WORTH THE FALL by Claudia Connor: Review

Posted December 11, 2014 in Reviews / 0 Comments

WORTH THE FALL by Claudia Connor: ReviewWorth the Fall by Claudia Connor
Series: The McKinney Brothers #1
Published by Loveswept
Publication Date: September 9th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 312
Source: Publisher
Format: eARC
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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.

I think the only thing that registered for me on the blurb of this book was ‘Navy SEAL’ and I knew I had to read it. Then I started reading and realized that she had four kids and was pregnant. I got stuck on the mechanics of a relationship with a pregnant mom of four. I mean, realistically speaking, dating as a single parent of one child is challenging enough so how will it work with four and one in the oven? But I hung in there and was rewarded with an emotional and moving story about finding love where you least expect it.

Matt McKinney is on leave recovering from an injury. He is at the beach playing wingman to his cousin when he meets Abby Davis and her kids. Matt comes from a large and boisterous family with his siblings adding to the number constantly. Spending time with Abby and her kids makes him realize that they are everything that he ever wanted.

Abby Davis has learned the hard way not to get attached because she gets left behind all the time – by her parents, foster parents and recently, by her deceased husband. So when she meets the attractive guy on the beach who pitches in to help, she is hesitant to accept his help especially as her kids begin to get too attached to him. But he keeps coming back and slowly she lowers her walls and lets him in.

Abby’s abandonment issues, difficulty in trusting and hunger to be part of a loving family and Matt’s struggle to reconcile his commitment to his team and his promise to his friend with his need to be with Abby and the kinds are at the heart of this sweet love story. I admired Abby because her experiences made her strong, self-reliant and cautious and my heart ached for her for thinking that she was unlovable.

And Matt. There were so many reasons to love him: his sweetness, his big heart, his confidence, his good looks and the way he quickly connected with the kids! I can tell you that his love for Abby’s kids made him a winner in my eyes. The kids were absolutely adorable and watching Matt  form that special bond with them was endearing. Worth the Fall was an absolute delight to read and I look forward to the next book in the series not just for the next brother’ s story but also for glimpses of Matt and Abby and their family.

About Claudia Connor

Claudia Connor attended Auburn University, where she received her undergraduate and masters degrees in early childhood education, and completed her studies in Sawbridgeworth, England. After years of making up stories in her head, she finally decided to try writing them down when a friend told her oh, so kindly, that talking to imaginary people was in fact NOT normal.

Always a lover of happy endings, she enjoys movies, reading, and travel, but spends most of her time these days putting the stories in her head on paper. Claudia lives near Memphis, Tennessee, with her husband and three daughters.


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