Holy smokes! Skye Jordan typically wows me with her sexy, passionate love scenes but I have also been riveted by her storytelling. Sometimes I love the intimate scenes but sometimes I am just so in love with the characters and the story that I could skip all the hot erotic times. Riptide, book 6 in the Renegades Series, is one of those books. I was so enthralled by following Zach and Tessa’s adventure with the adorably smart Sophia, I barely even thought about anything else. When I wasn’t reading the book, I was thinking about them, trying to come up with a plan that might work out for them. As if I could help them solve their big problem!
Tessa flies across the country to ask Zach to sign adoption papers for Sophia, the three year old whom Tessa is the legal guardian. Only Zach does not have a clue that he is the father of Sophia but quickly falls in love with her and doesn’t want to give her up. Oh, and prior to Tessa dropping the news of Zach being a father on him, they have a one night stand (without either knowing who the other is). Talk about an interesting story…
I really liked Tessa and Zach individually and together even better. Their lives could not be more opposite of one another yet the chemistry between them was explosive. There wasn’t an easy answer for them given their situation but being along for the ride to watch them wade through all the decisions was exciting. Their romance was not easy for them, but keeps you turning pages. Jordan is so talented at writing intimate scenes that move a story a long and are unique to each of the characters in her books. Riptide was no different. Zach and Tessa are HOT together.
Little Sophia was a doll, stole the scenes, and reading about her with Zach made my heart melt. Getting to catch up with other Renegade heroes was like icing on the cake! I was fun to watch Jax, Lexi, Josh, and Grace help Zach out. So sweet.
Riptide is a contemporary romance where a father falls head over heels in love with his daughter and her mother, contains sensual love scenes, friendly banter, and an endearing story. You won’t want to miss it!
Title: Riptide (Renegades, #7)
Author: Skye Jordan
Category: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC received from Author
When pro surfer Zach Ellis isn’t traveling the world-wide competition circuit, he works as a Renegade stunt double for the hit TV series, Hawaiian Heat. After years of tangling with the ocean, his body has paid the price. So when he gets a shot at a star roll on the show, Zach’s all in. He celebrates the career opportunity by taking a chance on a woman who’s not his usual island-girl type, only to discover he can’t bear to let her go.
Tessa Drake belongs mired in legislation battles in Washington DC, not standing on the sidelines of a filming set in Maui like a wannabe starlet. But even more important than her law career, Tessa needs Zach Ellis’s signature on legal papers. Papers that relinquish his parental rights so Tessa can adopt the girl who already calls her mommy. When she discovers Zach has slipped out of town before she makes contact, Tessa takes solace in the sexy star of Hawaiian Heat. A man whose warmth and dazzling grin makes her Mensa-level IQ vanish into thin air.
After an electrifying night together, Tessa is horrified to discover just who rocked her world. Zach is stunned to learn he’s a father. And both find themselves caught in a riptide pulling them in the opposite direction of their dreams.
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