Review: The Upside of Falling (Blue Line Duet 1) by Meghan Quinn

The Upside of Falling (Blue Line #1)
by Meghan Quinn


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.


My heart just got smashed into a million little pieces.. I cried a lot, screamed, sniffed and wailed. Meghan Quinn, how could you do this to me? 😭😭😭😭😭

Colby Brooks has always wanted to fly and be there up in the skies as a fighter jet pilot and make his daddy proud. But life always seemed to have a way to crash all his hopes and his dreams took a nose dive when he lost his father. He vowed to be someone worth looking up to (literally) and be a hero without getting sidetracked- meaning, no girls, no lovelife, no commitments, no distractions.

Rory Oaks came into his life when everything was about to unfold and make his dreams come true. He couldn’t deny the attraction he felt the moment he met her, but damn all hell if he would pursue his feelings. No, Rory was a distraction, someone he ought to forget and never to think about at all. Rory shouldn’t be flying on his radar, shouldn’t short-circuit his brain. Colby needed to erase her from his life and stop wanting her.

But he can’t stop. 😍😍😍

Remember when I said I didn’t want a distraction in my life? Well, here you are, fifteen miles away like you said, and you’re always on my mind, distracting me anyway. I want to tell you to run away, to leave me alone, to forget about me, but for the life of me, I can’t.

Rory Oaks got a lot on her plate but had always seen her glass half full. Caring for a brother who needed special care had always been her top priority, and her fear of moving on distracted her from living her life. When she met Colby , she was intrigued by his aloofness, lonesome tendencies and indifference. She shouldn’t be that involved with someone who didn’t want anything to do with her. She needed to let him go.

I hope you’re enjoying the spritz of perfume and the very bold kiss on the bottom. I read up on how to write a “soldier” a letter, and almost every old -time letter used to have perfume and kisses, so I figured, why not?

But she can’t stop.. 😍😍😍

And…. I’m flying with feelings! I can’t believe I let Meghan Quinn stab my heart from the beginning and still had me reading while sobbing in the end. I told my brain and heart to stop torturing myself. I can’t stop! ðŸ’”

But mind you, I didn’t actually cry all the way the end of this book. Colby’s grandfather made me smile and laugh out loud, specially with this text:

Roses are red, planes are grey, please accept this emoji bouquet. 🌺🌻🌹🌷🌼🌸💐

I swear all the stars in the sky just fell down on me as I smiled at Gramps’ sweet moves on how to win a girl back. He’s just tooooo cool!!  I love him already!!

I’ve read somewhere that this is probably one of the best duets ever written, and I definitely agree 100% to this statement. I think I’ve fallen for Colby Brooks a hundred times in this book, whether he was talking as a 10 year old, or as a future fighter jet pilot. Either way, this guy really got to me and all I ever wanted from the start was to keep him in my pockets near my heart and never let anyone hurt him. I want to protect him and stay with him forever. Colby is practically a saint!

And Rory, Rory, Rory.. This girl with a big smile and a bigger heart. I love her guts, her willpower and her audacity in life. Meeting Colby was definitely the best moment in her life and doing that first move made me admire her more. Those love letters being exchanged by both parties had me tearing up and smiling like a telenovela viewer. She’s such a darling, I tell you. And her dedication to her brother… She could just replace Mother Theresa in the selfless category.

Until that twisted end that nearly gutted me and had me bawling again and again. My heart hurts, tears formed around my eyes and a sob narrowly escaped me. God, why torture me with that kind of twist? WHY???

The upside to falling for someone is never being alone. 


Meghan Quinn… first time I read her book, she already made a big impact on me. Her writing is impeccable, her words are lyrical and poetic, her characters gave so much of themselves that readers couldn’t help but fall for every one of them. Quinn is now my new queen of storytelling and I can’t wait to read more of her books. I am so looking forward to reading her next book The Downside of Love.



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