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RETURN (Rewind Book 2) by Rowan Shaw – Review by Sue Kemp

Return (Rewind #2)Return by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Return (Rewind Book 2)
By Rowan Shaw

Return is the second book in the Rewind series by Rowan Shaw. I probably should mention that this is a bisexual romance, if you don’t like this type of stories, I wouldn’t probably read it. However, for those of us that can read this type of storyline you are absolutely going to love this book especially if you liked Rewind. Now I have found while this is a part of a series it can be read as a standalone. Return is centered around Adrien and Raphel. Liked both main characters and I really wouldn’t be able to pick which of these two I would say was my favorite. What I also liked about this book was that the secondary characters added another level to this story, so love a book when you get to know the secondary characters as well as the primary characters. Return is written so well it just seems to flow nicely. You will probably get a little lost in this book for the simple reason you are not going to be able to put the book down, until life rudely interrupts.

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REWIND by Rowan Shaw – Review by Sue Kemp

Rewind (Rewind #1)Rewind by Rowan Shaw
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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RETURN (Rewind Book 2) by Rowan Shaw – Review by Sarah Oakes

Return (Rewind #2)Return by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great read about opposites. Raphael is just looking for a flat in Paris. He finds one but the owner seems to be an arrogant young man with erotic pictures on his walls. With nowhere else to go, Raphael takes a risk and moves in despite their opposites. Can they get along and make it work?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns that I just couldn’t put down. Well developed characters like Adrien sarcastic and arrogant but vulnerable underneath or Raphael cautious and shy but caring underneath. I really liked the contrasts between them done to perfection to make their dislike relatable. The only issue I would raise is that I felt that Daniel was unnecessary and jarred from the narrative.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel like with the inside Ariens hous with the wide rooms and white floors and ornate tiles for a sense of luxuty.and contrasting wonderfully with the bold and bright colours of the paintings perfectly written. Or the college in the rain with the umbrella and waiting in the queue so vivd it’s as if you’re actually there.
Once again, a wonderful tale about sexuality with a wonderful representation of gay people and their struggles in society. The switch of perspectives worked well to display both sides of the story and different ways of life and was easy to follow with names in chapter titles. Overall, a great read and I would give it five stars.

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RETURN (Rewind Book 2) by Rowan Shaw – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

Return (Rewind #2)Return by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

RETURN (Rewind Book 2) by Rowan Shaw

4-stars

Return is the second book in the Rewind series by Rowan Shaw . It has an excellent storyline that easily flows from start to finish. As always with this author, I enjoy the character development and creativity put behind each one. Each character had their own unique personality. I had a hard time picking my favorite character between Raphael and Aiden, but I felt drawn more to Raphael than I did Aiden. I also really enjoyed the scenery of this novel. It seemed very realistic and easy to visualize. It was a wonderful romantic and mysterious read.

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RETURN (Rewind Book 2) by Rowan Shaw – Review by Heidi Eich Woodring

Return (Rewind #2)Return by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Return by Rowan Shaw is the second book in the Rewind series and WOW it was an incredible book. From page one and until the end, I fell in love with the characters and could not put down. This book tells the story of Raphael and Adrien. Raphael is a student and he cannot afford a place of his own in Paris. He then meets Adrien and moves in with him. He’s a man with such amazing charisma but also many secrets. There is an attraction between them both, but Raphael is worried to take that leap and mess up having a place to stay. How long can they ignore the attraction between them? Can maybe one night help the sexual tension?
I loved this book and highly recommend. Rowan Shaw has given us an amazing FIVE star read!

