3 FIGHTING IRISH Stars
I was all of over reading this because I simply can’t resist an MMA fighter and Irish to boot!!
Rory Kavanagh is the oldest of a large Irish family and also a former MMA Champion who was injured in his prime.
After almost a grueling year of therapy, Rory knows his professional fighting days are over. To cope with this loss, Rory numbs his anger and pain with alcohol, drugs and sex.
His interest is piqued when he meets Clare Ivers. New in town, Clare is hiding out from an abusive ex and trying to put back the pieces of her life. Clare is attracted to Rory but also timid and emotionally scarred. She has secrets in her past that we don't learn about for a while.
Rory was easy to fall for with his all-out Alpha ways and his protectiveness for Clare. Their relationship was a slow build, which made total sense given they are both dealing with so much. This book covers some heavy issues of domestic abuse and addiction. While the premise for the book held so much potential - two broken souls finding their way to each other - for me, it didn't grab me the way I'd hoped. I found the writing a bit stilted at times and sometimes the dialogue didn't flow as naturally.Overall, this was a good read and the Kavanagh's are a interesting clan. I enjoyed Casey, Rory's sister and her sass and wit and I also enjoyed the banter between the brothers.
***An ARC provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.***
Release Date: March 22nd, 2016