Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Review: My Kind of Forever [The Beaumont Series #5] by Heidi McLaughlin


Title: My Kind of Forever
Author: Heidi McLaughlin
Author Info: Website|Blog|Facebook|Twitter
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Series: The Beaumont Series #5
Source: ARC & purchased
Publication Date: 8th September 2015
Rating: 5 stars

Tell Me About It
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.
My Thoughts
Reading My Kind of Forever, and then having to formulate my thoughts into a review has got to be one of the hardest things I've had to do. This series has just blew me away with each installment, and while I wanted to dive right in, devour the story and be finished in record time, I made this one last. I really did not want this book, or this series to come to an end.

As I write this review it is so hard to keep it spoiler free and I hope, I do not only the book, but the author, Heidi McLaughlin, justice with it, so apologies for vagueness.

What a great first paragraph. I was giddy with excitement reading it, but then as the chapter progressed something was thrown into the mix to make me go back and read it all again, just to make sure I hadn't missed out on an important bit due to my excitement. As the story progresses we definitely see Noah in a different light, he's older and not so happy with parental displays of affection, for him and for each other. This new change is something he is not happy about, and feels like this is a change for Liam and Josie to have a chance at something Noah didn't have.

4225 West are failing, they are losing sales, popularity, and money. They have to go back to LA to not only help and old friend out, but also get themselves back in the spotlight, but this only brings up bad memories for Josie, of Liam leaving her and not coming back. This was emotional to read, I know the history of this break up, who was at fault, and what happened. But with everything going on Josie is unable to go with Liam, she is stuck at home due to other commitments and is finding it hard to deal with the publicity surround Liam and an upcoming book. But it also gives Josie the chance to step back and think about her relationship with Liam, and what it could have been like if he had stayed with her.
He gave me the opportunity to grow up and find the me I needed to be without him guiding our path. It just sucks how it all happened.

Just when we thought Sam was out the picture, she back with a vengeance, this time in a tell all book, taken from her diary, that is being published by a journalist. It holds every secret, every singe thing that went on between Sam and Liam, shit is about to hit the fan, and it won't be pretty at all. I really want the slap the journalist that thought ti would be a good idea to publish this book. To add to the mixture, Mr Moreno is back, determined he is going to make some money off the band, or off the members individually. Is Liam strong enough to fight a war from both sides whilst keeping the band together and his wife happy.

Liam and Josie have already had a lot to deal with, and they do not need the past flung in thier face. With Liam in LA helping out an old friend, it's Josie who see's the book first, and all her old fears and hurt comes back to haunt her. To make matters worse, when she goes to confront Liam about it, she is met with his past, and his present, all presented neatly on stage for her.

One thing I love about My Kind of Forever were the alternate chapters and paragraphs that give Liam a glimpse into his life if he has of stayed with Josie when she was pregnant with Noah. He gets to see what his career, his life, and his future would have looked like, and it's not exactly a bed of roses. But this also makes him truly grateful for what he has and the decisions he made, it also helps them compromise on the future of 4225 West, and the future of thier family.

Final Verdict
What a sad, but amazing end to this series. I am sad to see this series end, but My Kind of Forever ensures it goes out with a bang. You don't want to miss this finale.

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