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REWIND by Rowan Shaw – Review by Sue Kemp

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rewind
By Rowan Shaw

This is I am pretty sure my first M/M romance book, it is also the debut novel by Rowan Shaw and is also my first book by this author. Since its my first M/M romance I was not sure what to expect from the book. But I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the story content and the writing style of the author. This is the story of Florian and Enzo; both of these men are wanting to have a second chance of being in love. Both these men have been treated in the worst way and when you read their story, I am pretty sure you will be heart broken for them, Read the book and follow their journey to finding that second chance at love, it is truly beautiful.

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REWIND by Rowan Shaw – Review by Michelle Austin

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rewind by Rowan Shaw was a good 4 star read and book 1 in the Rewind series.
This is a M/M read.

Florian walks in on a shocking scene, his GF in bed with his best friend. She appears to have no remorse whatsoever and blames him for her actions because of his bisexuality. I instantly had a dislike for this woman. I question why he stayed with her as long as he did.

Enzo who is deaf also went through an abusive relationship and was trying to recover from it. When Enzo and Florian reconnect after eight years you can feel the love between them. They were perfect for each other.

As we move forward, the story goes from past to present and we start to get some answers as to why Florian went away and Enzo has some deep scars he’s trying to recover from.

I will warn that there is some emotional abuse that was really sad and hard to read at times. The secondary characters were interesting to say the least, most of them were disappointing to me in the attitudes and comments that would come from them. I have several friends who are part of the LGBT community so this was a hard book for me to read at times. I was so angry and wanted to wring some necks at how stupid and mean people were being. This was a great read but had my emotions all over the place. If you are an overly sensitive person, some of the abuse/comments in the book may be triggers for you. What’s even more sad is that some of these things are an everyday thing for some people. Overall the author has done a great job with her writing. This was my first read from this author, I look forward to reading more from her.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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REWIND by Rowan Shaw – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

REWIND by Rowan Shaw
5 Star

Rewind by Rowan Shaw is hands down one of the best M/M stories I have read in awhile. I simply couldn’t put it down once I started reading. At times my emotions were up and down so much I felt like I was on a rollercoaster ride. There was times I was absolutely heart broken. Enzo and Florian are characters I fell in love with them both . Can these two get there second chance? I highly recommend reading this book.i cant wait to read more from this Author.

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REWIND by Rowan Shaw – Review by Chantelle Smith

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rewind is a brilliantly captivating and engaging second chance romance read. This is my first read from this author and Rowan Shaw definitely has not disappointed me in the slightest. The characters that have been created for this read were real, true to the story, relatable and connectable. It really made you believe you were immersed in the story and feel as though you were part of it.
This isn’t a genre I would normally read, but I’m glad I picked it up and gave it the chance it rightly deserved. It was well written flowed effortlessly through chapter to chapter. I can’t wait to see what else this author brings.

Reviewed By @tillytillzz

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REWIND by Rowan Shaw – Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rewind by Rowan Shaw is a contemporary bisexual romance story. This is my first book by Rowan Shaw and I enjoyed the whole book. I did read it all in one sitting. The characters, Enzo and Florian became part of my book family. Enzo had so much taken away from him. He was lied to, cheated on, and an accident that took his hearing away. My heart hurt for him. When he saw Florian the friendship came back. There are some things that needs to be mended and hopefully Enzo and Florian can move on to allow one another love again. Will there be a second chance in Enzo and Florian life?

REWIND by Rowan Shaw – Review by Candida Hopper

Rewind (Rewind #1)Rewind by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

REWIND
by Rowan Shaw

Wow I completely and thoroughly loved this book. Before reading this I had no idea how many different ways people can be prejudice and from so many different people in ones life. This book was very eye opening. Reading about Enzo and Florian’s experiences and their up and down relationship kept me captivated so much so that I couldn’t put this book down. This is the first book I have read by this author and I’m ecstatic that I decided to read it because it is truly an amazing story. The author did an exceptional job keeping the story flowing nicely and creating great characters. I highly recommend this book. I can’t wait to read the next book

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Rewind by Rowan Shaw – Review by Heather Bass

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first book I have read from this author and now she has a new fan. I have never read an m/m book before and I’m glad I did. I fell in love with these men right from the beginning. This is the first book of the Rewind Deut. I could not put this book down for anything. It only took me a couple of hours to devour this amazing book.

Enzo’s life changed the day he lost his hearing. He had to start his life all over. Enzo has to fight for everything that he wants and needs. He doesn’t let anyone or anything tear him down except the man that broke his heart long ago. Enzo now has a new life and man that doesn’t treat him right. He is in complete shock when he runs into Florian. Enzo feels that chemistry from all those years ago. Florian has a great business. He has the best life but things start to crash down around him. Florian is also shocked when he sees Enzo but their history is not good. Deep down Florian feels something for Enzo but is it too late?

I absolutely loved this book. The storyline has it all romance, suspense, and forgiveness. You can’t help but to fall in love with these characters. Enzo is a good man that has some difficult times in his life. He has walls up that is from his past. Florian is very handsome with a good head on his shoulders. He knows what he wants but is it right for him. These characters have some steamy scenes that might not be for some readers. This talented author brought up some strong issues but she wrote them in a very tasteful manner. I can’t wait to see what is next for these unforgettable characters.
Review by @heatherbass

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REWIND by Rowan Shaw – Review by Kerry Carr

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this story. Its a heartwarming tale about love between to guys and all the trouble and horrible attitudes they have to face just for falling for someone of the same sex.

Florian and Enzo were lovers in high school but because of the attitudes of their family and peers they kept their relationship secret until an attack on Enzo changed both their lives forever.

Years passed and they meet again in a bar and both find out that the past was what neither of them believed it to be.

After all this time their love was still strong and and they were stronger to face anything that was thrown at them because of their sexuality.

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REWIND By Rowan Shaw – Review By Stacey Baxter

Rewind (Rewind #1)Rewind by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I must fully admit I don’t usually read m/m novels but I’m so glad I read this one it was a beautiful story. I’m a sucker for a second chance romance especially after a tragedy that originally pulled them apart but seeing the story unravel was magical. I was glued to this story I didn’t move for 2 hours I had to carry in reading til the very end I needed to know the outcome and I was eager to keep turning the pages I was just lost in their world!

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REWIND by Rowan Shaw – Review by Naomi McDonald

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rewind is the first book in the Rewind series. Thankfully it does not end in a cliffhanger.

This book had me sad, angry, and happy. The characters go through many challenges as the story is woven, and you feel it all. I appreciated the clear definition between the chapters that are set in the past and the ones set in the present. Some books don’t make those shifts clear so I’m really glad the author took the time to differentiate them so well.

This is the second book I’ve read in the past month that has had a person from the Deaf community as a main character. I didn’t know how much I needed to understand the struggles they go through until I ran across these kinds of books. It has been an eye-opening experience for sure. I am grateful there are authors out there bringing these kinds of experiences to readers’ awareness.

I enjoyed Enzo and Florian’s story so much! I’m really excited that Raphael’s story is in the next book because his character is also intriguing. You just know it’s going to be good. 😉

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