Something in the Way (Something in the Way #1)
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 ...more
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Because of their age gap and the forbidden situation he has to force himself to think of her as a child or a sister, because he can't admit more mature feelings to himself and to anyone else. He deny himself completely under that aspect because he knows he can't make a move!
Plus he feels kind of protective of her because it is in his nature be a protector not because he considers her as a sister, at all. (less) (hide spoiler)]
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐! Something in the Way, book 1 of 3. Epic forbidden & against-all-odds saga about meeting your true love when you’re too young!
“I’d never be the kind of man she deserved.”
Books in trilogy should be read in order:
Book 1: Something in the Way
Book 2: Somebody Else’s Sky
Book 3: Move the Stars
Something in the Way (book 1) opens to 16-year-old high-school student Lake Kaplan falling in love. Manning Sutter is working construction next-door when he encounters Lake and her flirtatious ol ...more
From the moment I heard the word “Forbidden”, I knew I had to read this story. Who doesn’t love a forbidden romance? From the seduction to the heart stopping feeling you get deep in your core knowing that you’re about to go in uncharted waters, being on the edge of something so wrong has never been more alluring. That’s Forbidden. Losing all control and not giving a damn in the moment because what you want is making you forgo all of your rational decisions.
When you’re a ...more
Jessica Hawkins takes us back to the 90's in this first instalment of the series. We meet Lake, 16 years old, a good, responsible girl with ambitions and a dad that pretty much she does not want to disappoint and that has her future pretty much set up for her. Then we meet the black sheep of the family, her older sister, Tiffany. OMG at the beginning i wanted to sit her down, cha ...more
“I loved him before I knew the true meaning of the word.”
“Something in the Way” is part of the three-book epic forbidden love saga by Jessica Hawkins. This is actually the first book I have read by this author, so I dove right into it with no expectations. Once I had read the blurb I couldn’t wait to get started. I love a great forbidden love story and boy did this deliver. It was a well written, compelling, forbidden romance story with amazing characters you can’t help but fall ...more
I keep trying to find a way to write this review without giving anything away. You know what? I'm not that talented.
I will say I cannot WAIT for the next installment. Damn that ending!
A big thank you to the ladies at The Review Loft for my ARC
Title: Something In The Way
Author: Jessica Hawkins
Series or Standalone: Series, Book #1
Scorching Level: 5
HEA: Not telling
I have no words. Top favorite. This book was so well written that I read it in a day. Amazing characters, great character development and complex storyline!!!
This book broke me! I fell for the hero and felt for our young, innocent heroine.
1993. Lake is a sweet sixteen year old girl that studies hard and follows her father's wishe ...more
It's sensitive, conflicted and Adolescent in its description . I'm amazed as to how could Jessica so perfectly fit into an teenage mind.
The story is about a 16 year old Lake - as a body of water, pure, clear and pristine in the soul. Her emotions are so virginal and serene , her life has one goal, to succeed in studies and to fulfill her father's dreams of getting in USC and becoming something .Very tentative and hesitant, suffering from ty ...more
Jessica Hawkins! What. Have. You. Done. To. Me?!?!
This book? ALL. THE. DEADS. What the HELL am I going to do with my life now? I read this book in ONE sitting. It's not something I do very often. I only moved from the spot where I was reading once. ONCE. To grab a quick bowl of cereal for dinner. And to go relieve my poor bladder. I just couldn't stop. After I finished this book I had a hard time sleeping. I can't stop thinking about these characters, and I'm exhausted. And ...more
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'Someone else would be her first love.
Some other man would be the first to cherish her.
The first to ruin her. It couldn’t be me.'
Uhm WOW. Okay, first off I was a little unsure if I was going to like this book but damn. I ACTUALLY FLOVED IT. This is my first Jessica Hawkins book *gasp* (I know I know, I've been slacking!) and wow I think I just fo ...more
That blurb. It pulled me right in. Forbidden. Taboo. Family drama. Jessica Hawkins writes fabulous angst and I couldn't wait to get my grabby hands on this one. It may not have been exactly what I expected but I still cannot wait until book 2 comes out. I have a feeling this saga is going to rip my heart out before it's over.
