February 27, 2017

Something in the Way by Jessica Hawkins • RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW

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.

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Review by: Tatia 

There is most definitely Something In the Way, and that is March and April. As usual, I'm completely enthralled and invested in this new series by Jessica Hawkins. She never disappoints when it comes to angst. To me, this story was less hardcore angsty, but yet brought up more questions. Questions that I'm unable to find out the answers to until May, when the next book is set to be released.

Lake is focused. While other kids are out experiencing all that high school offers; parties, drinking, even sex for some, Lake is focused on her studies. She's making her way through the summer reading list. When she finishes with that, her dad has his own list for her to start on. Her older sister on the other hand, is the complete opposite. Tiffany is obsessed with boys, parties, drinking; all things that her dad disapproves of. Lake already knows where she is going to college even though she still has 2 more years of high school. Tiffany hasn't even started college or gotten a job since graduating. As you can see, these two sisters are polar opposites. And yet, the one man that Lake feels an inkling of attraction towards is also the one that Tiffany sets her sights on. Of course he catches Tiffany's attention, he works on the construction site next door. Her father loathes it and the men on it.
Manning keeps to himself. He's there for one purpose and one purpose only. It's not to catcall at the women and girls that walk by but rather to do the job he was hired for and find his next line of work. So when he finds a bracelet on the site, he knows who it belongs to. He saw them yesterday. What he doesn't expect though is to feel drawn towards its owner. He feels an unmistakeable connection towards her. Will he act on those feelings? That's a whole other question.

This is possibly my most anticipated read of the year. Anytime Jessica Hawkins talks of a new book or a new series, I become giddy. I crave the stories that only she is able to write. No one compares to her in my book. She writes angst like she was born to, creating stories that draw you in and hold you captive. She gives no hints as to what the answers are to your questions. She simply leaves you hanging, wondering what could possibly happen next. This story has it all. Now I'm left with my mind going a hundred miles a minute, asking questions that will just have to wait. I've never wanted two months to come and go so quickly.

5 Stars 

Review by: Flavia 

This book was a bit up and down for me.

Lakeland Tiffany are sisters. Tiffany finished high school and is now just lazing at home shopping and she one job... Picking up Lake everyday from summer school.
Lake is the opposite of Tiffany. Her fathers pride and the one that will be going to college and doing something with her life

One day Tiffany forgot to pick up Lake so she walked home and right next door to their house is a construction site and that's where she meets Manning.

Manning has his own issues but when he's with Lake he feels at peace and like he has meaning to his life, looking out for Lake. And the he meets Tiffany and he likes her because he feels like nobody sees the person she can be.
But then he has this attraction to Lake but that's not possible as she is only 16

This story is about a guy and two sisters and how they grow and get to know each other. It's about Lake who needs to learn to do things for herself and not other people. It's about Tiffany who needs to learn that she can do whatever she wants. And about Manning who has to realize he can't save everyone.

This book like I said was up and down. One minute I enjoyed it and the next minute they all annoyed me. But it's one of those books that annoy you but you want to finish it.

But I need to read the next book as it ends on a bit of a cliffhanger.

3.85 Stars

Author Bio

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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