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


The Upside of Falling (Book #1)

Available June 21st


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.

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The Upside of Falling is literally just that. It’s the up’s of love and new romance. Rory and Colby are our couple who meet and can’t help but fall and be drawn to one another. Rory comes from a family where she’s desperately needed. Her life is in Colorado with her family, and nothing will ever come before that.

Colby is in training to go off to flight school for the US Air Force. His dream since he can first remember. Colby hasn’t had an easy life, but the skies are only thing that bring peace to his calm, broken heart. He has no time for party life, and certainly no time for girls.

Rory is the kind of girl who fixes people. She’s kind and generous, there for everyone always, she senses the broken-ness in Colby the moment she sees him. She can’t help but be infatuated with him. Colby is a loner, with no time for distractions. But laying eyes on Rory lights something up in him for the first time in years. Rory pursues him relentlessly, wanting to get to know him and chip away at his armor. Together they explore what first love is about; falling quickly, taking time to learn about one another through a sweet, whimsical romance. Wrapped in each other however they can’t help but feel in the back of their minds Colby’s uncertain future in the Air Force looming over them, and Rory’s inability to live her own life from her family. Will their romance come to an end sooner than they thought?

Rory and Colby’s chemistry I thought was off the charts in this book. The Upside of falling was seriously a 6 star read. I have never given 6 stars before but I freaking cried so damn much my eyes are swollen. I cried happiness for Rory and Colby’s sweet love, I cried tears of laughter at their silliness together, and I cried tears of sadness during Colby’s flashbacks, and during Rory’s worries for the future. And for her brave actions that could cost them their love. By the end of this book I was so emotionally invested in Rory and Colby, I felt their love in my soul so when I came the end of the book I was shocked, and devastated that after reading that super unexpected twist, I didn’t even want to look at the second book. But my heart ached for the characters and to know where they wind up and I pushed forward….I don’t want to include spoilers but by the end of the 2nd book things will come into perspective, and work out the way they’re meant too…


My Rating: An amazing 6 star read!

6 starfish



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!

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