Beaumont Series

New Release & Review: Peyton & Noah (A Beaumont Wedding) by Heidi McLaughlin

 

The day is FINALLY here!! Peyton and Noah are getting married! There’s about to be a new Mrs. Westbury, and trust me when I say you will LOVE this story!! Heidi did so GOOD with their journey to the altar. So many feels. So, so swoony. I am sharing my review today, and just let me say it was even better than I had hoped.  Don’t forget to scroll and check out the excerpt too!

So grab a drink. Grab your tissues (cause you’re gonna need ’em), and enjoy this trip to Beaumont and your favorite characters.

Happy Reading.

Happy Release Day Heidi!!

~ Amber

 

Title: Peyton & Noah( A Beaumont Wedding)
Author: Heidi Mclaughlin
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Sports Romance

Release Date: December 18, 2018
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

Everyone dreams of meeting their soulmate.
The person who completes them.
For Peyton and Noah, they grew up together, falling in love along the way.
Wedding bells are ringing.
And the couple who almost wasn’t,
Is going to be.
Peyton and Noah invite you into their life.
To spend some time with their family.
As they prepare to walk down the aisle.

amber review 5 Star Review

As a lover of all things Beaumont and all things that Heidi McLaughlin writes, I was eager to experience Peyton and Noah walk down the aisle. And can I just say I was NOT DISAPPOINTED AT ALL!!! Heidi did so good with this pair. From start to finish, Peyton and Noah work to get to their finish line. They definitely had some bumps along the way, but as always their family rallied around them. Sometimes they both needed some good old fashioned kicks in the rear, but they knew what they wanted in their hearts.

So many emotions in this story. I laughed, sighed (Noah is swoony goodness) and there were tears; but only the good kind of tears!! There is something so wonderful about returning to a familiar place, familiar characters. Every Beaumont story does this for me, and this one was no exception. So grab your tissues, a glass of wine and get ready to toast the newest Mr. & Mrs. Westbury!! ♥️♥️♥️

 

By the time we stop at the third bridal store, or maybe it’s the fourth, could be fifth because I’ve lost count, I realize why couples elope. The stress of having everything right, everything perfect, is almost too much to handle. The words I’ve heard today are it’s too frilly, not enough lace, the back looks odd, you look frumpy, is enough to make me want to throw my hands up and say forget it. Maybe it’s the champagne talking and being unreasonable in my head. With each store, comes a plate of hors d’oeuvres from restaurants looking to land a contract from me, and champagne from the best vineyards, wanting to supply our reception with their bottles. Because of my dad and who I’m marrying, the A-list treatment is real and all I want to do is pick a wedding dress with my mom and sister and decide on bridesmaids’ gowns that don’t look like they belong in an 80’s prom magazine. Most of all, I just want to marry Noah, in front of our family and friends, in a simple ceremony.

I’m surrounded by mirrors, and my reflection tells me that I’m tired and have had way too much champagne. I want to eat, gorge myself on carbs and ice cream until my stomach revolts. I want everything unhealthy and not listed on the approved list that my uncle Xander gave me. He means well and is only giving me what I wanted when I asked him to help get me into shape for my wedding.

My body jerks to the left or right, depending on which way the saleswoman is pulling the gown I’m trying on. It’s not my favorite, but my mom fawned over it as soon as she saw it on the hanger. In fact, she’s loved just about every dress she’s picked out, as well as some of Elle’s choices. Each one I show her, brings her to tears. I guess this is a mom thing to do, to cry at the sight of their daughters dressed in wedding gowns. I texted Noah and warned him I plan to be the same way when we have a daughter going through this. He replied, telling me how much he loves the idea that we’re going to have children.

I have yet to find the one. Not man, because I found him many years ago, but dress. In my mind, it exists. It’s out there, sitting on some rack, being passed by, waiting for me to try it on. I know I could have had a bespoke gown, designed, and made to my own specifications, if I were to delay my wedding for a few more months. I’m not sure a dress is worth it. My parents are going to spend hundreds, if not thousands, on a dress that I’ll wear for a few hours, send off to dry-cleaning and have stored in a box. It seems frivolous and a waste of someone’s time.

Elle enters the dressing area and crinkles her nose. She gets it. At least, she pretends to. “Do you like it?”

