Title: Loving Dallas
Series: Neon Dreams
Author: Caisey Quinn
Publication Date: June 16, 2015
Genre: New Adult & College Romance
Pages: 320 pages
Rating: 5/5 stars
Synopsis: 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.
Every dream comes with a price…
I’m familiar with it.
I’ve had to leave behind everyone I cared about—my sister, my best friend, my band, and my high school sweetheart—in order to chase my dream of making it in Nashville.
But when Robyn Breeland walks back into my life, it’s as if the universe has decided to give me a second chance. I’m just not sure it’s one I’m willing to take.
I practically majored in it.
Dallas Lark was the first boy I ever loved and the one who’d shattered my heart into pieces. But I’ve moved on. Working in promotions at Midnight Bay Bourbon, I’m too busy to sit around moping over my ex. But when my company decides to sponsor his tour, I’ll have to face him whether I’m ready to or not. Dallas is determined to drive me to distraction, and my body begs me to let him.
Trouble is, my heart can’t tell the difference between a second chance and making the same mistake twice.
Review: I realize this novel has been out for several months, but it bears revisiting since the latest book in the series was released last week.
A little background about the Neon Dream series – the series is about the members of the band Leaving Amarillo. The band is made up of Dallas, his sister, Dixie, and their best friend, Gavin. They are a complicated group of people who come from difficult backgrounds and are family to each other. Each book in the series focuses on one of the band members. The first book, Leaving Amarillo, is about the three of them collectively, but mostly focuses on Dixie. Book two is Dallas’s story and book three is Gavin’s.
Loving Dallas is an emotional story of second chance love. Dallas and Robin were high school sweethearts. They were everything to each other, until Robin broke it off without explanation. Dallas kind of went off the rails a little after the break up, but he never forgot Robin, or stopped loving her. In Loving Dallas, they are unexpectedly brought back together and their love is given a second chance. Of course, with all great books, the path to happily-ever-after is paved with speed bumps.
I wasn’t a big fan of Dallas in book one. Oh, you know it. I kind of love Dallas now. Poor, understood Dallas. He really redeems himself and who knew he had such alpha tendencies in him.
Loving Dallas will make you swoon, laugh, cry and cheer. This book had one of the best HEAs of the books I’ve read of late.