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 ..Show More »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.
My Unexpected Forever is the second book in the Beaumont series. I recommend you complete the first book in the series before starting this one. This ..Show More »sequel was a beautiful, emotional story about love and healing. It was never rushed and focused just as much on family bonding as it did on romance. It was both sexy and heartwarming. Seriously, there's just something about a bad boy rocker who is also a loving, caring dad that is absolutely heart melting!! The story here follows Harrison, the drummer in Liam's band who since moving to Beaumont has found himself drawn to Katelyn. He's been a single dad ever since he was surprised with a three day old son on his door step and ever since that day he's devoted himself to be the best dad he could be for Quinn. He wasn't looking for anyone, but sometimes love is unexpected like that. But Katelyn is still mourning the sudden death of her beloved husband, Mason, who she had been with since she was 15. His loss left a giant hole in their lives and she's not yet ready to offer her heart to anyone else. Not to mention that with his tattoos and rock star life, Harrison is the polar opposite of Mason and just not her 'type'. But Harrison understood that and was willing to wait for her. He knew she needed time and didn't want to rush her in to anything despite desperately wanting more. But the more she tries to ignore her feelings & convince herself that he’s just a playboy musician like so many others, the more she knows him, the more she realizes that is not true and her feelings grow even more. So, when the band goes on tour, their families all join in. Liam, Josie and Noah go, as well as Harrison and Quinn, and, as their new manager, Katelyn is also on board along with her two girls. Over the tour, bonds solidify and are built up and it becomes clear that the feelings between them aren't going away so... they decide to give their unexpected love a chance and maybe bring some healing to their two broken families.This book is told in alternating POV chapters between Harrison and Katelyn and for the most part takes place in present day but in many of the chapters were flashback scenes from both their lives. We saw Katelyn's memories of Mason and how dear he was to her and we saw how Harrison ended up with Quinn and how that changed his life. Not only are these books about love, they focus on family. Overall, My Unexpected Forever is fantastic and unique rock star romance. Great, complex plot and phenomenal characters. This is a beautiful story of love after loss, the creation of family, one heartbroken woman and one very determined, very perfect man. The ending was absolutely gorgeous!!!!! It was a 5++ star ending to me.