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(Renegades #6)

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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 ...more
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Published May 12th 2017 by Cygnet Books
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May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Syke Jordan Fans, Romance
4 Renegades' Style of Love Stars
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In 2013, I fell in love... I fell hard and true. I gave my heart to a new book called Reckless (Renegades, #1). It was written by Skye Jordan and I thought everything about it was Amazing. It had a unique way the main characters met, the almost anonymous coupling between them and more hot sexy times then I could imagine on a good day... But it also had a plot, humor and heart... which made it a huge winner in my book
Claire Robinson
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4.5 - "You light me up." Stars!

Skye Jordan returns with the sixth book in the outstanding Renegades series. Riptide gives us pro-surfer/stuntman Zach Ellis’ story, and I devoured it.

The themes in this story, could quite well have pushed it over into the over-the-top drama category, but somehow the author managed to keep the story-line pretty easy on the eye in that although the relationship between Zach and Tessa, was full of tension due to his lack of knowledge of being baby-Daddy to a one nigh
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Riptide by Skye Jordan was such a good read.

I loved watching the storyline/relationship unfold between Zach and Tessa. They were great characters that I easily connected with, I loved their passion, their honesty and watching Zach with little Sophie melted my heart.
This was one of those reads I struggled to put down, "just one more chapter" turned into staying up late into the night until I finished lol


I'm really enjoying Skye Jordan's words, she gives us great storylines and wonderful
I have loved each and every book so far in Skye Jordan's Renegade series, and Riptide is no different! In fact, it ranks right up there with Relentless as one of my favorites. Each couple in these books have had such interesting and engaging stories, and they've all completely charmed me. The premise of Riptide is so intriguing and the book lived up to all my expectations for a Skye Jordan novel. A captivating plot, an oh so swoony hero, a feisty and spirited heroine, a darling and scene stealin ...more
Amy R
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 readin ...more
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit, I truly enjoy romance stories with children, especially when author can totally capture that spark and wonder that kids have which completely shifts an adults life. Sophia is a doll in this story but she’s not the only star. Zach is that fabulously sexy surfer that you droll over when you hit the beach. He’s worked hard to be successful in his career but he’s also lead that footloose and free lifestyle. Tessa has fought many challenges to become a successful attorney, she is str ...more
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I adore the Renegade series and Riptide ~along with Zach~ is now my favorite Renegade. The man was on top of the world, body double for the star of a hit TV show, the possibility of becoming the star, woman throwing themselves at him left & right...and then in one night it all came to an end...Zach was a father and the woman he just spent the night with wants him to give up his rights so she can adopt his child.
This super sexy surfer has quite the soft side and I love it!
Tessa has done everythin
Mitch C.
Sep 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: rant-and-rave
Zach, a pro-surfer turned actor. Oblivious that he's already a dad.

Tessa, a lawyer. Wants to adopt Zach's long lost daughter, Sophie.

And Sophie, the pivot of the story.

Good story. But some of the characters from this series, I've completely forgotten.

My bad.

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It’s no lie that I’ve been a huge fan of Skye Jordan since the minute I opened Reckless, the first book in her Renegades series, and while I have loved so many of the books in this series and her other series, Riptide was bigger, better, and stronger. The level of emotion that pulled at these two characters much like a riptide pulls at swimmers was not only believable, but warranted, and it was easy to become emotionally invested in both of them and the little girl both that changed both of thei
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Zach Ellis may know how to navigate a riptide when one sneaks up on him when he’s out in the water on his surf board, but when he’s hit by one in his personal life, he finds himself being dragged under, succumbing to the maelstrom that has taken control of his life, conflicted over whether or not he can ride it out, making adjustments as needed or giving up given how impossible it seems to weather it.

But just like all Renegade men, Zach is willing to fight for what he wants, and even though wha
Book Gannet
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Take one sexy surfer in a gorgeous location, throw in a smart woman with one thing on her mind, then add the cutest kid and the Renegades family, and you end up with another hot, enjoyable ride from this great series.

