“We’ll get through it together. We always get through everything together.”
The Edge of Always perfectly recaptured that special “feeling” from the first book, stayed true to the characters and told a beautiful story filled with romance, adventure and emotional depth. It also fully brought Andrew and Camryn’s journey full circle giving a wonderful sense of closure to their story.
I have to admit that I was very nervous about reading this book because I felt a certain apprehension at reading the sequel to a book that really could have been a standalone. The Edge of Never was truly one of my most favorite books of 2012 and it ended in such a beautiful way that I was completely happy with the story and a little worried to read more because I didn’t want these characters I’d come to love so dearly to be put through any unnecessary drama. Well, turns out I had no reason to fear! J.A. Redmerski did a wonderful job of writing a sequel that did true justice to characters we’d all grown so fond of.
Please note that this is not a standalone and should only be read after The Edge of Never. It is a direct continuation that follows the same main couple, Andrew and Camryn, and the story is told from both their POVs in alternating chapters giving us a very well-rounded view of the whole story.
Right from the beginning of the book, I slipped right back into their story as though I’d never left. Even though I did not have time to reread book #1 first, I still was able to reconnect instantly. I could feel the depths of their well-deserved happiness and couldn’t help but to be caught up in the moment. After everything they’d been through, they needed this. But the blurb hinted at a tragedy and so there was a constant tension in the background of the blissful setting as I dreaded the inevitable devastation that I knew was coming. And I won’t lie that when it hit, it hurt like hell.
But Andrew and Camryn had already been through a lot together and the foundation of their relationship was solid and binding. I never had any doubt that they’d get through it no matter how bad it got… and they did. But it wasn’t an easy journey. Weighed down by their loss, Camryn began to fall apart and out of his love for her, Andrew came up with a plan to help her heal… he took them back on the road. And through their journey they slowly began heal the broken pieces of their hearts and find their happiness once again.
“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 what we’re going to do until it becomes clear we were meant to do something else.”
Andrew Parrish just made me melt and swoon over and over again. The depths of his love for Camryn just rolled off the page and I loved how he was willing to go to any lengths to ensure her happiness.
“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.”
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!!
But I loved that Cam helped him too. It went both ways and honestly, they both healed each other by finding moments of happiness each day and living every minute of their time together to it’s absolutely fullest. Some minutes made me tear up, others made me laugh hysterically. Along the road memories were created, promises were made and a life was rebuilt.
Andrew and Cam’s journey was unlike any other I’ve read. Their story really stands out and I was just so impressed with the direction the author took this story in and with the way she stayed so true to these beloved characters. This series has the perfect blend of romance and adventure combined with heartfelt emotional depth. I think fans of The Edge of Never will be very happy with this sequel!
“We’re in it together. All of it. Do you believe that?”
She nods. “Yes.”
4 – 4.5 stars
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