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Can love really conquer all?—Book Six in Katy Evans’s breakout New York Times bestselling series that began with REAL.
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 Mav 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.
Okay, it’s no secret that I go HARD for Remy, the man/book that started it all. I have always been #TeamRemy and always will be….or so I thought. Upon hearing about Legend I was stuck on a hard NO that I wouldn’t read this because, well….someone is actually challenging Remy? MY Remy?! How dare they right?
But, despite my feelings I was still going to support my favorite author because, hello, she’s KATY freaking Evans and I love her! It wasn’t until I saw the first teaser that hooked me and had me thinking, okay I’ll give this a try, I mean I would eventually get more of Remy this way. The more and more I saw the teasers I became super excited. I was still apprehensive though, because I didn’t want to pick sides. I knew that the way Katy write’s I’d love this ‘New guy’ too.
He grabs my hips and pulls me close. “Kiss me for Luck, Reese.” I watch his lips speak- nearly growl- the words, his beautiful, perfect bow lips that some asshole can crack open tomorrow.”
SUUUUch a dilemma!!!
I got two things out of the first three chapters: one, Katy Evens writes sweaty boxer men so freaking WELL! Two: Maverick has a huge chip on his shoulder and right off he’s out for blood, Remy’s blood and then there is sweet innocent Reese. Who is all sorts of wholesome but doesn’t want to be. And three: I was in danger of loving someone other than Remy!! Their romance was a slow burn as all of Katy’s book are which I love and you really got the sense of who they were. Their budding romance almost makes you forget we don’t really know who Maverick is, until we actually do know and while it should have been obvious, it totally wasn’t!
Again, I was torn!
I had nothing to worry about, Katy bought it with this book. Not to be too spoilery but I didn’t have to choose AND Maverick and Reese could be the Brooke and Remy of the new. They couldn’t be the farthest from alike, but that underlining pull, that need to be together no matter what is ever present. And the intensity of the story along with the romance was so raw and gritty and REAL (I couldn’t resist). I’ve read the book twice now and I still say the same thing I said after the first time; Damn.
#TeamRemy AND TeamMaverick!