Idol by Kristen Callihan Book Review


by Kristen Callihan

Published by Plain Jane

Book 1 in the VIP series


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.


Steamy Romance Sweet & Hot

Idol by Kristen Callihan is the first book in her VIP series, and centers around the reclusive, southern Liberty Bell (yes, really), and Killian, member of one of the world's most popular bands, Kill John. They meet under ... well, not the best circumstances. But the friendship they build and respect that grows between them, it blossoms into more. Will returning to reality ruin what they have between one another?

Idol was a fun read! Not overly unique in its genre, I easily got past the similarities. How could I not? Killian and Liberty's chemistry was great from the start, their friendship was lovely, and the romance and sex? A+. The plot was fun and engaging, and kept me hooked to the very last page.

These characters are what made this book. Even the side characters, and I definitely see the potential for several books in this series. For once, we get a grouchy woman instead of a man, who has become a recluse in her parents house, struggling after their deaths a year prior. I loved her arc, from begrudgingly kind, her softening, and eventually, letting Killian in to see a side of her she hid away because her parents didn't want her in the music business, and embracing her talent. Killian's troubles being caused by his heartbreak and anger over his best friends suicide attempt, slowly get eased by Liberty's friendship with him, (not healed ... that's another story after all), and through her, and witnessing her talent and love for the music,