on February 3 2015
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Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, New Adult, Romance
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.
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
This book was much more raw and gritty than the first one and I loved that. It packed an emotional punch that I wasn’t expecting but happily accepted. It’s not all heavy though. There were some fun parts in the book, especially with the h’s very overprotective brothers.
“She loved her four brothers, and she wouldn’t say they suffocated her, though the hum of their hovering could be deafening at times. FBI, Special Forces, firefighter, cop. It was like her very own big-brother protection force.”
Worth the Risk is about two damaged people. Stephen is a rich and successful businessman. He’s a “love ‘em and leave ‘em” kind of guy and tries to stay clear from any emotional attachments, even from his own family. He has his reasons. Something happened to him five years ago that changed him and left him empty.
“It wasn’t hard to risk everything when you had nothing to lose. Nothing to live for”
I REALLY loved the heroine, Hannah. She was very damaged and scarred from a horrible event when she was a teenager. She was raised by her well- intended, very nurturing, and super protective brothers. Hannah wanted a life of her own though and she didn’t let those past events stop her from finding her dreams or standing up for herself. I loved her strength and perseverance.
The chemistry between the two MC’s and the pacing was just right for the story. There is no insta-love but rather an insta-attraction and a “ getting to know you” that I appreciated. I adored how gentle and sweet Stephen was with Hannah and how understanding he was about her history. Not to say he didn’t have some real a#$hole times, because he did. He had his own demons to contend with and sometimes they got in the way of what was best for Hannah.
There is good drama, story, and steam and a great way to spend an afternoon reading. 4 solid stars for me!
“You’re so beautiful. I don’t know where to touch you first.”
I have found a new favorite author!
Claudia Connor has true romantic story telling talent. Not only is it a romance, but we get such a deep almost dark emotional stories.
Both Hannah and Stephen have such traumatic pasts. But bringing them together creates a beautiful raw emotional love story. There were parts I found myself holding my breath. Like I couldn’t let myself breath until the gut wrenching feelings passed. I don’t know about you, but when a book makes me feel that way, it’s a great story that is written well.
I will buy every book in this series and whatever else Claudia writes. If you haven’t read McKinney Brothers Novels definitely add them to your list.