“A heart wrenching ballad on the page that sings with vulnerability and crescendos with undeniable love. An emotional page-turner from start to finish that will leave you wanting more.” (Jennifer Ryan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author)
Caisey Quinn writes with an integrity, emotional depth, and heart that leaves me breathless. Leaving Amarillo has made me a fan! (Candis Terry)
“This has all the things that make up great country songs: love, longing, and the requisite heartbreak. A rollicking new series!” (Jay Crownover, New York Times bestselling author of ROWDY)
“Quinn’s series debut is a refreshing look at one band’s quest for country music stardom, from the back roads of Amarillo, Tex., to the bright lights of Nashville… Quinn’s novel is a complex emotional rollercoaster ride, with love for family and friends playing as much of a role as romance.” (Publishers Weekly)
From the Back Cover
Music is my everything.
After my parents died when I was a kid, moving into my grandparents' ramshackle house on a dirt road in Amarillo seemed like a nightmare. Until I stumbled upon my grandfather's shed full of instruments. My soul lives between the strings of Oz, my secondhand fiddle, and it soars when I play.
In Houston, I'm a typical college student on my way to becoming a classically trained violinist headed straight for the orchestra pit. But on the road with my band, Leaving Amarillo, I'm free.
We have one shot to make it, and I have one shot to live the life I was meant to. Leaving Amarillo got into Austin MusicFest, and everything is riding on this next week. This is our moment.
There's only one problem. I have a secret . . . one that could destroy everyone I care about.
His name is Gavin Garrison and he's our drummer. He's also my brother's best friend, the one who promised he'd never lay a hand on me. He's the one person I can't have, and yet he's the only one I want.
One week. One hotel room. I don't know if I can do this.
I just know that I have to.