By Claudia Connor
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.
At the age of 19, JT lost his lower leg and his NFL dream in a car accident. Angry at the loss and believing the hateful words uttered by his girlfriend after the accident, he distanced himself from his family because he believed his wasn’t worthy of one. He turned to Biomedical Engineering and now owns and runs a highly successful company that designs and builds prosthetic devices. He’s been attracted to Paige for weeks, but it’s not until he sees that her young daughter is also missing her lower leg that he realises he has a legitimate reason to talk to her. Paige, whose only sexual experience was one no woman should have to endure, finds it easy to like and trust JT because of his quiet but friendly personality and bond with her daughter, Casey.
Paige: “Are you always competing?”
Jake: “I’m the youngest of seven children. I came out of the womb competing.”
I liked both JT and Paige and thought they made a nice couple. JT is an amazing person because he’s dedicated his life to improving the lives of amputees. His interactions with Casey were adorable and sweet and really showed that despite what he believed, he was meant to be a father. Paige is an amazing person because despite being a single mother, she works several jobs while going to college all so she can provide a better life for herself and for Casey.
I know I enjoyed reading WORTH IT ALL⎯I can remember JT, Paige and Casey quite clearly⎯but I’m finding that despite only finishing the story about a week ago, I can’t remember much of the story. Yikes! But I was very busy and a little sleep deprived over the last week, so I’m assuming that’s part of the problem. We got to see how the rest of the McKinney family is doing, but with seven siblings, their spouses and their children, it made it hard to follow when the whole family was together. WORTH IT ALL is told in dual POVs and while it’s part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone.
Worth It All (The McKinney Brothers # 3)
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