After Kylie’s dad dies in a freak accident, he leaves her with nothing other than her crazy stepmother, 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.
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You, Caisey Quinn, just made an awesome debut novel. I was hooked that I had to finish it as soon as I can. I SOO LOVED IT!!
Let me tell you the reasons why:
COVER. It's gorgeous! *coughs* Emily Tippetts just made an amazing job. When you look at the pretty cover, you don't have to think twice. It says it all. A GIRL WITH GUITAR. Definitely involves a country music and romance!
PLOT. You will love the transition of the events from start to finish. While reading it, you can actually point out where the story is heading. I also like the twist and turns that comes along.
SETTINGS. I love the fact that this book is a country romance. I don't want to be biased here but there's something in it that makes me feel at home. So this gain an extra points for me! Teeeheee!!
CHARACTERS. It was well depicted. They both have strong characteristics that you will actually love (
hate). They seemed real and relatable. You will see them grow as an individual,
which I liked the most.
Okay, more ranting here!
Girl with Guitar is painstakingly beautiful for crying out loud! I was held captivated from the moment I started reading it. I haven't finish prologue yet but I was already tearing up. How can you blame me, it was an emotional start.
I really admired Kylie, our lovely heroine, for being strong and determined in chasing her dreams despite the fact that she had nothing. She braves the streets of Nashville to find a greener pasture. She didn't give up until she found an opportunity that brought changes to her life and it made me feel oh so proud of her.
As for Trace Corbin, I loved how he evolves throughout the story. I hated him at first for being a jerk! Dang! I wanted to punch him, really. But I learned to love him after knowing where he's coming from. He had his own demons to fight with and I love that he finally found someone who will tame him.
I love Kylie and Trace as a couple. I nearly had a heart attack. I thought they would never make it. They had been through a lot. I'm glad at the end, they surpassed all the obstacles that they endured along the way. There are some parts in the book that made me cry and laughed with them. Moments that made my stomach tighten and gave me a heavy feeling.
What I learned after reading this?
Dreams do come true if you just believe in yourself and give your best in everything that you do. Sure,there will be obstacles along the way,but don't let it deter you. Nobody said that it would be easy but if you have the faith, willpower, courage and determination then definitely you're one step closer in reaching your goals.
Over all, this book is beautifully written! It is a heart-warming read. If you're a dreamer and needed something for inspiration, then this one is for you. I highly recommend this!
This book deserves a
Caisey Quinn lives in a suburb outside of Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She wears cowgirl boots most of the time, even to church. Girl with Guitar is her first novel. Currently she is working on Girl on Tour, the second book in the Kylie Ryans series. She can be found online at www.caiseyquinnwrites.com.
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