Paperback: 426 Pages
Published: November 15, 2012
Series: The Edge of Never
1. The Edge of Never
2. The Edge of Always
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
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?
Due to sexual content and language, this book is recommended for 17+ – Adult Contemporary Women’s – New Adult Fiction
This book is a beautiful story about love, friendship, living in the moment, being honest, true, living life to the fullest, not being afraid to follow your dreams and never losing hope even if the world is conspiring against you. I CANNOT STRESS HOW MUCH I LOVED THIS BOOK! I absolutely adored it. I loved the concept, the characters and the story it self. It's not often that I can read a book and want to read it all over again. I am definitely not the kind of person to re-read books, but this one not only captured my attention, but it captured my heart.
Before I start with the review here are a few of my favorite quotes from this book:
“What compels any of us to do the things we do when deep down a part of us just wants to break free from it all?”
“I think when you fall in love, like true love, its love for life. All the rest is just experiences and delusions.”
“…dwelling and planning is bullshit,” he says. “You dwell on the past, you can’t move forward. Spend too much time planning for the future and you just push yourself backwards, or you say stagnant in the same place all your life.” His eyes lock on mine. “Live in the moment.”
"Depression is pain in its purest form and I would do anything to be able to feel an emotion again. Any emotion at all. Pain hurts ,but pain that's so powerful that you can't feel anything anymore, that's when you start to feel like you're going crazy."
"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."
Camryn is a 20 year old girl living in
North Carolina. Her life was full of joy,
happiness, fun, and going out all the time. She used to run naked into the
freezing lake every winter, but soon she started to lose everything. She lost
her boyfriend, Ian to a car accident, her brother got arrested for killing a
man during a drunk driving accident, and her parents divorced because her
father was cheating on her mother. All these things caused her pain and
sadness. One day she decided to get on a bus and just leave everything behind. That's
when she meets Andrew and her life changes in the most beautiful way possible.
But you will have to read to find out what happens!