Chasing a Legend: A Kavanagh Legends Novel

Chasing a Legend: A Kavanagh Legends Novel

by Sarah Robinson

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ISBN-13: 9781101968833
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/22/2017
Series: Kavanagh Legends , #4
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 164,239
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Sarah Robinson is the bestselling author of the Kavanagh Legends MMA Fighters series, the romantic thriller Photographer Trilogy, the Forbidden Rockers series, and several standalones, including a military romance and an upcoming Hollywood romance. A native of Washington, D.C., Robinson has both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal psychology. She is married to a wonderful man who is just as much of an animal rescue enthusiast as she is. Together, they own a zoo of rescue and foster animals.

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Chasing a Legend: A Kavanagh Legends Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Kavanagh family is a must read series and Quinn might be the new favorite!
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Loved this story! To me, Quinn has always been the most intriguing Kavanagh brother and finally we have his story and it's a great second chance romance. Quinn and Kiera shared a night of incredible passion years ago. It meant everything to Quinn but the next day Kiera was gon. Not just from his bed but from their hometown. Sometimes it's difficult to know the right thing to do when you are that young with your life and dreams ahead of you. Kiera made the only decision she felt she could. Leave and pursue her dreams. Now she's back and she can only hope that the now grownup Quinn doesn't distract her to the point of not finishing what she started. I love this entire series and this is definitely my favorite. I highly recommend this one to everyone.
cntrygirlzroc More than 1 year ago
Mrs. Robinson never fails to amaze me with her wonderful characters and great storytelling. I cried so have tissues ready. I laughed because some parts are hilarious, especially Keira. The sex was steamy. And all the Kavanaghs are back. Kiera is funny, gorgeous and working on becoming a physical therapist. She left six years ago after giving her virginity to her best friend of many years, Quinn. She left for school the next day and left him broken hearted. Quinn is the manager for his brother the MMA fighter and other athletes. He's on his way to meet his brother when he's in a horrible motorcycle accident. He was unconscious for a week and when he woke he couldn't believe all the damage done to his body. Five months later he's walking with a cane and starting his first physical therapy session. Only to find out his therapist is Kiera. He still loves her but won't have his heart broken again so he remains distant. He has a secret passion and decides to show it to her. The next day she shows up offering to cook for him. So now they're a couple and life couldn't be any better until she gets accepted to the physical therapy training school in Seattle. She has already decided not to go but when Quinn sees the later he thinks she's leaving him again. So to prevent her from walking away from him, he breaks up with her. He's afraid if she stays she'll resent him later. She leaves and neither is happy. Will Quinn man up and go after his woman or will he lose the love of his life for a second time? *received a copy from netgalley *
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series.
BookWorm221 More than 1 year ago
We are back with the Kavanagh brothers and while I was waiting for this book for a long time I found myself not really giving it my all attention, I think I was expecting a different story than what I got, having said that I enjoyed the book considering how much I enjoyed reading the other books in this series.
JoannaDursi More than 1 year ago
I love the Kavanagh Legend’s series and think Ms. Robinson saved the best for last. Quinn and Kiera’s relationship didn’t feel rushed due to the fact that they’ve know each other for 20+ years and were BFF’s for most of those. My only criticism would be that I thought it took them too long to discuss what happened between them six years ago. What will stick with me the most at the end of this series is family. The love and support they show each other is amazing. Even when Ace once again becomes a big part of the story, I was weeping like he was an actual person and that in itself should be a testament to Ms. Robinson’s writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent addition to the series
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Quinn Kavanaugh has been successfully managing his brother’s MMA career while also quietly sculpting. After a near-fatal motorcycle accident, his whole life changes, including running into his old friend and only woman to crush his heart, Kiera. Kiera is finishing up her doctorate as a physical therapist and is back in her hometown. What she doesn’t expect it to find her old best friend as one of her patients. This was an ok book. I really liked getting to know Quinn and learning why Kiera was the way she was. I started having problems shortly after Quinn and Kiera get reunited. I found Quinn’s changing feelings about Kiera a bit annoying and felt the attraction pick back up a bit too quick for me. **I voluntarily read and reviewed this book
Peachey04 More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic read! The story line is full of love, heartbreak, determination, hope and tight family bonds. The characters are amazing, with remarkable interactions and connections. I love this series! Kavanaugh Legends is a must read!
