REVIEW – THE UPSIDE OF FALLING (Blue Line Duet,#1) by Meghan Quinn


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.


*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

With a soul so devoted to doing the right thing, he’s irresistible to me. My heart beats wildly for him, seeking the rhythm of his love.



Meghan Quinn is one of my top favorite romantic comedy writers. I crave everything she writes. When I saw the title of each installment of the ”Blue Line Duet” and the book covers, I knew that this was going to be my first endeavor on the serious side of this author. I have to say while I was extremely excited because I LOVE Meghan Quinn’s books, I was also a little bit nervous. I wondered if she could deliver if the story was missing her signature humor. By the time I got to the end of ”THE UPSIDE OF FALLING” I was left heartbroken and speechless. The only silver lining is that the next book is due out in a couple of weeks, so that’s not much of a wait!!




Colby Brooks and Rory Oaks are two lovers who were destined for heartbreak from the start. If they had known how cruel love would turn out to be, they probably should have cursed the night they met at a mutual friend’s house party. Colby is in the Air Force Academy and he’s just a few months away from having his dream come true, which is to make it into fighter pilot school. Rory is a beautiful distraction that he can’t afford at this point in his life.

Try as he may, he’s no match for Rory’s tenacity because from the moment she lays eyes on Colby she is determined to become a part of his life. When an inevitable romance takes flight between them, they’ll realize the mistake they made in throwing caution to the wind. His life is going to be leading him far from Colorado and her life is very much planted where she is in their hometown.

However strongly they may love each other and want a forever, it’s just nearly impossible. One would have to give up their dreams or the other would have to abandon their loved ones.




Is their short time together destined to end and be nothing but a fond memory? Well, let me just say, I was thinking this was a pretty decent and angsty love story till we get to that crazy heartbreaking cliffy! My jaw nearly hit the floor! I’m glad I’ve got only a few days to wait till I can see how it all plays out for these two star-crossed lovers.

Here are my overall ratings

Hero: 4.5
Heroine: 4
Plot: 4.5
Angst: 4
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

THE UPSIDE OF FALLING is currently available!

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