting coming-of-age / self-discovery novel about a girl coming into her own as sexual adult being. Serving as the catalyst for her self discovery is a man who brings out the best (and the worst) in her and teaches her to experience life without hesitations. I think this book explores many issues pertinent facing the New Adult audiences today, such as the gender roles (masculine behavior vs feminine behavior) we assign to our children from a young age, and about female sexuality and the stigmas society places against women as sexual beings.
I feel it is also important to add that some of the things the author says in the book about women's sexual roles sets the feminism movement back about 30 years. If you're overly sensitive to the idea of a woman 'belonging' to her man, I suggest finding another book to read.
Crystal -- CrystalKeel.wordpress.com
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Both characters were running away from different situations and running towards nothing in particular just trying to escape life itself. They were drawn together the minute they sat 'together' on the bus. The banter was great and they had an instant connection with the reader. I don't think the story went anywhere which I suppose is ironic as the characters intentions were just to travel to nowheresville. It was suddenly when Andrews secret was revealed by fate that the story started to take a different turn it was at that point I was hooked; I'd say about 75-80%. Until that point I was able to pick the book up and put down at random without doing the obligatory 'just one more chapter'.
For the age of the book it was still very entertaining and a great story but I think it has come at a time when I have read quite a few similar to this and have enjoyed books with far more angst that have kept me turning the pages.
I quite enjoyed this book. It’s told from the dual POV of Camryn and Andrew and although it’s primarily a romance, the author steered clear of instalove - the two characters do some quality sniping at each other when they first meet, which was very amusing. She also didn’t fall back on a love triangle to create tension, and I was so glad. Love triangles are starting to absolutely do my head in. Seriously, if you read much YA or NA fiction, you’d be forgiven for thinking that every girl out there is constantly having to make the tough decision between two hot guys. Because that happens to me, like, every day.
Anyway, that’s what the author doesn’t do. Instead, she builds in tension with Andrew and Camryn’s sad back stories. One of Camryn’s ex-boyfriends died in a car accident and the other turned out to be a bit of a scumbag, so before she meets Andrew she has sworn off men. Andrew, on the other hand, has never met a girl he likes enough to commit to and is now travelling across the country to visit his dad, who is dying of cancer.
I have to say, there was a point in the first few chapters where I thought that this was going to be my first DNF of the year. I didn’t connect with Camryn very much in the early part of the story and I think she made some odd choices, but I’m really glad I stayed with it because she grew a lot as a character once she got on the bus and I started to really enjoy her POV.
There was a twist at the end that I didn’t see coming and I thought the ending was maybe a little bit rushed because of it and everything surrounding the twist was wrapped up a bit quickly. Other than this, though, I thought The Edge of Never was a really enjoyable read and a very sweet romance.
The item came in perfect condition and safely packaged. The quality of the cover is not very strong, it is thin and bent easily. The paper inside is thin but okay quality. The writing size and font is easy to read and overall this is a good item
OMG!!!! I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!! It was such a touching and heart-felt story. A true romance in every way possible. The characters were so luscious... not perfect in anyway.. but just so real... alive. definite 5 stars
The story is all about kindred spirits Camryn and Andrew. Both characters are on the road, one running from the trapped feeling that is consuming them and one heading home.
The story starts off with Camryn, setting the scene for her impulsive decision to take a time out from life. I could empathise with Camryn quite easily and her introduction to the readers will instantly win you over. She has been through quite a lot and to me she seemed like quite a selfless character although she finally embarks on a journey that is for her and her alone.
The two characters meet on their road trip and the banter between them in the beginning is quite fun to read because there is a friction between them that I feel comes from travelling but Andrew just has such a loveable rouge thing going on it’s hard not to feel a little captivated by him. That, and his tattoos.
The attraction to each other is there between the characters from the beginning although it’s subtle and grew gradually as the two characters began to get to know each other better. I liked that they took their time to build a relationship rather than just jumping straight into being in love. Andrew seemed to respect Camryn and almost keep her at arms-length a little throughout the initial stages of their friendship. At one point this is particularly evident and I could almost feel the emotional punch to the stomach that Camryn took, until I turned the page and J.A. Redmerksi soothed my soul by bringing Andrew to the rescue.
The narrative is told between Andrew and Camryn. I loved the dual POV in this story especially because each character had something totally different going on in their life even though their desire to avoid conforming to the norm brought them together.
The story becomes quite sad as the secret Andrew has been hiding, well might I add, throughout the story becomes very apparent. I can remember holding my breath, barely daring to turn the page to see what was going to happen at the end. I downloaded the second book straight away because I absolutely couldn’t help myself! Can’t wait to read more about Andrew and Cam.
This book is completely, totally, freaking AMAZING!! I loved every second reading it! It just gets better and better as it goes, it’s so gripping i didn’t want to put it down. Even after finishing at 1AM i ended up staying awake til after 2AM just thinking about it, i was well too excited to sleep!
I love Redmerski’s writing style, it’s amazing how easily the story flows, it’s truly awesome! I’m so thankful i only have to wait until November 5th, 2013 for The Edge of Always to be Published! YAY!!
Andrew was a great character! i loved him straight away, the tatts may have had a slight influence but not much, he’d be HOT without them! He’s so passionate and bull-headed it’s cute! Even when he wants to do something he holds himself back because he doesn’t think it’s the right thing to do; He’s a complete gentleman. He even saves the day, preventing anything bad from happening to Camryn *Swoons*
The Ending totally blew me away, i wasn’t expecting it at all and felt like my heart was in my throat, i cried like a big baby but i’m not afraid to admit it because i’m sure a lot of people who read it will too.
If you love romance then i would definitely recommend you read ‘The Edge of Never’! It’s already been added to my favourite’s shelf