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Who We Are (FireNine #2)

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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 of either going their separate ways, or hanging on and fighting for dear life
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Kindle Edition, 317 pages
Published September 17th 2013 by Shanora Williams
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Shanora Williams
Jul 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
EXPECTED RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 24th, 2013 :)
Simran
Aug 08, 2013 rated it really liked it

After reading:
I honestly loved this book. I had been dying for it to come out and I just finished reading it..BUT.. And yes I said BUT. I think it could have been better. I mean, the whole story seemed rushed and it didn't seem real. The first book "Who he is" is so much better than this book which is kinda disappointing. Even then, I gave this book 4 stars because I loved the characters and the book was still good..just not AS good as the other one.

P.s I LOVE GAGE!!! <3

Before reading:
F@!
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Dreamer
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
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Seems like I'm one of the few who didn't like this one. I'm quite disappointed. I fell out of love with Gage; he was way too spineless.

*Spoilers ahead*

I just can't handle weak men, especially when they don't ever really man up unless someone's holding their hand. He was still messing around with this chick who was supposedly blackmailing him *Major eye roll: description * because he at one point dragged her to get a pregnancy done to calm down rumours. How miserable must he have been to still get his shl
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* Meli Mel *


For some reason I didn't like this one as much as the first one. I didn't get why things ended the way it did in the first book when I new there was a solution to it all. But they made things difficult for themselves. When I started this book, it hurt to read any scenes with Eliza and Gage. It was just painful. I got annoyed by Gage, he seemed so different in the first book. Now, he seemed slightly weak. I understood his reasons for doing things (which I applaud him for, he made sacrifices), but
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Jultri
DNF 25%. Chosen for the promise of listening to the seductive tones of Christian Fox's narration. This did not happen. I feel cheated. Only female narrator heard at this stage. She wasn't bad. The story just wasn't good. Too much angst told, but not angst felt. Maybe Fox gets his turn later, but I wasn't going to listen on for another few hours just to voice-perve.
Mariam
Aug 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
WOW…
I got that feeling, that feeling I get when I’m satisfied with how the book ended. It was complete.
Wow…
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I’m not going to keep saying wow for the rest of this review, so don’t worry.
The book starts off with Ellie at the FireNine concert after 8 months of not seeing Gage, she obviously still loves him but he’s…angry with her.
“This girl… I know she’s here right now. She really broke my fucking heart. I fucked up; she let me go. I opened up to her; she closed off on me…”
He’s angry and hurt that
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Ashley
May 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: meh, 3-or-less-stars
This was a cute series. It was the typical rockstar romance. I don't think anything stuck out in particular that made me want to go "OH MY GOD" but it very sweet and cute.
"3.5 FORGIVING, SHIT DISTURBING, LOVING STARS"
Christina
Sep 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What do you do when your world crumbles down around you? How do you prioritize what is important? These are both questions that Gage and Eliza are facing. Both worry they are making the wrong decision. This is how we left our rock god Gage and the love of his life Eliza in Who He is. After months apart Eliza is at one of Firenine’s Concerts so she can get a ride home with Ben.

“This girl… I know she’s here right now. She really broke my fucking heart. I fucked up; she let me go. I opened up to
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Catriona Laurie
Sep 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
Despite extreme misgivings at attempting this novel after WHI, I felt that—having stuck through to the end, I should continue on and finish the series. The first few chapters did not instil much hope for improvement as the central characters still seem as childish and tantrum-prone as before – witness Gage’s baffling new song at the start, written and performed to upset the listening Eliza. Why? A bit OTT if you ask me.

