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Forever & Always

(The Ever Trilogy #1)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  9,401 ratings  ·  951 reviews

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
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Published December 16th 2013 by Jasinda Wilder
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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 wa
Oct 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 Crazy emotional wreck stars!
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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 th
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Book 1 in trilogy. Series complete..

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
Dec 27, 2013 marked it as not-for-me
Holy cow! I'm so glad I read the 1 star reviews for the second book in this series BEFORE I started this one. This series is NOT for me. ...more
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Read my spoiler free review of The Ever Trilogy, the full series:

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 c
Jacqueline's Reads

3 Love Over Time Stars

I 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
Nov 06, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Dec 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

4.5 I have been hit with a freight train and I'm lying her dying on the ground" stars

Jasinda 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 p


Jasinda Wilder, please don't make this like Stripped. I really, really want this book to blow my mind away. Pretty please?


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 d
Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
S.M. West
Mar 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: broken

I 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 thin
Trisha ❊ Devoured Words
Nov 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Review to come!!!!


A Trilogy by Jasinda Wilder!!!! SQQQQUUUEEEEEEEEE SO FRIGGEN EXCITED!!!!!!!

Anas Attic  Book Blog
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Forever and Always Jasinda Wilder

Forever & Always by Jasinda Wilder: Book 1 of the Ever Trilogy
Genre: New adult with lots of sex
Does not stand alone

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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 fi
Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 charact
Monica Murphy
Dec 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Dude, talk about gut wrenching. Jasinda pulls out all the stops and I couldn't stop reading it! Love the name Ever. :) ...more
Anne OK
Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014-reads
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 d ...more
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Dec 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing

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.



Deserie williams
Mar 12, 2016 marked it as just-not-for-me-stay-away-hell-no
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 ! ...more
Ummm...I'm completely speechless right now. And sobbing. Oh Jasinda, what are you trying to do to to come on 12/23.


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. I
Feb 18, 2016 rated it did not like it
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:

Okay, 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 con
Pamela Carrion
Oct 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 sitting
2. 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
Oct 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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 ...more
Brandi Money
Dec 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Pam Nelson
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I swear I read this Trilogy before, I swear it!
It all felt so familiar yet just out of my reach.
Ever and Cade’s correspondence is sweet and reminded me of when I had pen pals. The way they meet is sweet and you can tell they are going to be in each other’s lives for a long time.

This book is not for the faint of heart so much loss so much pain, I was a bawling me.

These characters just grabbed hold and wouldn’t let me go. I was rooting for them.

It ends on a bit of a cliff-hanger which I was e
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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.
"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 a
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc

When 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.
Oh my gosh my heart can't take this...

Review to come. Have to go read book two that was a crap ending!
Dec 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Beautifully written. Heartbreaking in places. And an ending that will make you want to dive straight into book 2. X
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NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, WALL STREET JOURNAL and international bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. Her bestselling titles include ALPHA, STRIPPED, WOUNDED, and the #1 Amazon and international bestseller FALLING INTO YOU. You can find her on her farm in Northern Michigan with her husband, author Jack Wilder, ...more

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