Saving a Legend: A Kavanagh Legends Novel

Saving a Legend: A Kavanagh Legends Novel

by Sarah Robinson
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Saving a Legend: A Kavanagh Legends Novel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved Shea and her sidestory. On to check out the other brothers next!
JoannaDursi More than 1 year ago
I did not want to put this book down. There was just something about Kieran and Fiona's story that grabbed me and I just needed to see how it was going to turn out. If Ace stole the show in book 1 then Shay stole it in this one. It was beautiful to see the way she not only connected with Kieran but his entire family. Can't wait for each of the coming books in the series.
starznstripes24 More than 1 year ago
I think that Penelope Ward hit the nail on the head with her quote of “a unique story line with multiple layers to it”. I couldn't have come up with anything more accurate for this book. This is Kieran's story and starts with his release from prison. We learn the "why's and how's" throughout the book, so I won't spoil it for you. The Kavanagh family is big, loud, loving and generous - each in their own way. Kieran comes out of prison a changed man - not nearly as wild and taking life seriously. His interactions with his siblings as well as his parents shows not only the love but the trials and tribulations as a result of his incarceration and how he plans to live his life now that he's a free man. He meets Fiona days after his release. The attraction is instant, and the way their relationship develops is unique and captivating. Fiona is guardian to her little sister, Shea. Shea is autistic but is high functioning. Shea was portrayed beautifully - both at her highs and lows. Shea is a big part of the story because she is everything to Fiona. Shea and Kieran form an immediate and special bond. I can't stress enough how special the bond between this trio is. It made my heart sing in so many ways, and I didn't want the book to end. This may be my favorite book by Sarah to date. I highly recommend this book no matter what type of romance you like. I received a copy from NetGalley for review.
Linda_RochesterNY More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Kieran and Fiona's story. Kieran is fresh out of prison and falls for Fiona practically from the moment he stops in her flower shop. He also falls for her younger sister Shea, who has autism spectrum disorder. The Kavanagh's are a big-hearted, compassionate bunch and I love how they immediately adopt Fiona and her sister into the family. The romance between Kieran and Fiona is not without it's challenges as they are both keeping secrets, but happily, things work out in the end. Thanks to the author's wonderfully written characterizations, I have no trouble picturing this family, who seem more than a little realistic. Heck, I would love to be a part of it! This book is a great read and I can't wait for Kane and Nora's story. I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher in return for an honest review.
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars Saving a Legend is the second book in the Kavanagh Legends series. This one focuses on Kieran Kavanagh who was an up and coming MMA fighter until he went to jail for aggravated assault when he almost killed a man while doing some underground fighting. The worst thing is that one of his brothers inadvertently sold him out while his other brother who is a cop played a role in arresting him. The story itself is very complicated with a lot of other interwoven stories running parallel to it. Of course, the main story is about Kieran Kavanagh and the flower shop owner that he meets named Fiona just two days after he gets out of prison. She is the guardian of her eight-year-old sister Shea who has special needs. Somehow they both end up withholding information about their pasts while at the same time becoming romantically involved. While I like the characters themselves, I was somewhat disappointed that this book fit the same old script regarding lies and deception and of course hypocrisy. Kieran is so afraid of losing Fiona before he gets a chance to woo her that he consistently avoids telling her that he is fresh out of prison. The crazy thing is that she quickly meets his large family and ends up moving into his parents house due to an issue with her ran down apartment. The Kavanaghs are a high profile family that oddly enough is very down to earth. The brothers have some axes to grind with each other but they soon come together as the family that their mother Dee has raised them to be. Fiona has her own demons and has never made having a relationship a priority because her sister is all she cares about and her flower shop runs a close second. Fiona also has a deep dark secret that has to do with how she ended up being her sister’s guardian in the first place. She is so naive that she never asks enough questions of Kieran or the people around him to easily figure out that he was once in prison. I almost felt like she was still a child herself. Overall, Kieran and Fiona are good together. They had chemistry and had a little sizzle under the covers. Shea was probably the highlight of the book. She seemed to bring everyone together and you had to love all of her quirks without making her seem weird. Sarah Robinson did her homework when it came to Shea. The Kavanagh family wasn’t a cliche’. They loved each other but still had their own conflicts that they had to overcome especially when it came to Kieran and his life-altering mistake. Although, I’m not giving the book 5 stars, I would still be interested in seeing how the rest of the series plays out. **Received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest unbiased opinion.**
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great Kavanagh man and a great addition to the series.it was refreshing to see an honest take an a single parent especially one with special needs. Can't wait for the next one.
