Review: THE DOWNSIDE OF LOVE by Meghan Quinn
Misty's 3 Star Review ~ Good Reads Review Link
Well shoot. I had high hopes for this one after reading The Upside of Falling. This was not what I was expecting from this book and not in the best way. When I started this book and saw who it was about I was a bit confused on what was happening and then it dawned on me. And then my heart sank to my stomach and stayed that way for the remainder of the book. I wanted to love this one. I really did but I just didn't.
The story is strong and the writing was good but the book as a whole just disappointed me a bit. This does show the messy side of life and love but the way it was shown in this book just broke my heart and never really put it back together. I found Rory going to the extreme other side of how I saw her in the first book. She went from what I thought was selfless to really selfish. Her love seemed based on fixing people when maybe she should have been working on herself a bit.
All in all a fairly solid duet. Even though this story wasn't what I expected or how I wanted things to go I sort of get it. I will read the next book but after the epilogue I just don't think I am as excited about it as I wish I was.
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.
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.
See MISTY's Review for The Upside of Falling
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!