Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Loving Dallas by Caisey Quinn Review + Giveaway


In the second novel in bestselling author Caisey Quinn’s Neon Dreams series, a country rock band and its members embark on the rocky road to fame and find love along the way.

Dallas Lark is so close to achieving his dream of making it big in country music that he can taste it. Arriving in Nashville after signing with sexy, successful manager Mandy Lantram, his life goes from tragedy and turmoil to one lucky break after another—except it isn’t really luck because Dallas has sacrificed everything for his career, leaving behind his band, sister, best friend, and high school sweetheart, Robyn, in the pursuit of fame.

Robyn Breeland is a successful marketing coordinator and promotions specialist for a thriving liquor distributor out of Texas. She loves every aspect of her job: coming up with new ideas, traveling, hosting promotional parties and exclusive events—until it brings her face-to-face with the man who broke her heart, prompting her to erect a steel cage around it.

When their paths collide and they’re forced to work together, Dallas and Robyn realize that the old spark they thought they’d extinguished might still be a burning


I should’ve changed clothes.

It’s the only thought I can hold on to as the cabdriver drops me in front of Rosa’s Diner, a small fifties-themed place tucked between a run-down hardware store and an all-night pharmacy.
For God’s sakes, I still have my Kickin’ Up Crazy tour sponsor pass dangling from the Midnight Bay lanyard around my neck.
Nice, Robyn. Very sexy.
I yank it off and shove it in my purse knowing that I should not care about being sexy. This is just pancakes with an old friend. An old friend who might not even show.
Just as I whip out my compact to check my makeup, I see him out of the corner of my eye. Dallas beat me here, probably because I took a twenty-five-minute detour of indecisiveness. Snapping the compact shut, I pace for a few minutes.
It’s not a big deal, Robyn. Stop acting like a teenager having lunch with the varsity quarterback. It’s just Dallas,” I whisper-yell at myself. “You’re being ridiculous. Cut it out.
I close my eyes and take a deep breath. I don’t know why, but it feels like this particular decision is much grander than it warrants.
It’s pancakes. He’s a friend. No big.
But as I open the diner door and a bell chimes overhead, his eyes meet mine and the moment feels monumental. I check the steel cage I erected around my heart the moment I learned he was going to be on this tour. Seems fairly sound, no major breaches so far. That I can feel anyway.
I give Dallas Lark the best I-am-so-over-you, this-is-totally-casual-and-it’s-all-good-in-the-neighborhood smile that I can.
His answering smirk tells me that one thing definitely hasn’t changed—even after all this time.
I’m still a crappy liar.

There are two things that I really love in life:  country music and second-chance love stories.  In Loving Dallas, it has both!  
Loving Dallas is the second book in Caisey Quinn's Neon Dreams series!! These books follow the lives of Leaving Amarillo band members.  The first book was about Dixie and Gavin.  This book is all about Dallas Lark and Robyn Breeland.  This book starts right where Leaving Amarillo ended; where Dallas is now going solo on tour without his two band members. This is all due to an evil manger and personal problems with Gavin that are still left unsolved. Dallas Walker (name change) is now the new hit country singer and is touring with the hottest country singer: Jase Wade. As Jase Wade's opening act, he never thought he would come full circle with his first love, Robyn.  Robyn works in the PR department of Midnight Bay which does the promotion work for Jase Wade.  Dallas and Robyn have a past they never really got over.  When they have to work closely, they decide to meet up and talk about the past and give each other the closure they both need. 

Dallas and Robyn cannot fight the sexual tension between them and they start to see each other behind closed doors.  When a little surprise comes out of the blue, Robyn must find out what she needs to do and how to let Dallas know.  All Robyn has ever wanted was for Dallas to be successful and living his dreams making and playing music. Towards the end of the book there is some crazy angst that will keep you on the edge of your seats. Then you will be cheering loud for Dallas and Robyn!!

Overall, this is a fantastic FIVE LEAVES book!! If you are a fan of Caisey Quinn, country music, and second-chance romances, then this book is for you!! I loved everything about this book; form the hot cover to knowing that Gavin's book will be out next!!


Caisey Quinn lives in a suburb outside of Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She wears cowgirl boots most of the time, even to church. She is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series and writes New and Young Adult books about country girls finding love in unexpected places. 




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