Idol by Kristen Callihan

IdolVIP, 1Kristen CallihanNA Contemporary RomancePlain JaneJune 7, 2016Kindle339


I found Killian drunk and sprawled out on my lawn like some lost prince. With the face of a god and the arrogance to match, the pest won’t leave. Sexy, charming, and just a little bit dirty, he’s slowly wearing me down, making me crave more.

He could be mine if I dare to claim him. Problem is, the world thinks he’s theirs. How do you keep an idol when everyone is intent on taking him away?


As lead singer for the biggest rock band in the world, I lived a life of dreams. It all fell apart with one fateful decision. Now everything is in shambles.

Until Liberty. She’s grouchy, a recluse—and kind of cute. Scratch that. When I get my hands on her, she is scorching hot and more addictive than all the fans who’ve screamed my name.

The world is clamoring for me to get back on stage, but I’m not willing to leave her. I’ve got to find a way to coax the hermit from her shell and keep her with me. Because, with Libby, everything has changed. Everything.

Holly hell, I loved this book. I don’t know why I didn’t immediately read it when this first came out (I was probably too busy reading other books or something), but I’m so glad I read this once I got the email that book 2 Managed was out because it put this one right back on the map for me.

What did I like about this story? Well, for one, I liked that it was NA and not set in college. Kind of superficial, but I always like some variety in the stories I read and a lot of them have lately been NA sport-star college or adult historical romances (not that there’s anything wrong with that). What I’m trying to say is that this was like a breath of fresh air.

Let me get into the characters. Liberty “Libby” Bell is just awesome. She’s spunky, knows how to put drunk bums in their place, is a great girlfriend, and can sing (even though she has awful stage fright—like me, though I’m not saying I can sing as great as her)!

Killian—first of all, he has the same name as Captain Hook in Once Upon a Time, which is an immediate win. It’s such a sexy name. Second of all, he’s a rockstar with a heart of gold, the perfect amount of snark, and is a musician (which is always a plus for me).

The plot was interesting, never got boring, and I didn’t guess how everything would turn out down to the detail (which is always nice for a change). Jax is a bit of a jerk throughout the story, which was a bit of a bummer, but the rest of Kill John are great & I’m so excited for the next book!

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