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Girl with Guitar

(Kylie Ryans #1)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  6,057 ratings  ·  558 reviews
New Adult. MA 17+ Content.

After Kylie’s dad dies in a freak accident, he leaves her with nothing other than her crazy step-mother, Darla, and the ability to play guitar. When Darla kicks Kylie out and she loses her job all in the same day, she hops a bus to Nashville determined to make her late father’s dreams come true. Waitressing and saving her pennies to record a demo,
Paperback, 210 pages
Published May 22nd 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published May 21st 2013)
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Alex is The Romance Fox
You know a book that leaves you feeling happy and with a smile on your face? Well, Girl with Guitar, the 1st book in Caisey Quinn’s Kylie Ryan’s Trilogy, is totally so one of those!

I am beyond obsessed with rock star stories and when I need another fix….I look for another book to keep me happy.
Although I am not exactly a country music aficionado….rock is more me…but there is one country song that I totally love…allright…I’ll tell you…Jolene by Dolly Parton!!! Country musicians…hum….do I luvvvv K
Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
3 Stars

What an adorably sweet and tender read!

Many thanks to this awesome author for being kind enough to gift her story. You sincerely ROCK...Kylie-style!

Kylie Ryans is an 18 year old spitfire who has been somewhat beaten down by life, but is far from defeated. Armed with raw talent and fierce determination, she sets off for Nashville to pursue her dream of becoming a country music singer. With a strong mind and a sassy tongue, it seems Kylie wont let anything or anyone stand in her way...until
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Book 1 of 3. Series complete.
After Kylie’s dad dies in a freak accident, he leaves her with nothing other than her crazy stepmother, Darla, and the ability to play guitar. When Darla kicks Kylie out and she loses her job all in the same day, she hops a bus to Nashville determined to make her late father’s dreams come true.

Waitressing and saving her pennies to record a demo, her big break comes when she’s
Apr 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
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4-4.5 Stars

Kylie Quinn is not looking for love. She is looking to make it big. After Kylie’s father dies, she has nothing to keep her home in Oklahoma. It’s almost her 19th birthday, so she takes a bus to Nashville in hopes of becoming a country singer/songwriter.

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“Kid, you’re either crazy or desperate and you have to be both to make it here. I think you’re gonna do just fine.”
Both, Kylie thought to herself. I’m both.

Running out of money and not able t
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Amy | Foxy Blogs by: Erica

4.5 stars! Thank you to the author for allowing me to read this book early. :) Great job for your first book.

Kylie is a girl looking to make it big in Country Music.
Trace is a well known Country singer who has a chip on his shoulder.

When the two of them go on tour together sparks fly both good and bad. "It's usually the people we care about that we hurt the most."

The world wants fun and shiny and new, but I save the best of me for when I'm alone with you
Alexis *Reality Bites*
SPOILER FREE REVIEW -mature content reader discretion is advised.
4 STARS out of 5
Genre:New Adult Romance

LOVED THIS BOOK! Do not miss out on this, READ IT, you will not regret it! I was literally kicking myself for having this book sit in my Kindle for weeks before I got to it! Yes, it was that G O O D!!!

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‘She should’ve just thanked the audience, hopped down off the stage, and resumed her regularly scheduled life. But she didn’t. Instead she made the colossal mistake of looking over into hazel
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Girl with Guitar is like a hit country song that I want to leave on repeat! EASY 5 Stars!

Smitten's Book Blog

So so so so soooo good!

I absolutely loved this book. It was totally what I was in the mood for and it hit every spot.

Let me start by saying that Kylie is the best female lead I have read in aaaages! At just eighteen, she is still young and vulnerable but she has such a great attitude. She isn't afraid to speak her mind and make heads roll when necessary and it was so refreshing.

