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The Edge of Never (The Edge of Never #1)

4.32 of 5 stars 4.32  ·  rating details  ·  96,391 ratings  ·  9,169 reviews
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
Paperback, 1st edition, 426 pages
Published November 15th 2012 by Createspace (first published November 13th 2012)
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Emily May

I am conducting what I'm shelving as a "New Adult (NA) Experiment". I'm going to work my way through some of the popular New Adult books and see if I can weed out the crap and hopefully find some surprising gems. Here's hoping!

Just a quick warning: this book has a fair bit of sex in it and so I will be talking about sex in this review. Maybe don't read this if sex talk makes you clutch your crucifix in horror or, you know, combust.

I've been reading quite a few indie novels lately; some were good
Aestas Book Blog

WOW! What an unexpected journey and an amazing read!!

After receiving about a million messages telling me that that I absolutely HAD to read this next, I started reading it late last night and ended up staying up reading ALL night and finishing it around 5am! Kept me totally riveted!

This book is a beautiful story about friendship and love, of living in the moment, living life to the fullest, being true to yourself and not being afraid to reach for your dreams.

“What compels any of us to do t
Jenny Levine


Okay, here we go...

THE EDGE OF NEVER? How about THE EDGE OF GLORY because I'm on that state when I finished reading this.

Seriously, there are NO WORDS to describe how UH-MAY-ZING this book is.

Unputdownable. Fun. Witty. Poignant...BEAUTIFUL.

This is a story of friendship...
This is a story of LOVE...
This is a story of serendipity...
and a story of moving on, letting go, and living

What lies beyond the EDGE OF NEVER ?


Readers,this is NOT just a book.....

This is a JOURNEY....

The journey of Cam....

The journey of Andrew....

It’s their journey to find themselves.

So tell me Readers,have you ever felt the thrill of the journey which is known as.........

Camryn is a 20 year old girl living in North Carolina.She used to be fun and outgoing.She used to run naked into a freezing lake every winter.But then she started losing everything.She
Annie Brewer
Ummmm, holy crap this book sounds so damn AMAZING! I want it now! And look at that cover! Damn gorgeous! Eeeep!

Best. Fucking. Book. Ever.!

~Full review to come~

Okay, before I get into this review because I am still a bit mind and emotional fucked right now, I have to say....when I first saw the blurb and the cover for this book, I knew...I KNEW I would love this book. The cover spoke to me and I was instantly drawn to want to read this book. I thought it wasn't coming out til next year but oh my
Angie's Dreamy Reads

GOOD GRACIOUS!!! This book has rendered me completely and utterly amazed. I'm speechless! I have NO WORDS !!! Not one. Seriously. I want to review it so bad. The problem I'm having is, I'm so emotional I can’t come up with anything eloquent and thought provoking to say. That happens to me every once in awhile. Usually it’s when a book has come out of left field and bowled me over. This book did that and more. It's the kind of book that I search for. The kind that I crave. The k
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Jan 13, 2013 Stacia (the 2010 club) rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Stacia (the 2010 club) by: Smut Monday Club
"I won't have a one-night stand with you, but I will make you come, if you let me."


(in my best small child voice) "Let's gather 'round the sharing circle, everyone. It's time to talk about The Edge of Never."

Ms. Stacia : Well, class. Who's read the assignment?

Several students raise their hands.

Ms. Stacia : And who enjoyed the book?

Several students raise their hands.

Ms. Stacia : And who did not enjoy the book?

A few shy students ra
Tough Critic Book Reviews let's see if I can form coherent thoughts!

I was not instantly swept away by The Edge of Never. In fact, I kept thinking, "Where is this amazing book everyone keeps raving about?" Maybe everyone's on drugs and I didn't getting any? Maybe I bought the wrong book? Maybe I'm just a cold hearted bitch that's too tough of a critic? I was bored and totally disconnected from the story. I was just trying to get through it, struggling to get through it. I had my two-stars all polished up and rea
5+ Unforgettable stars!

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Oct 2014- It's been almost a year since my last re-read and about 2 years since my first read... I'm missing Andrew <3 Audio book re-read

Nov.2013- I just re-read this book in preparation for the sequel, for the third time... yep. After reading hundreds of books since my first read through around a year ago, I have to say it is still one of my favorite books of all time! Amazing!

