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Lissa's Review: Bright Side (Bright Side #1) by Kim Holden


REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: Do Epic, LLC RELEASED: July 4, 2014 GENRE: contemporary romance LENGTH: 391 pages FORMAT: ebook, paperback, audible

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Secrets.

Everyone has one.

Some are bigger than others.

And when secrets are revealed, Some will heal you ...

And some will end you.

Kate Sedgwick’s life has been anything but typical. She’s endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (there’s a reason her best friend Gus calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong-willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. She’s also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks.

They both feel it.

But they each have a reason to fight it.

They each have a secret.

And when secrets are revealed,

Some will heal you …

And some will end you. FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS

Bright Side is such an amazing, emotional story. I just loved it. Bright Side had been on Kindle for over two years. I was nervous, plain and simple. I knew from word of mouth, that it was the ugly cry book. I don’t read blurbs or reviews. So it sat there. Until I decided now was the time. I would have no idea how much this story would affect me. Katie was just this amazing soul. She found the Bright Side to life, even when she was struggling herself. She thought of others before herself. She saw beauty in things, that maybe no one saw. “She’s the poster child for positivity. She’s a freaking ray of sunshine. She doesn’t just look on the bright side … she lives there.” This story is heartbreaking and I never realized how much I could relate to this story. What Katie has, is what my aunt had. Just like Katie, My aunt was one of those amazing, one of a kind people. She loved her family, more than anything. I looked up to her and lost her. So when Katie is going through everything. It made me think of her, it made me think, did she have the same thoughts? I should have been there more. As much pain, as it brought up from remembering her passing. It really touched me. It's hard. Cause when you lose someone it's just final. You’ll no longer see their smile, hear their laugh and feel their hugs. I just hope she’s up there looking over us. Holden is amazing. She made us love Katie because who really wouldn’t? She’s a bright star in a darkened sky. So much could be said about this whole story. This has been read and reviewed many times. I feel like what I say can’t make a huge impact. But it means so much to me that she wrote such an inspiring, yet heartbreaking story. Life isn’t easy. Death isn’t easy. You just learn to keep going. Overall, Five Boundless Stars. It really deserves a million.


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