I stare at her through the mirrors, not answering. I don’t need to. It’s a twin thing, she knows how I’m feeling.

“Mom means well. She’s excited.”

“I can’t wait for it to be your turn,” I tell her. “When will Ben propose?”

Elle shrugs, playing my question off. Her relationship with Ben is similar to the one I share with Noah. Lifelong loves with the difference being Elle didn’t realize she was in love with Ben until it was almost too late. Her stubbornness almost blew her chance at happiness but thankfully Ben was determined to win her love.

“What? Don’t you talk about marriage?”

“Not really,” she says. “We’re both so busy. Ben has a really good job, plus he’s helping me launch my career. We’re both sort of focusing on work right now.”

“You want him to ask you. I can tell.”

Elle waves me off. “The commitment would be nice.”

“So ask him. I would’ve had Noah not. I wasn’t going to let him go.”

The saleswoman makes one final tug before she dismisses me to go see my mom. Elle helps me off the large platform and holds the curtains open for me. Mom stands, covers her mouth, and proudly proclaims this is the best one yet.

“Mom, you say that each time,” Elle points out. “How are we supposed to help Peyton choose?”

Mom wipes at the tears falling. “I can’t help it, I just…” she looks from me to Elle, and then down at the floor. “I’m emotional is all.”

She doesn’t have to finish her sentence. I already know she was going to say something like “never thought she’d see this day.” She’s not the only one to think that. Sometimes, I have nightmares about the wedding, about Noah and I. Me sitting in church, watching him marry someone else. I’m there out of obligation because our families have been friends for forever. In this dream, his bride finds me crying in the bathroom, telling me that everything will be okay. She has no idea who I am or that I’m madly in love with her new husband. She just sees a weeping woman in the restroom who needs comfort. When my dreams do show my wedding to Noah, it’s perfect because it’s him and I standing there, professing our love for one another.

“Peyton, do you like the dress?” My mother asks.

I look down and trace the intricate beadwork. A seamstress or tailor spent a long time putting this together and it will be the right dress for a bride that isn’t me. “It’s pretty, but I think it’s too busy for what I had in mind.”

Mom smiles. “We have a handful of other stores to try.”

“Actually, there’s a vintage shop not far from here. I’d like to look in there.”

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.
To stay connected with Heidi visit www.facebook.com/authorheidimclaughlin or heidimclaughlin.com

 

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Blog Tour: My Unexpected Love (Beaumont The Next Generation #2) by Heidi McLaughlin

 

Welcome to our stop on the My Unexpected Love blog tour!! Once again Heidi McLaughlin blew me away with her words and storytelling! Elle Powell-James is struggling to find her way, and her best friend Ben wants to be her happily ever after in this beautiful angsty story. I loved it and am loving returning to the Beaumont characters I love and falling for these kids all grown up. Check out my review, some teasers, and a GIVEAWAY too!
Happy reading! ~ Amber
Title: My Unexpected Love
Series: The Beaumont Series: Next Generation #2
Author: Heidi McLaughlin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 12, 2018
Cover Design: Sarah Hansen @ Okay Creations
Ben Miller met the love of his life the day he crossed paths with Elle James in their high school cafeteria. New to Beaumont, he took a chance when he approached her. Their first encounter was everything his mother ever read to him about fairy tales. He saw the girl who would be his forever.

From the moment Elle James met Ben Miller they’ve been best friends. Everything they did, they did it together, from late night study sessions, family vacations, throwing bottles off the water tower, going to prom and finally moving to California for college.

However, after the almost tragic accident where she nearly lost her twin sister, Elle’s life hasn’t been the same, and neither has her relationship with Ben.

One fateful decision changes the scope of Ben and Elle’s relationship. For one, it means a new beginning. For the other, it means change.

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5 Stars

Prepare for the emotional ride that was Ben and Elle. Heidi McLaughlin returns with the Beaumont Next Generation series in My Unexpected Love.

These characters drew me in, frustrated me and made me love them all at once!

Elle is so messed up after her sisters near death that she’s drowning in her own pain. Everyone around her sees it but doesn’t know what to do, including her best friend. Ben is so good, so kind and so in love with Elle. This pair I swear, I wanted to strangle them both, all the while rooting for them to find their way to the other.

