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4.25  ·  Rating details ·  31,767 ratings  ·  3,322 reviews
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 th
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Published November 14th 2016 by NLA Digital LLC
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Alex is The Romance Fox
My heart and head...........are DANCING!!!!!!!
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If you liked Idol, book #1 in Kristen Callihan's Rockstar Series...you're are going to LOVE LOVE the 2nd book, MANAGED. I AM OVER THE MOON........it's Gabriel Scott, the band's manager, who gets his very own book!!! I was absolutely ...hell, let me think what I felt meeting him from the 1st moment...
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I flipping LOVED Gabriel Scott & Sophie Darling - is that a fabulicious name or not!!!! The perfect pair! The total opposites! That was
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The five stars are for, well:

1. Each and every character in this breathtaking book

2. Sophie Darling aka "Chatty Girl", and Gabriel Scott aka "Sunshine". The best Book Couple of 2016!

3. The laughter. Oh Gosh, the laughter...

4. Kristen C, for creating Sophie, who has to be one of the funniest and most lovable female characters of all time.

5. The Rock Stars. Come on, I mean who writes Rock Stars as secondary characters? Only KC, and she totally made us fall in love with them.
4.5 Stars

One thing's for sure, Kristen Callihan can write no wrong. I’m in awe of her ability to write so effortlessly. Her words, sentences and dialogues just flow naturally, the way good writing should. Her ability to evoke emotion and create passion is amazing.

I love the intensity she creates when she describes intimate scenes, the rawness of each emotion, the almost palpable connection between the characters. It feels like you are really going through all those feelings, like you’re experi
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I didn’t have a home until she came into my life. She gave me one without hesitation as if she’s been waiting for me all this time, knowing I was meant to be hers. I touch her cheek just to remind myself she’s real.

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Yet again I am left in awe of the writing talents of Kristen Callihan. I don’t think there has been a book that I’ve read of hers that I haven’t loved. MANAGED was one of my most highly anticipated books of 2016 because ever s
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

He isn't cold or unfeeling. He's just hiding. I want that unleashed - all that strength and simmering emotion he holds beneath the surface.

➦Okay. So. I'm delighted to read a story about a hot arrogant man in a suit any day. Gabriel here also has an accent so... naturally, le #swoon.

➦This series revolves around the band Kill John and it's members. Gabriel is one of the guys but he isn't a musician - he's the band manager. And although he thinks of the band as his family he still keeps
Aestas Book Blog

“The second you are out of my sight, I want you back where I can see you.”

*SWOOOOON* This sexy opposites-attract romance begins on a plane, is set against the backdrop of a rock band's tour, and I just loved it!! The snappy, witty banter kept me laughing, the heart-warming romance kept me swooning, and the healing and hotness rounded out the story so well. To be honest, there's probably more great banter in the first few chapters than in most whole boo
Phuong ✯
✩⡱ original rating 2018: 4.5 – ɢᴀʙʀɪᴇʟ ꜱᴜɴꜱʜɪɴᴇ ꜱᴄᴏᴛᴛ – stars
✩⡱ re-read March 2021: 4.5 – ꜱᴏᴘʜɪᴇ ᴄʜᴀᴛᴛʏ ɢɪʀʟ ᴅᴀʀʟɪɴɢ – stars

Stick With You – Zara Larson

I didn't have a home until she came into my life.

don't mind me, i'm just going to reread older books for comfort since all the newer books i've been reading this year are not doing anything for me. and no one is doing the sunshine-grumpy trope like Sophie and Gabriel.
“I’m stuck next to the one afflicted with an apparently incurable c
Jul 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars
“You are my greatest weakness because I have no defense when it comes to you.”

After reading the first book in this series, Idol, I knew I needed this book. Even though Idol wasn’t my favorite book, I was so curious about the band’s manager Scottie. Gahhhhh Scottie! This book! I loved it so much. Seriously, there is no better feeling than reading a book that hits you in the feels and keeps a huge smile on your face.

Gabriel Scott is the manager for the famous band, Kill John.
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Letting Love In Stars
* * * * 1/2 Totally Spoiler Free!
Why is it the most wonderful experience we can have...can also cause us to feel so much pain...It must be the universal question because in Real life as well as in Fictional Life...having experienced Love, leaves the biggest mark on us all.

When it is glorious... wholehearted and fulfilled... the ripple effect on those who experience it is something to amaze. The recipients will be bighearted, welcoming of others, and open to share this
Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
****4.5 STARS****

Let us first talk about sexy ass Gabriel for a moment please….This man is beautiful, just fucking beautiful. It’s really not fair if you think about it. He has the sexist accent (as far as us American think).I’m a sucker for a British accent – I even my my husband read some of Gabriel sentences so I could listen to his words come out of another Brit’s mouth. I’m sure he wants a divorce now!!!

