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
Of all the concerts in all the world, she has to be at mine. In fucking Denver of all places. Literally the last place in the universe I would expect to see her.
My mind can’t stop replaying our exchange. Or how lovingly that dress clung to her mouthwatering curves. Seeing her conjured up memories I keep firmly locked in the box of Robyn that I never open. Ever.
Seeing her unexpectedly reminded me of the first time I ever laid eyes on her and practically transported me back in time.
“God, I love this song,” she’d announced the night we met. “Come dance with me.”
She’d grabbed my hand with surprising strength for a petite redhead who couldn’t have weighed a hundred pounds soaking wet. She had the kind of raspy voice that instantly made you think of dirty talk. Or maybe that was just me. I had just turned sixteen and was basically a hard-on with a pulse.
Gavin had raised his eyebrows and smirked as she dragged me closer to the truck blaring the music. She shook her sexy ass and sang at the top of her lungs, off key, but proudly off key. I couldn’t take my eyes or my hands off her. For several years.
As a new country music fan, I was excited to get my hands on Loving Dallas. I did not read Leaving Amarillo first, but I don’t think I missed out on anything.
Robyn Breeland had every reason to not forget her first love Dallas Walker. With everything they had been through, I did become annoyed that she wasn’t honest with him for her reasons back when they were younger. She didn’t even give him an option.
Dallas seemed to always be driven to succeed, and that drive made me want to read more about him. I needed to know if his sleazy manager would have her way with him to help him rise to the top or would he remember the work ethic that he was taught as he was growing up.
When Dallas and Robyn finally meet up, their chemistry sizzled off the pages. The author did their story justice with the pent up sexual angst and then all the emotions they had to deal with as the story continued. How could Robyn not become jealous when the one she should have been with has women trying to hook up with him all the time?
This was one of those reads that had me emotional with tears of both happiness and sadness. Dallas melted my heart on more than one occasion. I could also feel the emotions of Robyn as she struggled to make decisions that were best for Dallas, even if it meant she might not be happy with the outcome or even the path to the outcome.
Caisey Quinn also did an excellent job showing how important it is for honest communication. There were several times that I just wanted to shake both characters and tell them to just listen or to ask if what they were thinking was the truth.
Anyone who loves a second chance romance and a sexy country music singer needs to pick this one up.
Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama and is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series and several other New Adult Romance titles. Her Neon Dreams series will be available from Avon/William Morrow in 2015. She can be found online at www.caiseyquinnwrites.com.