The Edge of Never (Edge Series #1)

The Edge of Never (Edge Series #1)

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by J. A. Redmerski
     
 

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--The New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling blockbuster--

New Adult Romance

This new edition includes exclusive bonus material - an all-new full chapter from Andrew's point of view during a crucial scene!

Sometimes life takes you off course . . …  See more details below

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--The New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling blockbuster--

New Adult Romance

This new edition includes exclusive bonus material - an all-new full chapter from Andrew's point of view during a crucial scene!

Sometimes life takes you off course . . .

THE EDGE OF NEVER

Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett thought she knew exactly where her life was going. But after a wild night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she shocks everyone-including herself-when she decides to leave the only life she's ever known and set out on her own. Grabbing her purse and her cell phone, Camryn boards a Greyhound bus ready to find herself. Instead, she finds Andrew Parrish.

Sexy and exciting, Andrew lives life like there is no tomorrow. He persuades Camryn to do things she never thought she would and shows her how to give in to her deepest, most forbidden desires. Soon he becomes the center of her daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But there is more to Andrew than Camryn realizes. Will his secret push them inseparably together-or destroy them forever?

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Editorial Reviews

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"Addictive and fast paced. Readers will be drawn to Camryn, a smart girl who has become emotionally numb. Her partner in crime, the systerious, spontaneous and sweet Andrew is the real highlight. Readers will quickly get wrapped up in the adventure."—RT Book Reviews"

5 stars! WOW! What an unexpected journey and an amazing read! This book tells a beautiful story about friendship and love, of living in the moment, living life to the fullest, being true to yourself and not being afraid to reach for your dreams...I totally loved this and would highly recommend adding it to your TBRs!"—Aestas Book Blog"

5 STARS PLUS! This is one of the BEST BOOKS THAT I HAVE EVER READ...THE EDGE OF NEVER will forever live in my heart and I just know, years from now I'll still be reminiscing, or better yet, re-reading this book."—Maryse's Book Blog (Maryse.net)"

This was a beautiful, beautiful story. Amazingly detailed, poignant, eloquently written, and the characters' voices were so . . . honest. Emotion, thoughts, and fear down to their purest form."—Maryse's Book Blog"

I found their blooming romance to be slow-burning and sensual, making for a real connection that gets lost in other books . . . All-consuming and riveting . . . Redmerski pours passion into this book .and I know it will not fail in touching readers' hearts."—FreshFiction.com"

Knocked me down and left me gasping for breath . . . Every morsel of pain the characters felt, every intimate moment and deep love that the characters experienced, I experienced right along with them."—GliteraryGirl.com

Library Journal
★ 09/01/2015
Fed up with her life, Camryn hops on a Greyhound bus going anywhere and encounters Andrew, who is also fleeing from reality. Camryn is determined not to let her walls down, but Andrew is determined to make her live a little. He may not have her best interests at heart, however.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455548996
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
03/12/2013
Series:
Edge of Never Series , #1
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
5,149
File size:
859 KB

Meet the Author

J. A. Redmerski, New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas with her three children, two cats and a Maltese. She is a lover of television and books that push boundaries.

Learn more at:
JessicaRedmerski.com
Twitter, @JRedmerski
Facebook.com/J.A.Redmerski

