LOVING DALLAS BY CAISEY QUINN
BLOG TOUR:L JUNE 9 – JULY 7
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 16
In the second novel in bestselling author Caisey Quinn’s Neon Dreams series, a country rock band and its members embark on the rocky road to fame and find love along the way.
Dallas Lark is so close to achieving his dream of making it big in country music that he can taste it. Arriving in Nashville after signing with sexy, successful manager Mandy Lantram, his life goes from tragedy and turmoil to one lucky break after another—except it isn’t really luck because Dallas has sacrificed everything for his career, leaving behind his band, sister, best friend, and high school sweetheart, Robyn, in the pursuit of fame.
Robyn Breeland is a successful marketing coordinator and promotions specialist for a thriving liquor distributor out of Texas. She loves every aspect of her job: coming up with new ideas, traveling, hosting promotional parties and exclusive events—until it brings her face-to-face with the man who broke her heart, prompting her to erect a steel cage around it.
When their paths collide and they’re forced to work together, Dallas and Robyn realize that the old spark they thought they’d extinguished might still be a burningflame.
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“She’s the one who blows me away and brings me back down only to turn me inside out and send me into a free fall all over again. She’s my muse.”
Dallas is finally beginning to live his dream, he has signed a deal and is headed out to be the opening act on his first tour. It may not be happening the way he always imagined since he is now headed to the big time as a solo artist with a stage band instead of his own band but it is still happening and he’s nervous and excited and ready to make it big. He never imagined that on his first major tour the promotional manager for the tour sponsor would be the one girl he both wishes he could and can’t ever forget. Seeing Robyn brings up a myriad of emotions for Dallas and both excites and terrifies him at the same time. Can he handle working with her on this tour? Will his emotions get the best of him?
“I’m not most guys, sweetheart. You know this. I’m still me, Robyn. No matter what’s changed between us, I’m still me.”
Robyn has worked hard to excel in her professional life, when she fights for the chance to work on her company’s biggest account she never dreamed that she would end up having to work alongside the one man who has always held her heart. Desperate to prove herself Robyn is determined to not let past feelings get in the way of doing her job and proving she is an asset to her company. Fighting her feelings for Dallas and focusing on her work seem to help Robyn convince herself that they are in the past, but are they really? She wonders if they can overcome the hurt and pain of her walking away so abruptly three years ago and if he can understand and forgive her for not telling him the reasons behind her decision to end it.
“I will do whatever it takes to make you happy because if I lost you, I’d have lost my best friend, my heart and soul, my muse, my everything.”
Follow along as Dallas and Robyn both struggle with each other and themselves to find their happiness. Ordinary people have a hard time with second chance romances but with two people in high profile demanding careers it is almost impossible, not to mention when there forces working against them. Loving Dallas is the second book in the Neon Dreams series and picks up immediately following book one Leaving Amarillo. Even though this book is primarily about Dallas I love that you get little snippets here and there of the other characters from the first book so you can kind of keep track of what they are doing and what is going on with them. I also love that this second book picks up immediately where book one ends so there is no lapse in time and you aren’t left wondering all the details of what happened in between the two. It is told in alternating points of view and you know at the beginning of each chapter which character is narrating. This book is complete with and HEA and you don’t absolutely HAVE to read book one but it will give you a better background, just as this book sets you up for book three. I highly recommend and cannot wait for the next book and more on all these characters!
I should’ve changed clothes.
It’s the only thought I can hold on to as the cabdriver drops me in front of Rosa’s Diner, a small fifties-themed place tucked between a run-down hardware store and an all-night pharmacy.
For God’s sakes, I still have my Kickin’ Up Crazy tour sponsor pass dangling from the Midnight Bay lanyard around my neck.
Nice, Robyn. Very sexy.
I yank it off and shove it in my purse knowing that I should not care about being sexy. This is just pancakes with an old friend. An old friend who might not even show.
Just as I whip out my compact to check my makeup, I see him out of the corner of my eye. Dallas beat me here, probably because I took a twenty-five-minute detour of indecisiveness. Snapping the compact shut, I pace for a few minutes.
“It’s not a big deal, Robyn. Stop acting like a teenager having lunch with the varsity quarterback. It’s just Dallas,” I whisper-yell at myself. “You’re being ridiculous. Cut it out.”
I close my eyes and take a deep breath. I don’t know why, but it feels like this particular decision is much grander than it warrants.
It’s pancakes. He’s a friend. No big.
But as I open the diner door and a bell chimes overhead, his eyes meet mine and the moment feels monumental. I check the steel cage I erected around my heart the moment I learned he was going to be on this tour. Seems fairly sound, no major breaches so far. That I can feel anyway.
I give Dallas Lark the best I-am-so-over-you, this-is-totally-casual-and-it’s-all-good-in-the-neighborhood smile that I can.
His answering smirk tells me that one thing definitely hasn’t changed—even after all this time.
I’m still a crappy liar.