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Waiting for the Sun

(Waiting for the Sun #1)

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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, b
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Kindle Edition, 301 pages
Published January 16th 2018
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KAS
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 You Had Me At “Kaput” Stars!!!

When a book hits my top three sweet spots, Angsty! Swoony! & Sexy!, I know I have just read something great! And if that same book makes me FEEL, then I have read something special. And yes indeed, this is very special! For extra good measure, it was sprinkled with humor and wit, which kept a perpetual smile on my face!

After reading the prologue, I knew I was going to be in for all the feels from “Oh, no!" to "Oh, yes!" and everything in between. I inhaled eve
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Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
****4 STARS****
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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 some
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Elyse Walters
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thank you *KAS*

"A huge smiles spreads over my lips."
"Oh my God, Darian, You remembered.".
"I remember everything you tell me," he says."..................

A total dude book! ha!

"I can't help but grin. And it means you'll be in Texas more"...................

Part II is coming for sooooooooooooo much more fun, *guys*...............(women are allowed this much fun too)

Guilty pleasure reading --viva-la-melty!
Malene
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, favorites
One thing is certain. Robin Hill can write. Oh my god can she write. Her flawless prose and her eloquent words managed numerous times to knock the wind out me cause the emotion behind the story and its characters were so powerful.
Waiting For The Sun is such a life affirming story of loss, taking changes not only with your life but with your heart. Francesca and Darian snuck into my heart immediately and I never let them go cause I didn’t want to. Their story was too important. I felt I was on t
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R. Kitt
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 Friends with Benefits... Never Works Out Stars

Much to enjoy about this story!

21 year old Frankie (Francesca) Valentine has recently lost her father and is finding her way back into living as a young adult, not a teenage caretaker with piles of stress. Her friend Jane and her are supposed to have a girl's vacation at the music festival SXSW, but plans change. Frankie ends up happening upon an older man named Darian who has crippling guilt and past tragedies weighing him down.

36 year old Daria
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Emma Scott
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've read this novel in various stages of its evolution, but honestly, it was pretty clear it was a solid read from the start. The fact that I know this author personally doesn't change or skew my opinion of her writing, except to say that I can see so much of her in it. The precision with which she chose every word, the charm inherent in the pages, and the wit and intelligence of the dialogue are all reflections of the author, unintended though they may be.

Frankie is exactly what the blurb stat
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~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
Jan 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, favorite-hero
This book was so good! I can’t believe its Robin Hill’s debut!

Darian Fox, Darian Fox how I love thee! He’s been through so much, my heart bled for him. I can’t imagine experiencing that type of pain and surviving. I really liked that he’s not your typical alpha. He’s a normal guy and I loved him for that. That doesn’t mean he wasn’t special cause he so is! I fell in love with his heart, his strength, his kindness and his love for Star Wars.

Frankie was amazing! I want to be her BFF. I liked tha
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Renee ❤️My heroes are ordinary
5+++++ Stars!!!!

This is EVERYTHING I want in a book, and I couldn't have loved it more!

I laughed, I cried, I SWOONED, and my tummy twisted in the most delicious way!

Waiting for the Sun is the story of Frankie, who's trying to come out of her shell and build a life, but until she meets handsome yet broken, intense yet sexy Darian, she doesn't realize what she's missing.

And it's the story of Darian, who, after a tragedy in his life and years of not really living, meets young and vibrant, beautif
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Paige
I laughed. I swooned. I raged. I swooned. And I really liked this book.

Frankie and Darian meet at a hotel while they’re both in Texas for a concert. Frankie alone on her own for the first time finds that she doesn’t have a hotel room after her best friend had to go back home. Stranded, she figures she might as well find her way back home as well. But in steps a good samaratian. Darian has an extra big hotel suit and asks Frankie if she’d like to use his extra room. Something about her drew him
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Diana
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love when I jump into a book, without knowing very much about it, and I am sucked into the story from the very beginning. Waiting for the Sun is a debut novel by Robin Hill, and I am so glad I read this little gem.

This story is about a young woman, Francesca Valentine, who meets and falls in love with a successful businessman in the music industry, Darian Fox. At first, it is a “friends with benefits” relationship, but when emotions get involved, everything gets complicated. Darian is struggli
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Lisa Aiello
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs-tbr
I am floating on a happy, blissful cloud right now! So full confession...I read this book in pieces as it was being written and this is my first opportunity to read it in it's completed form, and it's like I'm reading a whole new story (side-eyeing Robin, because there's a lot of stuff in the finished product that I don't remember happening). I loved Frankie and Darian from the very start, but now I love them even more now, if that's possible. Frankie is simply perfection. She is smart, self-awa ...more
Josiane
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
My review is based on a beta version of this book so the final version may be even better!

Frankie is taking a break from the doldrums of her life and stepping out of her comfort zone by going to a music festival with her best friend Jane. Nothing goes as planned and destiny takes over. That's all you'll get from me about the story LOL

Oh yeah.. and there's a guy and maybe a hot hookup.. maybe

This story is rooted in reality. While the characters and events are fictional, their actions and reaction
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Marley Jacobs
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
(Warning this review contains an excessive use of parentheses and stray profanity.)
The first thing I read by Robin Hill was a review of H.A. Robinson’s The Pebble Jar - and my immediate thought was: damn, this girl can write! My second thought was: gotta get The Pebble Jar (p.s. so glad I did, that book poked holes in my heart!) This is all by way of saying, when I discovered Robin Hill was an author with a book in the queue, I was all over it. (I mean shit, if you can hook a girl with a review
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Na
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

"Be the butterfly, Frankie. Spread your wings and fly."

When I started Waiting for the Sun I had no idea what was coming for me. It's a wonderful, heartbreaking, refreshing story which touched me deeply. At about 37% into the book I had to write to the author assuring me that I won't leave the book heartbroken with a cliffhanger because this is going to be a two part duet.

The first time my heart broke was with the epilogue already. We don't get the full story then, but it's obvious what
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Shannon Moore
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Looking through my notes after reading this book, I'm a little surprised that I don't have much to get picky on. More than anything, I have a list of things that I liked about the book. For instance, I liked how both the hero and heroine are unintentionally connected by Annie. I liked how the hero could come off as both hot and cold. I liked that there were little texting exchanges to open each chapter. I thought this created a nice balance and gave us some insight and another angle on what was ...more
Fabi
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, cr, published-2018
I do a few beta reads each year.  I keep the number to a minimum as they are time consuming. When I asked Robin to take a peek at her WIP and she handed me the first three chapters, I FLIPPED!!!

"Robin, OMG this is so good!  Robin, OMG I love Frankie!  Robin, publish!  Robin, publish! Robin..."

*blush* Sorry Robin, I know I was a little annoying. ;-)

But now that other people are reading it, they are seeing the same thing I did.  This story is epic.  It sets the bar for every modern romance novel.

T
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Jasmine
***Actual rating: 2/5 to-be-continued Stars***
”But you’re drawing a line with one thing and crossing it with another. I don’t know what to think.”

I picked up this book with high expectations because the synopsis was really interesting to me and I thought this would be a swoon-worthy romance. Well, it turned out to be something totally not my cup of tea. I understand for some people, this book is exactly what they consider an unputdownable contemporary romance or at least a successful piece
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Erica Lynn
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It’s no secret that Robin Hill is a dear friend of mine. I love her to pieces and I’m not ashamed to admit it, but that doesn’t change my thoughts on this book one tiny bit.

I’m usually not a fan of this brand of romance, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I mean, no filthy talking men running around with their testosterone on display for any and everyone? What else can there be?

And then Robin showed me.

Waiting for the Sun has so much heart. So much soul. So much beauty.

Darian has gone through gut-
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Grey
Jan 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
The anxiety I had prior to reading this story, it was *real*. I'm talking sweaty palms, generalized nerves, pretzel tummy before I'd even cracked the proverbial cover. Speaking of, did you catch that? Pretzel tummy??? *squee, that was for me!!!* Ok, fangirling aside, I had some serious reservations going into this book. It's always difficult for me when I read a book by someone that I "know". I pride myself on always giving a 100% honest review and won't sugarcoat things or water down a review j ...more
Donna B
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ahhhmazing!!

Oh my heart!! So many feels right now. What an emotional journey. I love this book! Darian and Frankie’s story touched me on so many levels. I felt their connection and chemistry instantly .They are both struggling with loss, grief, guilt and uncertainty. Frankie is so relatable to me and Darian is everything 😍. The storyline is fantastic and Robin’s writing style is awesome . Incredible debut by Robin Hill❤
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Tessa
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Review to come. Just LOVED it!

Alright, when I sat down to read this, I was hopeful but wary. New author and a person I like is usually a recipe for disaster. I mean, what if I read it and hated it? Thank God that wasn't the case.

This book has everything I love. Quirky characters, a true build into a relationship, and real feelings that don't feel forced. You can tell the author has been in the areas she spoke of, and nothing felt off. The angst was real and the humor had me snickering throughou
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Sarah
~*~*~*~*~IT’S LIVE!!! ~*~*~*~*~

It's going to be hard to keep this review spoiler-free, but I will give my best effort. This book, a debut effort from Robin Hill, has one of the most gorgeous covers I've ever seen. I hate to admit that I've chosen to read a book based on its cover, but when a cover is this unique and has obviously had so much thought and consideration put into it, you know what's inside will match, and match it did.

Frankie may be young, but she has encountered circumstances in h
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Melody Kimmons-Allen
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Waiting for the Sun

First off, I'd like to congratulate Robin Hill on her first novel. It was AMAZING! Also, today is release day, sooo congrats on that, as well. I'll be dialed into Emma's Entourage just trying to soak up some of the magic in the air. I was very surprised to learn that you not only have great taste in books, but you're also a very talented writer. Congratulations Robin!<3

WFTS is a quirky and unique love story between the beautiful and hilarious Francesca and the handsome and
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Jean
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ahhh.....I have so much to say, but I'm going to try to keep it short and sweet!

This book.....so great! It has everything I look for in a story.....my emotions ran the gamut.....happy, sad, anxious, heartbroken, just enough angst for my heart, and yes, some sobbing too!

Frankie (Francesca). What a great h! She's someone I'd be friends with and she is looking to find her way in life after the death of her Dad. Her best friend, Jane, is a huge support to her throughout. But when Jane has to leave
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Melanie A.
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-favorites
4.5 STARS!!

Waiting for the Sun is the very definition of what a romance novel should be! Its pages were filled with humor, feels, and good old-fashioned love. It was such a pleasure to read!

So immediately upon getting my greedy little electronic hands on this one, I read the prologue . . . and my smile slipped a bit. Not because I didn't like the writing - to the contrary, I LOVED the writing. But because the hero's backstory is not a happy one and I was going to have to psyche myself up a bit b
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Michele
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: forever-faves
This review will contain GUSHING praise - be fairly warned! 😉

Seriously, I simply adored this book!!! Waiting For the Sun really spoke to me. It’s totally “my jam” because I love books that make me feel invested in the characters! I’m completely 100% invested in Darian and Frankie!

Darian and Frankie have each experienced tragedy in their lives. They meet by accident (or fate if you’re a romantic like me) and Darian helps Frankie out when she’s in a predicament. They become friends and then lover
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Emmy
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, 5, loss, nare, music, top-reads
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“Baby, I met someone.”


I am kaput.

This book had the terrible misfortune of being next in line after one of those books. You know, the ones that make your head explode? Considering that and the fact that this book still took my breath away, tells you exactly how much I liked this.

I never would have guessed this was Robin Hill's debut novel. The writing was wonderful, I loved the storyline and the details (music references, the setting) and the characters (both MCs and SCs) were phenomenal, land
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Stacie
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Solid 4 "Flight" Stars!

I liked it a lot. This one dragged a bit for me in the middle. But the beginning and ending were really great. Darian and Frankie are easy to fall for. I liked them both. Now for the wait... Happy reading!
Cathy
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
you want to read this!!!

This is what's called an unexpected gem! I wasn't sure what to expect going in but from the prologue I knew Darian's story would be distressing. I knew he was damaged, broken down by loss but watching him fall in love with Frankie against his will, fighting against his own happiness was heart breaking.

Francesca is both fiercely independent and yet vulnerable. I loved this character, she challenged herself, knowing that she has a tendency to hold back. She opens herself t
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