I’m really late getting today’s review up but this book is definitely worth it!
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 the kickoff to Connor’s “The McKinney Brothers” series and it is a captivating start.
Matt is dealing with quite a bit of guilt over his best friend’s death, even years later, and he’s starting to question where his life is going. Like all military heroes, he’s strong, dedicated and hard-working. He’s also charming and funny and very, very sexy. He’s great with kids, smart as a whip, and is wonderful for Abby’s self-esteem. In other words, the perfect Navy SEAL romantic lead.
Abby is widowed with four kids and another on the way. Her childhood was spent revolving thru foster homes and her marriage did very little to give her the feeling of being loved. A week with too-good-to-be-true Matt finds her more attracted than she wants. And when things continue after their week is over, Abby struggles very hard to not continue to run from what could be a great thing.
I’m not sure that Abby ever really lets go of her fears that she’s not good enough and will be left. But I found the ending to be extremely touching and my heart squeezed a little at how they get to their HEA. Her kids are adorable and Matt connects with them just as much as with Abby. He’s got a whole herd of siblings and it’s going to be interesting to see more of them in future stories.
A touching story about two people dealing with regret and fear, Worth the Fall is a moving tale of learning to let go and embrace the good things that the future can hold.