WORTH THE FALL
The McKinney Brothers Book One
Genres: #Romance #Military #SingleParent
My Review: 5 *Favorites of 2018
Publication: September 9th 2014
Read: April 27th 2018
Kindle Edition: 312 pages
Series: The McKinney Brothers Book One
POV: First-person dual perspectives
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The McKinney Brothers, Book 1
They meet on a beach. . . . Abby Davis isn’t wearing a skimpy bikini or sipping umbrella drinks, not when she’s busy chasing around four little ones. And Matt McKinney isn’t looking for fun—he’s a Navy SEAL, a grown man with a long list of missions . . . and fallen brothers.
They only have a week. . . . Abby has brought her children to this beach to start over, to give them the enjoyable memories they deserve. Matt’s been sidelined by a combat injury, and haunted by the best friend he lost and the promise he made: to remain a SEAL—focused and dedicated. This leaves no time for what he’s always wanted: a family.
But a week is all it takes. . . . Matt opens her heart while Abby soothes his soul. And though they plan to say good-bye when the week is over, something magical happens on that beach, something neither can forget. Something utterly, completely worth falling for.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is one of those rare times where 5 stars is not enough. As a blogger/reviewer/beta reader, many amazing (and not so amazing) books come my way. The truth is that sometimes I’m reading so much for authors that I am slow to pick off of my Goodreads TBR. Well, I recently found myself with a small window where I could pick off my TBR. I purposely scrolled down with the intention of selecting a book that I shelved a while back. Additionally, I wanted to find an author that I haven’t read yet.
Lucky me! I picked a winner! I could kick my own butt for having this treasure under my nose for so long. And what makes me even happier is that this is a series. Yeah! 🙂
Claudia Connor has quickly moved up my list of favorite reads of 2018. Worth The Fall is easily in my top five favorites. Just wow! This book had everything I love in a perfect read. The way this author weaved this story, I can say with certainty that it is a one of a kind. I’ve read similar tropes of single parent and military many times before. But never this way. This story was magnificent. I want to recommend this book to all of my friends. And I plan to do just that. No one who loves intense romance with all the feels should miss out on this book. Another aspect I love with this author’s storytelling talents is that way she builds to the climax. You just know something is coming. And while this book is angsty, the author gives us enough throughout without spoiling the end. I never guessed. I just happily went along for the ride. And holy, holy, holy…..Matt McKinney is my favorite book boyfriend at the moment. That may change but let me tell you, it will not be easy to knock him of that pedestal.
Now I will try my best here not to spoil anything.
Matt is an active Navy SEAL on leave. He finds himself spending a week at a beach resort. While he started off with his cousin for company, Matt finds himself enjoying the solitude when Rob goes home early. While taking a walk on the beach, Matt meets Abby and her very young four children. Abby is also pregnant with number five. She is there alone. A widow. Abby is guarded and extremely protective of her heart. She will never give anyone the power to break it again. I completely adored this woman.
The relationship build between Abby and Matt is slow and careful. Matt knows he is dealing with a skittish young woman. That said, I never felt frustrated with the pace. As a matter of fact, I wouldn’t have believed their story otherwise. The author has an incredible talent for building tension so high. When Abby and Matt’s moment finally came, I believed every second of it. I was right there with them. The whole dynamic created by this author with Matt, Abby and her children was beautiful.
Their story was perfect. I cried, I laughed and at one time I was angry and heartbroken. Claudia Connor did a remarkable job of putting my shattered heart back together and calming my fears.
The McKinney family was perfectly imperfect. There are more brothers to get books. As a matter of fact I’ve already started reading Stephen’s book. Only 21% in and I know I’m in for another emotional ride.
I absolutely recommend this as a must read! I promise you will not come away from this book unchanged. This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂
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