Review: "Taming the Legend" by Kat Latham (London Legends #4)

Note: This ARC was provided by Carina Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Ashley Trenton has dedicated twenty years of his life to the London Legends, but as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end and he knows the time is right for him to retire. He's achieved a great deal in his long career and while he's looking forward to getting some much deserved time to kick back and relax, he also knows he's going to need something to keep him busy sometime in the near future. The sudden appearance of a girl he hasn't seen in eighteen years but has never forgotten and the accompanying punch she gives him makes Ash wonder why she hates him so much and why she's come looking for him.

Camila Morales never thought she'd see the day that she'd have to fly all the way to London to come face to face with the boy she fell in love with when she was only sixteen. He left her with a broken heart when he had to return to London back then but that wasn't all he left behind and when her letters came back unopened, her life changed forever. After all this time, though, she has no other option but to seek his help and asks him to coach her rugby team for the camp she owns and manages. Ash agrees but when he realizes that Mila's brought him there under false pretenses, he is caught unaware and feels frustrated.

Spending time together is a double-edged sword for both Ash and Mila, acknowledging that the connection they once had is still very much present but not forgetting that anything they engage in will have an expiration date. Mila's life is in California and Ash's life is in London, but the heart wants what it wants and the two rekindle their romance. However, an unexpected but very much welcome job offer back in London wakes both of them up to the harsh reality that Ash could very well be leaving at the end of his time at the camp, until a discovery neither hoped for makes them question the plans laid out before them.

Taming the Legend is the fourth full-length book and fifth and newest release in the London Legends series by the rugby romance writing wonder that is Kat Latham. I read all five of these books back to back to back to back to back and with each new book, I've found myself becoming increasingly attached to these athletic but hot blokes and the women who end up taming them. Ash Trenton was the living legend in the team and the story he shares with Mila Morales is one that highlights a first love could very well be the forever love one looks for but may need time and distance in order for everything to finally fall into place.

While I loved Ash from the very beginning, it took me a good while to even come close to liking Camila. I think it was a combination of how she wasn't exactly one hundred percent honest about what Ash was going to be facing as the camp's rugby coach and how she treated him even after he agreed to help out. I mean, the guy flew all the way to the U.S. and it was as if she wished he was back in England. But, after quite a few chapters, Camila finally grew on me and I could see that she was being abrasive and defensive in the beginning because she had already gotten her heart broken by Ash once and was afraid of a repeat.

Second chance romances can be tricky to pull off because it's rather difficult to believe that one or both of the lead characters have been pining away for the or each other all the years they were apart. In this book's case, both Ash and Mila went on with their lives and even though they do admit that they thought about one another, there were no immediate declarations of a love that still shone bright. There's a twist in the story that I figured out close to the point it was revealed, but it was such a creative twist that I wasn't expecting at the onset of the book. Taming the Legend was a great read and it gets 4.5 stars out of five. ♥

Release Date: 11 May 2015

Date Read: 09 May 2015

Learn more about Kat Latham here.

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