Forever & Always (Ever Trilogy Series #1)

Forever & Always (Ever Trilogy Series #1)

by Jasinda Wilder

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Forever & Always (Ever Trilogy Series #1) by Jasinda Wilder


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.


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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,


Product Details

BN ID: 2940149091386
Publisher: Jasinda Wilder
Publication date: 12/19/2013
Series: Ever Trilogy Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 2,973
File size: 247 KB

About 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.

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Forever & Always 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 75 reviews.
Shellbelle1 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Emily-SBDR More than 1 year ago
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*
MerriAW More than 1 year ago
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.
booknooknuts More than 1 year ago
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. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
sugarpine721 More than 1 year ago
What an emotional ride!!! You didn't have a minute to 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 still my heart! Cade and Ever one phrase says it all, "Our souls fused..."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really felt for them both through most of the book. After I was so happy at their finally coming together, I could have used a little less with their sexual life in such detail. Other than that, I loved the story and may eventually read book 2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A tale of loss and pain, of deep connection, and of healing from the point of view of both characters. A roller coaster of missed opportunities and emotion. A good example of the desperate, sensual, honest, no-holds-barred conversation that should be shared between lovers. An excellent mix of sensual scenes and tension between male and female. Truly hot and titillating. BRAVO!!! A definite re-read (and earmark for ideas!) Left me aching for more...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first the story and writing style was compelling, even brought me to tears. Then 3/4 of the way through it became all about sex, page after page, then pause ‘two weeks later’ sigh of relief one thinks the story is back on track but nope -more sex. Then it ends badly. I won’t even bother with book 2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonder book
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Boy this book was depressing and a cliffhanger
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Love it and hated it! But I great story.
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I love Jasinda's books but this was really slow to get into. I skipped over most of until they actually got together. I'm on the fence about paying 6 dollars for the next. It ended with a really good cliff hanger that makes me curious as to how's it's going to play out but I'm just afraid that it'll end up being a waste. So we'll see.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started a little slow but WOW did it take off...i love these characters and im glad i can go to book right away...cant wait for more
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Patiently waiting for next book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There were parts of this book that I loved, that made me mad or made me cry. I had a really hard time with the overuse of the word "f*ck" in all its tenses and meanings. Enough already! Buy a thesaurus for cripes sake. The anal sex was not necessary & not believable. With the premise of the book & the amazing beginning, i really didn't care about the last 1/3 of the book. I skipped whole sections of gratuitous sex scenes. There were so many of them, it became ho-hum. Not her best writing and not one I'll read again.
Berls More than 1 year ago
Actual rating - 2.5 stars You ever have a dish made with all the ingredients you like and some bites taste okay, but really you just don't like it? And you're not 100% sure why, because by all rights you should? But something's wrong - they just don't go together for you or one ingredient is ruining the rest? Well that's how I felt about Forever & Always. It even had elements that reminded me of one of my favorite books this year - The Wright Brother by Marie Hall. But instead of blowing me away, Forever & Always left me feeling kinda meh. I love epistolary novels - have ever since I read Dracula four or five years ago. Having events unfold in a letter gives things a very different effect and I like that. But a lot of these letters didn't do much for me - and I think it was because the letters never really TOLD the story. With maybe one or two exceptions, I had already SEEN what Ever or Caden (the main characters) were writing about. So the letters just became a place for emotions - emotions I had already seen and felt more powerfully when watching the scenes unfold. So the letters didn't help the story, but became like a weak echo of the story. I think the letters could have done a great job telling bits of the story, but because of what I'd already read they just did little to nothing for me. I also love stories that span over several years, as characters grow and discover friendship and love (like The Wright Brother). And it worked - for the most part - in Forever & Always. My problem was that you had the first half of the book with this sweet, young friendship that's growing and definitely laced with romance - and then there's this shift at about - I don't know, 75%? - and I felt like I was reading awkward erotica. It was all of a sudden this shift, from awkwardness about things like kissing, to discovering sex for the first time, to page after page of descriptive sex, dirty talk, and very little plot. I wanted to hit the fast forward button - and did start skimming - I like erotica, but that wasn't the book I was reading and I wanted the story back. I think Jacinda Wilder tried to keep the story there, because Ever and Caden talk during sex constantly about how much they love each other and stuff. But it didn't work for me at all, instead it made things awkward for me. And I love to have my heart torn out. A book full of tragedy and pain? Yes please! I'll eat that up. (I'm a bit of a masochist I guess). Forever & Always has tragedy all over the place. And at first it really got to me. But as the story progressed it started to get stale - because it was so the same and so predictable. Tragedy isn't quite as tragic when you knew it was coming 50 pages or so ago. And that was the story as a whole, unfortunately. After I figured out the rhythm, I knew what was coming from pretty much every angle. And it was either tragic or eye-roll worthy. I even saw the sort of cliff-hanger, (supposed to be) supper emotional ending coming. I rolled my eyes and was knew that I wouldn't read te next one to find out what happens. I'm pretty sure I already know, based on the pattern. There's a sneak peak at the end of Forever & Always, but I really don't care. As harsh as I sound, I didn't hate Forever & Always. It was made up of lots of elements I like - even love - so in lots of ways it was okay. But putting them together just didn't thrill me like I thought it would. Oh well, at least now I know that I'm done with this series.