Title:Saving a Legend
Author :Sarah Robinson
Series:Kavanagh Legends #2
Release date:14 Jun 2016
Rating : 4 Stars
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 motionsâuntil 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 happinessâor risk revealing her tortured pastâon 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.
Wow â I think this is the first time I read a Praise from an author about a book that acutally felt true â at least kind of.
In the Blurb of âSaving a Legendâ (Kavanagh Legends #2) by Sarah Robinson it is mentioned that Penelope Ward praised the book as âa unique story line with multiple layers to itâ â I think that is a very fitting one-line review for this book.
Because actually those multiple layers gave me a whiplash.
Well its not as bad as it sounds because the plot is really good and the writing is well developed. But there were just several moments when I was staring at my kindle thinking â âwait â what â seriously ?.
But the story became better and better and then at a certain point the plot even managed to squeeze my heart just enough that a tiny tear threatened to spill â (My God Kieran you are such a selfless hero â stupid but selfless).
Just in that second when I decided on my 5 Stars for this book (that tear counted enough to make it into the emotional 5 star charts) there was a moment when I actually said loud âare you kidding me?â
(trying to avoid spoilers I can only say that moment comes near to the end after a certain string of events when I found myself wondering why a certain person (NOT FIONA â well she is a hypocrite too â but that is another story to tell) was keeping something a secret.
Everybody was hurting thinking something totally different – she had no reason or gain to keep it a secret in front of the family and it made no sense SO THAT bothered me a lot. I would have understood if that truth would have been revealed by Shea or in the end by Kieran. But her knowing and keeping silent was totally OFF â it was not work for me and destroyed the emotional setting that was so carefully set up.
So â yes this book has definitely multiple layers and went just short of the 5 stars. With that one string of events gone â I would change my rating to 5 stars.
I really liked the plot and Kieran was such a well developed character and so lovable. He alone made me want to read the next books too, because I am curious about Kane.