Saturday, 14 April 2018

My Unexpected Love - Heidi McLaughlin - Release Blitz

Title: My Unexpected Love (The Beaumont Series: Next Generation #2) 

Author: Heidi McLaughlin 

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Release Date: April 10, 2018 

Cover Designer:  Sarah Hansen Okay Creations. 

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.


3.5 Stars 

My Unexpected Love is the second title in the Beaumont's Next Generation series, it's a friends to lovers story told in a dual point of view featuring Ben and Elle.  This title is an interconnected standalone, but I highly recommend reading Holding Onto Forever before this title as otherwise there will be spoilers.

I'm a fan of Heidi's work and lover her writing style, so you might wonder why I only rated this title 3.5 stars.  It basically came down to the fact that I really struggled to connect with the heroine Elle. 

On the other hand Ben was such a lovely character to read.  He's kind, loving, loyal, supportive and compassionate and loves Elle in spite of all her short comings. 

Elle has everything going for her, she's popular, has a wonderful family and friends, but when an accident nearly claims the life of her twin, and her behaviours spiral out of control.  Gone is the studious, compassionate, kind hearted twin, in it's place is selfish, self absorbed, and unreliable young woman who is completely oblivious to the feelings of her oldest and dearest friend.  Despite her unattractive character traits, her ability to recognise her wrongs, redeemed her character to me. 

Once again this title has strong themes of family and friendship flowing throughout, much like the previous titles in the series, and I look forward to reading more of the Beaumont's Next Generation. 

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.

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