Who We Are

Who We Are Alternate cover edition can be found here Bear Otter and the Kid survived last summer with their hearts and souls intact They ve moved into the Green Monstrosity and Bear is finally able to admit h

Alternate cover edition can be found here Bear, Otter, and the Kid survived last summer with their hearts and souls intact They ve moved into the Green Monstrosity, and Bear is finally able to admit his love for the man who saved him from himself But that s not the end of their story How could it be The boys find that life doesn t stop just because they got their happiAlternate cover edition can be found here Bear, Otter, and the Kid survived last summer with their hearts and souls intact They ve moved into the Green Monstrosity, and Bear is finally able to admit his love for the man who saved him from himself But that s not the end of their story How could it be The boys find that life doesn t stop just because they got their happily ever after There s still the custody battle for the Kid The return of Otter s parents A first trip to a gay bar The Kid goes to therapy, and Mrs Paquinn decides that Bigfoot is real Anna and Creed do well, whatever it is Anna and Creed do There are newfound jealousies, the return of old enemies, bad poetry, and misanthropic seagulls And through it all, Bear struggles to understand his mother s abandonment of him and his brother, only to delve deeper into their shared past What he finds there will alter their lives forever and help him realize what it ll take to become who they re supposed to be Family is not always defined by blood It s defined by those who make us whole those who make us who we are.

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Who We Are

  1. When TJ Klune was eight, he picked up a pen and paper and began to write his first story which turned out to be his own sweeping epic version of the video game Super Metroid he didn t think the game ended very well and wanted to offer his own take on it He never heard back from the video game company, much to his chagrin Now, over two decades later, the cast of characters in his head have only gotten louder, wondering why he has to go to work as a claims examiner for an insurance company during the day when he could just stay home and write.Since being published, TJ has won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Romance, fought off three lions that threatened to attack him and his village, and was chosen by as having written one of the best GLBT books of 2011.And one of those things isn t true It s the lion thing The lion thing isn t true.

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  1. FYI I don t know why this says 350 pages maybe DSP rounds up Like by alot It s actually 329 pages, slightly shorter than BOATK.Who We Are is my love letter to all the fans who have stuck by me through thick and thin, the good times and the bad, over these past eight months doesn t it feel like so much longer since I was first published It s my way of saying thank you for allowing me to be an author and to tell my stories It s my way of letting you know me better Make sure you read the dedication [...]

  2. Re read 6 16 14 Loved it as much as the first time It is about 1,000 times better than the first and I m BEYOND pumped to start The Art of Breathing now So much love for this one, so much love Original review from 3 9 13 Okay, I didn t just love this book I LOVED THIS BOOK I think I m in the minority here when I say that I liked it even than the first Like I kind of want to make this book my boyfriend and snuggle it at night.Why did I love this book so much It is like a amped up version of Bea [...]

  3. Note If you have not read Bear, Otter and the Kid , you need to know there will be references in this review to events in that book Don t read further, go buy the darn book Then come back If not, read on and take your chances What is it about brothers that make us act so much differently than we normally would Why is there a bond there that doesn t exist anywhere else In BOATK, Derrick Bear is left to raise his six year old brother Tyson The Kid when their mom suddenly leaves with her boyfriend [...]

  4. There is a part of this story and those of you that have read it will know which part I am talking about that, even knowing what was happening and how it all turned out, ripped my heart out But you know what I wouldn t have it any other way Bear s family, as crazy, weird and unique as they are, are worth the emotional investment We should all be so lucky I love this series so much And as much as I need The Long and Winding Road like I need to breathe I don t want it to end Original Review 31 May [...]

  5. If you liked BOATK, you will love this one Bear is still Bear, with his inner monologues driven by anxiety and free association The Kid is still sweet, scarily smart, a little manipulative, and a little fragile Otter is still the rock they cling to, except when they can t This book is tighter than the first, and funnier The plot has some wonderful twists, and some less so The mood swings are almost bipolar, but you will be sucked along for the ride And the love is steadfast and gorgeous and if I [...]

  6. 4 stars it s not about where you come from It s about who you are This is such a sweet series I am dying to read the next book so I am very quickly gonna review this one so they don t blend Who We Are is the second part to Bear Otter the Kid, a continuation Bear and Otter have moved in together and are in the process of adopting the Kid It s an adjustment period in their lives and while nothing is perfect, they are very happy together.First thing I have to get off my chest The cover of this book [...]

