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Ever After

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  116 ratings  ·  50 reviews
A murder, a kidnapping, and a very big secret.

All of it tied to me—Finley Grier.

Taken against my will and forced into a world unlike any I’ve ever experienced before, I begin to question everything I thought I knew about myself.

I’m torn between fear and desire, right and wrong, pain and pleasure. My body betraying what my mind knows is wrong.

And now, the one person I know
Kindle Edition, 269 pages
Published February 14th 2020 by Crooked Crown Publishing
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Feb 15, 2020 rated it did not like it
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Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good. I read it in one sitting. I didn’t want to put it down. This is not your normal romance so if that is what you are looking for then you better not pick this book up. If you want romance, suspense, action and intrigue, then this is the book for you. Loved every minute of this book. Finley and Grayson were so good together. The chemistry and attraction that they had for each other was so intense. This book has some trigger points of rape, kidnapping and human trafficking so ...more
Jennifer Hunt
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of this book by Cara Wade in exchange for an honest review.

Wow! This book was soooo good! Cara Wade stepped out of her comfort zone writing this book. And i have to say, it was a homerun! It was dark, mysterious, sexy, and impossible to put down! I loved the characters and it drew me in from page one. It does have a few triggers so if sex trafficking or rape bothers u, then u might want to skip this one. However, if those things don't affect u, u might want to get this book A
This book blew me away and gave me some serious heart palpitations. I’m pretty sure I bit off all my fingernails by the time I made it a quarter of the way through.

Cara Wade is a new to me author. I’ve been taking a lot more chances on new to me authors and Cara will definitely be placed on my list of go-to writers.

From the prologue I was on the edge of my seat and couldn’t read this book fast enough. Finley and Grayson were very relatable and I loved the moral struggle that each of them faced
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Cranky Stars

A fantastic read if you like thrillers.

It starts when Finley who was a very shy girl was asked to go the prom by Grayson. When they arrived he was monopolized by his ex girlfriend and Finley ended up calling her parents to come and pick her up.

It skips many years Finley had become a psychologist and a very good one, Grayson had become a Detective. Grayson's cousin, Sarah went missing months ago after going to a bachelorette party at Temptress. Months of searching turned up nothing
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Fantasy Land Romance Reader
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-arc

*First time reading author

The first thing I would say about Ever After is to mind the author's trigger warning. Ever After does contain kidnapping, human trafficking, forced sex of all kinds, and Stockholm syndrome.

Finley is a strong, independent, smart, and sexy woman that gets into some major problems due to a patient that she is helping. Finley is a psychologist and is very good at what she does. When her patient ends up dead she has no idea that she is about to be dragged into a world no wo
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Back in high school Grayson was the cool kid and Finley was the not so popular girl. She is more than surprised and excited when Grayson asks her to senior prom. That night had a crushing effect on her when she was left alone for the night and had to have her mother get her while Grayson spent it with his recent ex.
Fast forward years later and Finley is a successful psychologist with a one particular prominent client who was key to her success. Unfortunately he is murdered and a storm is coming
Wendy Livingstone
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Finley is a psychologist and when someone close to her is murdered Grayson who is a detective is assigned to the case. These two have a history and the chemistry between them is intense. This is a well written story which is not for the feint-at-heart! This is a dark story which is filled with suspense, intrigue, and a steamy and intense read which covers human trafficking. I was hooked throughout and look forward to reading more from this author.
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dark, loved-it
Ever After is a brilliant read. It’s my first but definitely not my last read from this author as it was so good. The author hooks you in straight away and keeps your attention throughout. I started this of an evening and as soon as I woke up I was finishing the story. You can see how well the author did her research.

There are triggers warnings with this book but if your like me and you love dark reads then you’ll love this story.

