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Silver Linings

(Ripple Effect Romance #2)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  341 ratings  ·  65 reviews
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 mu ...more
Kindle Edition, 172 pages
Published February 18th 2014 by HEA Publishing
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Katie W
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Each book in this series has a character or two who show up from a previous book. I kept looking for someone from Home Matters, aside from Drew, but didn't find them until towards the end, but it was perfect how they fit into the story.

Eden is such a nurturing, selfless person and most of her decisions are based on how it will affect those around her. She works at Silver Linings, a retirement home, and cares for a very sick mother. She's in a convenient relationship and although she wants more,
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
I really enjoyed the main characters in this sweet romance! The angst and conflict was perfectly balanced with humor and fun scenes. Great cast of secondary characters as well!
I really wanted to like this one, but I had some issues with the plot that made it hard for me to connect with the love story. Drew is introduced in the last book Home Matters when his character decides to give up all his wealth and start out on his own. His story picks up in this one when he arrives in Bridger, CO to stay with his best friend Jace. On his way there is gets in an accident and meets Eden (Jace's girlfriend) and they have...chemistry.

Okay, so for the majority of the book Eden and
Rachael Anderson
Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to read an earlier draft of this book--even before I'd finished writing Righting a Wrong. The story sucked me in from the get-go, and I couldn't put it down until I'd finished. The characters, the fun plot, the message--it was all so beautifully written. I laughed, I cried, and I sighed. But mostly, I smiled. I loved this book, and I couldn't have asked for a better prequel to Jace's story. Thank you, Kaylee!!!
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book!! We briefly met Drew in Home Matters and we learn his story in Silver Linings. When he first arrives in Bridger, Colorado, he has a string of bad luck so when he first meets Eden at the Silver Linings Assisted Living facility, he appears to be homeless. Drew has given away his trust fund and is here to spend some time with his friend, Jace, who happens to be Eden's boyfriend.

There was a lot of humor in this book, which I enjoyed. Drew and Eden had some funny encount
Julie Ford
Feb 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about this story except that I loved every-single-minute of it. Both main characters were kind and caring, and I just wanted them to be together. The secondary characters were equally as endearing. I mean, who doesn't love meddling old people? So much fun. This novella made me laugh and cry, and feel just about every emotion in between. Really great read =D
Feb 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Drew who we meet briefly in Home Matters gets his story in Silver Lining! We meet him under much different circumstances than we did two weeks ago in Savannah. Drew has cut ties with his wealthy, greedy, controlling and cold family from Denver. Drew is on his own on his way to Jace’s house when he hits black ice and crashes his new to him car. He finds himself walking to the first place that looks like someone is home and that is Silver linings. Eden works at silver linings and has made many fri ...more
Donna Weaver
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
This one is about Drew Westfall, a minor character briefly introduced in the first novella in the series, Home Matters. Drew is traveling to Colorado after he's given up his family fortune. He's looking for a new direction in life and at first, is like a fish out of water. When we meet him in this book, his luck goes from bad to worse when he crashes his car in a snowstorrm, is only wearing an expensive leather coat with dress shoes on while he wades through inches of snow trying to find shelter ...more
Kimber Wheaton
Mar 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

Silver Linings is the second novella in the Ripple Effect romance series, and it's every bit as enjoyable as Home Matters. Remember poor, disillusioned Drew from the cafe toward the end of Home Matters? Well, he has a staring role in Silver Linings. It's Drew minus the family wealth, prestige, and trust fund. Some people have to go to great lengths to find happiness, and fortunately for Drew, it's waiting for him in tiny Bridge
Apr 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ipad, 2014
Silver Linings is the second in this clean romance novella series. Drew showed up briefly at the end of Home Matters. Disillusioned by his parents wealth and power, he has donated his entire trust fund which numbers in the millions to Olivia and Pete's charity. He has left everything behind and traveled to crash with his friend Jace. An accident causes him to stumble into a nursing home where he meets Eden and a whole cast of fun characters who live at Silver Linings. I really felt like the medd ...more
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
Sep 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I sure am loving these books in the Ripple Effect series. Clean romance is one of my all time, favorite genres and this series is perfect for me. I love all these authors and these books leave me feeling happy.

Silver Linings was so sweet. The main character, Eden, has so, so much on her plate. Emotionally especially. Her mother is struggling with (and dying from) lung cancer. This especially hit close to home as my mother in law recently passed away with the same struggle. I could easily identif
Apr 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! It seems like I have read so many books lately that are supposed to be clean, but really they aren't -- so this series has been a breath of fresh air for me!

I love, love Drew and Eden! Drew has quit his high-paying job (working for his dad) and has given his trust fund (millions of dollars) away to figure out who he really is! He needs to know that people are more important than money -- and he couldn't find anyone better to show him that than Eden!

When he first meets Eden, he i
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was one of the MOST TENDER, SWEETEST, BEST contemporary romance books I have ever read.

Eden is giving literally everything she has to her mother and the seniors at Silver Linings Assisted Living.

Drew just ran away from is old life after giving is entire trust fund to charity. He is headed to his best friend's house until he can get back on his feet.

