Thursday, June 23, 2016

Book Club Thursday:June Reading Challenge

Hi Readers! Thanks for joining my fellow bloggers and I for this week's Book Club Thursday. This week: our June Reading Challenge. Her is our list of the challenges that we selected for this year.

Read a New Author to You
Read a Book Published Prior to 2010
Read a Novella
Read a E-Book
Read an Erotica
Re-Read a Desert Island Book
Read a Book With a Heroine that Has Your Name
Read a Book You Bought For the Cover or Title Alone
Read a Book Recommend by a Friend
Read a Guilty Pleasure Book
Read a Pee In Your Pants Read
Read a Feel Good Book

My pick for June: Read A Feel Good Book
WORTH IT ALL 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.

I read this book a couple of months back, but when I decided to pick a feel good book, WORTH IT ALL is a story that fits the challenge to a T for me. 
     Jake aka JT is one of those special heroes that you can't help falling in love with. He comes from a family of great people, yet he lives in self imposed exile from his family that he loves. His dreams of playing football were dashed in an accident with his high school girlfriend when he was only nineteen. He lost a leg in the accident and more. But what fate threw at him made him stronger and he has built a successful career designing prosthetics for others in a similar situation.
     He meets Paige, a single mother and her little girl Casey, who also wears a prosthetic leg. Paige is a strong woman who is struggling to make something of her life. And she is tired. There is an instant attraction between the two adults, but neither was looking for love. And for JT, his guilt doesn't make him feel worthy of love and family.
     Claudia Connor writes this story at a wonderful pace, no insta love, and they are full of humor and heart. JT has lived with guilt, taking words said in anger and growing from them. He is generous and sweet, and yet he is alone. The way Ms Connor handled JT dealing with his past is spot on. I can't tell you what happens, you will just have to read it.
     McKinney men are special. You can't help but fall hard for them. They are all about love and family. JT is no exception. I couldn't help but root for JT and Paige to fall for each other and become a family with Casey. I know I felt good after reading this story and still think about months after reading it. This is a warm and emotional story written by an author who knows people well. I highly recommend WORTH IT ALL.


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Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to visit my friends and their blogs for their challenge picks. I hope you enjoy us again next week, June 30th, to see what we have on our minds. We love hearing from you. Until then, Happy Reading!


  1. I really loved this story! It is so good and fits the challenge so well. It really is a feel good book. Nice pick!

    1. Thanks. I couldn't help feeling how special JT was.