June 08, 2016


By Kristen Callihan
Release Day: June 7, 2016


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.


Review by: Sam 

"Idol" by Kristen Callihan is book one in the brand spanking new "VIP series" and what a cracking start it is.
From AMAZING music references, to a soulful bond between two amazing lead characters, "Idol" has well and truly, rocked my socks.
I adore this authors writing style, the humour and addictive build-up to love, in a vivid fictional world she creates is nothing short of magic on paper, resulting in this new release sailing into my "TOP READS" list along with her previous books I've devoured.

This book, oh my life, it holds the most hilarious first meet between two characters that I have read...EVER. I swear those first few pages had me laughing so hard whilst sneak reading at work, I'm surprised I still have a job.

Liberty Bell is a strong, independent, female lead. She has so much sass that I literally wanted to jump right into this book to call dibs on her as my new BFF. Libby has been fending for herself since the loss of her parents.
Looking after her small house, living in her own bubble of baking, gardening and music, the last thing she expects is some drunken loser "lawn bum" ploughing up her yard and spewing all over her. Introducing Killian James, the worldwide fabulously famous rockstar who is currently taking a break from the music world and dealing with his own problems.

As the story progresses you are pulled into a beautiful connection between two characters who although from different worlds, have more in common than you actually first believe. What Libby and Killian share is something beautiful. The way music brings them together, the way music creates this forever kind of bond is what kept me captured to the story.

I loved the banter, the fireworks and heated scenes but most of all the growth and individuality of both characters. Choices and sacrifices are made, how will they make a relationship work if Libby refuses to have any media attention on their relationship? Is Killian able to protect Libby against any negative publicity?

Supporting characters made a great impression and I am excited for what the rest of the series will have to offer.
This is a fantastic start to a new series and I cannot wait to jump right in and experience this read all over again.

5 Stars 

Review by: Amy E 

This book started a little slow for me.  I had a hard time staying interested in the characters.  But about 40% in it really started to pick up for me.  

I loved all the music appreciation, there was real passion when the characters talked about music and how it was a part of them.  That part of the story was truly inspiring.  Also the dynamic between all the band members really called out to me.

Killian (love the name!) was a great character though there were moments when he would think or say something and I really questioned if that was something a 27 year old rocker would say.

Libby character had a depth you don't see in a lot of female characters.  She had a past that tried to weigh her down but, between the music and Killian she fought against it.

A good rock star story with a playlist that will blow you away!

3.5 Stars 


“You know,” I say conversationally, as I kick back, “I want to fuck you right now.”
Libby jerks as if pinched and sits a little straighter, before getting a hold of herself and slouching as if she’s completely chill. Cute.
She gives me a smirk and sips her water before drawling, “And what? Mark your territory? Assert your manly dominance?”
“Yep.” I slide my gaze to hers. “But mostly I just want to fuck you all the time.”
God, I love the way her lips part and body flushes with heat. So subtle, but there all the same. It makes me hard as steel, my balls squeezing tight. I don’t look at her but pretend I’m observing the room. The lights are dimming for the movie now, the empty chairs in front of us obscuring our lower halves.
Slowly my hand falls to space between us and smooths along her hip. She delicately shivers as my fingers trace down her thigh.
“What about you,” I murmur, lightly toying with her skirt in the darkening room. “You want to fuck me, baby doll?”
“Right now, I want to kick you,” she gets out between clenched teeth. “Keep your hands to yourself. There are nosy ass people everywhere.”
“They’re all watching the movie. Not us.” Focusing on the screen, I keep my expression neutral as I ease my hand under her skirt. Her skin is smooth and warm. The movie starts in a blast of music and the familiar old logo as I trace over her knee and up her soft thigh. “And that wasn’t a ‘no.’”
She makes a cute growl in the back of her throat, but her legs part just enough to give me room to delve between them. Her inner thighs are hot and damp, and my cock twitches.
The storyline rolls along, my touch idly roams. Libby remains utterly still but I can practically feel the tension vibrating within her. When the tip of my finger skims the crease where her thigh meets her hip, her breath catches, legs parting wider.
“Have I mentioned how much I appreciated this new skirt-filled wardrobe?” I whisper, lightly drawing circles along her skin.
“Brenna’s idea.” Her hips shift just a bit, following my touch. “Right now, I’m missing my shorts.”
I smile, my eyes on the screen, my fingers drifting to the edge of her panties. “Later, you can put them on and we’ll play ‘Fuck the Farmer’s Daughter.’”
She grunts, a stifled laugh, which turns to a strangled whimper when I pluck her panties. Her voice turns breathy. “I’m trying to watch the damn movie. I’m not interested in fooling around.” She moves a tiny fraction, nudging against my finger.
In the dark, I grin, heat and lust pulling my abs tight. “I’m sorry,” I say, not sorry at all, “But I don’t believe you. I’m gonna have to check.”

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 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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