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?
Riggs is an exceptional hockey player and an extraordinary big brother. Taking on the custody and care of his younger sister as well as moving to a new team in a new city Riggs commits himself to a slew of new experiences. Navigating guardianship, new team dynamics, sassy interactions with an opposing force in Veronica and inner doubt in himself make for a very interesting and exciting read.
WOW! Blown away!
WOW! Im blown away! Riggs is an extremely wonderful story in the Arizona Vengeance series by Ms Bennett.I also have to say this book is a true testament to Ms Bennetts talent as an author. Written so well, I couldn’t put it down and honestly never want the series to end. Riggs has been this broody enigma and his story opens up your eyes. In a good way, I promise! It was a heartfelt read, it had some really beautiful words that really showed how Riggs opens up, as to be honest, I wasn’t sure how his story would go, considering the way he is in previous books in the series. Riggs has redeemed himself, just in the way he cares for his sister and how he becomes more friendly with his teammates. On meeting Veronica, yikes, talk about a bad first impression! Lol. Needless to say the storyline goes in a way you do not expect and the drama, the struggles, the relationships and the way it ends, this book is way worth more than 5 stars. I wholeheartedly recommend this book, put ithigh on your tbr list. Its a definite must read!