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The Edge of Never 4.6 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 1642 reviews.
Ari_K More than 1 year ago
This is, hands down, one of the best books I've read this year! Not just because of how original, emotional and brilliant the story is, and not because I'm a huge sucker for road-trip/traveling stories, but it's written in exactly the way I like it and I am just blown away by it. Actually, I'm writing this on zero sleep because I got the "one more chapter" disease reading it - I really just wanted to read the first chapter while getting ready to go to bed to see if I'd like it...and see how that turned out! Andrew is the perfect hero! I have never said this before, and probably never will again, but yeah, he really was perfect. He is a genuinely nice guy with just the right amount of cockiness, but there are just so many more layers than that to his character. You seriously can't help but fall in love with him and everything about him! I loved Cam, too. She is strong but fragile at the same time, and honestly, I admired her bravery to just get away from everything and leave. I love it that she breaks all her rules and doesn't fight herself breaking them. And I loved their banter and camaraderie, the way they were teasing each other (the pool playing scene? brilliant.) the chemistry between Cam and Andrew was just...perfect. Somehow their relationship progressed in very realistic way and I really really liked that. So many feelings about this. You don't see the twist coming at all, at least not one like that. I mean, I guessed there was something going on, but it kind of all comes crashing down when you least expect it with a BAM! and it's a lot to take in. The last two chapters made me gasp and cry in turns. I mean, just wow. The pacing of this is perfect, the switching of POV was unexpected but welcomed - I was concerned about this in the beginning, but really, the author handles it perfectly, she gives these two characters two completely different voices! Oh and yeah, some of the best sex scenes I've read in a while. I haven't read anything by J.A. Redmerski before but I will definitely try to, now that I've seen what she can do!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started and finished this book today because I could not put it down!! Hands down one of the best books I have read in a while. Lots of different emotions, laughter, anger and oh my goodness... sadness. I would highly reccomend!!
DaisyLovesBooks More than 1 year ago
I laughed, I cried, I perfected my O face. And I was completely jealous that Andrew Parrish wasn't mine. First off, let me begin with how gorgeous that cover is. The girl's a beauty and it immediately draws you in and makes you envious. However, that envy was short-lived as I journeyed through The Edge of Never. At first, I felt the beginning read a little slow. I didn't realize until later that the problem wasn't pace, it was her life. Cam was absolutely miserable, and just following along with her made me realize how unhappy she was, just how mundane everything around her was as she dealt with the aftermath of the past two years. Her first boyfriend, who she lost her virginity to, died in a car accident, her next boyfriend cheated on her, her alcoholic brother was in jail 'cause he killed someone driving drunk one night, and her father cheated on her mother and they got divorced, so now she was tramping around dating everything in sight. It wasn't until she got fed up with everything and boarded the bus to nowhere and met Andrew Parrish, that Cam seemed to come to life and her story began to excite me. And then I appreciated the way the beginning read, 'cause if it hadn't, I never would've realized what an impact Andrew had on Cam's spirit. Andrew Parrish: Sexy. Protective and Possessive (in a Good Way). Sexually Confidant. Secretly Passionate. And there were soooooooooo many times I wanted to give Cam the boot and take her place. The best part of all was that Cam didn't even know why he was trying to keep her attention in the beginning, and the more time they spent together, the more he fell for her. They both had their reasons to be stubborn about taking their newfound relationship further, and the angst was literally ripping my heart to shreds. Both Cam and Andrew had fallen on hard times, and both deserved something positive to happen in their lives, so you can't help but root for them as one problem after another tests their strength. By the end, I think I shed enough tears to fill Lake Pontchartrain. J.A. Redmerski has won my heart all over again. The Edge of Never is by far the best of her work. Okay...I may be a little bias 'cause I love books heavy on angst, where the couple doesn't just throw themselves into bed, but eventually gets there and gives me some of the hottest scenes that perfect my O face and activates the launch sequence for book boyfriend jealousy. Check it out, you're gonna love it. And peeps, this novel is for the 17+ crowd for language and very hot, yummy, descriptive sexual situations.
snowfireangel More than 1 year ago
I don't know what to say. I just DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY! I'm just glad I saw Maryse's Book Blog comments about it and decided to read it. The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski is all about a chance meeting that becomes something more. Even though it was hard to read near the end, it was beautiful.
survifam More than 1 year ago
