by J. A. Redmerski
5 Brilliant Stars
Reviewed by Angela McLaurin
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Synopsis from Goodreads: 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 Raleigh, 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?
Some books come and go! You read so many that the characters get all jumbled up and plots you thought were good mix together in a pile. Then you come across a novel that changes your heart and after reading it, you are never the same! THIS IS THAT BOOK!!!! To say I loved it and that it was wonderful just does not seem to do it justice! The journey each of these young people took wrapped around my heart and squeezed tightly! I laughed, cried, cheered, and ached!
The characters were real and their emotions will tug at your heart strings. The writing was such that I was actually on this journey with the two of them! Andrew is to die for and will easily become your next "book boyfriend." They just don't make boys like this anymore! It's hard to go into my love for this story too much because giving away anything before you have the chance to read it yourself would be an injustice! I am choosing to leave this review a bit condensed because you must experience this unforgettable story on your own terms. This book is ranked at the very top of my all time favorites and I don't know of many that even come close in comparison. This book will change you and become one that you will never forget. Utter brilliance!