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The Left Side of Perfect

(The Perfect Duet #1)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  2,613 ratings  ·  396 reviews
The Perfect Duet is a FRIENDS to LOVERS contemporary romance with one epic twist that will leave you breathless and emotionally SATISFIED! Bestselling author, Meghan Quinn will have you on the edge of your seat, saying OH MY GOD what just happened in this epic, heart-felt and beautifully written romance.

For better or for worse,'til death do us part . . .

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Kindle Edition, 254 pages
Published August 28th 2018 (first published August 17th 2018)
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Oct 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Well ... darn :( I really wanted to love this book, but had the hardest time connecting with the hero.

Honestly the storyline didn’t pull me in, which was a bummer because I loved the MC is an active duty fighter pilot.

This is also my first read by this author and I really tried to get into her writing style. Pretty much f-bombs on steroids. It is definitely a scorching hot read, but way too descriptive for my personal taste.

Okay, so all I have done in this review is complain and whine. So why t
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

”To me, there is a left side of perfect. The right side of perfect is what society deems worthy of this title. It’s the kind of perfect you believe doesn’t exist, but in other’s eyes, it does. And then there is the left side of perfect, my favorite kind. That’s the kind of soul-bearing perfect, full of flaws and shortcomings. It's the most beautiful side of perfect…the imperfect.”

The right side of forever provides the relationship tha
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
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Here’s the thing, I officially crown Meghan Quinn as the Queen of owning my heart in this crazy book world we live in.

Why you ask? Let me say this, her writing, it captures me, it wrecks me, breaks me, beats me down and puts me back together. Her writing takes my heart hostage. These last few stories I have read by her, the Blue Line Duet especially, she completely screwed and manipulated my thoughts and feelings. So with saying this, Miss Quinn don’t you dare do that again in
Meghan Quinn
Aug 20, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)

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I don't want to give anything away! So I'm going to keep this simple.

This is an epic romance, one that will take you on one hell of a journey.
Your heart will bleed.
You will laugh.
You will swoon.
You will ask me WHY???
But in the end, it will all work out.

The Left Side of Perfect releases August 30.
The Right Side of Forever
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
Angst galore. Lost some sleep over this duet that's for sure. Don't read if you're not into love triangles. ...more
Kay's Blushing Book Reviews

The Left Side of Perfect & The Right Side of Forever Duet by Meghan Quinn
GENRE: Second-chance romance/Military Romance

Do you believe that certain people enter our lives at the time we need them the most, whether it be for good or bad and whether we notice it for what is at the time or not till way after, that those people are there to help us get to where we need to be, they shape us into the people we need to become?
Elle's Book Blog
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Release Date: August 30, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Military)
Actual Rating: 5+ stars

Every time Meghan Quinn writes a book I say to myself, "Wow, these truly can't get any better." And then she writes more books and I think "Well look at that, they do." The Left Side of Perfect is utter perfection. I loved the Blue Line Duet so much, but this one? Outranks it by far. Maybe it's the characters, maybe it's angst, or maybe my excitement. Either way, it stands apart from anything I have
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ⭐'s

I love when authors switch things up and don't write the same ol' thing as everyone else and that's exactly what Meghan Quinn did. Her writing captivated me from the start seeing how it had angst written all over it, how could it not?

Ryan (the heroine) is the maid of honor at her best friend's (Rory) wedding. She was asked by Rory to watch over her ex-boyfriend, Colby, as there was a bit of broken bro-code by his close friend, Stryder (aka the groom). (No worries as everything is good now.
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
This was everything I never knew I wanted! Meghan Quinn has written a truly unique book that will push romance readers beyond their boundaries and cause them to fall in love! What she's done with these duets is nothing short of impressive!

I honestly didn't know what to expect, so when you grab this book (WHICH YOU ABSOLUTELY SHOULD) prepare for the unexpected! It's emotional, messy, and so real. Prepare to fall in love!

