REWIND (Kirstin’s Review)


Title: REWIND
Author: Rowan Shaw
Publisher: Rowan Shaw
Release Date: March 18th, 2019
Genre(s): Romance
Page Count: 297
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

Blurb:

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?


I love a second chances story and this one was breathtaking. Written just beautifully.

Enzo, I never moved on.

GAH!

Enzo and Florian were best friends and lovers in high school. They were sneaky about their relationship until they were caught in public and assaulted. Neither of them were the same after.

The story is told in third person with dual POV’s, which is my favorite, so bonus for me!

After the assault, Enzo becomes deaf. His life is impacted and altered with this new condition and the way he embraces this and overcomes it is just magical. He was so heroic. The character of Enzo was written so amazingly well, he was so full of humility. I fell in love with him instantly.

Florian was full of past pain and had so much lingering hurt, it was awesome to see how much he grew and opened up when he was in Enzo’s presence. Their relationship was so inspiring.

I really loved so many things about this story. The characters were so sincere and lovely. The writing was engaging and meaningful. It was just a great tale full of feeling and joy.

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Galley copy of REWIND provided by author in exchange of an honest review.

Author

Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after.

Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker

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