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RETURN (Rewind Book 2) by Rowan Shaw

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RETURN (Rewind Book 2) by Rowan Shaw

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Genre – Bisexual Romance

Page Count – 367 pages

Cover Designer – Molly Phipps. We Got You Covered.

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43372670-return

Unable to find an apartment he could afford in Paris, Raphaël Diop had no other choice but to move in with the enigmatic Adrien Dupuis, a charming man with many secrets.

If cohabitation seemed like a bad idea from the start, things only got worse when Adrien acknowledged his attraction to Raphaël, making an offer difficult to resist.

But sleeping together wasn’t an option for Raphaël, not when it might cost him the only place where he could live.

Could they truly ignore their desire for each other, or could Raphaël believe that one night together might be worth risking it all?

RETURN is a bisexual romance set entirely in France. It contains MM and MF scenes. Though part of a series, it is a standalone story.

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Rowan Shaw is the queer (bisexual) author of REWIND, a bisexual romance series set entirely in her home country, France.

Addicted to reading and writing, Rowan can usually be found with a book in her hands or sitting in front of her computer, typing while listening to music from the 80s.

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REWIND by Rowan Shaw – Review by Lisa Helmick

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this….absolutely loved it. I don’t read M/M romances too often but this one intrigued me so I gave it a go. This is so much more than a romance between two people. It actually made me *feel* what it was like to be them….against every prejudice you can Imagine. From outting themselves and just showing affection in public to rejection from family and friends to public ridicule. They had a long road to journey down to get to their happy ending.

Enzo is amazing! So strong and smart! I loved everything about him. He has a heart of gold! His struggle to overcome made him who he became to be. Florian is a different sort of strong. What he had to overcome is not the same as Enzo but caused by the same “accident”. I almost feel he got the worst end of the deal. When they are together it’s easy to see how happy they both become by their smiles and gestures.

This is my first book by this author. I loved the writing..it is so easy to read and I finished this In one day. I couldn’t put it down. It is filled with suspense, charm and many lovely moments. My only complaint would be Enzos family. I felt that was left open ended. But really it’s a small issue in the grand scheme of things. The characters were great! I think I would love a Patrick in my life. He seemed a “no holds barred” kind of guy. I see the next book is out so I will be diving into that next.

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REWIND by Rowan Shaw

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REWIND by Rowan Shaw
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Genre – MM Romance
Page Count – 350 pages
Cover Designer – Molly Phipps. We Got You Covered.
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42613772-rewind

The day Enzo Chevalier lost his hearing, everything changed. Forced to rebuild his future and fight for his dreams, Enzo refused to let anything take him down…until the man of his life walked out on him and shattered his heart.

Florian Beaudry had his whole life figured out. His business was flourishing and everything was settling down at last. Or so he believed…until he walked in on his girlfriend and best friend.

Still on the rebound and unable to trust another man, Enzo never expected a chance encounter with Florian. The one person he thought he would never see again. The one person he missed the most.

Were they truly meant to get a second chance or were they doomed from the start?

REWIND is an MM romance novel set entirely in France. Though part of a series, it is a standalone story without a cliffhanger.

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Rowan Shaw is the queer (bisexual) author of REWIND, an MM / bisexual romance series set entirely in her home country, France.

Addicted to reading and writing, Rowan can usually be found with a book in her hands or sitting in front of her computer, typing while listening to music from the 80s.

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REWIND by Rowan Shaw – Review by Maura Harper

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I hope that the literary world embraces change faster than the human world and soon we will no longer have to categorize ANY story as L B G T or Q. Love is love is love is love (and hate is hate). If everyone could just embrace others as being flesh and blood, wouldn’t the world be better for it?

Anyway…

I love when a story has a soundtrack that accompanies it. REWIND has a couple of “playlists” of sorts. You can click a link to learn how to pronounce character’s names (always handy). You can click a link to find the recipes that are featured in the story. There are a few others also – worth the time to explore.

On to my review of the actual story. This is a book that is told in dual points of view flashing between past and present. It’s a tale that has drama and tragedy and second chances and love. This is a story that I wanted to throw my Kindle against the wall a few times because I was super frustrated with certain aspects. Overall, this is a story I enjoyed and I intend to continue the series.

“Why did people always think that me being queer meant they could ask all kinds of weird shit about my sex life?” WHY INDEED!!

The story flowed pretty well, the characters are developed and the overall story seemed to follow plot points. There is a super strong undertone of homo-phobia and lack of compassion in the story and it made me feel bad for the characters. Their choices in friends and dates leave much to be desired. (Did I mention I wanted to hurl my Kindle a few times?).

I look forward to reading book 2 in the series.

