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Review: AFTER FOREVER by Jasinda Wilder

After Forever by Jasinda Wilder picks up where Forever and Always abruptly ends. Cade and Ever have been in a horrific car wreck that leaves both of them injured. Cade’s injuries are fairly mild compared to Ever: he has a broken arm and leg.  Ever is not so lucky. She has a traumatic brain injury that has left her in a vegatative state. Cade is left in limbo. He loves Ever dearly but he feels like he is slowly loosing his connection to her. The only person who understands this is Ever’s twin sister, Eden. In a weak moment the two make a shocking decision that will have a lasting impact on everyone.

18664947This book is not an easy read. It’s not a sunny romance filled with hearts and kittens. It is full of heartache and misery and subjects few people want to talk about, much less write about. One of the topics dealt with is Ever being in a coma. Will she ever wake up? How does Cade go on without her? Can he go on without her?

Obviously Cade is dealing with a huge amount of survivors guilt, which comes pouring out in one heartbreaking scene. Cade also refuses to give up on Ever no matter what her doctors say.

The most controversial part of the book has to be the decision Cade and Eden make. Even though both made the decision, I honestly felt like Eden bore most of the blame. By the end of the book I was really disliking her and her selfishness.

If you are looking for a light romance,  this book is not for you. This is a gut wrenching,  anger and ugly cry inducing book. Because of the way Wilder approaches the topics in this book it is oh so good. I am definitely looking forward to the next book in this trilogy.

Reviewed by Candy

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About the Book:

Title: After Forever (The Forever Trilogy, #3)

Author: Jasinda Wilder

Release Date: December 16, 2013

Category: New Adult Romance / Contemporary Romance

Source: Purchased from Amazon

Book Summary:

Ever,

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,
Caden

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