Steele - Sawyer Bennett


By Sawyer Bennett

  • Release Date: 2020-12-08
  • Genre: Romance
Score: 4.5
From 346 Ratings


A second chance may be just what James Steele needs…

I might be one of the older players on the Arizona Vengeance, but I like to think that also makes me one of the wisest. Or at least I used to.

Turns out, I’ve been a bit selfish. I’ve been married to hockey and my team for years, which hasn’t left much time for my actual wife, Ella. Now I’m juggling a separation I never wanted, the pressure of being a single dad to our teenage daughter, and the career I sacrificed it all for.

While my game on the ice might be on fire, the game in my personal life is clearly lacking, as evidenced by the fact I just saw my wife on a date with another man. If I have any hope of saving the family I love, I need to re-prioritize, and fast. So it’s time for me to get back to fundamentals, just like I did when I learned how to play hockey. I’ve never backed down from a challenge, and romancing my wife is a challenge I am very much looking forward to.

Time to put on my game face, because I’m in it to win it.


  • A great read

    By howdie1234
    Such a fun read….I loved every thing about the book…the entire series too!
  • Steele

    By Coleys reviews
    I listen to this on audio , and I have listened to every book in this series , and I love all of them but Steele moved into my 1 spot!!!!! It’s a great book about a couple working on their marriage, it’s sweet , funny, and all around good book! Give it a try , you will love Steele and Ella !
  • Amazing!

    By A5michael
    This book... was so good! I loved that this whole book was about Jim realizing his mistakes, bettering himself and winning his wife back. It is a refreshing concept that the man is willing to fight for his relationship while being understanding of his wife’s position on the issues in their marriage. Even if you don’t read the rest of the series, I’d recommend giving this book a chance!
  • Worth it!

    By mpatane5
    I’m a sucker for a second chance storyline and I really enjoyed this one. Steele and Ella have all the chemistry. Add in an alpha male that doesn’t give up and I’m sold. The narration added an elevated element to this book. Absolutely worth the listen.
  • Great read

    By tree7404
    I loved this story of Steele and Ella and Lucy. Seeing this second chance family work out was great. I couldn’t help but root for them to get back together. Sawyer Bennett did not disappoint and as always you get to see some of the characters fro. Other books and now waiting for Jetts book. Arizona Vengence is a great series and cannot put any of the books down.
  • Great Read

    By AshleyHedden
    Steele (Arizona Vengeance #9) was another great read by Sawyer Bennett. Jim is hoping to get the second chance at love with his wife that he wants. He is one of the older players on the Vengeance but he ruined everything with his wife due to his selfishness. He now is separated from Ella and doesn't like seeing her dating a new man. He is having a hard time juggling all the new changes and wants nothing more than to have Ella and his teenage daughter together as a family. I really enjoyed reading Steele and Ella's story and can't wait to read more by Sawyer Bennett.
  • Solidly hot second chance romance!

    By Ashel05
    Loved this. Love that it was a long term marriage that hit the skids. Primarily due to negligence. Stayed true to this. 2nd chance sports romance! Hockey, swoon! Teenage daughter was a trip! A man who recognizes what he lost. A woman willing to compromise and realize what she have up! I genuinely loved this story and adore the Vengeance books as a whole. Solid addition to the series! Loved it!
  • Great second chance romance

    By april R H
    Steele in a bid to win his wife back, pulls out all the stops in this new Arizona Vengeance novel. A romantic little story with a sexy hero and a beautiful heroine, who are striving to save a marriage. A loved this story and all the feels it brings as Steele and Ella work to repair the damage complacency has caused in their marriage. If you like sweet and sexy then this is a book for you!
  • Loved it!

    By MegM927
    5 Stars Steele by Sawyer Bennett is the ninth book in the Arizona Vengeance series. Even though it is part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone. All I can say is WOW! You would think, after nine books in a series, it would get stale-but let me just say, that this was my absolute FAVORITE by far. This book was so sweet and completely unputdownable. Steele and Ella were two fantastic characters. Steele has his work cut out for him while trying to get his second chance. Will Ella give it to him? Ms.Bennett has written a series that continues to get better and better! I am a huge sucker for second chance romances and I have to say that I truly loved it. Fabulous writing, amazing characters, and a crazy good storyline made for a story that I highly recommend reading!
  • To Be Seen...

    By Agent$$$$
    All Ella Steele wanted, was to be seen. After years of settling for second best, Ella asks Jim to move out. As far as she’s concerned, the separation is one step closer to divorce. They share a child together, a lot of happy memories, and their chemistry is off the charts....but that’s no longer enough. Ella feels “invisible”. While she knows Jim’s job is important to him, she wants to come first every once in awhile. In an effort to move on with her life, Ella starts dating “Mr. Ordinary”. Jim Steele dreamed of making it big as a NHL hockey player. He’s made a good life playing professional hockey, but somewhere along the way he lost what was truly important to him—his wife. It’s not until Jim sees her moving on with her life by dating “Mr. Ordinary”, that he realizes he may have lost what mattered the most to him. In efforts to win Ella back, Jim does a lot of soul searching and realizes just how selfish and neglectful he’s been over the last several years. He also realizes that Ella tried to tell him how unhappy she was, but he just wasn’t listening. So, he comes up with a plan to win back the love of his life. While this wasn’t the most suspenseful book in the series, it was a great second chance read. I loved how Ella didn’t just give in and actually made Jim work at fixing their marriage. Marriage is hard! I liked how neither spoke badly about the other in front of their daughter. I also liked how they didn’t make her choose sides. I enjoyed the glimpses into their past and Jim’s work into bringing the romance back in their marriage. Mistakes were made, but nothing that wasn’t fixable. Awesome story! I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.