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Ever,These letters are often all that get me through week to week. Even if it’s just random stuff, nothing important, they’re important to me. Gramps is great, and I love working on the ranch.But…I’m lonely.I feel disconnected, like I’m no one, like I don’t belong anywhere. Like I’m just here until something else happens. I don’t even know what I want with my future. But Ever,These letters are often all that get me through week to week. Even if it’s just random stuff, nothing important, they’re important to me. Gramps is great, and I love working on the ranch.But…I’m lonely.I feel disconnected, like I’m no one, like I don’t belong anywhere. Like I’m just here until something else happens. I don’t even know what I want with my future. But your letters, they make me feel connected to something, to someone. I had a crush on you, when we first met. I thought you were beautiful. So beautiful. It was hard to think of anything else. Then camp ended and we never got together, and now all I have of you is these letters.S**t.I just told you I have a crush on you. HAD. Had a crush. Not sure what is anymore. A letter-crush? A literary love? That’s stupid. Sorry. I just have this rule with myself that I never throw away what I write and I always send it, so hopefully this doesn’t weird you out too much. I had a dream about you too. Same kind of thing. Us, in the darkness, together.Just us.And it was like you said, a memory turned into a dream, but a memory of something that’s never happened, but in the dream it felt so real, and it was more, I don’t even know, more RIGHT than anything I’ve ever felt, in life or in dreams. I wonder what it means that we both had the same dream about each other. Maybe nothing, maybe everything. You tell me.Cade----------------------------------------------------------------Cade,We’re pen pals. Maybe that’s all we’ll ever be. I don’t know. If we met IRL (in real life, in case you’re not familiar with the term) what would happen? And just FYI, the term you used, a literary love? It was beautiful. So beautiful. That term means something, between us now. We are literary loves. Lovers? I do love you, in some strange way. Knowing about you, in these letters, knowing your hurt and your joys, it means something so important to me, that I just can’t describe. I need your art, and your letters, and your literary love.If we never have anything else between us, I need this. I do. Maybe this letter will only complicate things, but like you I have a rule that I never erase or throw away what I’ve written and I always send it, no matter what I write in the letter. Your literary love,Ever...

Title : Forever & Always
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ISBN : 18664944
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Number of Pages : 378 Pages
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Forever & Always Reviews

  • Candace
    2019-01-06 15:03

    This is one of those books that kind of takes you by surprise. I didn't expect much more than a sweet, unicorns and rainbows type of love story. For the part of the book, the story seemed to be right on track to deliver a cheesy, sugary-sweet YA romance. Cade and Ever meet at a summer art camp. They have a crush on one another, but never act on it. It was sweet and innocent. I kept waiting for a kiss, a wandering hand, something! That moment never came, much to my surprise. Instead, they part ways after a couple of weeks agreeing to be pen pals.Over the course of the following months, they write each other frequently. As Cade faces some of the toughest times of his life, Ever is there to support him and be his sounding board. As even more time passed, they became each other's secret confidants. They shared their innermost thoughts and insecurities, even divulging details of their most private moments. At times, I struggled with the amount of over-sharing that took place. It was hard to imagine them being with other people, much less telling one another all about it. I know that they were "just friends" supposedly, but it was so obvious that they were falling in love with each other.Somewhere along the way, the story became more. More emotional. More real. More significant. More meaningful. In a way, you get to watch these two grow up as you read this book. The story follows their relationship from early teens into young adulthood. You experience their first kisses, first sexual experiences and first heartbreaks right along with them. To say that these two kids had experienced their fair share of pain, is putting it mildly. My heart broke for both of them, but especially for Cade. All I kept thinking was, "Hasn't he suffered enough?". Their story was touching, but also tragic and painful.I enjoyed this story very much, but would have changed a few things. For starters, the non-stop sex between them was too much, even for a perv like me! I'm glad they finally connected in real life, but would it have hurt to let them come up for air? I swear, there must have been an hour-long series of sex scenes with virtually no actual content between the sex. I also had some issues with the over-sharing and dating other people. They weren't technically cheating, but it didn't sit well with me, knowing that they were supposed to like each other. I guess it cheapened their feelings to me.Overall, I still thought it was a great story. It was emotional and heartbreakingly beautiful. It does end with a huge cliffy, so brace yourself. I dived right into the second book immediately following this one. I wouldn't have been able to rest until I knew what happened.

  • Christy
    2019-01-13 12:18

    4.5 Crazy emotional wreck stars!Holy hell people! This freaking book... please please please know that if you’re going to read this book, you will need book 2 loaded and ready to read. Also, you might want to NOT read it in public. If you’re anything like me, you will be a hot mess during most of it. That being said, it was an emotional roller coaster of a book... and I loved every second! (Well... maybe not the ending lol)“What if we were pen pals?”
Caden and Ever meet during the summer at an art camp. They’re both 15, and even though they don’t spend a lot of time together, they really hit it off. They decide to be pen pals. Writing to each other weekly, telling each other everything. Both go through some intense things in their lives, but over the years, they always have each other to lean on.Ever feels like she can tell Cade anything...Cade cherishes every letter Ever has ever written...Even though they were never ‘together’, Cade and Ever have this bond, this special relationship...They value each other, and the fact that they can be 100% honest, no matter what they have to say...Oh the letters! I loved reading these letters from Cade and Ever. You really got to watch the two of them grow up together. Ever dealing with issues with her sister and dad, meeting her first boyfriend, missing her mom. Cade... Cade’s life is full of loss and heartbreak. He has Ever. Her letters help him get through. It’s so beautiful. Ever and Cade grow up together, even though they are apart a large part of the book. It doesn’t matter. The connection they share is so strong. After years pass, when they finally meet again, it’s magical. They are both exactly where they are supposed to be. Together. Cade and Ever are more to each other than you can even imagine. I loved them both, especially Cade. He is so broken, so distraught. Ever really is the only good thing in his life for a long time. No matter how hard things get for him, he always holds tight to her. Hoping things will change. His story will rip your heart to shreds. Ever has never felt the connection she has with Cade with anyone else. Ever. She’s never been able to open up with anyone like she does with him. He really brings the best out in her. These two were truly meant for one another. Now to the big finale... the ending. It’s pretty obvious it ends in a giant cliffhanger, but don’t let that stop you from reading it! Book 2 is out so there’s no good reason not to jump right in!!
Jasinda Wilder’s writing always has this wonderful flow to it. It's easy to get sucked right in while reading. Very well written, emotional, heartbreaking and beautiful. This one will tug on your heart strings. I didn’t just cry, I broke down. Then I collected myself and jumped straight into book 2! If you can handle the heartache, I highly recommend this book! “Don’t- don’t ever leave me, Ever.” I whispered, fiercely, desperately, needily.She paused, glanced at me. Her eyes blazed. “Never, Caden. Never. I promise you. I’ll never leave you.”

  • SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
    2018-12-21 08:48

    FREE on Amazon US today (11/5/2016)Book 1 in trilogy. Series complete..BLURB:Ever,These letters are often all that get me through week to week. Even if it’s just random stuff, nothing important, they’re important to me. Gramps is great, and I love working on the ranch.But…I’m lonely.I feel disconnected, like I’m no one, like I don’t belong anywhere. Like I’m just here until something else happens. I don’t even know what I want with my future. But your letters, they make me feel connected to something, to someone. I had a crush on you, when we first met. I thought you were beautiful. So beautiful. It was hard to think of anything else. Then camp ended and we never got together, and now all I have of you is these letters.S**t.I just told you I have a crush on you. HAD. Had a crush. Not sure what is anymore. A letter-crush? A literary love? That’s stupid. Sorry. I just have this rule with myself that I never throw away what I write and I always send it, so hopefully this doesn’t weird you out too much. I had a dream about you too. Same kind of thing. Us, in the darkness, together.Just us.And it was like you said, a memory turned into a dream, but a memory of something that’s never happened, but in the dream it felt so real, and it was more, I don’t even know, more RIGHT than anything I’ve ever felt, in life or in dreams. I wonder what it means that we both had the same dream about each other. Maybe nothing, maybe everything. You tell me.Cade--------------------------------Cade,We’re pen pals. Maybe that’s all we’ll ever be. I don’t know. If we met IRL (in real life, in case you’re not familiar with the term) what would happen? And just FYI, the term you used, a literary love? It was beautiful. So beautiful. That term means something, between us now. We are literary loves. Lovers? I do love you, in some strange way. Knowing about you, in these letters, knowing your hurt and your joys, it means something so important to me, that I just can’t describe. I need your art, and your letters, and your literary love.If we never have anything else between us, I need this. I do. Maybe this letter will only complicate things, but like you I have a rule that I never erase or throw away what I’ve written and I always send it, no matter what I write in the letter. Your literary love,EverFREE: https://www.amazon.com/Forever-Always...FREEBIES are often good for MORE than one day. I have gathered all my FREEBIES on a special shelf: Kindle-freebies (currently over 600 books)https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...

  • Kristen
    2019-01-08 14:48

    Holy cow! I'm so glad I read the 1 star reviews for thesecond book in this series BEFORE I started this one. This series is NOT for me.

  • Aestas Book Blog
    2019-01-15 14:08

    New trilogy from Jasinda Wilder!!!

  • Smitten's Book Blog
    2019-01-13 13:49

    Read my spoiler free review of The Ever Trilogy, the full series: http://smittensbookblog.wordpress.com...What the hell??! Are you kidding me?! Ok, I knew there was going to be a cliffhanger coming... but that? THAT?!!! Oh my Christ!4.5 stars for Caden & Ever!This is the story of Caden and Ever. This adorable couple meet when they are just fourteen/fifteen, at a summer arts camp in Interlochen. They have a instant connection which begins innocently enough. When the time comes for them to leave camp, they decide to become pen pals. "Her name is Ever Eliot. She lives in Broomfield. She's into painting and sculpture. She has a twin sister names Eden. She's beautiful."They write letters to one another over the course of around five years and their relationship blossoms, despite the miles between them. They each go through their own trials and tribulations, typical teenage stuff, some more heavy issues, and throughout all of it, they provide support and friendship for one another. However, as they grow up, their lives become busier and their letters become less and less frequent. But still, neither can get the other out of their head, or their heart.'I'm trying to write, but my words have dried up. Sorry. Just...sorry.'And then tragedy strikes and Caden and Ever finally meet again. It's then that they realise that the physical and emotional connection they share is undeniable and intensely powerful. And so, their life together really begins."I was made to fuck you. I was made to love you, to hold you, to kiss you, to fuck you, to make you come and watch you sleep and keep you safe. And I will always, always do all of that."I am a freakin' huuuge Jasinda Wilder fangirl! I find a lot of her writing to be incredibly emotional and I always seem to end up in tears when I'm reading her books. Forever & Always was certainly no exception. She's one of my 'drop everything' authors and I always love her books...Hooowwwweeeevvveeerrrr... for the first time ever, I had a teensy little problem with one of her stories. This book did start a little slowly for me. Caden and Ever are apart for a huge part of this book and it did make me slightly impatient. However, I've only knocked off half a star because I do think it was really important, for the development of both characters, that the reader witnessed everything they each went through in their late teenage years and the effect living without one another had on them, even if they didn't realise it yet. That time they spent apart is the only reason I've deducted half a star... that and the fact that I'm a wreck right now!Having said the above, I pretty much read this in one sitting, with the exception of the first chapter, which I read before going out for the evening. And that totally ruined my evening, because all I wanted to do was get home and get on with Forever & Always. Lol!So, Caden and Ever...Caden is just perfect. I absolutely loved Caden. So much. Oh my goodness, this boy goes through so much tragedy, it's heartbreaking. He is forced to grow up very quickly and I really felt that he was a lot more mature than Ever. He is strong beyond his years, both emotionally and physically. He harbours a lot of grief on his young shoulders and takes so much solace in Ever's letters.Being able to write letters to someone who couldn't judge me, who would write back and seem sympathetic and friendly, it helped me be me, helped me feel okay. Ever is... Ever. Sometimes she's a little shallow and a little immature, but on the whole she has a good heart. I liked that she was quite typical of a teenage girl going through high school. Her parents are wealthy and despite claims that she isn't materialistic, I kind of think she is a little. But I did really like her. She's sweet, kind, caring and a little oblivious. Lol.The narrative flicks between Ever and Caden's POV. It is part narrative, and partly the letters written by each of them. The letters are great. Jasinda cleverly uses their letters to convey emotion and describe the events that each are going through. There are some pretty awkward discussions about sex, relationships, first times, etc. which were both funny and difficult to read. I always really enjoy this kind of communication between characters... whether it's reading letters, emails or text messages. There is just something about written communication between our lead characters that I like. Perhaps it is the ability to be bolder and more truthful when hiding behind paper/computer/phone. I don't know, but it just always appeals to me, so I was excited to read this from the beginning. "I just thought maybe if we wrote letters, we could talk about whatever we wanted."It is incredibly cute watching these two grow up. Obviously, they grow up apart, but their connection just grows stronger and stronger as their letters help each other through some very difficult times. They share everything from insignificant details of their day at school, to their deepest troubles following tragedy and heartache. However, their connection isn't always a positive thing as it also prevents them from ever really connecting and opening up to anybody else. It may only be through pen and paper, for five long years, but there is something between these two that you just can't help but believe. They become so sacred to one another that you can really feel the hesitation and the fear of eventually meeting. It's like they become too precious to risk ruining it all by meeting in real life.If I tried for something with Cade and it didn't work, or he lied to me, or he let me down, if he failed to measure up, failed to be the magnificent specimen of manhood I'd built him up to be in my mind, I'd be devastated. Wrecked. And then I wouldn't even have him to get me through the heartache.When Ever and Cade do eventually meet one another again, after so many years... OH MY GOODNESS! Not only is it soooo heart-warmingly beautiful, it is off the charts hot! I can't even explain! For what we lack in sexual content in the first half, we're sure rewarded for in the second half... These two are like rampant rabbits on crack! I guess they're making up for lost time. And Ever has a totally filthy mouth. I was shocked... sweet, lovely little Ever... has the mouth of whore! Freakin' brilliant!"Cade... god. I love this. I want more. Dirtier. Do something crazy. Something dirty. Fuck me, Cade. I like it dirty. Fuck me dirty."This first instalment of Caden and Ever's story contains an awful lot of heartache, a whole river of tears and really isn't easy to read. You will cry, and not just at the end! But the ending will completely rip you to shreds. However, luckily I have the second book to hand and can dive right in. Although I hear that After Forever isn't much easier to read, so wish me luck. There are two outcomes I have in mind at the moment that I really, really would not be happy with, so I'm hoping that Jasinda pulls something totally fantastic out of the bag here. I'm nervous."This is love, Ever." The words tumbled out, and I was rocked to my core by the admission. "I love you. Since I met you at Interlochen, I've loved you."There is a third book, which completes the trilogy, that hasn't been released yet and doesn't even have a blurb just now, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Ms. Wilder gets a wiggle on and gives us some more details about this ASAP. And I'm also praying that I'm not left a blubbering mess at the end of book two. I'll keep you posted.Forever & Always Statistics• Steam Rating (out of 5): ♥♥♥♥• Ending: Cliffhanger• Length: 241 pages• Narrative: Alternates between Caden and Ever's POV.• Series: ✓ • Reading Order: - Book #1 - Forever & Always (The Ever Trilogy, #1)- Book #2 - After Forever (The Ever Trilogy, #2) - Book #3 - Saving Forever (The Ever Trilogy, #3)• Can this be read as a standalone? No• Themes:Pen palsGrief• WARNING. This book includes... Sexual content. Death.• Writing: GreatLike this review and want to keep up to date with more book news…?Follow me at the links below…My blog: http://smittensbookblog.wordpress.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/SmittenSCPinterest: http://pinterest.com/smittensc/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SmittensBook...

