Review: Girl On Tour by Caisey Quinn

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Title: Girl on Tour (Kylie Ryans #2)
Author: Caisey Quinn
Genre: Romance
Age Group: New Adult (MA 17+ Content)
Release Date: August 27, 2013
Cover Design & Format: E.M. Tippetts Book Design


An up and comer trying to make a name for herself...

KYLIE never expected to be stuck on a tour bus with a pampered princess and her boyfriend’s ex.

A troubled artist struggling to hold onto his career...

TRACE thought he was finally getting to do things his way. Until the label added co-headliner Gretchen Gibson, the only person in country music with more issues than him, to his No Apologies tour.

Surrounded by tabloid rumors and people they can't trust, Kylie and Trace need each other more than ever. But the choices they make will change everything.

Because chasing your dreams and following your heart don’t always lead you to the same place…

Our Review:
4 Glasses of Wine

Girl On Tour is book two of three in the Kylie Ryans series. I had the pleasure of also reviewing Girl with Guitar as well. As a reader I have mixed emotions about a series. Sometimes they are completely warranted to tell more of an in-depth story line. Sometimes they are complete bullshit and really could have been summed up in TWO books instead of THREE. Sadly, I think this book falls into the second category. I so wish this had only been a two book series. I really, really, REALLY love Kylie and Trace! However I felt like this book had a lot of filler to stretch it into a trilogy.

The book picks up right where Girl with Guitar left off. Kylie is out on her tour with Mia and Lily. Trace is on his tour with an "old friend" Gretchen Gibson. Spending time apart sucks and they soon realize that the stress and pressure of "fame" can make or break you. Kylie is young  (lets not forget shes 19 people) and is still new to relationships. It makes it harder when your boyfriend used to be a man whore and may have a slight drinking problem. So lets just say a little thing trust becomes an issue. Trace has never felt the way he feels about Kylie and it both scares and excites him. When an old friend winds up on tour with him some shit is thrown in his face that he would rather push under the rug. Trying to make a relationship work long distance and dealing with your own failing life can be stressful. So whats a drink....or two to calm the nerves?!?!?! There is no denying that these two have passion and chemistry. When they come together it is explosive! When they are apart the relationship may just be a bomb ticking away until it explodes in their faces.

"I was broken. Dead inside," she whispered. "You made me feel alive."

                                                    "He wanted to kiss her more than he wanted air."

This book does leave you with a cliff hanger, although it was well placed and thought out. Trace has to deal with his own shit and get his life on track before he can make this thing with Kylie work. Kylie needs to stop making excuses for Trace and step back and see the big picture.

"She deserved someone who could give her forever. A future. Promises that would be kept. All he could give her was today."

Girl on Tour is not exactly fast paced and not much happened. Trace and Kylie spent most of their time apart touring. We did learn that in order to love someone else the way they need to be loved you have to love yourself first!  Can Trace and Kylie have their happily ever after?? I look forward to reading Girl in Love, the third and final book in this series.This Wino gives Girl on Tour 4 glasses of white zin.

Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She is the author of several New Adult Romance novels featuring country girls finding love in unexpected places. She is currently working on Girl in Love, the third and final book in the Kylie Ryans series.
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Author Interview:
A huge thanks to the very awesome Caisey Quinn for answering our random questions!

Are you a wine drinker? If so, what is your favorite type? If not, name your poison? Coffee, Soda, Chocolate? All of the above?

I’m a wine drinker. I prefer sweet whites like Riesling and Moscato. I’m also a coffee drinker but I prefer it iced. And with chocolate syrup on top.

What characteristics, if any, do you share with Kylie? 

We both HATE to ask for help. But sometimes you just gotta!

I'm sure naming your characters is much like naming your children. How did you come up Trace and Kylie? And give us Rae too, as that's my middle name.  :)

I wish I had a cute story about this but I don’t. Both names just came to me as soon as I started plotting the story. Rae is named after my cousin who is adorable and spunky and just had to have a character named after her!

Tell us about your writing rituals? Silence vs Music? Coffee house vs comfy chair? Mac vs PC? Bananas vs Pears (Just making sure you are paying attention.)

No fruit is involved but I do have a comfy chair and I write in silence unless I find inspiration from a certain song. Sometimes I’ll put on the soundtrack for a book as I edit/revise if I have it created already. I’m a recent convert and use a MAC. Macs for Life!!

E-book vs physical book?

I’m a former English teacher so I’m a paperback/hardcover girl. But I have recently been filling my Kindle and it is handy at bedtime not to need a reading light.

If Physical: Dog ear vs bookmark? (Wow, there are a lot of "vs" in this interview)

If it’s my personal book I might dog-ear a page of something I loved so I can come back, otherwise I always use a bookmark. (Or sticky note, envelope, whatever I have handy!)

If E-book: Are you a highlighter or note taker? 

I do both!

Who is your current book boyfriend? 

Current one is a secret because I’m writing him! 


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  2. I messed up that last post, lets try this again! *giggles* I'm so glad you liked Girl on Tour even though the cliffhanger was frustrating for you! I'm in LOVE with this series. I guess I feel a little differently because I am so glad this is a trilogy. I think Trace's drinking issues run deep! If it had all wrapped up in a pretty nice little bow at the end of Girl on Tour, I think that would have been too perfect. Roll my eyes perfect, you know? I like that it's real. Some of the rushed sappy endings get on my nerves. It's funny how we all like different things. Most people have to have epilogues and I don't. HAHA. Anyways, before I write a book on here...awesome interview too! It's a southern thing, Caisey! We all love sweet wine and don't want to ask for help. Us southern girls have sweet tooth's and stubborn streaks! Love your blog! <3

  3. Great review, although I am glad this is a trilogy. But maybe that's just so I have Trace and Kylie a little longer! :) Loved the interview too, but Caisey, I can't believe you might dog-ear a page of a book, even if it's yours! But my bookmark is always whatever is handy, too! <3