In Review: Forever My Girl (Beaumont #1) by Heidi McLaughlin

Posted August 4, 2017 by Kim in 4 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: Forever My Girl (Beaumont #1) by Heidi McLaughlinForever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin
Series: Beaumont #1
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: December 27, 2012
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eBook, 302 pages
How I got it: I bought it!
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Reading Challenges: 2017 Rock My TBR Reading Challenge
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I was never supposed to be a rock star. I had my life all planned out for me. Play football in college. Go to the NFL. Marry my high school sweetheart and live happily ever after.

I broke both our hearts that day when I told her I was leaving. I was young. I made the right decision for me, but the wrong decision for us. I’ve poured my soul into my music, but I’ve never forgotten her. Her smell, her smile.

And now I’m going back.

After ten years.

I hope I can explain that after all this time.

I still want her to be my forever girl.

in review my thoughts

So, first off let me say I’m about a week late on this review. Forever My Girl was my TBR List pick for July and I didn’t get it read in time to review by the last Saturday of the month. Womp womp. I blame the other book series I was devouring. Ha! Now that we’ve cleared that up, on with the review…

I’m kinda sad this one has been sitting on my TBR as long as it has, to be honest. I probably should’ve read it long before now. Y’all know how much I love my second chance stories and Liam and Josie’s story really worked for me. It was sweet and sexy, but also fairly angsty. There is a love triangle here as Josie is with someone else, but it didn’t really bother me. It was pretty obvious she belonged with Liam, so I figured it was just a matter of time before Nick disappeared entirely. I was ok with that because I didn’t feel any type of connection to him anyhow. It was clear he was a stand in for Liam, the man she never stopped loving. Of course, there was plenty of drama and angst along the way, but it felt realistic. There were plenty of feels in this book as Josie and Liam tried to figure out how to reconcile their past with their present and future.

Liam and Josie were wonderful characters. I found it really easy to root for them, both together and separately. Watching them grow and find themselves while working their way back to the other was one of my favorite parts of the book. One of my other favorite parts? Noah. I adored that little guy and his scenes, particularly with Liam, gave me feels. This book also had some wonderful secondary characters and I can’t wait to get more from this world. I really enjoyed the combination of sweet and sexy times, with swoons and even the angst.

Forever My Girl is my first Heidi McLaughlin book, but it certainly won’t be my last. I can’t wait to read more about the Beaumont gang. What a great start to a series from a new favorite new-to-me author!

FAVORITE QUOTES

Even if I did the unthinkable and left her, it’s not like I didn’t love her. Leaving her broke my heart too.

I thought for sure we’d spend forever together. I thought our love was one of a kind. 

“I’m standing in front of you, Josie. You just have to turn around.” 

About Heidi McLaughlin

Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot. When she's isn't writing one of the many stories planned for release, you'll find her sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.

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