I received this book for free from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Neon Dreams #2
Published by William Morrow on June 16, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Also in this series: Missing Dixie
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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.
What I Thought…
• My friend Kate and I went to Avon Kiss Con last month, which featured six new adult authors. I’d read books from only two of them, Jennifer Armentrout and Cora Carmack. Originally I planned on only buying there books, but on a whim I picked up Leaving Amarillo by Caisey Quinn. I loved Leaving Amarillo (even though it left me hanging!) and couldn’t wait to get my hands on Loving Dallas.
• Loving Dallas picks up right around where Leaving Amarillo leaves off, only Dallas and Robyn are narrators rather than Dixie. If you were hoping to see what was up with Dixie and Gavin… you’re going to be disappointed. I was hoping there might be some kind of peeks into what’s going on with them, but no.
• Dallas is getting his dream shot, but he is without his band for reasons and it definitely impacts him. I thought this part of the book was so well thought out and described that I really felt what he was feeling. Robyn and Dallas have a past and had a lot to work through. Even though Dallas can be a bit of jerk at times, when it comes to Robyn you can see how much he loves her.
• Robyn is a bit of a mixed bag. In some ways she is very strong, but in some ways she is not. She is constantly putting Dallas’ needs first and not always giving him the opportunity to make his own choices. I know she has reasons, but still.
• One of my favorite characters was Jase Wade, the singer that Dallas is on tour with. I wasn’t sure I’d like him at first, but he isn’t really what he seems, which was a nice surprise.
Overall if you enjoyed Leaving Amarillo I definitely recommend Loving Dallas!
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