Thursday, March 5, 2015

Leaving Amarillo (Neon Dreams #1) by Caisey Quinn

Leaving Amarillo (Neon Dreams, #1)Series: Neon Dreams #1
Author: Caisey Quinn
Publication: March 17, 2015
By: William Morrow Paperbacks
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Nashville meets New Adult in Neon Dreams, a dramatic, sexy series from bestselling author Caisey Quinn, about a country band’s rocky road to fame—and the ambition, dreams, and love of the people who make the music.

Dixie Lark hasn’t had it easy. She lost her parents in an accident when she was young and grew up in a ramshackle house on a dirt road in Amarillo with her ailing grandparents and overprotective older brother. Thanks to her grandfather, Dixie learned to play a mean fiddle, inspired by the sounds of the greats—Johnny and June, Waylon, and Hank. Her grandfather’s fiddle changed Dixie’s life forever, giving her an outlet for the turmoil of her broken heart and inspiring a daring dream.

Ten years later, Dixie and her brother, Dallas, are creating the music they love and chasing fame with their hot band, Leaving Amarillo. But Dixie isn’t enjoying the ride. All she can think about is Gavin, the band’s tattooed, tortured drummer who she’s loved since they were kids. She knows he feels the connection between them, but he refuses see her as more than his best friend’s little sister.

Convinced that one night with Gavin will get him out of her system, Dixie devises a plan. She doesn’t know that her brother has forbidden Gavin from making a move on her-a promise he swore he’d always keep . . . a promise that once broken will unexpectedly change the future for Dixie, Gavin and the band.

*I received this eARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
 **Recommended for readers 18+ due to mature situations and sexual content**

Leaving Amarillo was my first Caisey Quinn book, but it won't be my last! 

What I Loved: That cover, these characters, and this story sucked me in and didn't let go until the very last page. And yes, I am THAT person who reads the Acknowledgements too.

Dixie is a fun, feisty, MC who holds her own with the guys, and she's passionate too; about her family, her friends and her music. One of those friends happens to be Gavin.

How I feel about Gavin...

For years, Dixie has harbored feelings for him and she suspects Gav feels the same about her, but has yet to act on them because of his loyalty to both the band and Dallas. Plus, Gavin isn't really a talker, he's more of a show-don't-tell kind of guy, so when he actually DOES talk, his words mean something. Oh, and about the "showing" part, let's just say the romance that sparks between Dixie and Gav is hot enough to melt your strawberry ice cream! 

I had so much fun reading this book even if it did yank on my heart-strings---hard!

What Left Me Wanting More: THAT ENDING THOUGH! I need LOVING DALLAS like yesterday!

Final Verdict: Fast. Fun. And steamilicious!


Caisey Quinn
Photo Credit: Author's Website
Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her daughter and other assorted animals. She is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series as well as several New Adult and Contemporary Romance novels featuring southern girls finding love in unexpected places. You can find her online at 



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