Girl in Love by Caisey Quinn: Review

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.


By Guest Blogger Kathy from Lives and Breathes Book Blog:

Girl in Love is the final book in the Kylie Ryans trilogy.  It is recommended that you read Girl with Guitar and Girl on Tour before Girl in Love.

Girl in Love picks up about 9 months after Girl on Tour.  Both Kylie and Trace are still hurting from their tortuous breakup.  Kylie looks for comfort with fellow musician Steven, while Trace gets emotional support from fellow singer Gretchen.  Usually I have a hard time reading about relationships that aren't the main couple, but in this book it didn't bother me to read about Kylie and Steven.  Kylie and Steven both realize that they want people they can't have:  Kylie wants Trace while Steven wants Mia.  They were just friends who comforted each other in their time of need.  

"Change me.  Make the pain go away.  Kiss his memory right out of my damn head."

When the time comes for Kylie and Trace to make a decision about going on tour together again in order to save their careers they are each worried about the inevitable emotions rise to the surface yet again.  

"No.  I came because..." Because I love you.  I miss you.  I need you and I can't stand having to be on the same planet as you if I can't have you."

"I still love you, Trace.  And it's exhausting pretending that I don't.  I thought you should know."

I have to give props to Caisey Quinn... I thought this final installment was practically perfect!  It felt real and honest.  I was so happy that they didn't jump in and out of a relationship.  They took their time to get to know each other again and also to heal from past mistakes.  You could really feel their pain and the journey they took to get to their final happy place.  I really felt like the experiences they overcame made for a very strong relationship.  

"I love you, too, Trace." She whispered against his mouth.  "I thought you broke my heart.  But you didn't.  You are my heart," she said with a tremor in her voice.

4.5 stars for Girl in Love by Caisey Quinn!

“I don’t want to be involved in anyone’s game. Not his and not the label’s. That’s how I started out, and I’ve put it behind me. My career is about me. Not about him and not about whatever the label wants to spin us as. He and I are nothing and it’s going to stay that way.”
“He who?” Maude Lowenstein prompted. “If your feelings for him aren’t an issue, then how come you haven’t said his name? He’s not Voltemort, last I checked. Saying his name won’t conjure him out of thin air.”
Kylie resisted the urge to fold her arms and glare at the surprisingly sharp and callous woman in her late sixties. And to storm the hell out. She took a deep breath and shrugged.
“Trace. His name is Trace. And while I fully support his A Hand Up charity-thing, I have no interest in being involved in his benefit concert. I’ll donate a signed guitar or something. But I’m not going to it. I wasn’t even technically invited. We done here?”
She began to scoot out of the booth, but her manager reached out and put a hand on her arm.
“You were invited, Kylie. He’s having a hard time. The venue pulled out because of his rehab stay and so did some of his family-friendly sponsors. The event’s been moved to his property in Macon and his sister called me personally and invited you.”
He’s having a hard time.
The words wrapped around her heart and squeezed. Kylie swallowed and looked up at the ceiling. She sucked in a lungful of air and glanced from her agent to her manager.
“All I have to do is show up?”
The other two people at her table exchanged glances and Chaz cleared his throat.
“Um, not exactly. The label was hoping you and Trace would sing The Other Side of Me. On the tailgate of some truck that’s being donated to his charity.”
Kylie’s eyebrows shot up in surprise. “Why do they want us to sing it at some benefit? I don’t see how that would make any difference to them.”
“We don’t know for sure,” Maude answered. “But if I had to make an educated guess, I’d say they’re playing with the idea of sending you two on tour together. Again.”

Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series as well as several New and Young Adult Romance novels featuring country girls finding love in unexpected places. You can find her online at 

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