Book: The Rarest Rose
Author: H.A. Robinson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
"Elijah is a self-confessed workaholic, taking a forced break from his non-stop obsession with righting an old wrong.
Sarah is a reclusive artist, holed up alone out of fear for far too long, hiding from a history she can never divulge.
When their paths cross on a misty day in Cornwall, two worlds are turned upside down, and neither will ever be the same again.
But when Sarah’s past comes back to haunt her, it threatens to destroy everything she's built, and there's no guarantee that either of them will make it out unscathed."
H. A. Robinson is a jet-setting billionaire with a home on each continent, who spends her free time saving kittens from trees and babies from burning buildings. A graduate of Hogwarts and a frequent visitor to Narnia, she drinks coffee in Central Perk and tames dragons in Westeros.
In her dreams…
In reality, she’s a support worker living in a small town in Cheshire, who would almost always choose fantasy over reality. She’s been an obsessive reader from the moment she picked up her first Enid Blyton book, more years ago than she cares to admit, and enjoys nothing more than getting lost in new worlds and adventures from the minds of all the amazing authors out there.
She’s had the voices of characters in her head for as long as she can remember, and puts them down on paper in order to convince herself and the men in white coats that she isn’t crazy.
T Bird's 5 Bare Naked Star's ***** Review
Everyone loves a good love story right? Well don’t be fooled by this book, it is more than a romance or love story. The Rarest Rose takes love story to such heights I am not sure anyone will ever reach the bar this book sets. This story left me with no words that are adequate to describe what I am feeling, what I went through with these characters, how much I love them other than everlasting. There is no way I will ever be ready to let this one go.
While the chemistry between Sarah and Elijah is clear and present early, it is their personalities and friendship that make this book priceless, a true gem. The author was able to make my heart flutter, my mind turn to romantic mush and my soul yearn for their happiness. The writing style was so spot on, it really felt like I was walking along the path with them, feeling the silence grow as comfortable with me as it was with them. When he wanted to reach out to her, I found I longed to hold her as well, to comfort and support Sarah in the midst of her storm.
As she fought her heart’s desire to trust him, I realized I was mentally giving her reasons to take the risk, to follow her heart and not her head for once. Yes this is an example of pure, raw emotion writing that will make the reader feel the same things the characters are, promising you will never forget this book.
Elijah, forced to take a long deserved vacation from the foundation he runs, finds Sarah sitting on a rock painting one day. With his experience from his job, he recognized her fear and pain quickly and knew just what to do to begin tearing down her walls. More importantly he knew she was worth the effort, she had value.
Sarah holds a secret so deep, it caused her to run away from everyone she knew and hide in her small home. She never left her house other than the short walk to the ocean, making human contact obsolete. When Elijah crashed into her world, feelings begin to come to life again but it was too quick for her. Little by little her craving for a normal life began to grow, but the fear of what she risked continue to keep her cemented in her cave.
Now for my absolute favorite part of this book…….Bilbo the most adorable dog ever written about. What makes him my favorite? Once again the brilliant talent of this author. She wrote the scenes with Bilbo as if he were human with descriptive personality and he played a huge part in this book. It also made me fall for Elijah even more when he and Bilbo would have man talks and debates.
I could go on about this book, I want to talk about every chapter because each page holds a piece of my heart but I will leave it for the reader to experience and adore just as I do. I really believe this is her best book to this date. I can’t think of one thing I didn’t like, one moment that I was ready to put the book down and even after finishing it, I miss Elijah, Sarah and Bilbo. This will be a reread for me for sure.