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Who We Are (Bear, Otter, and the Kid #2)

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4.52 of 5 stars 4.52  ·  rating details  ·  2,642 ratings  ·  375 reviews
Sequel to Bear, Otter, and the Kid

Bear, Otter, and the Kid survived last summer with their hearts and souls intact. They’ve moved into the Green Monstrosity, and Bear is finally able to admit his love for the man who saved him from himself.

But that's not the end of their story. How could it be?

The boys find that life doesn’t stop just because they got their happily ever...more
Paperback, 329 pages
Published April 27th 2012 by Dreamspinner Press (first published April 26th 2012)
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Shattered Glass by Dani AlexanderArmed & Dangerous by Abigail RouxStars & Stripes by Abigail RouxChase in Shadow by Amy LaneWho We Are by T.J. Klune
Best M/M Romance Published in 2012
5th out of 605 books — 1,400 voters
I'll Be Your Drill, Soldier by Crystal RoseShattered Glass by Dani AlexanderCut & Run by Abigail RouxSno Ho by Ethan DayTell Me It's Real by T.J. Klune
The Best Humorous Gay Romances
15th out of 374 books — 912 voters


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TJ
Apr 25, 2012 TJ added it  ·  (Review from the author)
FYI--

I don't know why this says 350 pages (maybe DSP rounds up? Like by alot?) It's actually 329 pages, slightly shorter than BOATK.

Who We Are is my love letter to all the fans who have stuck by me through thick and thin, the good times and the bad, over these past eight months (doesn’t it feel like so much longer?) since I was first published. It’s my way of saying thank you for allowing me to be an author and to tell my stories. It’s my way of letting you know me better. Make sure you read the...more
T.A. Webb
Note – If you have not read “Bear, Otter and the Kid”, you need to know there will be references in this review to events in that book. Don't read further, go buy the darn book. Then come back. If not, read on and take your chances...

“What is it about brothers that make us act so much differently than we normally would? Why is there a bond there that doesn't exist anywhere else?”

In BOATK, Derrick (Bear) is left to raise his six-year-old brother Tyson (The Kid) when their mom suddenly leaves with...more
Kaje Harper
If you liked BOATK, you will love this one. Bear is still Bear, with his inner monologues driven by anxiety and free-association. The Kid is still sweet, scarily smart, a little manipulative, and a little fragile. Otter is still the rock they cling to, except when they can't. This book is tighter than the first, and funnier. The plot has some wonderful twists, and some less so. The mood swings are almost bipolar, but you will be sucked along for the ride. And the love is steadfast and gorgeous a...more
Susan

2.5 Stars

Stop while you’re ahead
Too much of a good thing
Sophomore slump

Ahhh yes, all those warnings that make you worry about reading a sequel to a book you really liked. I never listen. I should’ve listened.

I loved “Bear, Otter, and the Kid” (surprisingly). And though I had no need for a sequel, there it was…and so I read it. I almost DNF’d this book. If I hadn’t loved the characters from book 1, I would have been so aggravated by how this was written.

It felt like TJ Klune took all the good th...more
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
**Re-read 6/16/14**

Loved it as much as the first time! It is about 1,000 times better than the first and I'm BEYOND pumped to start The Art of Breathing now. So much love for this one, so much love.

**Original review from 3/9/13**

Okay, I didn't just love this book. I LOVED THIS BOOK. I think I'm in the minority here when I say that I liked it even more than the first. Like I kind of want to make this book my boyfriend and snuggle it at night.

Why did I love this book so much? It is like a more amp...more
Gennie Gee
If you’ve read Bear, Otter and the Kid by TJ Klune and loved it than you will not be disappointed by the second installment, Who We Are. The book begins with what I think is perhaps the best prologue ever! Seriously, you should read it, especially if you read a lot of M/M paranormal stuff. Hilariousness ensues!

Who We Are picks up almost right where Bear, Otter and the Kid left off and we are treated to the fascinating and warped (in a good and endearing way) inner workings of Bear’s view of the...more
Mary
There is a lot going on in this sequel but for me the center of the universe is again, our narrator, Bear. He has a lot to learn this time too but what never ceases to amaze about him is his ability to be the grounding center of the universe for everyone in his life. Outwardly there seem to be people stronger than him, Otter certainly, Creed, arguably, and the villains of the piece. But what I loved was seeing the change in him. At the beginning of the book he is the same sort of gun-shy guy in...more
Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*


♥♥♥ 5 'Hilariously Crazy' STARS ♥♥♥

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Family is not defined by blood (...) It's the people around you who see you at your worst and are not afraid to pick up the pieces when you fall apart. It's the people who look at you each time they see you like they haven't seen you in years. It's the people who you fight for. It's the people you'd lay down your life for. It's the scariest thing in the world, but, if you let it, it's also the greatest.

