Legend by Katy EvansLegend by Katy Evans

Legend

byKaty Evans

Paperback | February 9, 2016

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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.
Katy Evans is the author of several New York Times and U.S.A Today best sellers. Her first best seller, Real, is a Romance novel that chronicles the relationship between Remington Tate, an underground boxing champion and Brooke Dumas, a sports rehab therapist. 'Real' was nominated as a Goodreads finalist for Best Romance Novel of 2013....
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Title:LegendFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.31 × 0.7 inPublished:February 9, 2016Publisher:Gallery BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1501101544

ISBN - 13:9781501101540

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome Could put the book down, was amazing way to end it all
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Katy Evans and her series stole my heart. I couldn't put it down! highly recommended
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome series I absolutely loved this series. From the time I started reading Real I couldn't get enough and now that the series is over, I finished Legend last night, it makes me sad to put these amazing characters on the shelf. I actually didn't read ripped, I intentionally choose to skip it because I didn't think it would have much Brooke and Remy in it and I wasn't really interested in Pandora's story but I think I'll read it now just to get the extra fix lol. I love the way Katy Evans writes, just raw and real.
Date published: 2016-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved IT I really enjoy Katy Evans writing in this whole series. It was sad to see this was the end of her writing on there characters. Hook Line Sinker, she pulled me in and I enjoyed every book, and every chapter. Didn't take long to read them all. I recommend her writing and this whole series!!
Date published: 2016-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 3.75 stars--passionate hero 3.75 stars---LEGEND is the sixth and final installment in Katy Evans’s contemporary, new adult REAL romance series. This is MMA fighter Maverick Cage, and Reese Dumas’s storyline. Reese Dumas is the cousin to Brooke Tate-wife MMA champion Remington ‘Riptide’ Tate. LEGEND can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from previous story lines is revealed where necessary. Told from dual first person perspectives (Maverick and Reese) LEGEND follows Maverick ‘The Avenger’ Cage’s rise to stardom, and his building relationship with a woman with close connections to Maverick’s ultimate challenge. Maverick Cage fights to prove he is the best; that the past is unable to hold him back; that the sins of the father no longer fall on the shoulders of the son. Maverick is a man looking for a trainer; hoping to be the best; and the best will come at the hands of Remington ‘Riptide’ Tate but there is one potential problem standing in the way. Maverick has fallen in love with Reese Dumas, and Reese’s cousin is Remington’s wife Brooke. Reese has been hired by the Tate’s as their nanny and she has quickly fallen for the man whose past is almost as vulnerable as hers. Maverick knows that Reese is the only woman who can capture his heart but is she able to choose a side when the final challenge comes to blows? The relationship between Maverick and Reese begins at the gym where Reese discovers that the hardened wannabe MMA fighter is not the man everyone believes him to be. Maverick’s family reputation precedes his introduction to the Underground world of the MMA, and Reese knows that to be accepted Maverick may have to take some advice from the man he believes destroyed his life. The $ex scenes are intimate and intense. Remington and Brooke (and their son Racer) play secondary and supporting characters as the building story line focuses on the championship match between Remy and Mav. Remington is hoping to pass on the crown to an opponent worthy of the title, but Maverick’s private hell may be the one thing holding back our story line hero. The world building focuses on the MMA, the fight to the finish, and people who stand behind the making of a Legend. LEGEND is a story about a man in conflict: with his past, his present and his future. An entertaining and moving story about two people with broken pasts and broken hearts. LEGEND is a seductive look at a passionate hero who believes he is worthy of so much more than a dying man’s reputation. The premise is inspiring; the characters are heartbreaking and heroic; the romance is a well-deserved path to a happily ever after.
Date published: 2016-02-09

