First let me say that I'm not a crier...it takes a lot for a book to make me shed tears. Somehow The Edge of Never took me there...more than once I might add! :'(
Right from the start of the book, it's clear the heroine, Camryn, has a troubled past and her BFF, Natalie got on my nerves with her nagging that Camryn find a random hook-up and get over her "issues" (even though we don't know what they are yet). I just hate when pain is trivialized like that.
Things start to get good when Cam decides one day to pack up and get on a bus going to Idaho because she needs to get away for a while to figure some stuff out - I don't even think she knows exactly what that 'stuff' is yet, but she's not going to figure it out in her hometown, thats for sure! Why Idaho? Because the lady at the ticket counter is eating a baked potato! Usually, that would make me toss Camryn in my TSTL pile and give up on this book, but something about Camryn is likable and I just wanted to give her a hug and say, "go ahead, girl...do what you gotta do!"
So we go on this bus ride to Idaho with Camryn and her thoughts for a little while until in Kansas we meet Andrew *swoon*, who's on his way to Wyoming to see his dying father. Andrew and Camryn don't hit it off right away even though it's pretty obvious that each thinks the other is attractive. Andrew is a little older than Camryn and he thinks she's jailbait. Camryn sets off Andrew's protective instincts, so he feels the need to stay close. Camryn, on the other hand wants nothing to do with Andrew at first, besides getting him to turn down his classic rock music blasting from his headphones while she's trying to get some sleep.
The first 1/3 of the book is kinda slow, not slow enough to make you stop reading...just that intriguing slow that makes you want the author to get to the good stuff already because you know something BIG is going to happen! Once the bus reaches Wyoming, things start to get really good!!
Eventually, Camryn and Andrew decide to take his dad's Chevelle on a road trip to nowhere in particular...I don't want to give away too much but hold onto your hats, people. Let the roller coaster ride begin.
This book made me laugh out loud, cry, and root for these two characters like none other! Of note, I loved that we get to read the story from both Camryn and Andrew's POV...sometimes the switching POVs can be distracting but here it wasn't in the least. The secondary characters were great additions here. I have to mention that didn't like Natalie - she just seemed immature and kinda shallow but she does redeem herself later in the book. She is a prototype TSTL character for me. Asher, Andrew's younger brother, needs a book of his own. And I'd be interested in getting to know more about Cole, Camryn's older brother too. The Edge of Never wraps up well in the epilogue, but I wouldn't pass up a chance to catch up on these two and their families in the future at all!