But here is the thing, Gabriel knows he is sexy as hell but he doesn’t give a flying fuc
Isabella. R
4.5 Chatty Girl Stars ⭐

What a book and what a man. There's nothing better than a grumpy asshat who's an adorable keeper. If you need a smile and a little chuckle, Managed was delightful!

“I’m stuck next to the one afflicted with an apparently incurable case of verbal diarrhea.”

“Says the man who is socially constipated.”

There are first meetings and then there is Gabriel Scott and Sophie Darling. Sat together in first class whilst travelling to London, I don’t know who drew the short straw. At firs
Nov 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: a-re-read
I loved hearing Mr Gandy ... I mean Scottie

I was surprised when I started my re-read/listen of Managed, that I had only given it 4 stars (with my own .5 added on because I can). How could I not have loved a story about Mr Gandy/Scottie? Even when I started listening, I thought that maybe I'd had a brain malfunction when I wrote my review.

Then, I got it.

I admit it's hard to absolutely love a story when one of the characters has done something abhorrent. Sure, she tried to make up for her bad de
Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

*****5 Stars*****

“I wasn’t prepared to need you this much. I don’t know who I am anymore if you aren’t with me.”


One word springs to mind when I think about this book and that is AWESOME! The dialogue in the book is quick witted, the characters have a charm about them and their banter was superb. This was an incredibly hilarious read and I was constantly laughing out loud (and I mean that, literally). After falling madly in love with the first book in this series, “Idol”, I just could not wai
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
5 Chatty Girl's Sunshine Stars

Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books

Gabriel "Scottie" Scott is "Kill John's" band manager. He is the person who keeps things in order. His firm control over all aspects of his friends' musical carrier is also symbolic for the control he has over his emotions. Guarding his heart has become second nature to Gabriel and the walls he has built around it are impenetrable. It is not that he doesn't feel but admitting is what gives other people an in to hurt you.

I know
✰♊ Angie ♊✰
This book was absolutely delicious. Delicious!


I FLOVED this story. Gabriel Scott was so damn yummy in his beautiful suits and cufflinks. Sophie Darling was such a fun character and the perfect balance to Gabriel's very structured persona. I just adored them together. The sexual tension between the two of them was absolutely palpable and I craved it! The touch of angst toward the end seemed a bit ridiculous, but I don't shy away from angst in a book and it was quickly resolved.

This contemporary
4.5 Stars


1st things first. Gabriel Scott is a GOD and I need him to be real a person so I can claim him and smother his stuck up, snooty, sexy self in my love.

I’ve always adored Kristen Callihan’s writing and Managed was no exception. This book focuses on Gabriel “Scottie” Scott, manager of the band Kill John (whose lead singer is the hero from Idol – VIP Book #1 ) and Sophie Darling, who was one of the most sweetest, sassy, and outspoken heroines.

The sexual tension in this book was NO JOKE.
Talia (Red Hot Ink)
*Update* 5/5/2020

It's incredible how despite having being in a book slump for over 5 months, I have read half of this book in one single day. Certain stories and characters alone are good enough to pull you out of a horrible book slump, even if for a little bit.

5++++++++++++++++++++++ "You're my warmth" stars

Goodreads should have a special feature for this kind of books. The "there are not enough stars in the sky to rate this book" feature. That's the only rating that would do this novel justic
3.5 Stars

Overall Opinion: I feel like this deja vu for me in regards to how I felt about the first book, Idol. I LOVED the first part of this book! I loved the witty banter, the chemistry, the grumpy hot H and the awkward funny h! I was on my way to having a 5 star read!

Then, sadly, it fizzed out. I got antsy about waiting for them to actually get together. While I loved their friendship and their banter, I just wanted them to get it on ;)! It took until 73% for them to kiss for the first tim
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crazy-rich

It is not often that a heroine over shadows a hero in a book and becomes the character I liked the most. But Sophie was such an amazing character that I honestly still would have loved this book even if Gabriel wasn't in it. Now don't get me wrong, Gabriel was still a great character and I loved him. Yet it was Sophie that took me from liking this book and made me love it. She was fun and colorful and had me smiling through the majority of this reading experience. For her alone I would be recomm
Jun 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
3.5 stars

This was such a fun time. This is a book that should not be taken seriously. It is to be read whenever you’re in the mood for something fun and almost ridiculous, but still entertaining. This book won me over with the fun banter; I’m just a sucker for cute ridiculous banter. I didn’t even get the chance to let the characters grow on me, I just found myself loving them at first sight. Their first encounter was the best! I loved their grumpy-sunshine personalities. They were so adorable.
Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
5+ stars!

