Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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


Hi guys!! Welcome to my stop on The Edge of Never tour. I am so excited that I was able to take part in this tour organized by AToMR tours. I have my review and the tour giveaway!

  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • Publication date: 11/15/2012
  • Source: ebook provided by the author for review/tour
Purchase: Amazon | B&N 

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 Thoughts

The New Adult genre has definitely become a favorite of mine over the last few months, and I am a fan of J.A. Redmerski so I knew I needed to read this book. This book was so fantastically awesome. I expected to really enjoy it, what I didn't expect was to get so wrapped up in the characters and their story, to feel their every emotion, to laugh, cry, and swoon. This book had all the things I love in a good contemporary. When I first saw the page count I was a little nervous thinking that there would be nonsensical stuff in it, but the pages flew by for me. I was enjoying the journey as much as they were. What starts off for both of them as a way to escape and be alone to think turns into a journey of self discovery, learning to live, and believing in love. A chance meeting on a bus in Kansas brings us on an unforgettable journey with Camryn and Andrew that made me feel all the emotions. 

Camryn is numb of emotion after dealing with so many horrible situations in her life recently.She decides to just pack a bag and go somewhere. She doesn't know where, she just knows she needs to get away for a while. She hops on a bus to Idaho (because when the lady at the ticket counter asked where she was going Cam noticed she was eating a baked potato and she thought of Idaho lol!) She meets Andrew along the way, but it's not like an insta-love thing so don't worry. She slowly decides that he is okay to talk to and even sit with for the length of the trip. It isn't until he leaves that she realizes that she liked the company and is lonely. He ends up back at the bus stop and they decide to go on a road trip together. It seems very random, but they seemed to have bonded a little and why not, right? She starts to open up to him and realizes that he is helping her to really let the real her out. She finally knows who she is or who she wants to be. 

Andrew is so awesome!! He is spontaneous, fun, and not afraid to say what he is thinking. Most of the time. He does have a secret. He tries to keep not himself, but Camryn from being emotionally attached. He doesn't want to hurt her, and he knows that by letting them give into their growing feelings would mean her getting hurt. I love watching him except that they belong together. And oh my, sometimes he said the sweetest things. The one thing that bothered me about him, but only slightly, is that he was always trying to get Cam to just come right out and say things and not hold back, yet he would still hold back. Really though, he was just amazing and I loved him!! 

The relationship between them was my favorite thing about this book. Even though they did move quickly, it was realistic. Just think about spending all day everyday with someone who you are totally attracted to, who also happens to be just the type of person you could fall for. Of course they are both afraid of giving in to what they are feeling, but they slowly move from just having a friendship and insane attraction to having some fun with no attachments, to really truly caring about each other. Knowing that the other one is the missing piece they have been looking for. It wasn't until they found themselves that they found each other. Their chemistry... off the freaking charts. Now here is where I warn you that if you are offended by graphic sexual content, this is definitely hot, hot, hot. I loved it!! I literally had to fan myself a little at some points. Their sexual relationship doesn't leave anything to the imagination. You will know everything they are doing to each other. ;) 

Though this moves slow, it never feels boring or like it's dragging. You are getting to know both Camryn and Andrew through each of their perspectives. Their journey is your journey. You fall for them as they fall for each other. You question the things in life when they do. This book was so much more than just a story of two strangers who go on a road trip and find love. It is about self discovery, friendship, life and love. Thinking about what else there is. Not being afraid to take chances and be happy. Knowing that there is more to life than just the everyday things around you. I enjoyed every step of the journey with Andrew and Cam. 









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.


Giveaway: (1) Signed paperback copy of THE EDGE OF NEVER, (1) Kindle or Nook copy, (1) sterling silver custom book pendant necklace $200 value. Open to United States and Canada only.






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29 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for being a part of the tour and for the awesome review, Amy! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :-)

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    1. I was so excited to be part of the tour!! I hope that you write more New Adult books. This was great. :)

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  2. I so need to read this book! I love her other series. Thanks so muich for the giveaway!

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    1. It's so good!! I think you would like it!!

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  3. Ohmygosh , Amy! I loved this book so much. You've costumed it perfectly with your review. Awesome job!

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    1. Thanks babe!! This was a fabulous book. I loved all the emotion through the book and the characters were so well crafted.

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  4. This book sounds so good! I hop I win!

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    1. It's an amazing book. Good luck!!

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  5. Nice review. I haven't heard of this one but it sounds good.

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    1. Oh it's so good!! I loved it!!

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  6. I'm starting to try out some NA -- will add this to my list :)

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    1. NA is my new favorite genre right now. I can't get enough. I think that the romance stuff in YA makes me feel a little dirty sometimes so at least in NA the characters are older and it doesn't make me feel wrong about swooning over them lol!!

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  7. EEEP! I just skimmed you review because I bought this one recently and I can't wait to read it. 4.5, that's awesome! I've been loving me some NA lately too!

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    1. I think you will love it Jenni!! OMG Andrew is just awesome!! I literally felt every single emotion while I read this book and the 400+ pages flew by.

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  8. OMG! I definitely know you love NA, and can I just say that I am IN LOVE with the name Andrew? I wish there was a dude named Andrew in my grade so I could just always talk to him and call him "Andrew" over and over again for no apparent reason ;P And the Andrew in this book also sounds SO amazing! :D

    Awesome review!

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    1. Haha! Okay, dude! Just thought of a story for you. I have to email it to you later. So Andrew in this book is totally awesome. He is funny, sensitive, and oh man some of the steamier stuff... yeah!! I loved his character.

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  9. I have this book on my kindle cause I saw some great reviews. I also LOVE the cover! It looks professional (not thrown together) and is memorable, in a good way. I'm glad you loved it! It makes me more desperate to somehow fit it in!

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    1. The cover really fits the story too!! I loved the first reference to her with her braid over her shoulder and her hair loose around her face. And of course after reading the book, the title is the perfect title for this. I was so excited to read this and it definitely was as good as I had hyped it up to be. (even though I try not to have expectations I fail at that sometimes.)

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  10. I really want to read this! So glad it's sweet and smexy! Also sounds deep. I love books that involve road trip too. Spending all that time with someone is a great way to get to know them.

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    1. It's a fantastic book. You would love it!!

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  11. I loved this book so much. How about Andrew's letter??? I was a wreck! So glad you liked this one too. I love the necklace in the giveaway!

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    1. I was bawling!!! That totally broke my heart. I love how insightful he is and how he really knows Cam deep down even though they haven't really known each other long.

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  12. I cannot wait to read this!! I know I know I am behind but I already know I will love it!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. Thank you for the giveaway! This book is on my TBR list and I can't wait to read it.

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  14. I love this book! The characters and the plot were just amazing :D

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  15. I could have sworn I signed up for this blog tour but I forgot to do it. I’m so bummed because I REALLY want to read it! As soon as I finish with tour books, this is one of the first books I am reading.

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