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.
**** 4 Star Review ****
If nothing else, I can always count on one thing from Sarah Robinson... And that is her characters. Sometimes I don't think they plot even matters (well, really it does, but let's pretend it doesn't). Her characters are always strong in their own rights and loyal to a fault. If you read her books for no other reason, read them for her characters.
Okay, there is more than one reason to read Sarah's book. I was being a little dramatic. I mean, seriously, her characters are always so well-developed, you can't help but to have a love of loving and hating them simultaneously.
Aside from Sarah's characters, her plots are always spot on. Filling them will emotions, twists, uniqueness and well over all yummy-ness (yes, that is a word). Her books will always bring you down and then bring you back up. Sometimes the process will be repeated.
Yet, another "social issue" in this story, just like many of her other books. This one, touching Autism. Her ability to bring reality into a fictional story is beyond great. She always seems to give me a full circle of events that really, truly have no real end, just like real life.