Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Riggs by Sawyer Bennett ~ New Release & Review

Riggs (Arizona Vengeance, Book #11) Sawyer Bennett 

Release Date: October 26, 2021



Known as the team loner, Riggs Nadeau gives his all on the ice, but nothing extra off it. A beautiful stranger is about to cause chaos in his very structured world. As a professional hockey player, people think I live a charmed life. On the surface, I do. But they don’t know the horrors of my childhood, or the real reason that I have custody of my seventeen-year-old sister, Janelle. And that’s exactly the way I like it. They may think I’m a prick because I don’t like to share, but that’s fine. They don’t know me, and they don’t need to. In an effort to help Janelle get settled in Phoenix and stay out of trouble at school, I set her up with a job at Clarke’s Corner, the local bookstore owned by the girlfriend of a teammate. It’s there that she makes friends with Veronica Woodley, the extremely annoying, arrogant, money-hungry divorcee who I don’t want anywhere near my sister. Janelle insists I’m completely wrong about Veronica, but I refuse to accept that. I have to keep reminding myself that that the gorgeous blond with legs for days is off limits. Through a series of events, I start to see Veronica for what she really is—an amazing woman who has survived her own hell to come out even stronger. I have to admit, we’re more alike than not and the attraction between us burns hot. Maybe I was all wrong about my ability to love and commit, but when the past comes back to haunt me, can I be the man that Veronica, and Janelle, deserve?

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About the Author:

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone. A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs. If you’d like to receive a notification when Sawyer releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter (sawyerbennett.com/signup).

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Elizabeth's Review

My rating: 4 of 5 stars - Would Recommend to a Friend

Review Copy Provided by Author

Sawyer Bennett is one of my go to authors, I know going in that I can expect a quality read with interesting characters and a lot of heart. Riggs is no exception!

Riggs is a secondary character that we've seen briefly in previous books, but just enough to know his name. It was nice to get to know him better here, to see the curtain peeled back and get to know the real person behind the gruff, loner exterior. Riggs is what I consider a classic Bennette leading man. He is definitely an Alpha personality, but he is a good friend once he lets himself try and has a slightly unexpected side (you get to read the book to see that evolution!).

He is paired with Veronica and I just love her. She is a character that excels on wearing a brave face while internally struggling. The sparks between these two were amazing and Ms Bennette did a fantastic job of taking Riggs and Veronica from adversaries to friends to more. Add in the interactions between Veronica, Riggs, and his sister Janelle and this is a winning combination for people that you can't help but root for to suceed.

Given that this is the 11th book in the Vengeance series, the team plays a major role in the secondary cast. This is one of the places where Ms Bennette's skills shine as she weaves the story together in such a way that loyal series readers will appreciate the updates, but that new reader's won't be lost. There is also a great balance between the Riggs & Veronica storyline and the Riggs/Vengeance story line. I was a little sad to see this story end, but am definitely curious to see where the series may take us next.

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