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Legend ONE SEATTLE Reese My mother drops me off at the airport. I’m wearing my favorite pair of jeans and my favorite top. For luck, I guess. “You sure you’ll be all right?” “I’m sure.” “Reese.” She stops me before I can get out of the car, taking my hand. “I love you. . . .” “I love you too.” I smile at her. She leans over to hug me, and I close my eyes and cling for an extra beat. She smells of lemons. Like home, like everything I know. “Do you have your passport, ticket confirmation . . . ?” I nod, and hop out and get my suitcase. I turn and wave goodbye to her, a pang of homesickness already hitting me as I watch her drive away. Inhaling, I step into the airport on my own for the first time in my life. Between boarding and flight times, it takes over four hours for me to arrive in Seattle. The plane circled an extra half hour until the rain stopped and we were authorized to land. It’s wet and green. My cousin Brooke meets me outside the terminal. “Reese!” With a tall ponytail, skintight spandex running pants, and a killer body beneath, she looks like she could’ve stepped out of Sports Illustrated. “So glad to have you.” She hugs me tight before introducing me to a tall, curly-haired man standing next to her. “This is Pete.” “Nice to meet you, Reese,” he says as he reaches for my suitcase. “Welcome to the team.” “Thank you for having me.” If Brooke has any reservations about having me around for the whole summer, she doesn’t show it. She’s excited and talkative during our ride, answering all my questions on how I can help her with her three-year-old, Racer. At the tip of the cul-de-sac we reach their sprawling waterfront home in Lakehaven, with its stucco facade, sweeping rooftop, and manicured lawn. I’m speechless, taking in the interior of the house with wide eyes as she gives me a brief tour. Smart technology everywhere, five bedrooms, a kitchen fit for a restaurant. It’s got high windows and a lot of natural light, with views of Mount Rainier across a glistening stretch of water. Brooke leads me down the hall to the guest bedroom. The hall has framed pictures of famous athletes, and among them, there’s a picture labeled riptide and I try not to gape at it, because I know Riptide is her widely known husband, former boxer and now MMA fighter. Even people who’ve never heard about MMA fighting seem to know who he is. Mom says they call him RIP too, because he kills his opponents. Not literally kills. Well, I hope not. But he buries them in the ground. Online, the articles say that he’s a fighting machine, and the best there’s ever been. We finally reach my bedroom and I am tempted to ask Brooke if she’s ever lost her way in her own house. The room’s double the size of my bedroom back home, exquisitely decorated in light tones, with a tinge of pastel blue on the curtains and on the bedspread. “Here’s a gym membership card; we buy them by the dozen for the team. You’re part of the family now.” She winks. “Food in the fridge, clean towels in the bathroom, bed has brand-new sheets. Cell phone?” “Yes.” “Okay. Your mom gave you my number, right?” We confirm each other’s numbers. It’s been a while since I talked to her. I’m normally shy and not very talkative at all. I guess Brooke knows. I’m sure my mom has filled her in on everything that’s happened in my life, from birth to now, just as she let me know that Brooke married Remington “Riptide” Tate. They’re a power couple in the wellness and athletic worlds, a power couple in their own right. My mom thought I’d be invigorated spending time with them and their team as they work the underground fighting circuit this summer. She suggested I come when I asked her to let me figure out what I wanted to do with my life. And now here I am, trying to find who I am. I start unpacking, neatly putting my things into a drawer, and after I hang some of my clothes in the closet, I pass the window and stare out at the water as Brooke approaches a tall, dark-haired man hoisting a little kid up on his shoulders. I know it’s her husband and son. I haven’t seen little Racer since Christmas, and I’ve never met Brooke’s husband, but he’s got a presence as big as his reputation, even from here. Remy Tate is as big as a mountain, and seated on his shoulders his son seems to be on top of the world. Many things have been said about the famous Riptide, hot and masculine prevalent among them. Racer is pummeling the top of his father’s head, and Remy is holding him by his little feet, staring out at the long dock and toward the water as Brooke comes up and puts her arms around Remy’s waist. I smile when I look at them. They travel so much due to his fighting schedule, I don’t see them that often, but we’re family. They look at peace, and happy. Racer starts squirming over his dad and pointing out at the water as if he wants to get on a boat. Racer. My ticket out of town. Someone to worry about other than me. I think of Miles and a prick of pain hits me. Maybe being away will make him miss me. Being away will make him realize he feels something other than friendship for me. We communicate, but not as much as I’d like. Hey I got here safely Good. Enjoy yourself, Reesey Thanks I’ll be good I wait to see if he asks me anything. He doesn’t. I curl up in bed, staring at my phone, then text my mom to let her know I’m in Seattle.

Editorial Reviews

"A strong, intense, sexy young fighter with a chip on his shoulder lies at the center of Evans' latest. Smart, modern storytelling coupled with an engaging plot are the highlights. Reese and Maverick's compelling voices will draw readers in, along with their electrifying chemistry. Fans of Evans' REAL series will not be disappointed."