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The Edge of Always | [J. A. Redmerski]

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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....

©2013 J. A. Redmerski (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    Jordy United States 11-11-13
    Jordy United States 11-11-13 Member Since 2012

    I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....

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    "5 EXTREMELY SWEET AND INSANELY SEXY HEARTS!"

    I fell in love with Andrew & Cam on The Edge of Never and I think I love them even more! One thing I loved about these books was that they're written brilliantly so that you never get bored. You never can tell what's coming next. Andrew & Camryn takes us once again to another journey of their lives into a whole new level! The story is told from both their POVs in alternating chapters giving us a very well-rounded view of the whole story. The book starts with Camryn & Andrew living together in Texas and Andrew is recovered from his brain tumor. Because of certain tragic events that happen and that happened in the past, Cam starts to recoil into her mind. Andrew can feel the tension between her and the rest of her friends and family and decides enough is enough and he takes matters into his own hands. This prompts another road trip for as long as it takes Camryn to want to live life to the fullest again. Along the road, Andrew also helped Cam get closure for things from her past that were still hurting her and that she hadn't yet dealt with. I swear that man was just a saint. He was the perfect blend of just a regular, tender, loving guy and a hot, dominant Alpha. I absolutely adored him! They have their ups & downs on this journey both psychically & mentally while they experience the wonderful love they shared through the first book. This was an unforgettable beautiful heart warming story that you cannot help but let it tug at your heart strings. And it sticks with you forever. The Edge of Always didn't disappoint.



    22 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    D. Evans Central New Jersey 11-14-13
    D. Evans Central New Jersey 11-14-13 Member Since 2008
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    "why the different narrators? Disappointing!!!"

    I was excited for this audiobook to come out. I LOVED the first story and couldn't wait to hear this sequel.

    I have to ask the publisher -- was the narrator of the first book not available to complete this one? That's the only reason I can think of that you wouldn't have the same person narrate both books.

    I grew to accept Lauren Fortgang as the voice of Camryn and Andrew, and I expected to hear her continue the story in this new book.

    I am SO disappointed that she didn't narrate this book. It changed the whole experience.
    These narrators are ok. But they aren't the voices I expect to hear.

    Bottom line, the story is good, but the overall experience was ruined for me because of the change in narrators. Overall -- disappointed.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Shanna SPRING VALLEY, CA, United States 11-19-13
    Shanna SPRING VALLEY, CA, United States 11-19-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Wish They Had Used The Same Narrator For This One!"

    I loved the follow up on Camryn and Andrew's story, however I don't know why they changed narrators...it completely changed the feel of the book for me. I thought Lauren Fortgang did a PHENOMENAL job with The Edge of Never! She had the perfect cadence, timing and tone for both characters...and really brought them to life for me. Switching to these two narrators did not do the book justice and I could not get nearly as wrapped up in the characters as I did with the first book (which I listened to about 4 times!).

    So, while I loved hearing the ending to Camryn and Andrew's journey....it just didn't have the same vibrant feel as the first book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    trisha loscalzo 04-16-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Really Disappointing"
    Would you try another book from J. A. Redmerski and/or Daniel May and Leslie Bellair ?

    Maybe, I was a fan of the first book.


    Has The Edge of Always turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What didn’t you like about Daniel May and Leslie Bellair ’s performance?

    I much preferred the original narrator for Cameron. She had a horrible fake accent and sounded like she was a teenager. Cameron is supposed to be a bit older in this book, yet she sounded years younger. The narrator from the Edge of Never was Cameron to me. She was perfect and I even liked when she would narrate for Andrew. This was hard to listen too.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Edge of Always?

    So many I don't know where to start.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was so disappointing. I raced to download it after The Edge of Never becuase I couldn't put that down (or in the case of the audio book, turn it off). It was fast paced, exciting, and the back and forth of Andrew and Cameron on the bus built up so much anticipation and excitement. Was there a story line to this book? If there was I must've missed it. No suspsense, no drama, no heartache or emotion. Completely flat. Completely flat characters, completely flat story line. I also felt like Cameron's character changed. And not in the way you want a character to develop and grow. Like she was a completely different person in ways that didn't matter and didn't make sense.
    Personally, and this may just be for me, but I find nothing sexy or interesting about a baby storyline. I kind of felel bad for someone who gets knocked up at 20 with no education, no job, no real life experiances and to a guy she just met. It just seems kinda sad to me. Other than that, this was the same as the first book, but without any of the build up or excitement. So many parts seemed so rushed too and didn't allow them to develop, yet we spent 15 min on her talking about what presents she got at a baby shower. Yawn. The ending was SO RUSHED and made no sense why she dragged on so many scenes through the entirety of the book, but then she gets to the end, where they actually do something different, and..... completely races through it to a boring finish.