Momscookingthebooks More than 1 year ago
This is the fourth book in this series and Quinn and Keira’s story is my favorite so far. This book touched my heart so much! I have been waiting for Quinn’s story and I certainly wasn’t disappointed! Quinn isn’t a fighter in the family legacy. He is the man behind the MMA gym and behind his brothers as manager and agent. He is his father’s right-hand man. After his accident, Quinn questions if he wants to go back working in the family business or changing direction. Quinn and Keira were childhood best friends and Quinn was in love with her. When Keira wanted to lose her virginity at 18 before she went to college, she couldn’t think of anyone else that she would want to share it with but Quinn. She also had feelings for Quinn but she was heading to college and needed to concentrate on her dream of being a doctor. The night before she left for college, she and Quinn took care of her virginity problem. Quinn wanted to tell her that he loved her but chickened out. The next day, his brother told him to quit moping around the house and go and get his girl. By the time Quinn arrived at Keira’s house, flowers in hand and heart on his sleeve, she had already left without a goodbye. There was a huge misunderstanding between them and their relationship was never the same. She broke Quinn’s heart. My heart hurt for him. I have to admit there were a few times I teared up throughout the book while reading. Six years later, Quinn is in a terrible motorcycle accident that requires him to have physical therapy. His doctor (who is in residency training) is none other than Keira! He had no idea she was back in town. There is nothing better than an unrequited love story, lost first love, and second chance at love all rolled into one great story! I love the Kavanagh clan and this book can be read as a standalone but to really appreciate all there is to this series, start from the beginning. The main characters are developed and they had me from the start. The Kavanagh brothers and their families are part of the supporting cast and I felt like I was a part of their family. There is so much involved with this story. Family drama, push and pull between Quinn and Keira, Quinn trying to find himself after the accident and Quinn and Keira trying to work out where they wanted to take their relationship. I was totally entrenched in the story. I don’t want to give you any of the plot points as I feel it needs to be experienced. I highly recommend this beautiful love story between Quinn and Keira. Nothing better than a love story about the one that got away and the hero that has pined for her for years.
Jennann3 More than 1 year ago
Quinn Kavanagh never wanted to be a MMA fighter, but he was the force behind making his brothers Champions. As their agent, Quinn lined their pockets, his, and a majority of the fighters who sought to make it "big" in the MMA world. Quinn also helped bring the family's business, Legends, back from the brink of bankruptcy. While he was always the "responsible" one and the one everyone could count on, he couldn't tell his own family his true dream of becoming an artist.....On the way to pick up his brother Kane, Quinn is hit while riding his Ducati. The nearly fatal accident has Quinn re-evaluating his life. First, he has to get through physical therapy! Dr. Kiera is the "one who got away". Kiera left Quinn six years ago, not knowing she had broken his heart. Kiera left to pursue her dreams of becoming a doctor. When Kiera wasn't accepted into her first choice residency program, she opted to return home to complete her residency. Kiera didn't expect Quinn would be her patient, as she didn't even know her former best friend was injured. As Kiera helps Quinn gain strength and mobility, she also starts to slowly break down his walls. Kiera decides she's "all in" on giving their relationship a shot, while Quinn continues to hold back. He doesn't know if he can trust her with his heart again.... I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this novel!!! It was utterly swoon-worthy!!! I loved the rambunctious Kavanagh family, the tight knit community, Kiera's strength and quirkiness, Quinn's devotion to his family.....EVERYTHING!!! The whole novel was sooo good!!! Even the dogs were AWESOME and an important part of the family. I liked how Kiera brought Quinn out of his "quiet". She encouraged his art and his dreams. This is a must read novel!!! I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
