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

Posted November 5, 2014 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

What it’s about
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.


Karla’s Review

3.5 Stars! Not perfect, but still worth the read!

I was so taken with the first half of this book, it was incredibly sweet, charming, hopeful and filled with possibilities. The children were priceless, as was their interactions and connection with Matt. It actually took my breath away!
However, I had to wonder why Abby would have 4 kids, and one on the way, with a man she claimed ignored his family, and supposedly her too. I honestly thought there would be a more plausible explanation for everything, why he wasn’t around, but frankly, it was sort of lame. I didn’t like that in death Josh was vilified by Matt when his only crime was being a workaholic. Is it right to neglect your family and put work first, no, but it’s no reason to call him an “ass” and a “shitty husband”. Abby, in many ways, used Josh too. She could have left him, but she had more children and used him to create a family, which she didn’t have herself as a child. I felt sorry for her to a certain extent, but the author made her life seem so traumatic. She certainly wasn’t a destitute widow with no resources to sustain her family, and she barely mourned her dead husband. This part of the story didn’t really work for me. I just couldn’t garner up that much sympathy for Abby.
Overall, I enjoyed Worth the Fall, definitely not your typical romantic couple, which was a nice for a change. Matt didn’t just fall in love with Abby, he fell in love with her family, and that was something really special and in my opinion the highlight of the book! I liked the author’s writing enough that I will continue with the series, I’m curious to see what she has in store for us next. 

copy of the book was provided by Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via
NetGalley in exchange for a honest review*

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