Donna Reads: Idol (VIP series #1) by Kristen Callihan

idolThe Blurb:

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.

I began reading this when it first came out in June. I am a huge fan of her books. I thoroughly enjoyed the Game On series, and I was anxious to see what she would do with rock star romance. I got into this book fairly quickly, but when I got to where it seemed the angst was about to really kick in, I put it aside. I liked the characters, and I liked the story. I just didn’t want to see them split up. I didn’t pick it up and finish it until the other day when I saw a review on the second book in the series. If I’m going to read book two, I needed to finish book one. I have to admit that I’m sorry I didn’t just finish it the first time. The book did have some angst but not as bad as I was expecting. I shouldn’t have prejudged; I should have just kept reading.

The story centers around Libby and Killian. Killian is a mega rock star. Libby is a talented recluse, living on her own and hiding from life. She has her reasons why she is the way she is. I enjoyed seeing her grow with Killian’s love and encouragement of her own singing and guitar playing. Killian ended up on her front lawn after a drunken motorcycle accident. He has his reasons for being where he is, too. A suicide attempt by a band member has forced the band’s temporary breakup. They are both lost and need each other, and they fall in love. When Killian returns to the band and the road, Libby is devastated. She does end up joining him and finding her own way on the stage. I didn’t like that she wouldn’t let him tell everyone they were a couple. She didn’t want the world to think she slept with him to get where she was. There were parts of her character and personality that I didn’t care for. I liked him a lot better than I did her. It was when the story seemed to be leading to the idea that she would be encouraged to go out on her own, without him, that I put the book down the first time. They do, of course, part, but they do, of course, come back together again. Overall, it was a good read.

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