Worth the Fall

The McKinney Brothers

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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.

Praise for Worth the Fall
 
“I can’t remember the last book that had me crying for hours. I loved this hero and heroine and adored the kids. I didn’t want it to end.”New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips​

Worth the Fall is a beautiful, compassionate romance that hits you straight in the heart and will have you falling in love with this family.”—Smexy Books

“This debut mixes passion and compassion in a contemporary story that has emotional depth. Readers will find the story heartwarming but with enough heat to remind them of what falling in love feels like.”Library Journal

“A brand-new author I think you’re really gonna like.”New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins

“I can’t get enough of Claudia Connor’s heartwarming stories. Sexy, emotional, complex, dreamy—her characters satisfy on every level.”New York Times bestselling author Virna DePaul

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
 
“I loved this book. A lot.”New York Times bestselling author Shannon Stacey

“This book was . . . wow! I can’t wait for Worth the Risk.”—Laura Drewry, USA Todaybestselling author of Prima Donna

“This book made me laugh, cry, and stay up half the night because I couldn’t wait to finish it. I loved watching this couple grow, would highly recommend the book, and cannot wait to read more from Claudia Connor!”—Cocktails and Books

“A book that truly touched my heart and had me fighting off tears as well as sighing happily. I am absolutely excited for the next book in the series.”—Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews
 
“Definitely one of the best books of the summer . . . a must read!”—Underneath the Covers

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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For readers of Bella Andre, New York Times bestselling author Claudia Connor follows up her heartfelt debut, Worth the Fall, with a novel about Matt’s brother, Stephen. When a McKinney brother falls in love, powerful emotion and overwhelming desire are never far behind.
 
Two hearts locked away . . . Hannah Walker spends her days coaching children through injury and trauma, one therapeutic horseback ride at a time. She knows all too well how violence can change a child and leave scars that never heal. It’s easy for her to relate to the kids; what isn’t easy is the thought of facing her own harrowing past.
 
Millionaire playboy Stephen McKinney could use a little coaching himself. Five years ago he encountered his most horrible nightmare—and the nightmare won. No matter what he achieves, nothing can make up for that awful night . . . or so he believes.
 
Both desperate for a second chance . . . Stephen is used to getting what he wants. And he wants Hannah. So when she turns him down, he’s intrigued. What he doesn’t know is that her secrets will lead him to a place he never wanted to go again . . . to a side of himself he’s tried to forget . . . a side that would scare Hannah away from ever loving him. Now his only chance to win her trust is to bare his soul, risking everything he tried so hard to protect.

Praise for Worth the Risk and Claudia Connor
 
“Love, love, love! Read Claudia Connor for a consistently raw and emotional love story.”—New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips
 
“Achingly real characters, combined with Connor’s deft and tender handling of complex issues, make for a compelling, layered read.”—USA Today bestselling author Maggie McGinnis

“Worth the Risk is a story of healing, of overcoming heartbreaking memories and panic-inducing fears, and taking the risk to trust and love again. You do not want to miss this wonderfully emotional story by one of my new favorite authors!”—Wendy S. Marcus, author of Loving You Is Easy

“Connor’s writing is strong enough to maintain the emotional intensity of the main couple’s relationship through it all, providing a reading experience that will no doubt satisfy fans and leave many eager for more tales of the passionate McKinney Brothers.”—RT Book Reviews

“A brand-new author I think you’re really gonna like.”—New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins
 
“I can’t get enough of Claudia Connor’s heartwarming stories. Sexy, emotional, complex, dreamy—her characters satisfy on every level.”—New York Times bestselling author Virna DePaul
 
“Loved this book, love this series and I cannot wait for more of this series and Claudia Connor.”—Live, Read and Breathe
 
“Claudia Connor is a natural storyteller. I was engrossed in Worth the Risk, down to the familiar interactions between the siblings.”—Book Crack
 
“This was just a really great book to read, and I definitely recommend it! I really want to go back and read Worth the Fall now! I can’t wait to see what else this author has in store for us!”—Pages of Comfort
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
USA TODAY BESTSELLER • “Read Claudia Connor for a consistently raw and emotional love story,” recommends Carly Phillips. Now the swoon-worthy McKinney Brothers series from this bestselling author continues as JT, the youngest of the trio, discovers that only love can make him whole.
 
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.

Praise for Worth It All
 
“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

“Worth It All is an amazing story about taking a chance and following through. As special needs bring Paige and JT together, this wonderfully written story will bring happiness to your heart.”—New York Times bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin

“Worth It All is exactly the kind of exquisitely raw and achingly emotional read I’ve come to expect from Claudia Connor—another hit from one of romance’s most talented authors.”—USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne
 
“If you love romances where the main characters get a second chance for a fresh start, particularly ones that will tug at your heartstrings with the future of young child hanging in the balance, then you will . . . not want to miss Worth It All.”—The Romance Reviews
 
“Fans of the series and of family-oriented romance are sure to fall in love with JT and his romance with single mom Paige.”—All About Romance
 
“Downright heartwarming.”—The Good, The Bad and The Unread

Praise for Claudia Connor and her McKinney Brothers series
 
“Read Claudia Connor for a consistently raw and emotional love story.”—New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips
 
“I can’t get enough of Claudia Connor’s heartwarming stories. Sexy, emotional, complex, dreamy—her characters satisfy on every level.”—New York Times bestselling author Virna DePaul
 
“A reading experience that will no doubt satisfy fans and leave many eager for more tales of the passionate McKinney Brothers.”—RT Book Reviews
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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Publisher
Loveswept
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Published on
Sep 9, 2014
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Pages
312
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ISBN
9780553390919
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Military
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USA TODAY BESTSELLER • “Read Claudia Connor for a consistently raw and emotional love story,” recommends Carly Phillips. Now the swoon-worthy McKinney Brothers series from this bestselling author continues as JT, the youngest of the trio, discovers that only love can make him whole.
 
