ARC Review: The Downside of Love by Meghan Quinn

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ARC Review: The Downside of Love by Meghan Quinn
The Downside of Love

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: July 1, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: The Blue Line Duet #2
Published by Self Published
Format: eARC

“THE DOWNSIDE OF LOVE felt right from the start.”
~ Under the Covers

When I read the first part of this duet, something was off to me.  Some people said that they thought I would enjoy the second one more. 🙂  Well, I’m here to tell you that’s exactly what happened.  And this will be a hard review to do without spoiling it so I’ll probably keep it short.

Have you ever felt like there was something keeping you from fully connecting with a book and you can’t quite put your finger on it?  Then all of a sudden you have an aha! moment and it’s all so clear.  I had my aha! moment while reading the second installment in this duet.  Everything made sense.  Why I was loving this one so much more, and why the first one I had problems with.  THE DOWNSIDE OF LOVE felt right from the start.

I connected with this book in a way I didn’t with the first one.  I loved the characters, all of them.  I could sympathize with their pain.  I admit I wish some of the problems, which are serious emotional issues, would’ve been shown as addressed a little more in the end.  That’s my one complaint about this book.  It ends rather easily and simply.  And left me thinking: what about those issues?  Maybe some more time should’ve passed and had the characters come back a little more emotionally stable.  That might’ve been something I could believe in.

Even with that, this was a great story.  Addictive from start to finish.  I kind of just wanted to forget the first book ever happened and just think of this as a one book story.  But that wouldn’t work, would it?


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About Meghan Quinn

When I was in high school I occasionally read books but was consumed by other teenage things so I didn’t take the time to appreciate a good book on a cloudy day, wrapped up in a blanket on the couch, besides “The Notebook” I made time to read the heartbreaking novel.
It wasn’t until I received a Kindle for Christmas one year that my world completely flipped upside down. When looking for books, I came across the Contemporary Romance genre and was sold and I haven’t turned back since.
You can either find my head buried in my Kindle, listening to inspiring heart ripping music or typing away on the computer twisting and turning the lives of my characters while driving my readers crazy with anticipation.
I am currently residing in beautiful Colorado Springs where the sun is always shining and there is a trail waiting to be hiked on every corner. I share a lovely and warm home with the love of my life and my five, four-legged children.


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This is the second great review for this book that I’ve seen this week. I need this book in my life now. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Francesca!

Under the Covers Book Blog

Hope you enjoy it!


Glad the second book explains more.


Glad this one was a better read for you Francesca. Thanks for sharing your thoughts

Kathy Valentine

Awesome review Francesca!! Shared on all my socials!!

Amy R

Thanks for the review, I have book 1 on my TBR pile.


I have read the first of the duet, but not the second one . . . yet. I will say this; in the first one the author did a splendid job of setting up a seemingly intractable situation between the h/h. I am very interested in seeing how she will resolve it to get to the HEA. But in the meantime, I have a couple of other books that I simply must complete first. I have found that 600 pages about one couple is a lot to read straight through; thus I tend to break up ‘multi-parters’.