Thursday, March 26, 2015

Leaving Amarillo by Caisey Quinn ~ Blog Tour and Giveaway

Leaving Amarillo synopsis:

ixie Lark hasn’t had it easy. She lost her parents in an accident when she was young and grew up in a ramshackle house on a dirt road in Amarillo with her ailing grandparents and overprotective older brother. Thanks to her grandfather, Dixie learned to play a mean fiddle, inspired by the sounds of the greats—Johnny and June, Waylon, and Hank. Her grandfather’s fiddle changed Dixie’s life forever, giving her an outlet for the turmoil of her broken heart and inspiring a daring dream.

Ten years later, Dixie and her brother, Dallas, are creating the music they love and chasing fame with their hot band, Leaving Amarillo. But Dixie isn’t enjoying the ride. All she can think about is Gavin, the band’s tattooed, tortured drummer who she’s loved since they were kids. She knows he feels the connection between them, but he refuses see her as more than his best friend’s little sister.

Convinced that one night with Gavin will get him out of her system, Dixie devises a plan. She doesn’t know that her brother has forbidden Gavin from making a move on her-a promise he swore he’d always keep . . . a promise that once broken will unexpectedly change the future for Dixie, Gavin and the band.


I enjoyed this book. Right from the start there was tons of feels….you could just that chemistry and want between the characters. My only complaint would be that everything just happened so fast, so the story felt a little rushed in parts, but other than that I really loved it. 4 stars.

Leaving Amarillo is the story of Dallas, Dixie, and Gavin who are in a band together and are also best friends. Dallas and Dixie just also happen to be brother and sister. From the get go it’s just always been the trio, as Dallas and Dixie’s parents died leaving them to be raised by their grandparents and Gavin was neglected by his mother as a child. A very tight bond was formed among these three, and Dixie couldn’t help but fall for Gavin, even though her brother made it very clear that a relationship between Gavin and Dixie was not going to happen. Dixie though, is going to make her feelings known to Gavin while they are on tour….this is the bands last shot to make it big before Dixie has to return to school and she plans on taking exactly what she wants, no matter what her brother thinks….will Gavin feel the same?

"You set me on fire, Gavin.” I whisper. “I’m nothing but ashes now."

I am anxious to get my hands on more of Dixie and Gavin’s story….things are definitely not finished between these two or the band and we are left hanging. Looks like Dallas’s story is up next though, and I will be reading that one also.

*Reviewed by Brandi

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About the author: 

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. She is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series and writes New and Young Adult books about country girls finding love in unexpected places.

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