MISSING DIXIE Blog Tour: Review, Excerpt & Giveaway


I can’t believe its the release day for MISSING DIXIE by Caisey Quinn. Finally. Now everyone will get the chance to find out what Gavin has been up to, what secrets he’s been keeping, what trouble he’s found himself in, and whether or not he’s redeemable.

If you haven’t yet discovered this series, it’s totally time to do so. I just did a re-read on the first two books in the Neon Dreams series and I’m even more in love with the stories and characters than I was the first time around. And I really didn’t think that was possible.

Caisey Quinn is hands down my favorite contemporary romance author. It’s not a genre that I read too often – I’m more of a YA, NA or PNR kind of girl – or find myself falling in love with all that much. But this author hits all the right notes – pun not entirely intended – and makes her romance incredibly appealing to a wide range of readers. It’s hot, it’s sexy, it’s moving, it’s emotional and dramatic, it’s relatable. And it totally made my heart melt for things I don’t always connect with in romance – family and children.

Anyway… for my stop today I’m sharing my thoughts about this final book in the series. I also have a short excerpt to share, as well as a giveaway. (This is the same giveaway Rafflecopter as was included in my preview tour post last week.)

To read the note from the author, a couple different excerpts, to listen to the playlist, and to check out the teasers, CLICK HERE for last week’s preview tour post.

To enter the giveaway, if you haven’t already, scroll down to the Rafflecopter.

And if you’d like to visit some of the other stops on the tour so far, they are linked at the bottom of the post.



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Title & Series: MISSING DIXIE (Neon Dreams #3)
Author: Caisey Quinn
Release date: October 27, 2015
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages: 304
Formats: Paperback, eBook


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 beginning to move on, but my brother’s wedding and a battle of the bands are about to throw us together again.

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?


NOTE: This review is based on an eARC received from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for my honest thoughts about the book.

The Review

Sexy, nerve-wracking, heartwarming, riveting, MISSING DIXIE is the stunning and electrifying final installment in Caisey Quinn’s Neon Dreams series told from Gavin Garrison and Dixie Lark’s perspectives. It takes readers on one heck of a wild ride through all the ups and downs in their relationship. It will melt their hearts. It will bring them to tears. And it will keep them on edge as the story builds to its climactic and totally unforgettable conclusion.

Gavin Garrison thought he’d have enough time to get his life back together, to become the man he knew that Dixie Lark deserved. He hadn’t planned on avoiding her. But until he was ready to tell her the truth about what happened the year she was away, he couldn’t risk seeing her. He just needed some time to find his way out of the darkness and into the light.

He never meant to mislead her into thinking he was on tour with her brother. He never imagined she’d run into him at work at what turned out to be the worst possible time. He never wanted to hurt his Bluebird, the one good thing in his life. But somehow that was all he seemed to do.

Dixie Lark has been in love with Gavin Garrison from the moment she met him. She already gave him her heart and she was willing to do as he asked and wait for him. She just wished she knew how long he wanted her to wait. Or if he still wanted her at all. Because from what she saw and how he was acting, it seemed pretty clear that he had moved on.

As much as she wanted to fight for him, for them, she knew it would only result in further heartbreak. Unless Gavin was willing to believe in them and to choose them, fighting was futile. And while she knew she might never be able to get over him, she would move on without him.

Caisey Quinn really amps things up in this series-ending story. There is even more tension between the characters. There are even more hurdles that hamper their ability to not only find their happy ending, but find each other. There are tough choices that must be made, sacrifices that must be considered, obstacles that must be overcome, and battles that must be won.

The author takes her story to those dark places in Gavin’s tortured past and complicated present that have been instrumental in shaping the person he has become. She reveals all that he has been forced to endure, all that he’s been struggling with, how he really seems himself, and just how much both Dixie and Dallas mean to him.

MISSING DIXIE has its share of darkness but it also offers up an abundance of light through its main character Dixie, her friends and family, their band’s music, and a surprise new character who comes into their life. It is an amazing and romantic and unputdownable read.

Every last question is answered. Each character’s story is nicely wrapped up. Readers will be more than satisfied when they turn the final page, though they will surely miss these characters they have gotten to know so well over the course of the series.

Caisey Quinn hits a home run with this much-awaited final book in the series. From its incredible writing, to its moments that will either break your heart or mend it, to its intense, passionate and hotter than heck love scenes, it proves itself to be a wonderful, beautiful and oh so memorable must read.

The Rating


The Excerpt

missing-dixie-available-now (1)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’m sorry.
I’m trying.
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.
A forever.

I fucking hope so.

I just have no clue how we’ll ever manage to get there.

About Caisey Quinn

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Caisey Quinn lives in Nashville, Tennessee and is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series and several other New Adult Romance titles. Her Neon Dreams series about a country rock crossover band paying their dues in life and in love on their rocky road to fame is now available from Avon/William Morrow.


Other Books in the Series


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Title & Series: LEAVING AMARILLO (Neon Dreams #1)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Release date: March 17, 2015
Pages: 352
Formats: Paperback, eBook


Nashville meets New Adult in Neon Dreams, a dramatic, sexy series from bestselling author Caisey Quinn, about a country band’s rocky road to fame—and the ambition, dreams, and love of the people who make the music.

Dixie Lark hasn’t had it easy. She lost her parents in an accident when she was young and grew up in a ramshackle house on a dirt road in Amarillo with her ailing grandparents and overprotective older brother. Thanks to her grandfather, Dixie learned to play a mean fiddle, inspired by the sounds of the greats—Johnny and June, Waylon, and Hank. Her grandfather’s fiddle changed Dixie’s life forever, giving her an outlet for the turmoil of her broken heart and inspiring a daring dream.

Ten years later, Dixie and her brother Dallas are creating the music they love and chasing fame with their hot band, Leaving Amarillo. But Dixie isn’t enjoying the ride. All she can think about is Gavin, the band’s tattooed, tortured drummer who she’s loved since they were kids. She knows he feels the connection between them, but he refuses see her as more than his best friend’s little sister.

Convinced that one night with Gavin will get him out of her system, Dixie devises a plan. She doesn’t know that her brother has forbidden Gavin from making a move on her-a promise he swore he’d always keep . . . a promise that once broken will unexpectedly change the future for Dixie, Gavin and the band.



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Title & Series: LOVING DALLAS (Neon Dreams #2)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Release date: March 16, 2015
Pages: 320
Formats: Paperback, eBook


In the second novel in bestselling author Caisey Quinn’s Neon Dreams series, a country rock band and its members embark on the rocky road to fame and find love along the way.

Dallas Lark is so close to achieving his dream of making it big in country music that he can taste it. Arriving in Nashville after signing with sexy, successful manager Mandy Lantram, his life goes from tragedy and turmoil to one lucky break after another—except it isn’t really luck because Dallas has sacrificed everything for his career, leaving behind his band, sister, best friend, and high school sweetheart, Robyn, in the pursuit of fame.

Robyn Breeland is a successful marketing coordinator and promotions specialist for a thriving liquor distributor out of Texas. She loves every aspect of her job: coming up with new ideas, traveling, hosting promotional parties and exclusive events—until it brings her face-to-face with the man who broke her heart, prompting her to erect a steel cage around it.

When their paths collide and they’re forced to work together, Dallas and Robyn realize that the old spark they thought they’d extinguished might still be a burning flame.


The Giveaway

There is a tour-wide giveaway for…

  • TEN (10) copies of LEAVING AMARILLO
  • TEN (10) copies of LOVING DALLAS
  • SIGNED paperback set of Neon Dreams series

Enter in the Rafflecopter below…

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The Tour So Far

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