The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
After a couple of really tragic years, Camryn just needs to get away from it all. With only the necessities, she gets on a bus to nowhere. She has no plan, no destination. All she really knows is she wants something more. Andrew is on the way to see his dad in the hospital, probably for the last time. Like Camryn, Andrew has no real direction. He just wants to live life to the fullest, because he knows all too well it is too short. Feeling like kindred spirits, the two head off on a journey of self-discovery, laughs, friendship, and heartbreak.
What I liked: I liked Camryn and Andrew's relationship. There was a slow build, which is a nice change from the falling in love in a day we often get. They were also a lot of fun together. There were many "fun" times between them. I love the idea of being able to take off and do what you want with no cares in the world. I love the idea of kindred spirits.
What I didn't like: For me the story was too slow. It drug, especially in the middle during the car trip. I got really tired of sitting in the car discussing pop vs. classic rock. I needed to get out and stretch my legs. Though, the story did pick up about half-way through (after they reached New Orleans). Additionally, Camryn was being portrayed as a confident, know what I want type of girl, but somewhere along the line (pretty early in the story) she lost that. There was also a lot of talk that never really went anywhere. The sex talk (self-discovery, finding out what Cam likes) would have made much more sense if it had actually been incorporated into the story. As it was, it was just one of many conversations that went nowhere. Last, all the detailed music talk. I love music. I listen to music every day, but I don't know…the way it was written into everything and talked about on every page got old.
So while I was not in love with this story, it was still good and quite entertaining, though not enough for me to want to read more of the series, though with all the fabulous reviews I really feel like I am missing something here.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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