Rewind by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
This book was so beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time. I truly had a lot of anger when reading this book due to the constant negativity against the LGBT community.
I was so upset to learn of all the ways the two main characters Florian and Enzo were treated just for being who they are and who they love. Florian’s ex girlfriend Marlene is a piece of work. Her manipulation and deviousness drove me insane and I was so saddened to learn that Florian put up with it for as long as he did.
Florian on the other hand, was a love hate for me. Most people know he is bi-sexual and the fact that he can’t bring himself to be who he really is in public annoys me but also I can understand that he was weary about how it would affect his business and his relationship with Enzo.
Enzo is such a strong person. When his terrible trama happened, he coped and moved on to live his life to the fullest and that is truly inspiring. The relationship between him and Florian is beautiful and in my opinion is true destiny. With all of the past secrets they have overcome together and all of the present day obstacles, Enzo did not give up on Florian.
I highly recommend this book, it is a great way to show how people with a different sexual preference were and are still treated in different countries, and how far we have come as a society to accept what most people think is “not normal”. We have a long way to go but I see a bright future for the LGBT community and it will be beautiful, fair and equal.