Author: Caisey Quinn
Series: Neon Dreams #2
Published by: William Morrow
Publication Date: June 16, 2015
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.