Not A Hero: A Bad Boy Marine Romance

Books by Sarah Robinson
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From the bestselling author of the Kavanagh Legends MMA series, Sarah Robinson's Not A Hero is an emotional standalone military romance where love battles trauma, and there can only be one victor.  

   
Former Marine, Miles Kydd, is trying to readjust to civilian life after ending his career and returning to his small home town when he learned his father was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Once the town hero and star quarterback, Miles no longer feels like the man he was, or who he's expected to be--possibly because his demons have followed him home from Afghanistan.
  
Meeting Zoe Brooke, his father's live-in nurse, gives Miles the slightest glimmer of hope that he can still find happiness despite the dark secrets he holds inside. The chemistry between them is undeniable, and together they are explosive--in more ways than one.
  
A helper at her core, Zoe is more than willing to care for Miles's heart, but not at the expense of her own, and she's not afraid to tell him that. She knows what having a painful past is like, and she wants to help him with his, if he'll let her.
  
Things get complicated fast when Miles realizes burying his secrets isn't actually the same as healing from them and if he wants the girl, he's going to have to tell her the truth--the one thing he can't do.
  
This book is suggested for 18+ years of age, contains graphic content, sensitive subject matters, and sexually explicit material.     

 

Praise for Not A Hero
 

"Not A Hero is an emotionally raw love story traversing redemption and conquering fears." - New York Times Bestselling Author Heidi McLaughlin   

"Emotional and gripping, Sarah Robinson delivers a story you won't soon forget." - Rebecca Yarros, Bestselling author of the Flight & Glory Series     

"Miles Kydd doesn't think he's a hero, but he is. A tall, sexy, damaged hero. My favorite kind!" - Award-winning Author Wendy S. Marcus    

"This is my first book by Sarah Robinson, and it was wonderfully written, with a heart-wrenching, engaging plot and endearing characters. I finished it in one day, which shows how much I enjoyed it." - Lady with a Quill Reviews   

"Sarah Robinson's Not A Hero is a perfectly crafted military romance. Miles and Zoe's love story has strength, tenderness, heartbreak, and passion. A must read!" - Alana Albertson, Bestselling Author of Beast   

"Emotional, sexy, raw, and compelling...Miles Kydd will be your next hero!" - Katie Rose, bestselling author of Hard to Hold   

"Gripping and gut-wrenching, Not A Hero is a roller coaster of a military romance that renders all the feels in a story of survival and second-chances that sinks into your soul." - Karen at Bookalicious Babes Blog     

"I loved the emotional depth of the characters and their chemistry was breathtaking." - Goodreads Review    

"Not a Hero made me feel so many emotions--shock, happiness, sadness, anger, jealousy, and a few others I'll come up with as I think about this book over the next couple of days. It's that good.- Goodreads Review   

"I highly recommend this book to anyone who's looking to honor our military families and loves a true happily ever after." - Goodreads Review     

"OH MY GOSH, THAT FERRIS WHEEL RIDE!! *fans self* Wow.-Goodreads Review

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Praised by Penelope Ward as “a unique story line with multiple layers to it,” Sarah Robinson’s Saving a Legend goes another round with the brooding Kavanagh brothers: MMA fighters who won’t call it quits in the ring, or in romance.

His family’s gym has produced a roster of mixed martial arts legends, but so far Kieran Kavanagh hasn’t followed in their footsteps. After a brawl lands him in jail, Kieran is assigned to work at a center for at-risk youth. Though given a second chance, Kieran’s simply going through the motions—until he meets one very special kid, Shea Doherty, and falls hard for her very beautiful, very grown-up big sister, Fiona. The trouble is, Kieran’s best opening moves are getting him nowhere fast.

Fiona Doherty has too many responsibilities to fool around, especially now that she has custody of Shea. Sure, she’d love to find a devoted partner. But she won’t jeopardize her sister’s happiness—or risk revealing her tortured past—on a love-’em-and-leave-’em type of guy like Kieran . . . so it’s up to him to prove her wrong. As Fiona spends more time with Kieran, she starts to see a softer side of the reckless warrior. Now she must admit that when it comes to the possibility of real love, well . . . there’s a fighting chance.

