Meghan Quinn’s latest release The Blue Line Duet is a completely different perspective of love.
It’s difficult writing a review without any spoilers so the first couple paragraphs are gonna be a short description with links attached to the cover reveal of both books.
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The Upside of Falling (The Blue Line Duet #1) shows love as an instant connection. It’s fast and intense with the perfect touch of drama.
The Downside of Love (The Blue Line Duet #2) shows a more grown up love, a mature one. It represents a love that could last a lifetime.
There are three main characters:
Rory: female character, outgoing, positive, charming, strong with a very real perspective of her plans in life.
Colby: male character, closed off, quiet and very focused. His dreams are clear and he’s completely focus on making them a reality.
Stryder: male character, funny, extrovert but with a dark side that pulls him down and prevents him from becoming who he desires to be.
The first book, The Upside of Falling, tells the love story of Colby and Rory. They connect since the first moment they look at each other. At first, Colby wants nothing to do with Rory but her perseverance gets through him. They exchange letters and it’s so lovely 😍. However, there’s not a happy ending for them. Colby’s dream of becoming a fighter pilot gets in the way, and although he thinks of leaving that behind because her, Rory doesn’t let him, knowing making his dream come true is more important and if he denied that he’d regret it later.
The second book (The Downside of Love) is the love story of Stryder and Colby. Stryder and Colby are best friends, they’ve been together since first day of Air Force Academy. However, Stryder didn’t make it so he couldn’t become a fighter pilot. That puts him in a bad position, drinking problems, solitude, distancing himself from everybody, Colby above all of them. Rory and Ryan (Rory’s best friend) found Stryder and help him, letting him sleep at their houses commuting. Rory and Stryder start to develop a friendship, even though Stryder has always been in love with Rory she starts feeling something when she gets to know him. It’s a love develop through good and bad times. And when Colby knows about their relationship, OMG, new side of him completely different. However, Rory and Stryder get a happy ending. You can see a more mature love but also a friendship.
Also, we’re getting a third instalment The Left Side of Perfect. After finishing this duet you’ll be left in love but also heartbreaking. Everybody deserves a happy ending. So Colby you’re next 😉.
Through both books I was hooked from the beginning. The first one was a more classical romance book, but the second one was a complete puzzle that I had to build. Always wondering how it would end. So worth reading.
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!