{ARC Review} Girl In Love by Caisey Quinn

Title: Girl In Love
Series: Kylie Ryans #3
Author: Caisey Quinn
Published: 4th Feb 2014
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: eARC provided by author for fair & honest review
Rating: 5/5

She's living her dream...

Kylie Ryans is the biggest thing to come out of Nashville since, well, since Trace Corbin. With a hit album and a powerful label behind her, she appears to be the girl who has it all.

But appearances can be deceiving.

Fresh out of rehab, Trace Corbin is ready to take on the world. Just not the girl he walked away from. Because if there's one thing he knows for certain, it's that the people you love are the ones who have the power to destroy you.

As their worlds collide, they'll have to make the ultimate choice. Follow their dreams, or give it all up for love.

They say love conquers all, but for Kylie and Trace, it just might wreck everything they've worked for.

The story:
Wow, just wow!! This story was everything I hoped it would be and more!! Trace & Kylie sure don't make it easy on themselves (or us for that matter!), and we are taken on one hell of an emotional roller coaster. After the heartbreaking ending in Girl On Tour, Kylie struggles to recover from her broken heart. She closes herself of from the world around her and focusses on her music. Her career is taking off, but she's never been more unhappy or felt more alone in her life.

Trace, now out of rehab is ready to make his musical comeback, and his record label knows just the person he should tour with...Kylie of course! After both reluctantly agree to their joint tour, things start to get interesting, and the sexual tension between them is ready to explode. However Kylie is determined to shut her heart away forever and tries to convince herself and everyone else she's moved on by singing a song she wrote which basically went like this:

Your Love Is Like A Giant Pigeon Crapping On My Heart

Oh Kylie you are so wrong *shakes head*

My heart broke so many times in this book I almost didn't survive, but I can guarantee you that the ending is so worth all the pain. It was simply perfect!

The characters:
Kylie is a little darker in this book, she's edgier and lost a lot of the innocence she had from the first two books. She's learned some hard lessons, that have left her feeling completely alone in the world. She's shut her emotions away and exists in a content state of numbness. It's not until Trace comes back into her life and challenges her zombie like existence, that she starts to feel things again.

Trace has worked so hard to overcome his alcohol addiction, but being around Kylie and reliving his heartbreak everyday is a huge challenge for him. He's a much stronger character in this book, and it was great seeing him make such huge progress in his recovery. He still makes mistakes, usually involving Kylie, but that just make him all the more believable as a character.

And I must mention Steven, the tattooed guitarist. He's there for Kylie after her breakup with Trace, and although neither of them have strong feeling for each other there is a little blurring of the friendship lines. I wanted to hate Steven, because he was getting in the way of Kylie and Trace getting back together, but instead I actually kind of fell in love with him. He doesn't use Kylie or treat her badly, he's actually really sweet and I'm hoping that he & Mia may get their own spin off novella.

The romance:
Kylie and Trace or Trylie (hehe I love that name) don't make things easy on themselves. Kylie is so afraid of getting her heart broken again that she's determined to keep away from Trace as much as possible, but touring on the same bus in such close quarters made for some extremely sexually charged scenes! It's clear to absolutely everybody, except them, that they are still hopelessly in love with each other, and it'll just be a matter of time before they succumb to their attraction. There are some truly heartbreaking scenes, mixed perfectly with those seriously steamy ones we all love!

The Writing:
Caisey is one of those fabulous authors that doesn't just write about emotional stories, but weaves the emotions into the pages. She doesn't sugarcoat things, people make mistakes and life is mess. Her characters have realistic flaws, that make them so believable and relatable. You know exactly how the characters feel and are right there with them every step of the way. I have loved absolutely everything this women writes and I doubt that will ever change! 

After reading Girl On Tour I was ready for Trace & Kylie to get their happy ending, and I couldn't be any happier at how their story finishes. I cried, cringed and laughed my way through this series and loved every second of it!

Sexuality: medium-strong / sex scenes
Violence: mild / minor punch up
Language: medium / several f words
Drugs & alcohol: strong / main character deals with alcohol addiction


  1. Kylie Ryans series sounds like exactly the kind of books I truly love to read! I don't know why, but I enjoy having music in my romances so much it's amazing. So this whole series is going on my TBR thanks to your wonderful review, Amy.
    Have a fantastic Monday and a wonderful week. Happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    1. Thanks Lexxie!! I love stories with music in them too and what I really enjoyed about this one where the lyrics that Caisey wrote - they sounded like they could be from actual songs. Hope you enjoy the series as much as I did!

  2. Awe I am so happy you finally got your HEA. The ride there sounds intense, hot and sweet. Lovely review!

    1. It was certainly a roller coaster, and I couldn't of been happier that we finally got the HEA I was waiting for!

  3. good to know there is a happy ending! sounds like an emotionally thrilling book. So glad to hear you enjoy it! I saw many beautiful reviews on this book particularly.

    1. It was such a relief to have the perfect ending for them!


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