About The Downside of Love
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.
NOTE: THE DOWNSIDE OF LOVE IS THE CONCLUSION OF THE BLUE LINE DUET, DO NOT READ THIS BOOK WITHOUT READING THE UPSIDE OF FALLING, FIRST!
*Breathing deeply* … OK, I’m going to start with that I definitely will have the unpopular opinion when it comes to this duet. Guys, I wanted to love this duet so much, but I just couldn’t quite get there. But I didn’t hate it, some things worked for me and some that didn’t work for me. After finishing The Upside of Falling, I was left in a state of being angry, extremely torn and heartbroken, and just darn nervous for the conclusion. After getting through The Downside of Love, more than anything, I wished this wasn’t a duet, I think I would have appreciated the stories and characters so much more if they were just standalone. It has taken me days to not only get through this book but to write this review. I had to read books in between to just calm the eff down before I dove into this one.
Another thing about writing this review is that I have to keep it spoiler-free, which nearly feels impossible. There’s so much I want to say, but can’t. I was so torn by the end of The Upside of Falling, my heart was so broken, I was questioning how the heck we’d get a happy ever after. I was still fuming during most of this book and it almost made me not want to read it, but I had to, I was completely hungry for the ending. You’ll feel everything as you make it through this story, this duet tells two very different stories and that’s why I wished it wasn’t a duet at all. It’s true, you’ll be on the emotional ride of the century and Quinn does a phenomenal job with her storytelling, there’s no doubt about that.
Did I like all the characters? No, absolutely not, but yet again, didn’t hate them either. I wasn’t on board for a couple of the characters reasons for some of their actions. And that seated heavy on my mind for the entirety of the story. As much as I tried to get past that, I just couldn’t… However, one of the characters was redeemed and I just loved him by the end.
I definitely went through the wringer with Downside and still wishing so hard that this wasn’t a duet (if you can’t tell as I’ve mentioned this a few times). We get two different stories, both emotionally filled, your heart will break and you’ll be conflicted the entire time. Despite any rumors or spoilers you might have read, read this duet and give it a shot with a COMPLETELY OPEN-MIND, I may have had such an unpopular opinion, but this duet could definitely be for you.
Despite my opinions, true and true, Quinn did a flawless job with these characters and bringing all of their stories to life. It was so hard for me to write this review because of my hangups with this read. I was left in a bit of a book hangover and just need all the happy and funny reads to get me through the next week.
CHECK OUT MY REVIEW FOR THE UPSIDE OF FALLING, THE FIRST BOOK IN THIS DUET!
About The Upside of Falling
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.
Meet the Author
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!