What I Absolutely Loved:
Ryan – her character development and growth. She's o
Oct 08, 2018 marked it as dnf
I got to 4% and realized by sneaking a peek ahead that this story is not for me. Too bad because the covers are delicious.
Sentranced Jem
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I feel like every time, right before I'm about to start a Meghan Quinn book, I think to myself "How is this author going to ruin my heart now?". Now, I don't say that to be mean... Meghan Quinn's books always have an ability to creep up on you and slowly tear you apart... I guess, in a way, we all like to torture our heart and our soul hahaha

Full review + Excerpt link: The Left Side Of Perfect 

***5 ‘Stepping Stones’ Stars***

Truth #1: Technically there should be two separate reviews going up, and I had planned on doing that, but when you have book one and two on the Kindle at the same time and stopping to review book one before starting book two becomes physically impossible...well, you just let it ride.

Truth #2: This will be a vague and possibly/probably verbal vomity review.

Truth #3: I was kinda hesitant to dive into this one.

Truth #3 probably comes as no surprise to anyone who r
Meghan Quinn offers her fans the epic love story we were all waiting for. Smoking hot and reserved Colby Brooks is ready to embrace his happily ever after, but first he needs to see and understand the Left Side of Perfect.

In spite of his less than ideal upbringing and mostly negative feedback from his mother and step-father, Colby Brooks has achieved his goal. Becoming a fighter pilot was a dream he shared with his deceased father and grandfather. And now he wants more. He wants what his best fr
I was dreading this book, DREADING. I had all those scenarios playing in my head, and none of them was something I wanted. Turns out, I liked it more than I was expecting.

Anyways, girl 1 hasn't won me over (she's freaking annoying. I didn't like how she manipulated Colby into having sex with her, and how she invaded his privacy, especially when she pretty much begged him to talk about his sex life with girl 2 like wtf), so I'm team girl 2 (I'm a lost cause). But most of all I'm team Colby with H
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing


This is a such a hard review to write because I don’t want to give one single thing away. Bear with me.
This duet, like the one before, is going to gut you. Truly. It portrays the complexity of love and the hardships of friendship.

Everyone, for sure, needs a Colby in their life. As if I couldn’t be any more in love with this man! He has stolen my heart and soul. His compassion, love, is just everything single thi
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure when I started The Left Side of Perfect I would be able to make it. I mean, Meghan Quinn broke me with the last duet. It was totally unexpected and nothing I could have ever imagined in my wildest dreams. She took a huge chance as an author and it paid off. She surely wouldn't put us readers through that again, would she?

Six hours later with The Left Side of Perfect & The Right Side of Forever under my belt, I can happily say in this review that Meghan Quinn has written what is pro
Happily Mary After
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommendation appeared on USA Today’s Happy Ever After on September 4, 2018.

Meghan Quinn amazes me with her versatility to write both swoony, laugh-out-loud romantic comedies and deeply affecting, poignant love stories. The Perfect Duet, which includes The Left Side of Perfect and The Right Side of Forever, is the latter, and it is a heartrending and memorable journey in which a one-night stand between two lonely hearts evolves into a steadfast friendship and then gradually blossoms into an epi
Two things:
--Meghan Quinn is unreal
--Ryan better get the HEA that she deserves.
Jill M
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: men-in-uniform
Meghan once again pulled on those heartstrings. I wasn’t sure my heart could take another torturous ride. Colby deserved his happily ever after. She took us on a journey. Her words give you all the feels. This story is different and exciting filled with lots of angst and emotion. I laughed. I cried. I felt the happiness. I felt the pain and the heartache.

