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My Unexpected Forever (The Beaumont Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
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.
The Beaumont Series:
Forever My Girl - #1 - USA Today Best Seller
My Everything - Novella
- ASIN : B00EOVJWR8
- Language : English
- File size : 2507 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 388 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 18,229 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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My Unexpected Forever is just a beautiful and memorable story about second chances. Here Katelyn's story continues which at the beginning her husband (and high school sweetheart) dies unexpectedly, leaving her a widow with twin young daughters. in the previous book we are introduced to Harrison, Liam's band mate and drummer. We felt the connection between Katelyn and Harrison when they met, but to say it was an inappropriate time to pursue anything would be an understatement, as it was Katelyn and her daughters' first Christmas without Mason.
Heidi McLoughlin is an excellent writer that brings realness to her books - real characters, real emotions, real circumstances. Enter Harrison and his tender patient self. Harrison the dad and the ever patient guy. Maybe he hadn't always been that way, but when presented with new situations, Harrison adapts. He adapted to fatherhood. He adapted to falling for a widow. He adapted to rejection. He was gentle and patient, but also honest and real.
The progress of Harrison and Katelyn's relationship was slow and steady and I really appreciated that. It would have been unrealistic if it had been rushed. I liked how they brought out the good things in each other, yet also challenged each other's views. Harrison in particular challenged Katelyn's view of "type," with his tattoos and beanies and history. The mixed signals she sent out would give any guy whiplash. But it was a journey she had to take because she only knew one type of romantic love, and was so very afraid. But when Harrison and Katelyn were together without the walls, it was a beautiful thing.
There is a fair share of drama. I liked how things were tied together and while I had suspicions, I liked that I was anticipating what would happen next. We also get more of Liam and Josie's story, as well as the ongoing band drama. Add that to Harrison and Katelyn's story, and I was completely entertained throughout the novel and didn't want to put it down.
And the kids. Oh how I love those kids. I love that they are such an integral part of the story. I love that these individuals have become a big, happy family. These children are the true Stars of this book. Harrison plays a huge father/mentor role. First, I love how he talks about his son, Quinn. So touching. Then throw in his skills with the other kids, and you can see how natural he is with them all.
My Unexpected Forever is a beautiful second chance story for two people who need that chance together. I look forward to more books to come in this series.
Top reviews from other countries
I wasn't even finished on the first page and my heart was breaking, I want to hug Harrison. I feel so sorry for him, the doubts in himself and how he doesn't fit the mould for PTA meetings, or someone who you take home to meet the parents, yet wanting so much for his love interest to actually notice him and reciprocate his feelings. He is also scared to act on them, not wanting to feel like he is pushing the memory of Mason out, or trying to replace him in the girls lives.
My Unexpected Forever is told in dual narratives, Harrison and Katelyn, we get to see what each of these characters are thinking and feeling, and there were times I wanted to lock this duo in a room so they could get their act together. Harrison has made a new life for himself and Quinn in Beaumont, Quinn attends school with Noah, Peyton and Elle, and I really like how this brings the children together and helps them form their own friendships and relationships. But it's not always easy for all involved, adults and children.
Katelyn, Peyton and Elle are still coming to terms with losing Mason and learning how to live without him. While Elle seems to be coping better, Peyton feels alone and left out whilst Katelyn is struggling in how to help the girls and still show them how she feels. She is also torn between her feeling for Mason, and what she feels for Harrison, and the behaviour from Peyton doesn't always make for an easy life.
My Unexpected Forever has all the characters we love from Forever My Girl, and I loved getting to see how the lives of all involved are so entwined with each other. They are all a big family and are there to offer support and love to everyone. Liam and Jose certainly have some words of wisdom for Katelyn and Harrison that gives them the push to make a decision. What Harrison does at the end of the book to show his love for Katelyn and the girls was such a thoughtful thing to do, and I vaguely remember crying over how sweet it was.
My Unexpected Forever was a fantastic read, from start to finish. I could not put it down. I laughed, I cried, I mentally pushed people to encourage them to get their act together, and I may have cried some more after that. Heidi McLaughlin has a way of drawing you into the world she creates and not letting you go till the very last page. I may have been late to reading her books, but I will never miss one now. I experienced an emotional roller coaster ride reading My Unexpected Forever, and it's one I would not hesitate to get back on again.
Something happens near the end of the book and part of me has come up with a scenario that might not even be true and is just my over active imagination but I am really looking forward to finding out if I was right or not when the next book is published. Heidi is of course keeping quiet about when that is.
Harrison has the looks of the true bad boy rocker, covered in tattoos he wears a hat 95% of the time, but deep down he is the sweetest most caring man in the world. The relationship he has with his son Quinn is beautiful. You cant help but fall for a guy that loves his child to the moon and back. Quinn is such a old soul for an 8 year old, he is a wonderful character and hes pretty cool for a kid.
Harrison wasnt looking for anyone to be that special someone in his life, he was happy with Quinn and the band, that was until he met Katelyn. Katelyn is grieving the lose of her childhood sweet heart husband, the huge hole he has left in her life and her 6 year old twin girls could never be filled shes not ready to move on, her heart still belongs to Mason.
The bond between Katelyn and Harrison builds slowly, Harrison is so protective and caring of the children it bring such a lovely new dimension to the book to have a hero who is not afraid to show his feelings.
Katelyn struggles with her feelings, she is so torn between feeling like she is betraying Mason and feeling happiness and love around Harrison, then there is the fact that she loves the way Harrison is with the twins, he makes them smile and laugh again, but they are Masons children, she feels that she shouldnt be happy that they like to be around Harrison.
I felt at times that Katelyn was very hot then cold with Harrison and i wanted to shout "he really is a good guy" for her to give him the chance, but then on the other hand i loved the slow burn that made up there relationship, they didnt jump right into it. I liked the fact that we got flash backs as to how Harrison got Quinn, and how Mason was never forgotten, that we got to read small parts of Katelyn and Masons life together as Katelyn remembered him, that no-one wanted to replace Mason. The christmas gifts that Harrison bought for the Twins and Katelyn really touched my heart the thought he put into those gifts, I had tears rolling down my face my heart broke for Harrison he just wanted to love Katelyn and her girls.
The chemistry was sexy hot for this couple, the whole motorcycle scene was awesome!
The POV flipped from Katelyn to Harrison which was great you both sides to the story and feeling this way.
This book leaves you feel warm and snuggly inside, It makes you smile, cry. The ending is lovely, it is just perfection to read, i thought i loved Liam but this book just knocked him out of the ball park Harrison blew me away the relationships with the people around him is just Exceptional.
This book is simply brilliant and would recommend it to everyone, truly a feel good book.