By: S.Q. Williams
Synopsis: *Strong sexual content and mature situations. Recommended for ages 18+*Eliza 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.
Ah, the Rocker. The irresistible, edgy, raw, passionate, crude man who makes panties drop with only the sound of their voices and a wink of an eye. The damaged soul with hauntingly beautiful lyrics. Gage fits this mold perfectly. He is gorgeous and knows it. His dark past drives him forward and the muse for his widely successful music. Beautiful scantly clad women fill the void in his heart, but never make him feel whole.
Enter Eliza. Eliza has had a crush on Gage since High School, though Gage doesn't remember her. With a painful past of her own she has worked very hard to put it all behind her and move forward, by leading a very quiet, isolate life. The quiet is quickly interrupted when her father, Ben, drags her along for the summer tour of the band her manages, FireNine.
Forced to live on a tour bus with the guys of FireNine, including Gage, Eliza slowly begins to shed the walls she has built in order to keep her isolated from the world and begins to truly live. Befriending members of the band she edges out of her shell, but winds up getting under the skin of Gage.
The connection between Eliza and Gage simmers under the surface before exploding and igniting both of their hearts. If only they could take that passion, tuck it away and ride off into the sunset on the tour bus. It can never be that simple though. Both characters have a past they must move beyond before they can start looking at a future. Is either willing to do that?
At the end of the last chapter I was on the edge of my seat, heart beating wildly begging for the ending to be different. But never fear... there is a sequel. Phew, now I can sleep a little easier. Who We Are is tucked neatly in my 'to be read' list.