EXCERPT

 
 

MANAGED by KRISTEN CALLIHAN 

 
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…
 
 
 
 Expected publication: November 14th 2016
 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30325011-managed
 
 
 
 

I move to do up the tiny buckles of my high-heeled sandals but pause.

“These okay for where you’re taking me, oh secretive one?”

His gaze slides over my bare legs to where my sky blue sundress flirts with my thighs, and his lids lower a fraction, his expression turning hooded.

“You’re good.”
Oh, that voice, so growly and gruff, deep and rich like hot cocoa and buttered toast. He talks, and I want to eat him up.

I both love and hate what his voice does to me. One man shouldn’t have so much power over me.
Two words shouldn’t be able to make my thighs clench and my skin turn hyper-sensitive.
Maybe that’s what makes me raise my foot, pointing my toe to show off my leg to its best advantage.

“You’re sure?”
 I run a hand along my thigh, lifting my skirt up to show a bit more thigh.
Gabriel’s nostrils flare. The muscled breadth of his chest expands and slowly lowers as he exhales. That he’s visible calming himself, sends a bolt of pure heat straight through me, and my knees almost buckle.

“Sophie,” he says, low and tight.

“Yes?” Damn, that sounded too breathy.

“Cut the shit.”



 
 
 
 
 
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.
 

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