by Kristen Callihan
Published by NLA Digital LLC
Book 2 in the VIP series
It started off as a battle of wits.
Me: the ordinary girl with a big mouth against Him: the sexy bastard with a big...ego.
I thought I’d hit the jackpot when I was upgraded to first class on my flight to London.
That is until HE sat next to me. Gabriel Scott: handsome as sin, cold as ice. Nothing and no one gets to him. Ever. He’s a legend in his own right, the manager of the biggest rock band in the world, and an arrogant ass who looks down his nose at me.
I thought I’d give him hell for one, long flight. I didn’t expect to like him. I didn’t expect to want him. But the biggest surprise? He wants me too. Only in a way I didn’t see coming.
If I accept his proposal, I leave myself open to falling for the one man I can’t manage. But I’m tempted to say yes. Because the real man beneath those perfect suits and that cool façade just might be the best thing that’s ever happened to me. And I just might be the only one who can melt the ice around his heart.
Let the battle begin…
RATED: 18+ CATEGORY: MOOD:
Steamy Romance Sweet & Hot
Managed by Kristen Callihan is the second book in her VIP series, and centers around Kill John's uptight manager "Scottie" Gabriel Scott, and fun, and outgoing social media specialist and photographer, Sophie Darling. When Sophie is given a chance to ride first class, she is thrilled ... Gabriel, who she sits besides ... not so much. The crazy thing: she starts to like the grumpy, stuck up manager. The crazier thing: He starts to like her too. Opposites attract in this wonderful romance.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was original, fun, and sexy. I loved the banter between these two (two completely opposite personalities are always fun when they get together). And the chemistry - wowsa. After reading Idol and this book, I am convinced that Kristen's strongest writing talent is establishing intense, hot chemistry between characters. If I had to pick ONE problem I had with this book, it would be that it was a little bit too "insta-love" for me. But honestly, I quickly got over that, because the writing is great, the chemistry is hot, and the sex ... wow.
I really loved the characters in Managed. I haven't made it a secret in my other reviews, but I love a grumpy, uptight male character brought to his knees by a free spirited woman. Gabriel is all that. Add on top of that a British accent ... oh man. I'm in love. And I loved Sophie! Her character is so fun, her dialogue had me laughing, and it was a great mix with Gabriel's dry humor.
When I first started Managed, I wasn't sure if I was going to love it, but that quickly went out the window. Sophie and Gabriel's unconventional relationship was endearing, and at the climax, had me forgetting the predictability of this