Forever & Always [NOOK Book]

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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 your letters, they make me feel connected to something, to someone. I ...
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Overview

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
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Editorial Reviews

bookslapped book blog - rachel n/a
"So, grab some tissues... wine... ice cream... whatever you think will get you through. Every emotion you feel while on this ride is so completely and utterly worth it. You do not want to miss out on this 5 star, MUST READ book!"
The Book Blog - Sandy n/a
"Forever & Always was joyful, heartbreaking, breathtaking, angsty, hopeful and sexy.
Smut Book Club - Angie n/a

"Once again, Jasinda has given us an emotional roller coaster that is a MUST read."
Vilma's Book Blog - Vilma n/a
"Each page bleeds emotion, heartbreak, tragedy and a deep-seated need for connection. This story is a journey."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149091386
  • Publisher: Jasinda Wilder
  • Publication date: 12/19/2013
  • Series: The Ever Trilogy , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 4,062
  • File size: 242 KB

Meet the Author

NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY and WALL STREET JOURNAL bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. When she's not writing, she's probably shopping, baking, or reading.

You can often find Jasinda drinking sweet red wine with frozen berries and eating a cupcake.

www.jasindawilder.com
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted January 15, 2014

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    Jasinda Wilder is brilliant!  The Ever trilogy is emotionally ch

    Jasinda Wilder is brilliant!  The Ever trilogy is emotionally charged!

    Get the tissues ready.  Be ready for the ultimate cliffhanger.  Do not get discouraged because this book has a cliffhanger.  It is a story you will want to experience.  It is a story of forever love in all it's beauty and all it's ugliness.  It is a story of two young people finding a once in a lifetime love.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2014

    I absolutely loved this book! What a heartbreaking rollercoast


    I absolutely loved this book! What a heartbreaking rollercoaster of a story! I loved the letters format that Jasinda used to tell this story of 2 young people that met at a camp as teenagers and became pen pals over a period of time as they grew up and experienced life. Jasinda writes this story so beautifully that you can't put the book down. I'm glad that I waited to read this book until after the entire trilogy was out so that I could go right into the next since this book ended how it did. Thanks Jasinda for your phenomenal writing that keeps me coming back for more

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    so here's the thing - I adore the Falling series. They are beyo

    so here's the thing - I adore the Falling series. They are beyond wonderful However I read the Ever series and they feel like they were written by a different author. The scenes are way too graphic - in a not sexy way. I adore the writing in the Falling series, and hope for more like that and not these. I am not sure how that is possible - but they absolutely feel like they had a different writer.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2014

    I read and review a lot of books, very few of them grab my heart

    I read and review a lot of books, very few of them grab my heart and touch me to my soul. Cade and Ever form the kind of love most people dream of. A pure, raw, real and forever love. This is a heartbreaking, soul clenching, tissue using love story. You have to read it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2014

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    This book turned me into a blubbering, incoherent MESS! And I lo

    This book turned me into a blubbering, incoherent MESS! And I loved it. I felt like every other chapter I was crying, and the in between chapters I was swooning or getting a little too hot and bothered. Forever & Always is a breakout novel and a genius idea for a love story. Ever and Caden met at a fine arts camp when they were about 15. After one afternoon of really hitting it off, they decide to become pen pals. FYI, I now want a pen pal. Even in the day and age of technology these two teens decided to use one of the oldest forms of communication to keep in touch. But, they end up using one another as a sort of diary. They share their every thought and feeling... except the true and deeper feelings they develop for one another.

    "So familiar. Like holding her was my whole eternity, like we'd always held each other this way. But we hadn't, and it was exhilarating. It was Ever, actually Ever, and her body was so soft against mine, warm, her weight a perfect pressure, her breasts crushed against me, and I wanted so much, but there was more to say."

    Forever & Always follows Caden and Ever throughout the hardest times of their life. We get every heartbreaking and gut-wrenching detail of their lives over a five year span. I kid you not, I was crying within 30 minutes of starting this book. While they do lead separate lives for a good portion of the book, you feel like they're living their lives together. The emotions in their letters will tug on your heart strings every time. Caden experiences tragedy after tragedy and Ever is his only constant. Even when they move on in their lives they can always come back to one another. But we all have our breaking points, right? When Caden finds his, he turns to Ever. But he runs right past the pen and straight into her tangible, loving arms. Together they find a reprieve from all the bad in the world. They make plans and live their lives in their own blissful bubble until tragedy strikes just one more time. A tragedy that will leave you gasping, crying, screaming and may just be the end for Ever and Caden.

