Book Review: Managed (VIP #2)


managedIt 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…

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[Book review originally featured on Ramblings of a Bookworm]

“You just can’t manage me. That’s what annoys you.”

When we first entered the world of Kill John, we were exposed to addiction, love, and some of the strongest friendships I’ve ever read. Going into Managed, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Scottie seemed like such a detached and cold individual, I wasn’t certain I could connect with his story.

As I dived back into the crazy world of rock stars, I was excited to delve into the mind of Scottie. He intrigued me in the first book as a man who seemed so far removed in a world of craziness. He was always orderly, always proper, and always on top of EVERYTHING. There was never a problem he couldn’t solve and nothing ever seemed to phase his calm demeanor.

At the very beginning of Managed, I got to see Scottie ruffled! This was probably my favorite moment, the split second you are allowed to see the chink in heavily crafted armor. And the chink comes from such an unexpected place.

  • Side note: Characters like this are my favorite. They are developed over time and we NEVER get a glimpse too far into them until all of a sudden *bang* they crack. And in that crack we see not only their humanity, but also their heart.

Throughout this story, we are able to get some new glimpses into not only Scottie, but most of the other members of Kill John and their crew. Personalities are shining through and I feel like I’m not friends with this group! There are still some mysteries and I can’t wait to see if my theories come true!

This is a wonderful story. Although, not the typical sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll of most rock star intrigues, it does provide a glimpse into the more personal side of a rock star’s life. I highly recommend it. Although not exactly necessary, you may want to pick up Idol (the first in the series) for a great introduction to the characters.



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