Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Review and Giveaway: CHASING MY FOREVER by Heidi McLaughlin

Beaumont - The Next Generation #3
by Heidi McLaughlin
Publication Date: October 3, 2018
Pages: 348
Source: buoni amici press
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Music is his passion. It’s in his blood. Yet, Quinn James isn’t sure if stardom is right for him. His family wants him to join a band, and follow in his father’s footsteps but fear holds him back. He can’t explain it, and when he tries, no one understands what he’s afraid of or why he’s content playing coffee shop gigs where no one knows him.
Eleanora Boone wants to live her life, not the one her very southern parents planned for her, which is why she chose a college thousands of miles away. Now she’s faced with returning home or doing something that would defy her family. When an opportunity to visit Los Angeles falls in her lap, she uses it to become someone different.
California is everything Eleanora thought it would be, and even more so when she meets Quinn, the shy, reserved and brooding musician who’s the complete opposite of the guys she’s used to back home.  
For the first time, Quinn’s smitten. The new, mysterious waitress has him wrapped around her finger, and he finds that he is finally able to open up and trust someone outside of his family circle.  
But living a different life comes with its risks, and for Eleanora, that risk is a secret that has the power to destroy both of them.

My Thoughts

Oh Sweet Quinn!!

Heidi McLaughlin brings the music back with CHASING MY FOREVER, the newest book in the Beaumont Next Generation series. We get to know more about Quinn who captured our hearts as the shy and quiet son of Harrison James.

From the beginning of CHASING MY FOREVER, we get an understanding of the importance of family .This is a major theme of all of the Beaumont books and one of the reasons that I’m drawn to them. And because of his childhood, family and acceptance and belonging is especially important to Quinn. We get to know about his family and their closeness and especially how accepting he is of the love from his mom - Katelyn. Early in the book, when his mind wanders to how they became a family "all I remember is my dad and I moving into the twins’ grandparent’s home, where I had my own room, two sisters and a mom who loved me without me asking her to” - THIS nearly broke my heart, but warmed it too. And this let me know that CHASING MY FOREVER is more than just a love story.

CHASING MY FOREVER is filled with tender moments and others that made me laugh.

Some favorite moments:
  • Every scene with Quinn and Katelyn
  • When the guys go camping - especially when Noah and Quinn connect 
  • Katelyn meeting Nola 
  • Nola meeting the family - this girl is really in for it, especially meeting everyone all at once!
I especially love how music is brought back into the storyline, first with Quinn playing in open mic nights (like Liam did many years ago) and then with the band. There is just something about music that, for me, elevates the connections and makes the bonds between characters even stronger.

CHASING MY FOREVER may be my favorite of the Next Generation books. What else can I say? I loved it!!

Disclaimer: I received this e-ARC for the blog tour hosted by buoni amici press. I was not compensated in any way other than the e-ARC provided. I've purchased a finished copy for my personal library. Thoughts and opinions are my own.


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About Heidi:
Heidi McLaughlin is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of The Beaumont Series, The Boys of Summer, and The Archers.

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, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.

When she's isn't writing one of the many stories planned for release, you'll find her sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.

Heidi's first novel, Forever My Girl, has been adapted into a motion picture with LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Roth, in theaters January 19, 2018.

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