JWright57 More than 1 year ago
5 Star Review I love The Kavanagh's Book 2 in The Kavanagh Legends Series and this is Kieran and Fiona's story. Kieran comes from the large Kavanagh family, five brothers and four of them are involved in a MMA gym that they own. Kieran was a MMA fighter but bad choices saw him spending time behind bars. Fiona owns the local flower shop and spends her time working to support her younger sister Shea who has special needs. She has autism spectrum disorder so the last thing Fiona needs or wants is a relationship. What she never expected was the determination of Kieran who not only falls for Fiona he also falls for Shea is a big way. This book is so realistic, Shea's issues with autism is covered with compassion and this story really gives you an insight into what living as a single mum with a beautiful 8 year old with special needs is like. How you have to cope when she is having a meltdown, how you really feel no one will be able to come into your life and care and love her the way you do. That is until the Kavanagh's arrive in your flower shop. I love this family and as each book is about a different member of the family you really don't need to read book 1 but I think after reading this book you will want to go back to get your fix of this caring family who take in anyone that touches their hearts. The are big family and with big heart's. Looking forward to more from them I was given this book through NetGalley for an honest review
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
I loved so many things about this story. There was a very strong family core. Oh how I loved Kieran's mom and dad. There was the instant strong connection because I am a sicker for Tue when you know, you know theme. There was a sweet child to solidify all relationships. And of course there were secrets. There was not a point where I did not swoon over Kieran. He was not perfect, but he was strong, determined, protective, gentle and loving. I admired Fiona and all she endured. She was a fighter for her sister. I felt a lot of compassion and sympathy for her. Such impressive characters in this book. I now need to go back to read Rory's story and will be waiting for the other family members' stories. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sarah Robinson does not dissapoint. Beautiful story filled with emotions. Keiran and Fiona go through a lot before finding each other, they face many obstacles, but in the end their love foreach other wins.
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
Kavanagh Legends by Sarah Robinson is a book series about unconditional love, forgiveness and mixed martial arts. Each book is about a member of the Kavanagh crew, which is made up of five brothers and a sisterly cousin. Saving a Legend is the second book in the series, and it is the story of Kieran Kavanagh, an up and coming MMA competitor that gets involved in illegal gambling and illegal fighting. As a result of Kieran's activities, he ends up serving two years in prison. Now he is out on probation, trying to make something of himself with the full support of his loving family. Within a few days of freedom, he meets the woman of his dreams, Fiona Doherty, a young florist that has sole custody of Shea, her eight-year-old autistic sister. Fiona is a lovely person both inside and out. She has made incredible sacrifices to be the mother figure that her sister so desperately needs. Fiona's luck takes a turn for the better when she meets Kieran. They end up falling in love very quickly, which doesn't give them enough time to unveil their respective pasts. Luckily, their feelings for each other and the examples of love that surrounds them, enables them to have a future together. This is actually the love story between three people, Kieran, Fiona and Shea. Three individuals trying to stay on course and find their happily ever after. Fiona is a struggling single mom, and once Keiran enters her life, she ends up with a complete support system, Keiran and his family. Fiona is a bit whiny at times, but her goodness overrides it. Kieran's love for Fiona and Shea is so powerful, he takes the blame for a situation that he was not involved in, which results in an additional month of prison time. I really liked this interesting and thought-provoking love story. The originality of the plot kept me engaged. All the characters felt real to me and I connected with each and every one of them. This is the first book I have read by Ms. Robinson and it certainly won't be the last. Each book in the series can be enjoyed as a standalone. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Natm More than 1 year ago
Had to sleep and let the emotions die down when I knew I wanted to review this book. It is another great book by Sarah and had to make sure I didn't give an emotional spoiler review.I have read all of Sarah's but this may be my favorite so far, the story between Fi (Fiona) and Kieran is just so real and raw. I feel like I could connect on so many levels of how we set standards for ourselves but don't have them for others or vise versa. As their relationship develops we can only just hope that Fi can not only forgive herself but also allow the love and support she deserves to happen. This book had me crying, laughing, and gasping ( in more ways then one :) ) it was such a great read!!!
