Girl in Love

Girl in Love

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by Caisey Quinn

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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


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.

**Contains MA 17+ Content

Editorial Reviews

Author of My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century - Rachel Harris
The perfect blend of sass, wit, and poignant relatability, Kylie and Trace will have you cheering, grinning, and squirming until you reach the satisfying ending. So sad to see this beloved series end, but I'm looking forward to what Quinn has planned next.
USA Today Bestselling Author of the Beaumont Series - Heidi McLaughlin
What an incredible journey. I'm happy and sad to see this series end, but it does so perfectly!

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Caisey Quinn
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Kylie Ryans , #3
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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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Girl in Love 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Jackiebkworm More than 1 year ago
Review Loved how everything was wrapped up. I loved the journey Kylie and Trace took. They had their highs and lows. They showed love is messy and it's not a fairy tale. Trace is not perfect, he's the farthest thing from it. But he loves his family and Kylie. He carries around a lot of guilt for somethings that happened in the past. Kylie is young, she's a hothead and loves fiercely but the girl doesn't listen to what people have say. I wanted to glue her to a seat and make her listen to Trace instead of walking away. I loved Mia and Steven and I would have like to see them get their own story. I highly recommend this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a bit anxious the way it started...wasn't sure I wanted to continue...but...went ahead and it was great...the epilog part very well done...loved this author a lot and plan on looking into the next series she has...
FaithSullivan More than 1 year ago
Love is hard. It's something you have no control over. You can't help who you love, and sometimes you can't stop loving them, even when they hurt you. Love can make you feel powerless, helpless, even to the point of hopelessness. That's the way Kylie feels about Trace. She gave herself to him, wholly and completely, only to have him walk away from her. She's had a man leave her before when her father died. She only ever wanted to have a successful country music career to replace that loss, and now that she has it, but it doesn't seem to be enough. Her father didn't choose to abandon her, but Trace did. Now nothing can soothe the ache Trace left in her heart, nothing. Caisey Quinn pens a real life portrayal about what it means to love an alcoholic. It's honest, gritty. She pulls no punches. Trace checks himself into rehab in order to turn himself into a better man for Kylie, but he leaves her with too many false assumptions. He tells her to pursue her career and forget about him. He allows her to think that he's back with his ex. He has no contact with her until he shows up at her place the night of her birthday when she's there with another guy. Things are screwed up and messy, just like in the real world. Trace thinks he knows what he's doing, but in the process he almost loses her for good. Kylie's numb and alone, on the outside looking in. He's not good at expressing his feelings, and she gives up wanting to make him try. She thinks she can move on, but no one gets to her like Trace does. When another guy touches her, all she can think about is that he's not Trace. Caisey draws their inevitable reunion out to the point of exquisite torture, building the expectation surrounding their make-up sex scene to an almost unbearable level. It's what fans are waiting for, and Caisey knows it, getting her readers to see how hard it is for two people to get back together once they've been torn apart. It's difficult for Kylie to trust him again, showing that no one willingly places their hand on a hot stove once they've been burned. But that hot, yet pivotal, scene is well worth the wait. Trace has a signature line, one that captures the essence of the entire trilogy. "I knew I could take care of this." He slid a hand down and cupped her intimately between her legs. "I had to make sure I was worthy of this." Trace's right hand left the throbbing apex of her thighs and came to rest on her heart. Passion. Regret. Renewal. Reconciliation. It's all there. Recovery from addiction never felt so real, so raw, for both the addict and the woman who loves him.
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NOLAreaderMH More than 1 year ago
This is a exceptional conclusion to Kylie and Trace's love story...their struggle to find and keep love in the music business is a page turner. I loved all three books, but this was my favorite!
ssmommie75TB More than 1 year ago
Even though there were times throughout this book that I wanted to be able to choke Kylie,  it was still an amazing book.  Caisey Quinn is such a great a talented author to be able to pull a person into a book and feel all the emotional up and downs that the characters go through.