I’m really hoping this author writes more dark as this was fanta
Jaclyn Roche
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this books and the dark twisty romance that Cara Wade has created! It's a page turner for sure and I highly recommend this story. I couldn't put it down from start to finish. Thanks for an awesome story cara-wade ...more
Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ever After is dark, suspense, steamy, intriguing and addicting from the very first page. The moment I started reading this book, I knew I wouldn’t be able to put it down. I was completely sucked into the world that Cara Wade created with these characters. I was on the edge of my seat the entire story and was dying to know what was going to happen next.

Finley is a psychologist, however, when the man she works for is killed her life is turned upside with the loss and with the introduction of some
Heidi Lynn’s BookReviews
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
First, I want to thank Cara Wade for providing me with this book so I can bring you this review.

Cara Wade went out of her comfort zone in Ever After and boy did it pay off! Out of the many I have read for her this was my favorite. It was different, unique, sexy, had an incredible mystery story line to it as well.

Warning: this book has triggers of rape, kidnapping, sex trafficking. If this bothers you or offends you then I don’t suggest you read it.

I had to laugh when Cara mentions this book i
Jennifer Pierson
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cara Wade is a new to me author, and I can say with certainty, Ever After won't be my last read from her. It was a darker read, so if human trafficking (among other triggers) is a big trigger, then maybe you don't read it. Ms. Wade definitely penned a story with a very realistic feel, and even I, had to put it down more than once so I could breathe through the extreme emotions. However, that's not to say that I didn't finish it in one sitting, because I did, just means that I had to take a breat ...more
OMG....I am speechless. ‘Ever After’, by Cara Wade, is a novel that portrays the ultimate dark side of desire.

I will say that this book is not for everyone, as there are large elements of kidnapping and sex trafficking. However, the overall story was deep and meaningful, and deserves a chance!

Finley and Grayson meet in high school. It was Grayson’s hurtful and thoughtless actions that lead Finley to become a psychologist. It is this job that exposes Finley to her kidnapper, and ultimately the s
Thetta James
Jan 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read by Cara Wade, and it didn't disappoint. This story is not for everyone, and it challenged me. Simply put, this book delves into sex trafficking and the ugliness that goes along with it. I don't want to give any spoilers, but Cara didn't mince words or make the hero exempt from having a natural reaction to witnessing a sadistic act. We're human and there are some things that we have no control over. It takes a brave writer to bring that forth and not make it fluff ...more
Erin McKnight
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is not a book for everyone. I didn't even think it would be one for me because of the subject matter, but I love the author. So I decided to give it a go.

"Ever After" is so much more than a romance. It is an exploration of the darker side of sensuality and the lengths we will go to to save the people we love. This book does not shy away from the psychological effects a victim of sex trafficking suffers, nor does it glamorize that world. Seeing that glorified was a large fear of mine going i
Becky Kapjon
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best books I have read. I didn't expect this type of a story from this author. I have read her books before and this one is much different than the others I have read. This story is a very dark. I felt as if I was in the room with the main character Finley the whole time she went through her troubles. I don't want to give too much away about the story, so i don't want to say to much about what she goes through. Cara does a great job explaining what is going on in this underwor ...more
Kristina Simkins
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
A great dark read that pull you into a world full of secrets, lies, deceit, sex trafficking and SO MUCH MORE.

When things in Finley’s life bring the cops around she never expected Grayson to be one of them. Grayson was her high school crush, the one that invited her to prom and then left her alone all night, leaving a mark on her heart ever since. But when things get worse and Finley starts receiving threats, Grayson may be her only chance of survival.
When Finley is kidnapped, Grayson will stop
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dark, Angst and Intriguing Read

Ever After is my first book by Cara Wade!

Finley is a psychologist and when a patient close to her is murdered the detective assigned to the case is Grayson...the boy who broke her heart in high school.....after that a series of events with twists and turns.

This is a dark, suspenseful, angsty, steamy, intriguing and addicting story. From the moment I read the synopsis i was intrigued and then I read the prolouge....omg phenomenonal read. When I thought the story was
Amy Malek Concepcion
I’ve read a few of Cara Wade’s other books but this one was very different. A lot darker and much more elicit- also head that trigger warning if you know you’re sensitive.

