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.
"...the upside of falling is finding an everlasting love that will carry you through a lifetime of happiness." Unless of course you fall for a man who is always in the clouds. Giving a man his freedom is in my opinion, the downside."The downside of love is heartache and uncertainty.."
Meghan Quinn leaves no uncertainty in the Upside and Downside of her definition. Apparently, Meghan and possibly the voices in her head (the characters), aren't on the same page or even book as my pathetically hopeful heart. Am I punishing the author? Probably! I sent her at least 30 messages- so yeah, I'd say I'm punishing her.
What I need to say though is that this duet is worthy every year, fear, and heartache. Despite your wishes for this tale, it will give you all the highs, the lows, and the gut twisting guilt. The fear and pain of being in love and afraid of the alternative.
The Downside of Love will make many of you happy, a few upset, but everyone goes home with a smile and maybe even a weird look. (You will understand that once you finish it!)
Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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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.
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!