He was taking the long road. She was taking the road to nowhere. It just so happened that they led to the same place…
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…
I loved The Edge Of Never. I think we all fell in love with Andrew and Camryn. Their love affair that bloomed on a Greyhound bus was one to remember. The first book ended with a bang; Andrew beating his cancer, Camryn finding out she’s pregnant. All good things. It is a beautiful story. BUT, this relationship that was born in just months is surely not an easy one to keep together I would think…I mean, they met on a bus. So there must be more to this then just great sex and pillow talk. Oh there is. These two have a special bond. And we see that in The Edge of Always.
Reading the synopsis I really couldn’t imagine where the author would go with this story. They had already traveled so much, and now its time to settle down. But according to the synopsis tragedy strikes. Oh God I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book and read.
I knew Cam would have issues with staying mobile and raising a family in one place, in one city.
“…we’ve been getting too comfortable. The kind of comfortable that sneaks up on you years later, hits you in the back of the head, and say, Hey dumbass? Do you realize you’ve been doing this shit every day for the past ten years?”
Yeah this worries me.
But I have faith in these two. And their relationship is tested. Big time because guess what…tragedy strikes. And it hurts.
What more can these two handle? My heart was breaking all over the place. My heart broke for Andrew and for Camryn. But Cam, she really did me in. This chick brought tears to my eyes. But worse was Andrew. He loves her so much, so deep and he is willing to do anything, anything to help her; make her whole again. B/c Camryn is broken, a shell of a woman.
You have to question her sanity at times. She’s actually depressing and I want to reach out and just help her. All of this tragedy in her life has triggered so many fears she holds onto.
“I feel like someone invisible is always standing behind me, flipping a fucking switch inside my brain. Off. On. Off. On. O -no., On. “
Andrew and Camryn take to the road for the answers to all their questions. The road is where they found their love, and hopefully the road is where they can find it again. Not that they ever lost it. But Cam is lost. Lost in herself, lost in her fears.
What I loved most about this story was reading in depth how Andrew was able to get his Cam back. The journey these two embark on is just beautiful. The love, the music, the talks. You fall in love with Andrew and Cam all over again.
They didn’t need to prove to anybody, or society that they could do it, they could be different and not live up to the standards of everything we all know as the norm. But instead, make their own rules. At times, some of their choices weren’t the wisest of choices and they both found themselves in a bit of trouble. But nothing seemed to kill their spirits.
The author at times was very poetic. Her narrative was beautifully written which of course led me to tears. The love they share and the bond between each other is strong. Thinking back I was so moved by the way Andrew spoke to Cam and how he reassured her time and time again how special she was, and how he loves her. Andrew Parrish is truly Swoon-worthy. Without a doubt. He can make you melt and Cam is under his spell for sure.
“What else would you let me do? I ask and keep my lips near her ear. I keep my fingers moving.
Anything you wanted, she says with a gasp in her voice.
Anything I wanted? I rub my thumb firmly against her clit.
Yes….she says and her breath sputters softly,
Anythingfuckingthing you wanted…”
Now that’s what I call being under the “spell” of Andrew Parrish. He’s hot, and I would definitely not mind being stuck in the back seat of his Cavelle. Just sayin…
What I loved most about this book, and honestly took me by surprise was how she really takes you on journey. I mean literally. Andrew and Cam soul search. Truly they do. And I felt like I was right along with them. She passes time, and you pass right along with them. It’s beautiful. And at the end of their journey, I was fulfilled. The Edge of Always will be for me one of the most beautifully written love stories. No need for alpha males, and crazy tear my clothes off sex. None of that is needed. Here we have something that is memorable, and a story that stays with you.
“Our story is over, yes, but our journey isn’t, because we’ll always live on the edge until the day we die.” – Andrew Parrish
Looking back at my notes and re reading all my highlights, I started to re read the last chapter which is in Andrew’s POV. I actually started to cry. Yeah, I did. Thing is, it really is such a captivating story, how they evolved. Their love is solid and unbreakable. One word: Epilogue.
I think if you are looking for something to read that is memorable then The Edge of Always is the way to go. We should all have the balls to live life the way Andrew and Camryn live it…Living on the Edge…
About the Author
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.