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Another amazing book t...more
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
This is the ugliest cover!

LMAO just looking at it.

Probably shouldn't let "the kid" paint your book cover. Was amusing to laugh at though.
Jay
I absolutely loved Bear, Otter, and the Kid it is one of my all-time favorite stories. So, of course when Who We Are was release I was excited and waited and waited and waited for Amazon to release it on the Kindle.

I was confused with the book opening and wasn’t sure what was going on, I just knew I didn’t like it. Then it was made clear and I was back on track to continue reading. All the main characters are back - the Kid is still the kid (smart, witty, and an eco-terrorist in training), Bear...more
Cindi
I am not big on series that focus on the same couple throughout. I want my happy ending after the first book. I don't want to go into book 2 where the couple has been together for however long and then more issues arise. It's like "here we go again". I really hate that so I tend stay away from those types of series or books with any type of sequel. This book wasn't like that. It picked up immediately after Bear, Otter and the Kid. It was necessary considering all the unanswered questions in the...more
Deeze
There were plenty of times reading this book that I felt transported back in time. Bear and Otter were as I remembered them, sweet and cute, Bears inner ramblings I found fascinating again. The Kid was perfect. Funny and smart and totally heartbreakingly adorable. Dominic was a welcome addition to their story. I wish we could of read Dominic and the Kid meeting for the first time, (again?) I even liked Isaiah, he had a certain charm lol.

The thoughts and emotions this book generated were truly w...more
Gina
TOTALLY AWESOME AND OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!


I don’t even know how to start this review or what to say….I will say that I literally laughed through the entire book! I have read books that have made me laugh out loud plenty of times, but this one literally had me laughing throughout.

Once again the neurosis filled, angst filled and around hero Bear leads us a narrative of his life and I was captivated and my heart was pulled in and I simply couldn’t put this down till I was done. BOATK was a 4 star read...more
Sara
Dec 17, 2012 Sara rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m
Loved it! I made a spectacle of myself again and again by laughing manically through 2 thirds of the book, then weeping and snottering on myself for a bit until it was back to braying like a donkey laughing and of course finish off with a great big AWWWww!! I liked this book a lot more than BOATK, Bears inner musings were less rambling and the Kid just got better!

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I am now demanding (!!!) Dominic's story.. I need need need need it!
Lili
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Who We Are continues the story of Bear. Otter, and the Kid. There's not much to say besides this book is just as amazing as the first one. I don't want to say much as this book takes up right where book 1 leaves off. What I will say is these books are not to be missed. TJ Klune does a great job at making you feel everything his characters are feeling. I felt the joy, love, pain, and loss. Just like with the first book- my heart felt like it was bursting at the end.
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My advice:
People READ THESE BOO
...more
Sara
Where the Kid inspires me to write this before I write an actual review:

Bear, the Kid and Otter,
I didn’t want to read your sequel, you must trust.
The first book turned my heart into fodder (stay with me,)
But a friend told me I must.

She promised she would hold my hand,
That she would be there to see me through.
She did this without hesitation, you understand,
It’s just what we Unicorns do.

Your story, it started out fun, it was light and cheery,
Making me snort every time I did laugh.
I knew the angst
...more
Debbie
I absolutely loved this book, but I am at a loss as to how to talk about it without spoilers, but I will try. I pretty much went in thinking I knew what was going to go happen in the sequel - and yep, I missed it by a mile. And I loved that about this book.

So here goes:

* The prologue was pure genius. I was like - did I buy the right book? Dreamspinner, what the hell? Is their customer service department even open at 12:15 a.m.? And then I died laughing.

* I expected Bear, Otter and the Kid to f...more
Bev
WANTED
  


A Man like Otter, straight (preferably) but who cares really, just being friends would be great. Let me know where he is and I'll be there like a shot.


Outstanding follow-up to Bear, Otter and The Kid. TJ Klune is a really eloquent writer.

Well Papa Bear, yet again you and that awesome family of yours have taken me on an emotional roller-coaster ride which I never wanted to end.

