We are excited to be one of today's stops on the Blog Tour for "Missing Dixie: A Neon Dreams Novel" by Caisey Quinn. We absolutely LOVE this series and Missing Dixie is our favorite. Check out all the book and author info below, teasers, excerpt, pre-order links, our review and then enter the giveaway. Good Luck & Happy Reading!
Fighting for redemption . . .
I've lived most of my life in darkness, beneath the shadows of secrets and addictions. The last thing I ever wanted to do was hurt the only girl I'd ever loved—the one who brought me into the light. In my entire life I'd made one promise—a promise I'd intended to keep. I've broken that promise and now I have to live with the fallout. Dixie Lark hates me, and I have to tell her that I love her. I also have to tell her a truth that might destroy us forever.
Can she love me, even if she can't forgive me?
Learning to move on . . .
Gavin Garrison broke his promise to my brother and he broke my heart in the process.I may never love anyone the way I've loved him, but at least I won't spend my life wondering "what if." We had our one night and he walked away. I'm beginning to move on, but my brother's wedding and a battle of the bands are about to throw us together again.
Our band is getting a second chance, but I don't know if I can give him one. How do you hand your heart back to the person who set it on fire once already?
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Four Star ****
Missing Dixie is the perfect conclusion to this series. Everything is on the line: the success of Leaving Amarillo, Gavin and Dixie’s relationship, and the fate of young Liam a boy living the life that a young Gavin once did. It’s a rollercoaster. There will be tears and laughter and heartbreak. You will love it all.
Four Star ****
This is going to be a short and sweet review. I loved this book. I loved this series. I love this author. Caisey Quinn is quickly becoming one of my “go to” writers. She can weave a story so rich with real life struggles, pain, angst, humor, intellect, growth, romance and intense love that it has you wanting to heal the main character and smother him with love while in the same breath wanting to ring his neck (for you non-southerners that means beat some sense into him).
Gavin is broken and battered soul. His life has been an endless cycle of abuse. He was powerless against it when he was a boy but now that he is a man his greatest abuser is himself. The only light in his life has been his best friend Dallas Lark and his baby sister Dixie. She is the balm for his pain but can he be the man she needs and deserves? How can he have her without breaking and battering her soul too? It’s time to man up… for himself… for his band… for his bluebird… and for a little boy that only he may know how to reach. The old saying goes “If you can’t beat’em, join’em”. Well eff that!!! Time to put on those gloves and fight Garrison!
I lost a lot of time focusing on the pain and the past. But when I stopped letting it consume me, I found myself in the same place where I always find myself. In music.
When I stopped moping and feeling sorry for myself, I made some changes in my life. I’ve found happiness and joy in giving piano and violin lessons to underprivileged local kids and it’s been such a successful program that I had to get a business license and name it. Over the Rainbow is my passion project and I’ve formed friend- ships with many of the parents of the kiddos I teach. Maybe it’s not performing onstage or coming to life beneath the lights, but I love it just the same.
If there is anything I’ve learned about gifts, like the gift of being able to play an instrument, it’s that they should be shared with the world one way or another. I also learned a valuable lesson from my grandparents that it took traveling around the country living their dream to fully comprehend. They didn’t get to live their dream but it didn’t mean they weren’t happy. Together they lived a full, satisfied life and they had plenty of love leftover to give to the two orphans they ended up raising. Life doesn’t always turn out how you expect and sometimes parts of you get broken along the way, but there is always hope and even broken pieces can be rebuilt into something beautiful. My heart is a piece of mosaic art at this point.
Standing there, staring at myself in the glass, I vow to focus on the music, on grabbing hold of what joy I have in my life and not letting go.
Most important? I vow never again to hand my heart over to Gavin Garrison.
At least not until he hands me his first.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Caisey Quinn lives in Nashville, Tennessee and is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series and several other New Adult Romance titles. Her Neon Dreams series about a country rock crossover band paying their dues in life and in love on their rocky road to fame is now available from Avon/William Morrow.
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