Quickie Review – Idol by Kristen Callihan

Posted December 8, 2017 by smutmatters in Contemporary, Reviews / 0 Comments

Quickie Review – Idol by Kristen CallihanIdol by Kristen Callihan
Series: VIP #1
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on June 7th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 338
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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four-stars
three-half-flames

Libby
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?
Killian
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 away to coax the hermit from her shell and keep her with me. Because, with Libby, everything has changed. Everything.

Rockstar romances are a bit of a mixed bag for me. There have been a few that I’ve loved, (Lauren Dane’s Hurley Boys series, Nalini Singh’s Rock Kiss series)  and a few that the very rock-starness of them was a huge drawback and caused me no small amount of eye-rolling with their angst and drama.

Liberty Bell (yes, her parents were hippies) finds Killian James passed out drunk on her lawn and goes after him with the garden hose. This book just takes off from there. I’ve written enough about my love of Kristen Callihan, so I don’t think anyone will be surprised when I say that I loved this one, too.

Liberty and Killian just worked. He was so supportive of her dreams, encouraging her and being genuinely happy for her when her music started to take off. She’s the first person he’s met since he became famous who didn’t treat him like a rockstar, who just treated him like Killian. Like so many other couples, they’re both so eager to make each other happy that they continue to push down their feelings and not say what they so desperately want to say, until it all comes spilling out at the worst time.

This is a great start to a new series by Kristen Callihan. If you liked the Game On series, you’re going to want to grab this one, too.

About Kristen Callihan

Kristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she’d rather do. She is a three-time RITA nominee, and winner of two RT Reviewer’s Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and the Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book FIRELIGHT received RT Magazine’s Seal of Excellence, was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher’s Weekly, and was named the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she is not writing, she is reading