I’ve read quite a few of Briar Prescott’s books now and loved them all, but Rare is my absolute favorite! It had such depths and sadness in addition to the sweet and heartwarming second chance romance that I read it feverishly in one sitting, hoping for the HEA the main characters so deserved.
This adorable, gripping and heart-warming m/m romance had such wonderful characters with flaws and secrets, and tough attitudes trying to cover their insecurity and vulnerability. Alex Ellison is the spoiled rich brat, who never takes anything seriously and who keeps getting himself into trouble. When his father finally has had enough and sends him off to community service in a wildlife center in the middle-of-nowhere in Oregon, Alex never expected it to be the best summer of his life. He never expected to meet someone like Noah Price, who could see right through his attitude, who would make him feel valued and special, and who would make him open up and start to trust other people. He especially never expected to fall in love. Nor did he expect, when he finally was brave enough to reveal his most vulnerable self for a chance of true love and happiness, to have it all taken away from him.
I rooted so much for both Alex and Noah from the very first moment and my heart ached for them in their struggles. They were both such wonderful characters, with depth and flaws, and their chemistry was just amazing! I loved the way Briar Prescott captured the suppressed feelings and longings, and how she made us readers come along on Alex’s and Noah’s journey to finding themselves and coming to a decision what’s really worth living for.
All in all, Rare was such an addictive, emotional, poignant and sweet second chance romance about first loves and finding your forever that was both heartbreaking and heartwarming. I can’t recommend this book enough!
Thank you to the author Briar Prescott for providing me with an ebook copy! All opinions are my own and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
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