Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin

Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin
The Beaumont #1
Publication Date: December 27th, 2012
Self Published
Format: eBook
RATING: 3 out of 5 Stars

SUMMARY: 

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.

Have you ever read anything that made you feel like your chest was on a vise grip the entire time? That’s how I felt as I was reading it. The whole vibe of the book was like watching your sibling on the cusps of having his heart broken. You knew it was going to happen and you’ve warned him but he didn’t listen. Sigh. But it’s okay. Because the only time a person would learn is by going through the heartache that you’ve tried your best to prevent. Anyway.

This is one of those books that I was, legit, waiting for to read. It’s the kind of romance that floats my boat. And while I was wholly vested in the story, I still think that it could’ve been so much better. I thought it was odd how I wanted the heroine to drop the person she was with in favour of the town’s prodigal son and her former sweetheart but when she did, I was still left feeling like something was missing.

The reason why our hero left when he did was a little weak. I mean, in comparison to how he was feeling for the girl he loved would have you thinking that she was his beginning and end or better yet, his infinity. And yet, he still found that he couldn’t be with her and decided to pursue his dream. Oh he did say why it never occurred to him to ask but when it comes down to it, she was a part of the problem whether he likes to admit it or not. The truth is, he had a dream, he pursued it. Unfortunately, she wasn’t a part of that dream. He realized it when it was too late. Anyway, everyone’s entitled to second chances and this…this is what the book is about.

It’s correcting a wrong.

It’s being man enough to admit that you’ve made a cluster f*ck of your life.

It’s hoping and praying for a second chance – a new lease on life with the person that you knew since day one is the ONE.

Regardless of how I felt toward our hero, the story truly had me by the nose; so much so that I breezed through it in less than two hours. And now, I will patiently wait to read the rest of this series.

…is it out yet? No?…
….how about now?…NOW?