Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Review: Who I Am by Shanora Williams

Some stories aren’t easy to tell.

Some situations aren’t easy to relive.

But I was raised to be strong—to hold my own. Because of it, I was hurt, torn down, beaten and even had my heart snatched right out of my chest.

But I’m ready now. It’s time for me to speak up. You want to know what really goes on inside my head, well I’m right here.

Real. Raw. Intense.

This is all me. Roy Sykes. This is my story, and trust me… its far from pretty.

Jamie says...

 I have read all three books in this series and loved all of them!  The first 2 books in this series were about Gage and Eliza's story.  Gage is the lead singer of firenine and wowsiers!  He is hot!  This story is about Roy and Kelsey.  Roy is the lead guitarist in firenine and yes of course he is hot too!  Let me tell you this is not just another hot rock n roll band book (well it is) but is more than that and should be read by all!  I would definitely give these books all 4-5 stars!  

She is the love of my life.
She is my hope and faith.
She is my motivation.
She is my diary.
She is my world.
She is the joy I never thought I could have again.
She is my restoration.
She is who I am.

Roy-- Lead guitarist hot as hell!  He grew up poor and ended up taking care of his mom for most of his teenage years into his 20's.  He sold drugs to take care of his mother and her medical bills, he wasn't proud of that but he had to do what he had to do to survive.  The only thing that kept him together was his band Firenine and of course his band brothers.  He fell in love with a girl that turned his world upside down and not only was she everything he wanted in a woman but she was also everything he shouldn't because she was a mob bosses daughter.  Of course she proved to him that he was nothing to her but a distraction and broke Roy into pieces that he thought he would never survive.  As his band gets more successful he meets Kelsey and she rocks his world more than he ever thought was possible, but mistakes will be made and pasts will surface, can they make it through all this and him being famous now on top of that? 

 Love is what fucked me up.  Love is what literally twisted me up, tossed me around, spat me out, and destroyed me.  I got so caught up with her that I didn't even see the darkness at the end of our tunnel.  She was my everything, but sometimes we weren't everything the other wanted.  Sometimes we weren't enough.  Sometimes we give our all and nothing comes out of it.  We give one-fucking-hundred percent, but in the end, we're left with zero.  It wasn't supposed to end that way, and to this day, I blame myself for all the screw-ups.

Just when I thought things were looking up for me and the ones I loved, everything went to shreds.  Everything I once cared for was no longer there-- nothing but my guitar and my band anyway.  I guess the old man on the bus with the fedora was right.  Love doesn't last, but her forgot to add something.   Happiness doesn't last either.

Kelsey-- she has been lied to cheated on and will not let another man into her life that will treat her like dirt.  She will live her life and steer clear of love.  Until she meets Roy.... can he be her game changer?  Or will his past come and destroy them?   Will her past make her feel like she can't trust Roy after one mistake?  Can she learn to forgive and forget?  

"You promised you'd never hurt me.  You promised me you'd never break my heart.  You promised me you'd be nothing like Rick!  You promised me lies, Roy!  I gave you a chance, but you're just like him!  Just fucking like him.So yes, I will strip this away from you.  Men like you, who don't appreciate what they already have when they have it, doesn't deserve me.  Men, who have to get drunk just to tell me the truth, don't deserve me.  You could've come clean to me the first day you saw her-- at the party.  But you didn't.  You decided to lie and keep it to yourself.  I don't need to bring another liar into my life." I swallow hard, tears blinding me.  " Roy I--I trusted you.  You told me I could trust you. I thought you'd be different."  

"You don't have to compete, Kells.  You mean so much to me.  It doesn't matter that she was my first love.  I'm over that.  You're my final love, You're my world now."  "I love you.... so much, Kelsey, I'll leave because I know you're upset.  I know I pissed you off... broke your heart.  I know I lied to you, and I promised you I never would, but if you think for a second that I won't fight my hardest to win you back and make you mine all over again, you're wrong.  I refuse to lose you.  Do you understand me?"

You have go to pick up these books asap!  And yes there will be more I mean there is still the drummer and the bassist RIGHT!!!   Loved IT!!  Can't wait for more!!

New York Times & USA Today Best Selling author Shanora Williams considers herself one of the wondrous, down-to-earth authors who's all about romance and the paranormal... but of course she always makes room for the many other genres out there. She was born and raised in North Carolina but plans on taking trips all around the world as she grows in age.

She's a huge lover of Starbucks and a big kid when it comes to Haribo Gummy Bears. If she could swim in Coca-Cola she would. She's a very avid reader and a fan of many other independent authors.

She writes under the pen name S. Q. Williams.

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