Thursday, October 24, 2013

Swoon Thursday #62 ~ The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

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Here's how it works. From the book you're currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOONWhat got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

The Edge of Never

J. A. Redmerski

Due to sexual content and language, this book is recommended for 17+ – Adult Contemporary Women’s – New Adult Fiction 

First - The Blurb:

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?

Second - My Swoon:

His eyes are wide and fierce and sincere when finally I turn around.

He steps up to me and grips my upper-arms carefully in his hands. And then he leans in and presses his lips softly against mine. I wilt, but I'm still too confused to react properly to it. Confused and stunned and my heart is racing.

He pulls away and looks at me, his face every bit of sincere and he tilts his head to one side... smiling.

"Why is that funny?" I ask sharply and go to push away from him.

He holds me still by my arms and forces my humiliated gaze, which is beginning to reflect resentment.

"I say that I'm not into you like that, Camryn, because..." he pauses, searching my face, looking at my lips for a moment as if deciding whether or not he should kiss them again, "... because you're not the girl I could only sleep with once."

Andrew is so sweet, professing that he doesn't want just one night with Camryn.

There is a lot of emotion in this book, particularly towards the end. Considerate to those of you who have not read it yet, that's all I'm going to say on this one.

My Rating: 4 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

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  1. Sigh.... I loved Andrew... He was so sweet, and I cried my eyes out near the end!! Great swoon!

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    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  2. I haven't read this one yet. But what a sweet swoon!

    My Swoon

  3. LOL what a way with words. I like this swoon! :D

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    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  4. I'm reading this one right now! I'm nearing the end! I loved this part of the story, and thought it was so sweet. My swoon is from The Edge of Never too!

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    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  5. Aww that is such a sweet swoon - guys who can admit their feeling is always hot ;)
    Thanks for visiting my swoon!

  6. This totally makes me want to read this book more. I got this book a couple weeks ago but haven't had the time to read it yet. Great swoon and thank you so much for stopping by and enjoying my swoon! Have a great rest of your week!

  7. These swoons are making me want to read this book ASAP. Loved it!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives