BLOG REVIEW : Black and White Flowers (The Real SEAL Series, #1) by Rachel Robinson
February 22, 2017
Title : Black and White Flowers
Author : Rachel Robinson
Series : The Real SEAL Series, #1
Release date : 2016
Rating : 4 Stars
Blurb : Carina Painter lives a life she created in between the pages of her bestselling novel. At least, that’s what she outwardly portrays. A heart-rending childhood followed by an abusive engagement leaves her broken in all ways possible. A chance encounter provides the fork in the road she so desperately desires. Navy SEAL Smith Eppington is fighting the war of his lifetime. One that isn’t fought with weapons and highly sought intelligence. It’s a battle to remember his past. The accident that scarred seventy five percent of his body, and stole the life of his best friend also seized parts and pieces of his memory. When an author asks to interview him for a fiction novel, he’s ready to pour his heart out no matter the cost. The friendship that blossoms between Smith and Carina is something extraordinary. It’s a living, breathing love story about finding yourself, change that is out of your control, grasping what you can, and letting go of everything else. In a twist of kismet, remembering could destroy everything, but fiction may be what saves the day. A friendship built on new truths and a relationship torn apart by old lies collide in a poignant novel by International Bestselling Author, Rachel Robinson.
Review : When I read Black & White Flowers by Rachel Robinson I found many things I could relate too. I connected to the leads on a very personal level and things that might have felt far-fetched to others I can only confirm to be correct.
I loved the beautiful development of their relationship as strange as it started the whole story felt totally real to me. Until a certain point … at that point I actually got upset with the author for disturbing this beautiful story with a plot string.
I thought I could totally not agree with – how could she change the complete genre of this novel so easily. I reread the whole part and yes I believed really she changed the genre of the novel – couldn’t she have warned me in the blurb I thought.
With those thoughts on my mind I went sleeping.
The next morning I heard something in the radio that made me reconsider my feelings.
Was that plot string really that far fetched?
And I had to answer to myself that it was unfortunately not that far away as I would have hoped it to be.
With those chapters the focus of the novel change slightly … It was not about only the leading characters anymore. Its hard for me to say more as it would give away parts of the plot and that is something I want to avoid.
Let me assure you that you will find a quite different kind of romance within the pages of this novel.
Be prepared for whiplashes in places where you least expect them …