Lake is a 16 year old girl who meets 23 year old construction worker Manning and nothing is ever the same. Especially after her older sister Tiffany meet ...more
By Jessica Hawkins
Lake is a young 16-year-old who has her life mapped out. All I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed...Do anything and everything possible to make your application to USC standout. The perfect daughter.
Till the day she meets Manning, the construction worker who is working on the house next door. She is 16 and he is 23 and he knows it’s wrong. But how can you change your feelings when the feelings are so strong.
Tiffany, is the older sister who has done no ...more
Manning and Lake meet when she loses her bracelet at the construction site next door and he finds it. Realizing she's only sixteen to his twenty-three, Manning knows there's no way anything can happen between them...but that doesn't stop him from wanting it.
Lake feels the same way but she's not really as wise to the world as he is...but she's coming around. Her sister, Tiffany, is older (and legal) and she has her sights on Manning as well. This is both a plus and minus...if Manning and T ...more
This book had me turning the pages just sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time. An angsty slow burn that threatens to throw you over and then reels you right back in, I loved it!
Set in the 90's I was the exact same age as Lake, so I totally connected with all of the 90's references and loved reliving those things through Lakes eyes.
She's a 16-year-old girl who's super smart with an extremely strict father who has her future planned out for her. This book is Southern California ...more
Jessica, what did you just do to me? I have no words... and that rarely happens.
Sweet Jesus... this was so, so good!
Be aware that Something in the way ends in cliffhanger, since it will be a three book series. I can not wait! Brilliant!
I am usually not a big fan of slow burn romance, but this one is so well written, I just can't say one bad thing about it. I do wish I could go back to 90' and re live my teenage years once again.
Something in the way is a complex ...more
My world had been so dark before her. It worried me how far I'd go to keep that light in my life.
How the hell are you supposed to get over that? I have so many arc's to read and I can't stop thinking about this book. There's no word in the English dictionary to explain what I'm feeling right now and that ending was HOLY SHIT!!!
Manning and Lake are as forbidden as you can get. She might have seen him first but her sister saw her second. And the fact that she's not of age yet. But t ...more
Lake is 16, smart, and unaware of the world around her outside of her father's reading list and her college goals of USC. While she is quiet and unassuming, her older sister is brash, beautiful, and too willing to test her boundaries. Lake doesn't understand it, she just wants her fun sister, until she sees the man working construction across the way from their house. He takes an interest in her, he defends her. The feelings she has for him are new, ...more
I was glue to this story from the blurb, and, after reading the first lines, I was lost in Lake and Manning particular love story.
Ready to come back to '90?
CAPTIVATED! This is the first word I think if I have to describe it, I start reading and at 2AM I couldn't put my kindle down. I suffered with them, I breathed slow craving a moment only for them two alone. It ends with a cliffhanger and I can't wait to have the second book of this trilogy in my hands.
Full rev ...more
Last month I read my first Jessica Hawkins book, Yours to Bare, and absolutely loved it. But Something in the Way has blown me away. Swept me up in this tale and didn't let me go for a single second. I am head over heels in love with this story, these characters, these words. Every. Single. Thing. Angsty and forbidden stories always intimidate me because I know I'm going to be anxious and have a heavy heart for most, if not the entire book, and while I did feel these things, this book is so much...more
Lake is sixteen years old and living in her sister Tiffany’s shadow. Her father has made it his mission to make sure she following in his footsteps by making sure she sticks to a rigorous schedule made up of classes and reading.
That is until the fateful day that she meets Manning, the twenty-three year old construction worker next door.
Manning is the first boy ( ...more
The writing was beautiful and I experienced so many emotions while reading this book. Jessica Hawkins captured the excitement, anxiety, confusion, and butterf ...more
"My world had been so dark before her. It worried me how far I'd go to keep that light in my life."
As soon as I had this ARC in my possession, I dropped everything I was doing in order to start it. It had already overtaken my entire being as soon as the synopsis dropped. Who cares if I was dealing with a headache and needed to go to sleep in order to go to work in a few hours. My heart and mind didn't care, so I started i ...more
I read that this was the first book in a 3-book epic saga, yet I didn't realize how much (and how long) it would span the young life of the heroine, but I don't even care because it was SO GOOD and, really, seeing where this is all ...more