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.
Breaking a Legend is a sexy, sweet, story. Rory is pure alpha and all he wants to do is protect Clare. Clare is broken and has a haunted past with an ex-boyfriend that she is running from. She enters the O’Leary’s Pub where she meets Rory, an MMA fighter with a drug and alcohol problem of his own. They are very much attracted to each other, but Clare doesn’t want to get close to another man. Rory wants to keep her safe, no matter the cost to himself.
This is a very sweet and haunting story about two people who come together just when they need someone the most. They push past their demons because of their undeniable chemistry to create a new relationship with each other. I love how protective and sweet Clare makes Rory feel. The big, bad, MMA fighter’s softer side comes out with his lady love. Meanwhile, Clare feels loved and protected in a way she never thought she could. Something she never thought would happen, again. But, she is still scared and doesn’t want to share her full story with anyone.
While I did enjoy this story, the changing POVs got confusing and threw me off. If that kind of thing doesn’t bother you, then this is a great book to read.