This isn’t a story about a love triangle. There is no triangle involved.
This isn’t a story about an accidental pregnancy. Although having a baby with her . . . I would.
This isn’t a story about lies and deception, even though at times I’ve lied to myself.
No, this is my story.
A story about sacrifice.
A story about a man who fell in love with the wrong girl.
A story I wish I never had to tell.
This is a story about the true meaning of the downside of love.
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.
Well! Everything is right in the world again. I’m crying happy tears. As you know The Downside of Love is the second part of a duet. I’ll be honest at the end of book one The Upside of Falling I was heart-broken. I could not wait to dive into the second book because I was dying to know what happened to the lives of Rory, Ryan, Colby and his best friend Stryder. At the same time, it took me a bit of courage to continue because I was afraid I might harbor bad feelings for one or two of these characters. Something happened … it’s a big spoiler so you just have to read it and find out. My thought at the time was that there aren’t enough excuses in the world to justify what was happening between two people. Let me make it clear though there is NO CHEATING, NO BED HOPPING, or LOVE TRIANGLE … so you don’t have to worry about that …
Meghan did a amazing job with the characters. As I read their journey to find love which is rocky and full of ups and downs, I am convinced that what happened with these two were meant to be. Friends who lean on each other through difficult time eventually developed romantic feelings for one another. It’s also a bit of “I love someone but that person loves someone else” … They both tried hard to stay way but the undeniable chemistry, the strong bond, and the love they have for each other triumph over any spectacles. The heart does not choose who to love after all. In the end, it was faith that bought them together. My only concern is that when Rory finally explained her reasons … I felt she was a little too “matter-of-fact” about the whys and the hows given the deep love she had for him, and also knowing how he still feels about her. I love Rory though – she is a very sweet, caring, nurtured, compassionate person but I thought her affection for “him” was misplaced – because “he needed someone”. He did need someone desperately and I am completely sympathetic to the choices they BOTH made at the time … This is just my personally opinion though … In the end, everyone got their happy endings they so deserved. Meghan did a brilliant job of taking care of every single characters. Everything happened for a reason and the world is as it should be. And guess what? Looks like we are going to get more … The epilogue gave us a promise for Ryan’s love story and I could not be more elated for the TWO of them 🙏❤
The Downside of Love is another raw, angsty, stunning, emotional read. It’s a story of friendship, finding oneself, soul searching, sacrifice, and the pursuit for love. The writing is phenomenal – I was completely consumed by her words from beginning until the end.
This duet completely stole my heart 💜 Best of Meghan’s work in my humble opinion 🙏
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!