Worth It All by Claudia Connor
Series: The McKinney Brothers #3
Also in this series: Worth the Risk
Published by Loveswept on April 19th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Wow. Worth It All was totally worth the read! (lame, I know, I know…) I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a relationship driven story so much in quite a while now.
JT is the younger McKinney, and as such has always felt in the shadow of his much older and extremely accomplished siblings. When a car accident results in his losing a leg along with his football scholarship, he cuts himself off from everything, including his family.
Almost a decade later and on the opposite coast, along two friends from re-hab, he has built a company that not only develops cutting edge prosthetics and their components but also has a kick ass physical therapy center.
But all the success in the world can’t replace emotional wellbeing, and JT has been harboring guilt and a fair amount of self-loathing since his accident that has prevented him from forming lasting attachments. That is until a pretty waitress in a diner catches his eye. Then all bets are off.
Paige is running herself to the ground: working two waitressing jobs, going to school and taking care of her precious baby girl. As a single mom, she is set on never letting Casey, her soon to be five-year-old, feel un-safe or lacking in any way. So when the little ray of sunshine decides to stop using her prosthetic leg because it supposedly hurts, Paige is in quite the pickle.
Of course, this is exactly the in Jake (aka JT) needs, and although at first he tells himself he only wants to help Casey, the fact that he is incredibly attracted to Paige and she awakens feelings he thought would never again resurface can’t be denied. Paige is reluctant to count on Jake, coming from a home where the men paraded in and out of her life all through childhood.
I absolutely loved this book. Jake was so sweet, you know, besides sexy, hot, charming and super smart. The way he bonded with Casey was completely heart-melting and I kept smiling like a goof the whole time. Paige was really a great character too. She was strong, selfless and caring. She just wanted what was best for Casey and she would accomplish that no matter the cost to herself.
Athough there was definite electricity between the two, conquering the past is easier said than done and both of them had some difficulties to overcome. The question is, with the chance of everything at the tips of their fingers, will they grab it or let it slip away?
I seriously recommend Worth It All, it was sweet, steamy and adorable. I loved how Casey was as much a main character as Paige and Jake and the visits with all entire McKinney clan was a wonderfully tasty cherry on top of a great read.
Sparkles’ Rating: 4.5 We Are The Same Stars
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