Loving Dallas by Caisey Quinn
Release Date - June 16, 2015
Publisher Website - Harper Collins
Pages - 360 pages
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
The universe must hate me. No, it must downright fucking despise me.
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.
Loving Dallas is book two in the Neon Dreams Series. You must read Leaving Amarillo, book one, before you start Loving Dallas.
In LA we get to know Dallas Lark very well. He is the lead singer and guitarist of his band, Leaving Amarillo. He plays beside his sister Dixie and best friend Gavin. At the end of LA we know Dallas is headed out on his own to peruse his music career without Gavin and Dixie. Dallas feels like he is betraying them in some way, but Dixie and Gavin told him to chase his dreams and so he is. Little did he know, a certain part of his past will be making big appearance in his future.
Robin Breeland works at Midnight Bay Rum with their Marketing/Promotions department. She is very focused on her career and worked her butt so she could be apart of a big concert tour. Jase Wade's tour was exactly where she wanted to be . What she didn’t know is that the love of her life, that she hasn’t seen in years, has been placed on the tour as Jase’s opening act.
There is so much history between Dallas and Robin that you know it could go one of two ways with them. They could easily destroy both of their careers if they can’t seem to get along and work together, or they could end up falling back in love, more in love than they are now. Which way will they go?
Country music is in my heart, I pretty much eat up any book with it in it. This book actually shows to me in my mind what could happen to their personal lives as they reach stardom. We read this in Dallas's case and in Jase's case. Caisey gives you the feels through the whole book. You also get a ton of steamy scenes. Who wouldn't want a Dallas with a soft side but a dirty side to him as well?!
Final note, I absolutely LOVE Jase Wade and hope we get to see him in a book of his own with a nice big HEA. He deserves it!!
Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama. 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.