The Edge of Always (The Edge of Never, # 2)
By: JA Redmerski
Expected Publication: November 5th 2013 by Forever Romance
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Goodreads description--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…
The Edge of Never had some pretty big happenings there at the end, and so I was really stoked about starting The Edge of Always and finding out what happens next. However, when I read the description for The Edge of Always, I felt like it gave too much away. Predicting what would happen in this book was a piece of cake after that. And I don’t think there was anything I ended up being wrong about while I was reading it. Despite that, I still enjoyed The Edge of Always. But I don’t want to ruin anything else with my review that you might not be able to discern from the description so I’ll try to be as vague as I can, which may also result from this review being pretty brief.
While the events of the story didn’t surprise me, the characters kind of did. Just looking back on The Edge of Never and where everything started, Andrew definitely feels like a different person than who Camryn met on that bus months ago. But he’s still the same guy. Andrew and Camryn’s need to not live repetitive, monotonous lives carries through from The Edge of Never to The Edge of Always. Events that happen early on in the book force Andrew and Camryn to need to reconnect, reaffirm, and reestablish all that was good about their relationship in the first book. And they do.
I thought that The Edge of Always was a really sweet book. There was no earth shatter literary genius here, but it was a fast and sweet read. I will say that I was at the 70% mark and I felt like I was at the end and things should be wrapping up. It didn’t necessarily feel drug out, but it also didn’t feel like the pacing was exactly right either.
The Edge of Always get 3.5 Stars from me. I can’t say there was anything wrong with it, but it didn’t blow me away either. Have you read The Edge of Always? What did you think? Let me know!