So many angst filled moments. So many sighs and cries and tears. The scenes with Elle and her siblings, with Elle and her parents – all brought me both tears and so much love for these people. Harrison and Kaitlyn are the best kind of parents! I loved them all the more! 💜

Heidi did such a fantastic job of portraying Elle’s journey to acceptance. To realize that while life is fragile, you can’t hide away and numb your feelings. To realize that sometimes love is unexpected, but sometimes it’s been with you all along if you just look.

Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.
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, will be in theaters on October 27, 2017, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe.

 


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Cover Reveal: My Unexpected Love by Heidi McLaughlin

Happy Cover Reveal Day to Heidi McLaughlin!! I’m loving this cover and the blurb even more!!! So excited for this new addition in the Beaumont The Next Generation series. Check out the teasers for Ben and Elle below. Make sure you preorder on iBooks for exclusive content, and if you haven’t yet read Peyton and Noah’s story in Holding Onto Forever – get on that!! These books are just as amazing as their parents stories, I promise!! Oh and if you missed it, Forever My Girl the movie will be out on dvd in April!!

Happy Reading! ~ Amber

Title: My Unexpected Love (The Beaumont Series: Next Generation #2)
Author: Heidi McLaughlin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 10, 2018
Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen Okay Creations.
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

Ben Miller met the love of his life the day he crossed paths with Elle James in their high school cafeteria. New to Beaumont, he took a chance when he approached her. Their first encounter was everything his mother ever read to him about fairy tales. He saw the girl who would be his forever.

From the moment Elle James met Ben Miller they’ve been best friends. Everything they did, they did it together, from late night study sessions, family vacations, throwing bottles off the water tower, going to prom and finally moving to California for college.

However, after the almost tragic accident where she nearly lost her twin sister, Elle’s life hasn’t been the same, and neither has her relationship with Ben.

One fateful decision changes the scope of Ben and Elle’s relationship. For one, it means a new beginning. For the other, it means change.

iBooks exclusive Pre-order (includes exclusive content you’ll only get on iBooks)

 

 

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.
To stay connected with Heidi visit www.facebook.com/authorheidimclaughlin or heidimclaughlin.com

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New Release & Review: Holding Onto Forever (Beaumont: Next Generation #1) by Heidi McLaughlin

Heidi McLaughlin deemed this month #Beautober because this was the month that she took us back to all our favorites from her Beaumont Series. And oh my what a journey it has been! Y’all know this is one of my all-time favorite series, and these releases have been amazing!! Today I’m sharing my review of HOLDING ONTO FOREVER, which absolutely blew me away!! So many emotions. I’m also sharing my release of the novella that released last week- FOREVER OUR BOYS. if you don’t know this series, grab the Beaumont Box Set available now with books 1-3 and a bonus novella. Enjoy. Spread some love and happy reading! ~ Amber

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BEAUMONT: NEXT GENERATION

HOLDING ONTO FOREVER – Noah & Peyton

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AVAILABLE NOW!!!!!

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amber review     5 STARS!!!!

Let me start by saying that Heidi did SOOOO GOOD!! This book! Guys I mean it, there just aren’t words adequate enough to describe the range of emotions brought by this story! It was heartbreaking and hopeful and angsty in a way that I just couldn’t stop reading. I’ve always loved this Beaumont Series from the first time I read Forever My Girl, so to now experience Noah and Peyton as adults? Well let me say there were a lot of tears! A LOT! And I may have yelled at the author while reading a time or 10, but it was simply perfection. I’m so totally in love with Noah Westbury as a grown man! He was everything and more that I hoped for, much like this book!  HOLDING ONTO FOREVER just became my new favorite Heidi McLaughlin read to date!! Just beautiful and wonderful and amazing!

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Experience the novella that brought us back and is the perfect lead into Peyton & Noah’s story. FOREVER OUR BOYS is available now! Spend a long girls weekend in the Bahamas with Josie, Kaitlyn and Jenna to get the momma’s insights into their love journeys as well as the people their kids are growing into. These three are the best of friends for a reason. Here’s my review of this fun, fun story.

