Friday, April 8, 2016

Worth the Risk

Book Review of Worth The Risk (The McKinney Brothers Series)

Title: Worth The Risk

Series: The McKinney Brothers Series

Author: Claudia Connor

Date Published:   February 3rd 2015

Date Read:    April 3, 2016

The Blurb: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.

My Review

4 Goldilocks stars


Worth the Risk the second book in the The McKinney Brothers series was so good. It was darker and had more angst then the first book but it was still sweet and beautiful too. The only reason it didn't get a five star like the first one is because although I did love Stephen I loved Matt more. Sorry Stephen but Matt is one hell of a show stopper! 

"Don't. Please." She dropped her gaze from a man too used to getting what he wanted, too used to being wanted. "Don't play with me."-Hannah 


"You're the bravest, strongest, most amazing person I've ever known and....I didn't handle it well. I don't....handle things well. Not for the past few years anyway. I -Shit, this is hard."-Stephen 

Stephen was broken by love. His fiancee was beat, tortured, raped(or at least it was hinted that she was raped) and murdered in their home five years ago. Stephen was full of rage, closed off from his family and consumed in guilt. He wanted revenge, dreamed of torturing the men that murdered his fiancee and that made him think he was dark with evil in him. Stephen was charming, sweet, but was battling his own demons and sometimes he did or said things that would hurt Hannah, but never on purpose. I think Claudia Connor did a great job of showing a man so consumed with rage and guilt that it was like a poison in his soul. I could feel his pain, his anger, his fear. I loved Stephen and my heart broke for him.

He'd been with plenty of women, had a longtime girlfriend and fiancee, and still, he couldn't ever remember being so moved. So consumed.-Stephen about Hannah 


"And you know what?" "What?" "I like who you are now."-Hannah and Stephen 

Hannah was broken by evil. When Hannah was 14 an evil man tortured her for days cutting her, pealing her skin, breaking her bones with bats ect for years she was in so much pain she wanted to die. She was withdrawn and didn't speak, didn't live, until she seen horses. They gave her a sense of freedom. She became a Hippotherapy(physical therapist that work with children using horses) and she has a little farm called Freedom Farm. Hannah was amazing. She had such strength and love. I loved Hannah. Thought she a brave and admirable heroine. She really stood out to me. She didn't just give up but she made something of herself and helped others. 

"I haven't kissed another girl since the first time I kissed you over a bowl of ice cream. I haven't wanted to. Haven't even thought about it."-Stephen 

They'd both been broken, Stephen by love, her by evil. Both of their lives changed by monsters.-Hannah 

There was a ton of chemistry between Stephen and Hannah. Stephen made Hannah feel beautiful and she made him feel alive again. There was a great build up to their love. There were some really sweet tender moments in this book. Stephen could really work the charm when he tried. I loved getting to see how Matt, Abby, and the kids where doing and the news Matt and Abby had was like a awesome bonus. I also really loved Hannah's brothers. Nick, Luke, Zach, and Dallas(although Dallas wasn't in the book just spoken of) I thought they were all so damn cute and protective. 
FBI, Special Forces, firefighter, cop. It was like her very own big-brother protection force.-Hannah 
I want Nick and Mia's story so bad I can taste it. Just saying I am going to need me some more Walker men! I am so glad that I requested Worth It All from netgalley and decided to read all the books in this series, because it introduced me to an awesome author I didn't know about. I am loving me some Claudia Connor and can't wait to read more books from her!

"No." He caught her face in his hands. "I love you. You're what I need, Hannah. You're what I think about. Not a building. Not a company. I'm alive again because of you."-Stephen 

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