Author: J.A Redmerski
Rating: 5+ Stars
Synopsis: Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett thought she knew exactly where her life was going. But after a wild night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she shocks everyone, including herself, when she decides to leave the only life she's ever known and set out on her own. Grabbing her purse and cell phone, Camryn boards a Greyhound bus ready to find herself. Instead, she finds Andrew Parrish.
Sexy and exciting, Andrew lives life like there is no tomorrow. He persuades Camryn to do things she never thought she would and shows her how to give in to her deepest, most forbidden desires. Soon he becomes the centre of her daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But there is more to Andrew than Camryn realizes. Will his secret push them inseparably together or destroy them forever?
Review: Hands down, this has to definitely be my absolute favourite book of 2013. Having heard so many good things going into this book, I knew that I was going to like it, but I didn't think that I was going to love it as much as I did. Despite having just finished reading the book, I want to jump back in and re-read it.
This book is one big journey of live and what exactly it means to be living in the moment and living life to the absolute fullest. This story follows Camryn Bennett, who decides that there is not much left for her in her hometown, and she is desperately in need of some change, so she decides to hit the road. While on a Greyhound bus, she meets Andrew, someone who she seems to have so much in common with, but they're totally different at the same time. They decide to travel together and the rest is history.
I absolutely adored Cam. Life has dealt her some rough hands, but I completely admire how brave she was to just take off with just the basics, in order to better understand herself and to find out what else the world has to offer her apart from the comforts of her hometown. Just reading about Cam's journey really made me wish that I was brave enough to do something like that.
Then of course there's Andrew. A bad-ass with tattoos, foul mouth, crooked smile and dimples. I really loved how blunt he was, and just almost everything that seemed to cross his mind. I also loved how Camryn and Andrew's relationship took its time to grow. It wasn't just an immediate thing that they both rushed into. It made it so much more believable in watching it grow, and seeing both of the characters learn about one another.
Overall, I thought that the plot was fantastic. The beginning was a little bit slow, with not too much happening, but it still managed to keep my attention, because I always found myself wanting to know what was coming next. I absolutely love the roadtrip plot, and so when I found out that this is what this story was, I was hooked. As well, this book is told from alternating POVs, which I didn't know about when I started reading. Normally, I don't really care too much for that, but in this story it worked. While I was getting comfortable being in Camryn's head, I found myself looking forward to what Andrew was thinking.
Apart from this book being SO well written, I loved how it always kept me questioning everything. Every time a theory came into my head, I was never able to fully figure it out. Towards the ending of the book, I was completely blindsided, I didn't see it coming at all! My jaw dropped, and that's how I ended up finishing the book.
The entirety of this book just focuses on how important life is, and to just live in the moment. The heart wants, what the heart wants, and that's definitely something that is seen throughout Camryn and Andrew's story. This story really taught me something, and it was that you shouldn't just dwell so much on what you think is expected of you, do what it comfortable and feels right for you.
If you haven't checked this book out yet, I highly suggest that you get your hands on a copy. Its definitely worth the read!