Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Book Review: Breaking a Legend by Sarah Robinson

Synopsis: Perfect for fans of Katy Evans and Monica Murphy, Sarah Robinson’s blistering-hot series debut introduces the Kavanagh brothers—mixed martial arts fighters who work hard, play hard, and love with all their hearts.

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.


I think my biggest praise for Breaking a Legend is that the relationship develops as slowly as it can in a book and it felt like a lot of love stories I've seen in my own life. The book starts with their first meeting and then it's not like he's putting the moves on her, he's simply being there for her and holding back the possessive alpha that a lot of romance novels have right away.

Don't worry though, he eventually lets it out and it may be just what Clare needs.

The pacing for this book was perfect for me and I could not put it down. I loved the relationship between Rory and his family and the way they brought Clare in the fold. Clare makes Rory want to be better than he has been, especially recently and that's what relationships are supposed to be like, right?

The climax of this book brought tears to my eyes and I am so excited to see where Robinson takes the rest of this series as we get to know the sexy Kavanaugh brothers. Book 2, Saving a Legend will be out in March 2016, so make sure to add both of these to your TBR!

I initially gave this book 4 stars, but I'm thinking it might be a 4.5 or 5 the more I think about how good it was. Do you ever change your mind about a rating for a book?

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I was provided with a copy of Breaking a Legend in exchange for my honest review.


  1. That sounds really good. In line with the Lori Foster MMA series so I am in. Adding it now. Thanks!

  2. I adore this review!! It's exactly what I was hoping people would get from it!!

  3. First of all, that cover. YUMMMMM. Secondly, I totally have changed my mind on a rating before. I am adding this to my goodreads list for sure!!! I am reading a book that is progressing more naturally and I am loving it!

  4. i was wondering if this book was good--what a cover! woo hoo!


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