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Forever My Girl

(Beaumont #1)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  51,632 ratings  ·  3,600 reviews
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 fo
Paperback, 322 pages
Published December 27th 2012 by Bandit Publishing Company
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Aestas Book Blog
Nov 16, 2012 rated it really liked it

4 - 4.5 stars.

Forever My Girl is a beautiful YA rockstar romance about the heartbreak of mistakes, the power of forgiveness, and the hope of a second chance at love.

I’ll be perfectly honest, when I first read the blurb for this book, I squeed right out loud. I mean, a second-chance rockstar romance? What’s not to love?

Here’s the blurb, I’ll let you fall in love with it all on your own:

I was never supposed to be a rock star. I had my life all planned out for me. Play football in college. Go
Dropped at: 51%

Reason: None of the characters act their age (the adults act like immature teeangers and the kids like wise grandparents), the dialogue is contrived, Josie's mood swings are beyond annoying, and Liam is a drama queen. Also, don't get me started on the editing mistakes.

I couldn't care less where this is headed.
Val ⚓️ Shameless Handmaiden ⚓️
Apr 22, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 1-stars
Ugh. I did not like Liam. I did not respect or relate to Josie. The characters were not fluid and the writing was really disjointed.

Also, the way things unfolded did just not ring true for me. Liam up and left the so-called love of his life without a backward glance and doesn't come back until his friend dies. And suddenly all this stuff comes back that he's been feeling all this time? And the way Josie responds? No, I'm sorry. Not a fan.
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Nov 03, 2012 rated it really liked it


“I know she hates me.

I hate me.

I ruined her life. That is what her voice message said. The one I've saved for the past ten years. The one I've transferred from phone to phone just so I could hear her voice when I’m at my lowest. I can recite every hateful word she said to me when I was too busy to answer and never found the time to call her back.

Never found one second to call and exp
Heidi McLaughlin
Dec 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I may just be a wee bit biased :)
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/

Yep, I gobbled this up in like twenty-three seconds. You’ll have to excuse the side effects that are occurring thanks to my gluttony . . . .

Like I said yesterday when my turn at the library finally came around: I DON’T EVEN CARE. This was EXACTLY what it was supposed to be. Nicholas Sparks-y and whoopsie baby that dude didn’t know about and second chance romance where the female lead is all . . . . .

And dude is a tattooed sup
Alexis *Reality Bites*
4 STARS out of 5
Genre: Contemporary Romance

'I need to know if she’s moved on, I hope that she has. How many kids does she have and what does her husband do for a living? I only hope he treats her better than I ever did because she deserves it and so much more.' ~Inner monologue of Liam


 'I thought for sure we’d spend forever together. I thought our love was one of a kind. I would almost be okay if he had met someone else and fallen in love, but he didn’t. He just le
Spoiler Whore Says No To BookTok Recs
2.5...I went with the hype and I was disappointed. Ugh! Hate when that happens. With that being said...

I liked the concept of the story. Helllooo...guy leaves girl, guy realizes his mistake and tries to win her back while she has secret from said guy...I've read plenty of those and wanted to see how this author would take a spin on this played out "theme". I'm a sucker for these kind of stories.

Let's just get this out of the way. The main guy Liam is a CHUMP. I could not stand him. He worked my
Jenny Levine
Nov 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
“Arms of a stranger, a warm blooded kiss, trying to fill the void, of the one that I miss.
Perfume whispers, lashes and lace, but I can only hear your voice, I’m so out of place.
All these painkillers, that’s all they are.

Liam and Josie were HS sweethearts.
He's a quarterback and captain of the football team.
She's a cheerleader.
They were the poster kids for romance throughout the town.
Everyone knew they were together and nothing was going to break them up.
And they're certain they
Nov 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Forever My Girl is a beautiful, captivating second chance love story. This story broke my heart, made me laugh, made me cry, made me smile, and, when it was over, sigh with happiness. This is a highly impressive debut novel by Heidi McLaughlin.

