Author: Claudia Connor
Series: Book One in the McKinney Series
Published By: Loveswept (November 9, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!
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.
It is rare that I am blown away by a book, especially one that I had no expectations for whatsoever, but blown away I was.
Holy hawtness this was fabulous and sweet and just what I needed to read, when I needed to read it.
I dare anyone to read this and not fall in love with Matt, Abby, Gracie, Annie, Jack, and Charlie because I don't think it is possible. They each grabbed a hold of my heart and held on tight throughout the story and even though I read this in one sitting (yes it was that good), I found myself thinking about it, about them, hours even days later. I couldn't get them out of my mind or out of my heart.
Matt is probably the most swoon worthy man (and SEAL) I have ever meet in a story. He was all man and I couldn't get enough of his tenderness towards Abby's children and Abby herself. Some of the best moments in this story were his interactions with the kids. It was so heartwarming and I wanted to scoop them all up and hug them tight.
This was one heck of a read and I am so glad I took a chance and read it. Now I want to read about all the McKinney men.
This was a book full of the good stuff, sexy, romantic, funny, endearing and poignant. It will capture your attention and leave you with warm and fizzy feelings that will last hours after you have put it down.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*
Is it wrong if I just stare at the cover all day, and never get round to reading? BECAUSE I WANT TOReplyDelete
Nope, not wrong at all. :PDelete
I'm off to buy this one immediately Ali!!! I cannot pass up a military romance that gets such a glowing review from you. I'm looking for sweet and sexy over the holidays, so bring on the warm and fuzzy!ReplyDelete
That Cover! I'm with Jenny, your review has me me excited *grabby hands* for this one now - can't pass a sweet and sexy read that features a military man! :-)ReplyDelete
Oh definitely read this Kim, you will love it and it is only $2.99 on kindle, a steal!Delete
Andrea loved this book and now you! I need it in my life! I love the sound of Matt. I'm already head over heels in love with it, Ali. He sounds like a sweet and sexy man!ReplyDelete
Lovely review! :)
He so is and you do need to read this Nick, I know you will love him just as much as I do!Delete
I know a lot of ladies would pick this up based on the cover, but I'm personally not a fan. HOWEVER your review tells me it's something special and I would pick it up based on that. Also, mood is everything. I'm glad this was the perfect read for you at that time.ReplyDelete
I personally don't love the cover either although it is nice to look at but what really matters is definitely the story inside!Delete
It really was magical. Gotta get me some :-)ReplyDelete
Anna from Shout with Emaginette
I hope you do give this one a try Anna. :)Delete
So is this a book featuring brothers? Like a family series?ReplyDelete
Yes! I have the second book already and I can tell it will be every bit as good as this one was.Delete
Love your enthusiasm for this one, Ali. I am in the middle of a bad reading slump. I need a copy of this one.ReplyDelete
You should, I bet you like it Heidi even though I know this isn't your thing, this is very much not YA or NA.Delete
okay I'm convinced this one is definitely on my wish list. But I've got to ask why does he have his hand down his pants. :)ReplyDelete
Ha! I asked that as well and the worst part is I didn't even notice until making this post! I have no idea because it doesn't go with the story at all I promise!Delete
Wow, I'm happy this one was so good. I was worried that it would progress too fast taking place over just a week. I understand, sometimes a book isn't what I expected, but what I needed. Awe this sounds like such a sweet book!ReplyDelete
Somehow the time frame just works for them and it does progress longer than a week when it is all said and done. ;)Delete
Hello..McKinley series ..like in family, err and a Navy Seal. How the heck did I miss this one Ali. I needs ittttttttttttt!ReplyDelete
You do need this!!Delete
first thing first this book looks very sexy!! I'm Happy you liked it ,, it is one of the book I will add to my TBR list!! Lovely review as usual :)ReplyDelete
Glad you are adding it to your pile!Delete
It's the first time I hear about this one but you're right it's so great to be surprised in this way. I'm glad you had a great time!ReplyDelete
I have this on my wishlist. And your review makes me want to bump it up. Maybe I'll get to it next week.ReplyDelete
Do it, do it!Delete
I loved this one, too. It sucks that I missed Worth the Risk on NG. :(ReplyDelete
Sorry you missed it. :(Delete
Am I shallow because I one-clicked this book because of that cover? :DDD Yep, I think I am!ReplyDelete
It is great to hear that story is just as good as that yummy cover.
Not shallow at all. :) You will love the story too so it is all good. :PDelete
Totally convinced me. Can;t wait to read this.ReplyDelete
You will LOVE this one Ellen!Delete