Something in the Way - Jessica Hawkins

Something in the Way

By Jessica Hawkins

  • Release Date: 2017-02-27
  • Genre: New Adult
Score: 4
4
From 12 Ratings

Description

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.

Something in the Way is book one in an epic, three-book saga of forbidden love.

Reviews

  • Complex and challenges boundaries

    4
    By Newhey
    SOMETHING IN THE WAY was a very complex story offered by Jessica Hawkins and it felt something of a different kind of storyline to others of hers that I've read. There is a forbidden thread to this story, which is Hawkins' hallmark and something I think she is excellent at writing. Whilst this is different and slower in building than some of her other books, I am by no means disappointed. Lake is 16, a naive, protected young woman on a clear path of academic work to a top college. She has a father driving her journey and she's not allowed to have fun. Add in a wild sister, Tiffany and a 25 year old construction worker on the site next door and you have a weird, forbidden triangular-shaped creation. Manning is an intriguing character, he has seemingly good, brotherly intentions but I have to admit my suspicions were raised. It's important for me to leave my commentary on the storyline there so as not to spoil what happens. I really enjoyed the coming of age facet to this book. I loved feeling conflicted by what was or wasn't happening between the three characters, I also liked being ethically challenged by forbidden emotions. There was a lot of building of the story needed to tell such a complex tale and this meant a somewhat slow section mid-way, but it soon picked up pace. I can wholeheartedly say that I am fully invested in this series, it will hurt me to wait until May for book two and that I cannot wait to see where this series goes. A copy of this book was provided by the author in return for a honest review. Reviewed for Jo&IsaLoveBooks Blog.