Forever and Always The Ever Trilogy Jasinda Wilder New Adult Fiction Jasinda Wilder 2013 Ebook - Print
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,
Reading: AGE 18+ (Explicit language, Sexual Situations, Violence etc.)
**Contains No Spoilers. Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review**
OVERALL THOUGHTS: If you are a loyal reader of my reviews, then you know I do not enjoy books with plot twists that involve tragedies. Reading is my escape from reality. I am blessed to have a great reality, but let’s face it, life gets tiring, so I read to escape, to find my happily ever after. This book moved me. The writing, the characters, the whole concept of the story was so beautifully written that even in it’s darkest of chapters, I refused to put it down.
THE LOWDOWN: I think what I loved so much about this book is the romanticism of a relationship evolving from letters. I am a sucker for a good, handwritten letter and as a child, I use to love having pen pals. We meet Ever and Cade at their first day of art camp. Two very young characters that have gone through tragedies that you hope to never see in your own lifetime. Their friendship continues with years of writing letters to each other, detailing their inner most thoughts and secrets to only one another. We watch them mature into young adults, dealing with the blows that life gives them. Without giving too much away, this is a love story that is heart breaking, but has hope.
This is by far Jasinda Wilder’s best work yet. She is always very detail orientated when describing scenes and her characters, but the storyline of this book flows like that of a smooth fluid river. The emotion that she evokes from these characters even had my cold book reviewing heart crying. I sometimes get annoyed with authors who give an abundance of tragedies for their characters, but how she wrote them dealing with their tragedies made me feel.
FINAL THOUGHTS: I highly recommend this book. I have heard through the grapevine that book #2 and #3 have even more angst and tragedy in it. I would love to hear your own personal review of the book and the series, so please leave me a comment below.