Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Blog Tour - Who We Are - Shanora Williams

Title: Who We Are (FireNine 2)

Author: Shanora Williams

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Genre: New Adult


Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18231624-who-we-are




“I thought I had gone through something much worse. I thought the abuse and pain from my mom and step-dad was bad, but this? This heartache? This pain? This depression? This gut-wrenching, heartbreaking moment? This knotted up feeling in my gut, the tightness in my throat, the ache in my chest? It was slowly but surely killing me.”

Eight months.

That’s how long it’s been since Eliza last saw Gage and they both feel as if they don’t deserve one another’s forgiveness. He screwed up. She walked away without looking back. They’ll try and make up all the time they’ve lost with one another, that is until they’re facing the choices ofeither going their separate ways, or hanging on and fighting for dear life.

The fights will be endless. They heartache will be real. The demons will return, and they won’t back down without a fight.

There are some who will do anything to keep true love apart, and those same people will dig deep into their demonic ways until Eliza and Gage are literally no more.

Can Eliza and Gage overcome it all? Will they be able to face the true demons that are seeking to destroy them? Or will they just forget about everything they’ve worked so hard for and go their separate ways?

Sometimes you have to go through struggles in order to reach an ultimate point of peace… but will their struggle be worth it?

Natalie's review

Oh my effing god I'm speechless what a rollercoaster I have just been on my heart was going 100miles a minute while reading this book, from the first chapter it's sooooooooo exciting.

We all know how Who He Is ended and I can tell you it wasn't pretty, well this story starts eight months later, Eliza has just finished her first year at art college and is about to start an internship with a prestigious art company. But first she has to see him Gage Grendal the only man she has ever loved, except the last time she saw him she broke his heart and walked away.

Well from here on in it's so fast paced Gage's initial reaction is not pretty and Eliza is devastated that he hates her, she still loves him it's just a case of right place wrong time.

Keeping away from Eliza is harder than Gage thought and no matter how broke his heart is he has to be with her, and the sex oh boy I swear steam was coming from my eyes it was scorching hot.

What I love about Shanora's books are her writing is so raw you feel like you part of this relationship when it's high your on cloud nine, when it's low you feel your heart has been ripped from your chest and has Been stomped on, I felt an emotional wreck, but no matter how hard I tried I couldn't put it down even when at 2am I practically needed matches to keep my eyes open there was no chance in hell I was going to sleep until I read how this part of the FireNine Journey ended, because believe me there are so many twists in this book I wasn't sure how it was going to end and spent practically the second half of the book in tears. 

Well to finish, I freaking love this book even more than the last book, I especially loved how we started to see glimpses of the other band members and I cannot wait to read Roy, Montana and Deed's story in the upcoming books. 

I give this book a Massive FireNine Five rock Stars, I was not disappointe infact I think I may have found a new favorite author


As soon as I arrived at my temporary apartment, I dropped my keys on the counter, blared some Laura Welsh on the stereo, and then trudged for the shower. The water was soothing. I didn’t want to step out of the steam, especially as I was bombarded with memories.

Gage and me on the FireNine tour bus. Gage kissing me, licking me, soiling me with his fervent kisses. I quivered, running a finger across my lips, remembering the kiss we shared when he stayed the night at Ben’s a few days ago. The passion I felt, the power. It was so much, yet I couldn’t get enough. My lips were still tingling from it… from how much I missed it. How much I missed him.

Soon, the water chilled against my skin and I shut it off, ran a towel over my damp hair, and grabbed an extra towel to wrap around my wet skin. I brushed my teeth, cleared my face with handful of cool water, and then headed for my bedroom.

Laura Welsh sang about hollow drums and it was like she spoke to me—like she reminded me of how much I actually missed Gage. How hollow and empty I felt without him while I was in school and even now. In school it was worse. Every little thing reminded me of him. Every couple that walked by hand in hand reminded me of him. All the girls who were smiling up at their boyfriends lovingly, clinging to their sides, holding them like they never wanted to let go… it all reminded me of him. I couldn’t stand it… but I missed it. I rolled my eyes, trying to rid my mind of him, but it was nearly impossible.

Even as I changed into a pair of running shorts and a tank top and dropped the towel from my hair, I still thought about him. Even as I poured myself a bowl of cereal and ate it to the heartfelt music, I still thought about him. Even as I lounged flat on my back on the sofa, my hand on my forehead, staring at the dots on the ceiling, I still thought about him.

About his eyes, his full, pink lips that always sent a bolt of electricity coursing through me whenever connected with mine. His hard, rippled body, the perfect sleeve of ink on his forearms, broad chest, ribs, and even his back.

The ceiling seemed to spin above me as the music filled me, and then I felt the rims of my eyes pricking, begging for the pooling tears to be shed. I couldn’t believe it. I missed everything about him. I fucking missed him. Entirely too much.

