I have been #teamcolby from the start. I absolutely HATED Stryder and his relationship with Rory. I still do. I had to grit my jaw any time those two were mentioned in this book. But I am so happy that Colby gets his happily ever.
I relate so hard with Ryan. So hard. It actually tore me up emotionally because of how much I related to her. She's a hopeless romantic, always on the outside when it comes to love. Her best friend just got married and is now about to have a baby. Everyone else around her is in a relationship or about to get married. And all she wants is to love and be loved. She wants it more than anything and is sick of not being good enough for any of the men that she dates.
And I feel that. I feel it so much. I cried a couple times during this book and the next because I just felt her pain. It starts to grow worse as she slowly starts to fall for Colby and she knows that she can never have him because he's in love with another.
I love how Meghan Quinn keeps us guessing throughout the book about who is going to end up with Colby. Since there are chapters in Ryan's point of view, I would think it would be her, but when Sage enters the story, I'm no longer sure. And maybe she'll do what she did with the last duet and make the whole next book about Sage. Just because it's in Ryan's point of view the majority of the time doesn't mean she ends up with him.
This is definitely my favorite duet of the two. I hated the last book because of Stryder and how he ended up with the girl. That's a whole other story, though. I am just so happy that Colby gets his chance at love. I couldn't put this book down, I was so engrossed in the story. And his friends are great secondary characters.
Definitely one of my favorite books for the year. I love Colby. I love how strong he is, how caring he is, how loving he is. I want a man like Colby in my life.
Just like with the last book, Meghan Quinn put me through the wringer with Ryan's internal thoughts of how she's not good enough for any man and how she's never going to find love. It seems everyone else is finding their happily ever after and she's about to lose her best friend to a marriage that she so desperately wants to be a part of. I feel it. I feel that. I relate to that. I finished this book and threw myself a pity party because my biggest wish is to find a man that will treat me like any of the characters I read about. To be loved and be someone's number one. I may only be 23, but it seems that everyone around me, just like in Ryan's life, is getting married and having babies. I might not want the baby part, but I want the marriage, the perfect life, the soulmate. I. Want. It.
I couldn't put this book down, just like with the last one. I was so invested in Colby and Ryan's story. And you know what, I hated how the last duet ended, because I was so pissed that Stryder basically encroached on Colby's girl, the supposed love of his life. But now I'm glad that Colby and Rory didn't end up together, because Colby and Ryan are perfect together. And Ryan is working on being on the left side of perfect while she becomes Colby's right side of forever.
5 Star Review by Lorena of The Left Side of Perfect
I am still reeling and my heart is still trying to sow itself back together after reading this duet.
Colby and Ryan -- oh my gosh, I don't even know where to start!
Ryan has had insecurity issues all her life, all thanks to the snob of a mother that she has. She's always had issues and has always tried to look perfect because that's what was instilled in her from as long as she can remember. Her father always told her she looked beautiful no matter what, but not her mother. Kids in school always made fun of her and bullied her. But now as a grown up, she was gorgeous and always tried to look "Perfect".
When Ryan and Colby end up together after their best friends' wedding, they hit it off quickly and decide to spend that weekend together. Even though Colby didn't want anything to happen between them because they were "friends", it still happened but that's all it was, a one-night stand.
They left it as is and moved on with their lives. Ryan stayed in Colorado and Colby went back to Las Vegas. But three months later, Ryan gets a job offer in Las Vegas and she can't refuse it. She wants a clean slate and a fresh start and where better than Las Vegas right!
She never thought she'd run into Colby, but she did and their friendship evolved from that point on. They were each other's rock, they confided in each other and hung out all the time. But when Colby drops a bomb on Ryan that he wants to marry his girlfriend, Ryan realizes that she's in love with Colby.
Their friendship becomes strained from that point on because Ryan can't cope and deal with the engagement, but she refuses to let Colby know how she really feels about him because she thinks he's perfect with Sage.
This book, oh my god this book had me so, so sad even though I loved the friendship Colby and Ryan had, I always wanted more for them. I felt it in my bones that they were meant to be together. Sage was a great woman and she understood Colby, but she wasn't right for him.
I was so darn upset that their friendship couldn't evolve to more because Colby was too damn blind to see what was really in front of him, where he should be and with whom.
But no matter what, this book gripped my attention from beginning to end. I was 100% invested it and absolutely LOVED IT!
5 Star Review by Lorena of The Right Side of Forever
I think this Duet has been my favorite thus far this year!
When I finished The Left Side of Perfect, I didn't waste any time to jump into The Right Side of Forever. I felt that pull between Ryan and Colby and I just couldn't get enough of their story. I was anxious to find out how it was going to end.
Now that Ryan is with Colby you would think everything would be hunky dory between them. At least Colby thought so, until Ryan decides that she can't be with him because she has an illness, she needs to find herself and cure herself before she can even commit to the relationship with Colby, and that's if Colby waits for her.
But Colby is so in love with Ryan that he would do just about anything to have her. He'll wait for her for as long as it takes and he understands that she needs to do this in order to have a healthy and wonderful relationship with him.
Ryan seeks help and it takes her a while to finally love herself, to accept her flaws and everything that comes along with it. She has finally instilled that beauty is within and even though she has always been a beautiful person inside/out, she needed to find that out for herself.
The love between these two was so addictive and it made my heart swell to see how much they loved each other. It took them a while to realize that they loved each other and needed to be with each other.
My heart broke for Ryan and how she felt about herself and for how she went through men, men who didn't appreciate or love her and she always wondered why, why couldn't anyone love her, until Colby but she couldn't accept that he would love her since no one ever did.
I just thought this was such a beautiful, beautiful story and the meaning behind it is so true for many people out there, men and women alike. Meghan Quinn did an exceptional job with this 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!