I Absolutely Loved It!
This series has come full circle with Legend being the last book. My heart hurts that this series is over, but at the same time, Legend packed the same amazing punch that we got in Real!
In Legend we get to meet Maverick who enters the Underground scene with no one wanting to train him, and no one wanting to coach him. When a beautiful girl at the gym says “he’s with me” so he can train and gives him a pointer on how to find a coach, he’s not only happy to have someone to finally coach him, but drawn to this girl like nothing else. Reece is spending the summer with her cousin Brooke, Brooke’s husband Remy, and their son Racer, while they travel for the fights. She’s working on finding herself, and never expected to meet Maverick, or the consequences of falling for him.
Maverick is fighting to avenge his legacy, and is working on finding himself as well. His eyes are set on bringing Remy down, problem is, Remy wants to help him, train with him, and take him under his wing. Maverick fights this tooth and nail at first, but soon even though he wants to beat Remy in the finals, he learns to respect him and even though he hates to admit it, he looks up to him. When he realizes the girl he wants is Brookes cousin, he thinks he’s been played, but their attraction to one another is something that can’t be faked.
Reece and Maverick do a lot of growing in this book, and it may seem like their bond and relationship moves fast, but it happens over weeks while doing the Underground circuit. I loved seeing Reece thinking she had to change to get a guy she wanted, when the guy she never expected wanted her for who she was. Together they are powerful and I loved their story. I loved how the accepted each other, and their pasts and who they were and didn’t really let it get in the way of them.
This story is full of acceptance, love, and finding yourself. I loved Maverick as much as I loved Remy, and Reece is an amazingly strong character. The things she’s been through at such a young age already, proves she’s stronger than anyone gives her credit for. She fights for what she wants, just like Maverick does, and together their story is full of strength, courage, love, and rising above. I adored how much Remy played a part in this book, and not only did Katy Evans give us a perfect book to an amazing series, but a perfect goodbye to Remy.
Even though this book isn’t an emotional one, I find myself emotional knowing this is the end of the Real Series. I fell in love with Real and Mine, and then I enjoyed the other books, but Legend reminded me of how much I adored these characters, and why this series is a must read for anyone looking for the perfect series. The ending to this series is bittersweet, yet perfect. If you’ve read Remy’s books (Real, Mine, Remy) you have to read Legend, trust me on this.
I have received this book as a member of the XOXperts, XOXO After Dark’s official street team, in exchange for an honest review.