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Worth the Fall (McKinney Brothers Series #1)

Worth the Fall (McKinney Brothers Series #1)

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by Claudia Connor

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Prepare to be swept away by a talented debut author with a passionate, powerful story to tell.
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


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Prepare to be swept away by a talented debut author with a passionate, powerful story to tell.
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.

Praise for Worth the Fall
“I can’t remember the last book that had me crying for hours. I loved this hero and heroine and adored the kids. I didn’t want it to end.”New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips​

Worth the Fall is a beautiful, compassionate romance that hits you straight in the heart and will have you falling in love with this family.”—Smexy Books

“This debut mixes passion and compassion in a contemporary story that has emotional depth. Readers will find the story heartwarming but with enough heat to remind them of what falling in love feels like.”Library Journal

“A brand-new author I think you’re really gonna like.”New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins

“I can’t get enough of Claudia Connor’s heartwarming stories. Sexy, emotional, complex, dreamy—her characters satisfy on every level.”New York Times bestselling author Virna DePaul

Worth the Fall is one of the most touching, heartfelt stories I have read in years. The characters are wonderful, from the Navy SEAL hero to the broken little heroine with her ready-made family just waiting for someone to come love them. I will recommend this book to everyone. It is nothing short of magic.”New York Times bestselling author Sharon Sala
“I loved this book. A lot.”New York Times bestselling author Shannon Stacey

“This book was . . . wow! I can’t wait for Worth the Risk.”—Laura Drewry, USA Todaybestselling author of Prima Donna

“This book made me laugh, cry, and stay up half the night because I couldn’t wait to finish it. I loved watching this couple grow, would highly recommend the book, and cannot wait to read more from Claudia Connor!”—Cocktails and Books

“A book that truly touched my heart and had me fighting off tears as well as sighing happily. I am absolutely excited for the next book in the series.”—Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews
“Definitely one of the best books of the summer . . . a must read!”—Underneath the Covers

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.

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"This debut mixes passion and compassion in a contemporary story that has emotional depth. Readers will find the story heartwarming but with enough heat to remind them of what falling in love feels like." —Library Journal

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Random House Publishing Group
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McKinney Brothers Series , #1
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Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author Claudia Connor attended Auburn University, where she received her undergraduate and masters degrees in early childhood education, and completed her studies in Sawbridgeworth, England. Always a lover of happy endings, she enjoys movies, reading, and spending her days putting on paper the stories in her head. She lives near Memphis, Tennessee, with her husband and three daughters.

