Monday, December 23, 2013

Review: Finding My Forever by Heidi McLaughlin


Finding My Forever
The Beaumont Series #3
by Heidi McLaughlin
Publication Date: December 30, 2013
Pages: 278 
Source: ARC provided for Love N Books Blog Tour

Everywhere I look, my friends are settling down - marriage, children, white picket fences; but not me. Marriage isn't in the cards for me. I’m a ladies man.

A rock star.

I was born and raised in the industry.

I love everything about my life, especially the attention from the women that my status brings me.
Women find me. I don’t chase. I know what they want and they know I’ll deliver.

But after one look, one touch, one night...
Now I’m the one doing the chasing.

I need to find a way to show her that I’m serious, that I can change.
I need to find a way to show her that I can love her fully, and only her.
I need to find a way to show her that she’s my forever.

My Thoughts

As soon as I finished My Unexpected Forever, I'd hoped that there will be another Beaumont book coming our way. I mean there had to be. We got Liam's story in Forever My Girl. Then we got to know Harrison, but what about the younger, wilder Jimmy "JD" Davis? We had to have his story too and Heidi certainly didn't let her readers down. I thought Harrison and Katelyn held the monopoly on hotness in My Unexpected Forever, but I WAS WRONG because Jimmy is hot, hot, hot!

As sexy and alluring as Jimmy is, we get to know that he is more than just eye-candy. He has a past that has shaped who he is and determines what he wants in his future. I liked that he was younger than the other band members because we got to see a different perspective of band life through his interactions with his fans.

In Finding My Forever, we also get more of Harrison and Katelyn and Liam and Josie, and let me just say that Liam is a bit of hard ass in the truest, most admirable sense of the word.  He isn't just the lead singer of 4225 West, he does everything he can to protect and take care of his own. And I love him for that!

I love this story so hard. As much as I was tempted to rush through it, I took my time reading because I was caught up in the emotions of the characters and what they went through and the way it made me feel to read about them. In her writing, Heidi really captured the characters falling in love with each other. It isn't just attraction and sex. The emotions of caring about someone, and giving themselves over to the love they were experiencing rang true and was authentic. I loved all of the flirty moments which added lightness and humor with the little winks and grins.

I must mention the cover of Finding My Forever. All of the other covers have been gorgeous (It was the Forever My Girl cover that drew me to this series in the first place), but this is my absolute favorite cover (so far) of the Beaumont series. I love how the girl is turned toward "Jimmy" with the her hip cocked like she is giving just as much attitude as she is getting. It is a perfect depiction of what happens in the story. 

With the many books I own and my ever-growing TBR list, I don't reread books very often. Yet, I make an exception for the Beaumont series books. I've reread all of the books many times throughout this year because these are characters that I can't get away from. And I don't want to. Forever My Girl and My Unexpected Forever have become my "go-to" books and now I'm adding Finding My Forever to the list. As long as Heidi keeps writing, I'll keep reading and recommending her books. 

Disclaimer:  I received this ARC as part of the Finding My Forever blog tour hosted by Love N Books in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated in any way other than the ARC provided. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

About Heidi: 
Heidi is the author of USA Today, Kobo, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling series, The Beaumont Series.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting courtside during either daughter's basketball games.

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Cover Credits

OkayCreations – Cover designer

Brandyn Farrell – Cover model

 Scott Hoover - Photographer

1 comment:

  1. I love discovering series that I want to read and reread. :)


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