Saturday, 31 December 2016

Becoming A Legend - Sarah Robinson - Review

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

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.

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4.5 Stars

Becoming a Legend is the third title in the Kavanagh Legends series.  The series revolves around the Kavanagh family, and although Becoming a Legend can be read as a standalone, all the characters are completely endearing.  As with the previous titles in this series Becoming a Legend is well written and well paced.  Becoming a Legend is Kane Kavanagh and Nora Hannigan's story.  This is an enemies to lovers tale.  

Kane is an MMA fighter, very focused, disciplined, hot and hard working.  He has a reputation as a player and has a tendency to be arrogant, but really is a genuinely good guy. 

Nora has not had an easy life, she is incredibly strong, driven, loyal, hardworking and has a heap of baggage. 

This pair have intense chemistry and share a strong connection, with hot and steamy love scenes.  Told from a dual point of view, their banter is fun and flirty with touches of humor at times.  

The members of the Kavanagh family are both relate-able and endearing. I adore their sassy Irish mother, who with a sharp tongue manages to keep all her brawny sons in line.  It's wonderful how all the characters appear within each of the books, and their stories continue to evolve.  I love the strong themes of family, loyalty, community and friendship that flows throughout this series.  I thoroughly recommend Becoming a Legend to fans of fighter romance and cannot wait to read the next title in this series. 

Breaking a Legend (Kavanagh Legends #1)

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.

Saving a Legend (Kavanagh Legends #2)

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.

Sarah  Robinson

Aside from being a Top 10 Barnes & Noble and Amazon Bestseller, Sarah Robinson is a native of the Washington, DC area and has both her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in criminal psychology. She is newly married to a wonderful man who is just as much of an animal rescue enthusiasts as she is. Together, they own a zoo of rescues including everything from mammals to reptiles to marsupials, as well as volunteering and fostering for multiple animal shelters.