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Worth the Fall 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 120 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not one to take the time to leave book reviews but this book deserves my time. I love this story! I couldn't put it down! There's so many books out with similar story lines. It was refreshing to read a book that wasn't like any others. I want a Matt of my own! Abby is such a great mom. I also love the way the author took the time to bring each childs personality to life. Each one was individual and unique. I can't wait to read more from this author. I'm going to check out her web page right now!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing! The characters draw you in and before you know it you are crying with them, laughing with them and falling in love with them. Very well written story that has sexual tension strong enough you could strum it...It builds beautifully between the characters and explodes with a show worthy of fireworks. Absolutely adored this book! Adored the characters and the storyline. It was a nice change having the heroin be a single sexy mom. Very different but nice! So this book holds high on my list of faves...my only complaint is finding a book to follow it. I fear dissapointment is in my near future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have an emotional hangover from reading this book. Wow...just wow!
sugarpine721 More than 1 year ago
Absolutely the perfect story to warm your heart...you will fall in love with this Navy Seal...the way he loves four small children and their pregnant mother is just too much. The characters are rich and lovable, the writing engrossing. I loved very word from start to finish. It was romance and lots of love....pure gold!!! The building of relationships between Matt and the children will make you laugh and cry...all the while watching Matt and Abby find their way together. If you read "Room For You" by Beth Ehemann and loved it like I did, you will not want to miss this heartfelt, beautiful book!!
Lauren2LC More than 1 year ago
God! What a sweet love story!!!!!! I loved Matt from the get go. *swoon* The book starts basically with Matt getting hit by a football and falling instantly in love with a family. It is not your typical love story but it was amazing. I loved the fact that Matt saw past all the baggage of 4.5 kids and fell in love with all of them. How long had it been since she'd been sheltered instead of being the shelterer? No one wanted to be strong all the time. For Abby, god she was so broken. Often I get frustrated with heroines who are whiny and insecure and there were moments where I was like 'Gah! Just pull your big girl panties up and move on' but then I had to step back and remind myself that Abby wasn't whiny and insecure she was just really broken, which broke my heart. "Everything in life's a chance. Nothing is a sure thing. people die, they leave, they change. ..." Matt had his own demons but he knew what he wanted from the beginning and powered through to make it happen because he had to fight so many aspects for Abby to let go and fall where Matt would be to catch her. This is a debut book by Claudia Connor and it rocked! I can NOT wait for Worth the Risk. January can not come soon enough. This book was well written and captured me from the beginning. I was only going to read a few chapters before bed but I ended up staying up all night because I couldn't put it down having to find out how this story ended and what a sweet end it was. *sigh*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one wonderful book about a navy Seal meeting a widow women with 4.5 children, under the age of 6 years old, on a week vacation on a beach. Very emotional, steamy, and touching story that you just can not help but fall in love with the children too!! Can not wait for the next book coming out in Jan. 2015. Highly recommend.***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book. Couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am absolutly hooked! I fell in love with the characters right away. Sex scenes were hot and the story was great. Cant wait for the next one!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really loved reading this book and I loved all the characters as well. I've never read anything from this author before but I look forward to reading more from her!
Anonymous 7 months ago
Great read. Enjoyed it from the first page until the last. Its a story of unimanageable loss, forgiveness and love.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Loved how their ronance grows. The children were wonderful and loved Matt's family. Great story.
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I loved this story-Matt was so sweet & hot! The story was so emotional-loved Abby & the sweetest kids - beautiful story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such a beautiful story of love, trust, sacrifice and healing. They deserve the many blessings in their lives. True there were some hot steamy romantic scenes, but this was far more about family and everyone falling in love. Matt is just perfection!!!!!!!
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars Reviewed by Suzanne and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog Stephen McKinney hasn’t been the same ever since his fiance was brutally murdered mere weeks before their wedding. He drowns his bitter anger and grieve behind alcohol and meaningless sex, and stays as far away from his family as he can. But, that starts to change when he meets the sweet yet vulnerable Hannah Walker. Hannah has been through a hellish experience the marks still visible all over her body, but it’s the mental scars that bother her the most. When she meets Stephen, she thinks she making a step in the right direction, no longer hiding herself away, or behind the protective barrier of her older brothers. But Stephen has scars and troubles of his own, ones that may prevent him from loving Hannah like she needs. I don’t know why it took so long for me to read this book, I received the ARC last year, but it never quite got to the top of the pile, especially as I really enjoyed the first book, Worth the Fall. What a fool I was! I really liked this book, like the first book it was a sweet read, with both characters being vulnerable in their own way and it was lovely to see two such lonely damaged people come together. Hannah went through a truly terrifying and harrowing experience when she was a teenager, one that left her scarred and scared of everything, especially men. Because of this, she has very little interaction with anyone outside of her overprotective (and extremely hot) brothers. Watching Hannah learning to trust Stephen and Stephen letting go of his anger enough to love Hannah was fantastic. They had great sexual chemistry from the start as well, I liked how Connor built it up, how they had to overcome their own personal demons to take their relationship to the next level. Connor created a poignant and moving romance. Another enjoyable read from Claudia Connor, I enjoyed seeing Hannah and Stephen come together, as well as taking a peek back into Abby and Matt’s life. This is a really good family based contemporary romance, it has some sweet and sexy main couples, surrounded by a great mix of secondary characters, I definitely recommend you give it a read. p.s. I really hope she does a Walker Brother spin off, those over-protective hunks deserve a HEA!
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
I bought Claudia Connor’s Worth the Fall back in 2014 when it was on sale. A number of my friends sang its praises so I couldn’t resist. Of course, I got distracted by other books and didn’t get around to reading it until this year. As I do. It was beautiful. I loved the writing and the story and, most of all, the characters. It was sexy without being overly graphic, more about the WANT and passion than the explicit words and dirty talk. (Not that I don’t LOVE dirty talk, but it just wouldn’t have fit with these characters.) Worth the Fall was emotionally-charged and powerful. I was immediately sucked into Abby and Matt’s story. It was impossible NOT to fall in love with both of them at the start. Abby’s kids were charming and I enjoy watching Matt with them. I loved the way this little family came together and even when times got tough, I loved the story. Such a fantastic, heartwarming book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story . ..wonderful characters...I must warn, this is a tear jerker...Awesome !!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I laughed, I cried, I got mad, I was sad, I got excited. Read it and it will happen to you. Great story.
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This was a good old fashion read. Made me laugh, cry and lust over the leading man. Reading the nrxt book.in the series for sure.
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