bhillson83 More than 1 year ago
This is not my typical type of book that I usually read or review, however, somehow I stumbled upon this gem and was pleasantly surprised about how much I enjoyed the novel. As I had not read the first book in this series, I was not fortunate enough to know the Kavanagh family in depth, however, I never felt like I was missing a piece of the puzzle by starting at book two. I really found myself rooting for Kieran Kavanagh, as life wasn’t always kind and generous to him. However, it was great to see a character who wanted to actively try to improve themselves and look to the future. The instant connection and chemistry that Kieran felt when he met Fiona, or “flower girl”. The two instantly had this draw between the two of them that progressed into something so much more. I loved Fiona, a sweet, girl next-door type who is raising her sister who suffers with a disability – autism. I felt that Sarah Robinson did a great job writing Fiona and Shea and really seemed to dig deep into the characterization of each of the characters in this fantastic book. If you are looking for something more than a typical romance novel, something that is sweet, but sexy, something that digs deep into the characters, then Saving a Legend is the book for you. Sarah Robinson is a great writer and I definitely cannot wait to read more from this fantastic author. I definitely recommend Saving a Legend to anyone who is looking for a great read and don’t let the MMA fool you if that is not your type of book, as this is a great read!
CScarlett More than 1 year ago
** spoiler alert ** My heart is literally still in a liquid puddle from this book. I absolutely adored Kieran and Fiona’s story. I was head over heels for Kieran’s character and I just couldn’t believe Fi even had the energy to fight him off, I personally was swooning. What a great story and what great chemistry. I loved the plot, it was brilliant, the story just pulls you in and doesn’t let go. The twists and turns keep you engaged and the characters are so strong and beautiful that I just absolutely loved it. Brilliant, stunning, hot, sensational read!!! I loved this book!!! Five bats all the way!! I highly recommend!!
katsindiebookblog More than 1 year ago
*** Gifted in exchange for my Honest Review from the Publisher *** I read Sarah Robinson’s Saving a Legend and the Hot Kavanagh brothers certainly made an impression on me, MMA fighters and romance, Yum. This is Kieran Kavanagh Book, the Black sheep of the family, is out of Prison after a fight landed him in jail, Part of Kieran's probation was to be assigned to work at a center for at-risk youths'. On the Second day out he meets 'Flower Girl' Fiona, But Fiona doesn't fall for his charms, she has custody of Shea. her sister has Autism, And I did think that Ms Robinson has done a good job with Shea's character. When Fiona sees how well Keiran gets on with Shea, she realises that there must be more to the man with the huge muscles and sexy smile. But she fought hard to keep custody of her sister and she won't jeopardize that . . . will she give Keiran a fighting chance? Or will her past keep her heart locked up forever? Kieran makes the ultimate sacrifice for love, Fiona... well she has a lot of baggage, but eventually she begins to let the feelings replace the fear and hurt that held tight hold of her heart. I loved this couples story, I didn't put it down and it was good to catch up with Rory and Claire and the rest of the tight knit Kavanaghs. I will be keeping an eye out for Casey's book.
ChillingTaz More than 1 year ago
Robinson took a tough topic (Autism) and went with it as a sub-plot that worked out brilliantly. Kieran and Fiona are both closed off individuals who are trying to make it work. Kieran is an ex-con who actually took responsibility for what landed him in jail and wanted to make his life better once he got out. Fiona is a young business women trying to take care of her 8 year old sister who has Autism. Neither was looking for love, especially Fiona. I enjoyed the heart of this book centered around the Kavanagh family and their love meaning the world to them. I can't wait for the next book.
disneytothemax More than 1 year ago
This is book 2 in the Kavanagh Legends series and it's just as good as book 1! This book we get introduced to Kieran, who has been in jail. The mistake that got him incarcerated changed his life. He gets out and decides he's not ever going back. He's not sure what he wants out of his future until he meets Fiona. Once he meets her, he knows he must have her and could never be happy with anyone else. Fiona isn't interested in dating. After all, she has a sister to raise. She doesn't trust anyone, but she wants to trust Kieran. Is that a mistake? This book will have you in love with Kieran pretty quickly!! Thanks to Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept via NetGalley for a copy of this book.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars---SAVING A LEGEND is the second installment in Sarah Robinson’s contemporary, adult KAVANAGH LEGENDS erotic romance series focusing on the Kavanagh siblings. This is former MMA fighter Kieran Kavanagh, and florist shop owner Fiona Doherty’s story line. SAVING A LEGEND can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. All of the previous story line characters play secondary and supporting roles. Told from dual third person perspectives (Kieran and Fiona) SAVING A LEGEND focuses on Kieran Kavanagh, his release from prison, and his building relationship with Fiona Doherty. Two years earlier Kieran was sentenced to prison for the near beating death of an opponent during an illegal underground MMA match. Fast forward to present day wherein Kieran is assigned community service at the local center for special needs children where he will meet Shea Doherty-the sister of the woman with whom he will fall in love. Fiona Doherty has custody of her sister