On the plus side, Ms Williams seems to have learned to curb her penchant for
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MommyRN
Aug 12, 2013 rated it it was ok
I obviously didn't read the same book as everyone else. I hate to totally destroy an authors work since I know how much time and effort goes into writing a novel but this book was not good. Gage is not a man of integity but a scared whinny baby. Eliza is not well developed. There were so many plot inconsistencies and at times it was hard to follow. The reason behind Gage's mothers death didn't work for me and same with the sister's. Obviously this author has no medical background. A person dying ...more
Cassie
Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Best book behind Who He Is by S. Q. Williams. I have to say I wasn't expecting anything but what happened between Ellie and Penelope. I was sooooooo waiting for it and was so happy jumping off the walls when it did! I loved Ellie in this book! She was so strong and bitchy! I loved how much she developed as a person. Gage was so sad in this book I wasn't expecting it whatsoever! Roy now has my heart, he was so amazing in this book and opened so many doors. He grew and showed his true side and I t ...more
YaYa
Sep 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ms. Williams, you already had my heart with Who He is and now you probably own me completely. Good Lord woman you had me bawling all over again. At least this time my kindle was safe. You proceeded to give us more of a story and the way it unraveled it was perfect. What and HEA for Gage&Ellie. I LOVED IT. Although I always want the Super Cunts to die, Karma played its part very well with Penelope. Karma played well for others too, much needed. Last but not least, Montana and Roy, FanFuckingT ...more
Raj
Aug 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
at last! I've waited too long for this!!!

why 4 stars? I love the story, I really did, but for me, it's not enough.
Victoria S.
A Solid 4.5****Stars

Ahh finally Gage Grendel is back! No worries ladies the ego inflated jerk only rears his ugly head very briefly. Thankfully Gage got that out of his system in the first half of Who He Is; instead this second installment picks up right where the last book left off. After Ellie walks away, shattering Gage’s heart, she must face the music (literally she goes to their concert to visit her dad) and she is introduced to Fire Nine’s new song “We Don’t Give A Fuck!” I have to say thi
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Kim
Jul 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
4 to 4.5 stars

I learned that our pasts and our difficulties are what makes us who we are. Our heartache, suffering, and pain.

Gage Freakin' Grendel. Oh Man. This man has more mood swings than a PMsing woman. We meet back up with him eight months after Eliza ripped his heart out and left him to follow her own dreams. He is angry...pissed actually. But he is still drawn to her and is hurt and does not want to still want her. But he does. I could not be mad at him though as I could see his defense
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Heather M. Orgeron
Sep 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Every time I heard it on the radio, it was a constant reminder of what I’d actually done to him… I didn’t want to face him again. I was a coward, I was selfish, but I couldn’t help it. I literally ripped that boy’s heart to shreds.

Eliza is meeting up with her father Ben, at a Fire Nine concert, so she can ride back home with him for a visit. She is nervous to see Gage again and hides out backstage trying to avoid him. Then she hears his voice through the speakers as he dedicates a performance
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Sugar and Spice Book Reviews
Oct 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars


I could not wait to get my hands on this book! I’ve been left on my knees like Gage at the end of Who He Is. I fell in love with Gage Grendel, the lead singer & lyricist for FireNine. His heart was broken when Eliza White left him. It wasn’t an easy decision for her to make either. She was just as torn, but she had set a goal to finish at the University of VA and get her art degree. I admired her for sticking with the goals she had set for herself even if it was at the expense of ha
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Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
3.5 to 4....I just feel a bit undecisive here. I was really looking forward to this conclusion since I felt there was so much more to the story than Who He Is. Well, this book was full of so much more, but geeze talk about drama and angst!

This book picks up with Ellie returning for a visit to her dad, coming face to face with Gage after ripping his heart out. She is dead set on finding her success and making something of herself...he is angry, bitter, and still so much in love. The connection is
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Cindy
Sep 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ok Shanora has hit another grand slam HOMERUN with Who We Are. OMG.... I was a freaking mess reading this book. I laughed, I cried, My freaking emotions were all over the page. At times I was pissed at Eliza and other times I was pissed at Gage. I yelled atmy kindle several times. Telling these charecters "pull your $hit together". This book picks up 8 months after Eliza leaves Gage. Eliza still feeling she did the right thing (picking her future over Gage). Gage is PISSED that Eliza just left ...more
Josie
Aug 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So I waited for Shanora to release Who We Are the entire summer, was it worth the wait.....Hell to the YES!!!! Shanora delivered another hit...I have read all of Shanora books and I fell in love with this series, its characters and the ending of their story. I was so happy with out the end played out that I would that change a thing at all.

