Legend by Katy Evans
Meet Maverick “The Avenger” Cage in Legend, the newest stand alone in the REAL series releasing February 9th!
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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.
* LEGEND is the 6th and final installment of the REAL series, but it can also be read as standalone or after the three Remington and Brooke books (Real/Mine/Remy.)
KERRY 4.75 STAR REVIEW
I was so excited to read Legend, but at the same time nervous. I didn’t know what to expect and I didn’t want it to ruin Remy and Brooke for me because he stole my heart in real life! I wanted to continue with Legend and see if he was still was able to still make me jittery, but girls there’s a new heartbreaker and he goes by the name of Maverick!!! He has these piercing eyes that see right through you and you’re going to want a piece of him!
Anticipation, that’s the word I would use to describe Legend. We’ve anticipated the release, but mostly it was the anticipation Katy Evan’s created. Anticipation for Reese and Maverick to kiss. It was one of the best non-kisses I have ever read and when they finally did kiss it was magic.
The two had a beautiful chemistry. Their moments together were so touching.
Then we had Maverick and Remy. That was so fulfilling. I felt like we got so much from the two of them. I teared up at the end and it was becasue of the two men, and their bond. Katy did an exceptional job with their relationship.
I do wish there was a little less sex and a little more story. I wanted to read Brooke and Reese talk about Brooke’s feelings with Maverick. I wanted more moments of story line.
Overall, I really enjoyed this and there were so many special moments that I would highly recommend.
LOUISA’S 4 STAR REVIEW
Not unlike my blog partners, the anticipation of this book had me on the edge of my seat. I remember almost 2 years ago meeting Remington Tate…it was my first MMA book and EVERY MMA book since then has had to live up to Remy. Most have not. He’s one of a kind, so when Katy announced this book and the synopsis I thought “oh no – he’s gonna want to take Remy down!
I am so glad I read it. Maverick may be the only one out there to even come close to the swoon ability of Remy. He’s downright swoony <—– not sure that’s a word but that’s how I felt.
He’s a sweet man stuck in the past, thinking the blood running through his veins has made him not worthy or shamed. He’s a good man, he just needs to find the right people to surround himself with to learn that.
Reese – coming from an unknown past, coming to live with the Tate’s for a “new life”, a transformation of sorts.
The chemistry between Maverick and Reese was unprecedented. The upward battle to their first kiss was painful to watch and beautiful once they did, I swear I was holding my breath for a few chapters.
I loved the check in with Brooke, Remy and Racer, it was like seeing friends I hadn’t seen in a while. I was so happy to see their lives continue to flourish.
I would have loved to see a closer relationship between Reese and Brooke, but I understand Brooke was so guarded.
An ARC was provided to Blushing Babes Are Up All Night for an honest review.
At Tate’s corner, outside the ropes, his coach whistles. “You two get some headgear on. Stat.”
Tate’s lips curl rebelliously, and he looks at me with challenge in his eyes.
I smile back, a feral curl of my lips.
We tap gloves.
I jab. He swings his arm, blocks the hit, leaps back, and I jab again, blocked again.
We space apart and jump in place, shaking our shoulders, loosening up. I pull my gloves back up, narrow my eyes, and he asks, “You think you’re the shit because you’re fast and strong? I got news for you. I’m faster, I’m stronger, and I’m disciplined. Your coach isn’t doing you any favors.”
“He’s in my corner, and that’s enough for me.”
He swings, I duck fast and come up behind him. He straightens and faces me again. “If you settle for that, then you should settle for second place.”
“What the fuck. You want me to win?”
“I want a good fight. I like keeping things real. Reminds me I’m a man. Mortal.”
“I want to be a legend. Legends never die. Even if they die alone.”
He swings again, and I duck, come up, and jab three times.
He blocks repeatedly, then hooks with his right; I deflect. He grins and jabs again. I block, then I duck before he puts me up against the ropes, and I head back to center. He follows.
“To be a legend you need to fall seven times, get up eight,” he says.
I remember a final a few years ago when my father kicked Tate to a pulp. “Or not fall at all.”
He backs up his arm and then smacks the smirk right off me. “Before you stop falling, you need to embrace the fact that you’re going to hit the ground.”
I clean the blood from my mouth, glowering.
We take positions again, and he watches me as if waiting for my next move as we start dancing around, jumping, waiting for the other to strike.
“Do you want the headgear now?”
I lunge and start hitting, and he blocks, deflects, blocks. “Fuck you,” I grit out.
“Getting angry doesn’t help. You control the anger, not let it control you.”
I want to prove him wrong; I loop out my arm and aim for his head.
He ducks and hooks, his knuckles cracking into my jaw. I spurt blood and bounce against the ropes.
I shake my head, wipe the blood away, grit my teeth and straighten, narrowing my eyes. “My turn,” I growl, and I swing. My fist connects: a kidney punch.
He blocks my next hit, frowning in thought. “You’re cocky for someone who just lost yesterday.”
I dive my upper body to the side, evading. “You got to play it to become it.”
“I’m the champion, not you.”
“You won’t live forever, champ.”
He jabs three times, then leaps back, flexes his arm and looks at it.
“Muscle memory. You hit enough times, you fight on instinct; part of your brain works on your assault, the other is focused on the other’s assault. Let your muscle memory work for you and consciously stay focused on your opponent’s eyes.”
I laugh mockingly. “I don’t need your pointers.”
“Go back home to daddy, then.”
“When I’m finished with you.” I punch him, then raise my left hook and connect hard enough to stun him.
He raises his head, shakes it to clear it, and wipes blood from his nose. I catch my breath, satisfied I got some blood. At least I won’t be the only one with an ice pack tonight.
He sees the blood on his arm and looks at me, impressed.
“TIME!” his coach yells out from the corner. “You two won’t have shit for the fight if you keep up this nonsense.”
Tate grins at him, then turns back and glowers at me. “You get enough?”
“Barely warming up here.” I squint the blood out of one eye and raise my gloves. “Come get it, Riptide,” I growl.
Real (Book One) The Real Series
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Mine (Book Two) The Real Series
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Remy (Book Three) The Real Series
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Rogue (Book Four) The Real Series
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Ripped (Book Five) The Real Series
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About the Author
Hey! I’m Katy Evans and I love family, books, life, and love. I’m married with two children and three dogs and spend my time baking, walking, writing, reading, and taking care of my family. Thank you for spending your time with me and picking up my story. I hope you had an amazing time with it, like I did. If you’d like to know more about books in progress, look me up on the Internet, I’d love to hear from you!