– 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.
Meghan Quinn got my heart ripped out when I read the first book Upside of Falling from the Blue Line duet. I honestly didn’t know how to proceed because I was as much as hurt as Colby and felt really betrayed by Rory Oaks. I didn’t know how to feel about the twist that’s surprised me at the end of book 1.
So when Downside of Love fell into my lap, I was prepared to lash it out and throw stones at the third party involved. But leave it to Meghan Quinn to make the story even more interesting. There wasn’t even a third party to get mad at with. I swear, I didn’t expect to fall for someone who’s been in the sidelines for so long and swoon over this latest twist in the story.
I gotta admit though that I wasn’t happy with Rory’s decision with Colby. After all those sacrifices she’s done, only to throw it all away wasn’t exactly nor ideally what I wanted in a female protagonist. She’s a fixer, a solver, someone who’s got the super hero complex who wants to save every damn thing or person she deemed helpless. My first impression of her in the first book slightly changed in the sequel and I feel bad about it.
But as the story moved on, my heart started to settle down and melt. Couldn’t believe I’ll fall again and sympathize with that broken man with a lonely soul. Couldn’t get him out of my mind. Couldn’t fathom the kind of cruelty he’d been through. Couldn’t stop my feelings from overflowing and demanding for his protection and love. Swoon!
I want to make this review as spoiler – free as possible, so I better stop right here. The only thing important I can impart right now though, is love is a many splendored thing. (Yes, just like that song!) It brings heartaches and tears and pain. It can also bring joy, hope and new beginning. Rory, Colby, Stryder and Ryan surely bestowed these feelings on me. Thanks Meghan Quinn!
“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.”
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!