Title: Saving a Legend
Series: Kavanagh Legends #2
Author: Sarah Robinson
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 14, 2016
Rating: 5 Stars
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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.
Kieran Kavanagh is a man who was a troubled youth. His actions have not only affected him but his family as well. Fiona Doherty has a lot on her plate. She doesn’t have the time or energy to add another person into her life.
The author lets you in on who her scene-stealer is. If you read the Foreword you will know who it is. She’s a little lady that will steal your heart. Our author also goes the extra mile in the scene-stealer department – you’ll love Kieran’s mom. She’s also created a sad tale because of the circumstances these two had dealt in their life and those circumstances have changed their future. But if not for Kieran’s circumstances, they may never have met.
I know there is an age difference but this story made me think of Riding The Bus With My Sister. It just made me think of Shea. If you want a different perspective you might try Rain Man or even Fly Away. This story spoke strongly to me. Quite a few years ago, I had the chance to spend some quality time with children of all different ages who all happened to have some form of autism. I had the privilege to meet a single mother who had not one, not two, but three boys all with different forms of autism.
Kieran turning his life around was a great inspiration. But he was also willing to take a chance on Fiona and her sister. There are times when you’ll feel a tear in your eye and then other times you’ll be smiling. The author doesn’t get too serious because she lightens the mood by getting us to giggle. Your ending is the HEA that some of us come to expect. This book can be considered a stand-alone but if you loved Kieran, you will want to check out the other two books of the series.
Sarah Robinson is the bestselling author of the Kavanagh Legends series, The Photographer Trilogy, and the Sand & Clay rock star series. A native of Washington, D.C., Robinson has both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal psychology. She is married to a local police officer who is just as much of an animal rescue enthusiast as she is. Together, they own a zoo of rescue and foster animals.