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This is book three of the girl on tour series. Kaylie is still stuggling with the fact that trace is out of rehab. She never pictured him showing up at her apartment on her birthday and with flowers. But he sees a male friend there and thinks she has moved on. Then forced to do a tour with it. All is fair in love and war. Whick will win. Love i hope. Very good wrap the the series yet sad. Kristy D
Daydream-Books More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars We start where Girl on Tour finished. Kylie is heartbroken over Trace walking away, but she was beginning to pick up the pieces at least to the outside world. With hit singles and awards under her belt Kylie Ryans is in demand. The music and the media attention that comes with it acts as both a diversion and hinderance. A diversion to stop thinking about Trace’s new reported relationship with Gretchen so she pushes herself to work long days and a hinderance in that he is tied musically to everything she does; he is in the audience at an awards ceremony she is performing at, a charity concert he is involved with and of course months on the tour bus that their record label push her to do with him. Both pretend not to be bothered by the other until Trace cannot take it anymore and starts fighting to her despite the imaginary competition he thinks he has with a guitarist for her affections. Caisey’s writing pulls you into both of their heads effortlessly, you can feel what they feel, see what they see, The development of the character’s transition at the beginning of the series through to the end of this one has been pretty flawless. A bittersweet tale of people falling in love, dealing with their past, being forced apart by addiction and then fighting tooth and nail to make it back despite all the hurt and misunderstandings. *arc kindly provided by author for an honest review*
bethlattanzi09EL More than 1 year ago
Girl In Love picks up with a broken hearted Kylie Ryans. The one guy she loved other than her father has now left her and the only way she knows how to function is to constantly focus on her music. She has made a good name for herself now and is trying to function daily but is numb to all emotions. "Grief is like your favorite pair of old sweats. You get comfortable in them. So comfortable you don't want to take them off even to shower. They're worn in and fit just right and you never want to let them go, even when they're stained and gross and have holes all in them." Trace Corbin is broken and has to fix his own issues but he has never forgotten the one girl that he had to walk away from. He knows he destroyed her but he sometimes you must fix yourself first. This is the third book in the Kylie Ryan's series and is a phenomenal story! I loved how I was able to truly feel the emotions of the characters and struggle with them throughout the story. It's hard to be around those you love when you can't have them especially when you now have to go on tour with them. I felt that a lot of the misunderstanding could have been cleared between Kylie and Trace if they would have been more open and honest with each other regarding their feelings. There was also confusion regarding other characters in the story especially with Gretchen and Steven. I loved the fun playful banter that was included in the story too! There was plenty of sexual tension that was between the two main characters! Overall the story was great and told from both Kylie and Trace's POVs. The ending couldn't have been better! So make sure you take the time to follow along the journey or Kylie and Trace to see if you think they should choose love or choose their career.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this series and hate that its ending!
LovinLosLibros More than 1 year ago
Kylie Ryans may be living her dream, but as we can see from the very first pages- she isn't really living at all.... The highly anticipated conclusion to the Kylie Ryans series is finally here! And let me say- it did NOT disappoint. After the heartbreaking ending to Girl on Tour, I was more than ready to find out what would happen next for Kylie and Trace. Their journey together has been a rollercoaster ride- filled with ups and downs, twists and turns. While it may have caused my emotions to go into overload, it was worth every moment and every heartbreak. One of the greatest things about this series is Quinn's character development. I started out the series enjoying Kylie's spunky, feisty, heart-on-her-sleeve attitude and I couldn't stand Trace's arrogance and how he could jerk her back and forth. However, as the story progressed, I found myself falling for Trace (just a bit later than everyone else!). He is definitely a complex character. You really have to peel through his layers to discover the man he really is, but once you do- oh it's worth it! In Girl in Love, my heart ached for both Kylie and Trace as both are have been hurt by the other and have to decide how to forge ahead when their paths eventually cross. Kylie is a shell of the girl we met in Girl With Guitar. No longer bright eyed and bushy-tailed- Kylie has known true heartbreak and sorrow and has given everything her heart could possible give. She is completely numb to the world and throws herself into her music. Her friends are concerned for her and see right past her 'everything is fine' façade. It was very hard to see Kylie this way! Trace had to make a big decision