Legend (The Sweeney Mob Book 1) by Ki Brightly, M.D. Gregory

Even though Legend is a mafia story there is a lot of heart and fun in this story.  Legend is a complete alpha yet where his mom is concerned not so much. Finn is used to being noticed for his good looks has since his accident lost his self confidence. His looks are now getting attention but because of his scars.  Legend sees beyond these.

From the blurb:

The Scarred Pretty Boy
Finn McCorkell messed up. The first serious assignment he was given by the Killough Company—
America’s biggest Irish mob—left him with scars. As a man who enjoys wearing delicate clothing, he is horrified to discover that he is no longer the center of attention due to his injuries. The swift change batters his self-confidence. When Finn is sent to Australia on a new job, he meets a man who sees past the scars.

The Mob Boss Who Loves Lace
Legend Sweeney is a myth in the southern hemisphere—a feared criminal, who has enemies fighting to regain their former territory. Bringing in Americans who know how to deal with dangerous threats is an added layer of protection. What Legend doesn’t expect is for the lookout who comes with the gunslingers to rob him of his heart. Legend has always loved stylish men, and from the moment Legend lays eyes on Finn, he can’t resist him.

A Fight for Love
As much as Legend wants to claim Finn, he can’t. Finn belongs to the Killough Company, and once the job is done, he’ll be sent back to America. The day Finn will be forced to leave is a ticking time bomb they both ignore. Legend will do everything in his power to make sure Finn stays, but his focus needs to be on his local enemies. Everyone’s life is on the line as the fight grows more violent. If Legend and Finn make it out alive, will they be able to stay together? Or will Finn have to go home alone?

Reedkaye's Review:

This is the first in the series and what a great start. Every series seems to have a feel to it. Some rough, some where I love the characters but the stories just seem to be good just not feel right. This story has the great characters, good feelings and right pace.  

I love how low self esteem drove Finn to try one last time in hope of having some of the attractiveness he previously had. When Legend spots Finn it is all over. He is hooked. As Legend claims Finn and does everything in his power to keep him there is plenty of mob action being carried out. Finn coming into his self and his mom doing some of the same gave the story more than a few happy moments.  

The interaction between Finn and Legend is more than a little steamy. I do feel a little robbed because there is a part where Legend’s mom was supposed to let him know how mad she was but I think that got skipped.   

I enjoyed the secondary characters. Legends family and friends all are engaging enough for their own stories. I’d like to read more about Legends parents. I really think their story would be heartwarming.  

I look forward to a lot of hours with these characters.

Rating: 5 Stars

Angel's Review:

I haven't read the recent releases this dynamic duo have released, mainly because they weren't my cup of tea. But! When I read the description of this one I knew I had to read it. So I did, and I really enjoyed it. 

I have to say I definitely agree with what Finn said about how Australia confuses him, it confuses me too. The lingo/language is so different from the states that it's difficult to wrap my head around the differences. I really appreciated that the authors put in glossary of what certain terms and words meant, that helped a lot. 

I liked how Legend's character had different layers to him. I mean, you wouldn't expect him to be a family man and to love the creatures of the oceans. I really enjoyed learning about Legend's pets. 

While this book is focused on action scenes, lookouts, and bikers, it also has wonderful family scenes and cute moments. One in particular being when Legend takes Dinner shopping, another being Stormy calling Legend, Uncle Leggy. That's so cute! 

I enjoyed reading this story, and while a part of me thinks this progressed quickly, it fits with the story. Overall a good book! 

Rating: 4 Stars

Legend is available to buy as an ebook, paperback, or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.