~4 Sweet and Sexy Stars~
“There’s always a prince.”
Worth It All is the third book in The McKinney Brothers Series. Although it can be read as a stand-alone, I highly recommend reading the entire series to fully understand the dynamics between the characters. This series has been a delight to read because of the family relationships and the tender romantic themes.
“He needed to take a giant step back and think, because the things he was feeling were racing far into unknown territory.”
JT is the youngest brother in the McKinney clan. After surviving a horrific car accident, he leaves the nest and makes a life for himself in California. Although JT has established himself (in the previous books) as a cocky “know it all” football player, the trials and tribulations of his life have inspired him to change and serve others. As a biomedical engineer, he uses his experience as an amputee to develop prosthetic equipment and help other amputees in their recovery. Although JT has found financial success and he is surrounded by good friends, he has been unable to move past the demons from his past.
“Let me take you home.”
Paige is a struggling single mother. She is working two jobs and attending school to provide her daughter (with a disability) a better life. When JT frequents the diner that she works at, her life is changed forever.
“This was a jumping off point.”
JT and Paige drawn to one another. Although both are hesitant to explore a relationship, they begin to grow closer together. The added element of Paige’s sweet daughter Casey only strengthens their bond. Paige has been struggling to survive and JT offers friendship and love to both Paige and her daughter.
“You have me.”
Told in dual POV, Worth It All is an excellent addition to this series. The characters are well developed, and the relationships between them are what keep me coming back for more. The McKinney Family is a fortress of love and protection and getting to know each brother has made me more invested in their lives. The romance element between JT and Paige was quite tender and full of passion. The disability element enhanced this read because it brought light to the challenges JT and Casey experience daily as a disabled individuals. Additionally, I felt an abundance of compassion for the single mothers in the world that work hard every day to give their children a better life. The relationship between JT and Paige (and sweet Casey) kept me engaged the entire read. The natural progression between the three was full of love! Frankly, I found myself smiling throughout the entire read.
Overall, I highly recommend Worth It All to my reading friends who love a light and tender read that will touch your heart and leave a smile on your face. Ms. Connor continues to amaze me with her lyrical writing and stories full of heart. I will certainly keep my eye out for more from this author!
*ARC graciously provided via NETGALLEY in exchange for an honest review!*