Jennifer reviews Claudia Connor's book...
I get my book recommendations from a variety of sources. One of the things I love about Amazon, though, which is where I purchase most of my books, is their wish list. Any book that sounds interesting to me can be saved to my wish list. My wish list can then be organized by a variety of different methods, including price. For new-to-me authors, I can wait until their books go on sale and then purchase them on my Kindle. My TBR list gets quite large, as I’ve mentioned before, but I get to try a variety of authors without spending a ton of money.
Claudia Connor is one such author I recently tried. Her contemporary romance, Worth the Fall, is the first book in her McKinney Brothers series. Here’s the back cover blurb:
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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.
These characters were three-dimensional and fun to spend time with. Both Matt and Abby were well developed and memorable. To see a tough Navy SEAL so tender and wonderful with children was heartwarming. And to see Abby be portrayed as such a strong character, when she could have easily been portrayed as a weak victim, was tremendously refreshing. When Matt’s family showed doubt about him getting a ready-made family, I could see understand their point of view. When Abby showed fear about having let Matt get involved with her kids too soon, I could completely relate. And the conflict that kept them apart was believable.
I can’t wait to read more in this series, which I’ve already added to my TBR list!