Tuesday, September 9, 2014


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.

Advance praise for Worth the Fall

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

Worth the Fall is an amazing story incredibly well written and definitely worthy of the tears that you will shed while reading it.

It has remarkable characters from all ages; the children are sweet, strong and funny as hell, our 2 main characters are outstanding people and the rest of the characters are simply perfect for their roles.

It’s like watching a movie with the perfect casting that makes you feel their chemistry as if they were right beside you.

Worth the Fall is an experience, a truly mesmerizing experience!!

The story is unique and its originality is one of the many things I loved about this book. It’s his own person; unrelenting and independent.

Worth the Fall’s story is probably one of the best stories I have read so far in my life!

However, there were moments that left me little disappointed. For instance, there were moments where I thought that the book was too long and points where things or people weren’t clarified which led me to confusion.

In any case, though, the book is extremely well written, the story is powerful and the characters are utterly amazing! I am in love with this book, wholeheartedly in love with it! My negative remarks are not capable of diminishing this incredible book!

This is a story you do not want to miss..You will laugh and cry with it..But most importantly you will grow with it..Not to mention that you will love the heck of it!

So, 4.5 Gorgeous Stars go to Worth the Fall that made me fall hard for it!!


He liked watching her when she didn’t know. There were no games. No trying to impress him. Just beautiful and real. The kind of woman a man would do everything in his power to keep. He at least wanted to keep her for now.
Abby settled in the chair beside him, and a calm washed over him like the waves of the Atlantic. For the first time in a long time outside of work, he felt like he knew what he was doing. Knew where he was supposed to be.
She shifted and he imagined her cute little bottom wiggling in front of him. Abby. He liked to say her name, liked to think it. He felt the air move, inhaled her scent as she leaned closer. Looking her fill, was she? Well, he’d make damn sure he got his turn. He forced himself to breathe slowly and evenly until he couldn’t take it anymore. “You’re staring,” he said, opening his eyes and angling his head, catching her in the act.
She jerked back all discombobulated. “No, I’m not.”
“You were.” But she wasn’t nearly as close now, making him regret interrupting the moment. “I felt you.”
She gave him a snarky look, if one could call it that on such a gorgeous face. “You couldn’t have felt me. I didn’t touch you.”
“Well, I did.”
“Superhuman powers?” she asked.
He smiled. Snarky voice too. “Close your eyes.”
She made a point of watching the kids.
“I’ve got the kids. Trust me,” he added.
With his last words, her eyes snapped back to his. She searched his face, but finally her eyes closed.
Her chest rose and fell as she breathed, the top of her bathing suit cupping soft, sweet breasts. He leaned close enough to see each fine hair of her feathered brow.
Unable to fight it, he cupped her face, gently smoothed the furrow between her brows with his thumb. Her eyes popped open, and he dropped his hand but didn’t move back. An involuntary smile stretched his face as a warm feeling spread through him. Happiness maybe?
“Could you feel me?”
“Of course I could.” She averted her gaze and tucked flying strands of her hair behind her cute little ear. “You were touching me.”
Yep. He had an effect on her. And she couldn’t hide it worth a damn. His smile grew.
He’d let her think she could. For now.
“What?” she asked, catching more silky strands in her fingers.
She has no idea how beautiful she is. Then, realizing how close he was to putting his lips
to hers, he forced himself to sit back. “Don’t fight it.” “Huh?”
“Your hair.” He could smell it from here, the wind blowing her scent over him. “It wants to be down.”
Keeping her eyes on his, she slowly pulled the elastic band from her hair and all that dark silk tumbled down past her shoulders. Damn. He needed a diversion.
About the 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. Claudia lives near Memphis, Tennessee, with her husband and three daughters.
After years of making up stories in her head, she finally decided to try writing them down when a friend told her oh, so kindly, that talking to imaginary people was in fact NOT normal.
Always a lover of happy endings, she enjoys movies, reading, and travel, but spends most of her time these days putting the stories in her head on paper. 

Worth the Fall is the first book in The McKinney Brothers trilogy. The second book, Worth the Risk, is set to be released in January 2015. 

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