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…
Kindle Edition, 464 pages
Published: November 5th 2013 by Forever Romance
*eArc received from publisher in exchange for review*
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I hear the water from the shower shut off, and seconds later a loud bang vibrates through the wall. I jump up from the chair, letting the remote control hit the floor as I rush toward the bathroom. The edge of the coffee table clips the shit outta my shin as I pass.
I swing open the bathroom door. “What happened?”
Camryn shakes her head at me and smiles as she leans over to pick the hair dryer up from the floor beside the toilet.
I breathe a sigh of relief.
“You’re more paranoid than I am,” she laughs.
She glances down at my leg as I rub it with my fingertips. She sets the hair dryer back on the counter, comes up to me, and kisses the side of my mouth. “Looks like I’m not the one of us who needs to worry about being accident-prone.” She smiles.
My hands cup her shoulders and I pull her closer, letting one hand fall down to touch her little rounded belly. I can barely tell she’s pregnant. At four months I thought she’d at least be emulating a baby hippo, but what do I know about this stuff?
“Maybe so,” I say, trying to hide the red in my face. “You probably did that on purpose just to see how fast I could get in here.”
She kisses the other side of my mouth and then goes in for the kill, kissing me fully and deeply while pressing her wet, naked body against mine. I moan against her mouth, wrapping my arms around her.
But then I pull away before I fall into her devious trap. “Dammit, woman, you’ve gotta stop that.”
She grins back at me. “You really want me to stop?” she asks with that up-to-no-good smile of hers.
It scares the shit out of me when she does that. Once after a conversation laced with that smile, she stopped having sex with me for three whole days. Worst three days of my life.
Our ReviewWow. That's all you need to know. Go buy the book and you'll see. The end. End of the review. Hahaha.
If ONLY!!!! I really really enjoyed this book...so much so that I buried J.A. Redmerski in tweets for a 24 hour period (ahem...sorry about that, J.A.!!). I felt like this novel offered the type of closure that we don't often get in many New Adult/Contemporary Romance novels these days. We usually get a cliff hanger or a wide open ending...but I felt 100% satisfied by the end of this novel.
I agree. The way The Edge of Always ended was only sort of closed. I was okay with it when the book originally ended, but I was really excited as soon as I found out this book was going to be coming out. It was so worth it!
I haven't read what anyone else has said or thought and I truly don't care. I can anticipate that some won't like it as much as I do simply because the angst is low and there are leaps in time but I loved it! I saw it as almost a love letter from the author to her characters. It felt as if she wrote them with care.
It will definitely be 50/50...and so funny that I did the same thing! I wanted to read it and loved it without any other opinion, which is kind of ironic since now we want you to read our thoughts on the book! But alas, that is how we're rolling today!
Camryn and Andrew have survived his tumor, are engaged, and looking forward to life as parents and spouses. Things happen that require their honesty, strength, and capacity to love each other deeply and truly. These events turn them back to the road and to their love of living in the moment. They rediscover their own selves and each other; they uncover hurts and begin to heal. I loved their insights and the rawness of some of their experiences. There is one scene with Andrew looking up at the stars and it was just ...inspiring. I won't even try to recreate the moment..but for me, it was a moment. And then true to Redmerski's amazing writing, we are offered some humor so that we don't drown in profound insights. Being a New Orleans girl, I also loved every second of reliving those Nola memories and seeing a few new ones (and she got New Orleans right BOTH times she wrote about it). Let's face it...I loved the entire journey seeing these two mature and grow and love. I know I'm vague and being super annoyingly general but I don't want to spoil even one second, if I can help it.
I definitely thought of you during all of the talks of Nola, and their experiences there. I have been there, but no one knows it better than you, so I'm so glad that it was genuine for you! (P.S. That is really, really important...for both of us...so thank goodness it was awesome!) In addition to everything goes on in the story, we also have Andrew's POV as well as Camryn's this time around. I love being in both characters head so that at least we know what the heck they're thinking...even if the SO doesn't. Andrew gives all of our favorite book boyfriends a big time run for their money...and had major swoons going on! There are some events that made me very sad, happy, smile, frown...pretty much the gamut of emotions. But I felt their love, and their insistent desire to be different than other couples, and experience every single second of life; not wasting it. I love that. If there is any message to be had here, it's not that the main guy is hot or there is major steamy pages...it's that our life is what we make of it. Deep stuff, IMO from J.A.
I've officially made Andrew my new favorite book boyfriend--even when he's not perfect, he is. And after reading this novel, I am eagerly anticipating Reviving Izabel and Song of the Fireflies. J.A. Redmerski is an enthralling writer; I want to live in her books and know her characters. The Edge of Always is no exception--for me it is a MUST READ. Total must read. Amazing characters, amazing settings...grasping us into the pages, as much as Camryn and Andrew are grasping life.
Shelley: 5 GINORMOUS and BRIGHT stars
Courtney: 5 Stars...or What She Said.
About the Author
Born November 25, 1975, J.A. (Jessica Ann) Redmerski is aNew York Times, USA Todayand Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas with her three children and a Maltese. She is a lover of television and books that push boundaries and is a huge fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead.
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