The Edge of Never (The Edge of Never #1)
by J.A. Redmerski
Summary 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 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
This book had me losing plenty of sleep and was subsequently responsible for me being late to work, but I loved every minute of it! We start the story with Camryn, who seems somewhat lost in the world. She’s gotten to the point where life has taken a toll on her. She’s been through a lot although she tries to downplay her pain. In her fragile state of mind, she makes the impulsive decision of taking a bus to the first place she can think of. Camryn is the perfect combination of adventurous, yet guarded. Deep inside she just wants to live freely and break away from the past but she doesn’t know exactly how to do this. Her first attempt is jumping on the Greyhound bus, but she soon finds out that nothing changes just by doing that. The burden of her past is still there, holding her down. Then we meet Andrew who seems to be the kind of person who enjoys life and doesn’t care what anyone thinks. Initially, he wants to show her this, but soon enough the attraction between them begins to build up and that’s when you’ll start losing sleep. Both of them hold back at first, and we know that something is going on with Andrew but we don’t know what it is. However, when these two get together, it is explosive. From this point on, the book is the written equivalent of a roller coaster. It is hot, happy, fun and sad all at once. The onslaught of emotions is so powerful and the chemistry between Andrew and Camryn is almost palpable. In the end it is such a beautiful story of two people whose love for one another gets them through the toughest times.
5 out of 5 stars