Series: Kavanagh Legends #3
Published by Loveswept on December 13th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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From the author of Saving a Legend (ÔÇ£A deep and moving story about family, acceptance, and love.ÔÇØÔÇöKaty Evans) comes another smoldering MMA romance featuring the Kavanagh brothers, the chiseled alpha males whose real legacy is love.
Kane Kavanagh has always had one goal: being the best mixed martial arts fighter alive. With the MMA National Championships in Las Vegas fast approaching, the man they call ÔÇ£KillerÔÇØ has no intention of letting anyone or anything get in his way. Somehow, though, a feisty opponent has slipped beneath his guardÔÇöand stolen his heart. Fiery and passionate, Nora Hannigan is harder to pin down than any rival Kane has faced in the ring. And she isnÔÇÖt afraid to tell Kane that she wants nothing to do with him.
With her best friend about to marry into the Kavanagh family, Nora has been resisting KaneÔÇÖs shameless attempts at flirting for months. But after their undeniable chemistry finally takes over, leading to the hottest night of NoraÔÇÖs life, sheÔÇÖs running scared. ThereÔÇÖs a lot about her life Kane doesnÔÇÖt know, and she wonÔÇÖt be responsible for ending his career. Now KaneÔÇÖs out to prove that heÔÇÖs ready for commitment by winning her heartÔÇöand heÔÇÖs never lost a fight.
Welcome to Book 3 of the Kavanagh clan, the men of good Irish stock! This time we get to know Kane. You get the distinct feeling that he often feels like the forgotten child of the clan. He’s a twin (Kiernan’s) so he already looks like someone, and he’s the younger twin. He’s also the middle child. He’s been fighting (pun intended) to make a name for himself. So now that Rory is no longer fighting and Kiernan stepped down since he returned from jail (you have to read the first two books to get the deets on those two!), it’s time for Kane to shine.
I was a little torn on how I felt about him. While I admired how hard he trained and his dedication to get to the championship, I wanted to knock him over the head because of his blinders. He didn’t want to leave room for his heart or to remember that life often requires a village (even when you don’t realize you have their support). All that aside, once he managed to get some clarity, he dropped a pretty sweet word bomb that I know I’ll be borrowing: all-strings attached.
Sassy Nora is quite the complement to Kane. You know what they say, opposites attract. What is so great about these two is that while they bickered like cats and dogs, they were actually more alike than expected. And this poor girl certainly had the chips stacked against her. She was much like Kae; even though she was an only child, she was trying to get some recognition in her family (consisting of her mother). She thought she was on her own and had to do everything on her own. That is until she realized she was part of a village.
Robinson did a wonderful job continuing the story of these great men. Even though I found myself more frustrated with Kane than the other guys, I still loved him. What I cannot wait for is Quinn’s story. I think he’s going to be a ball of fun and quite the wild child!
~Review by Loredana