Friday, March 22, 2019

Book Review: The Right Side of Forever

If you didn't see my review for The Left Side of Perfect which is book one of this duet, you have to do that and you have to read that before you can read this one. It's literally non-negotiable. It's really good and both of these books are really short, they would make a perfect vacation read or a kid-free weekend. Seriously. You will fly through these.

The Right Side of Forever - Meghan Quinn

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.

In this book we have Colby and Ryan, at a weird crossroads. We start the book with Colby engaged to Sage but neither of them are really feeling it. Ryan is feeling Colby and Colby realizes he's feeling Ryan. Alright?

Well Colby is in the Air Force and his assignment is changing so as soon as Colby and Ryan get their crap together, Ryan freaks out and decides now is the time to work on her. They separate, they do their thing and you have to read it to figure out how they wind back together. It's no secret that's what happens but the story is in the way that actually happens.

I really like Colby. He's a stand up guy who does anything and everything for anybody. I've liked his character in both books BUT I feel like he's lost some of his grouchy spunk that I kind of loved in book one, so that was kind of a bummer. My issue is and has always been Ryan. She's a hot mess. She couldn't be any  more of a hot mess. I understand where her issues stem from and I get that because I've been in that same boat. BUT! At the same time, grow the hell up. I say that with love. Grow up. Stop being stupid. She complains for a book and a half that she never has anything good in her life, she gets that, and says, "Nevermind, I'm going to do me"? Are you serious right now? I don't know. It feels almost like... she dooms herself. What if Colby had found someone and said goodbye? Would we have book three of Ryan doing the "nothing good happens to me" storyline? I don't know. She is just a really tough character to like for me.

With that said though, I did like this book and the duet. I really enjoyed how quick of a read they both were, I really, REALLY like this author a lot, and I think this author does a really good job at writing a romantic drama and she succeeds here with no question. Also? Who doesn't love a story with an alpha male and a military background?! It's hot and the scenes between Colby and Ryan are hot, I wish we had a couple more. Worth it!

You need to pick this one up because it's a really good weekend read. Take it on vacation. Keep it in your purse when you're waiting to pick kids up, or a little getaway on your lunch break. It's a good read and definitely fast, you'll have a hard time putting it down.

But you need book one before you read this one!


Beth (Coffee Until Cocktails) said...

This definitely sounds like a good juicy read! Same with the first one! Sometimes we need that kind of good escape in a book!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Sounds like Ryan would drive me a bit nuts too, but that's great that you really loved both of these! And good to know they should be read in order. :)


Midnight Cowgirl said...

Sounds like a nice read :)