Chasing My Forever

Chasing My Forever

by Heidi McLaughlin

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Overview

Music is his passion. It's in his blood. Yet, Quinn James isn't sure if stardom is right for him. His family wants him to join a band, and follow in his father's footsteps but fear holds him back. He can't explain it, and when he tries, no one understands what he's afraid of or why he's content playing coffee shop gigs where no one knows him.

Eleanora Boone wants to live her life, not the one her very southern parents planned for her, which is why she chose a college thousands of miles away. Now she's faced with returning home or doing something that would defy her family. When an opportunity to visit Los Angeles falls in her lap, she uses it to become someone different.

California is everything Eleanora thought it would be, and even more so when she meets Quinn, the shy, reserved and brooding musician who's the complete opposite of the guys she's used to back home.

For the first time, Quinn's smitten. The new, mysterious waitress has him wrapped around her finger, and he finds that he is finally able to open up and trust someone outside of his family circle.

But living a different life comes with its risks, and for Eleanora, that risk is a secret that has the power to destroy both of them.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161646595
Publisher: Books by Heidi McLaughlin LTD
Publication date: 10/09/2018
Series: The Beaumont Series: Next Generation , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 24,146
File size: 630 KB

About the Author

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, including the acclaimed Forever My Girl.

When writing isn’t occupying her time, you can find her sitting courtside at either of her daughters’ basketball games.

Heidi’s first novel, Forever My Girl, has been adapted into a motion picture with LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe, and opened in theaters on January 19, 2018.

