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For those of you who don't know me, I'm a bookseller, post graduate job seeker, avid reader, and a blogger. :)
Note: I received an eARC copy of this title in exchange for my honest review. I was not paid to write this. All opinions and thoughts are my own.
Breaking a Legend by Sarah Robinson was an entertaining read. It’s romance centers around Claire, a girl on the run from her ex-boyfriend and past, and Rory, a guy trying to deal with the fact that his dream is over. The romance was sweet, I found the characters to be entertaining, plus there was this really sweet dog. Sadly though, it fell a bit short.
I really liked Rory and Claire. I thought they were fairly well developed characters, and I enjoyed reading their story. They were entertaining and fun to be around. However, they had major issues, which I thought was just brushed over.
Rory abuses his pain killers and drinks excessive amounts of alcohol after his injury. Then all of a sudden when Claire comes into his life, he decides to quit cold turkey. That to me just seemed a bit unrealistic. Yes, he fell off the wagon once, but other than that, he seemed to be perfectly fine as long as he had Claire. It was definitely one of those moments where I just had to roll my eyes a bit.
Claire’s issues were quickly resolved as well. She was on the run from her ex-boyfriend, and as you can imagine, he eventually showed up. Through her altercation with him she just knew everything would be alright because Rory would come. As you can probably guess, Rory showed up and things were quickly taken care of.
So the development of Rory and Claire’s relationship was fun to read about, and all the characters are quite entertaining, including Rory’s large family. Breaking a Legend just falls short on delving into their issues, which I think could have used more development. I can be a romantic and love the idea that love conquers all, but this was just a bit too much of that.
I’d definitely recommend Breaking a Legend by Sarah Robinson for readers that desire a quick romance read that doesn’t delve too heavily into tough topics.