Synopsis & My Review:
After Kylie’s dad dies in a freak accident, he leaves her with nothing other than her crazy step-mother, Darla, and the ability to play guitar. When Darla kicks Kylie out and she loses her job all in the same day, she hops on 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.
*The author provided me with a proof copy in exchange for an honest review*
Y'ALL CAN KEEP YOUR ROCK STARS - I'LL TAKE COUNTRY STAR TRACE CORBIN ANY DAY OF THE WEEK!
Here’s a confession: I’m obsessed with country music. *Gasp! What?! No way!* I know, I know, who would have guessed? I live in Kansas. I’ve been in the country my whole life, minus my college years. I retweet waaay too many pictures of Luke Bryan on Twitter. And my blog tagline says I love beer and cowboy boots. It should be a no-fugging-brainer that I love country music. So when the lovely Caisey Quinn offered me a proof copy of Girl with Guitar, I was sooo excited. The main reason? Because there are an enormous amount of books out there that involve a hot rock star, but not many that involve sexy as all hell country stars. And believe me, country stars are sexy as all hell. See Exhibit A below…Mr. Luke "Sexy As A Mother Fucker" Bryan.
Alright, now that you’ve wiped the drool off your face and quite possibly changed your panties, let’s get back to this incredibly country and incredibly wonderful novel. This is the story of Kylie and Trace, and their rocky road to fame, redemption, and ultimately, love. It’s not always pretty; at times, you’ll want to kick Trace in the balls and slap him across the face at the same time. You’ll want to shake Kylie and ask her what the fuck she’s thinking. But you know what? It’s 100 percent worth it, because when they’re good, they’re great. Their relationship will make you laugh, make you smile, make you love, and make you cry. It’s real. It’s imperfectly perfect. Kylie’s smartass, strong attitude made me love her from the very beginning, and Trace’s sweet side covered up by a rugged exterior immediately catapulted him into my top 5 book boyfriends. They’re perfect for each other, they balance each other out. And I think Blake Shelton describes that balance best:
Girl with Guitar is Caisey’s debut novel, but if I didn’t know that before reading this, I would never have guessed that – her writing is that good. She draws you in from the very beginning and makes you root for these characters. You’re wanting Kylie to make it, you’re wanting Trace to get his shit together, you’re wanting them to just bang it out already! You’ll find yourself so wrapped up in this world of country music and romance that you don’t want to blink, because you aren’t ready to come back to reality yet. Her writing combined with the incredible lyrics written throughout make me want to read anything and everything Caisey Quinn writes; I’ll read her fucking grocery list if she emails it to me!
Here’s a little sample of one of the songs in the novel. This one is called Waitin’ For You To Call…
I should wrap this up since I’m on my fifth Miller Lite, and y’all are probably already thinking “Jesus, this chick isn’t ever going to stop talking!” So I’ll just say this – I absolutely, positively, adore this novel and the author. Girl with Guitar isn’t just for the country music lovers out there, although it just might turn you into one, and Trace and Kylie’s romance will quickly become one of your favorites. So buy Caisey’s debut novel, put on your cowgirl boots, pour yourself a shot of Jack, and get your country on! ;) Honestly, I can’t say enough good things about this novel but damn it I need to stop, so I'm going to go finish my Miller Lite and retweet more pictures of Luke Bryan. BUT, I'll leave you with this: my casting picks for Kylie Ryans (in the infamous champagne dress) and Trace Corbin. Eat your heart out.
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