A review of the book Always by Sarah Jio. Post may contain affiliate links.
I believe that I have read every book that Sarah Jio has written. You can read my reviews of The Last Camellia, Blackberry Winter, and The Violets of March. It is a lovely thing when you can easily choose to read an author’s next book, because you know you are going to love it. With Always, Sarah Jio continues to never disappoint me.
The main character in the novel is Kailey Crain. She has everything going for her – a great job and a great fiancee. This changes one night when she sees a homeless man on the street. When she meets his eyes, she is shocked to see that she recognizes him. It is Cade McAllister, the love of her life, who simply disappeared one day.
Kailey, an investigative journalist, who is doing a series on the plight of the homeless in Seattle, can not ignore Cade. She sets about to help him, keeping it a secret from her fiancee.
The story is told in alternating tales, the past and the present. For the past, we learn about how Kailey meets Cade, how they fall in love, and how magical their love is. In the present, we watch Kailey struggling to help Cade and keep her life with her fiancee at the same time.
Once again, I loved it. It was a little predictable, though the ending really could have gone either way. Just a sweet simple love story with a bit of a mystery.