Loving Dallas by Caisey Quinn

Posted October 21, 2015 | 36 Comments

Loving Dallas by Caisey QuinnLoving Dallas
Author: Caisey Quinn
Series: Neon Dreams #2
Published by: William Morrow
Publication Date: June 16, 2015
Format: eARC
Pages: 320

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.

I read the first book in this trilogy, Leaving Amarillo, earlier this year and enjoyed the hell out of it. The one thing that gave me mixed feelings wasn’t so much the cliffhanger, but the fact that the second book would focus on Dallas and Robyn before going back to Dixie and Gavin’s story in the third book. But now, after reading Loving Dallas, I like how it switches.

Dallas and Robyn have major history, and things between them did not end well. So it gets a little crazy when the both of them end up working on the same tour. The sparks start flying, people!

We got to know Dallas in the first book from Dixie’s perspective and it wasn’t all flattering, because he’s an overprotective older brother. So I was curious about getting in the guy’s head. I was glad we got to see this softer, more fun side of him when it came to Robin. Oh, and can’t forget sexy!

Robyn is such a good match for him. She’s just as hard working and determined to achieve her dreams as Dallas is, so they’re both pretty driven people. It’s easy to see their connection is just as strong as it was years before, but it was nice to see them build the relationship back up and have some fun along the way.

I’m really glad we got to experience good times of them together, because there’s definitely some drama and angst going on. These two are all about secrets! That’s something they work through though.

I was happy that Gavin and Dixie’s storyline is still lightly threaded in, so we kind of know what’s going on with them.

Loving Dallas was fun and emotional. I can’t wait to see how everything plays out in the final book.



36 responses to “Loving Dallas by Caisey Quinn

  1. I’ve missed this series but it sounds like one I’d enjoy! I’m not sure I’ve read many books set around country music and this one sounds good. I love 2nd chance romances. I’ll have to look for the first in the series.

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  2. You know I shy away from books with musicians/rockstars for some reason but a couple of my other friends also really enjoy this series, so I’m thinking I need to give it a shot too. The characters sound well-written. I hope I can get through all that secret keeping though! Drives me nuts!
    Lovely review, Christy!

    • Christy

      This really isn’t like a typical ‘rockstar’ romance type thing. They’re this budding little country band that wants to make it big. It’s really good.

  3. The mention of secrets makes me nervous Christy! Characters keeping secrets from one another causes me ridiculous amounts of stress, but I’m glad it’s something they work on:) Looking forward to your thoughts on the next book!

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  4. I felt the same exact way you did after reading the first book and looking at this one BUT this book and story stands SO alone in it’s greatness that I completely forgot about the first book. It felt so different and still the same world from Leaving Amarillo. Robyn really made me want to read the book and Dallas by the end totally sold it 🙂

    I’m trying to figure out why Missing Dixie is over on your Recent Reviews widget, though 😉

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  5. Glad to hear Loving Dallas made your mixed feelings about book 2 better! I was sent a copy of this book but of course I have yet to read the first two books so Loving Dallas is sitting on my shelf collecting dust while I waffle on whether or not to splurge on the first two books.

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  6. Lekeisha

    I almost one-clicked this once, but stopped myself. I may start this series now that a lot of people love it. Great review!

  7. I like getting to know a character more when it’s time for their book. It’s very different than seeing them from another point of view. They sounds like a great couple, although I don’t like it when a couple keeps too many secrets it ofte creatures uneccesary drama.

  8. Kim

    I loved this entire series! Now, I wanted to throw things with the Dixie/Gavin cliffhanger in the first book, but I still loved it. The final book made my heart so damn happy. It was worth all the angst. (Angst for me, at least, because that’s the kind of reader I am.) I’m a sucker for a good second chance romance so I found Dallas and Robin’s story fantastic, too.

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