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You know those series that just make you feel good? The ones that the characters just become a part of who you are, so that when you come back to them it’s like coming home? Yeah Heidi McLaughlin and her Beaumont Series are that for me, and that’s what reading FOREVER OUR BOYS was a homecoming.

Josie, Kaitlyn and Jenna. The best of friends, all married to the best of friends. The story is set around them going on a girls weekend. I loved the snapshots into their lives now, what’s the same and what’s not, what they are struggling with and what they hope. I loved the looks back and the perspectives given. It was amazing and wonderfully written! Prepare yourselves because this novella is setting us up to the beginning of HOLDING ONTO FOREVER.

FOREVER OUR BOYS #5.5

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BEAUMONT BOXED SET #1

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The Beaumont Series Tour

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Absolutely one of my most favorite series I’ve ever read! I seriously don’t say that lightly, but these characters created by Heidi McLaughlin just grabbed my heart from the first time I read Forever My Girl way back in 2013, and they’ve never let go! I’m so happy to have The Geekery Book Review be a part of this review & blog tour. If you follow me at all you know that I adore Heidi and frequently share my love of all things Beaumont. So I hope that you enjoy my thoughts on this series and that if you haven’t experienced them, that you take a trip there soon.
Happy reading! ~ Amber
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Forever My Girl (#1) – Released Dec 2012
Now being made into a major motion picture

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.

amber-review 5 Stars

I’ve read this book 4x and counting and it gets better each time! The first time was early in 2013, just a few months after it released. I have to say I was drawn to Liam from the beginning, this idea of returning to your hometown- to the place you left your heart after so long to mourn and pay your respects to a friend that never left your soul and more importantly to the girl who still owns you heart and soul. 

When Liam first sees Josie again and meets Noah, what a game changer this story became for me. Knowing that neither of them ever really lost what they felt for the other, it became this beautiful ride of emotion both for Josie and Liam. This was also true as Liam and Noah learn to be father and son.  What began as just a wonderful second chance love story has become a series that I have connected with over and over. To say I love these characters is an understatement. One of my all-time faves for sure!


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My Everything (#1.5) – Released March 2013

When Nick Ashford lost his friend, Mason, he didn’t realize he was going to lose his family as well, but that’s exactly what happened. Alone and in a foreign country, Nick is working on rebuilding his life one patient at a time, that is, until a striking volunteer makes her presence known.

Can Nick finish his year in Africa without risking his heart being broken again, or is he willing to start a new chapter in his life before his return to Beaumont?

amber-review 4.5 Stars

I have to say reading this shined a new light on Nick Ashford for me, because I was so not a fan when I first met him in Forever My Girl. So when I read this one I did so with some reservation and a whole lotta, “if Heidi thinks she needs to write his story then I better read it because it’s necessary”. Well, I’m happy to say that my thinking was right on the money!

Nick leaves Beaumont after his break up with Josie determined to get as far away as possible and throw himself into his work. He doesn’t expect to find Aubrey, but I’m so glad he did! These two fit each other so well and I loved watching their relationship build. I also liked watching his interactions with those around him in the village, as we get to see more of who I think Nick really is instead of the jealous man we first met. Returning to Beaumont with Aubrey was both redeeming for Nick, but also scary because of all he left behind but in the end he does find his own forever and that was worth the journey.


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My Unexpected Forever (#2) – Released Sept 2013
I expected a life of music.

I expected to raise my son.

It took one look to make everything change.

I never expected happiness.I never expected to find her.

I never expected to feel desire.

I never expected I’d be a family man.

I never expected to be loved.

I never expected to fall in love.

They say you should expect the unexpected, I didn’t realize my unexpected would be the forever kind.

amber-review5 Stars

Words truly fail me in trying to sum up my emotions surrounding this book! Harrison and Katelyn’s story is full of so much heart, heat, laughter and just sweetness.

Harrison James may be covered in tats, but his soul is pure and loyal and true. He’s the best father ever to his boy Quinn, a kick-a%% drummer and a fantastic friend. He’s also drawn to Katelyn Powell from the first time he lays eyes on her. He knows she’s still grieving the loss of her husband, and for a while he’s somewhat content at just being her friend. He wants more though. He wants her and her girls. He wants to build a life with her, but can she let herself have a chance at building something new?

