Author: Jennifer Ryder
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 20, 2018
Adrenaline seeker. Commitment-phobe. Gigolo of the skies.
He’s worked tirelessly to make a success out of Sensational Skydives, on occasion providing extra services to deliver the ultimate jump experience. The adrenaline helps him forget the loneliness and the gaping whole left in his heart. When the rush wears off, he’s on the hunt again—a vicious circle of avoidance.
Kalani Hart knows all about avoidance.
Wide-open spaces. Social situations. Uncontrolled environments.
For years, fear has crippled Kalani’s attempts to lead a normal life after a random attack that tore her family apart. Finally, Kalani is on her way to recovery. She knows she needs to face her nightmares, but taking the plunge is easier said than done. When her therapist challenges her to take on skydiving, item number one on her bucket list, Kalani has to decide if she’s truly ready to take charge of her life.
Will one tandem jump with Kyle be the key to Kalani getting her life back, or will they both find themselves stranded in a place where their hearts decide what happens next?
When the adrenaline is this high, anything can happen.
Kat's rating: 4 of 5 stars
Tandem is a new book from an author that gives a solid contemporary romance story with characters that you can relate to.
In this book we have Kyle, he had it all, his life was on track until a tragedy pulled it slowly apart.
We are given pieces of each characters past as we progress through the book, each chapter draws you in, the writing flowed flawlessly, and my heart ached, stuttered and then leapt into the hope of the future with the characters as I read.
Now I didn’t like how Kyle spiralled after his life fell apart, but in reality how people react when their heart is broken isn’t pretty, its brutal and we all deal with stuff differently – so Ms. Ryder did a good job in creating Kyle into a character who was human, flawed and living day to day, shutting off his feelings and distancing himself from his past friends.
Kalani, thought her life was perfect, until one fateful night took everything away and buried her in survivors guilt. Turning from the bright butterfly she was into a traumatized survivor was too much for some people to deal with (and again Ms Ryder did a great job in drawing the reader into the situations – I felt it all, I really got how Kalani felt and I cheered for her in every step she took to step out of the darkness) I wanted to throttle some of the characters who were close to Kalani.
That’s all I will say on the storyline, this is a second chance romance where two broken hearts find each other, and together they learn to mould what was left of their hearts (because I know neither situations are something anyone could get over completely) into a new and blossoming future together.
I enjoyed delving back into Ms. Ryder’s writing. This was a good solid 2nd chance romance that will appeal to readers.
*** this review is MY honest opinion and I have NOT received any compensation nor been requested to review the book ***
Jennifer Ryder is a bestselling author of the Spark Series and Surfers Way Series. She loves to write about boys on dirt bikes, detectives and strong females who aren’t afraid to fight for what they want.
Living on a rural property in New South Wales, Australia, she enjoys the best of city and country. Her loving husband is ever willing to provide inspiration, and her two young cherubs, and sheep that don't see fences as barriers, keep life more than interesting.