Author: Sarah Robinson
Rating: 4.5 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: From the author of Saving a Legend (“A deep and moving story about family, acceptance, and love.”—Katy 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 “Killer” has no intention of letting anyone or anything get in his way. Somehow, though, a feisty opponent has slipped beneath his guard—and stolen his heart. Fiery and passionate, Nora Hannigan is harder to pin down than any rival Kane has faced in the ring. And she isn’t 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 Kane’s shameless attempts at flirting for months. But after their undeniable chemistry finally takes over, leading to the hottest night of Nora’s life, she’s running scared. There’s a lot about her life Kane doesn’t know, and she won’t be responsible for ending his career. Now Kane’s out to prove that he’s ready for a commitment by winning her heart—and he’s never lost a fight.
Review: Sarah Robinson writes a fairly steamy but always funny and sweet romance about an MMA fighter who’s trying to break into the big leagues and the girl that could take him down. Will he allow his fear about getting distracted from training to keep him from being with someone who makes everyday living a delightful surprise? Or will he allow her in and let her become part of his world and GROW UP at the same time?
Nora has got a lot of trouble on her hands. She’s trying to finish her doctorate in Psychology without getting in trouble with her professors. Unfortunately, she’s had to get a side job to pay off her mother’s bookies–and if the doctoral committee finds out, she could get kicked out of the program and lose her scholarship. At first she ignores Kane as much as she can because he’s a player and she doesn’t need the hassle with everything else going on in her life. But he’s relentless and soon she succumbs to his advances.
That’s a problem when the bookies come after Nora. He’s going to protect her at all costs–and that cost might be his career. He’s got to stay focused on training for the upcoming Las Vegas match; plus, Nora doesn’t want him dragged into her tainted world. It’s bad enough she’s got to worry about a loan shark coming after her–she doesn’t want it to affect Kane’s life.
When Kane senses that Nora is in trouble, he just can’t stay away. If only she would open up to him and tell him what’s bothering her. Nora feels the same about him–he’s keeping something from her and it makes her feel inadequate and unsure.
Time’s a tickin’ and they’d better get it straightened out or two lives could hit the fan. Great read with lots of character with great heart and some smoking hot sexy scenes. Third of the trilogy but works well as a stand alone. Thanks!