Book Review-Idol by Kristen Calliahan

Book Review-Idol by Kristen Calliahan

Book Review-Idol by Kristen CalliahanIdol by Kristen Callihan
Also in this series: Managed
Series: VIP #1
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on June 7th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Rock Stars
Pages: 338
Format: eBook
Source: Self Purchased
ISBN: 1534622144
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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 away to coax the hermit from her shell and keep her with me. Because, with Libby, everything has changed. Everything.


Libby is content with her small town life, but her world gets turned upside down when a drunk stranger stumbles into her yard and messing up her nice orderly life. She is shocked to learn that he is her next door neighbor, and Libby has a hard time resisting this man that has slowly won over her resistance. Killian has gone after his dreams but has paid a horrible price and now has lost touch with his music and needs to find it again. When Libby and Killian connect, music breathes life back into the both of them and the passion they have for each other. But life intrudes on them, and soon Libby will have to make a painful choice….to follow her own dreams or to share a life with the man she loves….

The Hero

Killian is the lead singer of the most famous rock group, but due to some setbacks, all of them have taken a year off from the music and gone on sabbatical for the time being. Killian almost lost his best friend and has lost his love for music. But when Libby enters his life, he starts to find his passion for music once again. Killian is one of those heroes that may be overdone but is so well written you can’t help but fall mad for him. Killian is a infamous rock star, knows his music and knows his band and knows how to work the crowd. He doesn’t do anything half full and Killian becomes tested but you see how much depth he is capable of.

The Heroine

Libby lives in a small community, and with her parent’s recent deaths, lives away from the public eye and works from home, living a life of contentment. But Libby soon realizes that she needs more than that. Libby has the heart for music, but has denied herself for quite some time. Her parents were famous singers, but didn’t want to encourage her talent because they knew how rough the life could be. However when Libby meets Killian and slowly warms up to him, she discovers her talent for music. I did love seeing Libby come to life in this story and how much she learns and grows as a character. She became so real.

Plot and Story Line

Idol by Kristen Callihan is simply fantastic and even though I was suspecting it to be a average rock star romance….it was not your typical standard story you would expect to find. I admit I was pleasantly surprised by Idol, and with Kristen Calliahan at the helm I should have expected a story that would be different, and it was.  First off, these two don’t meet in your usual conventional way. And boy do these two go at it for a while. There is a bit of flirty angst in the beginnings of their relationship, but soon it goes deeper. Then they both discover music together, and this was one of my favorite aspects of this book. But then reality hits and these two have to make some tough decisions. And boy do they both have a tough road to travel!! Man….I Adored Idol so very much and I liked the unique take that Calliahan puts on this story. It surprised me in big ways and little ways. It keeps me curious about what would happen next and It was quite a ride to see this pair figure out their HEA. I will admit that it could be heartbreaking at times but so worth the ride. So well written and very engaging.  It was such fun to become so immersed in this story and involved with this couple. And I am very curious about the other band members and their stories!!! I can’t wait to see what comes next.

The Cover

I love the mix of colors… different and unique!

Overall View

Idol is a romance that is full of conflicting emotions and a journey of two souls discovering what is right for themselves and for each other….


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About Kristen Callihan

Kristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she'd rather be. She is a RITA winner and three-time 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.

6 thoughts on “Book Review-Idol by Kristen Calliahan

  1. I just grabbed this one recently since it was on sale – darn that one-click addiction! 😉 I like that this isn’t your typical rock star romance but that music plays an integral role in the story. I can’t wait to start it, Renee!

  2. I love a well-written rock star romance so this will be added to the old TBR. So glad you loved it! And I haven’t tried anything by Callihan yet so, yay for a new-to-me author! lol

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