by Sarah Robinson
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, 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.
*An ARC was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Saving a Legend is the second book in the Kavanagh Legend series and I have to admit, I loved Kieran. He’s made mistakes in his past that led him to serve time but he’s a good guy and that shines through. On his way to see his mom after two years, he stops at a flower shop and is instantly smitten by the lovely Fiona and something clicks, big time for him.
Once out of jail, he’s assigned to work with some down on there luck kids and meets Shea, Fiona’s little sister and a young lady who has some special needs. Fiona has custody of her after their parents died and with a lot riding on her shoulders, has never thought love was in the cards for her. Until she meets Kieran who charms her little sister and his wonderful family who welcomes them with open arms.
Kieran now has a second chance to turn his life around but he has to convince Fiona that he can be the man she needs. These two are hiding things from one another, some that had me teary eyed for what they’ve gone through. Oh man, my heart.
The book is told in the POV of Fiona and Kieran which worked really well for me. I liked getting glimpses of both characters and getting in their heads. Kieran is loveable and Fiona is a tough nut to crack but you can’t help but love her too. You can see the love that she has for her little sister.
All in all, I really liked Saving A Legend and the main characters. I really thought the MMA would have a bigger part in the book so I have to admit, I was sort of disappointed it wasn’t since I thought I was going to be reading more of a fighter romance than what I got but I still look forward to reading more books in the series.