Book 2 starts of 8 months laters and Gage and Eliza are both suffering from their break up, I liked the growth in Eliza and Gage. Gage loves Eliza but he Pene
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Heather andrews
Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I sure missed my Gage, "his hard, rippled body, the perfect sleeve of ink on his forearms, broad chest, ribs, and even his back." Yes, sir I missed my boy dearly. This time around Ellie and Gage are on a whole new ball field and I can say I was so upset with Gage for what he did, and I was proud of Ellie doing what she did in the beginning. I think we see a new side of Gage, perhaps a more desperate side? "No, Elize. What's wrong with now? I'll give you whatever you want. Just tell me." I mean t ...more
Harriet ~ bookworm
I was so looking forward for this book to come out I loved the first one so much actually read it twice was so addicted to Eliza and Gage's story but this book... :/ I did like this book but didn't love it I felt everything was so rushed there was so many topics that kind of just finished abruptly.

I found Gage very different in this book to the first one and I understand there was an awful lot going on with him but the whole Penelope thing ohhhh I just wanted to smack him he needed to get a back
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Akilah Raines
Aug 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'm so late on posting this but I received an ARC Copy for an honest review and that full review will be posted on www.smibookclub.com soon with Nicole Martin! ..... in the meantime.... after waiting a full month Who we are is finally here!!! Us FireNine hoes were ready for more Gage! And for me Montana! I liked Roy in book 1, thee was just something about him and after reading this I loved him just as much as Gage and Montana! I cannot wait for their story, its gonna be Goooood! ;).... but full ...more
Milan
Jul 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book was even better than the first. "But you gave it a lower ranking" I know I know. But it was still amazing. There just part of the story that dragged. It was all perfect until the lake house. That's when it went downhill for me. The ending was not what I expected. I just felt like she wanted to get over writing the book just as I wanted to be done with the book already. I thought more action would have happened (you'll see what I'm talking about once you've read the book). I love all th ...more
Paula
Jul 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 freaking big stars.......omg how I love love love this series, Gage n Ellie after book one, I'm so glad they FINALLY have their HEA , book two was just as good as book one, at times I did want to hit Gage and tell him to grow a pair, but as the old saying is love conquers all........ Too f ing true :)
Megan
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!!!! I was so happy to see the characters grow so much. Ellie turned into a women with confidence and an edge. In the first book she was too soft and innocent and he was too much of a prick. But they ended up balancing out. Shanora Williams has made a loyal fan out of me!!!
Kayleigh Davies
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Just got this this afternoon and sat here for 3 hrs straight reading it, literally haven't moved from the couch. And all i can say is it was perfect!
Crystal
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
UGH! Such a waste of paper. crappy story. crappy annoying characters. waste of money waste of paper to print the book. waste of time in my life that I will never get back.
Melissa
Jul 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
holy fucking shit this was epic, i wanted to bitch slap penelope , yell at Gage to wake up at one point but i sooooo love Gage and i got the ending i wanted..
Amanda Barnes
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love
Roy was totally badass in this book!! I can't wait to read about him!! These first two books have been amazing .. I can't wait to see what's in store for the rest of the FireNine guys!!
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“I would never make you drop something you love. I’d never drop what I love—for anybody. I’d make room for the other thing I love, though. I made room for you." ~Gage” 7 likes
“He’d placed a stake in my heart the first time he told me loved me, and since then I’ve been his. I don’t think I could’ve been anyone else’s, no matter how much time we spent apart or how much time I spent with the other. Where there was darkness, he filled me up and I spilled over with light. He was my light. My sanity. My world.” 7 likes
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