Monday, December 31, 2012

Review- Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin

Goodreads 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.


I was super duper excited about Forever My Girl the moment I saw the cover reveal post on the blog, The Readiacs, of which author Heidi McLaughlin is one of the writers. 
The beautiful title, absolutely gorgeous cover and the lovely summary, particularly the four  words- rockstar, football, sweetheart and music- were more than enough for me to be completely intrigued by the book. Come 27th December 2012 and I set aside all my current reads to get to this one. I was so absorbed in the story that it got over in no time. 
I love sports. I love high school sweethearts. I love music. I love bands. I love past. I love lost love. I love things unsaid. I love things undone. I love messed up. And I loved Forever My Girl because it had everything I love. 
It was the perfect read for a contemporary romance lover like me.
After an expected and life-changing meeting with his grandmother, Liam Westbury decides to leave everything behind to follow his dreams of making music in the grand city of Los Angeles. Without even giving an explanation to his family, friends and even his girlfriend, Liam just leaves Beaumont, his hometown and comes back ten years later to attend his best friend's funeral and he is now keen on making things right. And that's what he does in a soothing, sexy and stunning manner. Liam was outstanding. He was simply adorable and in spite of all the shit that he did and the mess that he made, it was hard to dislike him even the slightest bit. I loved him and I loved how he put things back on track and how his love for his high school sweetheart Josie was strong, pure and eternal.
Josie has her all-American dream life all planned out and is terribly heartbroken when her high school sweetheart Liam leaves her behind without even saying why. She is now mother to her and Liam's ten year old son, Noah and in a sturdy relationship with Nick. Things take a complete turn when Liam returns to Beaumont. Her undying love for Liam was hard to miss and easy to understand especially since she was willing to forgive Liam and start a new life. Josie was great. Her grief made me sympathise with her. She was a strong woman, a great mother and a beautiful girlfriend.
Josie and Liam's story was simply stunning. A perfect high school relationship, dreams of a perfect future home and family, sudden heartbreak and heartache, a long period of separation and sorrow, a slow come back of forgiveness and affection and pure, eternal and undying love make Forever My Girl an adorable and smashing read. 
It was so easy to fall in love with this book. Forever My Girl has a  cozy set up in Beaumont. The pages literally sizzled with Liam’s hotness and were sweetened by Josie's graceful demeanor. All the torture and depression just added immense volume to an already deep story. 
Loyal and true friendship, family, hope, dreams, love, trust and happiness make the story believable. 
Author Heidi McLaughlin has written an absolutely beautiful story with beautiful characters and a beautiful reunion of true love- it is a beautiful debut and I know that the books to come from the author will be just as good. 
The more I love a book, the more I talk about it. Save for a few editorial mistakes here and there, it a great book. I loved Forever My Girl. but it has left me stunned and impressed and words aren't enough to portray how much I loved it. All my high expectations were met and my excitement was totally worth the wait. Forever My Girl was the first book in the Beaumont series and I am extremely excited to read the stories of Liam's fellow band mates in the books to come. I’m happy I could conclude the year with such a beautiful read. 


X 4.5


  1. My friend Glass put this one as WOW few weeks back and since then I want to read it :) It's has everything I love - romance, music and the story. I can't wait to read this now when I know you like it :)

    PS. There is a giveaway on my blog ;)

    1. It has everything that you said! I really hope that both you and Glass get to read this one soon. Thanks for stopping by, Tanja! I'm off to take part in your giveaway! :D


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