My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5++++ Baby Doll Stars
I ADORED THIS!!!
I knew this book was going to speak to my heart as soon as I opened the first pages and there was a call out to a couple of legends that have passed this year, I literally squealed and showed my husband ‘No Joke’. I am part of a family in real life where music is the center of everything we do, from my Dad to falling for my husband who thrives of music so you come into my home and 9/10 times I have my ipod on with the classics and likewise the new… So yeh once I got past the first chapter and saw where this was leading it grabbed hold of my heart and I rolled with it…
So what’s it about?
This is about the Lead singer and guitar player of a world known band and IDOL to all women and men alike… Killian is the property of everyone except I suppose himself.. Something happens to his best friend and band mate so he takes some time out, a break and holiday I suppose. He has a night of drinking and ends up on his ass literally on Libby's front lawn.. And that’s where they meet and become friends… Libby IS NOT happy and is somewhat of a recluse at the beginning.. So having a drunken Killian on her lawn is not what she wants to deal with.. But hey you know what they say, things happen for a reason and friendships and bonds happen in the most unlikely scenarios and this is definitely the case with Killian and Libby…
The first half of the book is a story about two people who enjoy each other, you know baking, playing music and learning to live and breathe. Then the book progresses into more…
Libby is also a musician, she has been brought up into a world of music from her parents that back in the day were also musicians… but a more subdued one, she’s not in the limelight like Killian but he wants her to try.
What I loved was how fluent and deliciously musical it was, I FELT I rolled, I fell for them and how they fell for each other. How they played, how their fingers made music and as I was reading I could feel their chemistry, see how they strived to be THEMSELVES and how they just LOVED MUSIC…
It was honestly a great balance of sensual sex, beautiful characters that hands down I LOVED with my WHOLE HEART from beginning to end.
I mean let’s talk about Killian a minute, he is a Star in his world, a charming multimillionaire star yet he just wanted normal, and Libby gog that out and gave him that… He was sparkling, sexy, delicious and I don’t know how you just can’t love him cause honestly he called me as I was reading he was it for me.. He LOVED FIERCE, CARED HARD and IDOLIZED the ever loving hell out of Libby. Also his band is included in that.
”I want you so fucking much. Feels like I’ve always wanted to you.” He pulls me close, kisses my mouth. “It’s taking all I have not to plow into you, fuck the ever-loving hell out of you.”
But will Libby acknowledge what is offered to her? Will she want to be in this world??
Read it and find out…
To sum up, if you love Music, love sensual sex, love a book that’s full of romance and gripping characters as this read is a character driven read, then definably pick this up as hands down a great start to this series.. And a HUGEEE page turner…
Super excited for Scotties book next ;)
That Is All
ARC generously gifted in exchange for an honest review
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 'lodestone' STARS
5 'lodestone' STARS
This was like a trip down memory lane with all the musical references that held such special, stand out moments in my youth. Instant connection for me: to the story, the characters, the music. And all of that without the fact that I’m a huge Kristen Callihan fan and go gaga for rock romances!
Killian James, lead singer and guitarist for Kill John, the biggest rock band in the world, literally crashes into Liberty (Libby) Bell’s world. From the first few words, I was hooked. Snickering and loving the snarls and banter between Killian and Libby. These two are loads of fun when they get going.
Libby and Killian develop a friendship as he hides out on the remote island in the outer banks of the Carolinas, where she calls home. And while Libby, at first, unknowingly helps Killian deal with some rather heavy stuff, he also pulls her out of her proverbial shell and dares her to reach for her dream.
The friendship and then the love between these two was sweet, tender and moving. In the world of sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll, where Killian truly is a rock god and idol, what these two have is rare and worth fighting for.
“She’s it for me. It’s a done deal.” I’ve been hers since the second she hosed me down and woke me up. “My life doesn’t work anymore without her in it.”
“I’m half in love with a man who will drift through my life like smoke in the wind.”
Of course, the music world, while magnetic, addictive and beautiful, can also tear you apart. Both Killian and Libby grapple with finding their space and footing together and do stumble along the way.
As anticipated, Kristen delivers a Grammy award-worthy story. She hits all the notes and rocks the house with her lovable, real characters - both main and secondary, clever dialogue and stirring and tender feels. This was music porn and one sweet romance! Totally rocked!!
**ARC generously provided by author in exchange for an honest review.**
“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.