    "Our letters have bee a part of me, a part of my maturing, part of who I am as I've grown up. Which means you're a part of all that, part of me. That's why I love you."

    While I did ugly-cry like a fool while reading this book, it reached a part of me that not many books have. It was more than just a romance book. It was a bone-melting, all-the-feels, book that is magnificent from page 1 to the end. Yeah, it was an semi-traumatizing read but, how many books can make you feel emotions like that? I love the books that pull my heart out and stomp on them... as long as they don't end that way :) And while I don't know Caden and Ever's true ending (because this is only book #1), I have to believe that the characters that are shouting at Jasinda to write them can't be that cruel to themselves. And because I always get asked: yes, this is a cliffhanger BUT (don't you dare click the exit button!) Ms. Wilder released BOTH book #1 and #2 at the same time for this very reason! So you can move on right away. I believe book #3 will be released in February, so there isn't a long wait for that one either. I don't care if you absolutely loathe cliffhangers. You HAVE to read this book. To me, it was the ultimate escape. I was so wholly immersed in this book that nothing else was relevant while I read it. Forever & Always became my reality while I reading it. I was standing right there next to Ever and Caden while they grew up over those years. It's a journey that will captivate you. Caden and Ever will be one of those couples that will always hold a special place in your heart. This is definitely a stick with you kind of book.

    Happy Reading!
    *Review Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2014

    REVIEW  This book is a POV book ¿ Some folks don¿t¿ like those w

    REVIEW 
    This book is a POV book ¿ Some folks don’t’ like those well I’m not one of those people. I actually like books
    written in various types and POV is fine and dandy when it is WELL written. 

    In this book we have Caden Monroe a 15 yr old young guy who is an artist and he is off to his first summer
    at an art camp. 
    We also have Ever Eliot a 14 yr old young girl who is also off to the same summer art camp. 
    Cade and Ever become friends and right before leaving summer camp they talk, get to know each other
    a little but then they decide to paint and draw each other. One evening before the end of summer camp Cade
    couldn’t’ shake this weird feeling he was having and goes out for a walk and finds Ever sitting all alone on the
    end of the boat dock and he can tell Ever is crying. She finally opens up enough and lets Cade know how her
    mother died and how things are at home with her twin and father. Cade doesn’t know what to do so he just
    holds her. 

    The last day of summer camp and Ever tells Cade they should become Pen Pals. Since they both live in
    different states. 

    Ever heads back to school in her state and Caden goes back to school in his. It has become routine that he
     finds a letter each week from Ever in his mailbox. 
    Then one day Caden writes to Ever and lets her know what is going on in his family. Something horrible is
     wrong with his mom so he finally knows the truth as to why his father was all weird when he drove Caden to
     summer camp. 
    Caden and Ever write each other weekly but then as they grow older the letters become less and less 
    They both are going through so much in their lives. But through it all they are there for each other. And after
     5 long years they finally meet face to face again. 
    This is the first book I have ever read by Jasinda Wilder. This book had me on an emotional roller coaster t
    he whole time I read it. It starts out so beautiful young teenagers , pen pals , then it goes on through their lives
     and losses. And through it all love is blooming. 
    Will Ever and Caden find Forever Love with each other? Well I cant’ tell ya Your going to need to go grab the
    book. This book is a grabber of your heart strings. Think YOUNG love and Tragedies. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    Excellent....until....

    I loved the characters, loved the connection. ....until they actually got together. It felt shallow. It felt like someone else took over the writing of the story. Sex scenes (bad ones at that) beat out details and development. It was a disappointing last few chapters. Considering this is under 200 pages for 4.99 I'm not really feeling the need to spend the same amount on the second knowing it's not the end of the story. Nothing about the last few chapters made me go omg I NEEED the next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 21, 2013

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    What an emotional ride!!! You didn't have a minute to breathe..

    What an emotional ride!!! You didn't have a minute to breathe...you just get wrapped up in the story and you won't be able to put it down!! The letters, the feelings, the art at times it is just too much, but you can't stop reading. The ending OMG!!! I am just thankful that After Forever is released otherwise I would be struck in this place of OMG... Jasinda Wilder is totally amazing how she brings her characters and their stories to life and they become apart of you! Literary loves...be still my heart! Cade and Ever one phrase says it all, "Our souls fused..."

