Series: VIP #2
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary
After reading the first book, Idol, in VIP series I knew right away I wanted to continue on with the next book. As soon Managed hit my email there was no stopping me on starting this hilariously funny and sexy read. Gabriel intrigued from me from the beginning and I’m so glad he received his own book.
Gabriel Scott is the manager of the most successful rock band which is kicking off their tour in London, and while he likes his life neat and in order, flying scares him. When he finds out that the flight is over booked and one of the seats he has purchased has been given to another passenger he is not pleased. Sitting next to this chatty girl is going to drive him crazy, but with the hours they spend in the air talking and trading sarcastic barbs, he finds he doesn’t want to see her go when they land. As their flight starts to come to an end Gabriel is shocked to find out that Sophie was hired to handle the bands social media which is why he should stay away from her, but something in Sophie calls to him and as the days begin to pass she has not only worked her way into his life but also into his heart.
Sophie Darling is trying to move on from the past year where she has made some mistakes, so when her potential new employer bumps up her coach ticket to first class she is going to soak it up even if she doesn’t end up getting the job. Sitting next to one of the hottest yet arrogant asses she has ever met won’t stop her from enjoying herself, even if it is at his expense. Sophie didn’t actually plan on liking him, but the more time she spends with him the more she sees the man underneath the suits and his cold demeanor.
From the moment Gabriel and Sophie graced the pages of Managed I enjoyed every minute with them. They had funny and sarcastic banter that had me chucking from the very beginning. I loved Sophie and her smart and sassy mouth, I thought she was a great heroine and as much as she gave it to Gabriel he gave it right back. Gabriel came off as hard and unfeeling at first but when Sophie starts chipping away at the walls he has built up I loved learning more about him and the past. I wouldn’t say I felt sorry for him because it made him the man he was today but it was lonely and I hated that he still kept himself so closed off even from his friend/band members.
I for one didn’t want Managed to end and loved every moment of reading it. Of course Managed was focused on Gabriel and Sophie but it was also great catching up with the band members who we are slowing learning more about with each book that is released in the VIP series. Kristen Callihan has written a fun, sexy, and not your typical rock star romance that has me more than hooked and eagerly awaiting the next book in this series.