Review: Saving a Legend (Kavanagh Legends #2) by Sarah Robinson

June 11, 2016 Review 0

Review: Saving a Legend (Kavanagh Legends #2) by Sarah Robinson

Praised by Penelope Ward as “a unique story line with multiple layers to it,” Sarah Robinson’s Saving a Legend goes another round with the brooding Kavanagh brothers: MMA fighters who won’t call it quits in the ring, or in romance.

His family’s gym has produced a roster of mixed martial arts legends, but so far Kieran Kavanagh hasn’t followed in their footsteps. After a brawl lands him in jail, Kieran is assigned to work at a center for at-risk youth. Though given a second chance, Kieran’s simply going through the motions—until he meets one very special kid, Shea Doherty, and falls hard for her very beautiful, very grown-up big sister, Fiona. The trouble is, Kieran’s best opening moves are getting him nowhere fast.

Fiona Doherty has too many responsibilities to fool around, especially now that she has custody of Shea. Sure, she’d love to find a devoted partner. But she won’t jeopardize her sister’s happiness—or risk revealing her tortured past—on a love-’em-and-leave-’em type of guy like Kieran . . . so it’s up to him to prove her wrong. As Fiona spends more time with Kieran, she starts to see a softer side of the reckless warrior. Now she must admit that when it comes to the possibility of real love, well . . . there’s a fighting chance.

Title: Saving a Legend
Author: Sarah Robinson
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Breaking a Legend, Becoming a Legend, Chasing a Legend
Series: Kavanagh Legends #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Breaking a Legend, Becoming a Legend, Chasing a Legend
Published by LoveSwept
Source: Publisher
Published: June 14, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 224
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Kavanagh Legends continues with Saving a Legend. This time around, the focus is on brother Kieran. He’s made a few mistakes in his life and has paid the price. Now he’s out of jail and trying to get back on the straight and narrow. Part of his probation is working at center for at-risk youth. There he meets a very special girl, Shea, whose older sister he falls hard for. Fiona, between her sister and her business, is over-whelmed with responsibilities and doesn’t have time for him. He doesn’t want to take no for an answer, she can’t say yes without risking losing her sister. Separately, both are only going through the motions of living. Together, they can have it all, including love.

 

Kieran and Fiona, nice couple. Seriously, I liked them. They have a lot in common. Both want to make something of themselves yet they are both kind of floundering through their lives. He really screwed up and landed in jail for a couple of years. She has a terrible background, now runs her own business and is raising her special needs sister. Both sides are keeping secrets and of course, they all come to light. His was pretty much spelled out right there in the blurb: Jail. Why he held out for so long telling her turned into a very big elephant in the room, especially when they were around his family. However, her secret, that was unexpected. Now that I finished the book I can see the signs were all there, I was just guessing it was going to be something completely different. There’s a nice build-up of their courtship, balanced with just enough high and low dramas to keep things moving along. Their happy ever after, yeah that was great. These two kids have been on quite a journey so it was nice to have it end on such an ‘Awe’ moment. It had me sighing with warm fuzzies.

 

Once again, we get to embrace the whole Kavanagh clan, which I absolutely adore. I really look forward to all of their stories in future titles. However, we have add a new character into the mix, Shea, Fiona’s very sweet younger sister. Shea has Autism Spectrum Disorder and I got to give kudos to the author for portraying her with as authentic representation as she did. There’s no sugar coating here and it was easy to tell Ms. Robinson did her homework well. For those of you who skip straight to the Prologue, please take a moment to read the Forward.

 

So as much as I enjoyed Saving a Legend, I really did like the first book better. I’m not saying this book sucked because it didn’t. On the contrary, it was actually very good. I think would kept me from falling madly in love with it was the timing of it all. Some issue seemed to be resolved a tad too quickly and others dragged on. Still it was a good read and a nice compliment to the series, one that I will continue reading.

 

 

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