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REWIND by Rowan Shaw – Review by Karyn Taylor

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rewind is a wonderfully written M/M contemporary romance by Rowan Shaw. M/M is a relatively new genre for me and this is by far the best book in this genre that I have read so far.
Enzo and Florian were sweethearts as young boys until tragedy struck and they were forced apart both believing that the other didn’t want to see them anymore.
Years later they both meet by chance in a club and the sexual attraction is still there but both have recently come out of long term relationships that they haven’t got over and starting a new relationship is the last thing on both their minds. BUT what they had before was special and should they risk their fragile heart and make a go of their obvious attraction and feeling for one another?
I adored both Enzo and Florian, they both have their flaws but deep down both are very sweet, amazing guys. One thing I really loved about this book is that Enzo is profoundly deaf. As a person with a hearing impairment, I loved that the author chose to have a profoundly deaf character in a main role. A bold move that not many authors would be willing to take.
After finishing this book I discovered that this was the author’s debut novel. All I can say is that if this is a debut novel then I can’t wait to see what comes next.

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REWIND By Rowan Shaw – Review by Katie Kearney

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

REWIND By Rowan Shaw. This story had me completely hooked from beginning to end. Enzo and Florian Have such an emotional story to be told about heartbreak, second chances and moving on after hurt. The writing is smooth and engaging, the author does a wonderful job of writing a story that had my emotions all over the place. Each character has something different to bring to this great story. I felt every emotion the author wrote into the storyline and the chemistry between the characters was also felt, I’d feel like I truly knew these characters instead of reading about them. I’m giving this story a four star review and highly recommend it. I’m excited to read more from this author.

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REWIND by Rowan Shaw – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rewind by Rowan Shaw

5-Stars

Rewind was an interesting novel that focuses on the LGBT community. It was exceptionally written with an easy to follow storyline. It was very steamy and romantic. Florian and Enzo were the two main characters. Each had a unique and distinguishable personality. Out of the two, Enzo was my favorite. He did not let his disability hold him back and eagerly pursues his dreams. I loved how driven he was and he also seemed easier for me to relate to. This book was not something I usually read and I felt that it taught me different aspects of its setting, French sign language, and also how hostile the world can be toward others. This book did have several sex scenes and also had several hateful scenes as well. I really enjoyed this novel and I think others would as well.

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Rewind by Rowan Shaw – Review by Angela Hayes

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Rewind is the first book in the Rewind Series by Rowan Shaw. It is a emotionally charged M/M, second chances story that pulled me in right from the beginning. The story is a little dark, and very sad in places- and my emotions were battered by what I was reading- but the story is so well written, and the characters were so ‘real’ that I would have walked over hot coals to find out what happens. The drama, chemistry, emotion, and a little suspense was brilliantly woven through the storyline. Ms. Rowan certainly knows how to tell a great story- writing a complex, thought-provoking, moving, memorable, and engrossing story.
Enzo and Florian were the very best of friends, turned lovers, during high school. They kept their relationship secret, until a traumatic event shattered their lives, leaving Enzo deaf and the two on separate courses. Now, a chance encounter reunites the two- much has happened in their lives since they last saw one another, but the sparks are still there. Will they get their second chance, or is there too much in their way to overcome?
A beautiful story about friendship, overcoming obstacles, being true to yourself, self-discovery, second chances, love, pain, heartache, and so much more…..
Bring on Book #2!

Thank you, Ms. Rowan!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Rewind by Rowan Shaw – Review by Sunday Barnaby

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rewind by Rowan Shaw
Four Stars

Rewind is the first book in the Rewind series by Rowan Shaw. This book can be read as a standalone, but I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in the series. I love the setting in France, and the character growth from both men. This is a second chance romance that tells the story of Enzo and Florian. This book brought out all of my emotions. I was laughing, crying, tearing my hair out and routing for this couple. I really enjoyed this story and all of the growth and heartache that both of these guys go through. Thank you Rowan Shaw for such a wonderful debut book. As I said before, I can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

Reviewed by @sunbarn

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Rewind by Rowan Shaw – Review by Shannon Fowler

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My first book by Rowan Shaw and I did not know what to expect. I love reading books recommended to me and then surprise! I love it! I haven’t read a lot of male/male romances but this one was beautifully written.

“Everything was so peaceful; I was finally safe in his arms. Enzo was one of the few people who had never judged me. One of the few who had never put me down. He made me feel secure like no one else could I was nearly clutching him to make sure he was really here.”

The love between Florian and Enzo is so strong and heart stopping. These characters are strong, smart, and oh so sexy!

I love endings that, while are happy for the main characters, leave me asking questions and looking for the next book. Shaw did not disappoint! Looking forward to more!

Reviewed by @shannonlovesbooks

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