  • Jacqueline's Reads
    2019-01-14 09:54

    NOW FREEBIE! - > AMAZON3 Love Over Time StarsI need to say this, I love Jasinda. She’s one of those authors I have raved about many many many times in the past. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, she’s brilliant, she’s in my pocket and I’m never letting her go. Her husband is equally adorable. So with that said…. I’m just gonna say it… Forever & Always was not a hit for me.The overall plot of the book is about two young kids, Cade and Ever who meet each other at art camp and afterwards, over the course of five years, they write letters to each other.What worked/didn’t work for me.I’m a sucker for long distance relationships, but it’s very tricky to write about them, since I’m not fond of characters being a part from each other. I liked that there were actual written letters. I use to write letters to my friends when I was younger so I thought it was just a sweet concept. I would say between the 10 to 80% mark is purely about them writing to each other, sprinkled in some plot developments from their current lives.I guess you could say it’s like reading two books in one. You get Cade’s story and then you get Ever’s story. It’s almost like a prequel or instead of flashbacks, you get the story before Cade and Ever actual interact. The innocence was hard for me to connect. I love young adult books, but the last 20% is more new adult so it was hard for me to pinpoint where it needed to stand. When I first realized Cade and Ever met at 15 and 14, I cringed a little. It’s a bit young for me, I see that there was character development that was needed. I didn’t really see the five year time span per say, but I can tell you a lot happens.I enjoyed the hardships both Cade and Ever went through, especially going through first physical loves (even though it wasn’t with each other), it was somewhat realistic. Don’t we all give up our V-card for someone one not really insignificant? I dunno, it just made the story a bit human. I was completely aware of the cliffy and I wasn’t upset with it. I am very happy Jasinda decided to release the first two books fairly close to date, so there wouldn’t be too many upset readers. What I kind of wanted was more Cade and Ever interaction sprinkled throughout, but once you got to the epic climax, everything pretty much rounded out.What I’m expecting and wanting from book 2… I hope there is tension between Cade and Ever, but I don’t want it to be a struggle against each other over silly and trivial things. I’ve read this so many times in books, I’m just simply turn off by it. I’m just crossing my fingers. No, this was not a home run for me, but it was still an enduring young story about first love. An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review

  • ♥Sharon♥
    2019-01-08 14:02

    3 Stars I’m really not sure what to say about this book. It wasn’t that I ever thought I wouldn’t finish it, I just never truly became invested. I guess I am just ambivalent about the story as a whole.For the first 30 - 40% I enjoyed both Cade and Ever. I enjoyed their first meeting and the little time they shared together. I enjoyed how they became pen-pals and shared so much through their letters. I enjoyed the innocence of their relationship. They had this special connection. Then my feelings about the book started to change. Cade encountered so much pain and part of me thought it was just a little too much. Then as Cade and Ever lived their separate lives they experienced moments with other people that I really wanted them to experience together. And because I felt that way I found myself losing some interest in what was going on with them.Once I got to the 70% mark I was excited that Cade and Ever were finally reconnecting but then that excitement was lost because I felt that everything between the two of them from there on out was rushed. They hadn’t seen each other in 5 years, never even shared a kiss and the next thing that happens is they are clawing at each other desperate to get the other naked. I just didn’t get that. I wanted a little more resistance a little more buildup. And then boom. Everything just happened so fast. I mean…(view spoiler)[ they reconnect, have sex, sex and more sex. Then they're buying a condo, getting married and sharing Christmas dinner with her Dad who hasn’t been part of her life on an emotional level for quite some time.(hide spoiler)] I just kept thinking…slowdown…slowdown…I’m not going to lie, at the end my heart was breaking a bit, and part of me wants to know what is going to happen next, but it just isn’t enough to make me want to read on.

