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 burning
“Tell me what you’ve sacrificed. I want to know,” Dallas says evenly, completely
unfazed by my obvious psychotic break. “Because I know a thing or two about sacrifice myself.
But I can tell you this much, I would never sacrifice my dignity and I sure as hell didn’t get
where I am on my back or by putting anyone else on theirs.”
What the hell?
“Mandy. She’s my manager. Our relationship is strictly professional, and it will stay that
way, regardless of what her intentions may or may not be.”
“Okay.” I don’t want to feel relieved. I shouldn’t care. But my tightly wound nerves
loosen a fraction.
“Your turn,” he informs me, folding his muscular arms over his broad chest.
“My turn for what?”
“To tell me if you’re fucking Wade! If that’s how you got on this tour, I want you to end
it. He’s a grade A piece of shit who doesn’t give a damn who he—”
Dallas doesn’t get to finish his sentence.
Because I slap him. Hard. So hard my hand is still stinging.
Our faces must be matching masks of shock and I see the replay in slow motion. I’ve
never struck another human being in my entire life. And I just slapped the only man I’ve ever
loved with everything I was worth.
“If you ever, ever, even think to insinuate that I got where I am on my back, I swear to
God, Dallas Lark, I will make that seem like a love tap.”
I am so immensely infuriated that everything in my line of sight is tinged in red. But
more than that, I’m hurt. Hurt that someone I once cared so much for, and still care about more
than I’d like to admit, would think that of me. Stitched-up lacerations on my heart that were on
their way to being pretty pink scars are opening wide and angry. He didn’t invite me here for
pancakes to catch up or spend time with me or figure out how to work together or even attempt
to make amends. Nope. He’s just jealous and arrogant and a raging asshole.
“I didn’t mean to insinuate that—”
“Get the hell away from me.” I whirl around and step right into a fresh puddle. Great.
“No,” Dallas says, pulling me toward him and catching me off guard. “I need you to hear
“What’s to hear? You’re an arrogant ass and I hate you.”
He gives me an infuriating smirk. “No you don’t. If that were true, you wouldn’t be this
I struggle to find a reasonable argument to this so I say, “Fuck you, Dallas.”
“Yes, please. Come back to the hotel with me. The car service is already here.” I yank out
of his grasp, causing a painful friction between our skin.
He pulls me to his chest and my anger is fading, too diluted by his scent and his intensity.
“I’m sorry, baby. I’m so damn sorry,” is all he says before kissing me brutally on the
mouth. Mine pops open in shock when he pulls back to breathe. His gaze presses into mine as
my mind tumbles over itself trying to process the abrupt turn of events. His thumb grazes my
cheek gently. “I never meant to hurt you,” he says before devouring me again.
And Lord help me, I don’t even know which thing he’s apologizing for—the past or the
present—because I’m melting. The rain, his fiery hot mouth, his hands scorching a trail over my
body. I’m drowning in Dallas and I can’t stop.
Worse, I don’t even want to.
******What Caisey Quinn Loves About Dallas*******
5. That he knows when to be a gentleman…and when not to be.
4. His tight jeans and cocky, country book swagger.
3. His sweet smile.
2. His singing voice.
1. How deeply he loves. <3
**********LOVING DALLAS PLAYLIST *************
“Crazy Town,” Jason Aldean
“Ho Hey,” Lumineers
“Smoke,” A Thousand Horses
“This Town,” Clare Bowen and Charles Esten
“Even if It Breaks Your Heart,” Eli Young Band
“I See You,” Luke Bryan
“Texas Was You,” Jason Aldean
“Springsteen,” Eric Church
“Distance,” Christina Perri featuring Jason Mraz
“Dancing Away with My Heart,” Lady Antebellum
“Hope You Get Lonely,” Cole Swindell
“Wheels Rollin’,” Jason Aldean
“Easy,” Rascal Flatts featuring Natasha Bedingfield
“Make You Miss Me,” Sam Hunt
“Come Over,” Kenny Chesney
“Love You Like That” Canaan Smith
“It Goes Like This,” Thomas Rhett
“I Walk the Line,” Johnny Cash
“Save Your Breath” Josh Dorr
“Let Her Go,” Passenger
“Mine Would Be You,” Blake Shelton
“More than Miles,” Brantley Gilbert
“Run Away with You,” Michael Ray
“Crash My Party,” Luke Bryan
“I Won’t Give Up,” Jana Kramer
“Simple Man,” Lynyrd Skynyrd
“Say You Do” Dierks Bentley
“Play It Again,” Luke Bryan
****Caisey Quinn Top 5 Songs on iPod While Writing Loving Dallas ***
1. Smoke – A Thousand Horses
2. Wheels Rollin – Jason Aldean
3. Hope You Get Lonely – Cole Swindell
4. Love You Like That – Canaan Smith
5. Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
Oh my country studs. When I read book one in this series I was really frustrated with Dallas. I felt like he sold out. You can find my review on that here--->> LEAVING AMARILLO
And i can say now, I'm so so glad Caisey made me fall in love with him this book.
I'm also so glad she brought up that exact topic in the book. She didn't hold back. She wrote in the Same feelings and frustrations I voiced in my Leaving Amarillo review. However I love the way she weaved it into her storyline. I also loved the way She gave us such a strong woman for Dallas.
Robin handles so much and does so much and never falters. Okay well she falters once... Okay twice. But they're huge events/ news in her life. And the way she handles both situations is so selfless.
I liked this book so much better than Leaving Amarillo. This is the type of Caisey Quinn story I love. And the weird thing is, it's not much different from LA. Musicians. Loss. Love. Life. Struggle. Fighting for what you want. Fear. But then there's the Beotch of a manager. And Jase - who knew I'd actually like the guy by the end. But let's stop the train for a sec. WHAT THE HELL DID CAISEY TO DO US WITH GAVIN !?!? I think she's trying to break our hearts! She's trying I swear!
I gave Loving Dallas 4.5 stars!