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    I think this could have been a REALLY interesting book if the writer focused the book on their international travels (without baby on board, yawn again). What a great folllow-up that could've been and how exciting to the reader to be taken to exotic new locations. I guess researching other cultures would have been too much work for her. And how about not everything goes perfectly in their life. How about they argue and fight at times, deal with jealousy, deal with finances, SOMETHING to create a little suspense. I know we read these books for fanatasy and escape from the realities of every day life, but I found myself so bored with their lives when everything was just perfect all the time. It's like when she gets "addicted" to pills.... for a week. I mean honestly, why even have that in there if she was gonna get totally over it, and no one was going to mention it in Chicago, and Andrews response is to put her in the car again? It was so wierd and made no sense and created no drame or excitement. She starts to build up to something a few times- the "drug" abuse, the depression (which by the way was completely dropped off the radar with no explanation), the oh so awful thing (give me a break) in FL, the headaches, and then in no time flat- oh just kidding everything is hunky dorey again. Weee!
    And I also found myself not liking Andrew. His disdain for Natalie was ridiculous. I found him pompous and annoying and if I were dating a guy like that I would kick him to the curb. It wasn't a sexy possessiveness, it was a crazy stalker possessiveness. And an arrogance too that I never felt from him in the first book.
    Read this book if you want to read the same story as before, but in a really boring way, and in a way that will all of a sudden rush through to the ending with no arc, no character development, and no suspense, this is for you. If you think babies, and giving birth and hot sexy love scenes that end with a baby crying are fulfilling for you, you'll enoy this book. If you thought you were getting the same Andrew and Cameron and excitement of the first book, just re-read that book again and don't bother with this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stefanie Camanche, IA, United States 12-25-13
    Stefanie Camanche, IA, United States 12-25-13
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    I absolutely loved the Edge of Never. This book was an awful "ending". It seemed like the characters grew more immature rather than growing up. And the girl who read for Cameron was no where near the girl who read in the first book. I'm not sure if the author had such success from the first book they hurriedly wrote a second, or what. But I was majorly disappointed. It took me nearly a month to force myself to listen to the whole thing. I usually can get through a book in a day & a half at work. Just awful.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wanda United States 12-27-13
    Wanda United States 12-27-13 Member Since 2013

    Give me a Hot Sexy Book, with a good story to listen to, have that "OH MY" sigh, Love most of what I have, but want more. Tell me it ALL!

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    "The Edge is where you stay in heart and mind"
    Where does The Edge of Always rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This series is in my top 5 now. After reading the second book, I have to say, it's one you won't forget. "EVER"


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Edge of Always?

    Without a doubt, is the second visit to New Orleans. I know exactly the mindset Camryn was in there, and to have Andrew understand it made me cry. She was right, and for him to understand her with one explanation, was key.. and who can forget the Beach scene with new friends. Andrew always being Cam's protector.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I love when they finally get to sleep under the stars with the cows, and wake in the morning with them.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I had so many in this second addition. I cannot pick one without out giving so much away. Again, these two were made for one another. Andrew was truly an angel sent to Camryn to love. They know each other's heart, what the other needs to bring them to one healing point. Truly to the very end. a love story without failing.


    Any additional comments?

    J.A. Redmerski, is a terrific writer, She puts you into the minds of her characters. She did that in her first book and of course this is no disappointment. Andrew love for Camryn grows even stronger as she struggles with what life gives her to deal with. Yes, they hurt, Yes, they overcome it. But Andrew as much as he hurts, he thinks only of her, bringing her to him, seeing only him and what they mean to one another. These books are amazing. The author is great at what she does. Thank you for bringing these two young adults, parents, and more to our attention. And readers, again, another winner from the writer and these two narrators are Outstanding. Enjoy, this series, , you have once again all the emotions of the first, but with such uplifting stories to leave with and to live, love, and go by.. You won't regret a word of knowing Andrew and Camryn's story.. I can't wait to re-read it from the day they met on that bus.. I loved them.. Enjoy it all Andrew and Cam.. This would make an excellent Lifetime Story.. Hint..Hint....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Ogden, UT, United States 12-16-13
    Amazon Customer Ogden, UT, United States 12-16-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Total Letdown!"
    What about Daniel May and Leslie Bellair ’s performance did you like?

    The audio was really good, the only part I found annoying was the voices of Andrew's brothers. Luckily they weren't in it that much.


    Any additional comments?

    I bought the Edge of Never in eBook format only. The further I got in to the book the more I kept thinking that I should have bought it on audio. It was so good that I decided to buy the Edge of Always on audio. Total letdown.

    The Edge of Never pulled at your heartstrings and the relationship between Camryn and Andrew was intense. The sex scenes were so hot. I couldn't put it down. The Edge of Always didn't even come close to the emotion and hot scenes as the Edge of Never did.

    I hate it when an author skips scenes in a book. They would be going to a bar, then the next line was they were leaving the bar. What happened while they were in the bar? To me, these scenes are important, it shows the interaction between the characters and builds up the relationship and the "hotness" of the book. They would be heading to the hotel to have sex, the next line is they are waking up. This happens quite a bit in this book. This did not happen at all in the Edge of Never. There were also parts of the book where it would be, "one month later", then eventually, "one year later". I want to know what happened during that time.

    I felt there was a bunch of the storyline left out. It didn't even feel like the same author that wrote the Edge of Never. It seemed rushed about halfway through the book. Just hurry and throw in a few things so the author can be done writing it.

    A book I thought would be as amazing as the first fell flat. Stick with the Edge of Never and don't bother with this one.


    SPOILER ALERT!

    She has a miscarriage in the beginning of the book, then later in the book it cuts to a scene xx years later and she's giving birth. There is nothing in the book about her finding out she's pregnant the second time or about her pregnancy. I find this to be a huge storyline and important to the characters, especially considering the first pregnancy go round, to just be left out of the entire book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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