No supernatural shenanigans in this one, but a book that deserves a blog post all its own.
A lot of my blogger friends recommended this. The idea of two people meeting on a Greyhound bus and falling in love had instant appeal to me (I’ve been on a Greyhound bus and they can be scary, as can bus stations). I was excited to read this. The first couple of scenes didn’t pique my interest, but I stuck with it, and sure enough, I got hooked.
Camryn boards a Greyhound bus with no idea where she wants to go in life. Sure, her ticket says Idaho, but this is a story about the journey, not the destination. Her life has been pretty shitty: her first love died in a car crash, second boyfriend cheated on her, her best friend chose her druggie boyfriend over Camryn, her run-of-the-mill job is boring and her parents aren’t around much. It’s time to get her act together, and hitting the road seems to be the answer, at least for now.
On the bus, she meets Andrew, another free spirit. They click. The banter between them is entertaining, the conversations at times made me laugh out loud, and they start to fall for each other.
This book is told from both Camryn’s and Andrew’s perspectives, something I loved, though I did wish we heard a little more from Andrew’s side. I was waiting for Andrew to reveal his dominant side for a while. Luckily, this didn’t go all Fifty Shades.
The sex scenes were hot, their time on the open road always entertaining, and I was delighted when they hit New Orleans. I did get really angry with Andrew at one point (SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS)…..
When he was going to walk away from Camryn and just leave her a pathetic note instead of telling her face to face. That screamed coward to me. Camryn forgave him too quickly for that, and was also very quick to forgive him for keeping something of major importance from her. Also the ending of this book wasn’t the best; it was too clichéd for me (“You’re 20 years old, Camryn” is what I thought, shaking my head. “Congratulations for trapping yourself in the very normal sort of lifestyle you didn’t want to have”), and I felt the ending was too rushed.
But overall, I loved The Edge of Never and am so happy the author is releasing a follow up. This one grabbed me and took me on an emotional rollercoaster – look at that. It seems I’m guilty of clichés myself. ****
Who’s read this one? Did you love or just like it?