I grabbed this book while in the midst of a Colleen Hoover marathon – Slammed, Point of Retreat, Hopeless ….and then here comes Camryn & Andrew and they reeked even more havoc on my emotions.
Camryn is 20 years old – and in my opinion just plain bored. I think she’s about to have a very early mid-life crisis because she doesn’t know what she wants to be when she grows up. She works a job she doesn’t want (well sort of.) She has her BFF who she thinks she is going to move on with – into an apartment in North Carolina finally starting her life. When things go astray after a night out drinking and dancing Camryn is left feeling lost – lonely and desperate for escape. Unfortunately for her, she picks the creepy Greyhound bus.
She has no destination – no determination and practically picks her ticket from the counter ladies dinner choice. (Was that too vague? trying for the no spoiler approach here.)
While on the bus for a few days on walks Mr. Andrew Parrish – on an adventure of his own.
He notices Camryn, she notices that his music is way too loud. I would not call Cam prissy, but she’s still in the middle of finding herself – and being comfortable with that. That’s why her character is SOOOOOOO relate-able. What girl – or person for that matter hasn’t had to figure themselves out and finally realizing (usually much to late in life) that you should just be yourself and do what makes you happy – fuck everyone else. But the pull between Cam and Andrew is swooooon-worthy. Seriously, I would find myself on my bed – rolling over on my back and kicking my feet in the air when something sparked between these two. It’s undeniable their attraction – but the way that Andrew doesn’t take any of her shit? Calls her out and makes her better for it? Kinda makes me fall in love with him.
Andrew is on a mission – but one I don’t think he’s really accepting. When he and Camryn meet up, finally striking the conversation you find that this beautiful man is obsessed with Classic Rock and will listen to nothing but. He’s tattooed and has a slight bad boy persona to him that has Camryn both curious and cautious. Andrew admits to himself he’s attracted to her, but he’s also very protective over her, due to the fact she’s a young girl traveling along – across country on a creepy Greyhound bus.
These two form a bond and go out on an adventure together that will leave you reeling for more. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better? J.A. Redmerski announces she’s releasing a companion novel from Andrew’s POV (point of view.)
Available for pre-sale on Amazon for $3.99 – due out November 5th 2013!
“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 don’t think you ever really fall out of love with someone. I think when you fall in love, like true love, it’s love for life. All the rest is just experience and delusions.”
Andrew: “A woman who knows what she wants sexually, and isn’t afraid to express it is so fucking hot, Camryn- Tell. Me. What. You. Want. Or, I won’t give it to you.”
Andrew: “If you were to let me fuck you, you would have to let me own you.”
“Everybody starts out as strangers.”
Andrew: “She got pissed when I accused her of having Bieber Fever (it pisses me off that I even know what the fuck that means – I blame that on society)”
“Are you in love with me, Camryn Bennett?”
… “Not yet,” I say with a smile in my voice, “but I’m getting there.”
“Just remember to always be yourself and don’t be afraid to speak your mind or to dream out loud”
- The Edge of Never by JA Redmerski (bookhangoverreviews.wordpress.com)
- The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski – @JRedmerski (readingheatintheam.wordpress.com)