I Fell…and Hard!! Worth the Fall by Claudia Connor

Posted April 3, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 2 Comments

I Fell…and Hard!! Worth the Fall by Claudia ConnorWorth the Fall by Claudia Connor
Series: The McKinney Brothers #1
Published by Loveswept on September 9, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 312
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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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.

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If you’re looking for a feel good story, this is it!


Quick summary

Navy SEAL Matt McKinney is on medical leave and ends up at a North Carolina beach with his cousin. He encounters 5-year old Jack trying to throw a ball, which leads him to his 6-month pregnant mother, Abby Davis, and three other siblings. The oldest is six-years old, the youngest is two. At first, it’s a fun diversion but it doesn’t take long before Matt is seriously drawn to Abby.


A bit of background

Abby’s a widow, her husband having died six months ago. She entered the foster care system at age five. Matt comes from a large, close family and he’s one of seven children, the second oldest. It makes a huge difference in his outlook about pursuing a woman with four young children and one on the way.


What I enjoyed

Matt’s attraction to Abby’s children was truly genuine and spoke loudly about his character. He recognized their craving for a male influence almost immediately, before much interaction with Abby. The kids are adorable and brought out his protective nature. Despite her pregnancy, Matt found Abby highly attractive (both intellectually and physically), sexy and sensual. She’s a great mother, putting her children first. Their relationship revolved initially around the children but gradually developed into one based on their strong feelings for each other.


The bottom line

It’s a heartwarming story though not without serious conflicts and issues. Both Matt and Abby work through their personal traumas while trying to manage a long distance relationship. Family is a strong theme, the best and worst of it, and the children certainly make this a lovely story.

About Claudia Connor

Claudia Connor is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of heartfelt contemporary romance. Claudia 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 travel, but spends most of her time typing out the love stories of the almost real people that live in her head. Claudia lives near Memphis, Tennessee, with her husband and three daughters.

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2 responses to “I Fell…and Hard!! Worth the Fall by Claudia Connor

  1. I love these kinds of stories, with kids and the emotions of a good guy stepping in – realizing the need for a male figure. I think it changes the whole feel of the romance. I’ll have to check this one out!

    • Jonetta (Ejaygirl)

      I’d heard so much about this book I decided to check it out. Trust me, it lives up to the hype. You’ll love it.