My Unexpected Love

My Unexpected Love

by Heidi McLaughlin

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My Unexpected Love by Heidi McLaughlin

Ben Miller met the love of his life the day he crossed paths with Elle James in their high school cafeteria. New to Beaumont, he took a chance when he approached her. Their first encounter was everything his mother ever read to him about fairy tales. He saw the girl who would be his forever.

From the moment Elle James met Ben Miller they've been best friends. Everything they did, they did it together, from late night study sessions, family vacations, throwing bottles off the water tower, going to prom and finally moving to California for college.

However, after the almost tragic accident where she nearly lost her twin sister, Elle's life hasn't been the same, and neither has her relationship with Ben.

One fateful decision changes the scope of Ben and Elle's relationship. For one, it means a new beginning. For the other, it means change.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940159148711
Publisher: Books by Heidi McLaughlin LTD
Publication date: 04/12/2018
Series: The Beaumont Series: Next Generation , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 5,725
File size: 531 KB

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My Unexpected Love 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Good read as always. I hope Quinn's book is next :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Disappointing... I thought the novel would have a better glance at the development of their bond and friendship. Unfortunately, l had different expectations than the author. Peyton is a spoiled brat who family allow this behavior to go on for far too long
Hershey07 More than 1 year ago
~4.5 Stars~ Heidi McLaughlin was one of the very first Indie writers I read, and My Unexpected Love is exactly why she still remains one of my favorite writers. Her books are always heart melting and filled with so much emotion. I remember Elle and her twin sister, Peyton, when they were just kids. I adored them like everyone else did. Now, both are on the cusp of becoming adults. I have to be honest and say I had mixed feelings about Elle. I knew she had been through a lot recently, but I found her to be selfish, especially where her best friend, Ben, was concerned. He has been such a support for her and her family, always rearranging his life to be there for her. She took him for granted, never seeing what was right in front of her. Finally, when Ben has had enough of his heart being broken by her, he leaves. When he pulls away, she is finally forced to take a hard look at herself. She doesn’t like who she sees. It is at this point, that I started respecting and liking her. I realized she wasn’t always this way, but it was what she became after dealing with pain and fear at that bottom of a bottle instead of leaning on her family and friends. Finally, with the help of her family and her own strength she is beginning to crawl out of her pit of despair. It isn’t easy, and McLaughlin illustrates her struggle. I admired Elle’s determination in finding Ben, asking for his forgiveness, and telling him how she really feels about him. Ben is a girl’s dream…handsome, sexy, intelligent, loyal, and sweet. His devotion to Elle was incredible. I wanted them to be together, but I respected him even more when he made that break from her. He deserved happiness, and he deserved someone who would love and appreciate him. It took guts for him to leave everything and everyone he knew and loved and go someplace where he knew no one to pursue his dreams. He tried to forget Elle, but she owned his heart. His ability to forgive her was amazing…thankfully!!!! This was a fantastic friends to lovers romance. I thought the pacing was spot on. The line that Ben and Elle crossed threatened their friendship and any hope for more, so it wasn’t going to be a quick or perfect fix. Elle had to fix some of her own issues before she could even think of a relationship with Ben. That was going to take some time. What I love about McLaughlin, there is always something more than just a romance. In this book, it was about growing up and becoming adults, which is never easy. As always, her theme of family and friendship is weaved throughout every page. My Unexpected Love was another winner from Heidi McLaughlin. Hopefully, we’ll get Quinn’s book soon! ***Read and Reviewed for Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews***
Blamjam More than 1 year ago
Elle is stuck in an endless circle of partying. Elle feels like everyone thinks her twin is the perfect one and she is having a hard time living up to that. This has her spiraling into depression. She is so wrapped up in her own thoughts that she does not see there is a man right in front of her that thinks she is the perfect one...in every way. "It's funny how the most important part of your life is standing right in front of you...you just have to turn around." Ben is the perfect addition to the Beaumont clan. He is sweet, kind and loving. This group has and will always hold a special place in my heart. The dynamic of their family is unique and I don't think I will ever get enough of them. Some could read this as a standalone, but to truly appreciate everything and everyone you really need to devour all of Beaumont.