Feb 10, 2014

~REVIEW~ Girl with Guitar by Caisey Quinn

Girl with Guitar (Kylie Ryans, #1)

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.


“You're not a nice boy," she said pointing a finger at him. "Never said I was," he told her as he leaned in dangerously close. Kylie breathed in the clean familiar scent of cologne and him.”
This book was recommended to me by a friend and I hadn’t had the chance to pick it up. Since I had read so much about it I decided now was the time to check it out. (Especially because the final book was releasing.) Why didn’t I pick this up sooner?

Caisey Quinn can definitely weave together a wonderful story! The best part is that her characters were equally wonderful and so damn real about things.

Let me start with Kylie, her protagonist, was one hell of a character. She was a sweet and nice girl but didn’t let anyone trample over her. She came right out and told you what she thought but she also realized when she was wrong. After losing everyone, she was alone in the world and she wanted to follow her dream of becoming a star. Her dream lead her to Trace Corbin and from there things get crazy for her. Not only does she have to deal with the arrogant ass but she has to deal with the reality that her dreams are coming true and with greatness comes great responsibilities. The beginning of her journey was wonderful to see. This girl was as real as they get and a total spitfire.

Then there is Trace Corbin. *sigh* what can I say about this man? He is a total mess and he has a lot to deal with. He has a lot of demons in his pasts and everyone basically puts up with his shit. But the moment that Kylie calls him out he is damn near blown away. The aggressive girl on tour with him isn’t one to put up with his crap. As she tears down his walls he comes to realize that maybe he should stop being the way he is. But Trace is broken, and something’s can never her repaired. This man will have you hurting for him and wishing to wrap him in your arms.

And these two together are a mix to read about. What they don’t realize is that they are both alike. Both are hotheads in their own ways, which leads to a lot of miscommunication and stupid mistakes. But when they are in their element the pages catch on fire.

Girl with a Guitar is the book to read! I can’t say enough about all the characters and the delightful writing. Don’t miss out on Kylie’s story.


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