Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Idol by Kristen Callihan - 5 star review!!!

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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 clamouring 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.


Bella's Review: 5 STARS!!!
omg. loved this book! Killian. sigh. He was droolworthy!

I'm a huge fan of Kristen Callihan's Game On series. Rock stars aren't typically a genre that I go crazy to read because there isn't much I can relate to. But Kristen's writing sucked me in to the story. 

Killian is a rock star extraordinaire. The fan's love him, the women all want a piece of him and the the music industry wants to keep him on the stage. He is living the life. But when his band mate tries to kill himself, the real world smacks him in the face and he is in too much pain to face his music. 

Liberty lives in a small town on a farm. Her parents passed away and she, also has been in too much pain to deal with real life. Music has always been a part of her life, but it reminds her too much of her parents and the memories are just too painful. So she tends to her house, works from home and has no problems with her quiet life. 

Until Killian crashes into her yard. 

These two are an unlikely match. But Libby is just what Killian needs. 

What I loved about this book:
~ The writing. I usually enjoy books with characters I can relate to. But a truly talented author can make any character appealing. Both Libby and Killian are flawed. They are in pain. But together, they help each other heal and make each other stronger. 
~ Alternating POV - LOVE this - my favorite way to read. 
~ Killian. OMG. He is such an amazing hero. He's gorgeous, confident, charismatic, talented. He's a famous, wealthy musician. But he's also real. He's human, he's kind and he worries about his band-mates. Gah. I could not get enough of Killian. 
~ Libby. A small town, "plain Jane" kind of girl. She doesn't recognize Killian and doesn't hold back. She puts him in his place. And Killian...he wakes Libby up. He makes her feel alive again. I LOVE Libby's personality. 
~ Chemistry. Man oh man. The pull these two have is amazing. 
~ Growth. These two characters learn so much about themselves in the course of the book. I loved watching them become better people. 

Bottom line: read it!!! Even if you don't like the "rock star" genre. Kristen Callihan is such a talented author, the genre/subject doesn't even matter. She pulled me in and I loved every minute of it. 

HIGHLY recommend!! 

"You need hard labor to forge you into a better person?"
"Yeah." He smiles. "Yeah, I think I do."
"And you want me to...what? Mr. Miyagi you?"

"And I know without a doubt that Killian James isn't just an addiction, or a summer fling. He's becoming my everything. And that is both exhilarating and terrifying."

"You and me, Libby. We stick together, and everything will be okay."

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About Kristen Callihan:
Kristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she’d rather be. She is a three-time RITA nominee and winner of two RT Reviewer’s Choice award. 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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