Something in the Way by Jessica Hawkins – Jacque’s Review


Jessica Hawkins is an automatic 1-click for me!



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.

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 I am not a fan of angst (although some of favorite books are filled with it).  After reading the blurb for Something in the Way, I was a little anxious about reading it but once I started it I could not put it down.

I absolutely fell in love with the feelings that Lake had for Manning, almost instantly.  Although innocent, she seems old beyond her years.  And she was able to understand those feelings that were growing inside her.

Manning knows that Lake is too young for him but he is drawn to her for reasons of his own. Add the twist of the older sister and you will want to read more!

I can’t wait to read the rest of this series!!! I wonder where Jessica will take us next!!!  I love her writing and the way she tells a story!  This is another one of those situations, where I wish I had all of the books in the series because the wait is going to make me crazy!!!

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