Original Review (with some added images)
5 epic stars!!! I do believe that this book is tie
Alexis *RealityBites! Let's Get Lost!*
Spoiler Free Review -A MUST READ
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
WARNING: This book is
Heart pounding, Toe curling, Panty melting, Tear shedding, Fist flying, Glass table shattering, Thought provoking GREAT! Yeah, it's that good!

And if you don't believe me... Read it yourself;)

"For the first time in my life, I’ve felt whole, alive, free. You were the missing piece of my soul, the breath in my lungs, the blood in my veins. I think that if past lives are real then w
For the first time in my life, I’ve felt whole, alive, free. You were the missing piece of my soul, the breath in my lungs, the blood in my veins. I think that if past lives are real then we have been lovers in every single one of them. I’ve known you for a short time, but I feel like I’ve known you forever.

Hmmmmm..............what?!!....Oh right! Sorry! I was dreaming, I mean thinking! thinking about this really cute, weird guy I had met in a bus.....Hmmmm................Oh! Alright! At first
Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance

4 1/2 stars

"THE HEART ALWAYS WINS out over the mind. The heart, although reckless and suicidal and a masochist all on its own, always gets its way."

I love this quote from the Edge of Never because it's SO true!

The Edge of Never turned out to be every bit as good as I hoped it would be. I'm still trying to process all my thoughts and feelings about this book but one thing's for sure, I've NEVER enjoyed getting to know two characters more than I did Andr
"I think when you fall in love, like true love, it's love for life. All the rest is just experience and delusions."

What an AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL story!!!

I have to say, when I started reading The Edge of Never my expectations were high, VERY HIGH...So when the first part started out a bit slow I was beginning to question if I would really find it as good as everyone else... But in the end it completely met up to my expectations and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED it...

When we first meet the twenty-year-old C

i am apparently in the minority here on GR . . .

this book was good. i liked it. i think??? that's it.

it started off slow. took a long time to get into the groove, to take me along with it . . .
damaged characters . . . ok. i could get nit-picky about the female lead, but will spare readers of this. she is 20. damaged. hurt and immature. and apparently a sexual submissive. i have gotten too old and cynical for this apparently.

everyone seems to love this line.
“If you were to let me fuck you, you w


Meet the heroine: Camryn
My hair is the kind of blonde some girls pay a salon a lot of money to have, and it stops just to the middle of my back. I admit I was lucky in the perfect hair department.

Hosted by

Cam is the kind of perfect girl men start fights for and best friends get jealous of because their boyfriends have wanted her from 7th grade.

I could NOT understand what guys saw in this waste of human cells. I'll refrain from saying more about her, because she's just not worth the effo
Jaime Arkin
Maybe 2.5 stars... the more I think about it two is probably right though

I have to say I went into this book with very high expectations considering the reviews it was getting. To say I was disappointed wold be an understatement.

Typically I try to write spoiler free reviews, but I'm afraid I'm not going to be able to do that with this one, so consider this your warning!

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Elizabeth (Liz)
I don't think I can talk about this! I'm TRAUMATIZED and in RAPTUROUS the same effing time!! I LOATHE this author!!! I ADORE this author!!!! WHAT THE F***ING F**K WAS THAT I JUST READ?!?!

Review to come? Huh. I have no d@mn idea. It's a 5-star book. Hell, it may be a 10-star book. It's on my favorites shelf. Do you SEE all the 4 and 5 star reviews?? There's not another freaking thing I could add to what's already been said.

Emotionally exhausted. Must sleep. The end.
Natasha ツ
I don’t have words to describe how much I loved this book - it is incredibly beautiful, touching and heart wrenching story about true love. I sobbed my eyes out, I smiled until my jaw hurt and I fell in love with the characters – this book is just THAT good. This was a road trip straight to my heart.

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Note: This review contains some spoilers about how the relationship between Cam & Andrew unfolds.. but nothing that even remotely gives the end away.

Cam has had so much heartbreak an
Pavlina loves Dex ❤❤

""Live in the moment,where everything is just right,take your time and limit your bad memories and you'llget wherever it is you're going a lot faster and with less bumps in the road along the way"

What a beautiful book!!!!I think I´m still in shoch from that ending...I didn´t see that coming.I really didn´t...
This book just completely took my breath away.I think I need a paper bag.My heart is hammering against my chest..

Camryn Bennett is twenty years old.She lives in a small town with her mother.
This was SUCH a special book. It’s a totally character-driven, masterfully understated roadtrip story full of intelligence, wit and depth.

