Monday, June 24, 2013

Girl With Guitar by Caisey Quinn

Title: Girl With Guitar
Author: Caisey Quinn
Series: Kylie Ryans #1
Publisher: Createspace May 22, 2013
Length: 228 pages
Format: ebook

Description from Goodreads:

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.

My Thoughts:

Holy Hunky Country Singers! Girl With Guitar by Caisey Quinn is a new take on the troubled musician stories that have abounded of late in the New Adult genre. Kylie has lead a crappy life. At the age of 18 she has lost her mother, her father, and now thanks to her trashy stepmother her home. What's a girl to do? Move to Nashville and do whatever it takes to make her dream come true. Once in Nashville, Kylie realizes getting discovered is even harder than she thought it would be. That is until a once in a lifetime coincidence and chance comes along in the form of  drinking, womanizing, no-show, tight jeaned hunky country superstar Trace Corbin. Kylie goes on tour with Trace as his opening act. Tempers flare, words cut, sexual tension flies, and hearts are broken in this country romance. Will Kylie make it in this cutthroat business? Will she give up? Will she give up for the love of a guy? Will Trace's bad habits blow Kylie's chances? Will she find love? Will she get the dream and the guy? Or will heartache in true country music fashion make her a superstar? Find out in this awesome book!

I absolutely LOVE this book! I oohed and ahhed every couple of pages. Kylie is an amazing character and I loved how real she seemed. Trace is mean and sometimes downright nasty to Kylie, but the best part is she gives it right back and puts him in his place! You have to love a girl who can stand up for herself! On the other hand is the tender and fragile Kylie. The one who is desperate to make it in the business and who has lost her family. Complementing her character is country superstar/bad boy Trace Corbin. He drinks way too much, sleeps around way too much, and has a tendency to not show up to his gigs too much. Kylie is his last chance to straighten out his career. He resents having her around, having someone tell him what to do, how to act, someone who might actually care about him and not the fame. Kylie and Trace's relationship was truly swoon worthy to read about. They both have their problems (especially Trace), but the best thing is that they don't try to change each other. They push each other's boundaries and help make them better people. Many people might think of country music as one of the more wholesome music genres. I liked how Ms. Quinn showed that it can be just as devious and cold hearted as other types of music. By the end of the book I was happy and sad that it was all wrapped up and ending. I wanted MORE! Then the last couple of pages BAM! There is a SEQUEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot wait to read more about Kylie's and Trace's turbulence in the music industry. I give this book a 5 STAR rating!

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