by Sarah Robinson
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.
My review: 4 stars!
I'm always in for a sports romance, and MMA has recently been added to my favorites list along with football, baseball, and hockey. Becoming a Legend was told in dual POV- I always love getting into the heads of both the main characters because it makes the story so much more real to me. I loved Kane from the start- he was so confident and driven to succeed and I adored how he wanted to take care of Nora. Poor Nora had such a terrible time dealing with her mom, I felt terrible for what she had to deal with. I enjoyed them together so much- they were fun and flirty and so sweet. Although this is third in a series, it read fine as a standalone to me since the author was new to me. I do want to go back and read the first two books to try to fill in some gaps in my understanding of character backstories. It was an enjoyable book and I hope the author gives up a glimpse of Kane and Nora in future books in the story.