Kavanagh Legends by Sarah Robinson is a book series about unconditional love, forgiveness and mixed martial arts. Each novel is about a member of the Kavanagh crew, which is made up of five brothers, a sisterly cousin, and two incredible parents. Chasing a Legend is the fourth book in the series, and it is the story of Quinn Kavanagh, an MMA manager and agent, that finds his true calling through creating metal sculpture. After an almost fatal motorcycle accident, Quinn is finally on the road to walking again. His new physical therapist, Dr. Kiera Finley, just happens to be the love of his life, who broke his heart six years ago. Quinn and Kiera were best friends since childhood, until they shared a night of passion. Kiera left the next day for college and didn't even say goodbye. At first, Quinn found it difficult to work with Keira, yet overtime, her expertise and love made him whole again. Kiera never knew how much she hurt Quinn and now she has the opportunity to make amends. This is a refreshing love story with an interesting plot and well-defined characters. The Kavanagh family dynamic is amusing at times, and I will never forget how they supported each other through both thick and thin. Quinn and Kiera are a hot couple and their sexy times are steamy. If you enjoy a novel with a strong heroine, some lighthearted sibling rivalry, and a hero that just won't give up, then check out this book. Each novel in the series can be enjoyed as a standalone. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Christine_Miller More than 1 year ago
I have not read any of the Kavanagh books prior to this one, but I absolutely fell hard for this family and will definitely be going back to catch up with this family Quinn and Kiera have a second chance at romance. They were best friends in high school and Quinn always loved Kiera until she left for school without a goodbye. Quinn was shattered. I loved this part of the story because we have this tough tatted up guy who was gutted when the girl he loved left him. He didn't know if he'd ever be able to move on. When Kiera comes back to town and is Quinn's doctor, her feelings for him are just as strong. I loved watching them discover the love that never got a chance when they were younger. Quinn is my favorite kind of hero. A rough and tumble guy that is sensitive and a heart of gold. This family is everything a great family needs to be. The writing had me in tears and I felt all sorts of emotions through the book. This was a fantastic read!
KindleKat64 More than 1 year ago
I cannot believe that this is the first Sarah Robinson book I have read so I know now how I have missed out especially on all the other Kavanagh Legends. You can bet they are all on my TBR now though!!! I adored this sweet, heartwarming yet sometimes heartbreaking story about second chances. In this case second chances mean more than just at love for Quinn Kavanagh; it means at life as well and what he does with it. This man is so much more than meets the eye and clearly such a beautiful soul. He is so loyal to his family so he has been hiding a very special part of himself that should not be hidden. He is just so incredibly swoonworthy. I just love this loud, fun , loving and supportive Kavanagh family and can't wait to go back and read the other books!! After his tragic motorcycle accident it is many months before Quinn can even begin PT and when he does he is shocked to see who his PT doc is. It is none other than the girl he has loved forever only now she is a woman. Seeing Kiera Finley again, or Keeks as he calls her, brings all of those feelings back to the surface, only she left him 6 years ago without even so much as a goodbye after one incredible night where their friendship became more. But now she is back. She came back. Can they take this second chance and turn it into a lifetime of love? So many moments in this book made me cry, laugh and swoon. Even though I haven't read the other books in this series I don't feel like it took away from this story for me at all. It was fantastic!!
