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.
3.5 Star Review by Ashley
The Beaumont series from Heidi McLaughlin has been one of my favorites for a long time now. So seeing the next generation have their own stories was like an early Christmas present. To be fair, I didn't read the blurb of Holding Onto Forever before starting it so I wasn't quite prepared for the emotional toll Holding Onto Forever took.
Peyton and Noah, best friends for as long as they can remember. Until life and dreams got in the way. But they're never far from each others thoughts, and certainly not out of their hearts. They were both so invested in the others happiness that they sacrificed their own. I loved revisiting their past and seeing them grow up and secretly fall in love with each other. It took a tragedy to make Noah truly realize his feelings and do something about it.
I won't get into the who or the what but there was someone that I didn't like at. All. They stirred up so much trouble for Peyton and Noah that I wasn't sure they would be able to work through it. Holding Onto Forever was emotional overload and my heart almost didn't make it. While I loved seeing some of my favorite characters from the original Beaumont series sprinkled through the pages here, I just know that this new generation is going to give them a run for their money in the angst department.
About the Author
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.