Let me just say “WOW”. Worth the Fall by Claudia Connor was really great and I enjoyed everything about it. This is Connor’s first book in the McKinney Brothers series. While reading Matt and Abby’s story, I really thought this was the second or third book in the series as Matt has a large family and a few of his brothers are already married. Regardless, it reads well as a stand alone and it is easy to keep up with not only all the members of Matt’s family but also all of Abby’s kids.
Yes, you heard me right. This story is about a sexy SEAL who falls for a beautiful mother of four, and yep, she is pregnant with her fifth. Her husband, who sounds like a total loser, died six months prior.
Abby was an amazing heroine. She had been through so much in her life but it is not that over the top craziness that occurs in some books. Abby does understand loss and heartache and she is determined to not let anyone leave her again. Her kids are absolutely amazing. I loved Gracie and Jack. On top of them, she does have an awesome best friend, Angie.
Matt is right up there on the best book boyfriend list. I love how he accepts then embraces his feelings for Abby and what was best was that he didn’t care what anyone thought. Now there was a point around mid 80 percent where I thought I was gonna lose it. He literally upset me and honestly I really didn’t see it coming.
IMO this book is a must read. Though things happen quickly it is not the instalove you see in some stories. The progression of the relationship seemed natural. So if you enjoy stories with realistic characters, and steamy chemistry that invoke not only laughs but some tears as well, then you will love this book.
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About the Book:
Title: Worth the Fall (The McKinney Brothers, #1)
Author: Claudia Connor
Release Date: September 9, 2014
Category: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC received by Publisher via NetGalley
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.