Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Silver Linings by Kaylee Baldwin (Review, Giveaway, Tour)
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.
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.
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I really enjoyed SILVER LININGS by Kaylee Baldwin. It was a sweet romantic book that brought forth characters from Home Matters, the first book in the series. The first book centered around a home improvement show and while it brought out some of the snarkiness in some people, it managed to bring out the best in a few others, and that is what we see in SILVER LININGS. This is the story of Eden and Drew.
I don't want to give away the plot so I'll say that the writing was good, the characters lovable, and this books leaves you anticipating the third book. I love a book that has romance and humor in it. You just know things are going to involve funny stories as those around the characters try their best to bring these two together. I invite you to hope aboard the love train and pick up book number three and join us for the tour. I'm giving SILVER LININGS five stars.
“It’s almost eight on a Friday night. Why are you still here?” Maud asked with her usual abruptness.
Eden wouldn’t meet her eyes. “I had a few things I needed to get done.”
Maud snorted. “You’re hanging out with the octogenarian crowd after clocking out.” She placed a hand on Eden’s arm. “It’s pathetic, dear.”
Wanda elbowed Maud. “It’s not that you’re pathetic, but you should be out with that young hunk of yours instead of hanging out with us.”
Eden sighed. Her social life—or lack thereof—was one of the things Wanda and Maud loved to analyze and discuss. Whether Eden wanted their input or not.
“You need to make time for him,” Maud said. “And he needs to romance you.”
“Sweep you off your feet,” Wanda said.
“She’s right. There’s been absolutely no feet-sweeping.”
“No passion,” Mrs. Kipper called from the corner, still holding her romance novel. “Is it too much to ask for a little passion?”
Eden’s face grew warm as the entire room—with the exception of Mr. Wilmot, who wouldn’t be distracted from a puzzle even if the whole room were filled with passionate couples—stared at her.
“We’re not teenagers,” she defended. And she didn’t need passion. She needed someone to pass the time with on the weekends. A reason to go to her old house. A friend.
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