Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Review: Girl with Guitar by Caisey Quinn



New Adult. MA 17+ Content.

After Kylie’s dad dies in a freak accident, he leaves her with nothing other than her crazy step-mother, Darla, and the ability to play guitar. When Darla kicks Kylie out and she loses her job all in the same day, she hops a bus to Nashville determined to make her late father’s dreams come true. Waitressing and saving her pennies to record a demo, her big break comes when she’s asked to join a tour going down the tubes with once platinum album-selling country music superstar Trace Corbin. But touring with Trace is hardly a dream come true since he’s pretty much drinking his career down the drain. If Kylie can’t pull Trace out of his rut, he’ll pull her and her dreams down with him.


Girl with Guitar is like a hit country song that I want to leave on repeat! EASY 5 Stars!

The magic begins in Nashville! Seriously, I live here…so I know. I did a little happy dance when I started this book and realized Kylie was trekking her way down to Nashville with her guitar in tow. I felt like I’d been sent to country girl heaven! Let me just start by saying, I abso-freakin-lutely loved this book! Kylie was a girl with sass and determination. She was trying to make something good come out of the loss of her father. She knew she’d always have her music, but that was all she could really count on. She hopped on a bus with a one way ticket and didn’t look back.


From the get-go I loved Kylie. I’ve read a lot of books lately where the girl just cowers to the guy. That is not this girl. Kylie has backbone. She reminded me of the Kellie Pickler song, TOUGH . “There ain't nothing wrong with a woman that got a little backbone.” Anyway, Kylie has big dreams and she’s not going to let anything or anyone get in her way. Not even the sizzling, handsome, addictive, country star Trace Corbin! She’s determined she's not going to let herself get sucked into his downward spiral. She shines and she takes Nashville by storm.

Luckily, for awhile Trace makes it easy on Kylie. He is so wrapped up in his own demise that Kylie finds it easy to keep herself at a distance. But, really, who could stay away from this for long?
Eventually, Trace and Kylie connect. It’s a slow building romance. No insta-love here, but that makes it all the more sweeter. There is a steamy scene mid-way through the book. I was like… WHOA. More please.

Trace and Kylie both have their demons to overcome so the journey is anything but smooth. There is no denying their chemistry, but can they overcome their doubts? Can they overcome the pressure surrounding their careers and image?

The writing is wonderfully addictive. The story never slowed down. I stayed glued to the pages the whole time I was reading it, and now that it’s over I want more.

Actually, I’m kind of wondering if Caisey Quinn not only has the chops for being an author but also a songwriter? Check out these lyrics from the book...


That belongs on the radio! This is a must read. Especially for those that appreciate a little country music. I can’t wait to see where else the series leads these two!

ARC courtesy of author Caisey Quinn in exchange for an honest review.

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Release date: August 27, 2013


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About the Author
Caisey Quinn is a wearer of cowgirl boots, writer and avid reader of New Adult romance, lover of wine, who is addicted to chai tea lattes. She is the author of Girl with Guitar and soon to be released Girl on Tour. A Gemini, wife, mom, and former high school English teacher living in Birmingham, Alabama, she spends her days chasing a three-year-old and her nights hiding away with her Macbook.

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