Saturday, February 15, 2014

***Blog Tour Stop and Giveaway*** Saving Forever (The Ever Trilogy Book 3) by Jasinda Wilder


Ever and Cade,
Sorry I vanished like I did. I’m not sure I can even explain things. I don’t know when I’ll be back. IF I’ll be back. I’m not sure of anything, except that I love you, Ever. You’re my twin, my best friend, and leaving you was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I know you don’t understand. Maybe you never will. I hope you don’t, honestly. It would be easier that way. That’s cowardly, I’m sure.
Cade, take care of her. Love her, the way she deserves. The way you always have, for forever and always.
If I could ask you anything, it’s that you remember me as I was, and forget me as I am.
I’m sorry, and goodbye, and I love you.

Sandy B's Review

In my humble opinion, The Ever Trilogy, is the best writing of Jasinda Wilder’s very impressive resume.  Without a doubt I was consumed by this story and could not help but turn the pages because I had to know where this would all end up.  Her writing was poignant, heart rending kind of angst and pain, beautiful and real. 

I loved Book #1 (Forever and Always), Book #2 (After Forever) broke my heart into a million pieces and then Book #3 (Saving Forever) put me back together again.  I laughed, I cried (on a NYC bus no less), I indulged in multiple bowls of ice cream and I talked to my friends and to anyone else that would listen.  Even if they had not read the books cause if I kept my feelings inside – I truly think that my brain and/or my heart would have exploded.

So – EVER WAKES UP!  That’s right she wakes up but she is a shadow of herself.  Her mind is functioning like it was yesterday.  Time for her has stood still and for everyone else 2 years have passed. Her sister, has left without any explanation.  Cade is distant, hesitant and though she sees the love in his eyes – there is also something else there.  Something dark, and sad and something that she readily admits she may not be strong enough to hear.  She wants him back!  She wants everything back the way it was between them.  If only she could get her body to obey instead of barely being able to kiss her husband.

Cade’s guilt weighed on him when he got involved with Ever’s twin sister, Eden, but now it is excruciating for him.  What can he do?  What can he say?  How could he explain what happened between him and Eden?  His most fervent desire was for Ever to wake up and now that she has, he is at a loss about how to “fix” things.  Ever won’t forgive him.  Ever might hate him.  He ruined their lives.  Or that’s what Cade imagines she wills say once he confesses his horrible secret.  As each day passes, and his wife becomes stronger, he knows that the day will soon come that he will have to tell her EVERYTHING. 

Eden has been hiding out at the cabin where she and Ever spent summers with their mother.  She is “carrying” her secret and has no idea how things will work out for everyone.  She misses her sister terribly but how can she face her?  How can she tell Cade the thing that she doesn’t want to think about herself.  The evidence of their betrayal is something that she can no longer deny.  What will she do with her life.  Will she ever see Ever again?  Fate is a fickle creature and life has a way of giving you just what you need at a time when you think you don’t deserve it. 

Here comes Carter.  The gorgeous carpenter who wants to help her but hasn’t spoken a work in a year.  Eden has captured his every waking thought.  Though he hasn’t uttered a word for a year, since the death of his wife, yet being around Eden makes his want to move forward.  He’ll be her friend, if that’s all he can get – for now.  He doesn’t know Eden’s story but he knows the pain he sees in her eyes.  These two have been touched by tragedy.  Maybe, just maybe, they can heal each other. 
Carter to Eden:  “You may be afraid. But the choice to love you is mine. Not yours. You don’t get to make that choice for me. You can choose to not let me love you, but you can’t tell me what’s too much for me to handle. That’s for me to decide.”
It was great to have the different point of views because you knew exactly what each character was thinking.  I dreaded the confrontation.  Absolutely dreaded it to the point that I made myself nauseous!  When Caden and Ever got in the car and went to the cabin – my heart just about stopped. It was absolutely epic.  I had no idea how Jasinda was going to bring it all together.  Or maybe it was going to feel phony.  I can happily tell you that I was wrong.  Revelations were made, harsh realizations that rendered these people breathless and then choices were made, hard choices.  Maybe choices that some readers may not agree with but I think they fit the characters.  Forgiveness is a choice.  You can’t drink poison and expect that someone else is gonna die.  These people chose forgiveness.  They chose love.  They chose to reach for that thing that at one point seemed impossible – joy.
An absolute must read.  These characters stayed with me long after finishing the books.  Almost wish I could erase The Ever Trilogy from my mind – so that I could experience it all over again. 

About Jasinda

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.

Forever and Always (Book 1) Amazon US ~ Amazon UK ~ B&N
After Forever (Book 2) Amazon US ~ Amazon UK ~ B&N

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