The Left Side Of Perfect – Release Day – August 30
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.
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.
The Right Side Of Forever – Release Day August 31
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.
Titles: The Left Side of Perfect and The Right Side of Forever
Author: Meghan Quinn
Series: The Perfect Duet companion to The Blue Line Duet
Genre: Adult contemporary romance/military
Release Date: August 30th and 31st, 2018
Source: E-galleys received from InkSlinger PR which did not influence my opinion
My rating: 5 stars for both
Quinn blew me away again with the emotions. Wow, this is going to be a hard review to write once again with no spoilers. Let’s just say that it is a different kind of story. You think that what will happen for Colby and Ryan might not be happening. And the way the blurbs above are written, they are very vague for what or who is going to get together, and who will be left broken-hearted, or maybe not broken-hearted. While this one again made me cry like the first two, in the end, I feel like everyone was able to come out on the happy side. I see that one more connection should have been made. And maybe there will be a third duet for that specific guy and girl. But who knows.
We really get to see Colby break out of his quiet, stoic, one-word answer kind of guy so much in this one. I loved the relationship between Colby and Ryan, even just as best friends. Having already been introduced to the hellish childhood that Colby endured, in this story we got to see just what Ryan was up against. And even if I didn’t have the same kind of issues with my family and home life, I totally got the way she felt about herself, and that is what hit me so hard and probably made me cry the most, when she was going through those things. One thing I really loved about the story is that the author made Ryan realize that until she could love herself, or at least like herself a little, she couldn’t really be the person that someone else loved, it wasn’t fair to that person. So she worked on it. But her working on it didn’t take forever, it was really a work in progress, and she knew when it was time to move towards her HEA with who she wanted and knew was her guy.
The tattoos were a neat idea as well. Plus, the whole titles philosophy, that Ryan is striving to be on the “left side of perfect”, that’s a great thing to think about and strive towards as a person, something I need to think about myself. Just as with the first duet, you will not be disappointed with this one. Highly recommended!
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!