concerning his well being, and while he may have handled it poorly concerning Kylie, he thought he was doing what was best for all involved. Now, after seeking the help he needs to battle his addiction, he is ready to continue his music. As fate throws him and Kylie back together, the big question remains: can the two find their way back to each other and finally have their happily ever after or is there too much pain and betrayal to overcome? After months of separation, Kylie finds she is still not unaffected by Trace Corbin. Seeing him hurts and knowing that he may be with someone else absolutely shatters her. As much as she tries to move forward, he is always at the forefront of her mind, drawing her back in. Kylie is one stubborn girl in this book and I found myself really frustrated with her. However, Trace frustrated me just as equally! He knows what needs to be said if he ever has a shot at getting his girl back and yet he ends up protecting his own heart by making jokes and teasing her when that's the last thing she needs to hear. But, Trace really speaks through his actions and we see how much he loves Kylie on so many occasions because of what he does and how he is there for her. Since Kylie and Trace's road has been so wrought with its ups and downs, I believe the two have gained a deeper appreciation of love and how it should never be taken for granted. There are some people you can live without, but there are some people you don't WANT to live without. Kylie and Trace have not been truly happy in more than a year and when they both remember back to when they were happiest- it was with one another. Sometimes the best kind of love is the one you have to fight to hell and back for and that is what Trace and Kylie did. Girl in Love wouldn't be complete without discussing the role of its side characters. Steven, Mia, Lulu, Hannah, Mike, and Gretchen all play such pivotal roles in the lives of our two main characters. I confess, I had a hard time liking Steven because I knew he was no replacement for Trace. I am glad Quinn took that storyline in the direction she did, because Kylie and Steven were better suited as just friends. Lulu and Mike (a member of Trace's band) had some great quality time with Kylie and I really liked watching them together. Kylie needs her friends to keep her grounded and I loved how they weren't afraid to give it to her straight no matter what. Mia also falls in this category. I was prepared to hate Mia from the last book, but she ended up being a much better friend to Kylie than I ever would have thought. Gretchen is back also, but in what capacity, well you'll have to read to find out! Kylie and Trace have some pretty heavy decisions to make in this book and not just for their own relationship. Careers are at risk and Kylie and Trace both will have to choose the direction they want their lives to take- and if music will remain at the center of it all....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is beautifully written. Trace and Kylie will have you laughing, crying, and screaming at them. Thier love for each other is one that with stands anything that is thrown at it. I can't believe that their story is ending. Thank you Caisey!! You are amazing!!!
BlushingReader More than 1 year ago
5 sizzling stars! (Hell, give it 10 stars)    **If you have not read Girl with Guitar and/or Girl on Tour then you MUST!  Reading this review may contain spoilers for the first two books in this series** It is rare for me to like the third book in a trilogy better than the first two but Caisey Quinn has done it!  I LOVED Girl in Love!  Hands down this was the BEST of the series and hell, this just may be the best book in 2014!   Sitting here trying to write up this review is like reliving the book all over again and I am getting all emotional.  Why? I guess it is because I am so attached to these characters that I feel that once I write this review the experience of Trace and Kylie will be over (I get weirdly attached to fictional characters, I know) and I am not ready to let go.  Caisey Quinn did a beautiful job of taking these characters through realistic situations and I could honestly read about them forever (Girl in Retirement Home, anyone?).  However, the silver lining is even if Kylie Ryans' journey is over, Caisey Quinn's is not and I KNOW we will be getting bigger, brighter and amazing things from this author in the future!  When reading a series like this one it is important not to get spoiled by reviews or blurbs, so I will do my best to keep things neutral and unspoiled for you all.  Girl in Love took me on such an emotional journey that at times I wanted to shake my Kindle, eat my feelings in chocolate and hug everyone.  My heart was in my throat for most of this book and tears were always close to the surface and several times they spilled over.  I found that I was holding my breath waiting (and hoping) and then getting super frustrated with these characters, but I could not stop reading this story!  I had several responsibilities that were ignored or quickly done because I could not resist the pull of this book!  I am not one to skip ahead in books, but I was SUPER tempted to skip to the last chapter to make sure I got the ending I wanted (I didn't, I resisted so you MUST resist too). Caisey Quinn, I might owe you an apology.  