Vanishing Dreams (A Devil's Bend Novel)

Vanishing Dreams (A Devil's Bend Novel)

by Nicole Edwards

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Vanishing Dreams (A Devil's Bend Novel) by Nicole Edwards

Dalton Calhoun hadn't always planned on a life up on the big stage, beneath the bright lights, but that was where he found himself. A second chance of sorts. An opportunity that had come along after his real dreams vanished when he was eighteen years old. Although country music was more than he could've expected, he'd never dismissed the notion that there was still something missing.

When Dalton followed his buddy Cooper Krenshaw to Devil's Bend, Texas, it didn't take long before Dalton realized just what that was. But just because he has topped the country music charts, and made his fair share of women swoon, doesn't mean that everything comes easy to him. And when he sets his sights on the black haired, gray eyed waitress at The Rusty Nail, Dalton realizes he might just have to work for what he wants.

Katie Clarren's life has been a series of unfortunate events, starting from the time her mother left on her eighteenth birthday. Not exactly how she had planned to spend one of the major turning points in her young life. Nor had she planned to spend the next five years dealing with the fallout. Somewhere along the way, Katie adapted, doing exactly what she needed to do in order to survive. But Katie has secrets that even her closest friends don't know. Secrets she has worked hard to protect.

Although she longs for handsome, charming, country music sensation, Dalton Calhoun, she knows that anything that starts between them can't last. Too bad her heart doesn't seem to be on the same page. Katie gives in to her love for Dalton, needing that human connection that has been missing for so long. But when it comes time to make the hard decisions, Katie forces herself to walk away from him. To protect her secrets, and him. The last thing she wants to do is hurt Dalton, no matter how much pain she has to endure in the process. She loves him.

Can the two of them overcome the secrets and lies? Can they look to the future and stop living in the past? Or will they keep dwelling on the dreams that vanished, not seeing what is right in front of them? Each other.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939786296
Publisher: Nicole Edwards
Publication date: 10/06/2014
Series: Devil's Bend Series , #2
Pages: 218
Sales rank: 377,275
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)

