~Book Review~ “Royal” by Rebel Shaw

My Review:

Grab your tissues and hang onto your hearts as Royal takes you on an emotional journey that turns one of Chicago’s most eligible bachelors life upside down as he suddenly finds himself as a single father falling in love with the nanny!

I adore both Lacey Black and Kaylee Ryan, and together, they are unstoppable as a writing pair!  From the first chapter, where a box of tissues was needed, all the last (where there may have been happy tears and a few more tissues) Royal did not disappoint as it takes readers from the lowest to the highest points of Finnegan Royal’s life as he adjusts to become the sole guardian to his young niece, Hadley, figuring out how to balance work and an unexpected family, and falling in love with the one person who has the ability to bring him to his knees!

I adored watching Finn’s life be flipped.  His emotional growth throughout the story was so genuine.  He’s the quintessential work obsessed bachelor at the beginning of this book, completely disconnected from relationships and most people.  But, he is completely transformed, and it’s all due to Hadley and London!  And, London is sweet and sassy.  She is caring and compassionate, but also has enough strength to stand up to Finn to show him exactly what Hadley needs.  She finds herself falling hard and fast too, and it isn’t just for the little girl she is caring for.

I read this book way too fast because I needed more.  I was pulled into this world and this little family in the making and I needed them to find their happy ever after because Kaylee and Lacey had me feeling every emotion and I couldn’t get enough!  I really can’t wait for more from this duo!  5 stars!

Title: Royal

Series: Club Pivot #1

Author: Rebel Shaw

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 10, 2022




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?








Rebel Shaw is the alter ego of the romance writing duo Lacey Black and Kaylee Ryan.



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