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RETURN (Rewind Book 2) by Rowan Shaw – Review by Candida Hopper

Return (Rewind #2)Return by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

RETURN (Rewind Book 2)
by Rowan Shaw

This is the second book in this series but it can be read as a standalone but I would suggest reading the first one because it’s awesome and also because it’s where we first met Raphael. I am so glad that this book is just as good as the first. There is a lot of raw emotion in this story. I was completely drawn into the story needing to know where the relationship was going to go between Adrian and Raphael, and I also really felt connected as I found out more about each character. I couldn’t help but want everything to work out for each of them whether they end up together or not. The chemistry and attraction between these two was evident from the beginning. There are some intimate romantic scenes in this story and I found that they were done tastefully without losing any of the heat that comes with these scenes. I loved reading this story I highly recommend it and I cannot wait to read the next one.

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RETURN (Rewind Book 2) by Rowan Shaw – Review by Maura Harper

Return (Rewind #2)Return by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

LOVE IS LOVE

Pan
Cis
Bi
Trans
Queer
Gay
Neutral

RETURN is the second in “The Rewind Series” and can absolutely be read as a stand-alone. It is a full bodied romance that has a slow burn, angst, emotions, sexy times and friendship. The characters are complex and well developed and there are a few who are just downright evil.

The story line is well plotted and flows with ease. This was a quick read on a rainy Sunday afternoon and I would absolutely recommend it. There are a few terms that are “new” to some people’s vocabulary and I would just like to say this: It doesn’t matter what word is used – it’s still flesh and bones and heart and brains. No matter what pronoun or sexual identity someone is – we are all still human beings.

This was a great read during pride month (or any month for that matter).

Review By @mauraharper

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RETURN (Rewind Book 2) by Rowan Shaw – Review by Chantelle Smith

Return (Rewind #2)Return by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What another brilliant book by author Rowan Shaw. Return is Book 2 in the Rewind Series, and for this not being a genre of book I usually read, I can’t deny that I enjoyed this book just as much as the first. This is a well-written book that flows from chapter to chapter with characters that are well developed, connectable and you grow to love throughout. I loved Raphael and Adrien story, they go along on a journey in which they have a strong and undeniable chemistry.
This book while can be read as a stand-alone, I highly suggest you pick up Book 1 as this is where we first meet our main character.

I was captivated with this read from the get go – and you will be too! I can’t wait to see what else this author brings but until then don’t miss this read.

Reviewed by @tillytillzz

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Return (Rewind Book 2) By Rowan Shaw – Review By Stacey Baxter

Return (Rewind #2)Return by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well after reading rewind the first book of the series I didn’t think I could love this book as much but Oh my god I loved it more! I really have been swayed into reading more m/m novels by reading this it was such a beautiful read the story line flowed and was written wonderfully. I was pulled into their world and I felt a great connection with the character’s which made reading this novel even more of enjoyable experience. I was so looking forward to reading this story and I wasn’t disappointed in the slightest if anything it excelled my expectations. I look forward to reading more from this author!!

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RETURN (Rewind Book 2) by Rowan Shaw – Review by Heather Bass

Return (Rewind #2)Return by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have read a couple of books by this author but she always blows my mind. I’m new to the m/m romance but this story exceeded all my expectations. This is the second book in the Rewind series and it was all I wanted and more. I was so happy when I got this book. I could not put it down for anything. It only took me a few hours to devour this incredible story.

Raphael has no place to go. He left home when he was a young man and now he is trying to find a place to live. Raphael finds an add for an apartment for rent. He goes to see the apartment and he is shocked that he can afford it. Raphael and his new room mate Adrien are totally different. When they start to get to know each other they find out that they have feelings for one another. Raphael likes Aiden but they both have secrets that could ruin everything. Will Raphael and Adrien find what they are looking for or will they find trouble instead?

I absolutely loved this book. The storyline has it all romance, mystery, and forgiveness. You can’t help but to fall in love with these characters. Raphael had a hard life when he was a child but it only made him stronger. He has a heart of gold and loves very deeply. Aiden has a very hard time letting people into his life. He also had a hard life but he puts walls up to protect himself from heartache. These characters have some steamy scenes that might not be for some readers. This talented author will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end. I can’t wait to see what this author will write about next.

Review by@heatherbass

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