When Liam left ten years ago to pursue his dreams to become a musician, he left everyone behind, including the love of his life, without an explanation. Liam and Josie were high school sweethearts. They had their whole lives planned out together. But, of
Dec 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
Even if this book didn’t follow every other books concept I would still have given this only 2 stars. I wasn’t impressed at all about a boy who left all the plans he made with the love of his life to pursue something that never entered his vocabulary when he and she were together. If Liam would have tried harder to explain to Josie what he wanted and needed she would have understood and stuck by him and help him follow his dreams. But instead he took the cowards way out. Not attractive at all if ...more
Smitten's Book Blog

Yay! :) I feel all warm and gooey inside. I love books that do that to me. This was such a feel good contemporary romance.

It was a little predictable and standard, but I think that's ok, because it was gorgeous! I do have one issue, and that is Liam's reason for leaving his home town of Beaumont and the love of his life, Josie Preston... I can see where the author was trying to go with that but it was the only weak point in the story for me.

The last thing Betty says to me that day is s
3 Second Chances ★'s

“Her tear-streaked face is beautiful. I want to wipe away her tears. I want to take the last ten years and erase them. I want to start over.”

I seen the movie trailer for this on t.v. and I thought, I have GOT to read this book before it comes out!! The movie looks really good! I figured the book would be right up my alley. WOW, There are so many differences between the movie and the book. It's like a completely different story... Forever My Girl was an okay read. I mean it wa
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Nov 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

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In Forever My Girl we are introduced to Liam Page. Liam left town and walked out on the girl he loved ten years previous to pursue a music career and never didn’t look back. Or did he?

Liam appears to have it all. Fame, fortune, women………pretty much any woman he wants , except the one he still thinks about every day – the woman who truly stole his heart ten years ago.

Liam lives quite the nomadic lifestyle, touring and living out
Jennifer Kyle
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

"Only you, Jojo."


Liam used to have a girl, a best friend, and a promising football career until the day his grandma made him believe he couldn’t make music and keep those who were important to him at the same time (this is basically how I read it).

Tragedy strikes Liam’s best friend and he returns home to Beaumont after 10 years to pay his respect for his former best friend, Mason and his family.

This story is told in alternating povs of Josie and Liam. Josie is engaged to Nick and r
XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Most of us know that there’s a movie out based on this novel and as an avid reader, I just had to read the book before seeing the movie to be able to compare and contrast. Liam and Josie’s story is one of second chances, enduring love, and learning how to fit together after years apart and secrets revealed.

I don’t want to get too deep into the plot so that those yet untainted by the movie trailer and reviews with spoilers can still enjoy, but I will say that I really liked this book. The pacing
Dilek VT
Oct 17, 2018 marked it as not-appealing
He leaves the love of his life! for his music career. Nope, nothing can redeem him in my eyes after 10 years.

3/5 Stars

This book was okay. Nothing great.

The story was forgettable and overly used.

I didn’t like the characters. They weren’t acting their age and it was annoying.

Probably wouldn't read the other books in this series.
2 stars~ Contemporary "Rock Star" Romance

Oct 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I'm lucky - I had the privilege and honour of being able to read this story as it was being developed and written and I can tell you (as cliched as this may sound) you will NOT be disappointed. You want a hot Rockstar? You've got it. You want a determined, likeable female lead? You've got it. You want some angst, some warmth and A LOT of sexual tension? Yeah, you got that too. Add to the mix a cute kid and the likeable 'other guy' and you have the recipe for a perfect read.

Most importantly with
This one was okay, but nothing great. I love stories of lost love, especially when they include a rock star, but this one was not awful, but just mediocre..

I was anticipating this one and it is my third book this month that I bought the day of release and was disappointed. I was expecting more. I am big on closers, cliffhangers and epilogues. This one just kind of ended. Like I was suppose to go "YEAH" and imagine the rest. Sorry, I don't do that.

I know book #2 is the story of Liam's band mate
Jacqueline's Reads

5 Second Chance Stars


Forever My Girl is a sweet, loving, all-around adorable read. If you, like me, have a thing for musicians, and reconnections, then this read is for you.

