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Review: The Edge of Never6:00 PM
Title: The Edge of Never Author: J.A. Redmerski Series: The Edge of Never #1 Goodreads Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett had ...
Title: The Edge of Never
Author: J.A. Redmerski
Series: The Edge of Never #1Twenty-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.
There is so much shit going on in this book that I don't even know where to begin.
It reminded me a lot of "Beautiful Disaster" - which is not a good thing -. There's this Damon dude who freaks out when he sees Cam with another guy and basically goes berserk and beats the crap out of him for bringing her in a place where he could've had his way with her and then Damon forces himself on her because of reasons, but he's definitely better than the other guy.
Then, of course, every other girl besides Cam is considered an insecure, slut, whatever chick because Cam is da bomb, again, because of reasons. Yet unknown to me.
Cause it sure feels good reading about how if you're the hero of the story, everyone else pales in comparison, especially the ones of your own sex.
Then there's Andrew, a guy she meets on her road trip and starts trusting him when he comes to her rescue and beats up a dude. The author wants us to think that Damon and Andrew are two very different characters, but don't be fooled by their hotness. In the end, I couldn't distinguish one from the other, but why would a book even need multiple characters with different traits?! Those are for suckers.
I am sick and tired of books that contain things like "If you were to let me fuck you, you would have to let me own you." and for that shit to be passed for hot 'n sexy. This type of male characters have spread like the plague lately and it's harder and harder finding one that's different in the recent pool of clones.
Let's not forget the whole not-being-daddy's-little-girl-anymore, "I'm Andrew's girl now", which I've previously seen in *you guessed* Beautiful Disaster, where the chick whom I can't seem to recall her name tattooed herself with "Mrs. Maddox". Because why would you even want to be known as your own personal self when you can be known as someone's property. Cause that's what boyfriends do.
In case you couldn't feel my sarcasm, it's there.
Even though I rated this with 1 star, it's actually a 0.
Blank, plain and all the synonyms.
The only thing I remotely liked.