“Read Claudia Connor for a consistently raw and emotional love story,” recommends Carly Phillips. Now the swoon-worthy McKinney Brothers series from this bestselling author continues as JT, the youngest of the trio, discovers that only love can make him whole.
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.
Claudia Connor is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of heartfelt contemporary romance. Claudia 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 travel, but spends most of her time typing out the love stories of the almost real people that live in her head. Claudia lives near Memphis, Tennessee, with her husband and three daughters.
** ARC kindly provided by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review. **
I am a sucker for Claudia Connor’s stories and this series about the McKinney brothers, is one of my favorites.
Now it’s time for J.T to tell his story. A heartbreaking and emotional one, focusing a lot in the characters’ exchange and how they could make us feel by a simple glance.
Deep feelings, characters hurt in their past, struggling to keep their heads out of the water.
There was something very strong and intense throughout the story, this thick thread increasing and captivating me until the end.
J.T was married to his job. As a biomedical engineer at the one renowned prosthetic research and development, he hadn’t time to be involved with someone. His patients were his priority, and dedicated his time for making them feeling between, to improve their lives. His own experience and tragedy, gave him the strength to fight back, to help people, giving access to the best.
Paige is a single mother with heavy debts, with two jobs and school. Being alone with a little girl who needed so much healthcare was exhausting at times but so worth it. She was dedicated to Casey, one of the cutest little thing I met. Her priority and reason of happiness. So young and already endured so much for her age. Paige and her little girl moved me. They were both strong, having each other’s back, brave and coping adversity and overcoming the obstacles like a team.
Strong and independent, but totally hitched by this mysterious guy.
Between the three of them, a beautiful and endearing chemistry. I really enjoyed the quiet mood tainted with so many feels. J.T and Paige went from far, with some heavy luggages in a certain way, but it was never told in a self pity mood. Just showing how strong they were, with no pretenses, in their good or bad days.
Claudia Connor could write about tortured characters, showing how beautiful they were, with such intensity. Surprisingly, I was interesting about J.T’s job, to learn more about his biomedical researches, in awe of his dedication. Tender, sweet but never cheesy with some strong emotional vibes, with a wonderful family. And once again, despite the sad part about J.T and Casey’s condition, I smiles a lot and swooned over another McKinney man.
I’m gonna miss these characters, trust me!