Hopefull, but once again disappointed by a wannabee writer of this Genre. I really cant be bothered going into all the details of this. Just know it free, I think. I can not think of a reason why I would pay money for this. There are characters who have no substance, especially Trace or whats his name. Had enough by just two thirds of this book. Kylie was a winner in this story. It is a shame I was not there to be with her, but you really have to judge thìs by yourself. For me, nothing because of drama queen garbage.
A really great book that I can't believe I haven't reviewed earlier I first read it in early 2013 as it's literally stayed with me for years. From the moment I started this book I was hooked and could not put it down. And I still find it so hard to believe this is a debut novel for this author, her writing is really good.
The book is written in 3rd POV, which I normally don't enjoy as much but after a few pages of getting used to it from 1st POV I was so hooked and could not put this book down. The story starts off with Kylie, an aspiring musician saying goodbye to her dad at his grave before she takes off to Nashville with only a few dollars to her name and her guitar to try to live her dream. She ends up waitressing at the bar she signed up for open mic night and after singing a Trace Corbin song she ends up singing a duet with Trace Corbin himself - a massive country singer - and at that moment her life changes....
"She was from Oklahoma and she knew a thing or two about storm warnings. Trace Corbin was setting off all the sirens inside of her. Kylie was standing directly in the path of something wild and dangerous and a hello fo a lot more powerful than her. Look away, her subconsious screamed. But she couldn't, because for the first time since her daddy dies, she was alive"
Trace Corbin is a hot country yet troubled singer trying to make a comeback but only throwing it all away for a bottle and Kylie has just been given the chance to join him on tour. From the moment they meet there is instant chemistry and I love the sexual tension that is going on between the two of them.
I truly fell in love with both of these characters, the sign of great writing and a great story to make you feel so many emotions and not wanting to see their story end, to want to keep living it right there with them because I felt so connected to them and their pain. I've read the series and it just keeps getting better. She is strong and feisty and he is a fighter. It's not an easy love but that's what makes it a great read.
GIRL WITH GUITAR is the first storyline in Caisey Quinn’s New Adult contemporary series Kylie Ryans. The premise focuses on nineteen year old Kylie Ryans-an up and coming country music star and her struggles to make it big when everyone wants to pull you down.
Girl with Guitar follows Kylie as she endeavors to survive. At a young age, Kylie lost her mother and with the recent death of her father, Kylie would find herself on the streets when her vindictive and angry step-mother kicked her out. With music as her passion, Kylie lands a waitressing job a in bar and one open mic night later, the infamous country star Trace Corbin will offer Kylie a spot on his tour. Only Trace has some issues of his own, and Kylie seems to push all of his buttons.
We watch as Trace continues his downward spiral using alcohol and women only to find himself face to face with a strong-willed and determined Kylie Ryans whose hope to make it big in the music business is dependent on Trace’s sobriety and tour appearances. When it looks like everything is about to fall apart, Kylie tells it like it is and at some point she is hoping that Trace will realize that there is more to life than alcohol and the destruction of his career.
The relationship between Trace and Kylie is acrimonious at best. Trace doesn’t like to be told and Kylie doesn’t want to fail. But Trace’s actions will doom everyone to failure unless he cleans up. There is an instant attraction between the couple, one that cannot be denied but the attraction is hidden behind bitter contempt and fear when so many lives depend on one man and his music. As their relationship begins to develop into friends then lovers, once again, someone is waiting to pull the rug out from under, and Kylie will find herself at the receiving end of maligned gossip, law suits, and hatred from the man with whom she was falling in love.
Girl with Guitar is a storyline that will break your heart when you realize that all Kylie has ever wanted to do was sing; and it will be the people from her past that use their knowledge to bring a young singer down before she has the chance to make it big.
This is a story about betrayal and loss; heartbreak and sorrow; addiction and recovery. This is also a story that will tug at your heart and shed a few tears for a young singer whose only sin is to love to sing and play the guitar.
Caisey Quinn has written a wonderful story of hope where a young woman with dreams of singing and writing songs will find herself climbing the ladder of success only to be pulled down-one vengeful story at a time.