Debut book you say?
I don’t believe it. Somebody lied to me because there is no way Waiting For Sun could have been written by someone who has never wrote before.
No, JK! Some people can knock it out the part the first time and Robin Hill did just that.
You’re going to have to tell me whether or not this one is pretty or messy.
First, a word from the author. . .
A QUIRKY RAY OF SUNSHINE BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO A LONELY WIDOWER IN THIS DEBUT NOVEL BY ROBIN HILL.
Be the butterfly, Frankie…
Francesca Valentine would rather swear off chocolate than go on vacation solo, but she made a promise to her late father to come out of her shell and live a little. When her best friend bails on their annual girls’ trip, she vows to do just that, but her plan is foiled when the hotel loses her reservation. Alone and stranded in Austin, Texas during one of the world’s largest music festivals, she’s rescued by a mysterious stranger, and an unexpected friendship blossoms.
Ten years after losing his family in a tragic accident, Darian Fox is finally back on his feet. The onetime rock star turned successful indie label-owner is content with the isolated life he’s created for himself and wants to keep it that way. But when he’s forced to travel to Texas on behalf of his company, he finds it’s hard to be alone in a city overrun with people. He meets the beautiful, magnetic Francesca and discovers alone is the last thing he wants to be.
The unlikely pair form a bond that elevates them from merely existing to living a life less ordinary. But the lines of friendship quickly blur, and when Francesca’s true feelings surface, Darian will have to decide between breaking her heart and breaking the promise he made to the family he lost. With his own heart ruled by guilt, does Francesca even stand a chance?
…Spread your wings and fly.
WAITING FOR THE SUN is part one in a two part duet. Part two, RIDERS ON THE STORM, to follow.
There comes a point in people lives when they have to accept the fact that men deal with lose and heartbreak a lot different then women. When women hurt, there is a hidden strength we have that allows us to find a way to go on and for men it is not the same. Waiting For The Sun by Robin Hill is a beautiful example how a man needs a strong woman to heal.
Darian is a shell of his former self for one of the most heartbreaking reasons one could think of. His past haunts him something terrible. (If I went through what he went through, I don’t know if I ever would have healed.) For the last 10 years of Darian’s life he has lived in solitude with no escape in sight until he hears something that he never thought he would hear again – but I’m not going to tell you. You’re going to have to read it for yourself!
Francesca has forgotten the joys of life. She’s forgotten how to live for herself. She’s shy and introverted yet determined to find her place in this world. The only thing is that she didn’t plan on finding it with a broken man. But does she really? You’re going to have to read it for yourself!
Enter a different problem. . . Darian’s a lot older than Francesca. I personally don’t have a problem with the age difference but one of them do. That fact alone puts both of their hearts at risk of shattering.
“. . . I got upset with you for making me feel like a child. . .I’m alone all the time. . .being alone is so…lonely.” – Francesca
“I’m familiar with lonely.” – Darian
Don’t get me wrong, Darian was not Mr. Perfect and deserved to be smacked upside the head a few time and I would have been happy to do. Although, I’m not pro domestic violence people. Darian could be hot and cold from time to time but I had to remember why and give him the benefit of the doubt because what he did do was try. You have to give a broken man credit for trying because it is not easy.
“I’m asking you to give me the benefit of the doubt. I’m asking you to forgive me anyway.” – Darian
It was nice watching Francesca finding out who she was as we all should or should’ve done in our twenties. Was she flawed and a bit inconstant at times? Yes. But weren’t we all at 22.
It was beautiful watching Darian finding himself again. Was he an asshole who did a lot of stupid shit? Yes. But what man doesn’t. Us women have to mold them because they sure can’t do it themselves.
As Francesca discovers her self worth, Darian has to figure out how to take the leap that she needs. That people is the icing on the cake for me. I love when a woman knows or learns her worth. Girl power, bitches!
So why the 4 STARS instead of 5 STARS? That’s simple. I’m not sure when I’m going to get book 2 as it took Robin quite sometime to release Waiting For The Sun. What can I say, I’m selfish. I’m being a big ass baby but I’m okay with that.
Here’s the big question. . .
Do I recommend this book? I do! I do! I do!
Will I read another book by this author? Yep! Now she needs to hurry up and give me book 2 before I go crazy over here.
I didn’t get messy at all folks. I’m fucking awesome!
Remember to follow all things messy. . .
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Lovely review Danielle! I’ve had my eye on this one…perhaps I’ll wait until she releases the next tho! =D