{Review} Leaving Amarillo by Caisey Quinn

{Review} Leaving Amarillo by Caisey QuinnLeaving Amarillo by Caisey Quinn
Also by this author: Loving Dallas, Missing Dixie
Series: Neon Dreams #1
Also in this series: Loving Dallas, Missing Dixie
Published by William Morrow on March 17, 2015
Genres: Falling for Best Friend's Sibling, Friends to More, New Adult, Player Falls in Love, Sobfest
Character(s): Bad Boys, Rockstars/Musicians, Tattooed & Pierced Bad Boys
Pages: 352
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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.

Kassiah: This is my first book by Caisey Quinn and boy did I love it! Dixie Lark is in a band with her brother, Dallas, and his best friend, Gavin. Dixie has been in love with Gavin their whole lives, but he promised Dallas that he’d never cross that line with her. All along, they’re trying to get a record company to sign them. Dixie is determined to make him see her and decides she just needs one night. There’s a lot of build-up and tension with these two and when they finally get together, bam! It’s electrifying. Will it be enough for a forever?

I loved Dixie. I was proud of her for standing up for what she wanted. And though Gavin drove me nuts (sometimes in a good way), I understood where he was coming from. The sacrifices everyone makes for the band made me really feel their camaraderie and how much they all mean to each other. Also, did I mention this book is hot? Because damn. It totally is.

Even kissing him the other day changed everything. No one will ever kiss me like that again, will be able to affect me the way he did, turning everything from muted blue to a bright, blinding shade of red.

I couldn’t put this book down. It was so awesome–the characters and their off-the-charts chemistry, the fast-paced storyline, the history that they all share. I just loved it, and all fans of New Adult will, too.

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Overall: 4.5

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