Katelyn Powell had known since she was sixteen what her future was going to look like, and for a while she had it with Mason and her twins. But then her world imploded, and now she’s just trying to put the pieces back together and move forward toward a new life but she never expected Harrison.

This story seriously was so full of EVERYTHING! I love this man! He is so, so fantastically amazeballs! Heidi created magic once again in the continuation of her Beaumont series. This is really the book that starts bringing it all to a new level, as we start to see more layers of the people that love Liam and Josie while also seeing them work toward a forever of their own.


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Finding My Forever (#3) – Released Dec 2013

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.

amber-review5 Stars

Jimmy Davis (JD). He’s the jokester. The Brit. The third man in the band. The ladies man. Yes he is all these things, but Heidi shows us in Finding My Forever that he is so much more! I loved JD, his wit and easy-going charm; but I also loved who we see him become with Jenna. This story was about two people that seemingly couldn’t be more different, but who together create a balance and a love that make everything make sense.

Jenna is drawn to JD, even if in some ways she doesn’t want to be and doesn’t trust that she should. She’s been burned in the past in some really severe ways, but with JD she just seems to know in her heart that he’s her home. But despite this she is hesitant and Jimmy is determined to show her that he’s all in to love her, to create a forever with her.

 

So, so many twists and turns to their happily ever after. Heidi proves once again that she is an amazing storyteller! I laughed, screamed, cried and wanted to throw my ereader, but could not stop reading!


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Finding My Way (#4) – Released April 2014

Liam Westbury has the world at his feet. He’s the quintessential golden boy. He’s the superstar quarterback for Beaumont High. His girl, Josie, is head cheerleader. He has his choice of colleges just waiting for him. Except he’s suffocating from all the pressure he’s under and no one understands.

Liam Page is the heartthrob he never wanted to be. He’s successful, smart and in demand by record companies and his adoring fans. Music is his passion, his love, but something’s missing. His nights are lonely and he longs for the girl he left behind. Seeing her in every face in the crowd haunts him with the knowledge that she hates him. Going home has never been an option until now.

Be there when Liam Westbury becomes Liam Page and follow the highs and lows of the Quarterback turned Rockstar as he finds a way back to Beaumont in this prequel to Forever My Girl.

amber-review 5 Stars

This book was utter perfection for me. Nope not even kidding a little bit. Finding My Way was all I had hoped it to be and more. I guess I should share that I adore this Beaumont Series so much and so if I could give it more than 5 stars I so would!! This may be number four in the series but it’s really the prequel to the entire series and puts into place the 10yrs that Liam Page Westbury spent away from the people he loves the most. If you haven’t read the rest of the series, what are you waiting for?! No really, my love (and slight obsession with all things Beaumont and 4225 West) began almost 2yrs ago when my friend Sarah found and read Forever My Girl and said “I just read this great book and you’ve got to read it too!” Well let’s just say I not only fell in love with the story but couldn’t wait for more about these amazing characters to come out! So getting to fill in all the blanks of Liam’s story completely from his point of view? Yes please!!

“Your life takes on a different meaning when you break your own heart…”

