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.
Gus is the sexy surfer-rock star that has an incredible heart and love for music. He is Kate’s best friend since they have known each other and being neighbors growing up has made them incredible close. Reading Gus’ part you can tell how much he truly loves his best friend and possibly in more than a friendly way. His band recently got a record deal and they go on tour while Kate attends college.
Keller is a sexy, smart, charming, and lovable; but Keller has a past of his own that keeps him at a distant from Kate for the most part. Keller works for the small town coffee shop which is where he meets Kate and quickly starts to fall for her without even talking to her. Being friends with Kate brings out the old Keller and the more confident Keller that just makes you fall in love with again.
I was so excited to read this book because of the recommendation I received saying that this was right up my alley, and boy was she right! I could not put this book down, every chance I got I had to keep reading to see what happened next. Reading about Kate and her friends will make you want to be a better person. The outlook on life she expresses shows you how to look at life and embrace what you have been given.
I highly recommend this book to everyone with a warning to be prepared of the emotional journey you will go on with these characters. This is a book you will read more than once. I give Kim Holden’s Bright Side 5 stars for the incredible journey!