  7. 2.5 StarsStop while you re aheadToo much of a good thingSopho slumpAhhh yes, all those warnings that make you worry about reading a sequel to a book you really liked I never listen I should ve listened.I loved Bear, Otter, and the Kid surprisingly And though I had no need for a sequel, there it was and so I read it I almost DNF d this book If I hadn t loved the characters from book 1, I would have been so aggravated by how this was written It felt like TJ Klune took all the good things about the [...]

  8. Not a standalone let s get back to where it ended with Bear, Otter, and the Kid So much stuff still going on what about Ty s custody, what about the burgeoning relationship between Bear and Otter and between Creed and Ana, what about Bear and Creed s friendship, what about The prologue is absolutely hilarious and the ending and the epilogue 5 stars and What got me confused was the big coming out to the family and, as Karen said, Mrs Paquinn going to Lalaland Let s not mention the weird shrink, [...]

  9. My words fail me when I m about to review a book of this series First of all, I would like to say that the cover is just awfulEASE DON T judge this book by its cover This is the most wonderful story you ll ever read The story in this book is told by Bear The DRAMA QUEEN He tends to dramatize everything, and I mean EVERYTHING He gets annoyed by everything and complains about LITERALLY EVERYTHING But this is nothing compared to the love he has for his partner OTTER and his brother KID He is funny, [...]

  10. If you ve read Bear, Otter and the Kid by TJ Klune and loved it than you will not be disappointed by the second installment, Who We Are The book begins with what I think is perhaps the best prologue ever Seriously, you should read it, especially if you read a lot of M M paranormal stuff Hilariousness ensues Who We Are picks up almost right where Bear, Otter and the Kid left off and we are treated to the fascinating and warped in a good and endearing way inner workings of Bear s view of the world [...]

  11. 5 Hilariously Crazy STARS Family is not defined by blood It s the people around you who see you at your worst and are not afraid to pick up the pieces when you fall apart It s the people who look at you each time they see you like they haven t seen you in years It s the people who you fight for It s the people you d lay down your life for It s the scariest thing in the world, but, if you let it, it s also the greatest Another amazing book to the series I freaking LOVED this one so much First off [...]

  12. There is a lot going on in this sequel but for me the center of the universe is again, our narrator, Bear He has a lot to learn this time too but what never ceases to amaze about him is his ability to be the grounding center of the universe for everyone in his life Outwardly there seem to be people stronger than him, Otter certainly, Creed, arguably, and the villains of the piece But what I loved was seeing the change in him At the beginning of the book he is the same sort of gun shy guy in the [...]

  13. This is the ugliest cover LMAO just looking at it Probably shouldn t let the kid paint your book cover Was amusing to laugh at though.

  14. 1st read 13 January to 15 January 2015 Which was 5 stars and awesome.Audio 8 April to 15 April 2016 DNF ing because it is absolutely awful The quality is shit The narration is shit and even though I only got as far as 18% there is a very real possibility it s ruined this book for me 1 Star I now need to go carve out time to reread this so that I can remind myself of its greatness and just hope like fuck those voices aren t stuck in my head Mrs Paquinn had an English accent FFS Awww man, I think [...]

  15. 5 StarsThis was easily a 5 star read for me, and I don t just hand those out willy nilly This story put me through the wringer on occasion, I like to be emotionally thwacked by a good book I tend to revere any book that can bring me to tears, and I ll happily dish out bonus points to any book that can produce a good ugly cry which this one did As much as I worshiped the first book, I think I enjoyed this one even I have a thing for sequels that follow the everyday lives of established couples, [...]

  16. Reread July 2017 And I loved it just as much It is simply a masterpiece of verbosity Omg, that play around words at 23% such brilliant writing and so funny And as in many other books TJ Klune defines his imo very true idea of family Family is not defined by blood It s not always who you re born to that you re stuck with It s what you want it to be, what you make of it It s the people around you who see you at your worst and are not afraid to pick up the pieces when you fall apart It s the people [...]

  17. I m sorry book I tried, but I just can t do it The Kid drives me insane He is rude, dismissive, disrespectful, arrogant, and almost mean He needs boundaries not someone who supports his poor behavior, and treatment of his brother.