  • C-Money
    2019-01-03 15:53

    4.5 I have been hit with a freight train and I'm lying her dying on the ground" starsJasinda Wilder is a pretty special lady in my eyes. She writes the most captivating books. She has become a 1click no matter what author for me. So when I saw that she was writing a new series I jumped on the chance to read it. She sent me an ARC. What do I do? I drop everything and jump right in.Now if you read the Blurb for this book you are not told anything. You pretty much get the gist that they are pen pals and have some kind of connection. But that's all she gives you. If you are friend with her on FB you are given some heads up that this is going to be a very hard book to read. BUT I WASN'T GIVEN ENOUGH WARNING.Like all her other books, she writes to make you feel. She writes to make you cry like you have never cried before. She is a soultoucher. This is a term I have come up with for an author that writes such an amazing story that it touches your soul. Forever & Always was this book. I am a broken mess on the floor. I can feel my soul breaking away and begging to be saved. My eyes are rimmed with red and I can fix my heart. This is a story of magnificent proportions. It can not be explained, it can not be described, it needs to just be read. I can't tell you what I read, I can't tell you what these characters went threw. But I will try and tell you a few things. Ever and Cade are young when they meet. They have a brief encounter while at camp. They become penpals. Like full on write you a letter by hand, put some postage on and mail you a letter. It is a form of therapy and release for the both of them. Their life goes on and they become each others secret keeper. It is an amazing thing to read. I loved how they wouldn't not send a letter if they didn't like what they wrote. It was 150% honesty. These 2 people grow up. Their lives change in ways I never saw coming. It was so hard to read and it was so easy to become addicted. My head hurts from the pressure of trying to keep the tears at bay. But sometimes it hurts so much you can't. You have to just let them go. can honestly say that I might hate Jasinda a little after this book. I knew it was a series, but I didn't think it would end like it did. I am broken, need to down a full bottle of whiskey and take a break from reading. This book hangover is in full effect.

  • Miriam Mathew
    2019-01-05 12:17

    ANOTHER NEW BOOK FROM JASINDA WILDER?!?!?!?Jasinda Wilder, please don't make this like Stripped. I really, really want this book to blow my mind away. Pretty please?Blurb:Ever,These letters are often all that get me through week to week. Even if it’s just random stuff, nothing important, they’re important to me. Gramps is great, and I love working on the ranch. But…I’m lonely. I feel disconnected, like I’m no one, like I don’t belong anywhere. Like I’m just here until something else happens. I don’t even know what I want with my future. But your letters, they make me feel connected to something, to someone. I had a crush on you, when we first met. I thought you were beautiful. So beautiful. It was hard to think of anything else. Then camp ended and we never got together, and now all I have of you is these letters. S**t. I just told you I have a crush on you. HAD. Had a crush. Not sure what is anymore. A letter-crush? A literary love? That’s stupid. Sorry. I just have this rule with myself that I never throw away what I write and I always send it, so hopefully this doesn’t weird you out too much. I had a dream about you too. Same kind of thing. Us, in the darkness, together. Just us. And it was like you said, a memory turned into a dream, but a memory of something that’s never happened, but in the dream it felt so real, and it was more, I don’t even know, more RIGHT than anything I’ve ever felt, in life or in dreams. I wonder what it means that we both had the same dream about each other. Maybe nothing, maybe everything. You tell me.Cade~ ~ ~ ~Cade,We’re pen pals. Maybe that’s all we’ll ever be. I don’t know. If we met IRL (in real life, in case you’re not familiar with the term) what would happen? And just FYI, the term you used, a literary love? It was beautiful. So beautiful. That term means something, between us now. We are literary loves. Lovers? I do love you, in some strange way. Knowing about you, in these letters, knowing your hurt and your joys, it means something so important to me, that I just can’t describe. I need your art, and your letters, and your literary love. If we never have anything else between us, I need this. I do. Maybe this letter will only complicate things, but like you I have a rule that I never erase or throw away what I’ve written and I always send it, no matter what I write in the letter. Your literary love,Ever(less)Holy shit, this sounds good. Need this one ASAP!

  • Arabella ~♡AB♡~
    2018-12-21 10:57

    An absolutely beautiful story about Ever and Caden who meet at an artistic summer camp and become pen pals at the age of 14/15.This book tells us the story of their blossoming friendship between the ages of 15 -19 and the absolute sadness and loss that they both experience during their teenage years. Beautifully written, Jasinda excels in her writing and the feelings of their love shine through the Kindle like a star in the sky.For me, it was a 5 star read from early on and I have high hopes for book 2.Emotional and heartbreaking♡♥♡

  • S.M. West
    2018-12-25 15:14

    4 GUT WRENCHING STARSI love Jasinda Wilder's books and this one was no exception. Although, I had no clue how sad it was going to be and I was not in the mood for that so, I found it hard to get through. The story was beautifully written and the connection between Caden and Ever is magical but, I found myself in despair half of the time. This one is a tear jerker and you have to prepare yourself for that. Part of me wants to read the next two books ( I want to know how it ends)but, I don't think I can.

