Title: Holding Onto Forever
Series: The Beaumont Series – Next Generation #1
Author: Heidi McLaughlin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
“Heidi McLaughlin delivers a breathtaking addition to the Beaumont series. Holding Onto Forever is everything you want it to be and so much more. I fell in love all over again.” USA Today Bestselling Author, K.L. Grayson
“Holding Onto Forever is emotional, riveting, and completely captivating. Noah Westbury will steal your heart and never give it back.” NYT Bestselling Author, S Moose
“A rollercoaster of emotions. McLaughlin takes you on a journey of two hearts that are destined to be together.” NYT Bestselling Author, Kaylee Ryan
The road for Noah Westbury has been carved out for him, long before he knew who his father was. Making sure he worked hard to deserve the opportunities provided to him, Noah is exactly where he dreamed of being – starting QB for Portland Pioneers. Together with a Victoria Secret’s model girlfriend by his side, life couldn’t get much better. Except for the fact that standing in his path is Peyton Powell-James, his life-long friend and the one woman he can never have.
Peyton Powell-James always knew her future would be in football and dreams of having a successful sports journalism career once she graduates college. After being given an assignment to cover a professional game from the sidelines, Peyton believes that everything is going to plan, until one fateful night changes her life.
Harsh reality sets in for Noah and Peyton. One could lose everything, while the other one struggles to keep the families together.
I died. I’m dead. I’m deceased. Holy crap. What just happened?!
I was so desperate to read this book after reading Forever Our Boys (go read my review!) that I immediately picked up this book and OH MY GOODNESS. I knew it was going to be a roller coaster of emotions but I absolutely did not expect to be crying during the first fifty percent of the book.
Noah and Peyton have known each other since childhood. They’ve grown up together. Now Noah is a successful quarterback and Peyton is about to graduate from college and their friendship couldn’t be stronger. Although they both feel more than a platonic love towards each other, they’ve never told/shown their true feelings. And after a tragic incident, they might not have a chance to ever tell each other how they really feel.
I loved Noah and Peyton’s connection. The story is told alternating their point of views and oh my, you all are going to swoon so hard while reading Noah’s POV. Their friendship/relationship might cause a bit of frustration at times since they’re are always hiding their feelings but it doesn’t make the story any less incredible.
I’m not used to a book starting off so intense unless it’s a sequel but I got to say that it was refreshing. I couldn’t stop reading for the life of me. I don’t want to give anything away in case y’all want to give this book a try but I was thrown emotion after emotion and before I knew it, my eyes were tearing up… I mean, sweating.
The appearance of characters from the Beaumont series added an extra level of emotion so I recommend you read that series before reading this book to get the full experience. But if you can’t wait another second to read this book then don’t worry, it can be read as a stand-alone.
Holding Onto Forever is an emotional yet sweet read that you can’t not pick up. Who doesn’t love a good friends-to-lovers romance with a whole lot of emotion to cuddle with during this fall time? Go add it to your TBR now! Or better yet, go read it now!
Kyle Zimmerman, one of the top-rated quarterbacks in the league, and Chicago’s most eligible bachelor is holding my hand as he guides me to his car. The schoolgirl in me is trying not to let his presence affect me, at least not on the outside. On the inside, though, I’m all a ball of nerves mixed with excitement. Who would’ve thought a simple assignment would turn into a date? Not me. Not in a million years, but here I am, being helped into his car and anxiously waiting for him to get behind the steering wheel.
And once he does, the sweet scent of his cologne fills the small space. I find myself leaning a bit closer to him so I can inhale deeply without looking like a creeper. Kyle smiles. It’s an ear-to-ear grin with a slight chuckle. I’ve been caught, but he doesn’t seem to care. He leans forward, pulling himself away from me. It’s probably best. We’ve just met and if he kissed me now, I don’t know what I would do.
“Tell me about yourself, Peyton.”
“I’m majoring in broadcast journalism. I love football. I’m a twin.”
“Is your twin as pretty as you?”
“Prettier,” I tell him.
“Impossible,” he replies, never breaking eye contact with me. “What do you know about me?”
“Everything, yet nothing. Your rookie year, you sat on the bench but started your second year. You threw sixteen touchdowns, eleven interceptions and accumulated 3,440 yards. Your completion rate was fifty-eight percent. This year, you’re pushing seventy percent and in line to win the league MVP. You’ve thrown for almost 4,500 yards, twenty-five touchdowns and four interceptions.”
Kyle’s eyes widen as his mouth drops open. “Wow, you had to go and bring up my first year, huh?”
I shrug. “You asked, but …”
Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.
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, will be in theaters on October 27, 2017, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe.