This Chick Read: Managed (VIP #2) by Kristen Callihan

Gabriel Scott became friends with an unruly group of boys in boarding school. When they started a band, he became their manager and helped them become one of the biggest rock bands of their time. When one of the band members tries to commit suicide Gabriel feels responsible. He should’ve seen how Jax was hurting and should’ve been able to prevent it. Instead of acting out, as Killian did in ‘Idol’, Gabriel has shut off all emotions. Sophie Darling is on her way to a job interview in London and is thrilled to find that she’s got a first class seat. Until her seat mate shows up and he’s an utter prick.  Too good looking and treats everyone around him like shit.  She decides to teach him a lesson, purposely annoying him, until he cracks a grin against his will. When the flight hits turbulence, their aggravating chemistry takes a turn. Sophie uses it to distract him from his fear of flying, and breaks through that icy wall he has put up to protect himself.

I loved Sophie, she was irreverent, unapologetic and irresistible. Somehow, from day one, she saw right through Gabriel to the little boy who was afraid to love. Instead of taking a wrecking ball to his personality, she nurtured her feelings for him until her feelings were returned. He put her through the wringer, but as with most hard fought love stories it was worth all the effort in the end.

Gabriel had some serious trust issues! The boys were his family and when Jax tried to take his own life Gabriel shut down to protect himself. The romance between Gabriel and Sophie was nice, but I really liked how the author showed a group of guys who were damaged, but cared enough about each other to overcome their issues and strengthen their bond. I can’t wait to see the love stories for the other guys, just so we can learn more about them and their friendship with each other.

This book had some serious sizzle, but it also had a great storyline. It wasn’t just about a guy and a girl and some hot lovin. This book had depth, emotion, and great friendships! When you want to go back and re-read a book, you are giving the author the highest compliment. I don’t think I am the only one that will be doing that. ❤❤❤❤❣

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3 thoughts on “This Chick Read: Managed (VIP #2) by Kristen Callihan

  1. Deborah, I enjoyed your review and your insight into Gabriel’s character. He did shut down his emotions; I didn’t pick up on that. I just wish the pace hadn’t been so slow. I liked the developing relationship between Gabriel and Sophie.

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    1. I do agree with the slow pace and at times I got frustrated with the way he held Sophie back. I like other books of hers better. I hear she’s writing another Game On book, so we can look forward to that!

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