REVIEW: Riptide by Skye Jordan

Renegades Book Six; Standalone

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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 role 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.

** This book contains BONUS CONTENT: A copy of QUICK TRICK, A Rough Riders Hockey Novel, is also included! **


Every time I read a Renegades novel, I feel like I’m back home. Back with family and friends, the ruckus surrounding a stunt team and the women who love them. Jordan takes us in Riptide where’s she’s yet to take readers: to a guy who just found out a young girl is his daughter.

A case of mistaken identity led Tessa and Zach deeper into a hole than what they expected; the battle she must fight against him, a battle he isn’t willing to lose. That struggle, internally and sexually, connected them from the beginning. It was easy to fall into the characters and how quick they created a baseline with one another. The star of the show had to be the sweet little girl, Sophia. Seeing a strong man such as Zach, a man who’d never experienced the love of a child, fall hook, line, and sinker for this little girl? Priceless. While the animosity escalated between Tessa and Zach, it was hard to be okay with the tactics and thoughts each side suffered–but it lead to a sweet payoff.

Riptide felt like its series, but it also felt very much on its own. I loved getting to see two people connect through a child, even if blood isn’t shared by the woman. With a sweetness and a sexiness, they’re relationship was beautifully connected by family, and I loved it.



Each book is a standalone

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Rebel #2

Renegades Book Two

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Ricochet #3

Renegades Book Three

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Rumor #3.5

Renegades Book 3.5 (novella)

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Relentless 6-22

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Sometimes fun. Sometimes naughty. Always romantic.

I am a New York Times Bestselling Author writing under the pseudonym Skye Jordan for my more … sexually heated … works.

My Skye Jordan novels are all about enjoying that little wild streak we all have, but probably don’t let out often enough. About those fantasies we usually don’t get the opportunity to indulge. About stretching limits, checking out the dark side, playing naughty and maybe even acting a little wicked. They’re about escape and fun and pleasure and romance.

And, yes, even love. Because even as Skye Jordan I’m just a happily ever after kinda gal.

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