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

The Upside of Falling (The Blue Line Duet, #1) by Meghan Quinn
Release Day: June 21, 2018 
Publisher: Self Published 
Genre: Adult, 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.


After devouring Meghan's By the Numbers series this year, I've been dying to read more by her. Therefore, when I heard about The Upside of Falling, the first in her new Blue Line Duet, it instantly became one of my most anticipated reads of the summer. I couldn't wait to see what she had in store for us this time. 

The result? While the The Upside of Falling is certainly a large step away from the By the Numbers series content wise, it's still just as readable and addicting. Emotionally gripping and deeply romantic, The Upside of Falling shows just how rewarding as well as devastating a fall can be. 

The Upside of Falling introduces Rory and Caleb, two twenty-somethings randomly thrown together one night. Rory's talkative and sweet. She has the ability to make just about anyone talk. The only expectation? Caleb. Caleb is dark and dreary, but there's something about him that makes Rory want to try harder, and it was easy to understand why. For how quiet and off-putting Caleb's attitude is, there is something that makes you want to know more about him, and it's more than just the sexyness that radiates off of him. He has a tough exterior but there's something soft and lovable about him below the surface. 

I found Caleb and Rory to be likable characters. Did I agree with every decision they made? Of course not, but for the most part it was easy to root for them, especially when it came to them being together. I loved seeing them mesh together. Rory was the "light" and Caleb was the "dark" and together they became something in between. I loved seeing Rory push Caleb to talk, to open up, to face his past. She's a good person. 

The Upside of Falling primarily focuses on Rory and Caleb's romance. I will admit that it started off smelling a lot like insta-love, but Meghan still managed to make it believable in the long run. I think she perfectly captured what it feels like to be taken aback by someone. Rory and Caleb were thrown together by fate. They probably wouldn't have meet otherwise. While there wasn't any real reason for them to cross paths again, they both worked together (willingly and unwillingly) to make that not happen. I also liked that Meghan included more to the story than just romance. Rory and Caleb also deal with their fair share of personal problems - most of which broke by heart into little pieces - and Meghan did a great job in using these to not only further the story but also further the development of their characters. I won't say too much other than that, but darn, there was some tears that occurred at certain moments here, especially when it came to Caleb. 

There is one thing I wish there was more of here: humor. Every books I've read by Meghan so far has featured a large amount of humor, and while I understand this was a more serious book than her past ones, I still wish there were slightly more funny scenes. Sometimes you just need a laugh to break up all the seriousness! 

Overall, The Upside of Falling is perfect for fans who love a book about random meetings and will-they-or-won't they love, but prepared for an insane, "oh-my-goodness-what-just-happened" ending because this one is certainly that and more! I can't wait to read The Downside of Love. Thank goodness it comes out in less than a month!

4 stars!! 

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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