Shea-a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder-but a child who will bring together two families, and many lives. What ensues is the building relationship between Fiona and Kieran that will suffer from secrets and lies from the past. Fiona fights her feelings for Kieran, and by extension his close knit family, knowing that once the truth is revealed, her life may never be the same. Our heroine is a bit of a hypocrite, and with it comes a judgmental attitude that should never have been. The relationship between Fiona and Kieran is slow to build as Fiona is reluctant to make plans for the future. As she struggles to raise her younger sister, as well as working full time and the owner of the local florist shop, Fiona does not have the time or energy for something more but Kieran’s mother makes Fiona an offer she cannot refuse when everything does not go according to plans. The $ex scenes are intimate. The world building continues to focus on the family business-LEGENDS-the gym owned by the Kavanagh family where ‘legends’ are made and history is written in the Bronx borough of Woodlawn, New York. As Kane (Kieran’s twin) amps up his training for a championship match, the siblings work together towards the ultimate goal. The Kavanagh’s are a close Irish family who are supportive, loving and willing to help those in need. Kane’s story is next. SAVING A LEGEND is a story about family and love; trust and understanding; secrets and lies. Kieran is a chivalrous hero willing to accept responsibility for someone else’s sins; Fiona is willing to sacrifice her own happiness for the sake of everyone else. The premise is entertaining; the characters are real but flawed; the romance is a slow build to a happily ever after.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
This is a great book; this is the second book in the A Kavanagh Legends series written by Sarah Robinson. This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book will keep you reading long into the night. If you are looking for a great book, then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to reading the next book by this great author. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
Sissymae1 More than 1 year ago
I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. 'Saving a Legend' by Sarah Robinson is book two in the "Kavanagh Legends" series. This is the story of Kieran Kavanagh and Fiona Doherty. Kieran has just been released from prison and now is assigned to community service. Kieran learns he will be working with children. There is one child that has special needs that he has touch his heart. When he meets the child's sister he finds it is Fiona from the florets shop. Earlier in the weekend he had went to her flower shop to buy his mother some flowers but found himself attracted to Fiona. When he ask her out she told him she doesn't date...but he didn't take no for an answer and now ask her each time they meet is is wait for her answer. I really liked the Kieran he really seemed to be starting new and he knows want he wants. Fiona had a lot to that showed she takes her new responsibility seriously and doesn't want to add more things to her plate. But its hard to say no to Kieran!
BookWorm221 More than 1 year ago
The Kavanagh boys are back! This time is the turn of the bad boy? Maybe? Well, he is not really a bad boy, he just got himself in a tricky situation and paid for it, but now he is back with his family and looking to start a future and in comes Fiona, but she is not alone, she bring with her Shea, her sister; and they both steal Kieran heart. This book was really well written, Shae suffers from a spectrum of autism, and it is really apparent that Sarah did her job researching what that means. As someone who has worked with kids with autism in the past it was refreshing to see an accurate description of what it is and of what it looks like in some cases (they are all different). The story developed very nicely, you really get a feel for the characters and their struggles and the family aspect of it I really loved. I love seeing family being together and supportive. And the Kavanagh sure are. Thank you Sarah for an amazing book, I look forward to the next one. I have two couples that I’m very anxious to read about.
Magicalnyte More than 1 year ago
I was looking forward to this book after reading Rory's book...but this one didn't captivate me like that first book in this series did. I loved Kieran but Fiona not so much...especially near the end when she was clearly being hypocritical, granted she knew and even said to herself she was being a hypocrite...she did nothing to change. There were a lot of layers to this book...especially with Shea's character, and the scenes with Shea were very well written. I am however eager to read more about the brothers...especially Kane and Quinn. I was really close to giving this book a 4 star review but my lack of liking Fiona throughout most of the book was a huge contributor to my giving this one a 3 star review.
booklover0813 More than 1 year ago
After an illegal underground fight lands MMA fighter Kieran Kavanagh in jail upon his release for good behavior he is to perform community service at the local at-risk youth center. it is there that he meets 8year old Shea Doherty who suffers from Autism Spectrum Disorder and her older sister/guardian Fiona and is immediately captivated by her and the way she always puts her needs aside to take care of Shea and her needs first, after several failed attempts at trying to get Fiona to go out on a date with him Shea lends a helping hand and Fiona can no longer deny what she has been feeling for Kieran with all his gentleness and love makes it hard to resist and the kindness that Kieran, his family and friends show her repeatedly and the pretending is over and she realizes they have something special and hopes that the secrets they kept will not put an end to their Happy Ever After.
