Review: Who He Is (FireNine #1) by Shanora Williams

ImageEliza Smith has never been the one to seek a relationship. She’s never dated a guy in her life, never even hugged a man (outside of her father/manager of the hot and popular rock band, FireNine) but when she decides to spend her summer on tour with FireNine, it all changes. Eliza really gets to meet Gage Grendel – her former crush from high school and the lead singer of FireNine – and witness sides to him to which she’ll begin to truly despise.
She’ll ignore him, she’ll dislike his ways, she’ll do anything to try and stay away from him until Gage finally gets her to slip up and give in. She agrees on a casual fling with Gage, but soon they’ll both see how the fling will blur into something they can’t control and when it’s finally time for Eliza to go and accomplish her own dreams, she’ll know there’s more she took from Gage than she ever thought possible.


4.5 star review!

It is no secret that I absolutely adore any novel that follows a band in the storyline. Who He Is has just been added into that category and is making its presence known.

Eliza Smith is an introvert. She’s barely experienced life at the age of 21. With a daily routine that she never breaks; Eliza goes to college, sketches and paints without ever wanting to leave the house or her college dorm. The way that she leads her life is only brought on by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after having a childhood that no person would wish on their worst enemy.

Eliza is then forced to jump out of her comfort zone when she goes on tour for the summer with FireNine, due to her father being their manager. This is where she is introduced to her long-time high school crush, Gage Grendel – lead singer of FireNine.

After a lot of persuasion on Gage’s part, Eliza tries to enforces that they can only be friends. Once those barriers are broken down, Gage believes that he isn’t good enough for Eliza. All they seem to do is deny their feelings towards each other.

When an incident on tour triggers Eliza to revisit thoughts of her horrific past, there is no denying herself that she can stay away from Gage forever. But with a time limit on their summer romance, can everything work out for them in the end?

“She was a single dove, a beauty,
A miraculous love, truly,
A new addiction I’d fight for,
My addiction, perhaps my heart and more.”

Available to buy on Amazon.
Eliza and Gage’s story continues September 2013 in Who We Are (FireNine #2).

– Emily-Jane.


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