Series: The Ever Trilogy #3
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.
I just binge read this book and am still digesting everything that happened. I just wanted to write a review, specifically for those who disliked/hated After Forever, the second book in this trilogy. To those people, I’d like to say READ THIS BOOK. I was one who was dissatisfied with the second book – hell, let’s be honest, I was pissed the fuck off. By the end of the book, I hated Eden, couldn’t stand Caden, and thought Ever should just tell them both to fuck off and go live her life on her own. I was very doubtful that Mrs. Wilder would be able to redeem these characters. Well, she DID. Not only that, I am not ashamed to say that I am now a fan of Ms. Eden. She matured greatly in this book and by the end had become a woman of strength and grace. I wouldn’t mind a novella with Eden and Carter *hint, hint*.
Having grown to accept and love Eden, this book was still all about Ever and Caden for me. These characters had to deal with so much shit in their lives (Caden especially, I’m surprised he isn’t a meth head, or something equally as tragic), that I was highly skeptical about a possible HEA and was unsure if it would be a realistic enough conclusion for the trials that this couple faced. Fortunately for us, Jasinda is a pro, and using her immense talent she was able to weave a story that was heartbreakingly beautiful, painfully real, yet still sweetly hopeful.
To me, this book more than anything is about family. It’s about the connections we make with people, those who become a part of us. This book is about how our paths are intertwined, bonds strengthened or broken by the decisions we make. Loving someone is a choice. Any type of love. It’s something we choose to do daily. The Ever Trilogy reminded me of that and for that I’m grateful for having read it, and feel blessed that Jasinda Wilder wrote it.
So if there’s any bitterness left over from After Forever, I encourage you you to read this book! You won’t regret it, and I think you’ll actually appreciate the trilogy as a whole a bit better.