Thursday, April 3, 2014

Swoon Thursday # 84 ~ Forever & Always by Jasinda Wilder

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

Forever & Always
(The Ever Trilogy #1)

Jasinda Wilder

** Warning: this book is recommended for 18+ readers due to it's explicit sexual content. **

First - The Blurb:


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,


Second - My Swoon:

Everything inside me, every molecule of my body was on fire as I closed the space between us, instinct and need taking me over and operating me, moving my legs and causing my arms to lift, my hands to close around her cheeks, gently, so tenderly, electric fire blazing from the touch of fingertip to flesh, and now her eyes were close and so bright and caught up with wonder and her hands were on me, on my back and the nape of my neck and I was kissing her, kissing her, god, I was kissing her.

A large part of the first two thirds of this book is written in the form of letters. At first, I wasn't sure if I liked that style of writing or not. But then the farther into the story I traveled, the more I couldn't wait to see what the next letter contained.

Cade - my heart went out to him. He experienced so much pain and sorrow in his life, and the only one he could vent to, was Ever.

Ever - living through her own tragedy, was the only one who could even remotely understand what he was feeling.

Through their letters, they convey all their feelings and emotions openly and without reservation. Neither one of them holds anything back. And when they finally get together, they are able to help heal each other in a way no one else could.

This is a highly emotional and intense read and definitely not for the faint-hearted.

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Swoon, please leave a comment below!


  1. Sweet swoon!!
    I can understand why that type of read can be a bit hard in the beginning, but it's good to see you enjoyed it!

    Thanx for visiting my SWOON!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  2. Wow, that does look interesting...might have to check it out! Here's My Swoon :)

  3. Swoooooon! I need to start this series, actually I have been meaning to read something by this author forever now and that swoon reminded me why.

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  4. Great Swoon Marilyn! I love how she was looking up at him in wonder, and how great she made him feel. What an intense and passionate swoon! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  5. Oooo, Jasinda Wilder always has some good swoons. Great pick!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  6. This book sounds heart and gut wrenching but also beautiful. I love the swoon, that means they finally do get to meet so that's exciting!!! Great swoon as usual!