Idol

Idol

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by Kristen Callihan
     
 

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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

Overview

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 a way to coax the hermit from her shell and keep her with me. Because, with Libby, everything has changed. Everything.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781534622142
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
06/07/2016
Pages:
338
Sales rank:
138,051
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Kristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she'd rather be. She is USA Today best selling author, 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.

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Idol 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous 18 days ago
Really enjoyed this book. Ms. Callihan is a new author for me so I really didn't know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. Likeable characters, witty dialogue, and believable story. It was a fun read.
thelonereader 3 months ago
This one was a bit of a disappointment because the tone/mood of it wasn't really what I was expecting: I was expecting a slow-burn type romance that would suck me dry, but instead I got a novel where I didn't love the writing style and the romance happened quickly but the relationship took more time to develop. There were several cute moments and the plot was fine, but the book didn't blow me away.
Anonymous 7 months ago
This book was fabulous! The story was riveting and captivating. I was hooked from the moment I started the first paragraph. I love a story that draws me in and makes me laugh. Can't wait for the next one!
Anonymous 7 months ago
Loved her game on series as well. She writes the characters so well, and i feel like she has a different edge then most writters. Really enjoy her books and i cant wait for the next one to come out. Soon please ! ?
Anonymous 7 months ago
A really good read with a good story. The story of Charlotte, Ike and George. Char is. 'the Ghost Whisperer'. Some are believers, some are not. LOVETORE.AD
Singofrit 8 months ago
Music & lyrics “Idol” is the first book in the “VIP” series. It can be read as a standalone, but you will want to read about what happens to the characters in the upcoming books. Though featuring a rock band, you don’t need to have any particular music knowledge or be a music enthusiast, you will however probably be more appreciative of music and the significance of lyrics after having read it. The main characters, Killian and Libby strike up a seemingly unlikely friendship, though it turns out they have more in common than originally anticipated. From the very first page you are eager to find out how these two met and what happens next.
Anonymous 8 months ago
One word...amazing...love killian and libby. Cant wait for book 2
LoverOfBooks0 8 months ago
Great characters and nice read... This is not my first Kristen Callihan book, having fallen in love with her Game On series. One of things I typically like about her books is the lack of tried and cliche melodramatics that serve to force a plot along. That being said, Killian was no typical rockstar cliche and a refreshing lead. Libby was quite the relatable character, crippled by her fear but willing to move beyond it. What I liked: Killian, while arrogant and headstrong with what he wants, is so much more than just a rockstar. Reeling from the aftermath of his best friend's decision, he's struggling to navigate this life he is suddenly needing a break from. That's when he finds Libby and in that, a sense of normalcy that he has never really had. The relationship progression between Libby and Killian was perfect. There was no instalove in sight. He liked being about to be himself around her and she liked that he pushed her out of the shell she'd locked herself in with the death of her parents. They worked well together without being destructive or terribly codependent. What I didn't like: The thing that tears them apart seemed trivial at best. Libby got the ball rolling in attempts to spare Killian from the trouble her presence caused yet becomes angry when he agrees with her. At the same time Killian too tries to be selfless, only managing to hurt them both more in the process. It all boiled down a massive failure to articulate feelings and communicate with one another. All in all, it is a quick and nice read.
AmyBosica 9 months ago
“I’m your safe place, Libby.” “That’s the thing with endings in real life. You never know when they’re going to happen.” I love a good rockstar romance just as much as the next person, so when I heard that author Kristen Callihan was writing one, I just knew I had to read it! Told from dual points of view, Idol sucks you in from the very first page. From the moment you meet Libby and Killian, you just have to know more about them. When we first meet up with Killian, he literally crashes into Libby’s life. Libby isn’t too crazy about him, when they first meet, but the two of them find a common ground and slowly build a friendship. For Killian, he is just taking a time out from music. Things got a little too crazy. Too real. So, being around Libby is like a breath a fresh air. She doesn’t recognize him and for the first time in a long time, Killian is treated just a man; not a musician. Libby has just been going through the motions in life. She’s