Friday, August 30, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Girl on Tour (Kylie Ryans #2) by Caisey Quinn ARC REVIEW + GIVEAWAY

Title/Series: Girl on Tour | Kylie Ryans #2
Author: Caisey Quinn
Publisher: Caisey Quinn
Published: August 27th 2013
Format: eBook | Pages: 198
Genre: NA, Contemporary, Romance
Source: ARC provided for blog tour
★★★★ (4/5) Stars!

An up and comer trying to make a name for herself...

KYLIE never expected to be stuck on a tour bus with a pampered princess and her boyfriend’s ex.

A troubled artist struggling to hold onto his career...

TRACE thought he was finally getting to do things his way. Until the label added co-headliner Gretchen Gibson, the only person in country music with more issues than him, to his No Apologies tour.

Surrounded by tabloid rumors and people they can't trust, Kylie and Trace need each other more than ever. But the choices they make will change everything.

Because chasing your dreams and following your heart don’t always lead you to the same place…

 My Review:

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Boy what a difference one book can make! I mean all throughout Girl with Guitar I never had any doubts. I was totally rooting for Kylie and Trace through the whole thing. Even when things seemed like they'd hit an all time low I just kept thinking "they'll make it" and I really believed it. But with Girl on Tour, oh my lord! There came a point, well actually at a few places actually, where I just wanted them to cut their losses and quit with all the pain and hurt. After I reached into the book and grabbed both Kylie and Trace by the backs of their necks and bonk their heads together of course! Thankfully Caisey warned me and my fellow #GwB girls that we were not to be expecting a HEA for this one or I'd probably have been sending her multiple "what are you doing to me" or "what are you doing to them" types of emails  haha. Don't worry Caisey I still heart you mucho :)

Kylie was just the same as I remembered her to be. I simply adore her, but I wanted to throttle her a time or two during this one. I mean Trace doesn't call her a hothead for nothin! She made a lot of bad decisions and some of her actions had me questioning what on earth she could have been thinking. But when it comes down to it, she was a girl who's in love and sometimes instead of facing what she knew deep down she should do or how she should react in certain situations, it seemed like she was kind of just hoping if she ignored the big bad thing long enough it would just go away. Honestly after I had some time to decompress and really let everything I read sink in, she's just a normal girl. Hell I've done some of the stuff I was cursing at her for. She was on a slow downward spiral throughout Girl on Tour and by the end of the book my heart was breaking for her.

And Trace. Sigh. Oh Trace. Why, oh why do you do the things you do? That boy had me so stinking angry as time went on. I love him to death! He's one of my favorite male MCs. But he is so broken that I had to wonder if he'd ever get fixed. He's an addicted through and through. Thinkin he's got everything under control and he'll be okay once he makes it through this one thing. And then something else happens and he just needs to make it through that and everything will be okay. His fall was breaking my heart with the turn of every page. There was one line I read. Three little words that had me fuming, and it got me to a point where I had literally given up on Trace and Kylie's future together, didn't even want it anymore. That was the point I knew I had to walk away from my Kindle and slept it off. I'd like to say that when I picked it back up again the next day that Trace got better...but sadly he didn't fully. But, by the end I will say that though I wasn't over the moon I was satisfied and felt like for once he did something right.

It wasn't all anger and heartbreak though. There were some sweet moments and some hot and steamy moments as well. When things are good with Trace and Kylie it is such a swoon fest. It has me sighing and smiling like a big dork as I read.

We get to know a couple new characters as well. The other two girls on Kylie's tour. Mia, who is Trace's sort of ex I suppose, though she was mentioned and very briefly in Girl with Guitar, but we really get to know her in this book. I'm still not 100% a big fan of hers. She's not the most pleasant person when she's around and she started to grow on me just a tiny bit by the end of the book, but I'm still not liking her all that much. Then there was Lily. Oh man, I couldn't stand girls like her when I was her age (16) and I still can't deal with them. Spoiled-rich-my-daddy-buys-me-whatever-I-want types of girls. You know the type. I did start to feel some sympathy for her though once we got to dig deeper in her family life. Then touring with Trace we have Gretchen. Could. Not. Stand. Her. Well in the beginning at least. There was a lot more to Gretchen than her outward appearance. Think Trace as a female and you basically have Gretchen.

Okay so I was kind of excited that for a little bit we got to see Steven Blythe again. Oh who am I kidding, I was a lot excited! There was just something about that guy. He stuck out to me in the first book and so when I saw him make an appearance here I will admit I sort of might have squealed a little. Ha! And I will say that, even though I'm not a fan...yet, I really liked the vibe, the spark that I saw popping between Mia and Steven. I'm just gonna throw this out there... but I think Steven needs his own story. Even if it's only a novella. I'm just sayin... ;)

Overall was I upset? Yes. Was I angry? Um Yes! Did I love it? Of course! There's one thing you've gotta understand about me. I will get pissed and complain or cry like a baby and whine or be over the moon and fangirling like crazy sure. But all of those things mean one thing. I'm feeling. And sometimes books make me feel...passionately! It just means I'm attached and I care what happens to these characters. I may not have my "Happily Ever After" yet, but I have faith that Caisey will end Trace and Kylie's story on a happy note. And I can't wait for Girl in Love to come out so I can see it happen!

About the author:

Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She is the author of several New Adult Romance novels featuring country girls finding love in unexpected places. She is currently working on Girl in Love, the third and final book in the Kylie Ryans series.

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  1. Great review! I know we tweeted a time or two while reading together so I was feeling your frustration with these 2 at times also. I totally agree with you, being frustrated means I'm feeling and that's what I like to see from a book. Trace broke my heart but I loved him even more after this one. I hope it makes it up to me in Girl in Love :-)

  2. OMG I hear you and agree with every word. I wanted to bang their heads together but I was glad at the way the book ended. It was the only course of action and it will give them time apart to heal and grow. Hopefully they will fix themselves and become as perfect as us! LOL