I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Left Side of Perfect by Meghan Quinn
on 30 August 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Military
Source: the Author
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The Right Side of Forever by Meghan Quinn
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I don’t even know where to start. I was going to review the books separately but I can’t, I’m a mess. This was my first time reading Meghan Quinn but it certainly won’t be the last.
This is gonna be so jumbled up and I’m not going to be able to do these books justice but I really loved reading these books. I also really loved Ryan. She was a broken beautiful character and she might not have seen it but she was also extremely strong. I loved Colby and Ryan together but more than that I really loved Ryan and wanted to see her get her happy ending.
Lets start at the beginning, when we first meet Colby Brooks in left Side of perfect his best friend, Stryder and Rory (Colby’s ex-girlfriend) are getting married. At their wedding he meets Ryan (Rory’s best friend) again. Since they are the maid of honour and the best man, they spend the wedding day and the day after together. I loved the easiness that they had, their banter and push and pull between them was fun to read and I really liked them together.
Months later Ryan who’s a make up artist moves to Las Vegas for her job and ends up becoming best friends with Colby and friends with his friends.
I had no idea that this book would be about Colby and the women he fell in love with. When we meet Sage, she’s this really perfectly perfect person. She’s shy, sweet and beautiful and seems like the perfect fit for the quiet Colby. The exact opposite of Ryan, who’s loud and funny. I really liked both of them. Theres no bad person in this love triangle that you feel like hating because they genuinely nice people and you want to see them happy.
Somewhere along the way, you see how comfortable Sage and Colby are together but also how wonderful Colby and Ryan are together. They just become each others best friends like sharing secrets with each other that no one knows. Making the other talk about difficult topics and become without knowing each other’s person. Its like watching a train wreck because you see that they both have feelings but they are so oblivious to it.
At the end of the first book Ryan finally comes to the realisation that she’s in love with her best friend, the best friend who’s in a relationship and is moving forward with his life.
Colby is a great hero, he’s a pilot for the Air Force. And him in love was something amazing to see. He and Ryan had a very difficult childhood that felt scars on their psyche. Which is something he’s actively working on.
This is one of those books where I really don’t know what to say because its written beautifully and I don’t want to give away too much. The the author takes you on a journey thats filled with laughter, crying and love. loads and loads of love. I cried quite a lot because of Ryan, she hides her vulnerability from all those around her and seeing her happy at the end really gave me immense satisfaction.
There are issues of mental health, which I think the author did a very good job at displaying because often mental health magically becomes okay in fiction when you find love or are in relationship. It’s not the case, so I’m glad that Meghan showed it in a more realistic view of it. The only thing was I wish the therapy period had been longer because two months times isn’t really enough, it should have been longer.
I’m honestly really an not a fan of love triangles, I avoid them like plague but Meghan Quinn here does such a wonderful job here that I didn’t even mind it one bit. I’m was too engrossed in the books to think about anything but that I hope everything would work out well for everyone.
This review has no structure is driving is slightly crazy but I loved Ryan, Colby and Sage. I loved how much this duet made me feel. I loved the sweet, funny and the heartbreaking moments. I really adored the couple together and I really recommend anyone who’s fan of contemporary romance to give this duet a go. The characters so vivid and with different facets and the duet is very easy to get lost into.
This isn’t a review really its more along the lines me just repeating I really loved the book! Give this one a go ya’ll, you won’t be disappointed.