Heidi McLaughlin

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Cover des Buches Blind Reality (ISBN: 9780990678878)

Blind Reality

Erschienen am 18.01.2016
Cover des Buches The Reeducation of Savannah McGuire (ISBN: 9780990678830)

The Reeducation of Savannah McGuire

Erschienen am 18.07.2015
Cover des Buches Lost in You (ISBN: B00CNXR4GK)

Lost in You

Erschienen am 05.05.2013

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Cover des Buches Blind Reality (ISBN: 9780990678878)
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Rezension zu "Blind Reality" von Heidi McLaughlin

Blind Reality #1.
Lonechastesoulvor 3 Jahren

“Kiss me like you mean it. Kiss me like I’m the only one in the world that makes you smile. Kiss me like I’m the one you want to spend the rest of your life with.”

Did you ever watch a reality TV show like The Bachelor and wonder what the participants were thinking? Is it all a show for the cameras or are real feelings involved? Welcome to the Married Blind show, where a couple agrees to say “I do” and stays married in order to win a large cash prize. Joshua Wilson, a Oscar nominated actor and Joey Mitchell, an ex-bride who caught her fiance cheating with her best friend, enter a marriage reality show for different reason other than finding soulmate.

I didn’t connect to the characters, the prologue was great and pulled me in but it fell off after that. Too much time in their heads and not enough actually relationship building between the couple or even building depth to them. Too much telling of what was happening. I was struggling to care or connect with them and tempted to DNF but I wanted this to work, the story line is something I so wanted to work but it didn’t get much better. But unfortunally it didn't and the ending made everything worse.

There is nothing I hate more in the world of books than an ending like that. Especially in a romance it feels like a total cop-out to end the book without ending the narrative of that particular story.  Joey and Josh felt very clearly in limbo at the end of the book, and that made my whole experience feel cheap.

I read romance because I want to get swept up in a great love story. I don't want to get to the end and feel like there should be more to the story and I did here.

Very disappointing because I was very much looking forward to this book.

I so wanted to love this one, the blurb grabbed me and I couldn’t wait to read! This one did not live up to its promise. Will I be reading the next one to find out what happens? No, because honestly at this stage I don’t care what happens to the people in this book!


"He's taken my girl, my son, my dog and my house and if he thinks that I'm going to walk away gracefully, he's got another thing coming."

Choose me is the continuation of Here with Me, this book picks up right where the last one left off, but this time in the POV of two brothers – Evan and Nate – who are both in love with the same woman.
I read the first book and it was an OK read for me. Nothing mind-blowing but we were sort of left in limbo and I wanted to find out who got their HEA.

In Here with Me, Ryley is stuck between two brothers. Evan (her first love and the father of her child) and Nate (her best friend). The pain is fresh as the decisions must be made. Everyone is in limbo. It is as if they are caught between free falling and drowning at the same time.

In addition to wondering who Ryley is going to end up with, we want to know how this happened! Was it the Navy? Was it some crazy conspiracy? Whatever the cause the effect is destruction.

As Here With Me focused on the conflict, Choose Me focuses on the relationships of the characters.

Identical twin brothers in love with the same girl. Truly my heart was breaking for them both. Evan clearly deserves to be with Ryley. Nate clearly feels a comfortable pull to Ryley and EJ. These two brothers that were once best friends are broken.

I really wanted to love this book but it fell flat at times for me. If a few things were changed ..... I would have thoroughly enjoyed this book.
I’m disappointed with my feelings about this duet. I so wanted to love it, and have been looking forward to reading it for a long time. Sadly, there was just too much that didn’t work for me.

But overall I'm happy my team got his well deserved happily ever after.

Cover des Buches Here with Me (The Archer Brothers) (Volume 1) by Heidi McLaughlin (2014-10-06) (ISBN: B01FIZHB30)
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Rezension zu "Here with Me (The Archer Brothers) (Volume 1) by Heidi McLaughlin (2014-10-06)" von Heidi McLaughlin

The Archer Brothers #1.
Lonechastesoulvor 4 Jahren

“I’m here because six years ago I lost the love of my life but now he’s back from the dead, and in a few weeks I’m set to marry my best friend. His brother.”

Here With Me is the first book in the Archer Brothers series and not a standalone. The story is not concluded and will continue on in book 2 Choose Me. 

Ryley and Evan are it for each other. They have that soul mate love and had a life planned out but one military operation changes everything for them. With Evan presumably dead, Ryley painstakingly moves on with her life and though it was unexpected, she gradually fell in love with Nate, her best friend and Evan’s twin.

This is where the intriguing military aspect kicks in. Evan thought it’d be a quick, simple operation but as days, months, and eventually years pass by he’s given no leeway to return home even though he and the rest of his team accomplished the goal. On top of that, families and friends are told that they all died just months after they leave so their return 6 years later is met with confusion, denial, and bitterness.

Here with Me is both heartbreaking and beautiful. The stage is set for lives to be changed forever. The scenario these characters were placed in challenges what we think is right and wrong. It questions commitment in times of war and peace. What is more important- loyalty or love? Here with Me is set in the present time but the past is revealed piece by piece as the story progresses.

This book was intense. Heartbreaking and full of emotional distress. There are so many feels in this read. Of course you have a feeling at the direction the story is going to go. You just don't know when it will happen. How will it happen? Who did this to them? I can't even imagine being in this situation. Here with Me is a fast-paced, romantic suspense.  I'm looking forward getting some answers and finding out who will get the girl. If you are looking for the answers you won't find them in this first book. This story does indeed end with a cliffhanger with everything left wide open going forward.


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