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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
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.
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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.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
Forever My Girl is a very sad book. It's about second chance romance, and I expected it to be a little sad in the beginning, but then chocolate & flowers romantic by the end because the couple were high school sweethearts. Unfortunately, I still felt very low after finishing the story. I can't point the exact reason, there are a lot of the things I didn't agree with, but I am not sure if I would recommend this book.
Liam and Josie were the meant-to-be together couple, everyone in their town knew that would get married and have the American dream, but that dream was shattered when Liam left Josie to pursue his career in music and never contacted her for 10 years until they came face-to-face at his best friends funeral. Liam was a jerk. Plain & simple. His reasons for leaving were ridiculous and unacceptable, and on top of that, expecting everything to be back to normal, and calling Josie my girl was stupid. Give it a break, it's been ten years, not ten minutes. Josie was the sweet girl-next-door, and I really really liked her. I loved that she tried her best in everything, whether it was contacting Liam or making the right decision for her family, she was the only straight-headed person in this book. Josie really did have a big heart, but I still believe she should have made Liam work hard for that forgiveness. Nevertheless, at the end of the day I was happy with the story.
Forever my girl is a book about forgiveness, friendships and rekindling old love. I wouldn't call it full on romance, but I did like the little bits we got in the end. Heidi McLaughlin did a great job with the writing, it was so easy to connect with Josie and understand her reasons for taking Liam back.
Katelyn and Harrison, they were my favorite characters in Forever My Girl, and I listen to their story.
Narration was bland at best, Elizabeth Ann Rollins was the worst very nastily and just bad with the male voices.
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.
Greg Albany - Yes. Elizabeth Ann Rollins - No,.
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.
I'm in love
Liam - He is very hot! Especially in my mind.
It was when Liam met Noah for the first time. I can just imagine what was going on in both their minds
Yes, but there were so many that I can't write them all down
As slow as the narrators talked it was still a very good listen
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
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.
Female performance seemed flat line at intense moments.
This is a story of hope beautifully written.
Stop reading the reviews and buy it.
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.
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.
love the book just loved it but omg the female voice is the worst I have ever heard robot one tone lifeless and this spoilt it for me. this lady does not pause and it's to hard to feel the character I would love to hear this book again but fwith a different emale narater unfortunately she is also on part 2 so I'm going to pass. shame because story is just fab. boycotting all books with this narater.
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