I really liked both Zach and Tessa, and not just because their chemistry was off the charts. Zach might be a rootless surfer who has slept with more than his share of women, but he’s not a player and he’s not careless, he’s just been having fun. He has goals and loves what he does,
Jenny Dauksa Schaber
I fell in love with Skye Jordan quite some time ago. Her Renegades men will each hold a special place in my heart that no one can ever dislodge or take away. You may be thinking that so far into the series it would be difficult to match the success of other previous couples. You would be so wrong about that. Zach is your surfer playboy that is tired of the life but not the water. The ocean is akin to his birthright. He's got the right level of respect for both it's ferocity as well as it's beaut ...more
Franci Neill
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Cowabunga Stars!!!!

I’m always so happy as a reader if when I finish the book I’ve experienced what I call the trifecta of books – hot and dirty sex, characters I fall IN LOVE with and the most precocious and sweetest kid on the planet. For me Riptide is that book!! Adding to this trifecta the fact that it’s part of The Renegades series by Ms. Jordan and oh my I’m in Renegades Heaven!!!

This one starts off with a hero, Zach, that loves to surf, is making an okay living doing what he loves an
Latochia Hawkins
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Emotional Rollercoaster that will keep you reading!!!

Anytime you hear that there is a Renegades book coming out, we know there will be Hot, Sexy Thrillseekers involved! This can definitely be read as a standalone, but who wants to miss out on the other amazing Renegades.

Zach Ellis definitely fits the requirements of a Renegade. He is a pro-surfer turned stuntman turned actor! He has a trifecta that makes him highly sought after! And throw in his big heart and he becomes irresistable! That is b
Becky Claxon
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is great. I think it is my favorite Renegades book so far! This book has Zach as a hall of fame professional surfer working as the double for Ian who stars in a Hawaiian TV show. Zach got his job through the Renegades and is part of the family. Tessa, who is an attorney, is in Hawaii trying to find Zach to let him know he has a daughter and wants him to sign off on papers giving her full custody. Tessa's best friend Corrine got pregnant by Zach (which he knows nothing about) and has pa ...more
Lauren Seiberling
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another MUST READ book in this series!

I didn't even read the synopsis when I agreed to review this; knowing that Skye wrote it was enough for me, and she once again reinforced why she is one of my favorite authors!

What I loved the most about Riptide was how real the characters were. There was no drama, no back-and-forth of "well I want to lean into his touch, but I won't" kind of nonsense. I could easily see this story playing out as if it were really happening and not a work of fiction. And tha
Whispers From
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tessa is in Hawaii looking Zach Ellis, the father of her best friends daughter. Her friend passes away from cancer and leaves Sophia to Tessa. She needs him to give up his parental rights so she can adopt her.
Zach is a stuntman and surfer for the Renegades. He is single and doesn't plan to settle down anytime soon. He fills in for the star of the series he's doubling for at a club. He sees Tessa and she seems different than all the other groupies hanging around. Tessa mistakes him for the star
Donna Smith
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a secret baby romance that was unconventional. The mother of the baby has passed away and her best friend has custody. Tessa has to get Zach to give up parental rights in order to officially adopt Sophia. Zach didn't even know of her existence.
So why I loved this book? It has so many things going on at once. Zach is trying to get his acting career off the ground and now discovers he has a three year old child. I love reading about men who have no clue and then instinct kicks in and the
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've really enjoyed reading each of the books in the Renegade series. Riptide may be one of my favorites so far. This book touch my heart. There is just something about Zach finding out he is a father and stuggling with wondering if he can be a good father. Watching his heart quickly melting for little Sophia was sweet and heartbreaking at the same time.
Tessa is in HI to find Zach to get him relinquish his rights to Sophia, so she can adopt the child she has raised from birth. Zach who is a stu
Emily McGee
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book. This book. This book!!!! Skye Jordan is by far one of my favorite authors, and RIPTIDE is just the perfect example of how she takes a typical trope and wraps it in all kinds of sexy, hot man goodness, and tops it with a strong kicka*s heroine and delivers you the most decadent story to get lost in!

