Friday, 29 April 2016

Review: Worth It All by Claudia Connor


Third novel in the McKinney Brothers Series

Stand alone
No cheating
No love triangle
No cliffhanger

Claudia Connor writes the kind of romance I love most. Warm, realistic, and heartfelt, Worth It All delivers on every level.”New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins

She’s fighting for control. . . . Paige Roberts learned to fend for herself growing up. Now she’s doing everything possible to give her daughter, Casey, the stability she never had. But when the vivacious five-year-old decides she’s done wearing her prosthesis, Paige faces her toughest challenge yet: trusting a handsome, brooding stranger who simply wants to help.

He’s struggling to connect. . . . JT McKinney lost more than his leg in a car accident that stole his dreams of pro football. Eight years later, he's made a new life for himself far away from his old one. His business is developing cutting-edge prosthetics and he’s more than happy to turn his attention to machines instead of people. Still, he can’t shake the feeling that something’s missing.

Will they take a chance on love? . . . When JT gets the chance to help Paige’s daughter, he takes it. He never planned on the two of them tearing down his walls or teaching him to believe in himself again. Paige might not believe in happily ever afters, but JT wants more than anything to be her prince. They’ll both have to let go of the past if they want a future.

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Claudia Connor doesn't disappoint as Worth It All, the third book in the McKinney Brothers focuses on the youngest of the clan – JT (Jake).

A car crash when he was nineteen years old destroyed more than JT's hopes to become a professional football player. During the intervening years, he's failed to fully reconnect with his family; preferring to spend all his time building up his state of the art business Evolution R&D, which designs and makes cutting-edge prosthetics. Life is good, but something is missing in his life until he meets Paige Roberts.

Paige moved from Texas to begin a new life, but as a single Mum, she's struggled to make ends meet financially as well as juggle two jobs and school. Her young daughter Casey has her own set of special needs too. An attractive guy who comes into the café she works in has caught her eye, but she doesn't have time to go on a date...does she?

Written in dual point of view, JT and Paige's story is heartfelt with an overwhelming 'feel good' factor. The Protagonists build a friendship before realising they want more from their relationship. The author gives an insight into the McKinney family dynamics and how it's affected JT's relationships with his older siblings. His closest relationship is with his sister and has the closest bond with the brother who also struggled to overcome his own personal issues...Stephen. My heart overflowed when JT realises he loves Paige enough to set her free to follow her dreams, only for it to be the catalyst he needs to come to terms with his past, so he can move forward with his life. Just like the previous novels in this series, the author has done a wonderful job of telling a beautiful romantic story.

Overall, I've loved all the previous books in this series but maybe this is my favourite? Matt and Stephen are hard acts to follow, but "Tiny Brother," may have stolen a bigger piece of my heart. Worth It All is enjoyable as a standalone novel, but I highly recommend Worth The Fall and Worth The Risk too.

5 Stars

***arc received courtesy of the publisher Loveswept via NetGalley***

Claudia Connor attended Auburn University, where she received her undergraduate and master's degrees in early childhood education. 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. She lives near Memphis, Tennessee.

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