Shaw doesn’t shy away from this latest book. Readers should take the summary and caution at face value. This will not appeal to all readers except to say that the characters are beautifully written. They are thorough and thoughtful and complete and absolutely relatable. This story stands alone well but the characters are even more greatly appreciated when read in the context of the whole series.
REVIVE is the 3rd book in the “Rewind” series and can be read as a stand-alone, but I would really recommend reading REWIND first because there is a common thread to both stories. Also, it will help you to develop reading in a French accent (seriously, am I the only one that does this?)
REVIVE has a warning that there is a some “bi-phobia” in the book and I was surprised the direction where that phobia came from. It was an interesting twist I thought. This is a developed story with strong characters. Sometimes I didn’t care for the characters and kind of wanted them to go away but it kept me on my toes.
Told in Dual POV and with wonderful secondary characters, the story was an “enjoyable” read. As always, I appreciate the interactive guide the author provides.
A four star recommendation from me ****
Review by @mauraharper
Revive by Rowan Shaw is the third book in the Rewind series. This book can be read as a stand-alone although the whole series is definitely worth reading!
This book has to be my favourite of the series so far. I loved the relationship between Patrick and Brandon right from the start. I felt their connection which I think made me connect with them that bit more than any others in the series.
The author also packed her usual creative writing into this whole book. I was swept away with the story and I really enjoyed the depth and complexity of it. I thought the author did a great job of exploring a the side of a subject that is still very much prevalent in today’s world. She did it with such an ease and sensitivity towards it.
This is a fantastic book and one that I think everyone should read.
Rowan Shaw is my favorite go to author for MM romance! I love this series, even the fact that some are stand-alone stories! I love these characters!
Brandon and Patrick are strong men, who happen to like other men. However, Patrick has an issue with Brandon. With such strong characters and feelings and beliefs, it will be a wonder if they can figure it out.
I like the flow of this story. The tension builds quickly between the characters but not at an unbelievable pace. Shaw keeps the pages turning and the tension building. Real life situations and feelings make this story so good.
Revive, along with the others in this series, is for open minded readers only. The characters are gay, bisexual, straight and pan. This story is about the love two people can share, about how different everyone is and about being happy together.
Highly recommend this love story.
Revive (Rewind Book 3) by Rowan Shaw. This book was amazing. It’s the third book in the series but can be read as a standalone. I suggest reading the others first because other characters do appear in this book from the others. This book is the story of Patrick Lefevre who lives in France and is a very successful Psychotherapist. Patrick loves his family, friend and hookups! No relationships, he doesn’t have time for that. When he meets newly divorced Brandon Smith who is out with his ex and her friend they have an immediate connection. After talking for awhile they hook up and its amazing. Only Brandon doesn’t realize that Patrick is his new Therapist and his first appointment is tomorrow. Also throw in Brandon’s problem not being open about being bisexual and Patrick’s huge dislike for bisexuals there are kinks all over the place. Patrick realizes his feelings for Brandon are deeper than a one night stand but will all the red signs stop him from even trying. Brandon is also a single dad who may have to leave France for his daughter. This was such a fun read. Full of steamy scenes, emotions and love! Read Revive you won’t be disappointed!
Rowan Shaw has brought to life another beautiful and sweet couple that I just couldn’t get enough of in Revive. I might be a bit odd but I enjoy the premise of the story. Something about the situation makes it seem so much more realistic and I love reading about how things go down. The first two books in the series were a bit heavier reads as far as subject matter so this was also nice to have a bit more of an airy and light tone to it.
Brandon and Patrick really make Revive shine. These two had no idea that the one night stand that blew their minds would come full-circle the way it does. How do you keep a professional mind about your therapist when you realize you slept with them??? As you can imagine this left room for laughter and some pretty hefty emotions too. It was a well balanced though and I enjoyed the way I felt as if I was there with the characters. Shaw really can build up a scene and make you feel like you went on a magical adventure. I look forward to seeing what will come next from Rowan Shaw!
Revive is the third book in the Rewind Series by Rowan Shaw. It is an M/M bisexual romance, with plenty of angst and drama. As with all Rowan Shaw’s stories, it pulled me in right from the beginning. The story is quite emotive- it is so well written that the characters and situations were completely ‘real’ and believable. And as I have said previously- Ms. Shaw certainly knows how to tell a great story- writing a complex, thought-provoking, moving, and memorable story.
This is Patrick and Brandon’s story. Brandon is about to discover that the man he just slept with will turn out to be his new therapist. Oops. Now what? Will they be able to keep things ‘professional’- or will their chemistry blur the lines between therapist and patient?
A beautiful story about connections, overcoming prejudices, being true to yourself, self-discovery, romance, issues, and so much more.
Thank you, Rowan Shaw!
Reviewed by @angelahayes
Revive (Rewind Book 3) by Rowan Shaw
Revive is the third Book in the Rewind series and I loved it just as much as the first two book.I found myself lost in the pages and reading deep into the night. I couldn’t put it down once I started reading. Patrick and Brandon, these two definitely have attraction between them but Patrick’s his( Brandon’s) new therapist . Can these have more than a professional relationship? What does their future look like? My emotions were all over the place with this story. Find out what happens next in this must read Book. I do highly recommend reading the first two books in this series as well if you haven’t already. I can’t wait to read more from this Author
Revive is the third book in the Rewind series. It can be read as a standalone. I highly recommend this entire series. I love it so much!
When Patrick was first introduced in a previous book, I was curious about his character. I loved learning more about him in this story, and watching his personal growth. Not going to lie, around chapter 34/35 I started tearing up because of the way things were shaping up. I love a book that will get me so invested in the characters.
I’m super excited for the next book!
I wanted to read this because it’s finally Patrick’s story. But I really really disliked him at the beginning. Once he started making internal changes I changed my mind and settled in to enjoy the rest of the story. Then came the feelings of sadness and heartbreak.
I was glad to meet Brandon. He is different than other characters we have met in the series. Wei added some fun times and laughter to the story. I was glad she was added. I liked the French cuisine info and how it differed and sometimes is non existent in America. Brandon’s reaction to French food was as much fun as Patrick’s to American food.
I have loved this whole series. This one is no exception. I love seeing/reading about the love of a person. These guys have all been through the ringer and have come out on the other side. I saw the next book and I am looking forward to more from this group of friends and lovers.