Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Blog Tour: The Edge of Always (The Edge of Never #2) by J.A. Redmerski

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The Edge of Always
The Edge of Never Series
By:  J.A. Redmerski
Published: Nov. 5, 2013
Grand Central Publishing
Source:  Publisher
Mature Content:  18 & Over

GR's Summary:

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…

 First Book in the Series:

Reviews on The Edge of Never HERE

Lindy's Thoughts:

The Edge of Always by J.A. Redmerski was an epic love story!  It was beautiful, and brought out a vast array of my emotions.  The story spoke to me.  The message I got from it was, "You only live once," so make your own decisions, and have an adventure!  Don't get stuck in the monotony of daily life, and the mundane tasks that can easily become your whole existence.  Things such as taking care of kids, working the same 9-5 job everyday, and getting too comfortable and/or bored with your life.  

The story begins with Camryn and Andrew in Texas.  Camryn starts to feel depressed, and bored living in Texas, and worries now that she's pregnant, her and Andrew won't be able to travel the world and have the adventure they both wanted in their lives.  Andrew is excited about the baby, and is sure they are having a little girl, and he wants to name her Lily.  

Camryn has been feeling sad, and she really misses her mother, and best friend Natalie.  Andrew wants Camryn to be happy, so the two of them relocate to Camryn's hometown of Raleigh.  Unfortunately, tragedy strikes, and instead of Camryn dealing with her pain, she acts like it doesn't exist.  Then, Andrew's headache's return, and he has to get tested to see if his brain tumor has returned.  Camryn begins to deal with her pain in an unhealthy manor, and when Andrew finds out, he realizes that she really needs his help.  So, he plans a wonderful surprise, and is determined to bring back his Camryn, give her hope for their future together, and heal her broken heart.

There was a beautiful surprise in this story, along with a great ending that leads perfectly into another direction and segment in this series.  I hope that Ms. Redmerski continues this series, because I really loved The Edge of Never, and The Edge of Always.  This story was slow paced, pretty long and intricate.  The author created an authentic and multilayerd story with characters that felt very real to me.  Andrew and Camryn are deep, three-dimensional characters, and by the time I finished their story, I felt like I went through all of their life experiences right along with them.  The Edge of Always made me cry a whole lot!  It made my heart heavy, and feel like it was going to break in two at times.  You will need a box of tissue when you read this one.  However, you will also smile, giggle, laugh, feel hope, excitement, and great joy for these two unforgettable characters!

My Rating:

I give The Edge of Always by J.A Redmerski 4.5 Beautiful, Romantic, Passionate, Devastating, Healing, Heartfelt, and an Epic Love Story Filled Stars!  Andrew and Camryn had a tough journey, filled with life's crazy up's and downs.  Their relationship and love for one another was tested, yet they came out stronger, and more in love than ever.  I fell in love with Andrew's character more and more with each page I turned.  He was Camryn's rock, was so full of life, and taught Camryn how to live and enjoy hers to the fullest.  The Edge of Always, was a powerful, and heavy story that was filled with angst, and tragedy, but also great love, adventure, and hope for a bright future.  Add this series to your personal library, for a story that you will love, cherish, and remember for years to come.   

My Favorite Quotes:

"Now, there comes a time in a person's life when you have to face something so horrible that you feel like you'll never be the same person again.  It's like something dark swoops down from somewhere above and steals every shred of happiness you have ever felt and all you can do is watch it, feel it go, knowing that no matter what you do in your life that you'll never be able to get it back.  Everybody goes through this at least once.  No one is immune.  But what I fail to understand is how one person can go through it enough for five people and in such a short time."  (eARC, Loc. 575)


"You're the world to me, I whisper onto her lips.  I hope you never forget that.  I'll never forget, she whispers back and moves her hips very subtly on my lap.  Then she nudges my lips with her own and says just before kissing me, But if I ever do, for whatever reason, I hope you'll always find a way to remind me.  I study her mouth and then her cheeks resting underneath the pads of my thumbs.  Always, I say and kiss her ravenously." (eARC, Loc. 870)

~Andrew & Camryn

"I feel free with you, she says.  I feel like I can do anything.  Go anywhere.  Be anything that I want.  Her eyes fall on me once more and she says, We'll settle down soon, but I never want to settle down forever."  (eARC, Loc. 2938)


The Way Ria Sees it

The Edge of Always was exactly what I expected it to be! An up and down emotional ride that pulled at my heartstrings and I know it will pull at yours.

T-ime, everything is coming together for Cam and Drew.
H-elp, Camryn is missing her home. Knowing that raising a child is difficult, she seeks her best friend and mom out.
E-llusion, being home was supposed to ease Camryn but it seems something is still missing.

