Review of Fighting for Our Forever

Title: Fighting For Our Forever (Beaumont: Next Generation #4)
Author: Heidi McLaughlin
Genre:Contemporary/ Second Chance Romance
Cover Models: Blake Sevani & Madison Rae

Release Date: April 30, 2019
Cover Designer: Okay Creations
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

The members of Sinful Distraction are living their best life as they travel around the country on the heels of 4225 West’s sold-out tour. Unfortunately for drummer, Ajay Ballard, that means a stop at the county jail after he’s arrested for an outstanding warrant – one he didn’t even know about. With an overzealous judge, Ajay’s forced to hang out in his hometown longer than anticipated.

While the town folk aren’t exactly rolling out the red carpet for him, Quinn, Elle and the rest of Sinful Distraction are warmly welcomed into the fold.

Some never get over their first love while some just can’t erase the memories. Jameson Foster falls somewhere in the middle. She’s done her best to let the past stay in the past…until she’s forced to save the one man who ruined her.


SASCHA DARLINGTON’S REVIEW

I enjoyed Fighting for Our Forever by Heidi McLaughlin for the most part. As a second-chance love trope, it maintained my interest and the characters, especially Ajay as a non-egotistical rock star, and Evelyn as Jameson’s daughter, were particularly good. I also have to admit that I loved Logan, Jameson’s boyfriend, an upstanding Marine who gets shipped out and who Evelyn adores. I am on the fence regarding Jamie.

This is just the pleasant kind of romance that you can see yourself reading at the beach, with just the right amount of drama and fun. The setting was nice, being the coast of NC, one of my favorites.

I was all set to give it four stars when, three-quarters of the way through, when it seems as if everything has been decided and that the book should be winding down, it continued and a bad thing happened: I grew bored and a little frustrated.  While I would love to say that the grand gesture at the end made up for it all, it almost came close, but not quite. Pacing matters, at least to me.

Because I hadn’t read the previous novels in the serious, I also encountered the 20-name syndrome in which all characters from the previous novels show up and I should care, but I don’t and then I stop paying attention to the names or trying to figure out who is who or what or why, especially when there are names that are unisex and I mix them up and throw my hands into the air and have a completely “why bother” moment.

Fighting for Our Forever is definitely for fans of the series and other romance readers who don’t mind popping up in the middle of a series. Admittedly, my feelings would probably shift if I had read the other novels in the series, so if you want to read this one, you might consider reading the others first.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.


rating:

3-and-half
3 butterflies and a ladybug out of 5 butterflies

Heidi McLaughlin is a New York Times 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 and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.
When she’s isn’t writing one of the many stories planned for release, you’ll find her sitting court-side during either daughter’s 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 Roth, in theaters January 19, 2018.
To stay connected with Heidi visit www.facebook.com/authorheidimclaughlin or heidimclaughlin.com

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