Title: The Edge of Never
Author: J. A. Redmerski
Genre: NA Romance
Status: Book 1 of The Edge of Never duology
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?
The story idea is really good. It was a bit different and I didn’t expect something like that when I read the first chapter of the book. I figured a guy would come along and be her prince charming/savior, a few issues that take time to get cleared up and love. But instead, I was pleasantly surprised with the turn of things.
In short, Camryn Bennet has not had a pretty life and after another disastrous event that shatters her some more, she just up and decides to leave one day. She does not know where she is going but she is going somewhere. On a spur of decision, she takes a bus ticket to Idaho and travels there. Andrew Parrish boards a bus on which she is travelling, with the intent of going to see his dying father in Wyoming.
Their relationship starts off very cutely and I loved their first few interactions where they get to know each other and slowly build a friendship with an underlying attraction.
Best part of the novel: End of last chapter and Epilogue. I had such an array of emotions then, you’ll have to read it as I can’t spoil it for you.
Best detail in the novel: Andrew’s tattoo inspired by the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. Read the book to find out. Guys being hopeless romantics in a hopeful way is really attractive.