OH. MY. GOSH! I loved this story. My heart broke for Cam's story. I loved Andrew from the start. Loved their journey despite thinking throughout the story his secret was going to be something that she'd be pissed about...not at all the heartbreaking thing that actually happened. I was SO Broken and upset that I had to walk away from the book to compose myself. Then when the two months later happened I almost had a heart attack. I don't want to spoil, so I won't say more. I do hope to read more about Cam and Andrew. I'd love to read about Natalie (and Blake...), and even Andrew's brother. PLEASE GIVE US MORE!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is definitely worth the purchase and sleep deprivation. It took me a few chapters to really get into the story, but once it grabs you, you won't be able to put it down. It takes you on an emotional journey and allows you to feel both Cam and Andrew's emotions without being cliche. You will laugh, ponder life, and cry - be forewarned. I also highly recommend listening the the music being referenced throughout this book, I was intrigued enough to purchase a new album and believe "The Cival Wars" will be in constant rotation on my iPod.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW!! I loved this book. I read this book in one long sleepless night, but I felt so connected to the characters I couldn't put down. I don't usually read books twice, i'll be making an exception for this one. One of my all time favorites. So many different emotions, I caught myself laughing out loud and crying harder. Must read!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely one of my favorites reads this year and I have read a lot. The characters and story is developed perfectly. Cam and Andrew's relationship keeps you guessing because you are constantly will they won't they. Then you are thrown a curveball and you feel like their whole world is gonna collapse. Andrew writes Cam letters in two separate areas during the story and they are so heartfelt that they just tug on your emotions. Please take the time and read this book you will not be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good - and a long, great story too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Usually the bargain books are, well, bargains for a reason. But this gem was an awesome read! I thought it was better than the 50 Shades books!
jspringer13 More than 1 year ago
This book was a great read... or maybe I should call it a journey; what a ride! I think we've all been in that place where we just want to get away, and to think that we could meet our soulmate along the way. It doesn't get better than that! I loved Camryn and Andrew!!! I probably could've done without Natalie, but to be honest, we all have a friend like that. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this in about 5 hours! I bought for my drive home from visiting the family for the holidays. The fact that I was on the road made it the perfect read! It is wonderfully written and literally hits every emotion you could imagine! I laughed, cried, it even had my heart racing a bit! This has just become one of my all time favorite books, which is hard list to make. I read a lot, so the fact that I have a list of about 10 favorites says a lot about this story. Defintely worth buying!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderful! I think the only negative comment I would have is the last chapter or two seemed a little rushed. Still, by far, one of my favorite books!
SpeedyReadSA More than 1 year ago
I'm usually not one for romance books. My sister recommended this to me and out of sisterly duty I began to read. From the first moment I met Andrew I was instantly in love. I think everyone of us feels like we don't fit in with society from time to time and that there must be something more to life. The difference with us and with Cam and Andrew is that they actually acted on that feeling. When they were happy I was happy, when they were sad I was sad. I got so wrapped up in this tale I had to do a reality check on myself from time to time. i've never been through so many emotions at one time before. I'm definately glad I let my sister talk me into this and this may be a story I read again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the relationship between Andrew and Camryn. Great read. It took all day, but I read it in one sitting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book. Kept me on my toes. I laughed and I cried. This book is officially one of my top 10 favorite books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A mix of nicholas sparks novel and fifty shades. One of the best books i have read. Couldnt put it down!
bkwrm29 More than 1 year ago
I loved how this story played out and how it managed to drag me in. I was enraptured with this story and couldn’t get enough. Told from Camryn’s POV (and sometimes Andrew’s), this story has so much depth and emotions invested in it. Every second brought a new adventure and a new emotion taking me on a rollercoaster that I never wanted to stop. Each page flowed into the next and not one idea got caught in the concept of the book and was lost. Every idea  was displayed and described perfectly. This is one of those books that you can’t help get caught up in the character’s plight. Camryn had her own plight and I loved her for it. A girl who has lost a past love and is hungering for adventure. I loved that she didn’t waste time talking herself out of finding adventure but instead goes out and tries to find it. Her character was simply amazing and I enjoyed every part of her from her emotions to her thoughts and words. As she moves through her journey I was captured into her life and ended up cheering for her throughout the book. Andrew Parrish. Charming, good natured and hot. What more is there to say? He seemed like the perfect male specimen…until I learned his secret. It threw me for a curve and broke my heart at the same time. I loved it when the story was from his POV because you got a foreshadowing of his secret and the bad news he had yet to break to Camryn. Overall his character was great and added emotional depth and mystery to the story. In contrast to other books this book is a definite in my favorites. Everything about this book screamed “Amazing” to me and I loved every moment of it. I will be looking for more books by this author and publisher and I hope that the author writes more books with a similar genre to this one. **** I received this eARC from NetGalley.****
