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Kyle Kingston-Moore has a reputation.
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 hole left in his heart. When the rush wears off, he’s on the hunt agai
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Published March 20th 2018
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Kirsty Dallas
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Exhilarating, heartbreaking and beautiful...three words I would use to describe Jennifer Ryder's latest novel, Tandem. I'm not going to go into too much detail, because I don't want to give anything away and this is the kind of story you want to go into without knowing too much in advance. The writing is flawless, the story being told between 'now' and 'then' presented without fault. Never once did I get bored with the backstory or lost in the transition between past and present. Kalani and Kyle ...more
Christy  (CaptainReadsALot
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, 2018-5-star
Is it possible for a book to leave you feeling word drunk? Because this one did that.

The emotions, the release, how far Kyle and Kalani came in this book ... AMAZING.

A slow build that grew into a roaring fire. Everything that happened did so for a reason and not some weird created drama.

This book will be a hard one to let go. Five stars.
Dave G
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ms Ryder delivers the goods yet again, in a spin-off novel from the Spark series. Finely drawn characters, ripping humour and typically sizzling scenes all conspire to deliver a great read, perfect for summer beach holidays. It's not all happy days for the characters though - Ms Ryder delves deeply into the nature of grief, and how we deal with it (or don't deal with it). Definitely makes you feel grateful for everything you hold dear in life. Another winner from one of Australia's best writers ...more
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Title: Tandem
Series: Standalone
Author: Jennifer Ryder
Release date: March 20, 2018
Cliffhanger: No
HEA(view spoiler)

This book was just okay for me. It wasn't especially horrible, but I was really hoping to feel more angst and emotion based on the blurb. As much as I tried to enjoy it, there was something missing and it failed to hit that mark.

Both main characters are dealing with loss and grief and handling it in their own separate unhealthy ways. In the beginning of the book,
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Lisa
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this was an emotional roller coaster of a ride! I feel emotionally drained but it was worth it. In a world where mental health still has a stigma attached to it, this is a book that is needed. There is a need for more understanding and less judgement. Mental ill health can easily be hidden but for Kalani it has seeped into every part of her life after experiencing a trauma of epic proportions that took half of her family from her. It left her depressed, anxious, self harming and unable to d ...more
Leeann Wright
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy cow! WOW WOW WOW!

This story blew me away. I needed a day to absorb what I had just read before I could even fathom writing a review.. I just… I am so excited for Ms Ryder. I have loved all of her books so far but this is her best yet.
She has taken two completely broken souls, two people that have experienced tragedy beyond what anyone should ever endure in a lifetime, and she has sent them on a journey that neither of them expected, but both of them needed and craved.

This is not a book y
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Lora
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 out of 5 stars

This story really was one I won’t soon forget. Kalani and Kyle have heartbreaking pasts that they are both almost scared to overcome. They are holding back from the world until their paths cross and they can’t hold back from each other.

There were several scenes in the book that I absolutely fell in love with, but one of my favorites was when she forced him to ask for a kiss. It was sweet and romantic and from his point of view, I was sold on Kyle forever! He was so sweet abo
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Kristine GPI Bookblog
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, beta-read
What away to mark your comeback!!

Full review to follow
Bookgasms Book Blog
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
Tandem was a fantastic story. It was emotional, heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting as we experience the traumatic pasts of both Kalani and Kyle and how they are changed and shaped by their tragedies. I thought their connection was fiery and I could not get enough.

Known as the "Gigolo of the Skies", Kyle Kingston-Moore loves the freedom his skydiving business provides. He has his pick of women and has no responsibilities tying him down. A motto he has taken to heart after a past tragedy: No c
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Chantal
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was looking forward to this book and I was not disappointed. This is the story of two people who have experienced the unthinkable. Each having dealt with too much heartache for one person. Was it faith that brought them together? Maybe......
From the moment they meet you can feel it. They are meant to be together.
Kyle. Never did he think he would feel like this again after what he’s gone through. But there she was. So pure and innocent. Will his past be too much of an obstacle?
Kalani. Despera
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Karlena Lipari
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! This book was incredible!! It had me hooked from the first chapter to the last!! Kalani and Kyles story had my insides all twisted around!! They had amazing chemistry from the start and loved the way they progressed and moved on together. Lots of heartache in this book and some readers will really identify with the struggles the couple face. This book will definitely stay with me for a while and I love it when a book can do that to me!! Excellent writing and the sexiest scenes I’ve read in ...more
Kathy Rouchelle
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jump right into this book and prepare for your emotions to nosedive. This is an incredibly well written book with a story line that will rip out your heart, not once but twice. It is brutal in it's description of the incidents that transpire to make the lead characters who they are now. The pain and suffering they have to endure and how each of them handle this pain, or how they don't handle it. It's about taking one step at a time, one foot in front of the other while trying to move forward wit ...more
GeekyBookMama
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow I don’t even know where to begin!
It was such a beautiful read. I absolutely love and adore Kyle and Kalani. I have so many feeings about this book I just can’t put them into words, I swear my heart has been broken than mended back together I absolutely freaking loved it.
Nicole
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tandem by Jennifer Ryder is a standalone spin off to the Spark series. The title Tandem is so apt for more then the obvious reasons. It was a fabulous choice of title.
I loved this book. I've not yet read the Spark series but I can't wait to go back and read them all now.
The story structure was interesting, duel pov and bounces from past to present slowly revealing events from the past which forms the person they are in the present. Doing it that way provides the opportunity for our empathy to g
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2OCC Reviews
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gemma
This has to be one of my favourite reads of all time. It was a beautifully heartbreaking story that had beautiful characters and well written story. This story took me a few days to read because there is a lot of emotion written throughout the story and the backstories of these characters are very real and heartbreaking. I connected a lot with this story and especially with Kalani.



