Title: Chasing a Legend
Author: Sarah Robinson
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept
Date of publication: August 22nd, 2017
Genre: Romance, Sports
Number of Pages: 250
POV: 3rd person
Series: Kavanagh Legends
Breaking a Legend – Book 1
Saving a Legend – Book 2
Becoming a Legend – Book 3
Chasing a Legend – Book 4
Kavanagh Christmas – Book 5 (expected publication date: November 6th, 2017)
Book synopsis (from Goodreads):
A top-notch manager and agent, Quinn Kavanagh pictures a life outside of his family’s renowned MMA gym. Beneath his sleek exterior, Quinn has a secret passion for sculpting. But after a nearly fatal motorcycle accident, he’s struggling just to walk again, let alone get back to the studio—and it doesn’t help that the doctor in charge of his physical therapy is his childhood crush. Quinn’s always ready for a fight, but the bittersweet sting of unrequited love has him begging for mercy.
Dr. Kiera Finley is determined to make her medical residency a success. Six years ago, she gave in and shared a single passionate night with Quinn. Now she’s just hoping the cocky lover from her past doesn’t derail her plans for the future. Little by little, though, Kiera gets to know another side of Quinn. She knew he was a family man, devoted to his parents and brothers, but he’s also a free spirit trapped in a cage—and only she has the key. To heal both Quinn’s body and soul, Kiera’s tempted to give him a special kind of medicine.
Trigger Warning: Death of a pet
Chasing a Legend is the 4th book of the Kavanagh Legends series. It can be easily read as a stand-alone book, which thrilled me to no end because I absolutely hate picking up a book, start reading it and have no clue what is going on. If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you all know my views on picking books up mid-series. You also know how much I love it when I do read a book in a series that isn’t overwhelmed by past characters. Happily, Chasing a Legend isn’t overwhelmed by past characters. While they all make appearances, Quinn and Kiera are the main focus of Chasing a Legend.
Let’s talk about Quinn for a minute. From page one, I absolutely loved him. A tattooed, pierced biker?? Hello, come to mama!! But what really drew me to him was after the accident. He was still that biker who exuded sex appeal but he needed someone to help him heal from the accident. I also loved how he felt about Kiera and the fact that six years apart didn’t make any difference in how he felt for her.
Speaking of Kiera, I freaking loved her. She was so funny and I couldn’t help but laugh because she was funny. Her one-liners had me laughing in bed and confusing the heck out of BK. I also liked that she didn’t fall into Instalove with Quinn. Instead, it grew. Honestly, I felt that her love for Quinn was more realistic than some of the romance books I have read to date. I also felt that her decision to accept the fellowship in Seattle was more true to life. She worked hard to get there and I loved that Quinn was going to let her go.
The sex in this book, while it came early on, was fantastic. It was page burning hot. I need to fan myself after reading some scenes. All I have to say is that Quinn had some serious stamina and they both were insatiable.
I absolutely loved how close the Kavanagh clan was. When Ace passed was a prime example. Everyone came together to mourn the loss of a special dog. By the end of that chapter, I was ugly crying and again got a very confused look from BK because of my tears.
The end of the book was perfect and I absolutely loved the epilogue. To be honest, that is when I was laughing hysterically. If you want to know why read the book.
How many stars will I give Chasing a Legend: 4
Why: This book was the complete package. Forget that it is the 4th book in a series, it can be easily read along. Instead, focus on the romance, the sex and the sense of family that is skillfully woven. This isn’t the first Sarah Robinson book that I have read but it is the first that I can honestly say touched my heart and my funny bone.
Will I reread: Yes
Will I recommend to family and friends: Yes
Age range: Adult
Why: Sex and language
**I chose to leave this review after reading an advance reader copy**