Jolie More than 1 year ago
Chasing a Legend is the 4th book of the Kavanagh Legends series. It can be easily read as a stand-alone book, which thrilled me to no end because I absolutely hate picking up a book, start reading it and have no clue what is going on. If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you all know my views on picking books up mid-series. You also know how much I love it when I do read a book in a series that isn’t overwhelmed by past characters. Happily, Chasing a Legend isn’t overwhelmed by past characters. While they all make appearances, Quinn and Kiera are the main focus of the Chasing a Legend. Let’s talk about Quinn for a minute. From page one, I absolutely loved him. A tattooed, pierced biker?? Hello, come to mama!! But what really drew me to him was after the accident. He was still that biker who exuded sex appeal but he needed someone to help him heal from the accident. I also loved how he felt about Kiera and the fact that six years apart didn’t make any difference in how he felt for her. Speaking of Kiera, I freaking loved her. She was so funny and I couldn’t help but laugh because she was funny. Her one liners had me laughing in bed and confusing the heck out of BK. I also liked that she didn’t fall into Instalove with Quinn. Instead, it grew. Honestly, I felt that her love for Quinn was more realistic than some of the romance books I have read to date. I also felt that her decision to accept the fellowship in Seattle was more true to life. She worked hard to get there and I loved that Quinn was going to let her go. The sex in this book, while it came early on, was fantastic. It was page burning hot. I need to fan myself after reading some scenes. All I have to say is that Quinn had some serious stamina and they both were insatiable. I absolutely loved how close the Kavanagh clan was. When Ace passed was a prime example. Everyone came together to mourn the loss of a special dog. By the end of that chapter, I was ugly crying and again got a very confused look from BK because of my tears. The end of the book was perfect and I absolutely loved the epilogue. To be honest, that is when I was laughing hysterically. If you want to know why read the book. **I chose to leave this review after reading an advance reader copy**
Lorizen More than 1 year ago
Perfection! There are some books you read and when you're done you say "that was good." Then there are those that you keep in your head for a few days (or longer), this book is the later. Their story is phenomenal. This is Quinn and Kiera. They have history. Young love and what a love it was. When Kiera picks up and leaves for college without a peep Quinn is devastated. He emerges himself in the family business, managing everything, along with his father. He's got a great head for business. During the time Kiera is away, babies are born, brothers are married or have partners and then there's Quinn. Quinn rides his much loved Ducati and on the way to his Mum's for Sunday dinner he's seriously injured in an accident. His life is changed in many ways and when he gets to rehab, he meets with his new therapist there. Which happens to be Kiera; doing her internship there. She's studying to be a Dr in Physical Therapy. Obviously neither were prepared to see each other again unexpectedly and Quinn's initial anger while understandable still threw me a little. Kiera's concern was getting him back on his feet again while tending to the relationship aspect as well. Quinn slowly lets her back in, carefully and slowly. The family welcomes her back into the fold with open arms, they are a warm and loving tribe and I love them! I love the wisdom that pours from both parents. Especially their Mum. She's quite the character. The main thrust of the book is the evolution of Quinn and Kiera's relationship and where it was in the past, present and perhaps the future. I can't really say, you'd have to read the book. This is probably my favorite book to date. There is so much emotion packed into this one that just places the reader right into the story. Meanwhile flipping pages like the mad hatter. Sarah's books are always above and beyond well done. Her plot lines are solid and her characters are living and breathing people, larger than life. I am anxious to see what she has in store for us next! I don't think we've seen the last of the brothers! **arc from NetGalley and Loveswept in exchange for a fair review**
nelriv More than 1 year ago
Received an ARC for my fair review for netgalley. This was a second chance story. We have Quinn Kavanagh who has motorcycle accident and is now struggling to walk again, and who ends up being his physical therapist, but none other than the girl who broke his heart 6 years ago. He does not want to develop feelings for her again, he does think he could go thru that again, but he does not know everything that happened. We get to see the whole loud family again. Not my favorite of the series, but not bad.
MJSanders1021 More than 1 year ago
Let me start off by saying, "Sarah started this book off breaking my damn heart." Okay now on to the good stuff.... Quinn and Kiera YES, we saw this coming, waited for it, craved it, stalked for it. I would have to say Sarah did not disappoint and all the bits and pieces we received in the previous books did not hold a candle. I found myself laughing and crying as well as "Having many questions." (Book insider) while I read this. Quinn was a damaged soul with life adding more self conscious issues on his plate but boy did Kiera eat ever morsel piece by freaking piece. Taking it in bed, on the couch, at the counter, and everywhere else the hurt, low self-esteem and doubt laid. Quinn did not have a fighting chance because this spit fire gave as good as she got until....... Yeah all glass and steal sometimes breaks because of trust and doubt. Only thing stood was a heart formed 20 years ago.... or was it?
