Saturday, May 4, 2024

LOVE IN TANDEM by Becca Kinzer, Reviewed by Rebecca Maney

"It's a terrible thing when a teacher survives an entire school year only to die the first minute of summer vacation."

If Charlotte Carter thought getting stung by a bee that she just might possibly be allergic to was going to be the most terrifying experience of her summer vacation, then it's a good thing she didn't know about the roof-top scramble to evade wild boars, or being hauled in for questioning about stealing someone else's baby. Nope . . . bees, babies, and boars were literally a piece of cake compared to . . . in fact, it was actually a piece of cake that got her tangled up in the whole mess with Zach Bryant and the tandem bike competition to begin with . . . winning meant the money needed for her middle school band instruments would be available, which in turn would ensure her part-time job in Bailey Springs stayed intact, so therefore she could live in the small town forever, amen.

There seemed to be a little bit of confusion over where things stood between Charlotte and Zach. (back to that piece of cake!) Before they realized what happened exactly (oh, there were parts of the story when they definitely knew what had happened . . . loosely defined as canoodling), off they went on a bicycle built for two!

A sassy, flirty, comedic conundrum involving a head-over-wheels adventure when the right girl meets the wrong boy . . . or is it the right boy for the wrong girl . . . or, who are we kidding . . .just read this delightful romantic comedy with its appropriate amounts of hilarity in between some high voltage romantic tension.

" . . .sometimes it's not about feeling ready. It's about something you don't want to lose, when vowing to never stop going after it no matter how many setbacks you have along the way.

* I purchased this book and was under no obligation to provide a positive review.

BackCover Blurb:
She’s perfectly content leading a quiet life in her small hometown. He’s an adventurer with unquenchable wanderlust. The two couldn’t be any more opposite if they tried. But a tandem bicycle and a 500-mile road trip just might change all that.

After a failed engagement and her mother’s battle with cancer, Charlotte Carter’s life is finally turning around now that she’s landed a dream job teaching music. What she didn’t see coming was the imminent closure of the school’s music program. She’s determined to save it, even if it means getting creative. There’s no way she’s chalking this up as just another failure in her book of recent embarrassments.

Zach Bryant is back in town just long enough to see his brother Ben get married and then he’s off traveling the world again. He never imagined he’d run into Charlotte Carter, his brother’s ex-fiancĂ©, or that everyone would believe he and Charlotte are an item. He certainly didn’t dream he’d end up riding a tandem bicycle hundreds of miles with her in an attempt to raise funds for a defunct music program, but how can he say no when the prize money would help him out of his financial predicament too?

Charlotte is sure she can set aside her differences with Zach long enough to cross the finish line and win the giant cash prize . . . can’t she? A few hundred miles in, she’s questioning her deeply held assumptions about Zach and wondering if maybe tandem biking is only the start of their biggest adventure yet.

Fake dating romantic comedy by Becca Kinzer
Timeless opposites attract theme
Clean romance
Discussion questions for book clubs

Tyndale House, April 2024
Available in digital ebook, paperback, library binding, and audiobook:
Buy LOVE IN TANDEM at Amazon, Christianbook .com, or Baker Book House

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