The Review Tour For: THE DOWNSIDE OF LOVE by Meghan Quinn!
The Blue Line Duet
By Meghan Quinn
This isn’t a story about a love triangle. There is no triangle involved. This isn’t a story about an accidental pregnancy. Although having a baby with her . . . I would. This isn’t a story about lies and deception, even though at times I’ve lied to myself. No, this is my story. A story about sacrifice. A story about a man who fell in love with the wrong girl. A story I wish I never had to tell. This is a story about the true meaning of the downside of love.
In the The Downside of Love the story continues for Rory, Colby, Ryan and Stryder, and just as the first installment it's riddled with the same heartfelt emotion that'll have you near tears one moment and in full on swoon mode the next. This was such a heartwarming conclusion to the duet, the instant my eyes landed on the first page I was pulled right back into these characters lives, and once again completely wrapped up in every facet of it.
After the cliffhanger I wasn't too sure about what was awaiting me, but I have to admit Ms. Quinn worked some serious literary magic here, magic that had me completely mesmerized from start to finish. It's hard to say much about this beautifully crafted tale without giving important details away so I will just conclude my review with saying, if there is one story you read this summer, please make it this one, this duet will leave a serious dent on your heart, it's so incredibly moving!!!
THE UPSIDE OF FALLING – Release Day – June 21
Tucked away at the base of the Rocky Mountains lived a little boy with one singular dream: leave this broken and battered home and become someone. Be somebody’s hero. That boy was me—Colby Brooks. Except I’m not that same little boy anymore. My dreams might still be the same, but my reality isn’t. I’m smarter. Stronger. A man. And I learned a long damn time ago, the only way to achieve my dreams was to avoid distractions—at any cost. Focus. Resolve. Determination. But all it took was one single night. One night and my entire life…changed. One night had me colliding head first with the biggest distraction of my life; Rory Oaks. Smart. Charming. Beautiful. Rory changed everything. Quickly, my one-track mind started to bend. Each kiss faded decade-long dreams. And with one single incident, I fly off course.
Determination is Colby Brooks middle name, he has always wanted to be a fighter pilot, and there is no way that anything is going to keep him from achieving it. He has been the model student, absorbing every tiny detail in his classes, and letting no distractions stray him from his goals, he is so close to graduation, and one step closer to making his dream come true. But then his friends pester him relentlessly to loosen up just a bit and attend a party, and finally he gives in, it's one night, everything will be fine, he can handle it. But nothing could have prepared him for the gorgeous woman who comes crashing into his world and captures his attention, she is the shining example of the distraction that he has been trying to avoid. This instant connection they share is completely unexpected, and for the first time in his life he finds himself thinking of something other than flying, but it's a risk letting his mind stray from his goals, so he has to shut it down. Falling for her could be so easy, so he tries to walk away, but Rory is persistent and she isn't about to let him go so easily.
They have something truly special, something that could last a lifetime, but is it worth sacrificing his dream to have?
From the moment I started this one I knew I had discovered a story that was going to take me on the emotional roller coaster ride of my life, I went from moments of having my heart in my throat and blinking back tears, to times where I found myself blushing and smiling from ear to ear. I knew from the title alone that this one was going to put a squeeze on my heart, and boy did it ever, and then it left me hanging in limbo, with a sense of urgency to find out how life for Colby and Rory will all play out. I cannot wait to see what Ms. Quinn has in store for these two, I imagine that the roller coaster ride is just getting started, and I am excited to see where it takes me! Highly recommend this one, it's sure to grip you from the first page, and hold you hostage until the last!!
Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped. Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking. Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!