  • Anas AtticBook Blog
    2018-12-21 09:16

    Forever & Always by Jasinda Wilder: Book 1 of the Ever Trilogy. Genre: New adult with lots of sexDoes not stand alone***Get this book now.If you have been a follower of my blog for some time. You know that I don't love to read books that make me cry, unless they are happy tears. I'm all about the happy book. But when I do read one with intense emotions like most of Jasinda's books, they blow me away. Forever & Always" target="_blank">Forever and Always by Jasinda Wilder is the first in The Ever Trilogy, an intense emotional journey that sucked me in and didn't let me go until I finished the first two books in 2.5 days amidst a lot of Christmas shopping.Unless I am on vacation, I have never gone 2 days without posting on my blog. But there was no way I could review another book while so deeply engrossed in these. In fact, I have read a few books I've enjoyed lately, but felt like I was in a bit of a slump. I needed one to totally blow me away. Oh yeah...Jasinda did it. And I had no posts for two days (sorry).I have a book hangover like you wouldn't believe. But I wouldn't trade it for the world. This is going to be a hard review, because I was so caught up with the book, I didn't stop to take notes or highlight half as much as I normally do.Ever and Cade meet at ages 14/15 at Interlochen, a sleepaway arts camp. Both talented artists, they connected on a level neither ever had before. I grew up going to sleepaway camps like this, so I know how much you can bond while there. Life is magnified 100 times. And these kids had so much in common. I loved the book right from the start because these talented teens felt so real to me. As a mom of a teen, and a middle school substitute, I'm around them enough to know that Jasinda got it right.When camp ended, Ever and Cade weren't ready to sever the connection, so they decided to be pen pals. real paper and pen, hand-written pen pals. As the letters are revealed, I almost felt like a voyeur, or even more, like I found a real box of letters that two young teens about to fall in love wrote to each other."Dear Ever,I's hard to write this letter. I'm not even sure what to say, but I feel like I can tell you things, because we're friends, and somehow these letters are like a journal.My mom has cancer."Ever understood completely. Ever and her twin sister Eden lost their mom to a car accident. Their dad couldn't handle the grief and basically checked out, leaving the two girls lost and alone. When the same thing happened to Cade, Ever was there, understanding him. Ever had Eden though, Cade was alone.Things only got worse for him. Poor Caden. This kid has had so much crap in his life, the worst luck possible, your heart just can't help but break for him. His light, his strength when he might have otherwise broken are his letters with Ever."Being able to write letters to someone who couldn't judge me, who would write back and seem sympathetic and friendly, it helped me be me, helped me feel okay.Now, nothing is okay, and sending this letter to Ever seemed necessary. It would make me okay."Ever and Caden did not consider themselves anything more than pen pals and friends. But for years, the letters became a huge part of their lives. Through all of the important growing up years, and all of the tragedy poor Caden endures, they never fully lose touch. They would drift apart, then come back together, but Cade's sorrow and loneliness weren't always easy reads for Ever.As time passed, they met others. They had relationships. But through it all, they connected via US Postal Service, and in their hearts and minds and art. So much so, that they could never fully connect to someone else. But they never really realized it was because they each had a part of the other since they met 5 years before.“I felt as I was missing a piece of my soul, like the memory was all that was left of a love I’d had and lost.”When tragedy strikes yet again....finally, Ever and Caden meet in person."Nothing had ever felt so cataclysmic, so drought with atomic power. I couldn't breathe for the kiss, hadn't taken a breath in an eternity and it didn't matter because now, suddenly, she was my breath."When they finally met and connected, I was giddy with happiness. YAY! These two finally, after five long years, found their way to each other.“What is this, with us?”“I don’t know.” What words could I use? I'd just met her after five years of letters. But I knew her, and I needed her. “It’s everything. It’s –”“That’s what I need. I need everything, Cade. I need you… your everything. Your always.”And if you've read Jasinda before, this is where her epic sex scenes begin. I mean EPIC. Pages and pages of lovemaking and soul-fusing, and so, so much love.“God, you’re so…much. So beautiful. I feel drunk from kissing you. Like touching you makes me high. I’m dizzy from your skin.”Then, just when you think it should end right there and be a perfect 5 star read Jasinda breaks you completely. Thank fucking God book two is available right away.Likes: •Pulled me out of a major reading slump.•Grabbed me from the beginning and didn't let go.•The emotions started at the beginning and didn't really let up. Tissues are necessary.•There was fun amidst the tragedy.•Told in dual POVs.•Reading the letters between Ever and Cade felt so real. I felt like I got to watch them grow up in a very unique way.•I love the realistic portrayal of gifted teens in camp.•The kids were artists and Eden, Ever's sister, was a cellist. I enjoyed reading about the extremely gifted teens, they are always a bit more 'alone'.•Tragedy reigns throughout this book, yet it still remains hopeful.•There were a lot of beautiful moments, Jasinda's writing, while sometimes bordering on a bit too flowery for such young characters, was wonderfully poetic.•Gorgeous set of covers! Dislikes: •I know Jasinda's books have a lot of long erotic scenes, but the length and breadth of the sex in this, I felt was overkill. I love hot sexy scenes, but these were just a little too long and sometimes bordered on cheesy (especially because she used the word turgid again!). I found myself reading these parts with a little less attention to detail than usual.•There was a strange lack of social media. I never thought about it when reading, but as I write this review, I find it strange that two kids never used Facebook or twitter or even e-mail. It was all paper letters, and the reason why was never mentioned, almost like this took place 15-20 years ago.•Sometimes I lost track of who's POV I was reading. Rating: 5 stars (at least), 4.5 heat (The amount and detailed sex can warrant a 5 heat, but it needs to have a little kink for me to go to a 5)Forever and Always by Jasinda Wilder is more than a solid 5 stars. It may be in the 5+ range and will absolutely make the list of my top books of 2013. The "literary love" turning into real love was beautiful. The teens realistic. The tragedy was heartbreaking. Jasinda has a gift. She can wring you out emotionally one minute, make you swoon the next, make you all hot and bothered then make you cry again. Yet it all is wrapped up in an unputdownable package of realistic characters that you can't help but love.Bleary eyed from lack of sleep, all I can do is wait for book 2, thank goodness I only need to wait a day.The Ever Series order (click covers to purchase in your country)Pre-order 2/14Purchase Forever and Always (Ever Trilogy 1) by Jasinda Wilder Forever & Always" target="_blank">Amazon | BN.com  Please visit my blog Ana's Attic Book Blog and join my page on Facebook

  • Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
    2019-01-16 15:18

    ★★★ LIVE LIVE LIVE LIVE LIVE LIVE ★★★YAY...I LOVE Jasinda and I LOVE this book...I CAN'T WAIT TO READ BOOK TWO! THIS IS BOOK 1 and is a MUST read. AMAZON LINK -->> http://amzn.to/18UUf8WREVIEW COMING SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!

  • Trisha ❊ Devoured Words
    2018-12-27 17:01

    HOLY SMOKES. THAT WAS MIND BLOWING!!!!! Dying for AFTER FOREVER!!! Review to come!!!!xxxxxxx A Trilogy by Jasinda Wilder!!!! SQQQQUUUEEEEEEEEE SO FRIGGEN EXCITED!!!!!!!

  • ***Cheryl***
    2018-12-31 09:00

    Heart-breaking brilliant.A beautifully written story. It tells the story of the friendship of Caden and Ever who meet at art camp when they are 15. The story is told from both their POV's and I loved the letters they share with each other and how they expressed all their experiences and feeling over the years they are apart. The story really hit me from the beginning. It's such an emotional and heart-breaking story. Even more so for me I think because I could relate to some of things the characters were going through. The writing is so good and you can feel every emotion the characters went through. I'm so glad the author released book 2 at the same time for which I will have some tissues on standby. I think this book will stay with me for while.