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Vanishing Dreams 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Donald361 More than 1 year ago
Another 5 STAR read by Nicole Edwards.. this women can rock the pages.. You get to hear a little about Cooper & Tess from Book 1, you get a little taste of Braydon Walker from Alluring Indulgence & and you get a peek at what may be ahead for Tess's brother in future reads. Amazing how Nicole can tangle all them in and keep us wanting more.. Dalton is a Country Music Heart throb who feels as though something is missing in his life.. He arrives in Texas to help out his friend Cooper and meets Katie.. Instant attraction for Dalton.. Katie is a mystery, not a star struck fan girl - a real down to earth type.. doesn't talk much about herself.. you know there's more to her then meets the eye, but what... you'll have to read the story to find out.. we all have pasts some things hinder our future more than others.. I enjoyed the way Nicole wrote this story, another joyous ride through one of her books.. The women just never disappoints. Looking forward to the next book in the series..
Sammyjk More than 1 year ago
5 Even Hotter Stars!! TITLE~ Vanishing Dreams AUTHOR~ Nicole Edwards GENRE~ Adult-Erotic Romance-Music-Contemporary PUBLISHED~ October 21st 2014 by SL Independent Publishing, LLC PURCHASED/COST~ ARC for review MY RATING~ 5/5 MY THOUGHTS~  I was provided with an ARC for review. So, if I thought I was in love with Cooper Krenshaw from book 1, Chasing Dreams, I was terribly mistaken, because Dalton Calhoun has definitely taken up residence in my heart! Hot and sexy don't even begin to describe this man! I won't go into further detail though, because I'd rather let y'all experience the man for yourselves. Again, Nicole Edwards has written another book that is beautiful, hot, and amazing enough for the record books! Vanishing Dreams is beautifully written and has stayed with me since I read the very last page. The characters are as amazing as they all were in book 1, Chasing Dreams, if not even more so. Again, the story flowed well and there were twists and turns in this one that couldn't be predicted from the beginning. Vanishing Dreams overlaps with Chasing Dreams and as such, we get more insight into Cooper & Tessa's story as well as surrounding characters. Also, as a HUGE kicker and a little fact that makes author Nicole Edwards a big F'ing TEASE, we get a little...wait for it... I've only got two words for you...BRAYDON WALKER!! <3  Vanishing Dreams has been added, alongside it's predecessor, Chasing Dreams, to my "to re-read" and "favorites" lists! I can't wait for more! Hurry up, Nicole!
GrrrGirl More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy a book by Nicole Edwards. Her characters are hot and famous but she makes them be real in spite of their celebrity. Those wonderful characters fall in love in a small town and live there between tours. Read the first Devil's Bend before reading this one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
10 stars
missy55GA More than 1 year ago
Nicole Edwards does not disappoint with the 2nd book in this series, Devil’s Bend. We meet Dalton Calhoun in the 1st book and knew we loved him. Dalton's story is great and then we met Katie. Love stories when the main characters save each other. You do not guess the twist Nicole is going to throw at you. Enjoy this. I am ready for the next story. Thanks Nicole Edwards & Good Writing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the story of Grant, Lane and Gracie. All the obstacles that they fight among themselves to finally admitted the love one another.
MMRNY More than 1 year ago
Vanishing Dreams is the second book in the Devil's Bend series by Nicole Edwards, and it is the story of Dalton Calhoun and Katie Clarren. This book was excellent. It is by far my favorite in the series. This book was nothing like what I expected it to be. In fact, it was so much better than anything my little mind could even dream up. Nicole Edwards gave us absolute perfection with the story of Dalton and Katie. It was emotional, heart-wrenching, confusing, aggravating, and all around Excellent!! Dalton and Katie's story blew me away!! I loved how Nicole Edwards was able to overlap Vanishing Dreams with Chasing Dreams, as well as with her Alluring Indulgence (the Walker Brothers) series. Nicole Edwards is a storytelling genius, and I cannot wait to read Jack's story, which is up next in the series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nicole Edwards again delivers a steamy, sexy novel that has her characters edging toward something they didn't expect. She adds heat, a little country music and even more hot cowboys.
TracyG-1 More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is book two in the Devil’s Bend series.  It’s Dalton and Katie’s story.  A little background on Dalton and Katie.  Dalton is a country music star.  He was forced to give up his ultimate dream after an incident just before he graduated from high school.  Singing wasn’t his first love.  Katie has some secrets of her own.  For some reason she doesn’t want anyone to know her past or her struggles.  Dalton knows Katie’s the one for him the minute he sees her.  Katie falls for Dalton but is afraid of her past hurting him.  Can they overcome the secrets keeping them apart? Will they make their dreams come true? This book was well-written, easy-to-read, and fast-paced.  I finished it in one sitting.  Even though “Vanishing Dreams” is part of a series, it can easily be read as a stand-alone.  I was intrigued from the beginning, wondering what horrible secret Katie was keeping.  I had so many different theories in my head.  I wasn’t expecting the secret to be what it was.  From my point of view, it really wasn’t that bad.  I think the worst part about it all was the lack of communication and trust that Dalton and Katie both gave each other.  I have to say that I absolutely loved Dalton, until I hated him and wanted to do him bodily harm.  Really, his reaction was just way over the top.  Horribly, horribly outrageous.  I also hated the way Katie handled their makeup, I hated that she was apologizing as much as she was.  I lost a little respect for her there.   I really wanted Dalton to grovel a whole lot more.  I loved the epilogue. Overall, another great book by Nicole Edwards. 4-Bombs Reviewed by Tracy
Book_worms77 More than 1 year ago
This is Katie and Dalton's book. I gave this book 5 stars.  Nicole is one of my favorite authors. I love all she writes and just soak it up like a sponge. This story was no different, I was so excited to continue to read about Devils Bend. This is book number two. Yes this is book two in the series and although you might get a better feel for the town and the characters in the books this can be read as a stand alone.  Katie .. Poor, poor, Katie. She has been through so much in her life. It is hard for her to trust and let people in. She has put her life back together the best way she knows how. But then she meets Dalton and his sexy ways and she realizes her life might not be all she wants it to be. BUT letting Dalton in would mean revealing her secrets and she is not ready to do that. So even though she cares about Dalton and loves him she knows she has to keep her distance and that there isn't much of a future for them.  Can Dalton get past her walls? Can he show Katie that he is real and that he is in it for the long haul ?? Dalton finds everything he wants in Devils Bend when he follows his friend, he never thought he would lose his heart to beautiful Katie. Dalton is sweet and handsome and everything she has looked for. Will they get past all the secrets and be able to make it work. I do believe that Ms. Nicole has done it again. Well she always does I don't know why I was surprised. These two are beautiful together and I was sucked into the pages of this story. I love this series, I can't wait to read Adam and Jack's story. I am sure they are going to be just as sizzling. Thank you Nicole for another amazing story!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was too much, but not enough... Let me tell you, Nicole Edwards knows how to write a sexy cowboy. She does it so good that I get goose bumps just reading it when Dalton says Darlin'. Take a big muscular, tall, sexy cowboy that fills out his blue jeans in the front, and the back, and add a deep voice, and then let that normally very polite drawl whisper some dirty-talk...Uh huh...you get the idea. If that's not enough to get your attention, then you're probably not awake. Add some country music, some old friends that you met in Chasing Dreams, and a glimpse of a possible future connection that will have your radar blinking. And did I mention 'the secret'? No, of course I didn't, because it's a secret (shhhh...) No reason why you shouldn't have to suffer like I did, waiting for the mystery to be revealed, turning those pages, guessing, and waiting some more for the big reveal. You might also want to have a cool glass of sweet tea nearby to cool you down when things get hot. (wink-wink)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another hit for nicole edwards! I fell in love with dalton in the first book...but katie and dalton, just wow, cant get enough. Hope this series will continue
RedAE More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with Dalton and Katie!!! Once I started the book I couldn't put it down!! I just love how Nicole gives you more of Cooper and Tessa from Chasing Dreams (book 1) and some of Braydon from Alluring Indulgence (which is TBR Nov 24th!!) plus some of Eric and Izzy and Tessa's brother Jack whose story I hope is the next in the series.  Nicole just never disappoints and she has another great book on her hands! I highly recommend reading this book!! Great job Nicole!!!!