{Review} Loving Dallas by Caisey Quinn

{Review} Loving Dallas by Caisey QuinnLoving Dallas by Caisey Quinn
Also by this author: Leaving Amarillo, Missing Dixie
Series: Neon Dreams #2
Also in this series: Leaving Amarillo, Missing Dixie
Published by William Morrow on June 16, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Second Chance Romance
Character(s): Rockstars/Musicians
Pages: 296
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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 flame.

Kassiah: So, I’m not gonna lie, I wanted this to be about Dixie and Gavin, but we have to wait until next time so ugh. Now that I’ve got that out of the way, I just have to say how surprised I am that I liked Dallas as much as I did! I liked him in Leaving Amarillo, but I didn’t really want to think about him being sexy since he’s Dixie’s older brother. I don’t know why, since I love companion books! But he is sexy. And swoony. And a songwriter (even if it is country).

I don’t want to give away too much if you haven’t read Leaving Amarillo. I’d say you could read this one without reading that, but you probably won’t understand it as much. Anyway, careful for spoilers if you are planning to read the first book in the series.

So Dallas is out trying to make it in the music business when he runs into his old flame, Robyn, who is now a PR girl working on a campaign for the same tour Dallas is on. Of course, sparks fly between them and they can’t stay away from each other, despite the fact that their relationship would be strictly prohibited by both of their companies. But when has that really ever stopped anyone?

I definitely didn’t like this as much as Leaving Amarillo, and I’m not just saying that because I need to get the resolution for Dixie and Gavin. But this one just didn’t stand out to me and there are just so many clichés. Also, something happens with them that I was seriously yelling nooooooo at my kindle. I liked Dallas, and Caisey Quinn can definitely write some hot scenes. I guess I just didn’t care that much about them and felt like this was just filler until we got to the couple I want to read about.

With a meh couple and a too-often told storyline, Loving Dallas wasn’t my favorite read. You might like it more than I did.

Report Card
Overall: 2.5

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