The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

Publication Date: November 15th, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
RATING: 4 out of 5 Stars


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?

With all the influx of Indie gems lately, I’ve been having such a hard time keeping up. I blame some of my Goodreads friends who seem to have a knack for finding such a book. The Edge of Never has been popping on my feed since it came out and all I can say is, wow. Someone hit the jackpot on this one.

This book has a way of making you feel complacent. In fact, up until about 80% into it, I didn’t think anything major was going to happen. And then…and then. The author slaps you with a mother-of-all reality checks.

It’s about a couple of characters who were on a journey to find themselves, to face their fears and to figure out what they want to do with the rest of their lives. There was a lot of mutual soul searching done in a way that was almost reflective of what the characters were going through. They used each other like a mirror – seeing themselves in each other’s eyes and consequently accepting their faults and magnifying everything that makes them beautiful inside and out.

There was a lot of humour and sexual tensions and humour caused by sexual tensions.
It’s a road trip full of music, revelations, doubts and secrets.
The beauty about this novel is the simplicity of the life lessons you will learn from it.
Never take anything for granted. Life is too short. Love can come from the most unexpected places and more much more sublime when you least expect it.

I don’t think I have to toot this book’s horn too much. I mean it’s been receiving some pretty phenomenal reviews since its release. Just know that if romance is what you’re after, well this book delivers one that’ll curl your toes and twist your guts.