  • Vanessa
    2019-01-11 15:07

    Ummm...I'm completely speechless right now. And sobbing. Oh Jasinda, what are you trying to do to me...review to come on 12/23.**FULL REVIEW**When I started reading this book, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I felt like I was invading someone’s privacy as I poured over the letters back and forth between Ever and Caden. It was as if I was sitting in a chair upstairs in some darkened attic, long after they have left this earth; leaving a legacy of their beginning, their love, their lives. It brought me to tears over and over as I physically lived their pain through her words…that is how real it felt. I’m honestly teary-eyed as I even write this…Forever & Always as THAT good.Now, that review…“I knew I was a talented artist, as capable with pens and pencils as with paint. What I wasn’t good with was people.”Caden Monroe comes from a simple, hardworking family. Being an only child, and spending summers on his grandparents farm in Wyoming, Caden, along with all the men in his family, aren’t men of many words. Caden looks forward to his time on the ranch, but decides that art is equally important to him and takes one summer to attend an exclusive art camp. When his father drops him off, there is just something that isn’t right…his father isn’t his usual self and despite being told that everything is fine and they will talk when Cade returns home, he can’t help but worry. Interlochen Art Camp serves as just enough of a distraction…except for the jade-green stare of the dark haired beauty that is Ever Eliot. Never in his entire life did Caden think he would meet the one person that would one day ruin him for anyone else…I don’t think Ever expected it either.“In my more philosophical moments, I thought maybe painting appealed to me because it represented hope. I was a blank canvas, no thoughts, no emotions, no needs or desires, just a square of white floating through a loud, chaotic world, and life would paint me with color and substance, smear and spread and colorize me.”Ever Eliot is a twin, and this is the first time she and her sister, Eden will be apart. Attending art camp is just one of the many ways she is trying to differentiate herself from being labeled as a “twin”. It also gets her out of the loneliness of her home life, at least for the summer. After losing their mother in a car accident, their father has virtually checked out, leaving Eden and Ever emotionally alone. Interlochen is good thing…and the rugged boy Ever comes face to face with on day one sparks something deeper than she understands. “Nothing like that has ever happened in my family. I don’t know how we’d handle it if it did. I know my dad probably wouldn’t talk about it. My mom might. I’m like Dad, I think, and I’d have hard time talking about things. I already do. I’m sure you can tell. I never know what to say.” We were quiet for a while. But Ever needed someone to talk to. And I thought about the last week, the two of us sitting by the lake, drawing—both of us knew how to speak with our hand and pencils. An idea came to me, and I said it without thinking. “What if we were pen pals?”So it begins…neither knowing how to say the right words face to face, but yet can communicate every thought in letter…a love is formed. Five years. Five years and many letters; many heartaches, thoughts, feelings, all bled out into paper. An intimacy between two young people that transcends the age of time. It is through these letters that they fall in love…or maybe it was always meant to be, maybe their souls were already entwined when they met and this was how they were meant to get to know one another…sight unseen, voice unheard, just words on a page. And a dream waiting to come true…“It didn’t feel like a dream. It felt like something I’d lived, love I’d known. It felt like a memory.”***“When the dream ended, I felt as if I was missing a piece of my soul, like the memory was all that was left of a love I’d had and lost.”I can’t even write anymore, you have to read this book in order to find out how it ends…Jasinda is amazing, that’s all I can say. Forever & Always will pull every emotion possible from you, wreaking havoc on your heart and your head. I loved it.**5 Because There Is No 6th Star Stars**

  • Anne OK
    2018-12-21 13:14

    I don't know what I really expected but I do know that this wasn't it. In the beginning I had high hopes and the story began on solid ground for me. However, it started down path that didn't work for me and I found myself having a really hard time staying with this one. Jasinda Wilder's books don't always work for me -- and this just happened to be one of those times. I haven't really decided yet if I'll continue on with the next in the "Ever" trilogy. I must say that the holy moly cliffhanger does make me curious.

  • Deserie williams
    2019-01-20 11:16

    self note: apparently I read book 2 and 3 a while back out of morbid curiosity!!!! Those two are why I won't read this one! Disgusting cheating ashole! Slut stupid jealous sister! All that and heroine is only mad and hurt for like a second and just forgives them! they even have a kid together! WTF !

  • Monica Murphy
    2019-01-06 13:53

    Dude, talk about gut wrenching. Jasinda pulls out all the stops and I couldn't stop reading it! Love the name Ever. :)

  • Pamela Carrion
    2018-12-28 15:48

    Here are some things you will need to know before you pick up book one in the Ever Trilogy. 1. This book will be read in one sitting2. From page one a rollercoaster of emotions will whip you from sad to happy to hope to well…just about every emotion in between. 3. Stop by your local super store and pick up a case of tissues.4. You may or may not dislike Mrs. Wilder for about 24 hours (or more).5. You will long for the simple beauty of the written word. The lost of pen pal friends and the simple joy that a stamped square envelope can bring.Extraordinary! This is the one word that will sum up Forever and Always for me. “That summer we met, Interlochen. The lake. Drawing all day. Sitting on the dock together. It was the last day of my childhood, I think. The last happy days of my life.”Beautifully painful, this story paints a picture of love, uncertainly, growth, and the strength to live life no matter where it may lead. Ever and Cade meet as children and although their time was limited it bonded them forever. Pen to paper, they both created a connection stronger then either of them thought possible.They both become each others life line…“It really was a drug. The more I got, the more I needed. And I didn’t know where the endpoint was. I was afraid I’d reached the event horizon, the point from which I’d never escape the inexorable gravity of needing him.”Just as the strokes of a painting or sketched lines of a drawing, life will never be predictable. The beauty of existence is that in a moment, a split second, the unbearable can and will happen. Forever altering the reality we thought we knew. “I also knew I’d never be the same. I felt the scars on my heart and in my mind. I’d been cut deep and the wounds would never really heal… I’d been painted by pain. Several coats of it, a deep, thick varnish that wouldn’t ever fade.”This book, really this series, is a game changer. Jasinda writes exquisite stories that overwhelm the reader, pulling them into a world of emotions. I find it hard to explain what this book is all about. Simply put my words will never do justice explaining why you need to read Forever and Always. Read! This! Book! If you are already a Wilder fan or if this is the first book of hers you pick up know that you are promised no less then a wild ride of pure literary genius.