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.

Praise for Worth It All
 
“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

“Worth It All is an amazing story about taking a chance and following through. As special needs bring Paige and JT together, this wonderfully written story will bring happiness to your heart.”—New York Times bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin

“Worth It All is exactly the kind of exquisitely raw and achingly emotional read I’ve come to expect from Claudia Connor—another hit from one of romance’s most talented authors.”—USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne
 
“If you love romances where the main characters get a second chance for a fresh start, particularly ones that will tug at your heartstrings with the future of young child hanging in the balance, then you will . . . not want to miss Worth It All.”—The Romance Reviews
 
“Fans of the series and of family-oriented romance are sure to fall in love with JT and his romance with single mom Paige.”—All About Romance
 
“Downright heartwarming.”—The Good, The Bad and The Unread

Praise for Claudia Connor and her McKinney Brothers series
 
“Read Claudia Connor for a consistently raw and emotional love story.”—New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips
 
“I can’t get enough of Claudia Connor’s heartwarming stories. Sexy, emotional, complex, dreamy—her characters satisfy on every level.”—New York Times bestselling author Virna DePaul
 
“A reading experience that will no doubt satisfy fans and leave many eager for more tales of the passionate McKinney Brothers.”—RT Book Reviews
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
“[Sawyer] Bennett has scored a hat trick with the third installment in the Cold Fury Hockey series. It reads well as a stand-alone, and sports fans who love the players as much as the game will be very satisfied with the intense action both on and off the ice.”—Library Journal

Warning: The following contains spoilers from a cliffhanger in Garrett.

Rising star Zack Grantham has been stuck in a downward spiral of grief that has put his career on hold. Back on the road with the Carolina Cold Fury, still crippled by emotional baggage, and now a single dad, he’s in need of some serious help with his son. But while the nerdy new nanny wins his son’s heart, Zack isn’t sure he’s ready for a woman’s touch—even after getting a glimpse of the killer curves she’s hiding under those baggy clothes.

Kate Francis usually keeps men like Zack at a distance. Though his athlete’s body is honed to perfection, he refuses to move on with his life—and besides, he’s her boss. Still, the sparks between them are undeniable, tempting Kate to turn their professional relationship into a personal one. But before she makes a power play for Zack’s wounded heart, Kate will have to open him up again and show him that love is worth the fight.

The Carolina Cold Fury series from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett can be read together or separately:
ALEX
GARRETT
ZACK
RYKER
HAWKE
MAX
ROMAN
LUCAS
VAN
REED
MAREK

The Love Hurts series features sexy standalone novels:
SEX IN THE STICKS
JILTED

And the Sugar Bowl series is one treat you’ll want to read in order:
SUGAR DADDY
SUGAR RUSH
SUGAR FREE
 
“One of the best voices in contemporary romance.”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne

Praise for Zack

“Emotional, intense, funny, and sexy, Zack has it all. I didn’t want this book to end.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover

“I have loved this series from the beginning and I continue to fall in love with it every book.  I can’t wait for Ryker.”—The Book Whisperer

“Wham! And my heart broke! Kate is so loving, tender, open-minded and amazing that I fell for her almost as hard as I fell for Zack and his ornery ways!”—(un)Conventional Bookviews

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The Carolina Cold Fury’s hot new star shows his bad-boy teammates that even nice guys can score big in this steamy hockey romance from the bestselling author of Ryker and Hawke (“Sexy, emotional, and fantastic!” —Sandi Lynn).

The ice is a cold mistress. As the league’s most eligible goalie, Max Fournier has access to his fair share of willing puck bunnies, but right now he’s more interested in bringing home another championship than a one-night stand. A romantic at heart, Max believes in love; he’s just not great at relationships. So when he finally meets a nice girl who’s not blinded by his celebrity, he’s feeling the heat—and the pressure to save her from herself.

Between working two jobs and raising her sister’s kids, Julianne Bradley doesn’t have time for sports—or men. All she knows about Max is that he’s the sexiest customer to ever grace her gas-station counter. And he sees past her tired eyes and makes Jules yearn for things she can’t have: a glamorous fling, a passionate lover, and the time to enjoy both. Max makes her feel like Cinderella, even though Jules has enough baggage to crush a glass slipper. Luckily, he’s no prince—only a fierce competitor determined to win her heart.

The Carolina Cold Fury series from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett can be read together or separately:
ALEX
GARRETT
ZACK
RYKER
HAWKE
MAX
ROMAN
LUCAS
VAN
REED
MAREK

The Love Hurts series features sexy standalone novels:
SEX IN THE STICKS
JILTED

And the Sugar Bowl series is one treat you’ll want to read in order:
SUGAR DADDY
SUGAR RUSH
SUGAR FREE
 
“One of the best voices in contemporary romance.”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne

Praise for Max

“I really loved Max and Jules’s story. . . . Max Fournier—sigh—may just be the sweetest man alive, (you know what I mean!) he literally has a personality to melt the coldest of hearts.”—Jezabell Girl and Friends

“It was everything that I wanted from a Sawyer Bennett novel.”—Once Upon a Book Blog

“I absolutely loved it and could not put it down!”—Kelly’s Book Blog

“This is my favorite book in the series. I absolutely loved this one. I’m a sucker . . . wait for it . . . for a single mama book!”—Jacqueline’s Reads

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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