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My Unexpected Forever

(Beaumont #2)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  18,708 ratings  ·  1,321 reviews
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 fore
ebook, 270 pages
Published September 2nd 2013
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Aestas Book Blog
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

mmmm first, Harrison casting...


This had the SWEETEST. ENDING. EVER!!!!!

My Unexpected Forever told a beautiful, emotional story about love and healing. It was never rushed and focused just as much on family bonding as it did on romance. It was both sexy and heartwarming. Seriously, there's just something about a bad boy rocker who is also a loving, caring dad that is absolutely heart melting!! I finished the book with happy tears in my eyes. Loved it!
Jan 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 Forever Stars!!!
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My Unexpected Forever is the second book in the Beaumont series. If you haven’t read book one, I would read it before starting this. This is not only Harrison and Katelyn’s story, but Quinn, Elle and Peytons. It’s a story about second chances, learning to love again, moving on, and family.

Harrison James has always been a single dad. From the moment a one night stand dropped his infant son off at his door and never looked back. As the drummer in Liam’s band, Harrison has
Jun 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So what can I tell you about My Unexpected Forever? Firstly, I can tell you that it's the second book in The Beaumont Series and to be able to fully enjoy it, you should read Forever My Girl (Book 1) and My Everything (Book 1.5) first.

What else can I tell you without giving away any spoilers? Hhmm, let's see...

1. Liam Page has met his match

Yep, I said it. Let me introduce you to Harrison James, drummer in Liam's band, 4225 West. Tall, green eyes, tattooed, rock star, dad; Harrison is everything
Farah 🌈
I'm waiting...
4 Unexpected Stars!


In this second installment we have Katelyn and Harrison.
Harrison lives for his music and his son. He never expected to fall in love.
And he especially never expected to fall in love with a woman raising her two twins alone and mourning the loss of her ex-husband.


Katelyn can’t deny her feelings for Harrison anymore. But she can’t stop feeling like she’s betraying her husband. Even knowing that he would want her to be happy and move on.
But the most she tries to ignore her
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Find all of my reviews at:

If you are of the following mindset . . . . .

Then WHY THE HELL ARE YOU READING REVIEWS ABOUT THESE TYPES OF BOOKS?!?!?!?! For realz tho – you know you’re gonna have to wait until at least the 50% mark before the “will they or won’t they?” gets answered. After that, however?????

Was that offensive? Sorry – I don’t know any “sensitivity readers” to help tone down my trashy side.

What I do know is My Unexpected Forever was the seco
2 Pull Your Hair Out! ★'s

“Everything in me is saying give up; that I don’t need her, but I do. I need her like I need to breathe.”

Unfortunately I can't bring myself to continue with this series at this time :( I don't know, maybe one day I'll come back to it. For now I must move on to better adventures. Yes this book did make me smile, laugh, and at times happy, but mainly those times always involved the kids. Damn there was so so soo much that annoyed the ever loving shit outta me!!! Like: (vi
XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I want to give Harrison ALL the stars in the universe. He is my new book boyfriend. He couldn’t be more perfect! **swoon**. Honestly, if the rating was based solely on him, he’d break the rating system :)

Since the rating isn’t that simple, let’s talk about Katelyn. I was so frustrated by her. First of all, I get that her supposed bias is supposed to represent her fear of moving on but they made me really dislike her as a person. She had someone who was MORE than anything she could’ve even dream
Jul 12, 2013 marked it as books-lost-in-book-2-plus-vortex
I. Cannot. Wait.

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

Holly Baker
Aug 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
********ARC received in exchange for an honest review********

Holly’s 5 Star Review

When I stumbled upon Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin at the beginning of the year, I couldn’t read it fast enough. I loved every minute of Josie and Liam’s story so when I heard there would be a sequel focusing on Josie’s best friend Kaitlyn and Liam’s best friend and band mate Harrison, I couldn’t wait. And when I finally got the chance to read it, I was NOT disappointed. My Unexpected Forever completely out d
Sarah Fitz
Dec 28, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: september-2013
This will be the LONGEST 6 months!! I need more Liam!!!!!
Jacqueline's Reads
Sep 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Jacqueline's Reads by: C-Money
More review and INTERVIEW with Heidi McLauhlin HERE

5 heart breaking, just-give-him-a-chance! Stars


Like my rating? I do too. Look, let me just cut to the chase, I LOVE the Beaumont series AND I love Heidi McLauhlin!!!!

