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?
Enjoyed the narration. Both narrators did a great job. The recording quality was good. Nice listen!
I enjoy these sweet and steamy hockey romances! I didn’t fully feel the love between Riggs and Veronica, but they do have some good passion. I didn’t like that this was a no strings, no commitment type of thing between Riggs and Veronica for way too long, and not fond of mentions of other women; especially after the leads have already had a moment. I did like the setup of them being a bit of an enemies to lovers scenario, and I like the scenes dealing with the previous characters in this series. They do have some sweet moments with their steamy connection too. I appreciate that Veronica stands up for herself and others. Also, Riggs’ 17 year old sister isn’t annoying, so I appreciate that. Overall, the story was interesting, but I wanted for Riggs to show a bit more heart for Veronica. A good read.
By sawyer Bennett
Hockey player who doesn’t know what love is until he meets the right woman! So good!
Reluctant to get to know his new hockey teammates, Riggs has his hands full taking care of his teenage sister. Steamy moments As Victoria and Riggs get together, finally realizing they have feelings for each other. The backstory of the character’s struggles are a major part of the plot.
It was my first book by this author, hope to read more in the Arizona Vengeance series and move onto the Pittsburgh Titans.