THE EDGE OF NEVER (THE EDGE OF NEVER #1)
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?
This book came highly recommended to me by a friend and while I was doubtful, its reviews were really good and I was sold. It was awesome! …well the first 300 pages of it or so anyway.
So the book is roughly about a girl with a bit of a past and how she comes around it. I actually like Camryn, unexpectedly so. She is fun, smart and self-conscious. She knows she has problems and admits it. Often enough, I read books with heroines that have past problems and find myself annoyed of how whiny and dramatic they are. But Camryn acknowledges and feels the same. That’s a nice change.
And Andrew, omg Andrew. He’s perfect in any way, with all his imperfections and all. I love his POVs so much!
Their introductions and relationship are fresh and witty. The pacing is just nice. I was in love. It was such a nice slow ride for the first 300 or so pages, I couldn’t put it down and it was 6 in the morning. I wished it had ended there.
I was more than a bit disappointed about the rest of it. It feels rushed and fall flat. The lines are cheesy and not so much on the witty banter I so loved earlier on. Although I kept on trying to guess the ‘twist’ at the last part, it was still such an unexpected one. I was surprised, but not in a good way mind you. It was such an oh-you’re-kidding-me moment. Cue the rolling eyes.
Nevertheless, the book was still awesome. There’s a book 2 coming out soon and I know I would definitely follow up, even if just to indulge self with some more Andrew. I would definitely rate it 5 stars for 3/4 parts of it, but the ending was such a 2-stars, so yeah..