As luck would have it...Drew's car broke down just before he could get all the way to the friends house and he found himself being rescued at Si
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
This is the second book in the Ripple Effect Romance series. This book can be read as a stand alone, but for me it was fun to see a character from the fist book have his own happy ending.

Drew is disillusioned. He comes from a family of wealth and privilege. He faces a situation of letting an employee go who desperately needed his job. His heart tells him that it is wrong to put profit before people. Facing this emotional crisis, he decides to leave the family business and find a place and job th
Feb 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, lds-fiction
Read My Full Review: http://thebestbookontheblock.blogspot...

Here's me doing a happy dance for being the first one to receive a signed copy! Yayee!

Kaylee Baldwin is a fantastic writer! I enjoy all of her stories and will pretty much buy anything she's ever written. What's neat about this book is that it is part of a series. Kaylee did a great job of creating a great story and setting up the next story in The Ripple Effect Romance Novella Series (I can only imagine how difficult it would be to do
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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, luc ...more
Miriam Louise
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a great clean read. The character interaction was just what I wanted in a good book. Eden has sacrificed so much to take care of her sick mother. Drew is looking for a change of pace after watching his grandfather die. This book builds the relationship from the ground up.

The writing is well done, and the romance is just the right kind of sweet. If you love good clean romances, you should definitely read this book.
Feb 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
It comes out in less than a month! This book was a ton of fun to write. I played the Michael Buble station on Pandora the entire time and every time I hear: Save the Last Dance for Me, I'm going to think of writing this book.

Plus the residents who live in Silver Linings... by far the most fun I've ever had writing characters.
InD'tale Magazine

Kaylee Baldwin does an admirable job with introducing her primary characters in the first two chapters.

Read full review in the 2014 August issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Apr 12, 2018 rated it liked it
A sweet and simple romance. Honestly more like a 3.5 for me.

Nice characters -- including the side characters, who were just a hoot! The romance seemed to happen pretty fast (probably because this is a novella) but it was a nice romance.

I guess I'm more of a novel person than a novella person, LOL.
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful story

I loved the characters in this book, including the residents of Silver Linings. A heartwarming and excellent read in this series. On to book 3.
This was a sad but cute romance. I quite liked it (like 4.5 stars) until the epilogue. I hated the epilogue. Totally preposterous.
Sep 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the second story in the Ripple Effect Romance Novella Series, and I have to admit that I am very much enjoying with this series so far. They are each written by different authors who bring their own style, grace, and talent to this beautiful collection of sweet romances. What I love the most about this series is that after the first book Home Matters by Julie N. Ford, I saw glimpses of a few of the characters from the first book. The interweaving of these character’s lives is subtle but ...more
Angela Covarrubias
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
I absolutely enjoyed every moment of reading this book! I am going to admit something to you though. When I first started to read Silver Linings I didn’t realize this book was about Drew, who was in the first book, Home Matters. He was the that Pete met in a restaurant, and wanted to give his money to a charity. I guess that is why the books ‘should’ be read in order 1-6!

I feel that the author did a wonderful job of giving background information on the 2 main characters, Eden and Drew. Many book
Mar 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"She glanced up at him, and Drew's breath caught in his throat. The sunlight kissed her pale hair, skin and eyes, reminding Drew once again of an angel. She was so beautiful. So kind. And so taken."

Eden Toressi is such a wonderful character. Every now and then you come across a heroine in a book that can only be described as perfect. Eden spent her time giving of herself. She was taking care of her dying mom and she went out of her way to help the elderly patients at Silver Lining Assisted Livin
Mar 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-2014
The minute I finished Home Matters, the first book in this set of romance novellas, I couldn’t wait to get started on Silver Linings! I was enthralled by the first book, and I just knew the second book was going to be as fantastic. Drew, a character we meet briefly in Home Matters, unexpectedly finds himself in a small town he hates on arrival. To him it seems the town dislikes him as much as he dislikes being there. What he doesn’t count on when he literally stumbles into Silver Linings, is fal ...more
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Mar 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a cute light read. I love seeing Drew become who he really is even if he didn't see it. Drew was always a kind generous man it just got buried in family obligations. Obligations that he wanted so he could be close to his dad and because he loved the business but also he despised it because of the way business was handled where money was first. Once he rid himself of the trappings of money and walked away Drew was lost.
If not for working in Hotels what would he do? To figure that out, Dr
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Home Matters was a sweet story and so I did not hesitate about picking up the next novella in the series.

We formally meet Drew, who made a guest appearance in Home Matters, at not a very good phase of his stage. He comes from money but has given up his position in the family business, severed ties with his parents, donated his trust fund to charity and is now meeting up his best friend Jace as he needs to find a new direction in his life. Eden and Drew mee
Sep 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Eden Torresi's mother is sick. Sick enough that it's necessary for Eden to give up college and dreams and her house and come back to the little town of Bridger Colorado to pay bills and care for her mom. She gets a job at Silver Linings, a care facility for older folks who have nothing better to do than dream their lives away and play matchmaker for their cute young caregiver. Her whole life is dedicated to making Silver Linings run and making life easier for her mom.

A blizzard blows Drew Westfa
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