Review Tour: The Downside of Love 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.  


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The Downside of Love by Meghan Quinn is the second book in the Blue Line Duet.  This book picks up with the cliff hanger of The Upside of Falling when Colby looks across the way and sees the woman he loves with his best friend Stryder.  I love the Upside of Falling and could not wait to read the Downside of Falling because I yearned to know what happened to the characters.

Book 2 of this Duet takes you on a roller coaster of emotions, leaving the reader wanting to know how the characters will survive all of the obstacles thrown their way.  I loved that along with Colby and Ana, the reader was able to see into Stryder's mind and his thoughts behind him pulling away after receiving the news that he didn't get into flight school toward the end of book 1.

My review is vague as was requested by the author because let's be real, you don't want to know how this will end until you read and experience it for yourself. I promise that you will enjoy this book as much as the first and this story is one that everyone needs to read, as it shows the reader that sacrifices made for family aren't always the end of your dreams, that you can make room in your plan for love and that friendships support us and become the family that we may not have.

3 stars
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.   Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU  

The Upside to Falling is the first book in the Blue Line Duet and I need the second book like yesterday! This story of tremendous loss, of hurt, of dreams and of course of love is one that had me enraptured from the very first page and kept me intrigued until the very last page when I read “to be continued”

Colby was a tough nut to crack. He had a goal and he refused to deviate from it no matter what, until the night he met Rory and she slowly but surely burrowed into his life and his heart. Their love story is epic in a way that most aren’t, because it began over a distance and grew to be more than either one could have ever imagined.

Rory is rooted in Colorado Springs, with her family and her brother, who she helps her parents care for because he is non-verbal autistic. The bond between Rory and her brother is beautiful and to see how she makes him a priority of her life over her own dreams is inspiring.

But when Colby is accepted into flight school, achieving his lifelong dream and is stationed in Oklahoma, what does that mean for their relationship? How will they manage being so far apart? Are letter enough? Or is it the end? 

What a cliffhanger!!!!! I need to know what happens with these two...this is a must read! 
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! Facebook | Follow on Goodreads | Website | Amazon Author Page | Instagram | Follow on BookBub    

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