I don't know who I am anymore. I'm a castaway. Lost. Drowning. I love you. That's the only true thing I know, and it's all I have to hold on to. I love you. I'll love you forever. Until the day I die, and I'll love you in whatever world comes after this one. I love you so much, Ever. I miss you. Dear Jesus, I miss you. Come back to me.
For forever, and after forever,
This one picks up right after the Christmas Eve accident that leaves Caden severely injured and Ever in a persistent coma. Caden's recovery and his therapy a good portion of one chapter as it describes his slow but fairly steady progress. Following his injuries Caden is unable to drive so it's Eden that gets him both to his own doctor's appointments and visits to Ever becomes a dual proposition.
Okay for anyone who hasn't read the jacket on book three of the trilogy I'm about to hit you with a major SPOILER ALERT HERE.
What happened between Eden and Caden seemed inevitable to me from the time the words persistent vegetative coma were spoken. Ever was not only the connection between them, she was in some ways their only connection to the outside world for either of them. Add to that Eden is Ever's twin and the closest Caden can get to the woman he loves. In Eden's case she's always been envious of her sister and has always wanted what Ever had.
Some of the reviewers have seemed shocked by the outcome of their togetherness; however I could see no other way that it was gonna go. Two desperate, frantic people with only one friend and one real connection outside of their own worlds it had to happen the way it did. Even the event that pushes Eden to run away will dovetail with the realities of Ever's current condition.
I'm risking my man card by writing this, but it's a great followup and I've already purchased book three. I just hope I'm capable keeping my tears down to the level of two overly hormonal post adolescent girls on that one.
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Where does After Forever rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Very high... Not judging any one on this story...
I felt sorry for Caden, Eden and Ever. Caden for trying to hang on to be loyal. Eden for missing her twin sister. And Ever, so young to be in a comma.
The sex scene was so amazing. I can visualize everything in the sex the scene.
What other book might you compare After Forever to and why?
This story line reminded me of one of Marie Force books - Treading Water.
Which character – as performed by Piper Goodeve and Gabriel Vaughan – was your favorite?
They were perfect! I need to follow more of their stories together!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I was crying through a lot of this one. The internal struggles of lost love, need for companionship, needing to feel and everything on between. Wow... I can't wait for book 3 to see how it all ends!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Books that tear at my heartstrings are sometimes easier for me to listen to than to read. So I've been ever so patiently waiting for the release of this audio book. I was pleasantly surprised when it was available right when I was at a break between listening to books and I started in the day it was released.
Jasinda Wilder always connects to the emotion of a story. I didn't take the time to go back and listen to the last chapter of Forever and Always (Book One) to refresh my memory like I normally would. Instead I dove right in. And I immediately remembered where we left off.
After Forever was full of angst, want and need. Full of the struggle between living and not, wanting and trying not to, taking and giving. From go, the struggle was deeply imbedded into the story line.
Because apparently I read things into every story I read, I predicted a few of the twists and turns. But that didn't make it any less enjoyable...if that's the right word. This book left off right where I figured it would, and oh how I can't wait for the final audio book to drop. I have the ebooks on my Kindle and have since their respective release days, but I fully believe that Piper Goodeve and Gabriel Vaughan add something special to this story, and I intend to wait to listen to Saving Forever, to let them bring it full circle.
Kudos to Jasinda for delving into a subject that could be considered touchy for some. As always, she provided the exact level of story to make the listener connect with and care about these characters. I need to know what happens in the final book. I need to know that Cade and Ever, and even Eden are okay. I hope that we see a HEA, but that's what I always hope for. Jasinda will tie it all together with a perfect little bow, and I can't wait. But alas, for now I must.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Book two was as compelling as the first book was. I adore the writing style and the way the author has a finger on the pulse of human emotions and the ease with which it is to find yourself in a complicated mess. She writes so well it's easy to be completely immersed in the characters. I can't wait to see how this all comes together in book three. Read these stories, you will be glad you did.
I should've called it from the beginning but I didn't. I was just lost in the story that I didn't think ahead. I finished these 2 audio books in a day and a half and I plan pin finishing the 3rd one by tonight. it's definitely a series that hooks you in and you can't escape. You need to just enjoy the ride. can't wait to see what happens and how they plan to reconcile their new ... issue.
This second book in the series is heartbreakingly sad but so worth a read. You won't be disappointed.
I love this series so far..ready to listen to book 3. I love the narrators.
I HATE EDEN! HATTTE HER! Why does she make herself look as if she's the victim?! Ugh i hate her!
I WILL NEVER READ THIS AUTOR AGAIN! She has ruined two good first book series for me. I read the first book of hers think I struck gold then I get to the first chapter of the second book and I have to make myself get just half way done thinking it has to get better.
Nope not with this author it gets worse and worse till you can't finish the series which sucks!
This series! My I don't even know where to start other then the sister it a selfish whore who prays on other ppl misery. The douche (hero but he will never be that in my mind again) I want to say really dude if you couldn't keep it in your pants why couldn't you find someone other than your girl, who's in a coma by the way, sister and twin sister at that.
The bad part is you just know when the heroine does wake up she will forgive them and some how it's her fault it happened. Gaa I'm done I just can't write about this stupid book that I had so much hope for anymore. Jasinda you let me way down.