Missing DixieSeries: Neon Dreams #3
by Caisey Quinn
Published by HarperCollins, William Morrow on October 27th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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 finally beginning to move on when my brother's wedding and a battle of the bands brings us back together.
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?
I love music. I’d spent almost my entire college career with headphones stuck in my ears. In high school, the car I drove to school was ugly but the radio was loud and proud. If you love the allure of music, you will be seduced by this story. Even if you don’t give a lick about music, you will love the Neon Dreams trilogy by Caisey Quinn. You WANT to read the first two books in this series to get the most out of this final book in the trilogy, Missing Dixie. Otherwise, you will miss so much of what makes Dixie and Gavin the couple they NEED to be. And I pretty much “told you so” because the book will be only this good. ∗holds hand at my chest∗
If you haven’t read the first two books, you might want to turn around and head to your favorite place to purchase literature to buy Leaving Amarillo and Loving Dallas.
While the first book, Leaving Amarillo, is part one of Dixie and Gavin’s love story, it is told in only Dixie’s POV. The utter awesomeness of Missing Dixie is that it is told in both Gavin and Dixie’s POVs. “Hearing” EVERYTHING from Gavin’s side is almost an unbearable torture that I found difficult to read at parts. At times I wanted to kick his ass and at other times, I needed to reach through the pages to give the guy a hug. He was his own worst enemy at times.
Dixie is an angel. I really can’t (and won’t) say anything more about her wonderfully written character.
A harsh, dark story in the beginning, the plot stays steady and eventually brings light and goodness at the end. As hard as a story as this was to read, the reward is in how it all turns out for Dixie, Gavin, Dallas, and even Robyn. A perfect musical ending for such a hopeful future for our road weary couple.