Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Worth the Risk by Claudia Connor Release Day Blitz + Giveaway

Title: Worth the Risk
Series: The McKinney Brothers #2
Author: Claudia Connor
Publisher: Loveswept
 Release Date: February 3, 2015


New York Times bestselling author Claudia Connor follows up her heartfelt debut, Worth the Fall, with a novel about Matt’s brother, Stephen—and 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.

Selene's Review

4.5 Worth the Read Smooches

"You're so beautiful.  I don't know where to touch you first."
"Anywhere."  Everywhere.

I am officially in love with this series!  Thank God the McKinneys are a big family and we have more brothers' books to look forward to!!!

Worth the Risk is Stephen's book.  He was a little elusive in the first book (Worth the Fall) and we quickly find out why.  Stephen's past includes tragedy and heartbreak and he's buried himself in work to avoid his new reality.

The story is told in third person and Claudia nails it.  I tend to struggle with third person POV but Claudia's writing naturally flows with its own poetic flair that captivates.  Stephen and Hannah's story isn't always pretty .... their pasts carry such heartbreak and pain, both physical and emotional scars taint their hopes for a happily ever after.

While the characters in each book are connected, each can be read as a standalone.  I recommend reading them in order just so prior couples' endings aren't spoiled.  There are no cliffhangers from book to book and, so far, each book focuses on a different couple.

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Author Bio

New York Times bestselling author Claudia Connor attended Auburn University, where she received her undergraduate and masters degrees in early childhood education, and completed her studies in Sawbridgeworth, England. Always a lover of happy endings, she enjoys movies, reading, and spending her days putting on paper the stories in her head. She lives near Memphis, Tennessee, with her husband and three daughters.

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