Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin Blog Tour/Giveaway...

I'm so happy to have Heidi McLaughlin on my blog today as part of her Forever My Girl Blog Tour. I LOVED Forever My Girl and cannot wait for the next book. I have quickly become a HUGE fan of hers. Please help me make Heidi feel welcome buy leaving a comment. Hope everyone had a great holiday!! :) Forever My Girl would be a great choice to add to those shiny new e~readers!! lol :)  Click (HERE) for the list of other participating blogs.

***Please make sure to enter the giveaway through Rafflecopter~details listed below.***

My Inspiration for Forever My Girl
I wish I had some amazing story to tell, but sadly, I don’t. I was in the middle of writing another story when I decided to look on Facebook. What I saw was a photo and what I envisioned was a man trying to win back his girl, much like Lloyd Dobbler from Say Anything. Only this man is older, he’s wiser and he has more to offer. I knew instantly that this was going to be a lost love story, one where the man has to come back and face the consequences of his decision.  

I let the premise loose onto my best friend, Yvette and within 90-minutes we created a cast of characters with a solid plot line. That night I went home and typed the first 3500 words.  

Standing in Front of You – the original title – was born. Each day I would send Yvette and author, Holly Stephens, chapters from the night before. The storyline flowed unbelievably well. Each day was a new adventure and I was sure there was something wrong with it because 24-days later, I wrote the last words.

One picture, of a rock star holding his laptop out for his neighbors to see, was all it took for Liam and Josie to come to life.

Heidi, I happen to think that this is an amazing story. It always fascinates me as to what truly inspires authors to write certain characters and stories and how they bring that inspiration to the page. Thanks so much for sharing!! :)

December 27, 2012
Forever My Girl (The Beaumont Series #1)
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'm standing in front of you, Josie. You just have to turn around." (Liam to Josie *sigh*) 

Wow...I didn't really know what to expect out of this book, but this story was definitely not it. Forever My Girl was so much more than I thought it would be and I absolutely loved every bit of it!! I just couldn't bring myself to put it down and leave Liam and Josie. I loved their characters so much and I wanted them to get their HEA so bad!! 

What finally brought Liam back to his hometown was extremely sad and it was something that I was not expecting. But it added so much depth and emotion to the characters and story. I was sucked into the story through these lovable characters from the beginning and found myself thinking about them long after the story ended. Liam was definitely swoon~worthy!! One of my favorites scenes is when Josie finally sees his tattoo. *sigh* My other favorite part is at the end, but I am trying  not to give away too many spoilers~it is so hard!! lol ;) 

I loved how the POV varied between Josie and Liam through out the story. I especially loved being taken back to their past. The way that Liam was with Peyton and Noah just melted my heart~Peyton was such a cute character~broke my heart!! I felt really bad for Nick and the way that it all played out for him. He wasn't a bad guy and I didn't feel he deserved to be treated the way he was. He was desperately trying to hold onto his family as it was slipping through his fingers. I hope that maybe *crossesfingers*, Heidi has a HEA planned for him. 

I LOVE young love, especially childhood sweethearts, that find their soul mates in each other at such a young age and are able to build a strong loving life together that grows through the years. I have my fingers crossed once again in the hopes that Katelyn winds up with Harrison. lol Loved the idea of these two together. Oh...Sam was such a bitch!!  

Such a great story that is definitely going into my TBR pile to be reread. I am so looking forward to the next book in this series, hoping to return to some of my favorite characters. I am such a HUGE fan of Heidi McLaughlin after reading Forever My Girl.

Oh...I have to add that I love this cover!!  I am definitely hooked on this series. 

There is one thing that I didn't understand and maybe that's because I'm from NJ, but the whole dropping beer bottles into the bed of a truck from the water tower just screamed dangerous to me~the flying glass and having to get down while drunk?!?! lol :)    5 out of 5 rating!!

***ARC provided by Heidi McLaughlin and Bandit Publishing~Thank you so much!!

***Forever My Girl is not to be released until 12.27.12~I will have the links up at the time~as no links yet available to Amazon and Barnes & Noble.***


About The Author:
Heidi  McLaughlin
My grandma once told me that I can do anything I want, so I am. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, I now live in picturesque Vermont, with my husband and two daughters. Also renting space in our home is an over hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.

During the day you'll find me behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, I'm writing one of the many stories I plan to release or sitting courtside during either daughter's basketball games.

I'm also an active reviewer on The Readiacs - a site I own with my best friend and uber special beta, Yvette.

***The author is giving away a Kindle Touch – you can enter a Rafflecopter giveaway.  Also – The first 200 people to purchase FOREVER MY GIRL will get a free download of the song PAINKILLERS! Just e-mail your proof of purchase to thebeaumontseries@gmail [dot] com.***

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  1. Mariann,

    Thank you so much for being part of this tour and for reading and reviewing Forever My Girl!

    1. Thank you, Heidi. It was my pleasure. LOVE LOVE LOVE this book and I am so looking forward to the next one!! I am hooked!! :)

  2. Great post! I am adding Forever My Girl to my TBR pile. Sounds like a great book! Thanks so much for the great giveaway!!! :)

  3. This sounds like a good book. Thanks so much for the post and giveaway.

  4. Great review! I've added this one to my "buy soon" list! smiles...

    1. Thanks!! Let me know what you think of it when you get a chance to read. :)