USA Today, Amazon, Barnes &Noble, Digital Book World and Kobo Best Seller.
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.
©2012 Heidi McLaughlin (P)2013 Heidi McLaughlin
The female narrator needs to learn what a full stop means when reading - take a breath! Sentences ran together so oddly it took away from the story. Considering she does the actual 'deep breaths' when the character does it was surprising. Couldn't continue far in so have returned.
"Forever My Girl was perfect. "
Forever My Girl is a beautiful, captivating second chance love story. The beginning of this book starts off with a massive amount of intense emotions that will seriously break your heart. Never have I had a book make me cry so much in the beginning. This book is about first loves, overcoming death, forgiveness, redemption, second chances, healing old wounds and mending hearts. This emotional journey, alternating between Liam and Josie’s POV, dealing with their grief over losing a friend and constantly reflecting back on the past. With each chapter told in alternating POVs, with flashbacks to their high school years, you really feel where Liam and Josie are both at, and at times it's devastating being in their heads, and seeing just how affected they are by Liam’s leaving and all of the consequences. Their love story, both as teenagers, and coming back together as adults after all of the pain that they have suffered, is incredibly emotional and absolutely beautiful! Liam and Josie were your typical high school sweethearts. Liam was the star quarterback and Josie was his own personal cheerleader. Together with their best friends Mason and Katelyn they were inseparable. Along the way you discover the reasons that led to Liam leaving Beaumont and Josie behind and pursuing his dream of becoming a musician. We feel both Liam and Josie’s emotions, fears, and sorrow. These are well-developed characters whose love for each other survived time and distance. They are both incredible lovable characters that tugged on my heartstrings, making my heart melt. They weren't the only characters that caught my attention though. Katelyn, Josie's best friend, was amazing. Facing the death of anyone is tough but she lost her husband that she shared two children with. I loved the way her friends rallied around her and took care of her. Overall this is a great book if you are looking for something a bit more emotional. Heidi McLaughlin, created a brilliant story of love, loss, and the journey to atonement. Within her words, you feel every emotion that goes through each character. She gave life to a story that I could easily see in my mind. The author really does an amazing job taking you through the trials of death, broken hearts, and the hope of a second chance at love. I loved this book!! It was such a sweet story!! Liam was amazing and hot!! I loved all the scenes especially with little Peyton and Noah. They made my heart melt into millions of pieces. I adored this book and would highly recommend.
"Good book if only they'd change female narrator"
I truly enjoyed the story. Some authors try so hard to add lot of twists and turn to spice up an over done story line but sometimes the drama gets to be too much. This book is entertaining and has just enough drama to have you guessing a bit. However I wish they had used different narrators. The man wasn't bad but the woman read with little feeling and sounded very rushed. Making the story lose some of it's feeling at times.
"Forever My Girl: The Beaumont Series, Volume 1"
I'm in love
Liam - He is very hot! Especially in my mind.
It was when Liam met Noah for the first time. I can just imagine what was going on in both their minds
Yes, but there were so many that I can't write them all down
As slow as the narrators talked it was still a very good listen
"an awesome story"
I loved this story line, the characters and flow. However, the girl narrator was sooo slow it almost ruined it for me, I increased the speed on her chapters and was a lot better. It was a bit of a pain because I liked the male narrator at regular speed so I switched back and forth between chapters, but helped me get through the book so it was worth it because I really enjoyed it the story
"I liked the story, but not the female narrator"
Good Story. I liked the male narrator as he seemed to be able to capture the feel of the story appropriately. Female needed to remember that we don't always speak as if we are using our bedroom voice at breakneck speeds. I didn't like her at all. All of the Josey chapters were a waste to listen to. Sorry, but that is the point of audible version vs. print version. A good narrator is almost as important as a good story. I was dissappointed in that side, but I will still read the stories, just not listen to them if this female is included.
Greg Albany - Yes. Elizabeth Ann Rollins - No,.
I wonder if the author ever listens to the audible version of their book to see if they would listen to the narrators reading it? If I were this author, I would want a redo.
"good story, horrible narrator"
the male voice was ok, but the female narrator is, imo, is the worst. I enjoy audio books but the reader can sometimes, make or break the book.
Female performance seemed flat line at intense moments.
This is a story of hope beautifully written.
Stop reading the reviews and buy it.
"I love this story - it's all about 2nd chances!"
The beginning part of the story.
Never forget your true love and old friends!
Meeting his son for the first time at the museum.
I cried at Mason funeral services.
Too much drama for me. This is just an unbelievable story. He left her pregnant, stayed away for ten years, but she loved him so much that when he came back she forgave him. A little hard to believe. I know its a book, but come on.
"Such a heartfelt, fresh story!"
Top 5 for sure
Gregs narration is A+
They are doing this as we speak! Super excited for it!
“When you love someone, you just know"
Loved it! How different the story was to everything out there. Read it back in 2012 and it's even better today on audible! Got to relive the feels all over again ❤️❤️
love the book just loved it but omg the female voice is the worst I have ever heard robot one tone lifeless and this spoilt it for me. this lady does not pause and it's to hard to feel the character I would love to hear this book again but fwith a different emale narater unfortunately she is also on part 2 so I'm going to pass. shame because story is just fab. boycotting all books with this narater.
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