REVIEW: Watch and Learn by Rebel Shaw


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All I wanted to do was be me, for one night. I didn’t want to be the number one quarterback in the league. I just wanted to be Nate. I couldn’t tell you exactly what made me stop at that dive bar on the outskirts of town, but it changed my life.

Our connection was instant and undeniable. Our night together was explosive, which led to another, and then another. No strings. Neither of us had time in our busy lives for more.

When tragedy strikes, we part ways, but those strings we swore were not there tethered me to her. An invisible line from my heart to hers. It doesn’t matter how much time has passed. I still want her.


After a long day at work, the last thing I should have done was stop at a seedy establishment at the edge of town, but something had me pulling my car into the lot and going inside. The place was empty, except one man. An impossibly gorgeous guy with sexy eyes as dark as the night.

I threw caution to the wind and invited him home. Our night together was magic, and when it came time to part ways, we both decided not to. No strings. Just great sex.

However, our time is cut short when he sustains an injury on the field and leaves, breaking my heart into a thousand pieces on his way out the door. What was supposed to be just for fun turned out to be anything but, and when he returns to town years later, I realize I’m in trouble. My heart still craves him.

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I’m a huge Lacey Black fan, and I’ve been reading her books since she released her first one. I’ve loved them all, so it was a given that I’d be reading her collaborations with Kaylee Ryan as well as their work under their Rebel Shaw pen name. Lacey and Kaylee are just so well matched. Their writing is smooth and seamless, full of witty humor, emotion, romance and attraction and centered around wonderfully charming and endearing characters.

Watch and Learn by Rebel Shaw is another absolute winner from this perfectly paired author duo. I absolutely love second-chance romances, and the focus on the emotions and history of these characters added so much depth and authenticity to the story. It was the electric chemistry and genuine connection between Nate and Oaklyn that drew me in and had me made rooting for this couple. A passionate and poignant second-chance romance, Watch and Learn was an emotionally-charged love story that kept me invested from cover-to-cover. Five smooches from me for Rebel Shaw’s Watch and Learn!

~Danielle Palumbo


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