Elena Reviews: The Edge of Always by J.A. Redmerski

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The synopsis:

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 . . .


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…

My review:

“You’re the world to me,” I whisper onto her lips. ” I hope you never forget that.”
“I’ll never forget,” she whispers back…”But if I ever do, for whatever reason, I hope you’ll always find a way to remind me.”

What can I say? I was blown away by this book in so many ways. It was Tamie who recommended to me The Edge of Never, and I’m so grateful that she did. I instantly fell in love with Andrew and Cam’s story and needless to say, The Edge of Always was one of my most anticipated books of 2013.

Tamie reviewed it a few weeks ago (you can find her beautiful review here) and I agree with everything she said. The Edge of Always is the perfect closure to one of the most emotional and deep love stories I’ve ever read. Andrew and Cam had several life trials to face up to in The Edge of Never, and they came out of each one of them as victors. The difficulties don’t cease to exist in The Edge of Always. They both have still lots of hurdles to overcome but, hand in hand, they find the strength necessary to do so. They have their moments of weakness, but one of the many things I loved about this story is this — it shows that it’s perfectly normal to have those moments where you think everything’s lost and you don’t have any strength left anymore. It’s human. The important thing is to understand that we’re strong, even when we don’t believe in ourselves, and that we can overcome these moments. And this is exactly what Andrew and Camryn do.

“It was a moment of weakness, and even the strongest person isn’t immune to weakness, Camryn”

Andrew is even more swoon worthy and perfect than he was in the first instalment, and this says a lot about how awesome a character this is. Camryn becomes a real woman in this book. A woman who knows what it means to receive curve balls thrown by life, but who decides to get up again and keep hoping, every time he gets knocked down. And life rewards both of them in the end…And what a reward life gives them…

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This story has a lot to teach and it’s so worth your time. If you loved The Edge of Never, The Edge of Always is a must read. You won’t be disappointed, trust me. All you’ll want to do is read it and re-read it again.

I give The Edge of Always 5 glittering stars.

More beautiful passages:

“Because this is our life. We met on the road; we grew to know and to love each other on the road. It’s where we were meant to be for however long, and it’s what we’re going to do until it becomes clear that we’re meant to do something else.”

“I guess sometimes the greatest memories are made in the most unlikely of places, further proof that spontaneity is more rewarding than a meticulously planned life.”

**I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review**

About Elena

Literature is my passion. I love reading so much that I spend countless hours in bookstores and libraries. I have a soft spot for poetry and art. I like traveling and discovering new places. I can't do without a book.

5 thoughts on “Elena Reviews: The Edge of Always by J.A. Redmerski

  1. katiebirdie says:

    I’ve been putting this off, because I know it will be hard to get thru. I plan to read it, before Christmas. Great review. 🙂


  2. Brooke says:

    OMG, I just finished both books in the series and they are by far my favorite this year. I read them both in two days and that’s only because I had to sleep. 10 stars each. 😉


  3. Brooke says:

    I also have to say you all never disappoint. Another great book you recommended. You have definitely ignited my passion for reading. 🙂


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