My Unexpected Forever

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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http://actinupwithbooks.blogspot.com/2013/08/my-unexpected-forever-by-heidi.html - Joli Wade
My Unexpected Forever is one of those books that you must have uninterrupted reading time from start until finish. You won't realize the world going on around you until someone tries to get your attention and talk to you. Then you will look at them with daggers in your eyes (ok, not really, but yes, really) because, how dare they break your trance of reading. And all you can say is PIVOTAL MOMENT, and they know not to interrupt you again.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780989373838
  • Publisher: Heidi McLaughlin
  • Publication date: 1/3/2014
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Heidi is the author of USA Today, Kobo, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling novel, Forever My Girl

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.
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  • Posted September 9, 2013

    So back in January, I fell in love with a little book called For

    So back in January, I fell in love with a little book called Forever My Girl. Josie and Liam stole my heart and ran away with it like no other. I didn’t think any future books from Heidi could top it. Then came the second book in the Beaumont series, My Unexpected Forever. With this book comes the introduction of Harrison and Quinn. Let me warn you from the get go ladies, hold on to your ovaries! 

    ~ I don’t want her to know she has me by the balls and can string me along like a puppet.

    We pick up a few months from where Forever My Girl left off. Katelyn has become the band’s manager, and they, along with all the kids, are preparing to go on tour together. Elle and Peyton, Katelyn’s daughters, are still reeling from the death of their father Mason. Ellie clings to Harrison, and Peyton wants nothing to do with anyone. I am telling you, watching children grieve will just shatter your heart. In the midst of all this, Katelyn is playing a cat and mouse game with Harrison. She likes him, but doesn’t want to give in to her feelings because she believes she can only ever love her husband.  In the meantime, Harrison (im)patiently waits.

    ~ I’d pass out if I were allowed to see it. I’d die if I were allowed to touch it.

    Harrison is the drummer of the band, but I really think he missed his calling as a poet. The things that come out of this man’s mouth, or rather he states internally, will leave you in a puddle of swoon. There is such a sweet side to this man, and we haven’t even gotten into his role as a father! What you may not know, besides being a phenomenal drummer, and a man with a heart of gold, is that Harrison is a single father. He was blindsided with this role, but from the beginning has handled it like a pro. He and his son Quinn have a relationship that would make anyone jealous. Quinn is wise beyond his seven years, and handles situations better than most adults. They are more than father and son, they are best friends. 

    ~ I could live a day without water if I was granted the permission to just stare at her.

    From the start of the book, we know how Harrison feels about Katelyn. What we don’t know is how or even if, anything will progress between them. Katelyn is so hesitant, so concerned with what everyone will think about her moving on. At the same time, she feels as if she is cheating on her deceased husband. He is all she has ever known, all she ever wanted. In an instant, without warning, he was ripped away from her, leaving Katelyn to raise two small children alone. She doesn’t know how to reconcile that her husband, the love of her life, her protector and best friend, is no longer in her life. To compound on all this, Peyton was a total daddy’s girl and has completely pulled away from everyone. 

    ~ I think your tattoos tell a story, maybe she should learn to read.  I lean back and study my son. You’re right, maybe we can teach her.

    The conversations between Harrison and each of the kids are my favorite parts of the book. He speaks to them as equals and not just as children. The love he showers unconditional on Elle and Peyton will set your heart on fire. There are so many different facets to Harrison, and with each layer uncovered you fall in love with the man more and more. So much so that even though you sympathize with what Katelyn is dealing with, you just want to slap her upside the head!

    ~ Because I want you to see me for who I am on the inside and not the out. It’s my security.

    What I love about this series is that there is no unnecessary drama. There is nothing farfetched, and these are all real life situations, dealt with like most people do. Death, love, career, raising kids alone, blended families, life after tragedy. These are all issues that everyone, at some point in their life, deals with in one way or another. Heidi approaches these with a realism and truth that allows you to believe you are there in the story with them all. It is not hard to envision yourself living in Beaumont, and I would love to take up residence there. 

    ~ Her body is the one drumbeat I can’t master, but I’ll never give up trying.

    To tell you how everything ends would be a major disservice to you the reader, as well as those of us who have already been on the journey with Harrison and Katelyn.  I will say that this book is full of love, forgiveness, growth, friendship, and most importantly, family. Trust me, you will WANT to take this journey with Harrison and Katelyn. He is a not a man you will soon forget! I would highly recommend this series to everyone, and am so pleased to know that there are more books coming. Each book in the series is a continuation of the prior one, and should be read in order, but the main characters’ story wraps up at the end of them. I am waiting on baited breath for the next book, and this will surely be a series I return to in the future to read again.

    7 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 4, 2013

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    First off I LOVE Harrison James!!!!! From the beginning I fell

    First off I LOVE Harrison James!!!!!

    From the beginning I fell in love with him with how he loves Katelyn as well as his interactions with her daughters.

    But the way he loves his son. Gah! It is so beautiful.

    Now for Katelyn I wanted to kick her white ass for being so stubborn and a complete idiot.

    Thank goodness Harrison's love was strong enough that I could get my HEA.

