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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Tour! A Review of The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

The Edge of Never (The Edge of Never #1) by J.A. Redmerski
Genre: Adult/New Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: November 15, 2012
Publisher: Self

The Blurb:
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 Raleigh, 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

My Review:
The Edge of Never is a story that feels almost like a coming of age story, but it's not. The story starts off innocent, but it's definitely not that either. Camryn and Andrew are on a journey of self discovery. Yes. That's it... a story of self discovery. Their conversations along the way were funny, serious, and at times shocking. There were some shocking moments too. The use of bad language seemed a little excessive at times. It felt forced, like some of the words were thrown in there just for the heck of it, or maybe for shock value. But I felt like it took away from the story sometimes rather than enhancing it. There were things that were never explained. For example, Andrew got very violent towards guys who made him jealous. Granted some guys need a good butt kicking, but why was Andrew SO trigger happy? That was kind of a turn off for me, but Camryn seemed to like it. Their relationship was intense from the beginning. They definitely have the steamy-ness factor! But I don't know that I believed it was a love story rather than a lust story, at least not until the very end. The ending changed a lot of things for me. All in all, I had a hard time putting this book down. It was definitely a fun read. There was something magnetic about Camryn and Andrew. It was almost like you became a part of their world instead of just an outsider reading a book.

The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski was provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.

About the Author:
Author of THE DARKWOODS TRILOGY and DIRTY EDEN, mother, werewolf & zombie fanatic, book addict and a happy hermit obsessed with the Universe. Oh, and AMC’s “The Walking Dead”.

Addictions: Starbucks every morning, trolling Barnes & Noble’s shelves once a week, detesting winter, shopping flea markets and preparing for the collapse of society as we know it. Do I own a tin foil hat? Maybe. :-)

I was born in Arkansas and have lived here most of my life, except the couple of times when I lived in Pennsylvania. I started my first novel at the age of thirteen and have been writing something ever since. Generally, I love characters in life and on paper. I pay attention to people, especially those whose personalities make them different from the rest of us: the drug addict roaming the Laundromat that talks to himself, the young, inattentive mother in the park with the meanest kid on the playground – (the entire cast of ‘Swamp People’) – characters fascinate me and I hope that it shows in my literary work.

Some authors that inspire me are Neil Gaiman, Anne Rice, Cormac McCarthy, Max Brooks, J.K. Rowling, Richard Matheson, William R. Forstchen, Carrie Ryan, David Moody, Phillipa Gregory and Lisa Smedman. I’m always on the lookout for the next great book to pull me into its world and piss me off when I read the last page and know that it’s over.

I’m a sucker for anything Christopher Lee, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton and Cate Blanchett. But my biggest fan-girl superstars are Alex Filippenko, Michio Kaku, Brian Cox, Michelle Thaller and Neil Degrasse Tyson!

Also, almost more than anything I love nature and this beautiful planet that I live on. I just wish everyone else did too….

To learn more about  J.A. Redmerski and her books, visit her website. You can also find the author on Pinterest, GoodreadsFacebook and Twitter.

Check out my review of The Mayfair Moon by J.A. Redmerski

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  1. Thanks so much for participating in my tour. :-)

  2. Thanks so much for the giveaway! This looksso good and I have had it on my TBR for a while.


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