E-nd, a trip must be forced. Andrew has always had a sixth sense about Camryn. He knows this is what she needs.
D-estination, anywhere but north, these two will voyage the way they were meant to.
G-oals, after careful planning it seems life is calling them back to Raleigh.
E-veryone, together for one of Camryns happiest moments, those she holds dear will meet her heart.

O-wn, together their music has always been theirs.
F-inances, being careful and keeping the money flowing will enable Cam and Drew to achieve their dreams.



A great read and wrap up to an amazing story! Cam and Andrew were selfless through the end. Always together for each other the type of devotion they had was awe-inspiring. I recommend this read for those that believe in romance and in love.

My Fav's
OMG, this guy knew so long ago he had found his Eurydice. His love and devotion for his family is unwavering. Whenever these two are faced with adversity, Andrew will fight for his love. When Camryn gets lost he finds her! He is a part of her soul as she is his. Without each other they are nothing. From the moment this unlikely duo meet they embark on a journey to find their home is anywhere they are. Their hearts will always beat as one, for each other.

My Rating
4.0 Baby Shower, Mani Pedi, Nightmares, Postponed Dreams, Moment of Weekness, Destination Warm, Antique Shopping, Parrish Beach Party, Promises, Second Chances Love filled Stars!! Pick up this series Camryn and Andrew will steal a piece of your heart. 

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About the Author:
Born November 25, 1975, J.A. (Jessica Ann) Redmerski is aNew York Times, USA Todayand Wall Street Journalbestselling author. She lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas with her three children and a Maltese. She is a lover of television and books that push boundaries and is a huge fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead.

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Jessica's Top 5 Favorite Quotes from the Book

• "You're entitled to a moment of weakness." - Andrew Parrish - The Edge of Always
• "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." - Camryn Bennett - The Edge of Always
• "Life is a mysterious, often unfair, thing. But I think I’ve learned in my time with Andrew that it can also be a wonderful thing, and that usually when something happens that seems unfair, it’s just Life’s way of making room for better things to come." - Camryn Bennett - The Edge of Always
• "I think it’s more than safe to say that we’re indestructible." - Andrew Parrish - The Edge of Always
• “You're like a philosopher with tattoos.” - Camryn Bennett - The Edge of Always

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  1. I absolutely LOVED The Edge of Never, and I can't wait to read The Edge of Always! :)

  2. The Edge of.Never was one of the best books I have ever read, and I can't wait to read the Edge of Always.

  3. I freakin loved The Edge of Never! I can't wait for The Edge of Always! Great review!!

  4. I'm really looking forward to catching up with Camryn and Andrew and seeing where their journey is going.

  5. I fell in love with Andrew and Cam's story... ive been waiting what like millenium to finally have The Edge of Always! im currently reading it now and i just dont want it to end.... TEoN is one of the best book that i have ever read this 2013! im so thankful for this blog tours! keeping all my fingers toes arms and everrrything crossed! would love to win a signed copy!

  6. After reading Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire, I thought it would be a long time before I found a book that touched me so much. I was wrong. I picked up The Edge of Never and felt the same heart-full satisfaction as I did with Beautiful Disaster. And call me crazy, but I didn't see the tumor situation coming! But I loved the plot twist. I'm so ready for The Edge of Always!!!

  7. Great review!! I'm really looking forward to starting this series! My friends loved The Edge of Never. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. love the edge of never...cried so much..can't wait to read the edge of always..Andrew is so amazing and their story so beautiful!!!!

  9. I loved The Edge of Never and cannot wait to read The Edge of Always!!! Thank you for the chance :)

  10. I fell in love with Andrew and Camaryn in The Edge of Never and cannot wait to read about their continuing story in The Edge of Always!!!

  11. With such a high rating, I have to read this! I've been wanting to read The Edge of Never and winning this would just give me an extra push!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. I havent read the book but id love to ive read the reviews and they all seem good so im excited to take a look at it

  13. I LOVED the Edge of Never and could not be more excited about The Edge of Always!!! I would be even more happy to win a set to have on my shelves <3

  14. I loved the first book and can't wait to read this one!!! <3

  15. I love the Edge of Never, read in from the Library, so I don't actually own a copy :( It's one of those books that I am going to read again, so I will probably get my own copy one day. So excited for the Edge of Always!

  16. The Edge of Never is one of those stories that you never forget, I can't wait to read The Edge of Always

  17. I super loved The Edge of Never! And to have a sequel from Andrew was such a blessing in disguise. I had an emotional rollercoaster in TEoN so I'm hoping that TEoA would be either heavier or had more of the twist. And I hope the roadtrip will be continuous! <3


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