Review: Girl with Guitar

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Girl with Guitar (Kylie Ryans #1) by Caisey Quinn
Release date:  May 22, 2013
My rating:  StarStarStarStar
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 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.
My Review
To be honest, I had vowed no more “rock” chit-lit books for me!  Well, good thing this isn’t rock ‘n’ roll!  This is all country!  I am not even sure where to start with this story.  I have so many thoughts swirling in my head that they don’t really make much sense, well they wouldn’t to anyone except for me.
I am glad I took a chance on Kylie Ryan.  I had my heart ripped out, sewn back in place, then ripped out again, multiple times; all the while, a smile on my face and teary eyes.  Can you believe that?  All at the same time!  Thank you Caisey Quinn!
This is so much more than just a book about musicians on a tour bus falling in love, but resisting that love.  This is a book that drags out the coming of two people in perfect harmony.  I would have been disappointed had things worked out sooner or even started up sooner!  There is perfect balance in this story to keep you from putting it down!
I really loved that all of the issues and drama in this story weren’t fixed right away, if at all… Not going to spoil any of the story by telling you about that!  I liked that things were drug out in such a way I found myself shaking my head wanting to bitch-slap someone!
Kylie and Trace have the perfect love-dislike relationship that borders on relatable on some levels.  I think that is what makes this book so good.  It’s not some over-the-top, unbelievable story.  It’s just two down-home country singers trying to be successful without losing themselves on the journey, but in the meantime finding each other and how well they COULD compliment one another if they could just get over themselves!
As I type out this review, I am preparing to read the sequel to this book… Aren’t you jealous?  All I can tell you is that if you haven’t read this book, you are missing out!  I suggest you read it!  You will not be disappointed!