Should Our Hearts Catch Fire (Who We Are Book 2) by Amithia Raine

Amithia Raines follow up to SHOULD THE SKY FALL shows a different side to her writing. SHOULD OUR HEARTS CATCH FIRE is a slow burn romance with a paranormal twist.

From the blurb:

Should Our Hearts Catch Fire is book 2 in Who We Are series and starts off half-way through book 1. It's a contemporary story with a paranormal subplot (Gabe has empathic abilities), low-ish on angst, high on feels and trying really hard to be funny. There is, of course, a HEA!   

Tropes: bisexual awakening, grumpy/sunshine, an empath MC, medium-to-slow burn, found family, mutual pining


Ellis has been looking for something for as long as he can remember. It was never important, though. There’ve been expectations and rules laid out for him since he was born.

It doesn't matter his dad isn't here anymore to remind him how inadequate he is compared to his big brother; not as smart, not as driven, not as talented. Never good enough. The only thing he’s good for is being a cash-cow and ironing out other people’s messes—like having to take over the family business because brother dear somehow managed to lose all his memories. Just great.

But that’s his life.

At least until the day he wanders into a local café with a stupid name and the world's strangest barista. Gabriel is a force of nature, confusing as hell and, worst of all, makes Ellis feel things he has no business feeling.

Ellis swears to never go back, but something about that place keeps drawing him in. Every time he steps in there, he feels more like himself. A little more alive and far less lost.

He has no idea what he's looking for, but sometimes, when he's in Gabriel’s shop, it feels like he might have found it.

Molly Otto's Review:

Amithias follow up to SHOULD THE SKY FALL shows us this author is not a one hit wonder. This book can technically be read as a standalone, but I would highly suggest reading in order to get the full impact of the outside events.

That being said, this one is not an angst fest of second chances that you are not sure are deserved. This time, it's two souls meeting and finding their solace. Ellis has grown up being second best to Cal. When Cals accidents force him back to the Gold Coast his flipped in all the best ways. Gabriel is an empath, and from his first meeting of Ellis, he knows this man is different. These two take their time in getting to know one another while falling for each other. The chemistry is palpable. The relationship is not what I expected after the debut novel, and for me, that's an amazing thing. I can't wait to see what she has for us next with a certain couple that should be a wild ride.

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