Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Riggs by Sawyer Bennett Release Blitz

Are you ready for… Riggs?

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?

Don’t miss our reviews of the other books in the Arizona Vengeance series.
For books #1 – #9, click HERE.
For book #10, Jett, click HERE.


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Riggs by Sawyer Bennett.

Book 11
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A beautiful stranger is about to cause chaos in his very structured world. Riggs. Available Now.



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the eleventh book in the series – and every single one is an amazing read, so if you are not up-to-date, then I recommend you get caught up, and enjoy every second of the process. Any fan will know that Riggs has been the solitary, antisocial, and difficult new teammate, completely out of step with the rest of the Vengeance family. They are not giving up on him, but he really needs to get with the programme before it affects his performance too – and finally we get to understand some of his hesitancy in making connections.

SO, it turns out that Riggs is really a good guy... just well hidden under his brusque manner, and his refusal to get close to his teammates. He has his seventeen-year-old sister, Janelle, living with him, and when we learn why and what he did to care for her, already our opinion starts to change. His sharp hate-hate attitude towards Veronica is much less appealing, but as we all know, sometimes the distance between love and hate is a mere hair’s breadth.

I loved spending time in Clarke's bookshop again – genius move of the author's to bring us back into that safe and very friendly space, and give Rigg's sister a chance to spread her wings in a protected environment. Veronica, Clarke's best friend and free labour, finds herself training up Janelle before she goes off to finally finish her degree. Again, we learn more about her, and why she is so certain that she will never trust the attentions of a man again.

As the chemistry between the two of them takes up a lot of their thoughts, we are just waiting for the explosion! I loved every bit of their awakening to what life could be like... even if there were a few tears along the way.

I have wondered about Riggs and his sister since he was first introduced into the series. I was happy to finally read his story and it was a great way to get to know him and his sister.

Riggs cares about two things, hockey and his sister. He doesn't want anyone asking questions or wants to get to know anyone. He doesn't date or want a relationship. He only wants to play hockey and protect his 17-year-old sister.

When he meets Veronica, she works at the bookstore with Clarke, and Janelle is going to work there after school. Well, there are more than sparks flying when Riggs and Veronica meet. There is an immediate dislike for each other, but something is simmering below the surface.

Veronica and Janelle hit it off from the start. Riggs can see that they are becoming fast friends. At first, he thinks Veronica might be a bad influence, but he will learn that she might be just what they both need.

I have to say that author Sawyer Bennett has done it again with this series. Riggs and Veronica are perfect for each other. Their banter and chemistry are off the charts. And the way they both treat Janelle makes their story even better. I cannot wait for Barden's story next.

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Romance

Riggs is the loner of the Arizona Vengeance. He has a lot going on and when he joined his new team, he wasn’t quite sure how to put himself out there. He has never believed in romance and knows that sometimes, your home life can be your worst time.

Veronica is a divorcee who is trying to make up for the lost time she spent with her loser of a husband. She knows that she’s somewhat lucky that she is paid such a generous amount for her alimony, but she has aspirations that spur her on. When she meets Riggs for the first time, he makes a less than ideal impression.

Janelle is your typical teenager who is wanting to fit in. What she knows is that her brother, Riggs, always has her back and she will never have to live with her icky stepdad again.

As these three figure out their lives, relationships, and how to find happiness, you get to see all of the previous Arizona Vengeance players and their families too. I really enjoyed watching this family develop.

It has funny, sweet, and sexy moments, but it all comes together in a romantic package. I really enjoyed this book and thought that Riggs and Veronica complemented each other well. I did feel that the ending was slightly rushed with the resolution and the conclusion, but overall, was very happy with how this story was executed.



When the past comes back to haunt me, can I be the man that Veronica, and Janelle, deserve?


Author Bio

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..

Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Riggs (Arizona Vengeance #11) by Sawyer Bennett to read and review for this tour. Mary received her review copy via the author’s ARC team.

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