Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski - Blog Tour

The Edge of NeverThe Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski
Series: The Edge of Never #1
Published by: Self Published on November 15, 2012
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 426
Source: Blog Tour
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Rating: ★★★★★

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 biggest mistake I made with The Edge of Never was reading it on an airplane. I was okay for the first half of the book, but once I hit the 50% mark, things got embarrassing. When I reached the hot sex scene, I was giggling, blushing, tingling, squirming, and desperately trying to hide my Kindle from wandering eyes. When I got to the end of the book, I was fighting back tears and hiding behind my Kindle so that the people sitting next to me wouldn’t see my watering eyes. When I burst out into giggles, everyone stared at me. And nobody gets it. Nobody gets how books like The Edge of Never are so awesome that they can make you crazy in public.

“I don’t think you ever really fall out of love with someone. I think when you fall in love, like true love, it’s love for life. All the rest is just experience and delusions.”
Andrew, The Edge of Never by J.A. Rredmerski

It’s safe to say that The Edge of Never was everything I hoped it would be and more! It’s heartbreaking, it’s romantic, it’s wild, it’s spontaneous, and Andrew is all kinds of sexy!! Oh, and this book is fucking hilarious. Period. I have 20 “pages” of highlights on my Kindle—almost all of which are funny lines or scenes that made me laugh out loud! The rest are sweet, meaningful quotes that had me pondering everything from true love, to fate, to the meaning of life.

The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski - I've broken every single rule

I know I touched on this before, but I have to say it again: ANDREW IS HOT! He’s so sweet, so swoony, so bad boy-esque, and the perfect book boyfriend! I love how he had a bit of bad boy in him—tattoos and a protective streak that got a little violent—but for the most part he was just a really sweet guy. A lot of books these days have a guy who’s mostly that violent, scary, one night stand bad boy, with a tiny bit of sweetness, but Andrew was the other way around. He was mostly the sweet, philosophical (without being cheesy), live-in-the-moment kind of guy, but had a tiny bit of that bad boy in him. This made him the PERFECT book boyfriend! Not like those too controlling, annoying jerk faces. Sometimes I love those guys too, but Andrew was more than just a thrilling bad boy. He was actually boyfriend material! Or, hell—husband material.

“If you were to let me fuck you, you would have to let me own you.”
Andrew, The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

The romance in this book is very, very slow building, hot, passionate, and will rock your world! I mean, they do fall in love kind of quickly, since they meet on a road trip and that’s their romance, but it doesn’t feel quick at all. It’s 426 pages of indifference, interest, friendship, slow building trust, hesitant more-than-friendship, and finally, a full-powered knock-you-over head-over-heels ROMANCE! The progression from strangers, to acquaintances, to friends, to lovers is FABULOUS! You will love every second of it. I was mentally screaming, cheering for them, and egging them on. It was epic.

And those sex scenes… YEESHH!! Honestly, there weren’t as many sex scenes as I thought there would be, but the ones that were there were positively delicious. I kept glancing around the airplane to see if people could tell I was reading some epic hotness dripping with lust. I was all self-conscious about it. WAS I SMILING TOO MUCH?? DID I LOOK HORNY?? COULD PEOPLE TELL??

Also, I had no idea that we would get to read from BOTH characters’ points of view. That was awesome! I loved getting inside Andrew’s head. Of course, Camryn was great too, but there’s something really mysterious about a boy’s mind.. since I’m not a boy, and all that. But both characters were brilliant narrators!

I really love the way the plot line tined into the characters. Camryn and Andrew are both on the run. They’re trying to escape their lives and run away from the difficulties, and they’re doing it in the form of a road trip! There was something so sweet about them helping each other along the way and experiencing new things together. Through the road trip experiences, they pushed each other to the edge, did things they never thought they’d get the chance to do, and came out better for it.

“There’s no such thing as a bad bus ride when you’re in the company of something beautiful.”
Camryn, The Edge of Never, J.A. Redmerski

The Edge of Never is beyond powerful. It’s so full of love, loss, hope, desperation, and an insanely sweet and hilarious romance. As much as it’s about a heart-stopping romance, The Edge of Never is also about finding yourself, learning how to live, not being afraid to speak your mind, and overcoming traumas from your past. I just loved how Andrew and Camryn changed and empowered each other. There was never a dull moment in this story—especially in the second half—and the ending will make you cry, smile, and jump for joy!


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  1. YESSSSSS! So happy you loved it too. I agree, Andrew’s POV was the BEST, It was my fav part of the book. And the Romance. Gahhh!! “Did I Look Horny?” LMAO. Yeah, this is not an airplane read. But the sex and romance both are mind-blowing. I want Andrew for myself because he really was a perfect mixture of sweet and protective. Mmmmm, I want to lick his tattoos.

    1. HAHA! I totally had to compose myself every few minutes on the plane. I’d like, get into the reading zone.. then get to a sex scene and suddenly start looking around at people, all nervous. You should definitely try this book!! You will LOVE it!!

    1. I’m so glad you like my review Jessica! ♥ And thank YOU for writing such an amazing book!! It was exactly what I hoped it would be! 😀

    1. OH MY GOD Nereyda!!! YOU are going to love this book so freaking much!!! Seriously! I can’t wait for you to read it!! I’ll read Wallbanger and you read The Edge of Never.. IT’S A DEAL!

  2. Ashley, you totally demonstrated how powerful a book review could be!

    I felt like I wanted to read the book and I wanted to Read. It. NOW. right after skimming through your review!!!

    And Andrew does seem like a perfect book boyfriend 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. wow I love Camryn I identify a lot with me would love to read it and know that life teaches andrew

  4. Wow. I love your reviews. When you rave, you *rave.* If I wasn’t interested in this book before, this would’ve been more than enough to tell me I had to get it sooner rather than later.

    Oh, I totally know what you mean, by the way. I read Captive in the Dark on a plane, and boy was that interesting! At least it was dark the whole ride. I just turned the background on my Nook to the night setting, keeping the sexiness from prying eyes of passersby haha.

    I’m excited. I didn’t expect this book to be packed with so much awesome when I first caught wind of it.

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    1. Oh man.. I think you have me beat there with Captive in the Dark. That’s one hell of a book to read on a plane LMAO!! 😀

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