I've sniggered, snorted, giggled and laughed out loud, I've also had tears in my eyes and let the waterworks...more
L-D
I don't know why it took me so long to get back to Bear, Otter, and the Kid. I loved the first book so much. Maybe that's the reason. How could this book possibly live up to the first book? Fortunately my fears were unfounded. I enjoyed this book even more than the first book.

Likes:
1. Bear and Otter are really truly together. Who could not like that? Otter is one of my favorite characters EVER. There's just something about the way he looks at Bear that churns me up inside.
2. The Kid is growing...more
DaisyGirl
4.5 Stars

Hmmm, what can I say about the second installment of Bear, Otter, and the Kid? It’s drama, angst, and vegetarians; it’s Captain Ass Muscles, Boobs McGee, and pink koalas; it’s coming out, farts, and straight crushes! I loved it!!! The second book in the BOtK series is side-splittingly funny and had me LMAO on more than one occasion. It was an incredibly fun read.

When we catch up with Bear, Otter, and the Kid, they are settling in to their new home, the Green Monstrosity. Bear and Otter...more
Nichole (Dirty H)
Feb 18, 2013 Nichole (Dirty H) marked it as no-thanks
After the big hooplah a few months ago about BOATK, I tried very hard to let it go. Very hard.

But then I started reading Game of Thrones, and I concurrently watched the TV show. Of all books that have had movie or television adaptations, I think most could agree that the TV show follows the book more closely than most. But I was able to pick out at least as many differences between GoT tv show and GoT book as there are between Shelter and BOATK, and it just got me all incensed. And then all this...more
Marc
Jul 12, 2013 Marc rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Marc by: Breann
This book is worth reading even just for the humorous "most awkward dinner". I loved the humor over all and sometimes I laughed so hard that I had tears in my eyes. The characters are awesome and I loved the addition of Dominic and getting to meet some of Otter's friends. It also broke my heart in an epic way, but that was to be expected. I think the incredible humor and the good feelings the first are a ploy so readers feel happy and safe, so they are not prepared for it when the book crushes t...more
Macky ~ Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews
Were-bears, a pregnant were-otter ( " fat with my love for you " classic! ) and an evil eye patched kid! I cried with laughter, nearly wet myself and that was only the first chapter! A lot of the time when something is so wonderful first time round it's a hard act to follow but T J Klune has done it again. The boys (and gang ) are back and none of the magic has gone. In terms of most favourite ever literary characters, these guys are way up there in my list! Laughter, tears, frustration, anger,...more
Monika
3.5 Stars

This is going to be a difficult review to write for me and this time the reason is not my usual “I suck at writing” but because it seems I’ll be in the minority about what I thought of the book. Everyone seems to have loved it I can’t say that, I didn’t hate the book but I didn’t love the book either.

I think its best if I put this review under spoiler alert so I don’t accidentally say something that could ruin the story for anyone, I’m never sure what a spoiler is and what it isn’t.


(vie...more
Carey
I had tears in my eyes thru most of this book, mostly from laughing, but sometimes from getting choked up too. Really loved this book, Bear's POV is so great I really have not laughed so much from a book in a long time! Amazing story, will we get a Ty story I hope?

2nd Read 12/14/12
James
Laughter... bawling tears... and that ending... I want to punch a wall with that ending. Let's just say my friend and I discussed finding a way to get the money to buy the movie rights. lol
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Gennie's Review posted on Guilty Pleasures

If you’ve read Bear, Otter and the Kid by TJ Klune and loved it than you will not be disappointed by the second installment, Who We Are. The book begins with what I think is perhaps the best prologue ever! Seriously, you should read it, especially if you read a lot of M/M paranormal stuff. Hilariousness ensues!

Who We Are picks up almost right where Bear, Otter and the Kid left off and we are treated to the fascinating and warped (in a good and endearing...more
Jerry
I am a worn out but VERY happy mess after reading this book. What this author puts you thru!!!!
A few nights ago, I was reading the chapter "The Most Awkward Dinner Ever". I kept giggling and my partner said "what?" so I read the entire scene to him. That prayer!!!!! I got choked up when Otter pulled Bear into his lap. just fantastic scene. This goes on throughout the entire book. (view spoiler)...more
Ann
Listened to this one on Audible. I wanted to put it off so it would be closer to #3 release date and the boys would be more fresh in my mind. I also wanted to put some distance between listening to this one and BOtK since it was a different narrator. Charlie David did a great job and I loved listening to him. He does a really good Bear.

There isn't much I can say about this story that hasn't already been said. If you haven't read it, go read it, it's a classic. If you've read it, now you should...more
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