NEW RELEASE!! The Perfect duet by Meghan Quinn ~ Sarah A’s Review

For better or for worse,’til death do us part . . .

The better captured me; she’s who stole my heart. 

And made me realize I couldn’t live without this woman.

The worse of her took my breath away–kicked me when I was down and twisted me into a million knots.

 When I first met her, I thought she was someone I would never see again. 

The second time I ran into her, it was a random coincidence.

The third? 

I didn’t know it at the time, but she was the girl I was going to marry.

 But life isn’t always perfect. You have to take the better and the worse–even if it means giving her up, having her slip between your fingers, and letting her walk away. 

 I’m getting married. 

This is forever, ’til death do us part.

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I know I should write a comprehensive review of this book, so I can tell all you beautiful people why you should read it, but I am reeling so hard right now all I can think about is diving into The Right Side of Forever.  The Left Side of Perfect was completely different than what I had imagined it was going to be going in, and I think that is part of the reason I’m so discombobulated as to what to say to convey how I feel about this book.

Freaking-A man, this book was rough.  I know, I KNOW how I want things to turn out in one moment and then five seconds later I’m convinced it should go the other way.  Meghan Quinn is tearing my heart in two because she has given us two beautiful – but VERY different – love interests and I don’t want to have to choose one.  Maybe a sister-wives scenario would be the best choice; Vegas isn’t THAT far from Utah. 😉 Honestly, though, I’m so incredibly invested in Colby’s happiness, I’m not sure if I care which woman he ends up with, as long as they all eventually get an HEA.

The characters in this book wonderfully developed and all seem so perfect for one another, both as friends and as more.  Each one of them brought their own strengths and weaknesses to the table and found a balance to filling each other’s missing pieces and highlighting their assets.  I fell in love with all three of the leads and know, no matter how this all ends I’m going to be a little bit heartbroken in the end.

The Left Side of Perfect is the first book in Meghan Quinn’s Perfect duet.  The series is a single story told in two volumes, and you have to read both books for the complete story.  Though I haven’t read it, this duet is a spinoff of Ms. Quinn’s Blue Line duet, these books do not need to be read before starting this story, but I definitely am interested in Colby’s history with Rory and her and Stryder’s love story.  The Left Side of Falling is written in triple first-person perspective, narrated by Colby, Ryan, and Sage.

Meghan Quinn has been hit and miss for me.  I appreciate her heavier fare, and how she incorporates a little light humor into them but her romcoms are not for me.  I now know which ones to pick up and which to pass.  She has a fabulous way of playing with emotions and manipulating her readers into pulling for people and relationships they maybe shouldn’t and making it impossible to choose which outcome is the best for all the involved parties.

In sickness and in health, to love and to cherish . . .

It sounds so simple, to love someone unconditionally.

To give them your heart.

So why is she slowly eating away at my soul with every unanswered phone call, every unread text, and every door left unopened?

 She said yes, and yet, in order for her to be with me . . . I need to let her go.

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This book!  Gah!  I loved it, so much.  It was perfect in its message and delivery, in the way the relationships developed and changed, and how it illustrated what a healthy, loving relationship could look like in several different forms.  The Right Side of Forever was a beautiful conclusion to Colby’s story, and I am ecstatic about how everything worked out.

I can’t express how much I loved Ryan’s growth and healing arc in this book.  I always harp on books lacking those elements and Meghan Quinn did an excellent job of providing an essential and cathartic restorative journey for her.  As much as I loved the love story in this novel, this storyline was my favorite part of the book.

Colby was fantastic in this book, of course, he had moments where he was a bit of a jerk, but it only served to make him more human and accentuate how wonderful he was the rest of the time.  He was understanding and loving to both Ryan and Colby throughout the story, and his compassion when they were each suffering was a thing of beauty.

The Right Side of Forever was a lovely story delivered exquisitely.  There were so many more things at stake in this book than its predecessor, and the handling of them was respectful and delicate.  I was blown away by how subtly Ms. Quinn had set up Ryan’s storyline and the struggles that overtook her, then how she carefully and therapeutically she resolved it.

The Right Side of Forever is the second book in Meghan Quinn’s Perfect duet.  These books are one continuous story and must be read in order.  The Perfect duet is a spinoff of her Blue Line duet, that duet does not need to be read first, but I do feel like I would have appreciated reading it first as I missed some of Colby’s backstory.  The Right Side of Forever is written in triple first-person perspective, narrated by Colby, Ryan, and Sage.

Meghan Quinn blew me away with this duet.  Of the books I’ve read by her, this is her best work to date.  It was such an interesting and multi-faceted story told in a delicious way.  I read both books in a day, and I’m salivating for more.  I’ll be checking out the preceding duet and hoping there is another one coming for a couple we started seeing sparks between in the Perfect duet.

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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