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.
Who I Am is the third installment in Shanora Williams FireNine Series. If you have been following this series then you know what I a mean when I say that I could not wait for Roy’s Story! There was such an air of mystery surrounding him in the previous books and I was so excited to get my hands on this book. I was completely blown away at the directions his story took. For whatever reason I imagined him being into some real kinky stuff perhaps with chains and whips and also that he was a complete prick. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Roy is a total sweetheart and when he loves he loves deeply.
Who I Am is the heartbreaking story of FireNine lead Guitarist Roy Sykes. In this story you learn what makes this brilliant sexy musician who he is. Why he has become more stand offish…why he avoids relationships…why he shies away from the media…basically what makes this man tick. I was totally blown away when it came to Roy’s mother and I have to say kudos to you Shanora for using her illness as a part of this story. It is something that is still very much part of our society and yet I NEVER hear anything about it any more. Prepare yourself for the 3 women in Roy’s life. One your heart will go out to, one you will want to strangle, and the last will give you that Happily Ever After that Roy so much deserves. Also, you not only get Roy’s story but there is a ton of backstory on how the band came to be and of course glimpses of Gage & Eliza and the other bandmates.
I was a bit disappointed that the issues with Roy’s ex were not fully resolved. I’m a little scared she may still pop up in future books and I am not looking forward to it at all. *Crosses Fingers she is gone for good* Other than that I enjoyed Roy’s story and to me this is the best book so far in the series. And if you are reading this Shanora we really NEED Montana’s story next #justsayin <3
A smile smothers my lips as I spot Roy standing in front of some fancy restaurant. He’s dressed in all black (as usual), but his hair is wavy, proving he most likely took a shower before reaching his destination. He’s looking around, and there are moments when he checks his phone. My smile continues as I start to walk toward him, but in no time, my smile evaporates. A girl rushes up to him, and I stop in my tracks, staring like a deer stuck in headlights. I’m… confused. The girl stands on her toes and wraps her arms around his neck, and somehow, a part of me shrivels away. I swallow to block the dryness in my throat. I can feel my bottom lip trembling… my palms getting sweaty. I don’t even realize I’ve dropped the bag in my hand or the cup holder containing the coffee until I’m storming towards him. My eyebrows are furrowed, fists clenched tight around my keys. The sharp metal of my keys is digging into my hand, but I don’t even realize it. I can’t seem to focus on anything but my boyfriend walking into some restaurant with this blonde beauty.
S. Q. 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.