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    Wow!!!

    What a cliffhanger.....a great one too!!!! Glad all thr books are out!!! Cant wait to read the next one!!! Thought i would not like the letters written but man it was great!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2014

    F & A

    Love the story. All 3 are a must read. I know some are disappointed with book 2 but awww gotta read with a box of tissues.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2014

    Almost perfect!

    Well, I said I wasn't going to read this book because I have read the reviews on the others and knew where it was headed, so glad I finally relented and read it! I have loved everything Jasinda Wilder has written and this was no exception. It made me go to the ugly cry, but I enjoy a good cry every now and then. I must be honest and say I am not looking forward to the next book in this series. I do recommend this one! ENJOY!!!

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  • Posted April 17, 2014

    I loved the Ever's & Caden's slow epistolary relationship. A

    I loved the Ever's & Caden's slow epistolary relationship. A summer camp crush turning slowly into a lasting mature relationship over the years via their correspondence. When they finally come together in person, it was full steam ahead. And I cheered them on wholeheartedly.

    Because I had already read Falling into You, I didn't bother to read the details of any reviews beforehand, only the star ratings. So I was prepared and actually saw the twist coming. Even so, I was still shocked when my finger swiped to the "the end" page. Luckily, I had book 2 at my fingertips and started reading it immediately.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    Tatteredwing

    Cocked her head

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    Firesteel to DappleTail

    "Fox isn't here at the moment. Ask her later and she'll think it through." He padded away.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    Scourge

    WHAT DO YOU WANT WITH ME!

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  • Posted March 10, 2014

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    If there's one universal truth in this world, it is that Jasinda

    If there's one universal truth in this world, it is that Jasinda Wilder's characters will always evoke strong emotions from me. Cade and Ever were absolutely no exception to this. And, as a matter of fact, they definitely gave Jason and Becca a run for their money for the title of my favorite character couple in her books. 

    This book will be difficult to reveal without giving anything away, so I'll tread carefully and focus on the emotions and the characters more than the plot. It takes place over a number of years and some are better than others, but in all it was a gorgeous love story. 

    It's apparent from the first time Cade and Ever meet at art camp when they were young that they have something special. They formed quite a bond while they were at camp and its one they maintained as pen pals. The letters between them were wonderful. I thought it was a great way of telling their story. They confided in each other. They trusted each other with not only what was going on in their lives, but what was going on in each of their hearts and minds. They spent a lot of time building this relationship with each other and it wasn't always easy. They were growing up and unintentionally causing each other pain as they started to date other people. They were so ingrained in each others lives and so important to the other that it was easy to understand how this could happen. 

    Cade and Ever neither one had easy lives. But they were both such great, complex characters. I bonded with them nearly immediately and, hell, even I got emotional as their relationship continued to build and they were apart. They were obviously so right for each other, so destined to be together, that it pained me when they started dating and sleeping with other people. But then, everything changes when Cade takes a chance and goes to see Ever at college. Suddenly these two broken characters who have been such a staple in each others lives are face to face and it all only gets better from there. 

    The first 67% of this book was a slow burn. I couldn't have been more invested in this couple. Though they were just friends and pen pals, it was clear they were meant to be more. The bond and friendship they had built, the emotions they shared, it was perfection. When they finally collided, my heart sang. It was powerful and intense and seriously freaking hot. That's another thing I have come to expect from Jasinda's books: hot sex. More specifically hot, meaningful sex. The chemistry between these characters was something I won't soon forget. 

    I can't help but feel when I read, especially when I connect with characters like I did with Cade and Ever. I was an emotional wreck during this book. It absolutely ruined me and I was completely gutted at the end. But, I wouldn't have had it any other way. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    Really good!

    A really good book! The author brings you right in there with the lives of the characters. Very good writing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    Breathtakingly Beautiful

    This is the first book that I read by this author, and it will not be my last. Jasinda Wilder has a way of enveloping you into the lives of Caden and Ever that is thought provoking and heart wrenching. Beautifully written, it will captivate you from the moment you turn the first page. A must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2014

    Sara

    *smiles*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    Kittypet

    Ok

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