Review at Of Pens and Pages.

Sophie Darling is on a flight to London for a job interview, and it seems luck is going her way when she gets upgraded to first class. She also gets seated next to someone who could be on the cover of GQ.

Handsome, English, but standoffish, Gabriel "Scottie" Scott, the manager of one of the biggest bands in contemporary music, finds himself seated next to a bubbly and vivacious blonde on a seven-hour flight. Even after paying for two seats, he has no choice b
Sophia Triad
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
How do you know that you feel relaxed-happy with someone?
How can you tell that you have this rare feeling of safeness?
1. When you sleep with her with complete abandonment, oblivious about what is happening to the outside world.
2. When you eat from her plate like it is the most natural thing.
3. When you feed her, because you are worried about her and you want her to feel good.

Gabriel Scot does not like socializing, but then he meets Sophie who is a very friendly, lively, social girl:

And after t
Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic
OMG I laughed so hard!! I laughed so many times, in so many ways, and for so many really fantastic reasons. My fave scenes took place on the plane early in the book. Those scenes were off-the-charts hilarious to me. When Gabriel and Sophie meet on that plane ride... it just really set the tone for their relationship and this story. I really just enjoyed every minute of this book!

I didn't have a favorite character because both mains were awesome. But if I was forced to choose, it would be Gabriel

Title: Managed
Series: VIP #2
Author: Kristen Callihan
Release date: November 14, 2016
Cliffhanger: No
HEA(view spoiler)

I've been a huge fan of this author for some time now, she's an auto-buy for me. But this particular book was one of my most highly anticipated reads this year. After reading Idol, the cranky band manager Scotty with the movie star good looks had me completely hooked and begging for his full story. He's snooty, he's got a fortress around his heart, and a tongue
Chantal ❤️

First I will say Yay I loved the heroine. Her name is Sophie Darling and she is a complete darling and I loved her. She is sassy, funny, and more than capable of giving as good as she gets.
She is very sexually experienced and makes no apologies for that.
“I have sworn off hookups, as I’ve concluded they’re bad for my mental health. I’ve dealt with too many dick biscuits to continue with casual sex”

She made mistakes but she owns up to them and tries to make things rig
Ramona Popescu
Girls, if you don't have a Gabriel Scott please put up an add and look for one!

This is my second Kristen Callihan book and I think I found a new favorite. After reading Killian's story everybody told me that Gabriel's will be so much better, with more drama, steamier scenes and a more delicious package. Well thank you so much, everyone was right!!!

Gabriel and Sophie meet on a plane, during one hell of a bumpy ride. Sophie seat is changed to VIP, next to Gabriel's, leaving them to cope with each
I love this so much. I love the characters. The plot. The writing. Yup, I love it
Aug 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars ✈️

Well this definitely lived up to the hype! This was genuinely a really cute and sweet read. I think the characters were real standouts in this one, but also the tropes and the romance between the MCs were excellent

Gabriel 'sunshine' Scott (H) and Sophie Darling meet on a plane to London. Their first interaction starts off really rocky, with Gabriel not liking that Sophie is seated next to him. Sophie doesn’t even try to hide the fact that Gabriel is hella hot and uses that to make
Re-read Nov 2020/ 5 Stars
I was in a slump and Gabriel and Sophie pulled me out of it. I absolutely love this book. The way Sophie strips Gabriel of his armor and climb inside his heart. So perfectly executed. The chemistry! The friendships and the romance. There’s a reason why this book is a favorite of mine.

Read May 2018 / 5 Stars
I loved Managed. This story was incredible thanks to a certain stubborn man who wouldn’t let anyone inside his cold heart. Gabriel Scott was the perfect flawed hero an
Katy Loves Romance ❤️
4.5 Sunshine Stars****

soooooo ahhh Scottie...
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I love Kristen callihans books they always great reads for me, I get addicted to her words, high on the chemistry between the characters, and then add that with a music band you get fireworks. I just love this series so much. Plus Scottie Scottie, who doesn't just love a broken hero??!!

I remembered Scottie back in Idol as the cold hearted, tough manager of Kill John yet I kind of wanted to read him unravel, come undone and fall for someone who i
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Kristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she'd rather be. She is a RITA winner and three-time 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 boo ...more

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