Praise for Saving a Legend

“Saving a Legend is a deep and moving story about family, acceptance, and love. Plus those Kavanaghs really know how to make a girl swoon.”—New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans

“I devoured this book from the first word to the last. I didn’t want it to end! Kieran is the epitome of what every woman looks for in a man.”—New York Times bestselling author Susan Stoker

"Sarah Robinson makes me ache to be part of the Kavanaugh family. Saving A Legend is a rich, emotional, and sexy story with strong characters who fight for the love they deserve."—HelenKay Dimon, author of Mr. and Mr. Smith

“I fell head over heels for Kieran, Fiona, Shea, and the Kavanaghs!”—Serena Bell, USA Today bestselling author of the Returning Home series

“Sarah Robinson delivers another knockout in the Kavanagh series with a gripping story of redemption, survival, and love. What more could you ask for? I can’t wait until the next book!”—Sophia Henry, author of the Pilots Hockey series

“Another enjoyable read . . . I couldn’t get enough of the Kavanagh family.”—Under the Covers Book Blog

“Saving a Legend was more than a love story. It was a story compassion, family strength, forgiveness, and acceptance. Sarah Robinson did a magnificent job . . . I can’t wait to see what comes next.”—Smut Book Junkie

“I’m so excited to read more about this family. If I was on the fence to start with, I’m definitely all in after reading this one.”—The Romance Factor

“Sarah Robinson once again wrote an incredible story with even more incredible characters.”—Collectors

“Well done, Sarah Robinson. . .This story was sexy and humorous and truthful. . . . It’s about trust and hope, facing challenges, accepting pasts and moving forward, but most of all, it is about hope.”—OMG Reads

“With this second book, I find myself even more emotionally invested in the Kavanagh family and their stories.”—Dog-Eared Daydreams
  
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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Oct 4, 2016
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9780990473275
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Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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Praise for Saving a Legend

“Saving a Legend is a deep and moving story about family, acceptance, and love. Plus those Kavanaghs really know how to make a girl swoon.”—New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans

“I devoured this book from the first word to the last. I didn’t want it to end! Kieran is the epitome of what every woman looks for in a man.”—New York Times bestselling author Susan Stoker

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Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
The most soulful Kavanagh brother tackles the challenge of a lifetime—with a little help from the girl of his dreams.

“Fans of Lori Foster’s SBC Fighters series will love the MMA atmosphere of [Sarah] Robinson’s Legends.”—Library Journal

A topnotch manager and agent, Quinn Kavanagh pictures a life outside of his family’s renowned MMA gym. Beneath his sleek exterior, Quinn has a secret passion for sculpting. But after a nearly fatal motorcycle accident, he’s struggling just to walk again, let alone get back to the studio—and it doesn’t help that the doctor in charge of his physical therapy is his childhood crush. Quinn’s always ready for a fight, but the bittersweet sting of unrequited love has him begging for mercy.

Dr. Kiera Finley is determined to make her medical residency a success. Six years ago, she gave in and shared a single passionate night with Quinn. Now she’s just hoping the cocky lover from her past doesn’t derail her plans for the future. Little by little, though, Kiera gets to know another side of Quinn. She knew he was a family man, devoted to his parents and brothers, but he’s also a free spirit trapped in a cage—and only she has the key. To heal both Quinn’s body and soul, Kiera’s tempted to give him a special kind of medicine.

With their own heartwarming HEAs, Sarah Robinson’s Kavanagh Legends novels can be read together or separately:
BREAKING A LEGEND
SAVING A LEGEND
BECOMING A LEGEND
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Praise for Breaking a Legend

“I loved this book. The romance gave me butterflies, the intimacy between the characters made me blush, and the drama made me hungry for more.”—Jamie Otis, reality television star, FYI’s Married at First Sight and ABC’s The Bachelor

“Breaking a Legend will suck you in from the very first page and refuse to let go until long after you’ve finished. It’s one of my favorite MMA books to date.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken 

“Rory Kavanagh will have your Irish blood warming, even if you aren’t Irish. Sarah Robinson does an amazing job with this sexy, sweet, edge-of-your-seat romance.”—New York Times bestselling author Kelly Elliott

“Breaking a Legend is a steamy, white-hot romance that will leave you wanting more!”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Hawkeye

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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