This DOES end in a cliffhanger and it will take you on an emotional rollercoaster. But it will be worth it. I had the pleasure of reading both
Xanthi patera
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
”To me, there is a left side of perfect. The right side of perfect is what society deems worthy of this title. It’s the kind of perfect you believe doesn’t exist, but in other’s eyes, it does. And then there is the left side of perfect, my favorite kind. That’s the kind of soul-bearing perfect, full of flaws and shortcomings. It's the most beautiful side of perfect…the imperfect.”
Red Cheeks Reads
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I fell in love with Meghan Quinn’s writing in her romantic comedies, and she has written some of my all-time favorite books. Her style is unique and refreshing, and the way she weaves punches of feeling into her amusing and sexy romances has never failed to entertain me. Then came The Blue Line Duet, an intense military romance, where she dropped the humor to focus on the emotion. It was a daring departure from her previous works, and it was wildly successful. That duet was positively
Anne OK
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-reads
I knew it wasn't going to be all blue skies and without some bumps. As Colby continues his search for happily-ever-after, readers are going to have to suffer the agony and heartaches. My thoughts are scattered from left to right and I have no idea which way the wind will blow. It's a mixed bag at this point and I'm not sure which one I prefer.

Leaving it at this until I've read the last installment.

Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 🌟🌟🌟🌟!! Awesome read!! I really like it... Starting next one ...asap
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Rate: 5 / 5 stars

I'm gonna keep this short because nothing about this duet should be spoiled, read nothing besides the blurb and go in blind from there.
I know that most of you who read or just heard about the Blue Line duet are very scared and upset but guys GIVE THIS DUET A CHANCE. I was scared too and believe me I was mad too about the events of the other duet, it still hurts but once you read this duet you will get it. I am astonished. I was not expecting to love this duet SO much. Honestl
Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
I received a copy and voluntarily left a review and all opinions are my own.

After reading Meghan Quinn's Blue Line Duet, I know that she is capable of ripping my heart out and making me fall for characters who will not end up together but yet her writing is so emotional and creative that she keeps readers everywhere coming back for more. So to say that I was feeling a myriad of emotions before starting the Left Side of Perfect is an understatement. I was so giddy to be back with Colby again, ye
Romance Readers Retreat
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Firstly I highly recommend you read The Blue Line Duet before reading this duet to better understand the main character and how his character has developed up to the start of this duet.
I had to read the blurb to make sure I was reading it correctly....Colby Brooks is getting married?? I thought I must of got my information wrong and this wasn't even Colby's story. I love Colby, he endeared himself to me so much in the previous duet and I so wanted to see him find his person and happiness so this
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Meghan, Meghan, Meghan - what are you doing to my heart?!?!

If you have been following Meghan's most recent writing adventures, then you know who this book is about. If you haven't, then you need to jump on board and see what the excitement is all about.

The Left Side of Perfect is the perfect beginning for this duet. It's the start of heartbreaking and emotional romance that will tear you apart and leave you breathless.

This book does end in a cliffhanger (one I had anticipated but still enjoyed)
Fiona Fog
Aug 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Not What I hoped for

I’m not going to lie, there were elements I loved in this story and then there were countless times I had to stop and think.

To me when I read a story I want that happily ever after, the commitment that goes wth it. But here I just can’t see the it. I didn’t like how Colby freely discusses he sex life wuth Sage. Too me that’s private. Sage was a likeable character but I don’t see how she was necessary to the story. You can see what’s going to happen and when nice characters ar
Sofia Lazaridou
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“To me, there is a left and right side of perfect. The right side of perfect is what society deems worthy of the title. It’s the kind of perfect you believe doesn’t exist, but in others’ eyes, it does. And then there is the left side of perfect, my favorite kind. That’s the kind of soul-bearing perfect, full of flaws and shortcomings. It’s the most beautiful side of perfect . . . the imperfect.”

^The quote above is perfect and it gave me an understanding of this book's title.

I haven't sworn this
Alecia (The Staircase Reader)

Omg, the hardest part about writing a review for a book which you love so much, is trying not to include spoilers. So with that being said, I've decided to take out the 'About the book' section and only give my thoughts on the novel. bare with me, my heart is still an emotional mess.

The Left Side Of Perfect truly describes how fate works in mysterious ways. I've loved Colby since reading the Blue Line Duet. I've always had a soft spot for him in my heart, especially given the harsh amount of hea
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