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Forever My Girl: The Beaumont Series, Volume 1 | [Heidi McLaughlin]

Forever My Girl: The Beaumont Series, Volume 1

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.
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USA Today, Amazon, Barnes &Noble, Digital Book World and Kobo Best Seller.

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.

©2012 Heidi McLaughlin (P)2013 Heidi McLaughlin

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    Michelle 10-19-13
    Michelle 10-19-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Good book if only they'd change female narrator"

    I truly enjoyed the story. Some authors try so hard to add lot of twists and turn to spice up an over done story line but sometimes the drama gets to be too much. This book is entertaining and has just enough drama to have you guessing a bit. However I wish they had used different narrators. The man wasn't bad but the woman read with little feeling and sounded very rushed. Making the story lose some of it's feeling at times.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Jordy 09-26-13
    Jordy 09-26-13 Member Since 2015

    I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....

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    "Forever My Girl was perfect. "

    Forever My Girl is a beautiful, captivating second chance love story. The beginning of this book starts off with a massive amount of intense emotions that will seriously break your heart. Never have I had a book make me cry so much in the beginning. This book is about first loves, overcoming death, forgiveness, redemption, second chances, healing old wounds and mending hearts. This emotional journey, alternating between Liam and Josie’s POV, dealing with their grief over losing a friend and constantly reflecting back on the past. With each chapter told in alternating POVs, with flashbacks to their high school years, you really feel where Liam and Josie are both at, and at times it's devastating being in their heads, and seeing just how affected they are by Liam’s leaving and all of the consequences. Their love story, both as teenagers, and coming back together as adults after all of the pain that they have suffered, is incredibly emotional and absolutely beautiful! Liam and Josie were your typical high school sweethearts. Liam was the star quarterback and Josie was his own personal cheerleader. Together with their best friends Mason and Katelyn they were inseparable. Along the way you discover the reasons that led to Liam leaving Beaumont and Josie behind and pursuing his dream of becoming a musician. We feel both Liam and Josie’s emotions, fears, and sorrow. These are well-developed characters whose love for each other survived time and distance. They are both incredible lovable characters that tugged on my heartstrings, making my heart melt. They weren't the only characters that caught my attention though. Katelyn, Josie's best friend, was amazing. Facing the death of anyone is tough but she lost her husband that she shared two children with. I loved the way her friends rallied around her and took care of her. Overall this is a great book if you are looking for something a bit more emotional. Heidi McLaughlin, created a brilliant story of love, loss, and the journey to atonement. Within her words, you feel every emotion that goes through each character. She gave life to a story that I could easily see in my mind. The author really does an amazing job taking you through the trials of death, broken hearts, and the hope of a second chance at love. I loved this book!! It was such a sweet story!! Liam was amazing and hot!! I loved all the scenes especially with little Peyton and Noah. They made my heart melt into millions of pieces. I adored this book and would highly recommend.

    27 of 31 people found this review helpful
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    Renee.Brooks Vidor, TX, United States 09-27-13
    Renee.Brooks Vidor, TX, United States 09-27-13 Member Since 2012
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    "I liked the story, but not the female narrator"
    If you could sum up Forever My Girl in three words, what would they be?

    Good Story. I liked the male narrator as he seemed to be able to capture the feel of the story appropriately. Female needed to remember that we don't always speak as if we are using our bedroom voice at breakneck speeds. I didn't like her at all. All of the Josey chapters were a waste to listen to. Sorry, but that is the point of audible version vs. print version. A good narrator is almost as important as a good story. I was dissappointed in that side, but I will still read the stories, just not listen to them if this female is included.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Greg Albany and Elizabeth Ann Rollins ?

    Greg Albany - Yes. Elizabeth Ann Rollins - No,.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did.


    Any additional comments?

    I wonder if the author ever listens to the audible version of their book to see if they would listen to the narrators reading it? If I were this author, I would want a redo.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    B. Reading Atlanta, GA 01-06-15
    B. Reading Atlanta, GA 01-06-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Forever My Girl: The Beaumont Series, Volume 1"
    If you could sum up Forever My Girl in three words, what would they be?

    I'm in love


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Liam - He is very hot! Especially in my mind.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It was when Liam met Noah for the first time. I can just imagine what was going on in both their minds


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, but there were so many that I can't write them all down


    Any additional comments?

    As slow as the narrators talked it was still a very good listen

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    10-29-14
    10-29-14 Member Since 2010
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    "an awesome story"

    I loved this story line, the characters and flow. However, the girl narrator was sooo slow it almost ruined it for me, I increased the speed on her chapters and was a lot better. It was a bit of a pain because I liked the male narrator at regular speed so I switched back and forth between chapters, but helped me get through the book so it was worth it because I really enjoyed it the story

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca 01-21-15
    Rebecca 01-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story"

    I liked the story. I did not like the female narrator. She did a poor job, in my opinion. If it had been a different female narrator, then I would have liked it so much more. The male narrator did a fine job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    PL Rich Mobile, AL, US 10-15-13
    PL Rich Mobile, AL, US 10-15-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Romance"
    What aspect of Greg Albany and Elizabeth Ann Rollins ’s performance would you have changed?

    Female performance seemed flat line at intense moments.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    This is a story of hope beautifully written.


    Any additional comments?

    Stop reading the reviews and buy it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shannon MISSION VIEJO, CA, United States 03-22-14
    Shannon MISSION VIEJO, CA, United States 03-22-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Oh please!"

    Too much drama for me. This is just an unbelievable story. He left her pregnant, stayed away for ten years, but she loved him so much that when he came back she forgave him. A little hard to believe. I know its a book, but come on.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Diane 05-26-14
    Diane 05-26-14 Member Since 2013
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    "good story, horrible narrator"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    the male voice was ok, but the female narrator is, imo, is the worst. I enjoy audio books but the reader can sometimes, make or break the book.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Frances Whittier, CA, United States 10-10-13
    Frances Whittier, CA, United States 10-10-13 Member Since 2012

    It's all about romance in my library! I have a wonderful husband, children and my grandchildren they are my rock.

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    "I love this story - it's all about 2nd chances!"
    What made the experience of listening to Forever My Girl the most enjoyable?

    The beginning part of the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Never forget your true love and old friends!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Meeting his son for the first time at the museum.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I cried at Mason funeral services.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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