Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Review: MY KIND OF FOREVER by Heidi McLaughlin

The Beaumont Series #5
by Heidi McLaughlin
Publication Date: September 8, 2015
Pages: 250
Source: Author
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Liam Page knows music and a life of solitude, but that all changed when he returned to Beaumont. The once notorious bad boy lead singerof 4225 West is now living the domesticated life with his wife and high school sweetheart, Josie, and their son, Noah. Life is good for the Westbury family.

Josie Westbury loves everything about her life. She’s happily married. She has a successful business and a son who keeps her active. The only thing she longs for is another child.

Torn between his love for music and his love for his family, Liam finds he’s needed back in Los Angeles and the place where it all began. Josie is apprehensive, but knows this is what’s best for Liam and the bands career; however, it doesn’t take long for her biggest fears to start coming true.

Liam and Josie's story continues in this last installment of The Beaumont Series.

My Thoughts

As soon as the ARC of My Kind of Forever landed in my in-box, I forgot all about my book club book, I dropped my current read, and loaded it to my phone while waiting for the elevator to leave from work. I stopped to read in the hallway on my way out to my car. That is how much I wanted to read this book. I made it out to the car and read the first chapter and started the second before leaving the parking lot. Nothing else mattered when I re-entered Beaumont and the lives of Liam and Josie; and my life was put on pause until I finished reading My Kind of Forever. It was beautiful, emotional, sexy, and joyous, and I loved reading every word of it.

My Kind of Forever really messed with my head and my heart. Of all the storylines of The Beaumont Series, Liam and Josie’s second chance at love has always been my favorite. I’ve loved reading about them in My Unexpected Forever and Finding My Forever and the influences they’ve had on Harrison and Katelyn and Jimmy and Jenna’s relationships, but I needed to know how they were making it work after the years they spent apart. In My Kind of Forever, we finally get to know what’s going on in their marriage from the inside. We see them trying to make it work. The love is there, but is it enough? Will the pain of the past overshadow their now and their future?

There were a few times when I was brought to tears over what Liam and Josie were struggling with in their marriage and with their family. One scene in particular crushed me. It was something that I identified with on a personal level and could understand the strain that it put on their marriage and their life together. I was heartbroken along with them and felt connected to their pain. I mean I really felt it.

I was EXTREMELY happy to get more of Nick and Aubrey’s story. I fell in love with Aubrey in My Everything and hoped to get more of her in the Beaumont series. There really wasn’t a reason for Nick and Aubrey to have a prevalent part in the other books, but they re-emerge and I love where Heidi took the story with these characters and their involvement in Noah’s life. I would’ve liked even more Aubrey, but I will take what I can get.

I’ve been a fan of this series from the very beginning and have loved each and every book. I often worry when a series continues on into the fourth and fifth installments that the story won’t hold up and will diminish what I originally loved about the books. Fortunately, this is not the case as Heidi continuously raised the bar. Heidi McLaughlin has truly given readers a lovely, crafted finale to The Beaumont Series with My Kind of Forever. Fans will adore My Kind of Forever and fall in love with the couple who started it all all over again.

Disclaimer:  I received this e-ARC from the author in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated in any way other than the e-ARC provided. I have purchased a finished copy for my personal library. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

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