Review: The Edge of Always by J.A. Redmerski

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The Edge of Always
by J.A. Redmerski
Series: The Edge of Never #2
Publication date: November 5th 2013
Category: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: eARC from NetGalley

My Rating:

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Five months ago, Camryn and Andrew, both dealing with personal hardships, met on a Greyhound bus. They fell in love and proved that when two people are meant to be together, fate will find a way to make it happen.

Now, in the highly anticipated sequel to The Edge of Never, Camryn and Andrew are pursuing their love for music and living life to the fullest as they always swore to do. But when tragedy befalls them, their relationship is put to the ultimate test. As Camryn tries to numb her pain, Andrew makes a bold decision: To get their life back on track, they’ll set out on another cross-country road trip. Together they find excitement, passion, adventure-and challenges they never could have anticipated.

~My Thoughts~

The Edge of Always begins about two months after the first book ends. Things are going well for Camryn and Andrew, which made me super giddy as I was reading the first couple of pages. All I could think about was how happy I was to be able to dive right in after finishing the first book. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning opening one awesome present after another.

We all know that life can’t be perfect, even for a seemingly flawless couple like Camryn and Andrew. Sure they had their share of obstacles in the first book, but this part of their story insisted on being more challenging. Their relationship vibe felt the same in this second installment — the joking around, the super cute bets they would make which made the smallest things seem highly entertaining, the true passion to the core they felt for each other. But then the skies turned gray, the rainbows and unicorns got the hell out of the way, and the biggest hurdle of their combined existence falls in their path. Are they strong enough to get through this together? They say God doesn’t give someone more than they can handle, but is that also true for fictional characters? Maybe not.

The Edge of Always takes us on another fabulous journey with Camryn and Andrew. You won’t believe some of the crazy stuff that happens to these two! Again, I was laughing and crying throughout the entire book. Sometimes I would laugh so hard I cried, or I would cry until one of them would make me laugh through my tears. There were some serious blow-your-fiancé.. er, I mean.. blow-your-mind scenes as well. Secluded beach, anyone? 😉

While I loved this second book and was once again enamored by Camryn and Andrew, not to mention thrilled that Natalie decided to grow up a little bit, I felt satisfied that it was over. I don’t know if I could’ve taken anymore. Perhaps reading them back-to-back overwhelmed me because of everything that happened to these characters? Don’t get me wrong, both of these books made my Favorite Reads of 2013. At one point while I was reading this book my husband asked if I wanted to watch a movie and I was like, “Sure, just let me get to the end of this chapter.” The next thing I knew it was an hour or so later and he was saying, “Wow, that’s one LONG chapter!” as he was heading off to bed. Oops.

As with The Edge of Never, I highly recommend The Edge of Always to all fans of new adult contemporary romance! This series will take you on a ride down roads you never thought to travel, and when you return you’ll be nothing like you were before you started. Expect a larger than life book hangover!

~About the Author~

J.A. Redmerski

Born November 25, 1975, J.A. (Jessica Ann) Redmerski is a New York Times, USA Today and 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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