Idol (VIP Book 1) by Kristen Callihan

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫4.5 STARS💫⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Say hello to my new book boyfriend Killian. Yes, I am off the market, well at least until I find a new book boyfriend.

I really enjoyed Idol (VIP Book 1) by Kristen Callihan, it has completely stolen my heart. I’m going to keep it all the way pretty on this one here.

Now a quick word from the author…

Synopsis

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 grouch, 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.
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It’s time to start my review…

There’s beauty to found in a rock stars heart, if you can get to it. In order to write and perform with such passion, there has to be some pain there. And to find that pain and then to heal the wounds caused by the pain is a gift unto itself. This book right here takes you right into a rock stars heart!

Killian is hurting, emotionally he is broken.

Libby is hurting, emotionally she is broken.

Can they heal themselves? Can they heal each other? There’s the million dollar question.

You see, Libby lost her parents a year ago and Killian almost lost his best friend to an attempted suicide one year ago. They are both hiding and trying to mend their broken hearts. They are both hiding from the world pretending life doesn’t exist, but you can only pretend for so long.

I loved Libby for everything was and everything she wasn’t. She was shy but feisty, pretty but not overly confident, kind and generous. She had that southern bell thing down. It was adorable.

I loved Killian for the same reason. He was confident but not overly cocky, humble, loving, giving and willing to give his heart away to the right person. And more than anything, I loved the way he saw Libby. He didn’t see her for everything she wasn’t, he saw her for everything she was and her imperfections as perfect.

“Beautiful,” I croak past the lump in my throat. “You’re beautiful.” I know with an eerie calm that I’ll never see anything or anyone more stunning in my life. Everything has changed. Everything.

-Killian

Libby was a singer as well, but not for anyone other than herself. Fame wasn’t on her radar. She just liked to sing alone and in private. But Killian wasn’t a big fan of that, he wanted her to sing for him, with him.

Killian takes a step loser. “Play with me. See how good it can be.”

“I don’t….”

“I will never laugh at you.” he promises fiercely. “Ever. I’m your safe place, Libby. You’ve got to know that.”

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Libby is not an idiot by any means. She knows she is living on borrowed time with Killian and even though it will hurt like hell she knows she will have to give him up at some point. But my book boyfriend and future baby daddy is not hearing all that. He’s like, “Um…baby doll, I ain’t going no where without you!”

You want to get rid of me, you’re going to have to try harder, baby doll.”

– Killian

Random thought – I’ve always loved being called, “baby girl”, but Killian makes me want to tell my husband to call me “baby doll”. The way he says it is just so sexy.

I always find it hard when people waste time not being together when that’s what they really want. You never know if this is the last time you see the person. I’m not trying to be cliche here, I’m just being honest. That’s real life. I’ve seen it, shit I’ve lived it. Maybe that’s why it bothers me so much. These two were meant to be but they were too afraid to admit it. The shit pisses me the hell off.

I wanted to scream, “Tell him, tell him you need him! Tell him you love him! Tell her, tell her you need her! Tell her you love her!”

Tell her. Tell her what she is to you. She’s your lodestone. You have a fucking map inked on your body, but you are completely lost without her right next to you. Tell her.

– Killian

Why don’t we step outside of our comfort zones and follow our hearts? I wonder how much pain we can save ourselves if we weren’t so scared to tell someone how we really feel about them. Life without love is bullshit, we just have to remember that and set our pride to the side.

Is it over? Fuck I hoped not! Forget all that, if you love someone set them free shit! No, if love someone you stay and you fight for your love. I’m so sick of martyr shit. You don’t need to be martyr, you need to speak up, fight for want you really want.

Music can be your friend when you have none, your lover when you’re need. Your rage, your sorrow, your joy, your pain. Your voice when you’ve lost your own. To be a part of that, to be the soundtrack of someone’s life, is a beautiful thing.

All in all, this is a beautiful love story. Kristen Callihan takes you on a beautiful journey of two people trying to figure out exactly how they fit into this world. Together or apart.

I did really good! I kept my word 100%! I never got messy! 

Until next time, TTLY!!!….Danielle

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