There was a knock on the door and I perked up, back stiff, staring ahead. They knocked again and I swiped at my tears, confused. Who could be at my door this late? I cautiously made my way to the entrance, my heart pounding, my steps soft, making sure I didn’t cross any weak spots to make the floor creak.

I took a peek out of the peephole and made out a tousled mess of silky, dark-brown hair and broad shoulders. His head was ducked down, hiding his face, but I knew exactly who it was and I stifled a gasp.

My mind then went into gear. Should I let him in? Should I shoo him away? Should I blast him and beg him to just leave me alone?

In the end, I knew I couldn’t do any of those, no matter how upset I may have been with him. I did love him, after all.

I cracked open the door and he jerked away from the doorframe, taking a quick step back, his hazel eyes meeting mine. “Gage?”

“Eliza,” he whispered. His eyes were tired, restless. His lips were strained, as if he wanted to say something else, but then they relaxed and he ran a hand through his hair.

“Why are you here?” I asked, opening the door wider. He pressed the palm of his hand on the door and stepped past me, his heavy cologne filling my lungs. It mixed with the light, airy scent of water, as if he’d purposely walked in the drizzle. I could imagine him pacing back and forth in front of the apartment building, debating on whether he should come up or not. “Better yet,” I said, “how did you know where this apartment was?” I locked the door before looking at him.

“Frank told me,” he sighed out. “Look… I can’t do this,” he said, running another rigid hand through his hair. A few pieces fell onto his forehead, proving he would need a haircut in maybe three days tops. His eyes saddened and filled with guilt and I narrowed mine, tilting my head.

“Do what?” I asked, stepping up.

“This… I can’t be angry anymore. I can’t act like I don’t fucking care. I want—” His sentence broke and his gaze lowered to the floor. Good thing the music was playing, filling the silence, because I wasn’t sure of what to say, but I knew what he was getting at. “I wasn’t supposed to come here. I wasn’t supposed to see you. I was supposed to fight myself from getting close to you again—for your sake—but… I can’t. I can’t fight it. It’s so fucking hard to stay away from you, Eliza.”

Alicia's review

First off I need to tell you that this book has broke me. My eyes are currently like a pair of baboon arse's - red, puffy and swollen. I've ugly cried for about the last 25% of the book. Sobbed, broken, laughed and sobbed at the same time. I'm an emotional wreck... And no, it's not pmt! lol. I feel like a blubbering baby. Happy tears and sad tears and maybe a little snot thrown in there.... Yes it is that emotional at times! 

Wow, this book is awesome. I've been hooked from page one and read until I finished. I just couldn't put it down. I lovd these characters from Who He Is and they only get better. I've fell more in love with the band, met new characters that are totally ace and just been swept up into the world of FireNine! 

Twists and turns in the book are brilliant, some you'll expect and some you won't. I will say that I wish a few things were handled differently. I felt a little like there was a big build up to a certain thing then in was just a little blow up that we didn't really get enough on for the lead up we was took on. 

Rawr!!! .... Sex scenes *fans self* wow! Oh holy goodness. Gage sure knows how to use his manmeat! I think at a few points I could have done with a cold shower just to calm myself down. No I think I just actually screamed HARDER, HARDER, HARDER whilst reading them lol. They are smoking on! 

The book is beautifully written and brings you into the rawness that is Eliza aka sweet Ellie and Gage's journey. I can't wait for the next book in this series. I want to get into the heads of ALL the FireNine guys but I have to say that Roy is one I can't wait for. I need to know what's in his head, badly! Montana and Deed are just as fabulous in this book as they are in Who He Is and I was very pleasantly surprises with Roy in this one. 

My emotional journey from start to finish.... Sad. happy. fanning self from hotness. over the moon. WTF! Oh no he didn't. I want to punch him - get a backbone man!!. rat bastard bitch - i want to punch her. oh no. sad. hope. anger. hotness. happiness. go girl - punch her in the face for me!. Laughing. sadness & happiness. joy. broken. gut wrenching sobs. struggling to breath. hotness. Happiness but nervous. Sadness. Broken again. Cut open and left bleeding. Shock. Happiness. Sadness. Breaking. Broken. WTH! Happiness. Excitement. Smiling so hard my face might break. Crying. Sobbing. Can't breath. Happy sigh. 

5 rockin' stars!!!  

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Shanora Williams was born and raised in Matthews, North Carolina. She's the author of the New Adult series, OBTAINED and the Best Selling New Adult novel, Hard to Resist. Her upcoming mature New-Adult/Adult novel, Who He Is, will be released in July of 2013.

When she's not writing, she's happily reading or watching cartoons like the big kid she is. She has a wonderful family that you will hear her brag and talk about all of the time. Whenever she just wants to get away from the words for a while, she'll spend some time with her loved ones, eat gummy bears, or drown in Coca-Cola and anything else caffeinated.


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