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Review of Chasing a Legend (Kavanagh Legends #4) by Sarah Robinson

“Pizza. Sex. Boyfriend. It was a modern day fairytale.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, MMA Romance

Book Length (Est.): 227 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

The most soulful Kavanagh brother tackles the challenge of a lifetime—with a little help from the girl of his dreams.

A topnotch manager and agent, Quinn Kavanagh pictures a life outside of his family’s renowned MMA gym. Beneath his sleek exterior, Quinn has a secret passion for sculpting. But after a nearly fatal motorcycle accident, he’s struggling just to walk again, let alone get back to the studio—and it doesn’t help that the doctor in charge of his physical therapy is his childhood crush. Quinn’s always ready for a fight, but the bittersweet sting of unrequited love has him begging for mercy.

Dr. Kiera Finley is determined to make her medical residency a success. Six years ago, she gave in and shared a single passionate night with Quinn. Now she’s just hoping the cocky lover from her past doesn’t derail her plans for the future. Little by little, though, Kiera gets to know another side of Quinn. She knew he was a family man, devoted to his parents and brothers, but he’s also a free spirit trapped in a cage—and only she has the key. To heal both Quinn’s body and soul, Kiera’s tempted to give him a special kind of medicine.

With their own heartwarming HEAs, Sarah Robinson’s Kavanagh Legends novels can be read together or separately.

Mindy’s Review:

*I received this book free from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Quinn Kavanagh was in love with his best friend and got his heart broke when she left for college. Now, six years later he is a manager for his brothers and their MMA business. He does not really love the MMA circuit like his family does but wants to make his family proud. Quinn wants to do something else with his life but is afraid that his family will not support him.

Kiera Finley is in her medical residency and will not let anything get in the way of her dreams. Including her feelings for her old best friend. Now that she is older and is getting to know the real Quinn she finds herself falling in love with him. She opens his eyes to the possibilities of his dreams coming true.

This is the fourth book in the series. I have been waiting for this one and I was not let down. I love the Kavanagh family and how much love and support they have for each other. It really shines in this book.

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Review of Becoming a Legend (Kavanagh Legends #3) by Sarah Robinson

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“all-strings-attached”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance (MMA)

Book Length (Est.): 274 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

From the author of Saving a Legend (“A deep and moving story about family, acceptance, and love.”—Katy Evans) comes another smoldering MMA romance featuring the Kavanagh brothers, the chiseled alpha males whose real legacy is love.

Kane Kavanagh has always had one goal: being the best mixed martial arts fighter alive. With the MMA National Championships in Las Vegas fast approaching, the man they call “Killer” has no intention of letting anyone or anything get in his way. Somehow, though, a feisty opponent has slipped beneath his guard—and stolen his heart. Fiery and passionate, Nora Hannigan is harder to pin down than any rival Kane has faced in the ring. And she isn’t afraid to tell Kane that she wants nothing to do with him.

With her best friend about to marry into the Kavanagh family, Nora has been resisting Kane’s shameless attempts at flirting for months. But after their undeniable chemistry finally takes over, leading to the hottest night of Nora’s life, she’s running scared. There’s a lot about her life Kane doesn’t know, and she won’t be responsible for ending his career. Now Kane’s out to prove that he’s ready for a commitment by winning her heart—and he’s never lost a fight.

 

YAY – Double Review!

 

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Kane “Killer” Kavanagh has one goal in life. He wants to be the best MMA fighter alive. He is training for the MMA National Championships in Las Vegas that are fast approaching. He will not let anything or anyone come in between him and his dreams. And he has yet to lose a fight.

Nora Hannigan has been dodging Kane’s crazy flirting attempts for awhile now. Nora’s best friend is about to marry into the Kavanagh family so she really has no choice but to see Kane regularly. Nora has lots of issues on her own that she is dealing with and becoming friends with Kane could complicate things.

Kane has had the hots for Nora for a long time. He flirts with her but he is too busy for a relationship or anything steady right now. The one night things seem to get a little fuzzy between Nora and Kane is one of the best night’s of their life. They were not prepared for the attraction and feeling they would experience. When Nora gets into some of her mothers trouble the Kavanagh’s will have her back in anything she needs but Kane will be tested on his true feelings for her.

This is the third book in the Kavanagh Legends series and a good read. Friendships and feelings are put to the test. The chemistry is pretty intense and Nora and Kane happen to be really good for each other.