It’s the story of Camryn, a 20 year old girl with a past full of emotional trauma, and Andrew, a 25 year old man whose father is dying of a brain tumour. Both wrung out by tragedy, both impending and past, they wake up one day and just know that they have to get on a bus to travel. It’s a fatalistic decision that brings them together almost as if it was meant
4.5 Stars

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This book just completely took my breath away. Literally. I think I need a paper bag. My heart is hammering against my chest and I'm struggling to form coherent thoughts...

Just... WOW. I actually really struggled to rate this book. The second half was a 5+ star read for me, however, the first half I honestly struggled through. I was finding it too slow and I wasn’t connecting with the story but I am just so grateful that a friend told me
Jennifer Kyle
5 LOVE STORY STARS...Clearing A Spot on my Favorite's Shelf!

"I was taking the long road and Camryn was taking the road to nowhere and it just so happens that they led to the same place."

I fell in love with a love story! I laughed, I cried and I loved every page of this book. What made me fall in love? It was J.A. Redmerksi's amazing writing which led me to connect, form bonds and fall in love right along with Camryn and Andrew.


”I think when you fall in love, like true love, it’s love for life
I am utterly speechless! I really don't know what to say except that I have officially found my favourite Contemporary Romance book. J.A. Redmerski you are one freaking brilliant story teller who knows how to capture the heart, make you blush, make you cry *oh how I cried...and I'm still crying* make you gasp out loud, laugh hysterically and pant breathlessly. I am totally in love with this book and in love with both Camryn and Andrew...he has officially become my new book boyfriend. He is one h ...more

“Just remember to always be yourself and don’t be afraid to speak your mind or to dream out loud."

I always get a little nervous picking up a book which has been highly rated because I'm a little afraid that I might not enjoy it as much as majority did or the fact that I go in with some high expectations. Well safe to say, I really enjoyed this read with the whole roadtrip idea, coupled up with a 'strangers to friends to lovers' premise and was close to being a winner for m
I seem to be pretty alone with my opinion concerning this book. More than 2500 ratings and still an average of over 4.7?

What annoyed me most: The heroine's holier-than-thou-nobody-understands-me attitude and the hero's unabashed worship of her and everything she says and does.

Here are some quotes that made me want to chuck my Kindle against the next-best wall:

'… and then Christian Deering, my Ian rebound guy, and the jerk who cheated on me with some red-haired slut.'

Of course the girl he cheate
OH.MY.WORD .... Speechless , absolutely speechless !!!!

My emotions are all over the place with this one !!!


I just ... just ... Damn those last few moments .... Uggggghhhh I cant talk .... I mean I cried like a baby ! Fuck !

I need to cool off ...

Soo soooo freakin good ! Just awesome !!!

Review when I can think of what to write .
Samantha Towle
5 Spectacular stars!!!! I'll write a proper review when I can form a coherent sentence, but right now just.... wow. Really wow.
Take this moment. This moment right now. The seconds you're using as you read this review. This very moment you are giving me a piece of your life...a fragment of your are giving me your world in a fraction of a second...and it all seemed so insignificant before. But it isn't ... its beautiful...the pieces of our lives that can be cut into smaller sections...that even while we don't notice it...we don't feel it...we give ourselves so wholeheartedly to what's around us...we have no cho ...more
Smitten's Book Blog

Oh my frickin' life!! Another for the favourites shelf, for sure! That book was completely and utterly awesome! I'm going to need a few minutes to compose myself. I've literally got sad-tears-turned-happy-tears streaming down my cheeks.

Yes. It was THAT good! The whole book was amazing but the ending was off the chain!

I was addicted to Camryn and Andrew from the get go. The plot was unique and fascinating. I loved the series of events that lead to their meeting. It takes some good writing to make
I always thought depression was so overrated, the way people toss the word around (a lot like the L-word that I will never say to a guy again for as long as I live). I never like to see someone hurting, but I admit whenever I heard someone play the depression card, I'd roll my eyes and go about my business.
Little did I know that depression is a serious disease.

Sometimes you read a book that is so bad, it actually becomes entertaining. After a pretty awful day, I decided to read The Edge of Neve
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J.A. (Jessica Ann) Redmerski is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author and award-winner who juggles several different genres. She began self-publishing in 2012, and later with the success of THE EDGE OF NEVER, signed on with Grand Central Publishing/Forever Romance. She has since signed three more deals with GC/Forever for titles THE EDGE OF ALWAYS, SONG OF THE FIRE ...more
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