Nacole More than 1 year ago
I was getting so tired of the same old same old. I gave this book a shot and am so glad! Best book I've read in a long time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MY KIIND OF STORY!!! The author develops the characters and story conveying emotion. It isn't often I read a book in which I feel the emotions along with characters. I caught myself smiling throughout most of the book. I actually cried, too. THAT is not a common occurrence. That the author was able to bring me into the story like that demonstrates a strong talent. This book is the first I've read by this author, but it won't be the last. I'm glad I took the chance and read it. If the other books are as riveting as this one I will never get any sleep! It was just too hard to put down. THIS ONE WAS A HOMERUN! HOWEVER, I have to add that if you shy away from sex scenes, this isn't your kind of book. The author doesn't "gloss over" them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read hundreds of books, but never took the time to write a review, until now. This is, hands down the best book i have read in a VERY long time. It had me laughing, smiling, crying, and wanting to trade places with Cam! I cannot wait until the sequel comes out! I will definitely be preordering it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had me crying a river of tears...such a good book...one book I know I will always love!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book will take you on a roller coaster of emotions...I could not put this book down. Wow! I will be reading this book again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have read recently... it was VERY refreshing and up to date. I could relate to Cam's thinking. This book really should be a movie (and they wouldn't have to do much with the dialogue- it was perfect and humorous). I found myself laughing out loud and smiling a lot. I also ended up bawling... but it was so worth it. This is an excellent book. I think EVERY woman should read it (17 and older though). I can't get over how amazing this book is....... wish it didn't end.... just WOW!
twimom101 More than 1 year ago
I had been seeing this book around facebook for a couple weeks here and there. Then an author friend mentioned that the book had like a hell of a lot of reviews and the majority were 5 stars. Nothing new there, right? Yeah except the book hadn't even been out a month yet. Dudes, this is like huge. So I went over to B&N and bought a copy for my nook. A few days later I started it and found it ok. Wasn't a lot happening at the time. But it was just one of those reads that is ok like that. Just a good read that didn't require a whole lot your strength to read. You know what I am talking about? There are some books out there that you just feel exhausted after reading them. At least I feel that way sometimes. Like I said the book was just going along without a lot happening. So I kept reading and then before I knew it, the book snuck up on me revealing it is more than just a feel good read; more than just another fluff read. This book was full of wonderful, full of sadness, full of steaminess. This book ripped my heart out, tore it into little pieces, did the cha-cha on it, picked it back up, mended it together, and then put it back into my chest. All the while I am just sitting there thinking...'wait, how did that just happen?...How did this book sneak up on me like that?' Guys this is more than a book. So frickin much more. I cannot explain the feelings and emotions this book will course through your veins. I finished last night and still this morning I cannot seem to get my mind off anything but this book. And to think that this is a standalone read...so not cool. I need more! Just a little something now about these characters...oh my goodness, these beautiful, dirty mouthed characters. I thought they were beyond awesome. Another author friend brought it to my attention that Andrew is her new Travis Maddox (Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire). Oh yeah, I can totally see that now. There is a fine line of love between these two guys. If I had to choose it would be very difficult, although I am leaning towards Andrew right now. Cam is also just as great. The author made you really feel her and know her. Heck, I feel as though she and I are friends already after all is said and done. Ok, I have rambled on enough about this book. Good thing I waited until the next morning, after the tears had dried up, to write my review. Oh yes! There will be tears! Also, please keep in mind there is some sexual content that makes this book New Adult/Adult. But it does not smother the whole book in it. There is actually a story to be told and Redmerski does a fabulous job telling it!