My Forever Girl (Beaumont #1) was FANTASTIC and my 5 star review
is HERE. AND My Unexpected Forever DID.NOT.DISSAPOINT! In fact I love this one EVEN MORE! Yep. And you know why? ONE FREAKING WORD SAYS IT ALL…


Oh, you didn’t hear me? Let me just say
This is a heartachingly beautiful story of love after loss, the creation of family, one broken hearted woman and one very determined, very perfect man.

Harrison is the best friend of Liam from Forever My Girl, and the drummer in their highly successful band. He looks like a clichéd hardcore rocker, covered in tattoos, always wearing cargo shorts, combat boots, and a beanie, but looks can be very deceiving. He is actually one of the sweetest, gentlest, most big-hearted men I have ever read, and by
Feb 13, 2013 rated it really liked it

This was exactly what I needed right now! After my Reader’s Block that made totally picky and unfocused on one book, My Unexpected Forever took me on heartwarming journey that made me swoon, laugh and enjoy myslef. Finally I could stick to one book and finish it. Thank you God for this book!

My Unexpected Forever is lovely, touching story that made my heart swell with all this fluffy, fuzzy feelings. This is a second novel in Beaumont series, and this time Heidi McLaughlin tells Harrison and Kate
Dana Ilie
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
i love when kids find happy ending!!!!
4.5 LOVER of Harrison Stars

What this book did to me:
1.Sucked me in from page one.
2.Made me feel like these characters were real people.
3.Exposed me to a lot of different emotions.
4.Made me fall in love with Harrison and his son Quinn.
5.The author did a great job of making this story feel so real and alive that I forgot it was just a story and it didn't really happen.

Harrison is my favorite man of this entire series so far. He is such a good guy, friend, and father. He feels an instant connection
Georgia Cruz
Mar 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*UPDATED 9/4/13 with images!*

Another 5 stars again for this second book!

At first, I want to strangle Katelyn because of wasting so much time in getting Harrison confused over her feelings for him. It's so annoyingly obvious she wants him but afraid of getting hurt again because of what happened to her husband. I especially love seeing rockstars with their cute kids. Through all those solid, hard muscles, tattoo sleeves and piercings, they have that warm loving aura when it comes to their little
Mar 18, 2013 marked it as to-read
When I saw there was a second book I hoped it was about Noah. I would LOOOOVE to read a story about him a few years after the end of Forever My Girl. He could be in high school and have a romance with Peyton.
Now that I know it's about Harrison and Katelyn I'm a little bit disapointed but I still can't wait to read it.
Natasha is a Book Junkie
Jun 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
“Her body is the one drumbeat I can’t master, but I’ll never give up trying.”

There’s something utterly moving about stories of second chance at love and healing hearts that learn to love again, but add to that equation a sexy tattooed rockstar who knows what he wants and will do anything, risk his own heart being broken, to get the woman he loves, and you have magic.

We met Katelyn and Harrison in Forever My Girl, Katelyn being Liam and Josie’s lifelong friend whose husband’s death br
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was so unexpectedly cute! ❤️
Feb 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 01-signed

I wasn't sure if My Unexpected Forever could meet my expectations or measure up to Forever My Girl. But Harrison and Katelyn's story just melted my heart in such a different way.

We experienced Katelyn's heartbreak in FMG, when the love of her life dies in a sudden accident, leaving her to raise her two twin girls without the man she loves by her side. But When Harrison comes to Beaumont during the holidays; she steals his heart in a moment. The only problem is, is that Katelyn isn't ready to let
Jun 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rockstars, favorites
MY UNEXPECTED FOREVER by Heidi McLaughlin. Oh wow!! I'm swooning on Drummers!! :3

Freaking 5 Stars!