"You probably have about fifteen minutes until some guy with deeper dimples and tighter jeans, if that's possi
Caisey Quinn
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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I'm the author, so I might be slightly biased. ;) But I hope y'all love Kylie's story as much as I do!!
Jennifer Kyle
Apr 10, 2013 rated it really liked it

Kylie Quinn’s heading for Nashville with her guitar, a few dollars in her pocket and some big dreams of making her deceased father proud by pursing a singing career in the country music industry.

Kylie's world is never the same after she takes the stage at open mic night at the bar she is currently working at. It seems that none other than Trace Corbin, the hot young country singer is in attendance and the two share the stage…

Things happen quickly for Kylie she finds herself on tour with Trace wh
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
Jun 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾ by: Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~

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 hell of a lot more powerful than her.

She didn’t know what he was looking for, but his eyes sought answers in hers that she didn’t have. She didn’t even know what the question was. She just wanted him. Like she had never wanted anything or anyone in her entire life.

After her father dies in a freak work accident, Kylie is left with nothing but her guitar and her
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**4 Sweet Trace ♥ Corbin Stars**

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Kylie is left with nothing when her dad dies in a freak accident, except her wonderful country music and her crazy, uncaring step-mother, Darla. She is all alone in the world, so she up sticks and leaves for Nashville, determined to make her dreams of being a country singer/songwriter come true.
★ Music is the most important thing in her life ★
Kylie is about to give up on her dreams....she
E.M. Tippetts
Apr 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My only complaint is that it's disgusting how well Caisey can write. When I found out this novel was a NaNoWriMo project, I figured I had to become friends with Caisey or else I'd hate her guts from jealousy. Fortunately, she's also a lovely person, as well as being a talented writer.

Kylie Ryans has nothing, which means she has nothing to lose, so when she gets the chance to tour with troubled, formerly platinum selling star, Trace Corbin, it's her one shot at achieving her dreams. The problem?
Elizabeth Lee
Apr 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Review coming soon! :-)

Had to include this for now!

Feb 02, 2015 rated it liked it
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Sweet innocent Kylie just lost her much loved Dad in a horrible accident. He left her the evil stepmother who throws her out after accusing her of sleeping with her men toys. She takes what little she owns and heads to Nashville to fulfill a promise she made to her father. She is going to be a country star ! She need a job, a place to sleep and a place to play. After finding those she meets the biggest ego, drunkest player in town and there begins a new chapter on the country road of heartbreak ...more
*The lovely Caisey Quinn provided me with a proof copy*


Here’s a confession: I’m obsessed with country music. *Gasp! What?! No way!* I know, I know, who would have guessed? I live in Kansas. I’ve been in the country my whole life, minus my college years. I retweet waaay too many pictures of Luke Bryan on Twitter. And my blog tagline says I love beer and cowboy boots. It should be a no-fugging-brainer that I l
Rachel Harris
Recently, I was blessed to "meet" Caisey Quinn on Twitter and given the opportunity to read an advanced copy of her debut, Girl With Guitar. Whenever I read a book written by a friend, or someone who just genuinely seems to be a good person with a great heart, I get a little nervous. I so badly want to like it and am completely terrified that I won't. Thank goodness, this was not the case, for not only did this book meet my expectations, it exceeded them! Now I plan to stalk Ms. Quinn until she ...more
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Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*full review to come around May 15th* 4.5 STARS

Trace freaking Corbin was standing there with a guitar in one hand and the other to his eyes scanning the crowd for....HER
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**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Caisey!
Jacqueline's Reads
Apr 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
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4 Stars

Girl with Guitar was a delightful, refreshing and slightly angsty read with a country music theme.


After the recent death of Kylie’s father, her step mom kicks Kylie out of the house and with no home to go to, Kylie moves to Nashville to pursue her dream as a country music singer. Trying to save money to record a demo, Kylie becomes a waitress. Trace is a famous country singer man-whore with a string of issues that is starting to hurt his career. Trying to revamp his imag
May 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I give this book 4 stars because:
1. It was fast paced read.
2. The drama didn't last that long.
3. The book sucked me in so much that I was at 80% before I realized how far I had read.
4. Even though parts of this book reminded me of other rock star books, it still had new elements I hadn't read about before.
5. A few times it provoked deep emotions out of me.
6. I like how the book ends.

