Series: Kavanagh Legends #2
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Date: June 14, 2016
Praised by Penelope Ward as “a unique story line with multiple layers to it,” Sarah Robinson’s Saving a Legend goes another round with the brooding Kavanagh brothers: MMA fighters who won’t call it quits in the ring, or in 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.
I’m gonna be honest here and tell you that when I first found out that part of the story-line contained a child with Autism, I was really skeptical about reading it. I knew that if Sarah Robinson didn’t get this story right I would probably explode all over social media. Autism Spectrum Disorder is my life. My niece was born with two birth defects that led her to be developmentally delayed and therefore on the Spectrum. She is my life. She is my breath. She is everything. So the thought of this story not developed correctly gave me goose-pumps, literally. If you go back to my review of Breaking A Legend, you will see why my apprehension was so very real to me. But I read this story and … Well done Sarah Robinson, well fucking done!
Saving A Legend is about two people lost because of their pasts. They both have emotional baggage that’s keeping them from moving forward in their lives. But then they find each other and it’s like the clouds part and sunshine rains in 🙂
I really loved how Sarah developed both MCs and how she layered their growing relationship. It was love at first sight for Kieran but it wasn’t a story of insta-love. You felt it, but you didn’t read it. That’s the power of an author developing a story perfectly, characterizing her MCs properly and unfolding a story flawlessly.
I’m going to touch very briefly on Shea, Fiona’s eight year old sister who she has custody of and is on the Spectrum. I say briefly, because she wasn’t the focus of the story, she was a supporting character. A very important one, but supporting nonetheless. Whether the knowledge on Autism came from research or personal hands-on experience, Sarah Robinson did a phenomenal job with Shea and everyone around her. The actions and reactions of the child were presented as if Sarah herself lived the world. This is a REALLY hard task to accomplish people unless you live and breath it. And if you don’t, I’ve always said … you think you know, but you have no idea. So MAD PROPS to you Sarah Robinson, MAD PROPS! I look forward to reading the future Kavanaghs soon!
This story was sexy and humorous and truthful. It was believable and relatable. It’s about
trust and hope, facing challenges, accepting pasts and moving forward, and most of all, it is about hope. #TRUTH
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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.