REVIEW: Royal by Rebel Shaw


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Falling for the nanny isn’t my style…but neither was becoming a single dad overnight.

When my three-year-old niece, Hadley, needs a guardian, I fill the role and need a nanny. Stat. What I get instead is London Ashford—an infuriating redhead who tempts me at every turn.

The harder I push, the more she pushes back. I’m someone used to calling the shots, and her insubordination should irritate me; instead, it turns me on.

My nightclub isn’t going to run itself, so I have to harness my desire for her and let her do her job—so I can do mine.


Finnegan Royal is charming, gorgeous, and an insufferable asshole. Not exactly my type…not that it matters. He’s my new boss.

But watching a powerful businessman like Finn be brought to his knees by his toddler niece makes me feel all kinds of things I shouldn’t.

Named one of Chicago’s most eligible bachelors, he owns the hottest club in town and can have any woman he wants, but he has his sights set on me. The nanny.

The beautiful little girl has stolen my heart, but I have no doubt her arrogant uncle would break it if given the chance. So why can’t I stay away?

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I’m a long-time reader of Lacey Black’s, and I’ve really enjoyed her collaborations with Kaylee Ryan so it was a given that I’d be reading their work under the Rebel Shaw pen name. This author duo is wonderfully matched. Their writing is seamless and crisp, full of wit, emotion and humor and their stories are romantic and full of charming, endearing characters.

Finnegan Royal is a successful club owner. He’s charismatic and as alpha as they come, but his world is turned upside when the unthinkable happens. Suddenly thrust in the role of guardian to his three year old niece, he needs help fast, and he finds it in the nanny he hires, London Ashford. London is a natural caregiver, and the perfect fit to help with Finn’s adorable little niece, Hadley. She’s also got an independent streak, and where Finn is the strong, silent type, she’s not afraid to speak her mind.

I love single dad romances, and Rebel Shaw debuted with a wonderful story featuring a twist on that trope. Royal was an unputdownable love story full of heart-tugging emotion and blistering hot chemistry wrapped up in a beautiful romance. Five smooches from me for Royal by Rebel Shaw!

~Danielle Palumbo



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