Silver Lining by Aleatha Romig

Silver Lining

Posted on October 12, 2022 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 3 Comments

Silver Lining by Aleatha Romig is the first book in her new series, Blurred Lines. It’s a spinoff of her Sin series. This installment gives us the story of Lena Montgomery. A woman who fought hard to make her mark in the business world and has become a force to reckon with. In this reverse age gap romance, Romig penned an engaging and suspenseful story. A story which shows that love sees beyond our imperfections and accepts us, flaws and all.


Silver Lining by Aleatha RomigTitle: Silver Lining
Author(s): Aleatha Romig
Series: Blurred Lines #1
Published by Romig Works on October 12, 2022
Pages: 382
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Suspense
Source: Author
Format: eArc
Purchase: Amazon|Audible
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne FlameHalf a Flame

“Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~ Rumi
Lena Montgomery’s time and energy is spent making her dreams of wealth and power a reality, no matter who she leaves in her wake. She’s taken risks, climbed the ladder, and doesn’t intend to take a step back. The last thing on her mind is blurring the lines with a man ten years her junior. It’s not her mind that wants to break her own rule; it’s her body.
Are you ready for Lena’s story?Hold on tight.Have you been Aleatha’d?
From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a brand-new age-gap, forbidden romance, contemporary romantic-suspense novel in the world of high finance, where rules become blurred.
*SILVER LINING is a full-length stand-alone novel

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Lena Montgomery has taken the business world by storm. She pulled herself out of a position of weakness into one of power and she makes apologies. A hardworking woman with no intention of slowing down and who had no interest in long-term romantic entanglements. Then came the unexpected entrance of Chandler Thompson, aka CJ, into her life. Soon Lena is breaking her own rules and blurring the lines with the handsome hunk twelve years her junior.


Lena Montgomery first appeared in the Sin series and since then, her character intrigued me. I wanted to know what drove her and the events in her past that helped to shape her. Silver Lining delivered all that and more. Lena is a strong, confident and intelligent woman. On the surface, she appears cold and calculating. However, persons who have the privilege to dig deeper will discover that beneath the cold and calm exterior lay a vulnerable and self-doubting individual. These traits came to light in Silver Lining.

One cannot help but to like Chandler. He knows what he wants and will fight tooth and nail to achieve it. He is highly intelligent, and it is this intelligence which aided him to achieve success. It was this very success that place him in Lena’s path. Chandler maybe 12 years younger, but one could never tell. His level of maturity, coupled with his intelligence, made him the perfect match for a woman like Lena. He helped her to recognise that she was more that her past. He wanted to be with her and he was determined to prove to her she deserved love.

Leana and Chandler shared an undeniable chemistry. They were in tune with each other. Several times she tried pushing him away, but when it mattered most, she trusted him to keep her safe. I love how she ignored the attempts of others to cast doubt in her mind about his character.

In addition to the romance, readers are treated to some suspenseful moments. A situation which leads to rapid page turning and sessions of guessing who is behind the nefarious activities. For a moment, I thought I had my finger on the pulse of the whole situation, but I guessed wrong. I was close to an extent, but I was off in the villain’s identity. I enjoyed this aspect of the story. However, its closure was abrupt and lacked some key elements, which left me pondering a few things.

Silver Lining provided a stunning start to the Blurred Lines series, and I look forward to see what more Romig has in store for her fans. Fans of passionate age gap romance served with suspense will want to pick up this latest offering Romig. Not to be missed.


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About Aleatha Romig

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life! Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat. In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016. In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT. Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America.  She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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