Title: Something in the Way
Author: Jessica Hawkins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2017
It was a hot summer day when I met him on the construction site next to my parents’ house. Under the sweat and dirt, Manning Sutter was as handsome as the sun was bright. He was older, darker, experienced. I wore a smiley-face t-shirt and had never even been kissed. Yet we saw something in each other that would link us in ways that couldn’t be broken...no matter how hard we tried.
I loved Manning before I knew the meaning of the word. I was too young, he said. I would wait. Through all the carefully-chosen words hiding what we knew to be true, through his struggle to keep me innocent, and through infinitely-starry nights—I would wait. But I’d learn that life isn’t always fair. That no matter how much you achieve, none of it matters if you suffer the heartbreak that comes with falling for someone you can never have. Because even though I saw Manning first, that didn’t matter. My older sister saw him next.
Jessica Hawkins grew up between the purple mountains and under the endless sun of Palm Springs, California. She studied international business at Arizona State University and has also lived in Costa Rica and New York City. To her, the most intriguing fiction is forbidden, and that's what you'll find in her stories. Currently, she resides wherever her head lands, which is often the unexpected (but warm) keyboard of her trusty MacBook.
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Something in the Way by Jessica Hawkins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What a great start to what is going to be a wonderful series. Lake is a sixteen year old who is concentrating on getting into college. She lives in a bubble that her Dad has put her in. No fun just studying. Her older sister Tiffany has no job with no goals and still lives at home.
Manning lost his sister years ago. He left his family and is on his own. Going to school at night and working any job he can find to survive. When he meets Lake at first she reminds him so much of his little sister but then he gets to know her and he knows he should stay away from her.
A wrong place wrong time thing has Manning in real trouble. Lake could help but he wants her to stay out of it. He'll take punishment to save her. His birdie.
I loved everything about this book. The story kept me entertained, the characters are wonderful and the writing was phenomenal. I can't wait for the next book!
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