Review – HERE WITH ME by Heidi McLaughlin

Review – HERE WITH ME by Heidi McLaughlinHere With Me by Heidi McLaughlin
Series: The Archer Brothers #1
on October 23, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Ryley Clarke has grown up with the military in her blood, with both parents serving their country. Ryley knows the risks of being married to the military. But when the unthinkable happens, and her future husband is killed in action, Ryley can barely survive... until Evan's twin brother, Nate, helps her pick up the pieces.

After serving on a special mission with the military for six years, Evan Archer returns home to find the unthinkable - the love of his life, Ryley Clarke - engaged to his brother, Nate. With Nate on deployment, Evan needs to figure out what happened in his absence, and more importantly, how to win Ryley back from the man he once considered his best friend, but now thinks of as his rival.

my thoughts

Wow! Just wow! My stomach is in knots after finishing this incredibly emotional, haunting, and gut-wrenching book! NOW, I know what all the fuss is about. Just incredible! I had to wait a while before writing this review, because finishing HERE WITH ME by Heidi McLaughlin put my head in a tailspin. I needed to process, re-group, try to get my thoughts in order before I even attempted this review. And I think no matter what I say, I can’t do this book justice. I just can’t! If you only read one book this year, HERE WITH ME has to be it!

Every once in a while, a book comes out and after finishing it there are no words to describe what your mind went through during the process. You don’t just read HERE WITH ME, you experience it. You live it, breathe it, and consume it with all of your heart and soul.     Your emotions will be on HIGH ALERT throughout this entire book. Angst-ridden, emotionally draining, beautiful, and heartbreaking all at once, you can’t find a better escape from reality than this book right here! I guarantee you, that no matter what you think will happen, or what you know has to happen, you will NOT be prepared for the conclusion of this book.

With alternating points of views, you get each side of the story like you are right there in the room with these characters. The various emotions that each character expresses, YOU will feel them right alongside them, yearning to reach out and comfort each one like they are a part of your family. HERE WITH ME is a gripping story about devastation and loss. It’s a story of strength and the power of love. It’s a story of trying to move on when you feel like you have nothing left to live for, and the people who are in our lives that bring us back from utter despair. It’s a love story, but not a typical love story. It’s incredibly unique and the writing will grab you from the very beginning.

HERE WITH ME does end in a cliffhanger; A cliffhanger that you WILL NOT be prepared for. Your heart will be broken and mended so many times you will lose track. It will end with so many questions, and you will not know where your allegiance will lie. You think you know, but until you’ve read the story, you may be surprised at where your heart will take you with this story. With brilliant writing like this, I CANNOT wait to see where Ms. McLaughlin takes us next on this incredible journey.


About Heidi McLaughlin

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 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, is currently in production to be a major motion picture.

NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author

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