Sometimes reading prequels can leave you feeling flat because if you’ve read the remainder of the story what new things can you possibly learn, right? But Heidi McLaughlin does such a masterful job of bringing the characters to life and showing you all the angst and turmoil, fear, guilt and self-hatred that Liam was faced with as he makes the hardest decision of his life. Even knowing that eventually things are going to be okay didn’t stop me from feeling so sad for him, first in dealing with the truly awfulness that were his parents (Sterling and Bianca Westbury were deplorable!) to the despair Liam feels when he begins to doubt the football plans he and Josie had created for their future. Seeing him know that what he needs most is just what his grandmother encourages “follow only your dreams” was tear inducing. But then in following those dreams he will be leaving behind not only his girl but the family he loves in Mason and Katelyn was even worse. Throughout Forever My Girl we were given glimpses of the past first of Liam in high school with Josie (QB1 and his cheerleader) and then of his musical life, but getting to experience his rise to fame and his becoming Liam Page was not what I expected. Seeing Liam come in to his own musically was gratifying, seeing him become so shut off emotionally and engage in a ‘one night stand’ series of encounters was just depressing. But it was his relationship with his grandmother Betty, her total belief in him that touched me greatly and broke my heart for Liam when he loses her all too soon. I also loved getting to see he and Harrison forge their friendship from the beginning, the way Liam looked up to him and the way Harrison encouraged the music between them. Then we have all the drama with psycho Sam (ok I maybe liked her for about 2mins, but yep total psycho), knowing the way that she manipulated Liam even in the early days of the band made me hate her even more. It was clear that despite the years that he stayed away from Beaumont, his heart and peace were always residing there. That Liam basically tortured himself with his guilt, even though his reasons were rooted in the knowledge that unless he followed his dream of music he would never be whole, it was really an emotional thing to read. So all in all watching Liam try to decide who he is the quarterback phenom Westbury or the rock god Page, at the end of the day Liam finds that following your dreams may change, the path of your journey may change but your destiny never does if you follow your heart. “Home is nowhere and everywhere I guess”, says Liam; but I think in the end he comes to realize that his home is Beaumont and his heart was always with Josie and that taking the chance to reclaim it all may be what he needs to feel whole once again. Can’t wait for what’s next!


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12 Days of Forever (#4.5) – Released Feb 2015

Even though she’s living her life-long dream and dancing on Broadway, the city is a lonely place for Yvie James. The holidays are both her favorite time of the year and the worst. A last minute decision puts Yvie in Beaumont to spend time with her family.

Alexander Knight is new to Beaumont, but he’s making the best of it. His dream of running a successful business is within his grasp, and Xander has a dedicated client base most trainers vie for. On the surface, Xander is happy, but he works long hours for nothing more than to avoid going home to an empty house.

Thrown together for Christmas shopping, holiday gatherings with friends and family, and a special anniversary party, Yvie and Xander find themselves seeking solace in each other for an unforgettable, romantic winter.

amber-review 5 Stars

What a fantastic novella for the Beaumont Series!!

Xander came in as a trainer/physical therapist at the end of Finding My Forever, and I was intrigued for certain. So we pick up months later that he’s opened a gym in town and has become friends with the 4225 West crew.

Enter Yvie James, Harrison’s younger sister whom we’ve seen over the course of the series as well. She’s in Beaumont for the holidays. She’s also miserable in her New York, Broadway existence. She’s looking for more in her life. Looking to find a sense of self and of home.

These 12 days and maybe a little more are full of exploration and lots of chemistry between the dancer and the trainer. I loved this glimpse at what could be between Xander and Yvie! I also loved the glimpses of our favorite Beaumont friends as well! It’s definitely a must read if you love this series!!


My Kind of Forever (#5) – Released Sept 2015

Liam Page knows music and a life of solitude, but that all changed when he returned to Beaumont.

The once notorious bad boy lead singer of 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, until Liam is called back to Los Angeles and the place where it all started for him.

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

amber-review 5 Stars

Words. I need words and I’m not sure I have them adequate to express what this book and this series have done to me. Getting ready to read this book and knowing that this was the last in the series was emotional enough, but then I started actually reading and it sucked me in and wouldn’t let me go!!

Liam and Josie are living their forever, but things aren’t always so easy in life and neither are they for our favorite couple. They are struggling with growing their family, and in the midst of this Liam is called back to his past. So many things come to light. So many things have and continue to change for both Josie and Liam, as well as Noah. While they’ve been focused on their family, Liam’s band has been floundering a bit. So going back to LA to help a friend and figure out how to sustain the band’s dream may not seem like a bad thing, it brings up lots of old hurts and fears. The emotions that Liam and Josie deal with were intense, and seriously about wrecked me!

While we see everyone in this story, which I loved, it’s really about Josie and Liam. About having faith in your partner. About life coming full circle. About knowing who is most important in your world. About friendships and love and the courage to fight for what’s right. Such a wonderful, bittersweet and amazing story and series. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it here again, Heidi created magic with this series in each and every book and I’m so glad I got to experience it!!

  
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Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.
Originally from Portland, Oregon and raised in 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 Westie/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.
When she isn’t writing one of the many stories planned for release, you’ll find her sitting courtside during either daughter’s basketball games.
Heidi’s first novel, Forever My Girl, is currently in production for a major motion picture.