Review: Saving a Legend by Sarah Robinson

Legend (Kavanagh Legends #2)by Sarah Robinson
ebook, 224 pages
Expected publication: June 14th 2016 by Loveswept
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.
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
I love a second chances story, especially when the second chance is a the chance to completely REDO your life. Kieran needs a do over…Fiona deserves a do over…and Shea wish she could get others to understand her need for a do over.
I simply loved Kieran…tall, hunky, Irish and full of muscle and something to prove. It wasn’t just a brawl that landed him in jail…it was underground illegal fighting where he nearly killed his opponent…not to mention, he has been a trained MMA fighter since childhood who “should know better”. 
Fiona is not the best choice for a girlfriend…she is struggling to get her business off the ground, care for her autistic sister and mourn for her late mother. To say she has baggage would be an understatement…she has the whole conveyor belt!
I loved how these two instantly felt the connection to each other and especially how Kieran wants to let Fiona get to know the real him…the new him. He is so desperate to have her know the man he wants to be that he makes mistakes and mis-steps along the way. But through it all, he has Shea and Fiona’s best interest at heart. I loved that about him. Even with his struggles with his father and older brother, he keeps his head held high and fights to be the man he wants to be, not just for Fiona but for himself and Shea…the family he wants to care for!
The Kavanagh’s are complex, dynamic and volatile. They fight hard and love fiercely…Enjoy!


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