  18. Hey you Hey yourself Listening my way through this series, and even though Charlie David narrated this particular story for some inexplicable reason thank you Dreamspinnert , I will listen to it again Sean Crisden is by far the better narrator This old cover is horrendous, the new one is SO much better One of my favourite series in all of the M M genre Thank you so much TJ WANTEDA Man like Otter, straight preferably but who cares really, just being friends would be great Let me know where he is [...]

  19. Who We Are was a mixed bag for me There were things that I really liked as much or than the first book and then there were other things that didn t click quite as well for me But at the end of it all was a story that I really enjoyed.The humor was stronger in this book than once I found myself laughing out loud and sharing bits of it with hubby which as he will tell you is not something that I do unless I m really enjoying a story There were also parts of the story that I related to very stron [...]

  20. 4.5 Stars Solid gold entertainment Again, front and center is the love that is Otter and Bear, and I basked in all its insecurities, strengths, and possessiveness Despite what may seem like a whirlwind romance, these two have been circling each other for years It was very nice to see snippets of them in the past, as well as the tender, bonding moments between Bear and the Kid.I have to hand it to Klune he doesn t skimp on the emotions, the humor, or the swoon factor This was one entertaining, em [...]

  21. First of all, this is the second book in this series and it should not be read as a stand alone Book 1 was awesome, so my advise, go read that one if you haven t already, you won t be sorry I finished the first book in this series and I was so captivated by all the wonderful characters, that I jumped right into this second installment.Again, to me this book was magical, I liked it even than the first one Once again, TJ Klune has managed to make my laugh my ass off and cry my eyes out I love how [...]

  22. I am not big on series that focus on the same couple throughout I want my happy ending after the first book I don t want to go into book 2 where the couple has been together for however long and then issues arise It s like here we go again I really hate that so I tend stay away from those types of series or books with any type of sequel This book wasn t like that It picked up immediately after Bear, Otter and the Kid It was necessary considering all the unanswered questions in the first book Wh [...]

  23. 10 Stars Damn you TJ Klune Off to find some comfort food, and cuddle with my hubby In need of some smut It was so hard for me to pick up book 2 I wanted some space between my emotions and this series, but do I ever listen Hell no I loved that in this book it was so much less angst Thank the GODS , sexy time, and THE KID Okay, I liked Isaiah, I thing he reminded Bear of what he has, what he is, and what is what people I like the horny twink, buff thing he had going on I m all for Bear kicking D [...]

  24. I absolutely loved Bear, Otter, and the Kid it is one of my all time favorite stories So, of course when Who We Are was release I was excited and waited and waited and waited for to release it on the Kindle.I was confused with the book opening and wasn t sure what was going on, I just knew I didn t like it Then it was made clear and I was back on track to continue reading All the main characters are back the Kid is still the kid smart, witty, and an eco terrorist in training , Bear is still Bear [...]

  25. TOTALLY AWESOME AND OMG OMG OMG I don t even know how to start this review or what to say.I will say that I literally laughed through the entire book I have read books that have made me laugh out loud plenty of times, but this one literally had me laughing throughout Once again the neurosis filled, angst filled and around hero Bear leads us a narrative of his life and I was captivated and my heart was pulled in and I simply couldn t put this down till I was done BOATK was a 4 star read for me, i [...]

  26. 4.5 stars Not quite as awesome as the first book but I still loved most of it Lots of laughter and tears and I can t wait to find out where life is taking these guys next.

  27. It has now been a little over three weeks since I finished Who We Are, and I still don t know how to express what this book means to me I ve been sitting in front of my laptop for about an hour Typing Deleting Typing Deleting Because nothing I have to say about this mesmerizing book feels right My words feel worthless and empty Not enough.I could tell you how much Bear has grown, how he is the strong one, how he s still struggling with expressing himself, and how he s very funny when he gets ver [...]

  28. Who We Are continues the story of Bear Otter, and the Kid There s not much to say besides this book is just as amazing as the first one I don t want to say much as this book takes up right where book 1 leaves off What I will say is these books are not to be missed TJ Klune does a great job at making you feel everything his characters are feeling I felt the joy, love, pain, and loss Just like with the first book my heart felt like it was bursting at the end.My advice People READ THESE BOOKS To th [...]

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