Also by this author: The Mother Road
The Upside of Falling by Meghan Quinn
Series: Blue Line Duet, #1
Published by Indie on June 20, 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Military, Romance
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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.
“I could tell your touch was something that would wake my bones, lift me to a new level I wasn’t ready for.”
You guys….The Upside of Falling has become my absolute favorite Meghan Quinn book. It’s so raw, beautiful, devastating and uplifting. Sounds contradicting but it’s really not. It’s honest and true. From start to finish, I was captivated by both Colby and Rory.
Colby is a man used to regime that is focused on getting into flight school. That’s been his number one goal since he was a little boy and despite an upbringing that led someone into his life with nasty comments to bring him down, he’s been striving towards this goal. His best friend has always tried to get him to let loose and live a little bit more but he wasn’t interested. No distraction. Yet all it took was one time to allow something different into his life and he meets Rory. She’s a game changer. She’s the distraction he doesn’t want and didn’t know he needed.
Rory is such a gentle soul and the moment she met Colby, she felt drawn to him. Like she was made for him to open up to. She makes it her mission to crack that tough facade and figure out who he is beneath it. While he makes it tough, she doesn’t give up. Now these two are embracing a new relationship and learning to fall in love. It isn’t easy but it’s them.
I don’t think I can give this story the praise that it deserves. I don’t know how to articulate the amount of emotion and the connection I felt with these two. I wanted to be Rory’s friend. I wanted to be Colby’s friend. I wanted them to have an epic love. I just wanted everything for them.
Honestly, The Upside to Falling is an emotional story that speaks to my heart and my soul. It’s been a really long time that I’ve been so invested in the connection between the two main characters. If you want your heart to soar and to feel all the emotions, then you need to get this gem now. Don’t go into it with any expectations. Experience it from start to finish with a clean slate and let the writing guide your experience. It will be worth it.