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Always - A Novel

Sarah Jio

A gripping novel about the kind of love that never lets go, and the heart's capacity to remember, from the New York Times bestselling author of Blackberry Winter and The Violets of March Enjoying a romantic candlelit dinner with her fiancé, Ryan, at one of Seattle's chicest restaurants, Kailey Crain can't believe her good fortune: She has a great job as a journalist and is now engaged to a guy who is perfect in nearly every way. As she and Ryan leave the restaurant, Kailey spies a thin, bearded homeless man on the sidewalk. She approaches him to offer up her bag of leftovers, and is stunned when their eyes meet, then stricken to her very core: The man is the love of her life, Cade McAllister. When Kailey met Cade ten years ago, their attraction was immediate and intense-everything connected and felt right. But it all ended suddenly, leaving Kailey devastated. Now the poor soul on the street is a faded version of her former beloved: His weathered and weary face is as handsome as Kailey remembers, but his mind has suffered in the intervening years. Over the next few weeks, Kailey helps Cade begin to piece his life together, something she initially keeps from Ryan. As she revisits her long-ago relationship, Kailey realizes that she must decide exactly what-and whom-she wants. Alternating between the past and the present, Always is a beautifully unfolding exploration of a woman faced with an impossible choice, a woman who discovers what she's willing to save and what she will sacrifice for true love. Praise for Always "[Sarah] Jio's novel is a fantastic read that explores the world of lost love in a poignant and beautiful way, while still being light and easy to digest. The protagonist is one whom readers can relate to. . . . Jio's tale also beautifully blends stories from both the past and the present. . . . It's a great read and comes with high recommendations."-RT Book Reviews "Jio's newest novel explores intersections of past and present and the complexities of love. . . . [Kailey] must confront her own pas

A gripping novel about the kind of love that never lets go, and the heart's capacity to remember, from the New York Times bestselling author of Blackberry Winter and The Violets of March Enjoying a romantic candlelit dinner with her fiancé, Ryan, at one of Seattle's chicest restaurants, Kailey Crain can't believe her good fortune: She has a great job as a journalist and is now engaged to a guy who is perfect in nearly every way. As she and Ryan leave the restaurant, Kailey spies a thin, bearded homeless man on the sidewalk. She approaches him to offer up her bag of leftovers, and is stunned when their eyes meet, then stricken to her very core: The man is the love of her life, Cade McAllister. When Kailey met Cade ten years ago, their attraction was immediate and intense-everything connected and felt right. But it all ended suddenly, leaving Kailey devastated. Now the poor soul on the street is a faded version of her former beloved: His weathered and weary face is as handsome as Kailey remembers, but his mind has suffered in the intervening years. Over the next few weeks, Kailey helps Cade begin to piece his life together, something she initially keeps from Ryan. As she revisits her long-ago relationship, Kailey realizes that she must decide exactly what-and whom-she wants. Alternating between the past and the present, Always is a beautifully unfolding exploration of a woman faced with an impossible choice, a woman who discovers what she's willing to save and what she will sacrifice for true love. Praise for Always "[Sarah] Jio's novel is a fantastic read that explores the world of lost love in a poignant and beautiful way, while still being light and easy to digest. The protagonist is one whom readers can relate to. . . . Jio's tale also beautifully blends stories from both the past and the present. . . . It's a great read and comes with high recommendations."-RT Book Reviews "Jio's newest novel explores intersections of past and present and the complexities of love. . . . [Kailey] must confront her own pas
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A gripping novel about the kind of love that never lets go, and the heart's capacity to remember, from the New York Times bestselling author of Blackberry Winter and The Violets of March Enjoying a romantic candlelit dinner with her fiancé, Ryan, at one of Seattle's chicest restaurants, Kailey Crain can't believe her good fortune: She has a great job as a journalist and is now engaged to a guy who is perfect in nearly every way. As she and Ryan leave the restaurant, Kailey spies a thin, bearded homeless man on the sidewalk. She approaches him to offer up her bag of leftovers, and is stunned when their eyes meet, then stricken to her very core: The man is the love of her life, Cade McAllister. When Kailey met Cade ten years ago, their attraction was immediate and intense-everything connected and felt right. But it all ended suddenly, leaving Kailey devastated. Now the poor soul on the street is a faded version of her former beloved: His weathered and weary face is as handsome as Kailey remembers, but his mind has suffered in the intervening years. Over the next few weeks, Kailey helps Cade begin to piece his life together, something she initially keeps from Ryan. As she revisits her long-ago relationship, Kailey realizes that she must decide exactly what-and whom-she wants. Alternating between the past and the present, Always is a beautifully unfolding exploration of a woman faced with an impossible choice, a woman who discovers what she's willing to save and what she will sacrifice for true love. Praise for Always "[Sarah] Jio's novel is a fantastic read that explores the world of lost love in a poignant and beautiful way, while still being light and easy to digest. The protagonist is one whom readers can relate to. . . . Jio's tale also beautifully blends stories from both the past and the present. . . . It's a great read and comes with high recommendations."-RT Book Reviews "Jio's newest novel explores intersections of past and present and the complexities of love. . . . [Kailey] must confront her own pas

Language:

English

Narrators:

Brittany Pressley

Length:

8h 54m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:13


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:29


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:20


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:30


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:41


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:43


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:58


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:40


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:00


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:59


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:01


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:16


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:35


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:29


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:39


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:45


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:28


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:45


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:03


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:57


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:55


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:24


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:34


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:48


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:11


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:30


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:44


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:18


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:26


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:17


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:40


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:41


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:11


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:13


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:59


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:46


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:40


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:02


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:23


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:24


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:44


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:09


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:27


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:24


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:52


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:59


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:04


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:37


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:24


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:43


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:49


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:06


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:19


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:39


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:57


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:06


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:52


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

00:30