stuck. She’s got so much hidden talent, but is afraid to put herself out there. As she grows closer to Killian, she not only wants to live the dream, but wants to live it with Killian. Will this unlikely pair take a chance on love?? I really enjoyed Idol. I thought it was a quick and easy read. I devoured this book in one sitting. I loved the story-line. You can never go wrong with a rockstar romance! I loved the characters. They had a very real quality to them and were easy to connect with. And of course, they had me dying to know more. I loved Killian and Libby. I thought the two of them had amazing chemistry. Their connection was instant and you could just feel the chemistry just oozing off of the two of them. Killian was totally swoon worthy and not at all like you would expect a rock star to be. I adored Libby. She wasn’t afraid to tell it like it was and once she learned that Killian was famous, she didn’t let it go to her head. I liked how real she was and how she had the same relationship hangups that a regular woman would have and when she did take a chance on music, I appreciated how she wanted to try to earn the band members respect before letting them know that she was with Killian. My only complaint was with the pacing. It felt a little off at times for me. It was slow to get into, and at times, I felt like it did drag a bit. However, once I got into the story, I was able to overlook the slower pace and just enjoy Libby and Killian. The pacing may not be an issue for everyone, it is just a pet peeve with me. Overall, I really enjoyed Idol. This book hit all the marks for me for a good rock star romance. This book made me laugh. It frustrated me at times. It made me swoon and fall in love. And I surprising enjoyed that there wasn’t a ton of drama. I think the VIP series is off to a great start and I’m looking forward to seeing who’s story is next and what lies ahead for the rest of the band members.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Waiting for 2nd book
Lisa-Lou 9 months ago
Idol by Kristen Callihan is the first book in her new VIP series. As the cover and title suggest, this is a rock-star romance. What the title and cover cannot convey is just how wonderfully awesome this book is. A complete journey into the lives of Killian (also the name of my favorite pirate, SWOON) and Liberty. From their completely awful initial meeting that was just bloody marvelously done, to their slow burning attraction, and then onwards to meeting the band, it was just descriptive and rich and wonderful. With plenty of angst to go around it wasn't all just heaped into one situation, the angst was spread around between Killian's disconnect from music, to when the real-world invaded their little bubble, to dealing with Jax and his boatload of issues. Gah, I loved this so much!
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ReadingFrenzyBookBlog 9 months ago
Idol definitely satisfied by rock star romance craving. The typical formula for this trope goes something like this. A rock god lives a life filled with tons of groupie sex. He meets the one woman who won’t jump into bed with him which makes him want her even more. Once they hook up, he’s reformed and becomes a one-woman man. Regardless of its predictability, it’s a setup that works for me. Idol enhances that theme and it’s a nice variation. Killian is the lead guitarist and singer for a popular rock band. Recent events have left him in a downward spiral, so he’s hiding away in a small beach town and avoiding anything music related until he gets his mojo back. Liberty is a hermit who lives across the street from the house Killian is renting. To say the two get off to a rocky start is an understatement. Given her prickliness I found it odd that Killian grows attached to—and dependent upon—Liberty so quickly without really knowing anything about her. After they make the leap from enemies to friends, though, and they begin to spend more time together, there’s an understandable pull between them and it’s obvious that they bring out the best in each other. Some wonderful sexual tension follows as well as some really steamy action. Is it possible to have a super sweet and ultra hot rock star rolled into one? Heck yeah, if your name is Killian James. The man oozes sex appeal, but he’s humble, sensitive, and supportive. I loved that music is so integral to the plot and not just a backdrop. Unlike typical rocker romances, Libby is talented in her own right and isn’t merely a sidepiece who is there to support Killian. In fact, it’s Libby’s passion for music and her talent that help solidify their bond. I really enjoyed their time spent together on tour. Libby’s relationship with the other band members is another a highlight of the story. The book has a strong opening with an enticing peak into the future that leads the reader to believe something bad goes down between Killian and Liberty. The story then switches to the past and as the storyline progresses, I began bracing myself for the major collision in their relationship. When the past and the present finally intersect, the excitement I expected was missing. The big conflict is so avoidable that I felt rather let down and frustrated. In spite of that, Liberty and Killian are both appealing characters, and their chemistry is strong enough to help carry this very sweet story. Overall, Idol is a great start to the VIP series, and I’m looking forward to reading the next book.