Vivian’s Review: Legend by Katy Evans

Posted February 12, 2016 by viviangrey in Book Reviews, Books, Giveaway / 0 Comments

Vivian’s Review: Legend by Katy EvansLegend by Katy Evans
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Published by Gallery Books on February 9th 2016
Narrator: Grace Grant, Sebastian York
Genres: Erotica, Romance, Sports
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Source: NetGalley, Simon & Schuster, TRSOR promotions

Maverick “the Avenger” Cage wants to rise to the top and become a legend in the ring. Though he keeps his identity well guarded, he's known on the fighting circuit as the new kid with a chip on his shoulder and a tattoo on his back that marks him as trouble. He's got a personal score to settle with the Underground's one and only Remington "Riptide" Tate.

As Mav trains, he meets a young girl—the only other new person in the town--and sparks fly. When things get heated between them, he finds out she's none other than Reese Dumas, the cousin of Remington Tate’s wife. A girl who's supposed to root against him and a girl he's supposed to stay away from.

But Maverick fights for the woman in his heart, and the monsters in his blood. The world’s eyes are on them and the victor will go down in history as the ultimate fighting champion; the ultimate LEGEND.

The highly anticipated sixth story in the New York Times bestselling series that began with Real—“a rare mix of fevered obsession and gentle enchantment…a visceral and addicting debut” (Christina Lauren)

We received this book/audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.


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A penny for my thoughts

I would be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to this book…that is the understatement of the year! I have LOVED everything about the REAL series and it has stuck with me since day one and I am constantly craving more of these characters and their stories from Katy Evans. There’s just something about the way she writes her characters that completely consumes my mind, body and soul and Maverick and Reese in LEGEND were no exception. Especially Maverick, he climbed right into my heart and took up residence next to all the other Evans’ men <3 Reese even found a spot there. She was this shy, but yet strong heroine, that was so much fun to read about and watch evolve. This is the reason I keep coming back to Katy’s books with every release she makes…her books and characters are unforgettable!


LEGEND was about two characters becoming something BETTER. They were determined to find themselves and in the process of doing so, they found each other. *awe* You know that saying: “The biggest competitor in life is yourself.”? Well that is so true in this book. They both learned that their past and/or who they came from cannot control who they become. With enough resolve and will power, you can accomplish anything and become anyone you want to be. Katy depicted exactly that. The way she wrote their development throughout the story was just beautiful. Like a phoenix, anyone can rise from their ashes and become a better version of themselves.

From the adrenaline packed fight scenes to the tender, sweet moments that pulled on your heartstrings between Maverick and Reese, it was impossible to not fall in love with these characters from page one. These two characters and their story were like watching a caterpillar transform into a butterfly. Their desire for one another was obvious from first glance. Their love story was fiery, but yet slow to emerge and had be handled with care, but even without the knowledge of what is underneath, you just knew that something beautiful was going to become of it…hence ”caterpillar to butterfly”.  Katy did a phenomenal job of capturing the essence of young love; that experience of finding your one and only love and the determination it takes to claim that other as your own. Her descriptions and inner dialogue of her characters thoughts and actions made it feel as if I, the reader, were going through the same actions and emotions Reese and Maverick were going through…those “all-consuming, time-slowing, heart-stopping and racing at the same time” type of emotions. A person forgets what those emotions feel like and it is beautiful to be reminded. Maverick and Reese are truly made for each other and it was heart-warming to read their journey.

Katy Evans kept everything real and authentic and she did justice to all her REAL characters. I’ll admit, it was all a little bittersweet to have this be the final REAL book *tears*, but you know what, Katy ended it in the PERFECT way and I couldn’t of asked for a better ending to a beautiful fighting legacy. Maverick may be a LEGEND, but Remy will live on through him! By far, this is my FAVORITE fighter series of all time!

Oh and I can’t forget to mention…we get to see more Remy, Brooke and Racer!!! *happy dance*It was such a joy to see how much MORE Remy has grown as a character and to be able to fall in love with him all over again. I totally had *swooning* moments all over again for him in this book. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone that is looking for a book that makes you FEEL and connect <3


**Recommended Reading Order: REAL, MINE, REMY, ROGUE, RIPPED, LEGEND

5++ Legendary Stars




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