Books from the Backlog #320

Posted June 13, 2024 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 8 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

If you would like to join in, please feel free to enter your link, link back to this post, and then spend some time visiting some of the other posts.

This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #320Riggs by Sawyer Bennett
Series: Arizona Vengeance #11
on October 26, 2021
Genres: Fiction / Romance / Sports
Pages: 320
Source: Purchased
Amazon | Audible | B&N | Kobo |

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?

Why did I add Riggs to my bookshelf?

I used to read a lot of Sawyer Bennett’s work. The only reason that I haven’t picked up any of her work in recent years is that I tend to prioritize books that I receive for review. I am certain that I will like this one since I have a huge soft spot for hockey romance, I just need to find some time to read it!

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

8 responses to “Books from the Backlog #320

  1. Ooh nice pick! I’m not much of a sports fan, so I’ve never paid attention to the genre. Now if they made it a sports romance with paranormal creatures, I might just be interested! Lol. I mean I think werewolves would make interesting football or even hockey players! Lol.

  2. I’ve never read anything by Sawyer Bennett but I remember really wanting to read several of them. This looks good and I hope you enjoy it when you pick it up!