Kalani was a strong character that had so much love for the people around her. She went through so much heartbreak
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Sara
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tandem is the spinoff to Jennifer Ryder's Spark series and stars Kyle Kingston-More and Kalani Hart.

Both characters have their own demons that they are facing from their pasts and it makes this story that much more. Kalani suffers from anxiety and is working through a list of items to help her break free. Kyle has lost greatly in his life and has finally realised that after years of suffering it's time that he tries to settle down and try a relationship again.

When Kyle sees Kalani for the first
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Kathryn Linke
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars
Tandem was my first time reading anything written by Jennifer Ryder, and it didn’t disappoint.

Kyle and Kalani’s story is heartbreaking and full of emotion. Full of heat, heart and angst, this story will have you feeling a vast range of emotions.

This pair of characters are complex, scarred and broken by the tragic experiences of their past.

Although this is a slow burn romance, the chemistry this pair share is intense and undeniable. The story flicks between the past and present seamles
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A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
I absolutely loved reading this book. Going in I wasn’t really quite sure what to expect but it certainly made an impact on me. I was emotionally invested from beginning to end; I could not put this book down.

The story moves between past and present, giving the reader a deep understanding of exactly why the characters are behaving a particular way at that particular time. It cleverly flicks between character point of views, with the development of two separate character stories that then meld in
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Reckless Readers
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tandem was the first book I had the pleasure of reading by Jennifer Ryder, it sure won’t be the last. It is a slow burn romance of two people who have been through more than anyone should. Kalani and Kyle have heartbreaking pasts that they are both almost scared to overcome until they find each other. It is a duel POV that jumps back to past and present so you get to understand the characters. It is an emotionally captivating story, it is exhilarating, heartbreaking and uplifting to read such a ...more
Elaine Watling
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
It’s been a while between books from Ms Ryder and I must say I did enjoy this read. I love her writing style and these characters were both flawed which is what I think drew them together. Kyle and Kalani, interesting story between past and present which I thought flowed very well. Kyle is an adrenaline junkie and a bit of a gigolo of the skies, he gives his client just what they pay for. He’s worked very hard to make a success of his business Sensational Skydives. His lonely an really has a bit ...more
Dimple
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Tandem was my first book by Ms.Ryder and I wasn't disappointed. Angsty but beautiful.

Kyle and Kalani have both experienced unimaginable losses. They lived somewhat parallel lives, trapped in their grief, until fate placed them in each other's paths. Together, they learn to live again...tandem.

The book had plenty of angst and heartbreak but thankfully, with some relief built in. It's complex and layered and rich with emotions. It also addresses a mental health and anxiety topic that effects a l
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Kat
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 a
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Kayla and Kristy- My Person's Books
My heart was stolen and breath taken! I devoured this tale of love, loss, healing and fun.

Kyle and Kalani, god their names are perfect! We're two of my favorite characters from Jenn. I felt like I learnt so much from them. Their strength and determination, and proof that just having someone in your corner makes everything ok.

This for me wasn't an 'insta-love' story it was a friendship that formed so much more! Their struggles in life come to a head and your heart will be torn out and thrown ar
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Lisa Staples
Two stories of grief and anguish, two very different journeys and one absolutely beautiful story of love healing and mending two lives to make one heart.
Many authors in the romance genre will chose to introduce you to a character with real emotional issues and give you a stronger more stable character that through their love and belief rescues them or restores them.

In Tandem, Kyle Kingston-More and Kalani Shaw have both had their lives irreparably changed in dramatic circumstances with starkly
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Bec
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it

After losing two people she cared about, Kalani Hart retreated from the world, never venturing out until absolutely necessary. Now she's finally getting back out in the world and determined to cross off items on her list to prove she's ready to start living again. However, crossing off the first item on her list proves harder than she thought, but luckily Kyle Kingston-Moore is determined to help her succeed. Will Kalani and Kyle take a chance on each other to finally heal from their pasts, or w
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Taz
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kyle Kingston-Moore is a tandem skydiving instructor who gives a little extra to get the women who are on an adrenaline high. Kalani Hart is trying to get her life back together after a traumatic event changed the course of her life. While trying to get her life back together she decided that sky diving is her number one fear she needs to conquer to achieve balance in her life. Kyle and Kalani are drawn together as their lives keep throwing them back together.

Ryder made me cry tears of sadness,
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Tina
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh man I want to say soooo much about this book!!!! But in all honesty I’m not going to I feel like I’ll give too much away. And well I dislike spoilers in my reviews. This book was just sooo heartbreakingly beautiful!!! Kyle & Kelani’s stories were just sooo tragic! But somehow after everything they managed to go on and slowly find strength to make it through. This story to me was about strength & perseverance, and second chances. Jennifer Ryder outdid herself with this book!! ...more
Samantha
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book, especially how Jennifer took the characters on a journey of discovery through their past and then through their current life and what was holding them back.
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Jennifer Ryder is a bestselling romance author with eight novels published to date. She loves to write about boys on dirt bikes, detectives and strong females who aren’t afraid to fight for what they want.

Born and bred in Canberra, now 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 he
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