Series: Kavanagh Legends #2
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Date: June 14, 2016
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.
Let’s start off with how this is a series. Yes it is a series. Do I recomend you read them all in order? Well, yes because you will love this family! But no you don’t need to in order to enjoy the stories. They are interconnected standalones that each feature another member of the Kavanagh family. The Kavanagh family is well known in the Bronx, for their gym Legends.. and for other reasons. 😉
Right now Kieran is kind of the black sheep of the family. He was just released from jail and is trying his best to fit back in and find his place among his large family. Easier said than done. Trying to show that you aren’t the same person as you were before, can be a tough road. But what happens when he walks into a flower shop to buy flowers for his mom? (Yes cue the AHHHHHHHHs – the big, huge, tough ex-felon loves his mom!) Well he comes face to face with Fiona.
Fiona is the young owner of the flower shop and she knocks Kieran’s world off his axis. Just 2 days out of prison and he can’t get her out of his head. Not only is Fiona the owner of the shop, but she also has custody of her little sister. And her little sister, Shea is such a precious addition to this story.
Fiona and Kiran are both holding secrets close to their hearts and you know secrets never stay hidden. Is there relationship strong enough to stand in the light of these?
Shea – Fiona’s little sister and a child in the youth center where Kieran is performing community service. Shea fits seamlessly into this story while also serving as a catalyst for Kieran and Fiona’s relationship. Sarah Robinson has tackled an often difficult subject matter with grace, compassion and also realism. What is this I am talking about? Well Shea is a young child with autism spectrum disorder. Now we are all aware that just like any other disease/disorder out there it can manifest differently in individuals. But Sarah Robinson took the time to portray this sweet girl accurately. Giving a name and face to this oft talked about disorder. While also showing the complexity and stress involved in not only raising a child alone, but raising one who has special needs. It added depthness to the book.
The characters are so well written. They were multidimensional – and I just love when we get to see different sides of characters! Fiona and Kieran held me captivated as they grew into themselves and their relationship. The side characters… well you already know how I feel about Shea… and the Kavanaghs such a fabulous family. Like any family they have their conflicts but when push comes to shove they all stand by each other. As someone who also comes from a large family, I really appreciate that!
This was a book with a sweet romance. Kieran pursuing Fiona (and Shea) will just melt your heart. But things do get steam between Kieran and Fiona! (I really want a Kavanagh man for myself! Just thought I would throw that out here!) Don’t miss this heartwarming read!
You want to go and one-click Saving a Legend and spend some time with the Kavanaghs! You will thank me!
I received a complimentary copy of Saving a Legend in exchange for my honest review.
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.