Series: VIP 02
Author: Kristen Callihan
Release Date: 14 November 2016
Genre: Romance, Contempoary
Source: Amazon Kindle AU
Rating: 5/5 stars
It started off as a battle of wits. Me: the ordinary girl with a big mouth against Him: the sexy bastard with a big…ego.
I thought I’d hit the jackpot when I was upgraded to first class on my flight to London.
That is until HE sat next to me. Gabriel Scott: handsome as sin, cold as ice. Nothing and no one gets to him. Ever. He’s a legend in his own right, the manager of the biggest rock band in the world, and an arrogant ass who looks down his nose at me.
I thought I’d give him hell for one, long flight. I didn’t expect to like him. I didn’t expect to want him. But the biggest surprise? He wants me too. Only in a way I didn’t see coming.
If I accept his proposal, I leave myself open to falling for the one man I can’t manage. But I’m tempted to say yes. Because the real man beneath those perfect suits and that cool façade just might be the best thing that’s ever happened to me. And I just might be the only one who can melt the ice around his heart.
Let the battle begin…
Managed is the second book in the VIP series by Kristen Callihan. This book can be read as a stand-alone but reading it as part of the series is recommended as it gives you some background and introduces you to the characters. Also, you should read the first book because it is a great read.
In this book, you are introduced to Sophie, a photo journalist hired to work on the social media campaign of the band Kill John. You also learn a lot more about Gabriel and his past and the more you learn about him the more you grow to love him.
Sophie and Gabriel’s relationship starts off with a lot of teasing and antagonising each other and the longer this goes on the more they grow to care for each other. I really enjoyed that their relationship became serious so fast, almost without them realising. I often dislike when romances in books and film are so fast happening over only a few days but Callihan wrote this book wonderfully.
I can honestly say I enjoyed this book so much more than the first one, Idol, not that it was bad Managed is just really good. I am really looking forward to the next book in this series and to learn more about the other band members. I am also going to go and read some of Callihan’s other work too.