“Heart always wins out over the mind. The heart, although reckless and suicidal and a masochist all on its own, always gets its way.”
Blurb via Goodreads:
Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett had always been one to think out-of-the-box, who knew she wanted something more in life than following the same repetitive patterns and growing old with the same repetitive life story. And she thought that her life was going in the right direction until everything fell apart.
Determined not to dwell on the negative and push forward, Camryn is set to move in with her best friend and plans to start a new job. But after an unexpected night at the hottest club in downtown North Carolina, she makes the ultimate decision to leave the only life she’s ever known, far behind.
With a purse, a cell phone and a small bag with a few necessities, Camryn, with absolutely no direction or purpose boards a Greyhound bus alone and sets out to find herself. What she finds is a guy named Andrew Parrish, someone not so very different from her and who harbors his own dark secrets. But Camryn swore never to let down her walls again. And she vowed never to fall in love.
But with Andrew, Camryn finds herself doing a lot of things she never thought she’d do. He shows her what it’s really like to live out-of-the-box and to give in to her deepest, darkest desires. On their sporadic road-trip he becomes the center of her exciting and daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But will Andrew’s dark secret push them inseparably together, or tear them completely apart?
Read pre-blog ~ This is one of the books I have read pre-blog that I simply have to share and JUST NEEDS TO BE ON HERE.
The Edge of Never is a story that takes a long time to leave your system, it’s simply one of those stories that stay with you. It’s amazing, hard to put down and a true tear-jerker. It’s amazing how, after all these years, after all the other books I have read, I can still tell you how this story played out as if I just read it yesterday.
“I think when you fall in love, like true love, it’s love for life. All the rest is just experience and delusions.”
It follows the story of Camryn Bennett and Andrew Parrish who dove into an unexpected swirl of friendship, trust, moving on, letting go and love. They found each other in the most unlikely place at the most unlikely time. Camryn is trying to escape her dark cloud and without a concrete plan, she hops on a Greyhound bus on a mission to escape and find herself. There, she met Andrew and as high as she kept her walls up, she still found her being drawn to him. Yet, Andrew has secrets of his own.
“Coincidence is just the conformist term for fate.”
The two embarked on a road trip where Camryn was able to see that she could be more, could do more. She started seeing life in a different light, far from what she was used to seeing. Her dark cloud was suddenly being lifted and she felt lighter for the first time in a long time. The two bond because they are the same but there’s a threat overhead because there’s a secret being kept.
“You were the missing piece of my soul, the breath in my lungs, and the blood in my veins.”
The slow buildup allowed me to take my time in getting to know Camryn and Andrew, to fall in love with their individual characters slowly that I didn’t see how attached I already am to them. It was refreshing because I didn’t feel like the story was being rushed. It was the opposite actually. The pacing and flow was amazingly done and I love how things developed from friendship to building trust to falling in love. It was a story of self discovery as well, of taking that leap of faith and for living life in the here and now.
“Just because one person’s problem is less traumatic than another’s doesn’t mean they’re required to hurt less”
And just when I thought I was almost done with one of the stories which will stay with me forever, The Edge’s ending killed me. But I loved it!