  • Samien
    2019-01-07 13:06

    Summer camp and pen pals. I’ve gone to many camps and tried the pen pals thing and I must say they never lasted very long. Cade and Ever had a connection between them that as they got older, they were able to stay in contact despite only having spoken a few times at their summer art camp. Through their letters they became more than friends. They didn’t live that far from each other, but they hadn’t met again either until Cade decides after something happens with his roommate that there is no one else he needs at that moment but Ever.This book brought out a lot of different feelings. I loved reading the letters and seeing how both Cade and Ever had grown as individuals They both had to deal with the deaths of people they loved and that really brought them closer too. They came from different backgrounds, but their art and how it spoke to them was another bond that no one else could seem to relate to. And Cade was very much a loner, so having Ever in his life seemed necessary, especially at that moment. No one else could understand their relationship and how connected they felt through their letters. It’s difficult to translate art into words. Paintings and drawings really need to be seen with the eye, but Jasinda did a wonderful job in painting the images in my mind of the works that Cade and Ever had done. There was a lot of meaning behind each piece and I felt that I was able to get some sort of picture in my mind of what the pieces would look like. Not every author can do that. And the art that both Cade and Ever create is vital to them as individuals. This is not your pretty hearts and flowers kind of romance story. It’s heartbreaking in many moments and left me asking, “why?” so many times. But it was worth remembering that not all love stories that start off with innocent pretty beginnings will stay that way. There was no point in the story that I thought to myself that it was unrealistic or that I didn’t want to finish reading. I wanted to hug all the characters and let them know that it would be ok. The ending of the book was a bit of a cliffhanger and you will want to quickly pick up the second book, After Forever. But as far as cliffhangers go, this wasn’t even that bad of one, in my opinion. I want everyone to read this book and see that love and life aren’t always perfect, even in fiction.

  • Brandi Money
    2018-12-23 10:17

    Forever & Always Life. Life is nothing more than a collaboration of actions based on emotion. Death, literature, love. Passion, fear, hope and pain. Strength, sorrow, growth and gain. There are so many thoughts consuming my mind, my heart, my soul. Forever & Always was created to make you feel. To feel a whirlwind of emotions while ripping your heart to freaking shreds! I can't, for the life of me, fathom how Jasinda Wilder manages to grip my soul with every word that spews from her magnificent brain! Characters unleashed! Ever, what an amazing character, an amazing name. I enjoyed every moment of her life. Watching her grow from a young teen to a woman was a beautiful disaster. A poised yet plagued soul fights to find herself, her belonging, her acceptance. Caden, abandoned and bruised, yet faithful and strong. Harboring within affliction and doubt. Brave, artistic, fierce yet kind. Tall, dark and handsome with a sexy mind and generous heart. One forced to grow, forced to carry the role no young man should ever endure. By genuine hard work and many years to battle, Caden Connor Monroe becomes the epitome of a man. A REAL man. The letters, inked with affection, pure emotion, genuine and honest - a brilliant masterpiece. Jasinda Wilder, this, my love, was pure genius! Now on to the romance. Yeah...well...um - IT WAS FREAKING HOT! Perfect. Enough said. Enjoy.

  • Vilma Iris
    2018-12-30 16:12

    Achingly raw. Deeply heartfelt. Simultaneously tragic and hopeful.A powerful story of two young people coming of age under heartbreaking circumstances, grasping on to each other as they try to endure the pain that life continues to throw at them.**************************Jasinda Wilder sure knows how to pack an emotional punch. Each page bleeds emotion, heartbreak, tragedy and a deep-seated need for connection. This story is a journey. One that is fraught with the stuff of life that is rough and painful and often times ugly. Ever and Cade start as young people, 14 years old, who have experienced sadness, but that still have a life ahead of them filled with dreams and hopes and a desire to define themselves as the artists they are, as the people they want to be.“That summer we met, Interlochen. The lake. Drawing all day. Sitting on the dock together. It was the last day of my childhood, I think. The last happy days of my life.”Ever Eliot and Caden Monroe met at camp (Interlochen) one hopeful summer as they each chased their dreams of being artists. They met by chance, a thrust of fate, and something connected… sparked between them. From the first words exchanged, thoughts of the other persisted. Time at camp gave them an opportunity to get to know each other, and there was just a special, intangible something that put them both at ease. Their conversations, however brief, felt comfortable and meaningful. The last day, prior to departing, they weren’t able to let go of each other just yet, so they agreed to be pen pals. Friends. Friends who would write each other and tell each other things they were afraid to tell any one else. Their words carried no shame, no fear, it was simply sharing it all across the miles to someone who would understand.“I feel like I can trust you. Maybe we understand each other, or something. Like, in some kind of way that words don’t really explain. I feel that way.”And that’s the way Cade and Ever came to be together. That was their start. Unfortunately, it was also the beginning of growing up. Growing up too soon. Tragedy immediately befalls Caden and his world is shattered, turned upside down, never to be the same. Caden has got to be one of the most tragic characters of whom I’ve ever read. The challenges and heartbreak he has to endure would crush any normal person, but his sliver of hope… the person he grabs onto is Ever. It’s the pouring of his deepest feelings on paper, sent across the country to a person he now relies on to assuage the tribulations of his heart and soul.“What’s life without a little pain?” It was a philosophy I wanted to hold on to. But I’d take life without so much pain, if I could. I’d heard all the bullshit, of course: what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and how the hard times make you appreciate the good times more. I didn’t buy it. Hard times were hard, an d no amount of thinking about the good times supposedly to come would make them suck any less.”And so it continues… for years. Through bad times and worst times, through heartache and unexpected desires, through adolescence into budding adulthood. As they grow older, they both suffer, Cade especially, and at times they drift apart, only to come back together in their deepest despondency. My heart broke over and over again for Caden. I felt I honestly couldn’t read a single word more about the pain this boy carried… the guilt, the anger, the frustration, the loneliness. It was too much.“I also knew I’d never be the same. I felt the scars on my heart and in my mind. I’d been cut deep and the wounds would never really heal… I’d been painted by pain. Several coats of it, a deep, thick varnish that wouldn’t ever fade.”Meanwhile, Ever also staggered through life with disappointments that marred her from the inside out and as a result, shook her confidence. She felt bereft of anything meaningful and as Cade lived his life hundreds of miles away, she couldn’t help but feel like she was losing the one person that had been everything to her, despite the very real fact that his physical presence had not materialized by her side for quite some time.“I felt as I was missing a piece of my soul, like the memory was all that was left of a love I’d had and lost.”When finally pain becomes too unbearable to shoulder and choices, not fate, thrust them together again, it’s a relief… an unleashing… a merging of souls… and an unshackling of emotions that for too long had desperately demanded release. It was a beautiful thing to read and I felt my heart overflow with emotion.“This was an outpouring between us, an unleashing. It was as if a lifetime of pent-up need and imprisoned love was finally unfurling once-pinioned wings and taking flight, finding freedom in the far blue forever of the sky.”I couldn’t help but fear for them as soon as they got together. Would it work? Was their love based on something real and tangible? Could a love born across distance be enough to substantiate the stuff that forevers were made of?“What is this, with us?”“I don’t know.” What words could I use?… But I knew her, and I needed her. “It’s everything. It’s –”“That’s what I need. I need everything, Cade. I need you… your everything. Your always.”And then, in typical Jasinda fashion, she hits us with a twist that left me broken, angry, consumed by sadness and so many other feelings I couldn’t process. My heart splintered into a million pieces.As I said in the beginning, this book bleeds emotion. It’s raw and beautiful. It’s built on feeling and it’s incredibly poignant. I did feel the sexual encounters between them at the end were a bit too explicit for the tone of the book, but I also postulated that perhaps the rawness was a natural release of so much desire, a desperate need to be as close as possible in every which way after being apart for so long. Overall, this book is a stellar emotional achievement and I loved it. To me, this author is at her best when she bravely treads to these darker, emotional, heart-wrenching places. I warn you that the book ends in a major cliffhanger, but lucky for us, book 2, After Forever, will release almost immediately after this novel. Pick this book up for sure and make sure you grab a box of tissues and a bottle of wine. Trust me!For more reviews, connect with me: Vilma's Book Blog | Facebook | Twitter

