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“The Edge of Never” by J.A. Redmerski Book Review

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“The Edge of Never” by J.A. Redmerski

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Format: Available for eBook, Paperback, Audio book
Series: book 1 of Edge of Never series
Rated: 15+ language, sexual content
Genre: New Adult
Goodreads Page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16081272-the-edge-of-never

The story starts off with the lead character Camryn who is going to hang out with her best friend Natalie and her boyfriend Damon. Things are going ok until an incident causes a rift between Natalie and Camryn’s friendship.

Fed up with life and her life in North Carolina, Camryn packs a bag and gets on a bus and just leaves. While on the bus, she meets a handsome friendly stranger by the name of Andrew. He annoys her but she can’t help but feel drawn to him. Over time, he is able to break her down and they become friends.

Camryn goes with Andrew to visit his dad and she sees a side of him that he wants to keep locked up. Not ready to go back home yet, she agrees to go on a road trip from Wyoming to Texas.

During their road trip, they get close and they are forced to realize their feelings for each other while trying to face the demons of Camryn’s past. Camryn feels things for Andrew that she’s never felt before and Andrew has to deal with a problem that he’s been trying to ignore.

The relationship between Andrew and Camryn is one of the better couplings that I have read in these kinds of books. They were flawed characters who connected over the rough part of their life. The dreams they had were different then I’ve been reading about and I like it when an author can be at least somewhat original with things in the book.

I did like how we got to see the passing of time from the start of their journey together to the point when they finally get together. Sometimes an author rushes to get the couple together that they don’t really develop their story or their relationship. Especially considering how these two met, it wouldn’t make sense if all of a sudden they were trusting and loving on one another. It’s something that had to be earned and I think that Andrew and Camryn really did that.

Now for the flaws. The major one was in regards to Andrew’s problem. We hear about it only a few times during his time with Camryn, then it becomes a problem at the end of the book. Once it’s reveled what the problem is, I was a little upset that Redmerski didn’t do a better job at developing this problem. If it were me, I certainly would be more worried about it then Andrew seemed to be.

Some small stuff that bothered me was the way that the chapters were cut up. Usually a chapter has a final feeling of some sort, but some of the chapters felt like there was more coming, but it was the end of the chapter. I think that she could have combined some chapters and it would have been better. It would have helped with the flow of the book.

Overall, this was a very sweet story of new love. The theme of the story is carpe diem and this story shows the importance of doing it. If you don’t live in the now, you might miss out on something great like meeting the love of your life.

Recommendations: The Ella/Micha series by Jessica Sorensen, Damaged series by H.M. Ward

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