May 10, 2022 | Posted in:Release Day Blitz, Review


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?




5 out of 5 stars
Royal is the first book in the Club Pivot series by Rebel Shaw. I love that the Lacey Black and Kaylee Ryan duo came up with Rebel Shaw! So much fun and Royal is a perfect start to their new name. 

Finn is a night club owner. A bachelor. A man without strings. A man who does what and who he wants. He has exactly what he wants in life. The club. His business partner/best friend. His grandma. His brother, sister-in-law and niece. His wishes his parents were here especially when he receives a call in the middle of the night. A call that changes his bachelor life forever. He is confident in business but taking care of a three-year-old girl? Fuck no. He doesn’t know how to do this. He is lost. Thank God his assistant has just the nanny for Hadley. 

London was in-between jobs so this is perfect. SHe hasn’t met her aunt’s boss yet but she has seen his pictures and Finnegan Royal is hot. Too bad at the start he is a cold asshole but she isn’t there for him. She is there for her. The precious little girl who tugged at her heartstrings the moment she saw her. Hadley needs her and she needs Hadley. The connection is there from the start. And maybe, Finnegan needs her too. He needs her to call him out of his shit, to melt his cold heart for Hadley. Hadley needs to feel the love she knows Finn feels for the little princess. 

I don’t want to spoil anything so I won’t get more into the story but I will say that I loved their banter, passion, and heat. I also love as always that this duo doesn’t just have a child in the background, she is a big part of the story. I fell for Hadley. Hard. She is just so damn cute, smart, and loving. Together, these three are everything but can they be a real family? Can Finn let go and see what is right in front of him? 


“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve imagined this moment. I tried not to, but no matter what I did, I couldn’t escape you.” 

“I have a friend here, Finn. I’m not in the mood for your bullshit.” 
Hadley gasps from her car seat. “He said a bad word!” 
“Shit, is that Hadley? Can you hear me?” 
“He said anudder one!” 
“Jesus, Finn, take me off speaker,” Weston growls. 

“I can’t escape you. No matter how hard I try, I can’t get you out of my head.” 
“Then don’t.”




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



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