Kristen Callihan has written both fantasy and sports romances, and excelled at them. Idol is her first romance set in the rock world. Killian, on a break from his band because his best friend and band member tried to commit suicide. Killian was devastated, blaming himself for not seeing the signs, and also was angry that his friend was hurting so much and he didn’t come to him for help. He rents a house in the countryside, and on his first night there gets drunk and crashes his vehicle through Libby’s gate and then proceeds to throw up all over her. Love at first sight. Well, maybe not!
Libby was not beautiful, just an average girl next door, but Killian is intrigued. She doesn’t recognize him and gives him a can of whoop ass, constantly. I liked this girl! He was stupid, drove drunk, not thinking of the consequences, and she railed at him for it. He does not leave her alone and as they spend time together they become true friends. That is what I liked the most about this book. The author did such a wonderful job building their relationship from friendship to lovers that the reader was completely invested with them in that romance.
The author wrote about the rock star life like she lived one herself. She painted the picture so well, that I could visualize the stage, sweat flinging into the crowd, the bright lights, and hear the audience screaming. The interactions and subtleties of the band and their relationships with each other, how they held each other up during a difficult time, gave this band a lot more depth than some other novels rock romance characters. I, however, was not surprised. When I pick up a novel written by Kristen Callihan, I know that it will be different, surprising, have characters that I’ll come to care about, and more than anything, it will be good!
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