micharch More than 1 year ago
Quinn and Keira have not had much contact since she went away to college 6 years ago and took her heart with him. Keira was blind to how Quinn felt and was caught up in her dreams and aspirations. She didn't realize what she had done until she returns home and finds Quinn in need of physical therapy. Keira becomes his physical therapist and seeks to become friends with him again. Quinn isn't so quick to put his heart on the line again. He still feels resentment and despair over her ability to leave him without a goodbye 6 years ago. Keira was pretty selfish in this book and didn't do a lot to overcome that quality. She was dedicated to her job but pretty much put blinders on to anything else that was going on around her. She finally realizes what she did and tries to deflect blame from herself. She really did lack some serious common sense at times. She wanted Quinn to reach for his dreams which was admirable. The way she went about it at times was childish. She had no patience for wanting what she wanted, when she wanted it. It got a bit old after a while. It was up to Quinn to decide when his family learned of his talent. She bulldozed her way back into his life and didn't really accept responsibility for her actions. I did like how they both realized that if they wanted a future they were going to have to fight for it. I liked Seamus stepping up and giving Quinn sound advice. I would have liked to have seen Keira make some sacrifices for their relationship also. The ending was sweet and it was a good continuation to this series. I received an ARC from NetGalley for my honest opinion.
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
5 CHASING A LEGEND STARS!!! Wow, I love Quinn, he is probably my favorite Kavanagh. Sarah Robinson has outdone herself with this fantastic book, her storytelling is phenomenal and sucks you into the story. This book will hit all your emotion buttons. Quinn and Kiera has a past and it was amazing seeing the journey play out. Sarah Robinson is one of my favorite authors of all times. I highly recommend this book and all The Kavanagh books. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book from publisher via NetGalley.
PennieM More than 1 year ago
This is a second chance romance and, oh my, it was so beautifully told! Quinn Kavanagh is nearly fatally injured in a motorcycle accident and it takes him months to recover before he is even ready to begin physical therapy. When he finally does, his doctor turns out to be the woman he has been missing for the past six years, Kiera Finley. They were best friends growing up and after sharing one night together she disappeared. These two were best friends who lost so much after Kiera left town but can they recover what was lost and build on it? Are the feelings still there? I did not read the previous books in this series and did not feel anything was lacking. This is a big and loud and loving family and it was fully brought out in this book. I definitely recommend this book and I will be going back and reading the rest of this series. **Received this ARC from the publisher via NetGalley**
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
CHASING A LEGEND is the fourth installment in Sarah Robinson’s contemporary, adult KAVANAGH LEGENDS erotic, romance series focusing on the Kavanagh family of MMA fame. This is twenty seven year old MMA manager and agent Quinn Kavanagh, and twenty four year old Dr. Kiera Finley’s story line. CHASING A LEGEND can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary. CHASING A LEGEND fast forwards the series approximately three years. Told from dual third person perspectives (Quinn and Kiera) CHASING A LEGEND is a second chance story line that focuses on the rekindling romance between Kiera Finley, and Quinn Kavanagh. Six years earlier Kiera walked out of Quinn Kavanagh’s life, breaking his heart and destroying his soul. Fast forward to present day wherein Kiera is now working on her doctorate in physical therapy, and comes face to face with the man she has always loved-Quinn Kavanagh-but a man she barely recognizes since the accident that almost destroyed his life. What ensues is the rekindling romance between Quinn and Kiera, and the fall out when Kiera’s future, once again, interferes with the couple’s plans. Quinn Kavanagh continues to struggle with the loss of the only woman he has ever loved. Six years have yet to heal his broken heart, and a near –fatal accident compounded Quinn’s agony when the object of his affection becomes his only chance for recovery. Kiera Finley’s future beckoned but leaving behind the man that she love broken more than her heart but her faith in any hope for a future with Quinn Kavanagh. The relationship between Quinn and Kiera is one of second chances; a rekindling romance that proves twenty years of friendship and love is more powerful than a lack of communication, or misdirected thoughts about their final goodbyes. The $ex scenes are intimate and seductive without the over the top, sexually graphic language and text. There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including the entire Kavanagh family, as well as new MMA manager Flynn Gallagher, who has caught the eye of the only female in the Kavanagh clan-cousin Casey. There is some great back and forth banter between all of the siblings, as well as the Kavanagh matriarch Dee. CHASING A LEGEND is a passionate story of family, friendship, second chances and love. The premise is engaging and spicy with some amusing and playful moments. The characters are dynamic and colorful; the romance is fated, provocative and emotional. CHASING A LEGEND is a moving and captivating story from the pen of Sarah Robinson.
