Idol by Kristen Callihan….Review Tour

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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.

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So, I am being extremely brave by saying this, but this is my first Kristen Callihan book I have ever read.  And my only question is WHY??  What rock have I been hiding under that I have not read any of her books before?!?!

I absolutely loved Idol.  I have come to realize I have slight obsession with the rockstar romance, but it has to be written perfectly.  Otherwise, I am extremely judgmental.  And Kristen, well she rocks this one!!  

Killian is part of the band Kill John.  He becomes a lawn ornament on Liberty Bell’s lawn one day.  And well, she gives him the welcome of a lifetime.  Only to find out that he is also her new neighbor.  However, she is unaware of who he is. 

Libby tends to keep to herself and doesn’t get out much.  She’s not exactly a hermit, but she’s definitely anti-social.  Libby is dealing with the loss of her parents and has a hard time moving forward from that.

Killian is on “vacation” when he literally crashes into Libby (or her yard).  His band is sort of working things out and he’s lost his feeling to play anymore.   That is until one night he hears Libby and everything comes into focus.

Libby blows Killian way with her voice, song writing ability and her grace on the guitar.  She lights the fire that he thought was gone.  These two have amazing jam sessions and begin writing songs and music together.

Killian and the boys are ready to go back on tour and Killian pulls Libby out of her funk and brings her on the tour with them.  Not just to be by side, but to help her realize that her music isn’t a hobby, but a talent that everyone needs to hear.  But as with every relationships – there are many highs and lows, up and downs.  Especially when both are in the lime light of fame.

What I loved most about this book was how mature these characters were.  They didn’t play childish games.  They didn’t allow the world to infiltrate them.  And their relationship blossomed from a solid base.  They didn’t just jump into bed together – it was a true connection that gave them something to see it was more than lust.  Don’t get me wrong, the sex scenes were hot, but a lot of it had to do with the honest and real love they had that made these scenes even steamier.

Another part that pulled me to this book was how well the music was written in this book.  It’s not just the mentioning of the songs, but their interpretations and the feelings and vibes each of those songs has to someone.  I LOVED THAT!!!

All in all, this book is 100% perfect for me in the rockstar romance!!!  It’s very well rounded and has so much awesomeness, I couldn’t put it down once I started.  This book can be read as a standalone in this series.   I can’t wait to see what Kristen brings us next!

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“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.

Website: http://www.kristencallihan.com/
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  1. What a great review and introduction! Will be reading this! Thanks.

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