Wednesday, January 4, 2017

[Pat's ARC Review]: "Worth the Wait"

romance novel covers, contemporary romance, Worth the Wait by Claudia Connor
Worth the Wait by Claudia Connor
Publication Date: January 10, 2017
Series: McKinney/Walker, 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance

He broke her heart. When he finds out just how badly, it will break his too. 

Nick Walker found the love of his life when he was just nineteen.

Found her.
Loved her.
Lost her.

It's been ten years since Nick watched the only woman he ever loved walk out of his life. Now this FBI Special Agent will do anything to win her back.

But it won’t be easy…

Mia’s heart was shattered by Nick. They'll have to face their painful past if they want a future, including Mia's own secret about that day it all fell apart. 

Do you believe in second chances?

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Reviews of Connor's Previous Novels:

Worth the Risk (#2) -- Kame

Pat's Review:

This novel grabbed my heart and didn't let go. I have loved all the McKinney Brothers stories, but this story of love, loss, and family had me in tears frequently. There is so much to this story, I don't want to write spoilers and give it away.  I hope my review will interest other people in reading this amazing story.

Nick Walker's parents died suddenly, and immediately it was his responsibility to protect his twin brothers, Zach and Luke, who were teenagers, and his baby sister, Hannah. He wanted to make sure he kept the family together, and it was a daunting task for a 19-year-old college student. He met Mia James while having a picnic with Hannah on campus. Hannah was adorable and attracted a lot of girls to Nick's side, but he was way too busy for a social life. Mia was different. Their friendship grew into a deep love over the next few years, and he couldn't imagine life without her. She was a mainstay in Hannah's life as well as his. But, "A deadly storm had come and they hadn't weathered it." 

Ten years after the last time they saw each other, a lot has happened to them both. Mia was a surgeon, but changed her specialty to Psychiatry, and now was a therapist. After a tragic loss just a short time ago, she has closed herself off from anything but her practice. She lives in the same town as Nick, but he has never looked for her. She is seeing Hannah (now a grown woman) for counseling without Nick's knowledge. Hannah is in love with a man Nick is sure is no good for her, and after an incident that puts her in the hospital, he finds out about Mia and sees her. She is overwhelmed by her emotions, terrified she will fall for him again. Nick can't get past the knowledge he never stopped loving her. But so many obstacles stand in their way.

It was great to catch up with Matt and Abby and their ever growing family, and of course Stephen and Hannah, despite their rocky start. Just keep the tissues handy!


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Pat received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley.

*Note: The quote used belongs to Claudia Connor; TBQ's Book Palace does not claim it. Any mistakes or typos in the quotes are my own fault.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! It sounds like quite the story; I need to catch up with her books, I did really enjoy the first one. :)

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Until Next Time,


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