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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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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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    Renee.Brooks Vidor, TX, United States 09-27-13
    Renee.Brooks Vidor, TX, United States 09-27-13 Member Since 2010
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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.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jordy United States 09-26-13
    Jordy United States 09-26-13 Member Since 2012

    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.

    26 of 29 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Bloomfield, NJ, United States 10-19-13
    Michelle Bloomfield, NJ, United States 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.

    4 of 4 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.


    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.

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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.


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    Ndulgent Blogger Harrisonburg, VA, United States 02-28-14
    Ndulgent Blogger Harrisonburg, VA, United States 02-28-14 Member Since 2010

    I'm one of the reviewers at the Guilty Indulgence Review Site. I am always reading - I don't go anywhere without an ebook or audiobook!

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    "My Heart Fluttered"

    I so love a book with a hot rock star. Then this book went deeper and it really hooked me. The story of what would happen if the boy you once loved came home after years away was told from both POV, in first-person, alternating narrators. It added to the feel of the story and I really enjoyed listening to it. There were definite moments went my heart went a fluttering.

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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.

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    W. Hoff Coon Rapids, MN United States 10-09-13
    W. Hoff Coon Rapids, MN United States 10-09-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Loved this book can't wait till the 2nd comes"

    **Spoilers don't read if you haven't read

    I just finished this book and loved it. I listened to the Audible version. The narrators were fantastic and i love that the book was in Josie's view point and Liam's view point. I loved Liam and Josie and Katelyn and the kids. Noah was so cute I found myself grinning at some of the things he said. I felt like crying for Liam and how he never knew about Noah and all the years he lost without being with him and Josie. I absolutely hated Nick and Sam. I was glad when Sam got the boot and Nick finally faced reality and left. I found out that Book 2 was coming on Audible too so I'll wait for that before I get it. I normally don't listen to these kinds of books but I am glad I did.

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    Books,Coffee and Wine FAIRVIEW PARK, OHIO, United States 12-27-13
    Books,Coffee and Wine FAIRVIEW PARK, OHIO, United States 12-27-13 Member Since 2013

    Love a good NA/YA and romance.. Run Books,Coffee and Wine book blog!! Love Audiobooks with a good cup of coffee...

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    "OMG HAPPY TEARS!"
    Any additional comments?

    IT TOOK ME A LONG TIME TO PICK UP THIS NOVEL- AND BOY WAS I STUPID!! THIS STORY IS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR- CONSIDERING MOST OF THE BOOKS I HAVE BEN READING HAS BEEN EROTICA- THIS ONE THOU… WOW- WAS GREAT!!! I HAVE NEVER EVER EVER CRIED UGLY CRIES IN A BOOK- ESPECIALLY AN AUDIO BOOK, AND I MESSAGED HEIDI RIGHT AWAY AND TOLD HER I WAS GOING TO SHOOT HER. THE NARRATORS ARE AWESOME, AND ITS READ IN A POV WITH A GIRL/BOY NARRATORS. GREG ALBANY WAS WONDERFUL- TOTALLY PLAYED THE PART AND ELIZABETH ANN ROLLINS HAS TO MUCH OF A SOFT BEDROOM VOICE.

    FORMER HIGH SCHOOL LOVERS- SEPARATED BY ROCK AND ROLL DREAM. HIS DREAM NOT HERS. TRAGIC ACCIDENT OF A MUTUAL BEST FRIEND BRINGS LIAM BACK TO BEAUMONT.FINDING OUT HE HAS A SON, HIS BEST FRIEND IS DEAD, AND SEEING HIS LOVE OF HIS LIFE!

    STARTING A NEW LIFE IN BEAUMONT WITH A NEW SON, AND REKINDLED RELATIONSHIP….

    EVEN THOU NICK THE ONE THAT RAISED LIAM’S SON WHILE HE WAS ABSENT- I STILL LIKED HIM- I FELT SO BAD FOR HIM. HE WAS LOOSING HIS FAMILY- AS SOON AS LIAM COMES INTO THE PICTURE. 6 YEARS OF RAISING HIS SON- HE JUST DISAPPEARED. I TOTALLY FELT BAD FOR HIM, AND LIAM WOW, HE TURNED TO BE AN AWESOME DAD- INSTANT RELATIONSHIP-IT WAS PERFECT

    THE BOOK STARTS OFF WITH A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF EMOTIONS AND YOU FELT ALL THAT EMOTION IN SUCH A SHORT TIME.. THE PART OF FUNERAL..OMG!!!!! I WAS DRIVING LISTENING AND COULDN’T HELP TO HAVE TEARS FALLING DOWN MY EYES- IT WAS SO REAL-IT WAS SO FREAKING REAL OF EMOTION. THIS WAS ONE MY FAVORITE BOOKS YET- IT HAD AN AWESOME STORY LINE- IT WASN’T ABOUT SEX AND LUST- IT WAS ABOUT LOST HEARTS, REKINDLED RELATIONSHIPS AND I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT.

    “I went right to your shop and waited. I watched for you and once I saw you, I knew I was going to end up chasing my girl, waiting for you to turn around and see… the real me and love me for who I am and not what I did to you. I’m standing in front of you, Josie. You just have to turn around.”.

    WHEN TWO PEOPLE SPEND TEN YEARS CONVINCING THEMSELVES THEY CAN BE APART, SOMETIMES THE BEST MEDICINE IS TO BE REMINDED OF WHY THEY FELL IN LOVE IN THE FIRST PLACE.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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