There may have been times when reading Girl on Tour and Girl in Love that I didn't trust you to know what was best for Kylie, but I was wrong and you wrote this story the only way it could truly ever be written.  So I am sorry I might have cursed at you under my breath or begged you to leave them alone, you knew what you were doing all along and I will trust your author judgement from now on.   If you are wanting to read a book that will knock you for a loop and really show you that love truly does survive, grow and heal, then you are going to fall in love with Girl in Love!  I want to reach through the internet and hug Caisey Quinn to thank her for writing such a beautiful story, that was so moving my tears came from not only heartbreak but, hope and joy. Please, Caisey, never stop writing.  I loved this series and Girl in Love not only did a great job wrapping up the trilogy, it made this emotional journey a trip I would take time and time and surpassed even my high expectations (which were ridiculous).  Go read this today, you won't be sorry!  (and if for some reason you read this review and haven't read the other books in this series you MUST go get them all now and have a Trace/Kylie reading marathon this weekend)
Caroline_Hat More than 1 year ago
 5 Amazing stars!!! Love love love it!! I just finished Girl in Love and let me say it was soooo worth the wait. I think this is my favorite book of the series. It really pulls at your heartstrings, making you cry, laugh, yell/scream. Several times while reading I was literally on the edge of my seat and sometimes holding my breath. Once you start reading you REALLY do not want to put the book down. Let me just say Trace is Hot Hot Hot and you will fall in love with him and Kylie. I know I did.  I highly recommend this book and if you have not read Girl with the Guitar and Girl on Tour you need to read those before reading Girl in Love, which is the final installment of the series. So grab your box of tissues and get in comfy chair and Enjoy!!! Congrats Caisey on a job well done. Love your books and this series. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry to see the series end:((((( luved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my god. Best book by far! Might be a little spoilerish. I love this series. I'm going to become a producer and make a movie out of it! Kylie and Trace have been through hell and back. Kylie thought Trace had moved on and vice versa. I did want to throat punch Kylie there for a while. Every time Trace came around she wouldn't even give the man a chance. Oh and Gretchen! She was a total hobag until the run in she and Kylie had with each other. I finally appreciated her clearing up what was going on between her and Trace. I myself was getting angrier by the minute with Trace and Gretchen. The best part was when they went on tour together and finally realized their love had not went away. They loved each other too much. No wait. The best part was the song Trace changed! *sigh*. I don't want it to be over. I'm I'm love :(.
busymama49 More than 1 year ago
Kylie and Trace have lost their way… She has now hit it big. She is Nashville’s Sweetheart and her career is on its way to super stardom. Her songs are heartfelt and full of the ache of losing the one man she will ever love. The same man who left her a year ago and walked away from their love. Trace has been fighting his own battles with alcoholism and staying away from Kylie. When he fell for her, he recognized he needed to improve himself so he could be worthy of Kylie. She deserved a better man; one who would not be drunk all the time and with a plunging career. His painful past trying to protect his sisters and his mother from his abusive alcoholic father, has haunted him all his life. The guilt brought on by his inability to protect them from these abuses, still weighs on him during daily nightmares. As I read this book, I cannot help but feel sad for these two characters. They keep butting heads, not really talking to each other, and still jumping to conclusions and so hurting each other. They both know the love they carry inside is deep and unrelenting. Yet, they are unable to communicate and see each other for what they really are. The misunderstandings and the hurt runs so deep, they both react defensively against each other. Caisey Quinn has given us a story in Girl with Guitar, Girl on Tour, and now Girl in Love, full of the realism of what it takes to achieve a young woman’s dreams. The struggle to survive and succeed while fighting for a once in a lifetime love that is fragile and sometimes as elusive as her dreams. They are both ready to let each other go. All they want is for the other to be happy. He is under the assumption that Kylie has moved on; no longer loving him. Kylie is lonely and suffering because no man will do for her. Trace is all she wants. She is also under the misconception that Trace and Gretchen are now together. As this story evolves, we experience the downward spiraling of their love as well as the fragility of their happiness. All is on the line- their careers, their love, and their future. Both will have to decide what really matters. “Sometimes you must choose… and sometimes you must choose love.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a great way to wrap up an excellent series! If you love country music and love you must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVED this book!