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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.
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!
Is any decision the right one? This is the question that kept running through my head as I was reading this.
The Downside of Love is the epic conclusion to the Blue Line duet.
I am still processing my feelings. I ran the gamut when reading. I was sad, I was angry, I was happy.
This story hit so many personal things with me, which in turn made me love and hate this all the more….
The locations: I lived in Colorado Springs for 12 years and I could picture the places and been to quite a few of them. I was in the military, I married a military man. I could empathize with Rory. I could empathize with all of them, but I chose differently.
The dynamic between the characters: I too had to make decisions and choices that seemed right at the time. But at what cost? Luckily I did choose correctly and I have been thanking my lucky stars ever since.
The true testament to this story is that I was so determined about what I wanted the outcome to be. I was so filled with angst and shaking my head and crying when I was reading. But being the brilliant writer that Meghan is, she changed my way of thinking, to see the otherside. Meghan flipped the script! I may not agree on the outcome, but I can understand it better and I could appreciate it more. And that in itself makes me love Meghan’s words even more than I thought was possible!
I am hoping, and praying that Meghan makes sure that all the characters get their happily ever afters! They so deserve it!
This duet proves that Meghan can write more than just funny, sweet romances. She can also deliver one helluva angst, tear filled, love story for the ages!
This is a MUST READ duet! This duet is amazing! This is definitely in the running for my best of 2018 reads! Get your hands on this!