Thursday, November 7, 2013

Blog Tour: The Edge of Always (The Edge of Never #2) by J.A. Redmerski

             Title: The Edge of Always (The Edge of Never #2) 
Publisher: Forever Romance
Release: November 5, 2013
New Adult Contemporary Novel

  New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. A. Redmerski brings us the second book in her heart-renching series about two 20-somethings who find each other in their darkest moment. 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...

4 out of 5 drama filled stars
Truth be told, I was a little apprehensive about reading "THE EDGE OF ALWAYS”.  "THE EDGE OF NEVER" was such a profound, emotionally driven tale, I wasn’t sure if continuing Andrew and Camryn’s story would hold the same level of excellence.  In the end, I am delighted to see the road these two have travelled.  



The story flowed quite nicely, alternating from each of their POV’s, but was a bit slow paced.  It started off sweet, portraying their lives after Andrew’s recovery, somewhat settling down, and on the road to bliss.  But, as fate plays a hand, heartbreak falls onto their path. 

Cam becomes devastated, leaving Andrew determined to heal her the only way he knows how…. Road trip!

Their journey to healing Cam and Andrew dealing with his own demons was a lovely story, but it did not hold the angst element as the first installment.  However, I liked the way Cam’s character grew, the way she matured, learned from her mistakes, sought closure and dealt with her misfortunes.  I loved the strength of Andrew’s persona.  Dealing with his own hardships, Andrew looked deep within his soul to find the courage needed to be Cam’s rock.  As always, it is Andrew’s love and fearlessness that heals Camryn’s broken spirit.  These two compliment each other, and they are a perfect couple in every way.  And most importantly...Andrew is HAWT!

“You’re everything to me, and I want you to stay strong and not let your  fear of the past taint the path to our future."

“Our story is over, but our journey isn’t, because we’ll always live on the edge until the day we die."

In conclusion, this is a story about unconditional love, finding inner strength, self-discovery, facing fears, and learning to command one’s destiny.  Like Orpheus and Eurydice, Andrew and Cam’s story is a “tragic tale of true love”. They are “two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl” that are destined to be together. They are indestructible.  

I highly recommend “Edge of Always" and it was a good read, even though I would have preferred the story to hold a tad more excitement and intensity. I was really happy to see their HEA and a possibility of a spin-off series.

After a while of sitting in the room surrounded by everyone at the baby shower, I start to feel overwhelmed, but I’m ready to tone this get-together down and soak in a long, hot bath.
Two more hours drag by and everyone has left except for Natalie, who finds me soaking in that much-needed bath, surrounded by frothy bubbles.
“Cam?” I hear Natalie’s voice on the other side of the bathroom door. She knocks softly a few times.
“Come on in,” I say.
The door creeps open and Natalie peeks around the side. Wouldn’t be the first time she saw me naked.
She sits on the closed toilet lid.
“Well, it’s official,” she says, grinning down at me, “pregnancy does make the boobs bigger.”
As always, she’s exaggerating.
I raise my hand from the water and flick droplets at her.
“Are you feeling all right?” she asks, toning down the jokes. “You look exhausted.”
“I’m pregnant,” I say flatly.
“True, but Cam, you look like shit.”
“Thanks.” I reach back, readjust the clip I put in my hair to keep it from getting wet, then relax my arm along the side of the tub.
“Well, aren’t you supposed to be glowing? That’s what they say pregnant women do.”
I shrug and shake my head against the back of the tub.
I get out of the tub and wrap a towel around my body      before hugging Natalie good-bye.
Then I lie across my bed, remembering how comfortable it was. But I don’t miss this room so much, or feel any sense of longing to get back into my old life. No. The “old life” I still want to avoid, and this is the number one reason I’ve been so divided about whether to come home or not. I’ve missed my mom and Natalie, and I admit that I’ve just missed North Carolina. But I don’t miss it in the way that makes me want to end right back up here doing the same things I was doing before. I ran away from that lifestyle for a reason, and I’m not about to run right back to it.
I decide to stay here and go to bed early. I feel overly exhausted, as if my body is being drained of energy faster than normal.
Andrew crawls into the bed with me and lies on his side, his head propped on his knuckles. “I feel like I’m doing something I shouldn’t, being up here in your childhood room with you like this.” He grins.
I smile slimly and bury my body deeper underneath the blanket. It’s  only a little chilly outside, but I’m freezing. I pull the blanket up to my chin, curling my fingers tight around the fuzzy fabric.
“If my dad was here,” I say, chuckling, “you’d be in Cole’s room.”
     He moves closer to me and drapes his arm over my waist…

Top 5 songs that inspired the book

  • Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks
  • Ain't No Sunshine by Bill Withers
  • Night is the Notion by Dax Riggs
  • Tip of My Tongue  by The Civil Wars
  • Birds of a Feather by The Civil Wars
  SIGNED Copies Give-a-way!!
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One winner will get both books.

J.A. Redmerski, New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas with her three children, two cats 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.


  1. im currently reading The aedge of Always and i dont want this to end! im trying to read it slowly lol if thats even possible! i felt like i dont want to finished this in one sitng coz ive beel like what!? waiting like millenium to finally read it and be done with Cam and Andrews story! i am so happy and thankful for the blog tour! since i cant attend any signed event of this author, we still get a chance to win a signed copy! yay! keeping all my fingers toes arms and everrrything crossed!!!!

    1. Hi Rhowie,

      I know it sooo hard to let some characters and stories go! I find myself re- reading some of my favorite books (and this series is one of my favs) just to have those characters back. But from what I sense from the ending, there may be a spin-off series. We can keep our fingers crossed JA continues it.

      Thanks for your comment :)
      Happy reading

  2. Thank you for participating in the release! And I'm so glad you liked the book. :-)

    1. Our sincere thanks for sharing your lovely story with us. I am sad to let Andrew and Cam go, I am still suffering from a bad case of book hangover. (Seriously missing sexy Andrew Parrish). Look forward to reading your future works.

      Wishing you much success


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