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.

OMG I love thi
Michelle [Helen Geek]
09/07/2013 --

Overall Rating = 2 Stars
Book Cover / Book Blurb / Book Title = 4 / 4 / 4 = 4 Stars
Writer’s Voice = 2 Stars
Character Development = 2.5 Stars
Story Appreciation = 2 Stars
Worth the Chili = 1 Star -- [$3.99 on Amazon]

Okay, when I read the first in this series, I said in my review, I was pleasantly surprised. Well, when I expected to get something similar in quality, I was sorely disappointed with this one. This book was pretty bad. I'm not going to waste too much time on my review, but w
6 " rock star who is secretly the sweetest man alive" stars

This book just cemented my love for Heidi McLaughlin. Forever my girl hooked me and unexpected forever reeled me in. I'm a trout and heidi just cooked me for dinner.

This book was

Jumping for joy
Knocked it out of the park
Laugh out loud
Never wanted to put it down
X-ray my
Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
*5 big fat BEAUTIFUL stars.*

I usually find it either so difficult to review a 5* book or the easiest thing in the world. I have a feeling this will be the latter. There was a million one things I love about it and I enjoyed every single word. I want to call it a 'feel good' book, and it is to some extent, I felt beyond happy whilst reading it, the majority of the time, but my poor heart also took a battering. I think Heidi McLaughlin is the only author I can recall that is able to have you fall
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I honestly thought that I would be giving this book a higher rating based off that it was going to be Harrison & Katelyn’s story BUT I was disappointed in Katelyn.

I felt like Harrison was so patient and caring and she just shut him down for no reason. I understand her husband died and that she was “lost” and sad after that but if a wonderful man comes along and is not only good to you but great with your kids you would at the very least consider him a valuable friend but she didn’t even seem to
Dec 29, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: i-quit
I read this as part of an anthology so I'm not sure how far I made it before giving up as far as page/percentage wise, but I can tell you that I made it through the better part of 12 chapters.

I have so many gripes.

1st of all, if this can be read as a standalone, why did it feel like I was being dropped off in the middle of someone else's story?

There's a guy and a girl (their names aren't important) tap dancing around each other to the beat of their angst.

The girl is a widow, her husband died in
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥

I honestly don't know why I torture myself like this. This book got me so mad and yup you guessed it, the heroine.

Katelyn is a widow raising twin girls, it was never going to be easy for her.

She struggled with her feelings for Harrison. I could just strangle her just so that she could just wake up.

"There is no type when it comes to love Katelyn"

It wasn't a question of will they or won't they? More of a when are they going to get together? And when will Katelyn ruin it?

Aside from the heroine
Anas Attic  Book Blog
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook, audio
My Unexpected Forever
My Unexpected Forever by Heidi McLaughlin
Standalone couple, but I think you need to read Forever My Girl first.
I am so glad I stuck with The Beaumont Series despite the female narrator. I knew this time to speed it up to 1.25 from the beginning so it helped. I absolutely love books with kids. Single dads, or men who take on another woman’s kids like they are his own are my favorite male hero.

Harrison (great name, it’s my son’s!) was both of these things! Single dad, willing to take o
Mar 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Reviewed @ Enticed by Books

Holy Mother of Emotions!!! I don't know what I was expecting from this book, but it certainly wasn't THAT! I'm having a hard time expressing my feelings because they are all over the place. It's safe to say that My Unexpected Forever has blown my mind with all the feels it gave me. I couldn't be more happy with the way the author executed Harrison and Katelyn's story. Simply Brilliant!

Books with kids do tend to make me very emotional especially when the kids are hurti
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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.

Originally, from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband, two daughters, and their three dogs.

In 2012, Heidi turned her passion for reading into a full-fledged literary career, writing over twenty novels, inclu

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