Finley is a psychologist, one of her patients is murdered and her office is broken into. On top of that the detective handling the case is her ex- high school crush Grayson. But then things get even worse as she is taken away from Grayson just when they connected. She is held against her will and undergoes unspeakable events.
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"I’m torn between fear and desire, right and wrong, pain and pleasure. My body betraying what my mind knows is wrong."

OMG… where has Ms. Wade been hiding? I'm so glad I found her!

Dark, romantic suspense is absolutely one of my favorites, and this book kept me glued. Forgetting everything else; all responsibility, everything!

The main characters were amazing!

Gritty, emotional, dark.

This author is definitely on my watch list, and I'll be checking out her other novels pronto!

I received an adva
Vicki Stephens
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I could not put this addictive read down until I read every page of the book. This very dark romance is the story of Finley Grier, a successful psychologist with a murdered client who is kidnapped into a sex trafficking ring, and Detective Grayson Beavers, who tries to save Finley even though he broke her heart in high school. I highly recommend this well written and dark novel with its complex and flawed characters and a plot which leaves you on the edge of your seat with its intrigue, suspense ...more
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dark-romance
Delicious darkness at its best! Cara Wade has delivered my favorite Dark read of 2020 with Ever After!! 5 fabulous stars!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This read gives you everything you desire in a dark suspenseful romance and you certainly do not want to pass this one by! From the plot to the characters I was pulled in and devoured this book!

Note: this book does contain triggers such as murder, sex trafficking and forced intercourse. If these subjects are not for you, then I suggest you pass on this one. If tr
Christa Moran
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story definitely keeps you interested. The emotions of the two main characters, Finley and Grayson can be felt through each passage. The raw emotion of Finley when she is taken and how she responds connects with her being a psychologist and it reads through the page. Grayson and Finley have a wonderful story and you can feel the love between them as you read each page. Definitely recommend you give it a try. It can be a little dark at times but in my personal opinion, there are books out th ...more
Krystal Bowlin
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ever After is definitely not a book for everyone but if dark romance is your thing, I recommend giving this book a try. Cara Wade is a talented writer and despite this book being far different from her previous work, she excelled.

The subject matter is triggering for many but is written about well. While this book was difficult to read due to the emotional aspect, Wade did a great job at giving her characters depth, showing emotions, and keeping the story going.

Be ready for an emotional ride wi
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is such a different side of Cara Wade's gift as an author. She does dark suspense in such a way that you want to get in there and comfort, yell at, or throat punch somebody. Cara's character development was fabulous. I thought her prologue gave the background story in a meaningful way. Her epilogue completed the story perfectly. I thought the writing was rich with emotions and I had a hard time putting it down. I definitely recommend this book!!! ...more
Theresa Doherty
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Finley a psychologist arrive to find her office ransacked and now a detective wants a word, OMG its Grayson the boy who took me to the prom and left me, this isn't a random robbery and now Grayson and Finley have work together to find out why she's a target. What a story it throws you in the deep end from the beginning and never loses pace, it's a fast and furious chase not to be missed.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Heed the warnings for this story if you are sensitive reader. If not, be prepared to be addicted to this book as soon as you begin. Finley's story is one of many dark tales and struggles. She struggles with what her head tells is wrong and what feels so right. Is Detective Grayson her savior or her undoing? A captivating story sure to keep you hooked and turning the pages from the beginning. Enjoy!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Crystal Guerra
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Cara Wade is a daydreamer and a lifelong teenybopper. Boy bands forever! She would love to spend the day in the kitchen baking up sweet treats but hates doing the dishes after. When she is not writing (or suffering writer's block) you can find her reading, hiking, or relaxing by the water. She lives in northern Massachusetts with her loving husband. ...more

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