  • Elaine Vargas
    2018-12-31 10:16

    UPDATE: Just saw this shit in my feed, I got mad, I don't know, but I remembered how this whole trilogy ends so fuck yeah I put 1 star, and I just put it because I wanted to, I would've put 0 stars but unfortunately there were parts of the book that I kinda liked, but then all goes to shit.Before update:THREE STARSOkay, I admit this book is pretty good. The connection between Caden and Ever is B E A U T I F U L.Ever and Caden met in an Art Camp or some shit like that. They had an instant connection and the both of them decided to be pen pals. And that's how everything begins...If you want to know details read this:(view spoiler)[Caden and Eden move on. They still write each other but less and less through the years.Here are some facts about Caden:Caden eventually looses everyone he has. His mother and father. He moves with his grand-parents and meets some girl from there. He decides to move out of there and goes to live with some guy who eventually becomes his best friend.Here are some facts about Ever:Ever has a twin, Eden ((view spoiler)[The moment I read that she had a twin I knew, I fucking knew there was gonna be trouble because of this fucking bitch (hide spoiler)]). Her mother died in a car accident and her father has abandoned her and her twin because of the pain of loosing his wife, Ever and Eden's mom. Ever meets some guy called Bill or Will, even Ever doesn't know the goddamn name, he cheats on her and she decides to move on.Caden looses his best friend too, he dies, so in that very moment he decides to go to Ever, finally, and from there it's all a rush. LITERALLY RUSH.If you want to read what happens next, and I mean how the book ends then click right here -> (view spoiler)[ Ever and Caden married and in Christmas they and Eden, Ever's twin, decide to spend together with Ever's dad. Things go wrong, Eden, that bitch, say some hurtful things to Ever and Caden and leaves. Caden and Ever leave too. Ever was sleeping while Caden was driving and then, plot twist, car accident. Caden tries to wake up Ever, but she doesn't. He blacks out.Caden wakes up in the hospital and starts asking about Ever, and she's in a coma. Ever was pregnant and lost the baby.So yeah cliffhanger.(hide spoiler)]Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)[YES (hide spoiler)] If you want to know about what I think about that answer read this: (view spoiler)[If you want to read the next book and hate Caden then read After Forever. These were the reasons why I hated that book: (view spoiler)[Caden and Eden have sex. Yes. That bitch was always jealous of Ever and Caden, that cheating shit fuck, was "fucked up" and decided to sleep with that bitch. (hide spoiler)] If you want to know how it ends read this: (view spoiler)[ Eden gets pregnant with Caden's baby. Ever wakes up after more than a year, and Eden decides to run away. She leaves a letter. A FUCKING LETTER. Saying sorry. But not letting them know why.(hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)]So yeah those were my thoughts. Read at your own risk. (hide spoiler)]

  • Andriana
    2019-01-13 11:16

    Ok so here it goes... First off I think that Jasinda Wilder should from now on provide a box of tissues with her books! I mean seriously between all her readers and I'm sure all them shed tears reading her work we are basically supporting Kleenex! On too the actual book. I knew I should have waited till the release of the 3rd book was closer but it seems I was glutton for punishment. I just finished Forever & Always and I'm too scared to start the next one but I know I won't hold off too long. The male lead Caden in this book is handed a shitty hand in life but although he is hurt and lost and alone he doesn't seem to lose himself to the point of no return. I can't help but cheer for him and want his luck to change. I'm in his corner yelling at fate "why him again?!?". Ever the h pretty much is handed a similar life and although I want her to pull through it and have an HEA I can't help but feel more of a pull towards Cade. Don't get me wrong she's not a spiteful mean bitchy girl, She is just as lost and confused with her hand in life as Cade. Jasinda has done it again with her wonderful story telling you can't help but get sucked into the lives of her characters and feel like you are living each moment along with them. Beautiful story. 5+++++ stars. Can't wait to dig into the next one.

  • DKristin
    2019-01-12 10:48

    "Holy Shit. I have no words. I can't write a fucking review right now...." - initial response Well unfortunately I saw a major spoiler on a comment in my news feed for the next book... and based on said spoiler I am not sure if I want to continue this right now... As for this book it was really fucking emotional. I had tears in my eyes quite a bit. I liked how the story followed over many years and you got to see the development and growth of the characters over time. It was not an "easy" read and part of me honestly wishes I could go back and not have read it. LOL! So why the 4 stars right??? Well it was very well written and the story was different and interesting. It was also smoking hot at times and when it was devastating you felt it! I need to read something totally different now, and I wish I would have broken my review reading rule and read a few before starting... because I probably would have held off. Wrecked & feeling sick about it at the moment!!!

  • Angie
    2019-01-11 13:59

    FULL RECOMMENDATION AND FAVORITE QUOTES ON SMUTBOOKCLUB.COMWhen you start to read this book, know you will need at least one box of tissues, a moment to wallow in the emotions drawn out of you, and uninterrupted alone time. Once again, Jasinda has given us an emotional roller coaster that is a MUST read.

  • Cath
    2018-12-28 16:16

    Beautifully written. Heartbreaking in places. And an ending that will make you want to dive straight into book 2. X

  • Cindy
    2018-12-27 13:10

    Oh my gosh my heart can't take this...Review to come. Have to go read book two that was a crap ending!