Zach and Tessa have some unreliably enviable chemistry and with Zach heart-melting character and Tessa's endearing qualities I devoured every page of this book far too fast. This come very,
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Riptide took me on a great trip to the state of Hawaii with its very descriptive words about the sand and surf. I enjoyed the trip! I guess I won’t be writing any spoilers as the author’s blurb pretty much lays it out there, but this story is about Zach Ellis and Tessa Drake. There is a case of mistaken identity – and I will admit I was a bit confused while reading it; you’ll know it when you see it – but also an inconvenient attraction that knocks both of ‘em upside the head. And of course ther ...more
Sam~OTT Alpha Male Addict~
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5-4 Stars
So sweet! I was second guessing reading this because I wasn't in the mood for typical contemporary romance fluff, but I started reading this...and I didn't stop! Little Miss Sophia is very much a show stealer, one of the best book babies I've come across!

I didn't think I'd enjoy the chemistry between Zach & Tessa because, well, a surfer - actor wannabe & a lawyer? Who would've thunk *giggles* I thought it was gonna be more dramatic with the custody issue but, well, they made everythi
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Riptide follows Zach, a professional surfer and part time renegade and Tessa, guardian to 3 year old Sophia.
Sophia is Zach's daughter, although he never knew he had a daughter. Sophia's mother died of cancer and thinking that Zach wanted nothing to do with his daughter left her in her best friend's Tessa's care. Tessa is really the only mother Sophia can remember and Tessa goes to Zach, thinking he'll happily sign over his paternity rights as he's wanted nothing to do with his daughter til now.
Cindy Callahan
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Wow, Wow, & Wow.... I absolutely loved this book. We have Zach and Tessa's story in this installment. The ups and downs in this story, grabbed me and didn't let go. I was sad to finish the book, it was just that good. Skye writes in such a way that I feel I'm right there in the middle of the story. I laughed, got angry, and fell in love. You can read the blurb to get an idea of the storyline and I can confirm it is an absolute winner. We still get to have some updates on our other Renegades (yea ...more
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
These two females were like riptides. They'd snuck up on him, grabbed hold, and dragged him under.
Riptide is a secret baby story...with a few complicated twists. It's my first read in the Renegades series, and at first I was a bit overwhelmed--the whole Zach/Ian aspect of the plot (how Tessa managed to confuse the two was a clever plot twist, but it added to my wait, what's going on...? feeling at first ;)), and who exactly the Renegades were--but everything soon smoothed itself out, and just li
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Zach & Tessa
Prior to reading this story my favourite one in the series was Jax and Lexi, but I must say, this one has now taken the top spot. It is the kind of book you'll want to revisit again and again. Great loveable characters, wonderful storyline, and, unlike the others which I have previously remarked on, this one perfectly balances the amount of sex scenes with storyline body and depth.
Like all the stories in the Renegades series this book also highlights a social issue. On this occas
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Skye Jordan has done it again! Another amazing installment in the Renegades series that focuses on the family you create rather than the one your born into.

In Riptide, Jordan tackles the always emotional and very sticky topic of parental rights vs guardianship. Tessa has, for all intents and purposes, been Sophia's mother. Now she just wants to make it legal by adopting her. Just one little huddle is left, getting Zach Ellis to sign over his parental rights. Easy Peasy, since he paid Tessa's bes
May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I voluntarily reviewed a complementary copy from the author with no obligation.

I absolutely love this series. I love how you meet all the guys working with Renegades in the first book and that each subsequent story is about a different guy. And that in each story you still get to see all the previous books' characters. They are like one big happy family, and I love how they all interact and support one another.
In this story, we meet Tessa and Sophia. Tessa is looking for Zach Ellis, and when sh
Beth McLeod
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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