Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Worth the Fall by Claudia Connor

Author: Claudia Connor
Publisher: Loveswept
Date of publication: September 2014

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.

Worth the Fall is worth the read!  I loved this book.   The story is essentially about the making of a family.  After a brief meeting with pregnant Abby and her kids on a beach, Matt is smitten.  That is all it took for him.  A lot of men would run from a ready made family, but not Matt.  He wants to spend as much time as he can with them.  After their week together, he can't get her out of his mind.  Abby is reluctant to welcome Matt into her life.  She has no family of her own and is a widow.  Her marriage was loveless.  The only thing that she has room in her heart is her 4 kids and unborn child.

I really enjoyed watching this family form.  The fall into love for Matt and Abby was very sweet.  It did take Abby a little longer to admit she wanted Matt, but it was fun to watch Matt convince her they were right for each other. Matt isn't himself without issues.  He is a Navy Seal who made a promise to his dying friend on the battle field.  After meeting Abby, he finds it hard to keep that promise. But what does he want more, to keep his promise or the family he always wanted?  I was really rooting for these two.

I have seen the term "Book Boyfriend" tossed around the web.  If asked who my book boyfriend would be, I have a list I can show you.  I can honestly say that Matt has now made my top 10 list for book boyfriends.  I love the way he took the kids into his heart and made them his own.  

I highly recommend this book.  The next book, Worth the Risk comes out in February.  It's Stephen's story,  I can't wait to read it!

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