Monday, October 28, 2013

Early Review: The Edge of Always by J.A. Redmerski


Title: The Edge of Always
Series:  The Edge of Never
Author: J.A. Redmerski
Publisher: Forever Romance
Exp. Publication: November 5, 2013
Preorder:  Amazon  |  B&N

From Goodreads:

He was taking the long road. She was taking the road to nowhere. It just so happened that they led to the same place… 

When everything falls apart, love remains 

 THE EDGE OF ALWAYS

Camryn Bennett has never been happier. Five months after meeting on a Greyhound bus, she and her soul mate Andrew Parrish are engaged—and a wedding isn’t the only special event in their future. Nervous but excited, Camryn can’t wait to begin the rest of her life with Andrew – a man she knows in her heart will love her always. They have so much to look forward to—until tragedy blindsides them. 

Andrew doesn’t understand how this could happen to them. He’s trying to move on, and thought Camryn was doing the same. But when Andrew discovers Camryn is secretly harboring a mountain of pain and attempting to numb it in damaging ways, there is nothing he won’t do to bring her back to life. Determined to prove that their love can survive anything, Andrew decides to take Camryn on a new journey filled with hope and passion. If only he can convince her to come along for the ride…

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In the first book, The Edge of Never, I was at my happiest as a reader when Andrew and Camryn were on the open road. The music they listened to as well as performed and the sights they saw delighted me.   Because we open with Andrew and Cam attempting to settle down and dealing with the issues that come along with such a thing in this sequel,  I wasn’t quite as enamored with the characters as I had been in book one.  After a devastating tragedy, Camryn struggles to come to terms with a new loss.  When Andrew realizes the dangerous method Cam has been using to deal with her pain, they are forced to reevaluate their living situation and pretty soon are right back where I yearned for them to be – on an exciting road trip, finding themselves all over again and – best of all… rediscovering each other.  

My favorite part of this story was the final POV.  I was not expecting this person’s perspective at all.  It was beautiful, and I was pretty much a sobbing mess all the way through.   While I may not have been completely content with certain parts of the book, this ending was perfection and gave me a closure that I long for when I am reading.  

For readers who fell in love with Andrew and Camryn in The Edge of Never, this sequel is sure to please.

The bonus sneak peek of Ms. Redmerski’s Song of the Fireflies blew me away.  I want that book so badly!  It is the story of Elias and Bray, a couple that Andrew and Camryn briefly spend time with in their story.  I knew immediately I wanted to know more about them, and the fact that the sneak peek had a Sweet Home Alabama feel to it captured my attention immediately. 

I can’t wait to see what else this author has in store for her readers! 

My Rating: 1/2


I received an ARC of this book from the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.


The Edge of Never (The Edge of Never, #1) The Edge of Always (The Edge of Never, #2)


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