Author: Caisey Quinn
Series: Neon Dreams #3
Published by: William Morrow
Publication Date: October 27, 2015
Fighting for redemption…
I've lived most of my life in darkness, beneath the shadows of secrets and addictions. The last thing I ever wanted to do was hurt the only girl I'd ever loved-the one who brought me into the light. In my entire life I'd made one promise-a promise I'd intended to keep. I've broken that promise and now I have to live with the fallout. Dixie Lark hates me, and I have to tell her that I love her. I also have to tell her a truth that might destroy us forever.
Can she love me even if she can't forgive me?
Learning to move on…
Gavin Garrison broke his promise to my brother and he broke my heart in the process. I may never love anyone the way I've loved him, but at least I won't spend my life wondering what if. We had our one night and he walked away. I'm finally beginning to move on when my brother's wedding and a battle of the bands brings us back together.
Our band is getting a second chance, but I don't know if I can give him one. How do you hand your heart back to the person who set it on fire once already?
Okay, now that I’ve read all three books, I actually love how Caisey Quinn laid the story out the way she did. It all flows really well throughout the books. It’s like watching a show and switching between character’s storyline, and then it all coming together in Missing Dixie.
I like how much Dallas, Gavin, and Dixie’s lives are so intertwined, so even though the second book focuses on Dallas and Robin, the three books are like one big story. Each book might focus on a certain couple, but the overall story is about their journey together to reach their dreams. There are hiccups and detours along the way, but the ride was so worth it.
We know from the first book that Gavin had a rough upbringing, and that he got into some trouble. He’s trying to get the mistakes of his past in order so he can be the man Dixie deserves, but the guy is hard on himself. Honestly, it made me like him and this book more after discovering just how dark and shady he got in his past. I know, that sounds bad, but I think it gave credence to his situation and rationality when it came to Dixie. Plus, I just love seedy, effed up stuff. It also sheds some light on why Dallas was so protective of Dixie. That doesn’t mean Gavin is a bad guy. At all.
Dixie did a lot of growing too, just becoming more confident and independent. She really needed that growth in a way, to be able to put the boys in check. I love that she found herself and came out stronger for all of them. There are so many feels with Dixie and Gavin. Many, many feels.
The inclusion of another certain character only added to it a great deal. I just love where the author took it and what they all had to go through. Also, there’s actually an emphasis on the music and the role it plays in their lives. That always makes me happy.
Quinn wove the three books together wonderfully, and Missing Dixie is the perfect ending. Especially with that epilogue!