kahea46 More than 1 year ago
***5 ‘Waiting For It’s Other Half’ Stars*** My journey with the Kavanagh Legends series has had it’s ups and downs, but from the start I adored the Kavanagh family dynamic and that’s what has kept me coming back for more, regardless of which member of the family is up on the chopping block. But Chasing a Legend finally did what the previous ones couldn’t. It gave me my hit of the family and all the crazy goodness that comes with them (which included a few moments where I had to do the fast blinking, looking up at the ceiling to not cry and ruin my make-up since I was work thing), but a couple that I ended up adoring. There were moments where I wanted to Gibbs smack them both, but I really loved their journey. It was sweet, smexy and had just enjoy angst to keep things interesting and keep me turning the pages til the very end. It’s funny what draws you to someone. Sometimes is what they do, other times it’s how they act and when it came to Quinn it was how he handled his recovery and rehab from his accident. He hated being dependant on others, but instead of being a grump and getting all surly about it, he appreciated the fact that they all wanted to help him get better and that showed me what a good man he was. He’s charming, funny and when he goes into Alpha mode it’s all over. Kiera was kinda spastic. I don’t mean that in a bad way, I call one of my besties spastic all the time, but the girl definitely kept me on my toes. One second she’s all kinds of nervous and awkward and the next she’s taking charge and going after what she wants. But while she gave me a tinsy case of whiplash, it was her heart that endeared her to me. She genuinely cares about people and has no problem jumping in and doing what needs to be done to show them. One never knows what they’ll be getting with a second chance romance. Will it be all kinds of angsty? How much push/pulling will be going on between the characters? Those are the questions that I tend have swirling around in my head, and I have to say that I actually enjoyed the ups and downs throughout Quinn and Kiera’s journey. Some of the downs had me growling at both of them, but I liked how they tended to stay on the more mature adult side of things. They remembered that they were friends, best friends, and went from there. Their interactions were cute and silly at times and yet there were some good heart to hearts that showed how well they still knew each other despite the amount of time they’d been out of contact with each other and the smexy was quite hawt! The two major roadblocks in their road were not a huge surprise, and one I did roll my eyes at, but I loved how they worked out and that epilogue was perfect! Chasing a Legend was a fun read and I really enjoyed the lighter tone of it and how it was very much a character driven story. Catching up with and hanging out with the Kavanagh’s was a blast and Dee had me cracking up. As for the whole fighting not to cry moments in this one, I did curse the author in my head because who wants to be crying while reading at work? But it goes to show how well done the scene(s) were written to cause that reaction. Now to wait for Jimmy and Casey’s books since they are the last two standing…. ~ Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley & voluntarily reviewed ~**~
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
When is a sports romance not just a sports romance? When Sarah Robinson is at the helm. Ms. Robinson and her Kavanagh Legends did something that for years I thought was impossible. Introduced me to gripping tales of courage, spirit and living the American dream. Told through the eyes of fictional sports heroes and fans alike. This author enabled me to discover a genre that I had previously shied away from and I've never looked back sense. Chasing a Legend explains why. Having hope in the face of adversity is never an easy task. Quinn and Kiera have learned that first hand. What they've forgotten is that in order to accomplish anything, a person has to believe in themselves. A lesson we all do well to remember and a point that Ms. Robinson drives home splendidly. Wise advice never gets old and neither does a second chance romance.