His family’s gym has produced a roster of mixed martial arts legends, but so far Kieran Kavanagh hasn’t followed in their footsteps. After a brawl lands him in jail, Kieran is assigned to work at a center for at-risk youth. Though given a second chance, Kieran’s simply going through the motions—until he meets one very special kid, Shea Doherty, and falls hard for her very beautiful, very grown-up big sister, Fiona. The trouble is, Kieran’s best opening moves are getting him nowhere fast.
Fiona Doherty has too many responsibilities to fool around, especially now that she has custody of Shea. Sure, she’d love to find a devoted partner. But she won’t jeopardize her sister’s happiness—or risk revealing her tortured past—on a love-’em-and-leave-’em type of guy like Kieran . . . so it’s up to him to prove her wrong. As Fiona spends more time with Kieran, she starts to see a softer side of the reckless warrior. Now she must admit that when it comes to the possibility of real love, well . . . there’s a fighting chance.
Saving Legend is Kieran's story. He's more of the "black sheep" of the family. The one who went to jail for the mistakes he made. He's a changed man now. Two years in prison would change you. He just wants to pick up his life again. Unfortunately people look at him differently, mainly a few of his brothers. They still see the boy who got in trouble and not the man who wants to change. Kieran meets Fiona, the flower shop lady. This is an opportunity to start again. Fiona isn't quick to start a relationship. She has a lot in her plate, including taking care of her autistic sister Shea. Fiona has had a rough life and secrets buried deep. Allowing Kieran into her life means that she has to open old wounds. It's a tug of war between them, with Kieran trying to get Fiona to see that they are meant to be together. It's hard because Fiona is always on edge waiting for the shoe to drop. By the end, Kieran is able to prove that Fiona can trust in others and follow her heart.
I loved this book. I loved that the author brought attention to Autism. She brings this condition to light and shows a different side of it. Shea is the character with autism. She is a sweet kid and is completely taken by Kieran. He helps to open her up and sees beyond autism. They have a great relationship and the author has written it well.
The author did a fantastic job. This book is a great follow up to the previous one. I never thought I would like MMA books but the author puts a spin on it that makes it so intriguing.