Worth The Wait (McKinney/Walker # 1)

By Claudia Connor


Claudia Connor continues her beloved McKinney Brothers with the first in a spin off series, featuring the Walker Brothers.

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 women 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?


WORTH THE WAIT is a second-chance romance between Nick and Mia and is the first book in the Walker Brothers series, a spin-off of the McKinney Brothers series.  We first met the Walker brothers in WORTH THE RISK where their sister, Hannah, fell in love with Stephen McKinney.  Nick is in the FBI and is the oldest of five children.  His three brothers are Luke (Special Forces), Zach (Fireman) and Dallas (DEA Agent) and I assume each brother will get his own book in this series.

Nick is a man who carries a lot of responsibility on his shoulders.  Forced at nineteen to look after his four siblings (aged seventeen, fourteen x 2 and two) after his parents died, he has spent the past twenty-four years second-guessing every decision he ever made.  Did he make the right choice?  Would his parents have done the same thing?  It has taken a toll on him and has affected his relationship with his siblings.  They love him, but the brothers are not overly close and there’s some tension between them that I felt didn’t get resolved in this story.  Nick met Mia soon after starting college and their relationship lasted thirteen years before he ruined it.  Yes, I put all the blame on him.

Mia is a smart and loving woman who gave her relationship with Nick her all.  She loved Nick’s family like her own and was devastated when they were taken from her.  She has the capacity to love fiercely but every time she falls in love, it’s stripped away from her and that was heartbreaking.  Your heart will break even more when you find out she was dealing with her own tragedy in silence while Nick was slowly pulling away from her.

WORTH THE WAIT is told in dual POVs and while it’s a spin-off of the McKinney Brothers series, I think you could read this one on it’s own without any real problems.  That being said, some of this story does takes place in the same timeline as WORTH THE RISK, and you would get a better understanding of what Hannah went through if you did read that book first.  The story switches between past and present quite often, which was hard to follow at times.  But it was nice to see into the past to find out how they met and fell in love, even if it was sad to see their relationship die a slow death.

Worth The Wait (McKinney/Walker # 1)

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