The hit FireNine series from New York Times bestselling author Shanora Williams continues...
Montana Delray is the most laid back of the popular rock band, FireNine. He’s goofy, charming, blatantly honest, talented, a massive flirt, and extremely handsome. The girls literally throw themselves at him, and he accepts it. He loves the attention. The fame. The parties. His single life. With so many women to choose from, it’s not in his nature to chase after just one, but when Lauren Harkin enters his life, that all changes.
Lauren is smart, sexy, confident, and knows exactly how to get under his skin… and although he hates to admit it, he loves it. He wants her in every way possible, but she doesn’t want anything to do with him. Famous FireNine rocker, Delray isn’t the kind of guy Lauren needs to bring into her life. After having her emotions tampered with repeatedly, she refuses to give into someone who will most likely take her for granted and make things worse. But with much effort and some sexual manipulation, Montana and Lauren come to an agreement neither of them can resist.
As their fling carries on, though, everything intensifies, and once they realize it true fear sets in. Soon they come to the realization that they care for one another more than intended, and they both know caring for someone other than themselves means opening their hearts. The reality they face with each other is totally unexpected and becomes their biggest fear… and neither of them is ready for it.
*Full-length novel. 72K words*
*Can be read as a standalone.*
Review by Brittany
“Love, Lauren, is a risk,” she whispered. “Love catches us completely off guard and usually it happens to come when the timing seems so wrong, but love, without a doubt, is simply amazing. It can’t be denied or avoided, no matter how hard we try to block it out. It just…is. Remember that.”
Montana Delray is the bassist for the band FireNine. He’s the one that can always be found partying and hooking up with groupies for fun. He never thought he’d change. He thought he’d always be Montana, the single, partying man-whore.
Enter Lauren Harkin, backstage manager for FireNine. The first few times Montana tried to put the moves on her, she rejected him. Now Montana is interested and he has to have her.
Finally he gets to hook up with her. What starts out as just fun turns into more. It usually does. The two have feelings for each other, and they can’t be ignored. When Lauren’s secret comes out, Montana isn’t just hurt, he’s angry. He never wanted to put his heart out there and the only time he does, it gets crushed.
Will Montana be able to work out his problems with Lauren?
I love the FireNine series. I love all the boys in the band, but my favorite has always been Montana. He’s the punk rock looking dude, with his hair up in a blonde Mohawk with the tips died orange. He’s pretty cool and I was just waiting for some girl to come and knock him off his feet, which is exactly what happened.
Shanora Williams is one of the younger writers that I’ve come across. She started when she was about nineteen, I believe. And she has some serious talent. She knows how to tell a story and capture the reader’s interest.
She also knows how to melt a woman’s panties. The sex scenes in this were HOT. I often found myself squirming as I read, trying to find some relief.
I was not disappointed by this novel. I had been dying for Montana’s story ever since the first book came out. She surpassed all my expectations! Montana is hot, sexy, and so caring. I loved getting to see the romantic, loving side of him. I didn’t know he had it in him.
So, if you love rocker books, then this book is yours. It can be read as a standalone, but I really think you’ll love it more if you read the others first. It starts with Who He Is, which tells the story of the lead singer, Gage Grendel. He’s probably my second favorite.
Five stars for Who I’m Becoming by Shanora Williams! I really hope we get more, because the only story left is Deed’s, the drummer’s. I am in love with FireNine and if they were a real band, I bet you would be able to find their posters all over my wall.
About SQ Williams
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.