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Chasing My Forever 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all the books about in this series. Have read Forever My Girl and every book in this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great entry in the world of Beaumont!!
S_Lewis_TMLA More than 1 year ago
This book was sometime from another world....I say that knowing it is taking us to a world away from everyday life, but this book was just something else all together. I loved it. I loved Quinn and everything to do with him. The emotions you could feel coming from the pages of this book is something I simply can not put into words. Eleanora, just could not be more perfect for Quinn in every way possible! Bring on the next book!
DavaDora More than 1 year ago
Chasing My Forever is part of the Beaumont series, starring the next generation of kids, from the books featuring members of a rock band. While it’s a Standalone, this is the third book and could have spoilers if you haven’t read the previous books, so it’s best to read them in order. This is Quinn’s story, told in dual POV, and it’s a sweet romance with just a little bit of angst mixed in. “Memories are in the mind and heart.” Eleanora Boone had her destiny written in stone; or at least on the foundation of the historical plantation, in South Carolina, that’s been in her family since the late seventeen hundreds. She’s supposed to marry her high school boyfriend, Roybert Aldridge, someone her parents, and his, more of less decided was a given years ago. The same Roy who’d cheated on her before Eleanora left for college and she was sure had continued to cheat on her these last four years. Her one act of rebellion had been picking a university in Idaho to go to school, ensuring her parents wouldn’t visit often. Now that Eleanora graduated, she feels the noose around her neck and doesn’t know what to do about it. Kellie, her college friend, invites her to stay in LA with her, rent free, so she can figure out what she wants to do. “My family has deep southern roots. They’re like weeds, they never go away.” With a VW Beetle as a graduation gift, she convinces her parents she and her friend will drive home, while sightseeing along the way. Instead she heads west, towards Los Angeles, to try a little bit of Girl Gone Free before doing what’s expected of her. Nola decides to change her name, on the spur of the moment, and to end things with Roy, after finding a job at a coffee shop, and meeting Quinn. “Quinn’s an old soul, he’s shy and prefers watching life from the outside.” Quinn James is the son of a famous rocker and inherited his talents from him. He never sought out the limelight, something everyone expects of him, preferring to sing at open mic night at a local coffee shop. Quinn fears that someone from his past will reach out to him, someone he has no desire of ever seeing, and he has enough anxiety in his life as it is. When Quinn sees a new waitress at the coffee shop, he’s intrigued, surprising even himself. While others think he’s a little arrogant and standoffish, he’s really a shy person who’s never had a girlfriend before. After meeting Nola, Quinn thinks he’s found someone he could let into his life. When the opportunity to join a rock band his sister is managing comes up, he decides to take a leap of faith and join. And soon, the past comes back to haunt him, just as he feared. And it looks like it was invited by Nola, something he sees as a betrayal and can’t forgive. “Don’t be me. Don’t give up on the one you love because you’re blinded by what surrounds you.” I had a love/hate relationship with Nola, wanting to slap her a few times to see if she would grow a backbone and yell at her that lies, no matter how small, are bad. This good Southern belle was expected to come home after finishing college and marry Roy, and couldn’t say no to her parents. Nola never tells Quinn what her real name is or a few other things that would be spoilers. When she comes clean to her parents, they ground her! How can a twenty-two year old woman be grounded? Is it possible? Luckily for us, a good author knows just how to turn things around, Nola does eventually grow a backbone with with southern charm thrown in.
BBBGirlsBlog More than 1 year ago
This is really painful for me to give this book 3 stars. I’ve loved this series so far and the original Beaumont series. I was so excited about Quinn’s story because he was always the enigma when it came to the kids. But this book didn’t grab my attention the way the others have. I just didn’t feel the connection between him and Eleanora, something that Heidi McLaughlin usually excels in. That being said I did enjoy reading about Quinn and of course all the other characters that I know and love from the previous books. I also look forward to seeing if there will be more Beaumont books! Reviewed by: Alexis B.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
4.25 stars--CHASING MY FOREVER is the third instalment in Heidi McLaughlin’s contemporary, new adult THE BEAUMONTS: NEXT GENERATION romance series-a spin-off from the author’s Beaumont Series. This is musician Quinn James, and twenty-two year old, university graduate/waitress Eleanora Boone’s (aka Nola) story line. CHASING MY FOREVER can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary. NOTE: If you have not read the original series, there may be some spoilers in my review. Told from dual first person perspectives (Eleanora and Quinn) CHASING MY FOREVER follows the ‘quiet and reserved’ Quinn James’ whose past is haunted by rejection and issues of trust. Abandoned as a newborn by a drug-addicted mother, Quinn was raised by his father Harrison, and adopted by Katelyn James but Quinn continues to struggles for a direction in life. A gifted musician whose talent is on the rise, what Quinn fears the most is what keeps our hero hiding in the shadows, playing coffee shops for tip money without moving forward. Enter waitress and recent college graduate Eleanora ‘Nola’ Boone, and the woman with whom Quinn will fall in love. What ensues is the slow building romance between Quinn and Eleanora, and the fall-out as Quinn is blindsided when he discovers Eleanora has been lying, keeping secrets of her own. Eleanora Boone’s entire future has been planned but our heroine refuses to settle down until she experiences life and everything it has to offer. A cross –country journey with her college roommate Kellie finds Eleanora in California where she will meet the man with whom she will fall in love. Raised by a strict South Carolina family, Eleanora isn’t willing to sacrifice her own happiness for a business deal but Eleanora had no idea the dirt she is about to disturb when she meets the shy and reclusive Quinn James, a man whose deepest secrets and past are about to be revealed. Quinn James remains in the shadows unable to pursue the music he loves –only his mother Katelyn is aware of the fear holding him back. Pressure from his sister Elle, to take a chance on his career, backfires when fame and notoriety bring forth the monsters he has been trying to avoid. The relationship between Quinn and Eleanora is one of immediate attraction but Quinn struggles to overcome his awkward shyness and issues of trust. Eleanora’s previous relationship is spiralling out of control but a spiral that is slowly taking our heroine along for the ride. The $ex scenes are mostly implied and fade to black. There is a large ensemble cast of colorful and familiar secondary and supporting characters including Quinn’s best friend Noah Westbury, and his sister Peyton Powell-James; sister Elle and her boyfriend Ben; Harrison and Katelyn James, as well as several members of the Powell-James- Westbury families and the rock band 4225 West. We are introduced to Eleanora’s brother Rhett, her parents Annamae and Willard Boone, and college friends and roommates: Sofia and Kellie. There may be a story developing between Rhett and Kellie. CHASING MY FOREVER is a story of family, friendship, betrayal and trust. The premise is engaging and heart breaking; the characters are charismatic and stubborn; the romance is passionate and sweet. The tight knit Powell-James- Westbury families are sassy and supportive, and are the backbone and spirit of Heidi McLaughlin’s amazing series.