BREAKING A LEGEND is a good introduction to Robinson's new series. Rory is a darker hero with problems that he is struggling to manage on his own. Addiction, aggression, depression, and disappointment in the way his life is leading are all demons that Rory is trying to bury. With a temper that is becoming easier to trip and a career that has been cut short, Rory isn't having an easy time of it. His large and very hands on extended family won't let him go it alone and that is what he is trying to do. However, when Clare comes into his life he is able to refocus some of his energy on her and by doing that begins to see what needs to be done for himself to really heal from his setback.
Clare is a likable character who is hiding troubles of her own. I liked that she is trying to take care of herself without making herself a victim of circumstance. The chemistry between Clare and Rory is strong but the buildup of their relationship and trust is nicely paced.
BREAKING LEGEND is an enjoyable read that unfolds in a believable and steady way. I look forward to seeing what is next in the series with Rory's brothers and his cousin who is like a sister to them all. They are a large and openly opinionated Irish family which makes for plenty of entertainment!
**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**
BREAKING A LEGEND will release September 29th!
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.
Sarah Robinson is the bestselling author of The Photographer Trilogy and the Sand & Clay rock star series. A native of Washington, D.C., Robinson has both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal psychology. She is married to a local police officer who is just as much of an animal rescue enthusiast as she is. Together, they own a zoo of rescue and foster animals.