Vanishing Dreams (Devil’s Bend #2)- 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.


I have been itching to read Katie and Dalton’s story since turning the last page on the first book Chasing Dreams, and here they are in all there glory, at long last.
I dont feel it is vastly important for anyone to have read Chasing Dreams before this book as it does stand alone but, i felt having read Chasing Dreams first, really gave me a better introduction and feel to the characters.

Nicole Edwards never disappoints with her books the characters are always well developed, giving them a real feel, you can always relate to them as people in some way.
I enjoyed the way Nicole wrote this story, i liked that Kate was a real down to earth person, not a star struck fan girl.

I can still hear Dalton saying Darlin’ in my head and yes im still dreamy smilin’!

This is a great story and i do like this series, it really draws you in, but there is just something missing for me having fallen so deeply in love with the Walker brothers and all the hot sexyness of the Alluring Indulgence men. I know Nicole must want to mix it up a bit and give us something a little different but this series will come second to the joint first of Alluring Indulgence and the Walker brother for sure.

yet again another wonderful read from this very great author.

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