The Blue Line Duet
By Meghan Quinn
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.
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The Downside of Love is the 2nd book in the Blue Line series, after being left on what felt like a cliff I couldn’t wait to get stuck into this book, taking you on Journey filling in all the gaps that you patiently were waiting for.
These 2 characters were portrayed perfectly, you got to know their weaknesses and strengths within themselves and each other. Meghan did not let us down in the heat department of this book, their chemistry was off the charts and being in denial was fuelling it even more.
“The downside of love is heartache and uncertainty, but the upside of falling is finding an everlasting love that will carry you through a lifetime of happiness”
Firstly, this book was not what I expected, Meghan gave nothing away as to how and who this story was going to be about and that was a great way to go into the book. I don’t like to give much away about the plot because if I say 1 thing it will ruin it for anyone who was as excited as I was. The best description I can give you is that if you loved The Upside of Falling, this book will not disappoint.
Personally, I cannot fault this book, I felt the connection to the characters straight away and I didn’t want to put it down, which is probably why I finished this book in 1 sitting. I know this review was short and (hopefully) sweet but I don’t want to ruin it for you, you will thank me later. I cannot wait to see if there will be a 3rd book as were left with a little Easter Egg surprise.
Writing Style: 5/5
“Sometimes falling in love isn’t all its cracked up to be, 5 stars”
I won’t lie after the first book in this series I had a book hangover like a mother trucker, and now I feel complete. The story ended up being so much more than I expected. Quinn took a turn I wasn’t expecting and even though it left me a little pouty I still enjoyed it from start to end. Quinn set up little signs in book one that I never saw until they were pointed out in book two and it was brilliant. I can’t wait to see if she does anything else with this series.
Sometimes falling in love isn’t all its cracked up to be, or at least in Stryder’s case it wasn’t. See he did the unthinkable, he fell for Rory. Sweet, sweet Rory who is off limits to him. Then things start to change between the two of them. Will he be able to act on his feeling or will his guilt get the better of him?
Rory has been in love and in the end, it hurt. She did the right thing letting the man she loved go, but that didn’t make it any less painful. Now she’s picking up the pieces and when an old friend needs her help she acts. Rory is a fixer by nature, but what happens if helping a friend out turns into something much more?
I think what I loved most about this series is it was big on if you love someone be willing to let them go if its what’s best for them. The series as a whole shows different kinds of love and how it evolves over time and it was refreshing. You for sure need to read this series, you won’t regret it.
ABOUT 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!
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.