This book was the first review I posted on my blog. What first caught my attention was the cover and the title – both are beautiful. And I ended up loving the story as well. I like the element of road trip in the story and while it was light and fun, there were also sad moments to balance it all out.
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The Edge of Never (The Edge of Never #1) by J.A. Redmerski Amazon | Goodreads
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 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?
I love books that can make me feel. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a sad feeling. A book that can incite any kind of strong feeling is good for me. In this case it’s hate. While I absolutely love Kellan Kyle, my thoughts on Kiera is completely opposite 🔪👊😡.
This is also among the earliest book that I discovered that I love angst. And this book surely has a truckload of it haha!
I wanted to learn how to play guitar but I never had a good teacher. I was trying to learn from my brother who can barely play (who was only learning casually from his friend) so it was an epic fail. If I have a professional teacher 🎸, I’m pretty sure I can do well. But I don’t know if it’s worth losing my long nails 💅😆.
For almost two years now, Kiera’s boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she’s ever wanted: loving, tender and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together, Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university, everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart.
Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source—a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he’s purely a friend that she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes… and none of them will ever be the same.
I always seek out books that hurt me, unfortunately not many that can leave a lasting impression. This book is one of the few that did. I ugly dried this one 😭 lol!
I have specific weakness when it comes to elements in books that could hurt me deeper than an average sad book. When it comes to children, even though I hate them in real life 😆, when they are hurt in book, for me the knife not only stabbed, but also twisted repeatedly. God, even reading the author’s note made me cry like a baby 😥. Ok, I better stop making myself look like a crybaby haha!
Our lives are a collection of moments. Some utterly painful and full of yesterday’s hurts. Some beautifully hopeful and full of tomorrow’s promises.
I’ve had many moments in my lifetime, moments that changed me, challenged me. Moments that scared me and engulfed me. However, the biggest ones—the most heartbreaking and breathtaking ones—all included him.
I was ten years old when I lost my voice. A piece of me was stolen away, and the only person who could truly hear my silence was Brooks Griffin. He was the light during my dark days, the promise of tomorrow, until tragedy found him. Tragedy that eventually drowned him in a sea of memories.
This is the story of a boy and girl who loved each other, but didn’t love themselves. A story of life and death. Of love and broken promises.