    Harrison so makes this book as well as Peyton, Elle and Quinn.

    Such a sweet series so far. I love them.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2013

    LOVE LOVE LOVE

    If you loved Forever My Girl you will love this book more. My Unexpected Forever is about Katelyn and Harrison, Katelyn is still healing from the loss of her husband and father of her children. Harrison comes into her life and turns it upside down because she does not know how to deal with her feeling so soon. Harrison is a sweetheart, I instantly fell in love! I could not put this book down and read in one day!
    I smiled throughout this story (my husband thought I was crazy)!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    Excellent Book.  I Forever My Girl was a great book but I loved

    Excellent Book.  I Forever My Girl was a great book but I loved this one more than the first.  Liam in the first book sounded fantastic but Harrison shows more depth of character.  I don't believe in spoilers but the relationship that builds between Harrison and Katelyn is happy, sad, frustrating, sensual, and  down right devastating at times.  It just made me want to hug Harrison and tell him everything will be ok.  As far as the ink - sexy as hell.  Give this book a try but don't plan on being able to put it down.  Happy Reading!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    LOVE!!

    Katelyn lost her husband he was her best friend and soul mate. She doesn’t know how to go on without him but she has too for her twin girls. Harrison is Liam’s friend and band member and falls in love with her the first time he sees her. But he knows what she has gone through and decides he can wait till she’s ready. You really just fall in love with Harrison; he is a single father and just an all-around great person. Katelyn is torn because even though her husband has been gone for almost a year she doesn’t think it’s right that she dates yet and she especially doesn’t want to date Harrison who is in a band and covered in tattoos. I honestly got a little aggravated with Katelyn sending Harrison mixed messages but then I kept thinking of all that she has gone through and what it would be like to be in her shoes. I guess you would never know how you would act unless it has happened to you. I absolutely LOVED all the kids in this book and the way Harrison was with her twins made me fall in love with him. They had lots of ups and downs in the book but in the end it doesn’t disappoint.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    Must read best book I've read this month

    Story of a love lost and found again. This author has a great talent. I loved Josie and Liams story but I absolutely fell in love with Harrison and Katelyns story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    Great read

    I could not put this book down!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2014

    I read this story as part of anthology "Silk" and have

    I read this story as part of anthology "Silk" and have fallin in love. Harrison is one sexy Drummer.. I have a soft spot for drummers ;).
    I must say I haven't read the other books in the Beaumont Series YET but I will.
    Kayelyn lost her husband suddenly and is try to but the pieces of her life back together as a single mom with twin girls, Elle & Peyton. Harrison move from LA to Beaumont with his son Quinn to be closer to the band and falls head over heal for Katelyn. He knows she needs room and time to mourn but his patience is wearing thin.
    Katelyn is torn with her feelings of love for her husband that died and the fire that Harrison causes her to feel. She is hot and cold towards him - finally giving into her attraction.
    Needless to say there are bumps in the road to love and they have there share.
    They do get there HEA .. This book made me laugh, cry and root for Harrison like you would not believe.. That man has the moves.. the romantic words that make you melt. . he is the complete Package..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2014

    Nina

    She moans against his mouth. "Yeah baby" next result

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  • Posted July 4, 2014

    I loved seeing Liam and Josie from Forever My Girl again. I appr

    I loved seeing Liam and Josie from Forever My Girl again. I appreciate a book/series that lets you get to know multiple characters versus focusing on a couple with some side characters. I felt emotions from every character. The good, the bad and the ugly.
    I just LOVE Harrison. He feels an instant connection with Katelyn and will do anything to get her to love him, but this isn't an ordinary love triangle when you are competing with a ghost. He had his work cut out for him. These tattooed bad boys always work their way in to my heart, but Harrison did it effortlessly. He made me want to reach through the pages, wipes his tears and give him a big hug. Great love story.

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  • Posted July 3, 2014

    My Unexpected Forever is a beautiful and emotional story of heal

    My Unexpected Forever is a beautiful and emotional story of healing, second chances, moving on, learning to love, and family. Heidi McLaughlin makes you feel every emotion that the characters are going through. Will be definitely reading the rest of the books in this series.

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  • Posted July 1, 2014

    I LOVED this book. I cried, laughed, and could not put the book

    I LOVED this book. I cried, laughed, and could not put the book down. Absolutely wonderful! Can't wait till there are other books in the Beaumont series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2014

    5 stars

    Loved it. Loved Harrison James!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2014

    loved it

    Harrison <3 <3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    I enjoyed this book so much more than the first one. Great stor

    I enjoyed this book so much more than the first one. Great story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2014

    This was such a touching story and right up there with Forever M

    This was such a touching story and right up there with Forever My Girl!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    Sweet story

    A story that young adults with blended families will enjoy. Not recommended for teens or younger. The story was sweet and enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2014

    Great Book!

    Wow... I simply cannot put these books down... I loved loved loved the ending! A must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    Highly Recommend

    This was a great book. It was my favorite of the three books I have read in the series.
    It's a wonderful read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    Another awesome one!!!

    Enjoyed ALOT!!! This is a favorite author & cannot wait to read the next one. Thank you!

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