Friday, November 21, 2014

Review: Worth the Fall (The McKinney Brothers #1) by Claudia Connor

Worth the Fall (The McKinney Brothers #1) by Claudia Connor
Published September 9th 2014 by Loveswept
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 Thoughts
Very unique and heartfelt. Definitely enjoyed this one.

So I was in the mood for a man-in-uniform book, and I asked one of my trusted reading buddies for a recommendation. She mentioned this book Worth the Fall that is about a Navy Seal who is on temporary leave vacationing with his cousin at a beach resort.

While at the beach, he meets this gorgeous girl… dark hair, captivating green eyes, amazing body ~queue the car brakes sound~ back up… did I mention this woman is six months pregnant and is toting around 4 little munchkins of hers? Well I was really curious how this “steamy” romance book with a too-hot-to-handle military man was going to play out, but as I’m often proven wrong, it worked. I enjoyed this romance. Yes, you heard me… it worked.

About the story...
Abby grew up in a foster home after losing her parents at the young age of five. She was carted from home to home and after leaving the system, she marries a man that shows her no more love than the umpteen couples that fostered her care. When she loses her husband and finds herself pregnant with their fifth child, she is determined to rally on and make a great life for her kids.

Matt made a promise to one of his fallen teammates that he would serve his country and never leave the navy. When this promise suddenly conflicts with what he truly wants out of life, which is a family and someone to love, he struggles to make peace with the dead.

Overall, I have to say I enjoyed the story quite a bit. I loved the dynamics the children played in the book. They were all quite unique and blended so well with one another. Most importantly, I adored how Matt handled the little preschool crew and their mother. He was patient, caring and as constant as an active military could be. It was apparent how much he struggled to balance his duty with his heart. Very emotional story that has moments of laughter, romance and heart. Great book!
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