Saturday, 3 October 2015

Review - Breaking a Legend by Sarah Robinson

Title: Breaking a Legend
Series: Kavanagh Legends #1
Author: Sarah Robinson
Release Date: September 29, 2015

Perfect for fans of Katy Evans and Monica Murphy, Sarah Robinson’s blistering-hot series debut introduces the Kavanagh brothers—mixed martial arts fighters who work hard, play hard, and love with all their hearts. 

As one of the big names at his family’s gym, Legends, MMA star Rory Kavanagh is used to being in the spotlight—until a gruesome leg injury knocks him out of the cage. Rory is left feeling sidelined in more ways than one, battling the inner demons that come with losing the one shot at his dreams. Then Clare walks into his life and gives him a new dream: winning her heart. There aren’t many new faces in Woodlawn these days, but this tough, beautiful stranger makes Rory want to get his life back into fighting shape.

Clare Ivers doesn’t think she’ll be able to tell anyone what really brought her to the close-knit Bronx neighborhood where she just started bartending. But her life’s on pause and her past is catching up fast, try as she might to move on—with new friends, steady work, and a chiseled alpha male trying to get her attention. Even though Rory’s more than a little intense, she can’t deny that her heart beats faster when he looks at her with those soulful silver eyes. Clare thought she was done with love, but Rory might just be man enough to show her she thought wrong.

What is better than a hot, alpha MMA fighter? One with a kind heart and huge Irish family! This is the first book I have read by Sarah Robinson, but it most certainly won’t be my last.

Rory ‘Knockout’ Kavanagh was one of the best MMA fighters around, until that ONE fight. The one that changed his life and lead him to an awful addiction to pills and booze. Though it didn’t lessen his heart of gold or protective streak. 

It only takes ONE night to turn his entire life around again. The night he meets Clare Ivers. Clare is new to town, running from her own past and the attraction between the two is immediate. However, Clare has sworn off men after her last boyfriend. 

“Damn it, Clare, pull yourself together. Repeat, I do not want to date Rory Kavanagh. I do not want to kiss Rory Kavanagh. I do not want to jump Rory Kavanagh. Dammit, I at least want to jump Rory Kavanagh.”

Having such a horrible past, Clare has a hard time trusting people and opening herself up. She finds herself trusting Rory unconditionally though and his continued pursuit wears her down over time. 

“He didn’t want to just kiss her; he wanted to possess her, to overtake every part of her with his lips and let her taste his words, know how true they were.”

My absolute favorite part of this story was Ace, Rory’s rescue dog. I loved the fact that Rory volunteered and rehabilitated dogs that needed it. I also loved the whole Irish mafia/fighter family dynamic. The Kavanaghs are such a close knit family that you feel like a member while reading. 

This story was sweet and sexy. It was a thoroughly enjoyable read and I am very intrigued to read the rest of the brothers’ stories. 
~ Review by Tiffany

Sarah Robinson is the bestselling author of 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.

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