Thursday, January 22, 2015

|Review| Worth the Fall by Claudia Connor

Title: Worth the Fall
Published  September 9th 2014 by Loveswept
Genre: contemporary romance
Rating: C+
Goodreads summary:
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.
Most of my romance recommendations come from Twitter and this one was no different. A few people praised the book, someone linked the page to Amazon, I accidentally clicked "one click" and turns out it works super fast! Even if you stop the page, the transaction went through in that nanosecond and I'm glad it did! Why would I not enjoy a romance with a Navy SEAL hero and a pregnant, widowed heroine who already has four kids? No reason!

Worth the Fall delivered and I can definitely see why it's been circling the romance Twitterverse. The beginning is set at the beach where Matt meets pregnant Abby and her four kids Annie, Jack, Gracie, and Charlie. Jack and Gracie kind of pull Matt into the family and it was just so heartwarming to read these scenes. The kids played a big part of the story and they were not just caricatures. Jack and Gracie, who who had the biggest role, had so much personality which made me so happy! I love romances where the hero or heroine have kids because I like the complexity that presents but its usually never used to its full potential in books. However, it was just perfect in Worth the Fall.  I LOVED the kids and their scenes with Matt were some of my favorite.

Now the only thing I didn't like about Worth the Fall and what's keeping me from giving it five stars is the drama at the end. All romance books has the drama inducing misunderstanding at the end where the couple separates before they have to learn grow up and they have the "I love him/her!" epiphany. Well, Worth the Fall had about twenty of those moments. One ended, we think its time for the heavily ever after then boom, another drama inducing misunderstanding. On their own, it wasn't bad-but-back to back drama llama misunderstandings? It was too much for me. I barely tolerate the stupidity of the drama inducing misunderstanding in the first place so having more than one just killed the ending for me. If you have a high tolerance for drama, this won't bother you as much.

Despite the nature of the end, I don't regret reading the book and I see myself rereading the first 70% of the book. The romance was just that sweet! Matt and Abby were really well matched and they overcame the obstacles holding them back quite well (widowhood, the Navy, dramadramadrama). The beginning portion of the book that is set at the beach and it's just 10 star worthy. I felt like I was the beach and seeing Matt slowly join the family just completely warmed by heart and it was swoony!  To sum everything up, the romance was so sweet and touching, the kids were the cutest and I'm more than ready for the next book! So do I recommend Worth the Fall? Yes!

Recommended for: readers who like their romance sweet flavored or readers who enjoy hunky brothers series!

Rating: [C+] Don't let my rating fool you, I thoroughly enjoyed this romance & recommend it!
"You ever notice that hot, mostly naked chicken don't show up in a snow covered train whenever you pop open one of these?"

Gracie grabbed Matt's free hand and tugged. "Come on. I have to show you somefin. It's weally portant."

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