Mindy 4 Star

 

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Nora tries to do it all. She goes to school, works with a youth program, has a job that she wish no one would ever know about, but one that pays her mother’s debts, and the last thing she needs is a man to add drama and take up time that she doesn’t really have. But Kane isn’t the obnoxious over the top lady killer she thinks he is. He actually wants to make her life easier, not complicate it.

Kane is focused on being the champion; it’s what he’s been training for and it’s all he wants. That is until he starts spending time with the girl he’s had his eye on forever…Nora. His priorities will get mixed up and when they get refocused some things get bumped out. But Kane has the wonderful Kavanagh clan at his back and they won’t let anything bad happen to him.

Nora and Kane are great! He’s super flirty and she has a mouth that’ll keep him on his toes. Their relationship is never boring that’s for sure.

The Kavanagh’s are an incredible family and every book I read with them in it only proves that point. They’re supportive and caring and nothing gets in their way when it comes to love and family. Becoming A Legend is another captivating and entertaining book in the Kavanagh Legends series. Can’t wait to read more!

There is, however, one phrase that was used so often that it was borderline driving me crazy…”the sound of the familiar voice”. Why can’t the person’s name be used? I mean after a while I was rolling my eyes every time it said that or something similar.

My Favorite Moment is when Kane calls dibs on Nora and what led to him finally making that call. That girl is a warrior!

Jenn 4 Heart

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Review of Breaking a Legend (Kavanagh Legends #1) by Sarah Robinson

Breaking a Legend

Both Need A Little Saving

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance (MMA)

Book Length (Est.): 254 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

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.

 

YAY – Double Review!

 

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept in exchange for an honest review*

Clare is running from a crazy ex. All she wants is to go to vet school and live her life without being in constant fear of when her ex may show up seeking to destroy her. She’s been careful, she’s made rules for herself, and everything was working okay until Rory Kavanagh walks into her life.

Rory was a MMA fighter who got injured, and yes he is also many other things, but to him being the man in the ring was all he knew himself as and that man was no more. He tried to drown out the pain from his injury and the pain of not knowing who he was anymore in alcohol, drugs, and women. It was a system he thought was working, until he met Clare Ivers.

Clare made Rory want to be a better person, she never asked him to change, but he changed to better himself for her. He wanted to be a man who deserved a woman like her. She, on the other hand, didn’t feel worthy of him and always wanted to know how he could want to be with someone like her.

Two broken people who become whole because of the love they have for each other.

Breaking A Legend is a sweet story of redemption, family, and finding yourself worthy of love. It does start a little slow, and the ongoing comparisons began to get old, but overall it will tug at your heartstrings and leave you with a smile.

My Favorite Moment: I’m not quite sure if my favorite part was the first date Rory set up for Clare or the next morning when they got woken up. Sweet to hilarious in a few page turns. Loved it!

Jenn 3.5 Heart

 

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept in exchange for an honest review*

Rory Kavanagh is a legend MMA fighter, a dominating alpha that can command a room with his presence. His last fight gets him a painful leg injury that takes him out of the cage forever. To dull his pain and feelings he turns to pills and booze. Having all his dreams shattered in the blink of an eye destroys him. Although he has a loving family with plenty of brothers it is hard to get back into a life without his career.

Clare Ivers is new to town. Running from her past and abusive ex-boyfriend she will stop at nothing to have a normal life. While not wanting her secret to get out about her past she starts taking self defense classes at the gym. Becoming friends with the Kavanagh family and volunteering at the shelter brings a little comfort to her new found life.

Rory is instantly attracted to Clare. Her no nonsense attitude makes Rory see that he just might be able to live a normal life after MMA. As the two get closer the chemistry gets more intense, and the secrets start to surface. One thing about it, once you become close to a Kavanagh you become family to them all. And they will stop at nothing to make sure you are safe.

This was a good read. I enjoyed the storyline and you can’t help but to fall in love with the characters. Coming from a tight family you sense a protectiveness that you can understand. When it comes to her ex-boyfriend I felt the build up would cause more of an intense scene but did not really get that. Overall it was a good read and I cant wait until Casey gets her story.

My Favorite  Moment: I loved how Rory explained the feeling of falling in love. Priceless!

My Favorite Moment: I agree that date night in the ring was awesome but it is a tie with the morning after.

 

Mindy 3 star

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