Liam and Josie were high school sweethearts, but one day in college Liam decides to leave Josie to pursue a music career. Ten years later Liam comes back into town and Josie just doesn’t know how to process any of it. Both want closure, but there are plenty of obstacles in their way from finding pea
* Meli Mel *

♥♥♥ 3.75 STARS ♥♥♥

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“Hey, Jojo?” he yells.

“Yeah.” I yell back.

“I’m going to marry you someday.”

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It's been a decade since Liam broke Josie's heart. She has tried her best to move on. He is now a rockstar and quite successful. Josie is the owner of a flower shop. Just when they think they will never see each other ever again, a tragedy brings them together. Liam finds out something huge that im
Dec 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
"Arms of a stranger, a warm blooded kiss, trying to fill the void, of the one that I miss.
Perfume whispers, lashes and lace, but I can only hear your voice, I'm so out of place.
All these painkillers, thats all they are.

Liam is a big rockstar living in LA. He has it all, except the one thing he really wants. He's lonely, he made a big mistake ten years ago, and lost the most important person in his life. He lives in anguish never knowing if he made the right choice following his
Jillian Dodd
Dec 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really adored this story. Liam makes a decision many years prior to the book's start to pursue a different path in his life. He's tried to forget the past. And her. But it comes out in his music. How he has never stopped loving her.

He's living the rock star lifestyle. Different girls, different cites, but none of them will ever be her. The her he thought he'd never see again.

But then something happens that makes him go home again.

And at home he'll be forced to see her and deal with the past
Aug 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Since I encountered many bad NA romance, I am putting Forever My Girl as long as I could. With the positive vibes on goodreads, I took a chance.

And... I am loving it. The amount of romance, angst/ twist and drama is in the right propotion. The writing is not OTT cheesy bit fresh ans real. With every tender moment reveals, the chemistru between the characters are nicely build. It is easy to follow and falling in love woth both Liam and Josie. I do feel sorry for Nick though. I wish he can have h
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
I read Forever My Girl as part of the Ultimate Reading Challenge to read a book that has been adapted into a movie. I have to wonder if this is one of those rare cases where the movie is better than the book because the book just didn’t do it for me.

The premise is great, but when you come down to it, Liam’s reasons for ghosting Josie for a decade are massively lame and seem to come out of nowhere. Cutting his best friend out of his life also doesn’t make sense. **SPOILER ALERT: It is impossib
Natasha is a Book Junkie
Nov 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
“Hey, Jojo?” he yells.
“Yeah.” I yell back.
“I’m going to marry you someday.”

Some people find their dream early on in life, some never do, and some sacrifice everything to capture it. Liam found his dream in the first semester of college, a dream that cost him everything he cared for, including the woman he desperately loved.

Growing up in a strict patriarchal family, the only child of a man who had very clear ideas about what his son’s future should look like, and of a woman who gave u
Aria ・❥・Biblioaria ˚ · .
I never thought I'd see the boy who stole my heart and failed to give it back.... I'm not sure I want it back.

So many feels man! So many fucking feels. I didn't really think I would like this book, because I honestly hated Liam right on the first page. But when I finished... Oh god! I was tearing up... I'm so happy Josie and Liam had their happily ever after. I'm such a sucker for happy endings!!

I hate guys who leave girls without any explanation. That is suck a dick move. It's the worse way
Nov 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Amazing Stars!!!

“Hey, Jojo?” he yells.
“Yeah.” I yell back.
“I’m going to marry you someday.”

I loved this book!! It was so good!! Liam was amazing and hot!! I loved all the scenes with little Peyton and Noah. They made my heart melt into millions of pieces. I want my future kids to be as cute as they are. I couldn’t stand Nick!! I just felt like he wanted what Liam had and that’s why he ended up with Josie. Overall, I loved this book!! It was so sweet!! I can’t wait to read the next book.
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Heidi McLaughlin is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of The Beaumont Series, The Boys of Summer, and The Archers.

In 2012, Heidi turned her passion for reading into a full-fledged literary career, writing over twenty novels, including the acclaimed Forever My Girl.

Heidi’s first novel, Forever My Girl, has been adapted into a motion picture with LD Entertainmen

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