Two chapters into this book, I was raving about it to a book buddy of mine. Six chapters into the book, I immediately added the first book “Worth The Fall” (McKinney Brothers Series), to my Wish List. I believe “Worth The Risk” by Claudia Connor is one of those discoveries that give you immense pleasure and tickles you pink for finding a new author worthy of reading, and the anticipation of having her on the list of “Must Read”.


“Worth The Risk” takes us up close and personal with Stephen McKinney the real estate billionaire and Hannah Walker, a hippo-therapist. One has lost a love to a madman, while the other has become the victim of a mad man. Two souls trying hard to break through the trauma and nightmares of a past that has changed the entire course of their life and they have to survive one day at a time.

A chance meeting with Hannah Walker, stirs the feelings of attraction for Stephan McKinney. An impromptu date gives them a chance for future encounters. With attraction on both sides, yet both unaware of each other’s painful pasts embark on a journey of friendship, attraction and love; a journey that also takes them on a ride of fear, pain, and betrayal. Now it is left to Hannah and Stephan to grab this second chance of love, and hopefully trust each other enough to endure the insecurities of a painful past and a betrayal close to home, enough to give their hearts and relationship a promising future.

“Worth The Risk” is runaway hit for me, as Claudia Connor does a brilliant job of keeping the story line taut with tension and sizzling with chemistry, and oozing with family relationships. Stephan and Hannah are two amazing characters who deserve all the love that this world can offer, their feelings are clearly etched, their pain is penned with perfection and their love for each other is charismatic. Two very strong characters who have endured so much and come out on the other side with unconditional love and support from families with big hearts.

And Claudia Connor just got added to “My Go To Writers List”…unconditionally!

Received an ARC from Random House Publishing – Loveswept, via NetGalley for an honest review.