CarmellaS More than 1 year ago
I received a free ARC in exchange for an honest opinion. Kieran has just spent 2 years in jail after being involved in a fight. As part of his parole he must work, see his parole officer once a week and do community service. He is assigned to work at a center that works with poorer and at risk kids. A couple of days later he meets Fiona when he goes to her flowers shop to buy flowers for his mother. There is attraction between them but Fiona has no intentions where he is concerned. She is raising her 8 year old autistic sister and trying to grow her business. She doesn't have the time or energy for dating. It just so happens that Nora, who runs the center Kieran is doing his community service at is Fiona's best friend and Shea, Fiona's sister goes there after school. Kieran has developed a good rapport with the kids at the center, Shea included. When Kieran discovers Fiona picking up Shea, he is determined to have a date with her. Kieran and Fiona both have their secrets. Kieran hasn't told her that he was incarcerated because he wants her to get to know the real him first. Fiona has trust issues from her childhood, a weak mother and a drunken stepfather. Will Kieran finally break through her walls? Will the secrets ruin any possible relationship? I just love these Kavanagh's! The parents are hard working people who give back to the community continually. Their family is very important to them and they have a good relationship with all their kids. They own and run a gym and most of their kids are involved in the business or are in training for the MMA. The brother's are all manly men and will be there for their brothers ut none of them put up with each others garbage. Casey, who is technically a cousin, was raised with the boys and to them is a sister. Kieran,as all in his family, is headstrong and determined. He is not the same person that went to jail. He grew up and realized how much he had missed out on with his irresponsible behavior. He wants different things now. He wants a career and his family....and someone to love him. I was annoyed when Fiona passed judgement on Kieran when she had secrets she didn't tell either. She didn't feel she was good enough for anyone though, or that she was pretty or talented with flowers because of her experiences. She didn't see what she gave to Kieran or her sister or her job, she gave herself. I would definitely recommend this book, plus the previous one about brother Rory. I am looking forward to the next Kavangh brother's story!
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
After being busted taking part in an underground brawl Kieran Kavanagh finds himself going to jail, and becoming a disgrace to his upstanding family. After spending nearly two years in a cell, he's ready to be free and have a second chance at life, and find way to prove to his family that he has learned from his mistakes and is a changed man. As part of his release he must complete some community service at a center for at-risk youth, which he has some reservations about but he finds a way to embrace it and soon meets a little girl who finds her way into his heart. He also starts to fall for her sister Fiona too, the minute she walks into his life she has him wanting things that he never thought would be in the cards for him and he finally has someone in his life who doesn't look at him through failure tinged eyes... but they both have secrets, ones that have the potential to destroy the happy life they have begun to build.. Fiona Doherty has dedicated every facet of her life to caring for her little sister, and feels as though it was the best decision she has ever made, even though it has really taken a toll on her, and left her with an non-existent social life. Her best friend is always trying to convince her to live a little for herself and go on a date, but she has never met a man who was worth making room for in her already over overextended life... that is until Kieran Kavanagh waltzes into her life. As much as she tries to resist the handsome ex-fighters charms he finds a way to sneak past her defenses, and soon finds a way into her guarded heart... she is ready to let him into her life completely, but her lingering secrets might just find a way to intervene and send him in the other direction. To say that I was thrilled for the opportunity to return to this series, is a complete understatement, I have been dying to read Kieran's story for some time now... and I have to say it was TOTALLY worth the wait! The minute he walked onto the page I was completely transfixed with him, he drew me into his world and held my undivided attention from start to finish. His story spoke volumes to me, each and every word laced with intensity, passion, and hope, it grabbed me by the heart and had me hanging onto every word, and completely invested in every way! Ms. Robinson has a true gift for creating stories that tap into your emotions, tug on your heartstrings, and linger with you long after the last page is turned, and I insist you give this series a chance, it is sure to awaken your emotions and leave you dying for the opportunity to read more from this author!! One of my favorite reads this year!! ARC requested through NetGalley and kindly provided by Random House Publishing - Loveswept in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.
MJSanders1021 More than 1 year ago
4.25 stars This book left me feeling some type of good way Kieran just stole my heart and Shea left it battered and beating for her little soul. She was such a smart and viable character that was truly loved but taken lightly. Only if is all I can say because she had so much to say and Fi kind of shielded her voice in a decent way. She protected her sister heart and body from threats that no longer existed. Kieran was not a threat but a guardian of the child and Dee his mother was the whisperer. This book and family dynamic was phenomenal. Let the past lay and cherish and embrace what you have now. No judgment on what was defense and shelter.