Trace Corbin is sexy and can be very sweet and sometimes he has some sweet things to say as well. On the ot
4.75 stars
Awesome awesome awesome book! Hot and emotional!
Re-read: July 2013
Still a beautiful read! I'm really excited for book 2 now and am scared bc I really want Trace and Kylie to work it out!!

First read: May 7, 2013
ARC courtesy of author Caisey Quinn in exchange for an honest review.

Holy freaking cow! This is on my favorites shelf for life! I will be reading this again and again. Trace oh Trace. Cowboys and country music what else can you ask for?? I was reeled in by Nashville, country m
Stephanie (Bookfever)
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Even though I know it's wrong, you turned my life into a country song and I keep playin' it, on repeat.

Le feels:

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Ah, where to start? First of all, I love this author. Adore her. She is awesome. I read a paranormal book she wrote under a different name. Christabel by Suzanne Sullivan. I was blown away by it so I knew I wanted to read more books of her. Whether or not they are the same genre. I actually haven't read too mant New Adult books yet because my main genre has always been
Kim Person
Apr 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Girl with Guitar by Caisey Quinn has just made my all time FAVORITE read list ~ O.M.G. what a sweet read with enough gut clinching moments I was totally....................................................

while I was reading this one. Kylie Lou is just a girl literally with her guitar from Pride, Oklahoma ~ Kylie has lost everything & everyone that meant the most to her and her story had me.....................

well Miss Kylie has a dream and that dream stems from her absolute love of music and sh
Holly Baker
May 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
**********ARC given in exchange for an honest review***********

As soon as I saw the synopsis for this book, I knew I had to read it. I was expecting it to be good and I wasn't disappointed. In fact, I was surprised by just how much I actually loved it!

The story focuses on 18 year old Kylie Ryans who dreams of making it as a Country singer. After losing her Mother at a young age, Kylie is brought up in a single parent household by her Father with whom she is incredibly close. As she gets older,
Anne OK
Apr 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Wonderful, marvelously written contemporary romance. Fun-to-read with a sassy, witty and determined heroine who didn't back down and stood strong and proud. Loved it! And of course, an added plus was the Oklahoma references!
Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 oh-my-god-i-love-this-book stars

Ahhhhhhhhhh. When is the next book coming out?!? Must have! now!

Ok, a full gush-fest to come.
Apr 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great story of a girl who uses her dreams to help herself.
I cried. I smiled. I enjoyed the book.
May 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Okay, so I was gifted this book on twitter, when @bookswinefood was being generous one evening... I was lucky enough to be on my TL at the right time. That being said, I GLADLY would have paid!! This book immediately became one of my favorites!

Kylie Ryan's is a young, beautiful talent just looking to find some new roots, and accomplish her dream of succeeding in country music.. She knows this is nearly impossible in Nashville considering its the shark tank of
May 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is one of my all time favorites. It had me hooked from the very first page. I read it back when I didn't really do reviews, but the next book is coming out soon and I can't wait.

I loved Kylie. She has spunk and fire and she never lost who she really is. She is to this day one of my top 10 heroines.

Trace, oh Trace how I hate to love you. Damn you for being so damn hot.

This is a must read. It's one of the books I've re-read.

Elizabeth (Liz)
Jul 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Really, really enjoyed this one for someone who loathes country music:)
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Caisey Quinn is the bestselling author of more than fifteen contemporary romance novels published both traditionally (HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin/Random House) and independently. She is the mother of two little ones and a wife splitting her time between Nashville, TN and a small town in Alabama.

Her latest novel: Blood & Lace, an edge of your seat dark romantic thriller is available n

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