Silver Linings by Kaylee Baldwin
Drew Westfall wants nothing more than to forget what he had to do in the name of "smart" business. Cutting off all ties with his parents—including handing over the entire contents of his trust fund to a charity—he takes off for Bridger, Colorado where his best friend has an extra room for him. It doesn't take long for him to realize that his business degree won’t do him much good in a town as small as Bridger, but he's broke and has nowhere else to go.
Eden Torresi has every reason to wallow. Not only did she have to sell her house to pay for her mother’s medical expenses, but she also had to drop out of school and is in a relationship with a guy unwilling to commit. But Eden isn't the wallowing type. Instead, she chooses to spend most of her time taking care of the seniors at Silver Linings Assisted Living. When she learns that her boyfriend's new roommate is down on his luck, her caring nature makes her want to reach out to him and offer what help she can. But the more time they spend together, the more complicated things get, especially when the seniors of Silver Linings decide to play matchmaker.
My Review: Drew Westfall is getting out of the family business. He's the son of the owner of the Westfall hotels and he's not proud of what he did when he was working for his father. He takes the contents of his trust fund and gives it to a charity, and heads out for Bridger, Colorado, hoping to make a clean start and find a job. Unfortunately, his car is not cooperating and he finds himself stranded, and not knowing how to find the home of his best friend where he had been planning to stay. He heads back to the town where he enters Silver Linings, a senior assisted living center, and meets the beautiful Eden. Eden happens to be the girlfriend of Drew's best friend. She works at Silver Linings, and tries to care for her cancer-stricken mother as best as she can. She's had to make lots of sacrifices in order to be able to pay for her mom's care, including selling her beloved grandmother's home, and dropping out of college. But that's just how Eden is, she's even willing to reach out to Drew and try to help him, just because he's the friend of her boyfriend. But when Eden's boyfriend refuses to commit, and Drew seems to always be there, anything can happen! Especially when some crazy senior citizens get involved...
I love the characters in this book, the whole idea behind this series is that one person has a Ripple Effect when they are kind to others. Drew was a very minor character in Home Matters who did an act of kindness for someone else, and then he gets his own story. I loved the characters of Drew and Eden, they are so well written that I felt as though their problems were my own for a little while. This was such a cute love story, I loved every minute of reading it and was so sad when it ended, luckily there are still 4 more of these Ripple Effect Romances to read.
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Author Kaylee Baldwin
When Kaylee Baldwin isn’t writing, she’s usually chasing after her four children, checking her email, trying to get motivated to train for that race she shouldn’t have signed up for, hanging out with her pretty awesome husband, and reading whatever good book she can find. She graduated from Arizona State with degree in English Lit. Her published books are Meg’s Melody, Six Days of Christmas (part of the All I Want collection) and Silver Linings.
The Ripple Effect Romance Novella Series
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Book 1: Home Matters by Julie N. Ford
Book 2: Silver Linings by Kaylee Baldwin
Book 3: Righting A Wrong by Rachael Anderson
Book 4: Lost and Found by Karey White
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