Shuffle - Lisa Swallow - Review

Shuffle (Ruby Riot #2)

Lisa Swallow


Will Campbell, Ruby Riot bassist, is back at university and failing badly at everything apart from partying.

With Ruby Riot on a break, Will returns to university to finish his degree. He needs major help if he wants to pass his final year and attempts to join a not-very-rock star study group. Will is horrified to discover the person organising the group is Fleur Roberts, the girl he’s secretly crushed on for two years and who recently threatened him with a restraining order.

Fleur’s rock stars are history academics. She has no interest in any variety of pierced, tattooed slacker, especially not the jackass rock star who humiliated her at a party. There’s no way in Hell that Will Campbell is joining her group.

Faced with losing the easiest way to fix his academic problems, Will has the perfect solution: pretend he’s his twin, Nate. Will and Nate have swapped identities before so nothing can go wrong. Surely.

Fleur is successful academically, but her love life is a failure. Following a number of disastrous dates, she finds herself falling in love with a guy who is lying to her. But Will’s deceit isn’t the only thing about to shatter her world. When another man Fleur trusted betrays her, and she attempts to retaliate, Fleur discovers how dangerous he is. And when Will becomes involved, the repercussions threaten both of their futures.

Shuffle is the second standalone book in the Ruby Riot series and can be read separately to the first book.


I absolutely loved this book! I laughed, sighed, cheered, cried and swooned my way through this gorgeous fledgling rockstar romance!

Knowing how much I love Lisa Swallow’s style, I put the rest of my day on hold before I started this book, and just as well I did. Shuffle hooked me from the first page and I couldn’t put it down.

The things I thought I knew about Will were challenged in this book. A guitarist in a rising rock band, having let the first taste of stardom go to his head, he’s still a bit of a bad boy, a heartbreaker, a tad conceited, and oh so swoonworthy. But who knew he had harbored these deep emotions and was such a kickass, fiercely protective man? Will is adorably unfiltered and doesn’t try too hard to hide his feelings… but he does hide his identity, which causes big problems. 

Fleur is definitely no fangirl pushover, and doesn’t let Will get the best of her. On the surface she doesn’t seem like a possible match, but the balance between these two is utter perfection.

Lisa Swallow has the seemingly unfailing ability to write addictive, captivating characters in fictional worlds I wish I could live in. I still have a book hangover from this book that perhaps only Nate’s story can fix!




Lisa is an Amazon bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. She is originally from the UK and moved to Australia in 2001. She now lives in Perth, Western Australia with her husband, three children, and Weimaraner, Tilly, who often makes appearances on Lisa’s social media.

Lisa’s first publication was a moving poem about the rain, followed by a suspenseful story about shoes. Following these successes at nine years old there was a long gap in her writing career, until she published her first book in 2013. 

In the past, Lisa worked as an English teacher in France, as an advertising copywriter in England, and ran her own business in Australia. Now she spends her days with imaginary rock stars.
She lived in Europe as a child and also travelled when she left university. This has given Lisa stories which would sound far-fetched if she wrote them down, and maybe one day she will. These days, Lisa is happy in her writing cave, under Tilly’s supervision.



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