Sunday, November 16, 2014
Worth The Fall by Claudia Connor
Matt and Abby's book
Worth The Fall
by Claudia Connor
They meet on a beach. . . . Abby Davis isn’t wearing a skimpy bikini or sipping umbrella drinks, not when she’s busy chasing around four little ones. And Matt McKinney isn’t looking for fun—he’s a Navy SEAL, a grown man with a long list of missions . . . and fallen brothers.
They only have a week. . . . Abby has brought her children to this beach to start over, to give them the enjoyable memories they deserve. Matt’s been sidelined by a combat injury, and haunted by the best friend he lost and the promise he made: to remain a SEAL—focused and dedicated. This leaves no time for what he’s always wanted: a family.
But a week is all it takes. . . . Matt opens her heart while Abby soothes his soul. And though they plan to say good-bye when the week is over, something magical happens on that beach, something neither can forget. Something utterly, completely worth falling for.
I really didn't like Worth the Fall. It was so far out there that it bordered on fantasy. I love my contemporary romances to be as real as possible and the plot in Worth the Fall was far reaching.
The author would have you believe that a pregnant widow along with her four little children vacationing on a beach would be attractive to a hot, studly young Navy Seal. At five months pregnant, wearing a swimsuit and looking after young children including a toddler, Abby would be not be a prime target for a hot dude on a beach. Sorry, no amount of convincing would say otherwise. Now if he was already with Abby and it was his family, for sure she would be appear attractive to him. I'm not saying that pregnant women are not attractive. No! I'm not saying that at all. I am just saying that he would not even notice her.
Events kept happening that would make my eyes roll. For instance, Abby was at the beach with her horde of kids and she talked on the phone with a girl friend. One of the first things the girl friend asks is if she met someone. Who would think to ask that question? Abby,with her belly showing and all her kids on vacation and the first thing a friend asks is if she has met someone? As if! How would Abby meet someone? Make her toddlers babysit themselves in front of the TV and she'd wade up to the swim bar? Just dumb. Not to mention that Abby's husband had just passed away 6 months ago.
It seemed like all the secondary characters were jerks or villains. Even Abby's dead husband was a jerk but that didn't stop her from making 5 kids with him. I don't understand why the author kept making everyone mean.
Then the one person that I did expect to not be accepting of Abby and her kids hooking up with Matt was his mom. I mean what mom would be pleased that her single son takes up with a pregnant woman and her kids? Matt's mother was hestitant for maybe one day and then she was completely accepting. I didn't buy it. Even if Abby's mom decided she liked Abby and her family, there would still be a part of her that would want differently. Especially in under one week. I am sure after a length of time Matt's mom would change but not this quickly. No way.
As cute as Abby's children were, they were too perfect. They were never cranky or tired and they didn't fight with their siblings. They never had temper tantrums and were just cute 100% of the time. A complete fable. Also perfect was Matt. There was not one thing wrong with him. He said all the right things. He didn't have one flaw and the one mistake he do was unbelievable. (There's this new invention called a telephone people) Humans like Matt just don't exist except in an author's fantasy world maybe.
I only finished Worth the Fall because my friend read it and really wanted to discuss it with me. Otherwise I would have chucked it to the side.