I am so, so happy to be participating in the blog tour for Missing Dixie today. I love Caisey Quinn. I love this series. I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book. (Yes, there’s a lot of love here.) Wanna know why I love it so much? Check out my review below. Then, pick up the books. Because, really, no other words can do them justice. You just need to experience them for yourself.
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Missing Dixie by Caisey Quinn
Series: Neon Dreams #3
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: October 27, 2015
Publisher: William Morrow
Format: eARC, 304 pages
How I got it: Edelweiss
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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 don’t even know where to start with my review for this book, so I’m going to keep it (relatively) short and sweet. I’ve been putting off writing this forever because the book meant so much to me and I know I can never do it justice. But here goes nothing…
I knew the minute I picked up Leaving Amarillo that I was reading something truly special. I fell in love with every aspect of the books. The characters were perfectly imperfect. The setting… the music… the feels… ALL OF IT. It wasn’t my first Caisey Quinn read, but it did make me want to go back and read EVERYTHING she’s ever written. (I haven’t done this yet, but I need to. Soon. Girl with Guitar is calling my name.) All that said… Leaving Amarillo wrecked me. In a good way, but also in a way that kept me from being able to think of much else until I got more. Especially of Dixie and Gavin’s story. I was greedy as hell for the next two books in the series because I needed to see how it all wrapped up. At the same time, I was also scared it wouldn’t end in a way I could handle, so I totally spoiled this book for myself before diving in. I won’t even try to deny it.
Missing Dixie was full of bumps and twists and it was the most angsty of the books in the series. I didn’t even care. I loved it just as it was. Seeing Dixie and Gavin in the same place again made me so happy. Each of these characters grew so much over the course of this series, and especially in this book. Gavin was trying to right old wrongs so he could be the man he wanted for Dixie. Dixie was trying to get over Gavin and move on. Their band was getting another chance to follow their dreams. There was conflict and feelings and some surprising new characters that I just can’t even imagine the series without now. (Ok, really… one. Liam. Oh, my heart.) I laughed, cried and swooned… and I had a glass of wine in my hand the entire time.
I can’t imagine a more perfect ending to Dixie and Gavin’s story. I felt it was genuine – perfect for them. More would’ve felt forced and less would’ve been inconceivable. Even thinking about this series makes me want to binge the hell out of it just to get all the feels it gave me again. The Neon Dreams series is undoubtedly one of my favorite new adult series of the year and really high up on my list off all time faves. I hate that it’s over, but I love how it ended. *big swoony sigh*
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.
When Dixie finishes, she takes her place across the altar and I can’t tear my stare from her. Her sapphire eyes shine like diamonds with the promise of tears.
I wish I could give you this.
Right as I’m about to look away, her gaze collides with mine. My heart swells in my chest. I have so much to say and no words to say it.
I love you.
She doesn’t even flinch at the turmoil I know is probably apparent on my face. She just gives me a confident smile and a knowing look as if to say, One day.
One day that will be us. A future.
I fucking hope so.
I just have no clue how we’ll ever manage to get there.