Thursday, January 10, 2013

BLOG TOUR: The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

Title: The Edge of Never
Author: J.A.Redmerski
Release Date:  Nov 15/2012
Adquired: Epub copy provided by author
Goodreads: ADD

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


This book was definitely a page turner, a bit slow on the uptake, but the ball began rolling soon enough. I became intrigued by the characters from the get-go, and respected that J.A. Redmerski didn't hit us hard with the "insta-love"-which would have been easy to do.

There are a lot of reviews up that make reference to the second half of the book being better, but honestly, I enjoyed the building of the first half. I enjoyed the innocence, and the time it took to establish what was to come-that's always the most exciting part for me. As I turned the pages, I revisited my own feelings of "starting something unpredictable," but loving every second of it.

I enjoyed the characters that the author crafted for this book. Camryn being my favourite of the 2 protagonists. I liked her feisty, no-nonsense attitude, and that she continued being a bit suspicious of her situation even when she could have easily gave into trust. We need more female characters like that these days-ones that have their own strong opinions, ones that aren't afraid to question their surroundings, and be outspoken with their thoughts.

Andrew was written well also, though as the book went on, he started to become a little reminiscent of a few other choice characters from other books...

The ending was high on the emotional scale for sure-and the author handled it well. I won't go much more into it for the sake of spoilers.

I would recommend this book to people who enjoy the idea of "living in the moment," finding your now, and coming across someone amazing to share that lifestyle with.



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.

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Thank you to ATMoR Tours for allowing me the opportunity to read this amazing series, and participate in this tour!


  1. Thanks for taking part in my tour, Reeka! :-)

  2. I read this one. I actually really enjoyed it...which was surprising because I normally stick to fantasy/paranormal books. I just love the idea of taking a road trip or disappearing.

  3. This was one of the first not so glowing reviews I have actually read for this book. I really want to give it a try, but I just don't know how I feel about the whole New Adult category. To me, that usually breaks down as a young adult book with more sexuality and vulgarity. I could be wrong though, so I may still give this one a try.

  4. I really enjoyed this book even though it was a bit disjointed at the end. I too enjoyed the first half more, although the ending left me in tears. Camryn is a strong protagonist.

  5. I will agree with you; the first half was better than the second. I felt as if once they consummated their relationship everything went in a different direction. I didn't feel as if their lovemaking matched who they'd been before that point.


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