Title: Somebody Else's Sky
Series: Something in the Way #2
Series: Something in the Way #2
Author: Jessica Hawkins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 22, 2017
If I closed my eyes, I could still see them—all blonde sunshine, ocean-blue eyes, and long limbs. The glint of Lake’s gold bracelet. Pink cotton candy on Tiffany’s tongue. My scenery may have changed from heaven to hell, but some things never would: my struggle to do right by both sisters. To let Lake soar. To lift Tiffany up. The sacrifices I made for them, I made willingly.
A better man would’ve walked away by now, but I never claimed to be any good. I only promised myself I’d keep enough distance. If I’d learned one thing from my past, it was that love came in different forms. You could love passionately, hurt deep, die young. Or you could provide the kind of firm, steady support someone else could lean on.
Lake was everything I wanted, and nothing I could ever have. I was nobody before I knew her and a criminal after. The way to love her was to let her shine—even if it would be for somebody else.
Book two in the Something in the Way series, an epic, 3-book saga of forbidden love...
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★★★★★ Five Stars
I need more stars!! Five isn't enough.
I was a wreck before I'd even started this book. I'm talking sweaty palms and heart palpitations. Like most people I'd fallen in love with Lake and Manning and to say I was desperate for more of their story is the understatement of the century. My heart raced manically from start to finish and I don't think I took a proper breath for hours. I'm not going into details at all with this review so it's going to be very vague.
Manning annoyed me so much in this book. The anger I feel towards him is actually quite scary. I'm so mad at him that at this point I don't care what happens with him (my emotions are still running high as I write this). I get why he thinks and did what he did but I don't agree and I wanna slap some sense into him.
Tiffany is the queen of manipulation and I can't stand her. I couldn't in the first book and nothing's changed with this one. I've tried to understand it from her point of view and nope! That's not working for me. I still wanna stick sharp objects in her eyeballs. Repeatedly.
I think the most surprising thing for me with this book is how much I adore Lake. She's so young but at times acts more mature than her elders. She has a quiet sadness that draws you to her and makes you willing to take on the world for her. I'm always all about the men in books so this is a very surreal feeling for me, but I'm definitely #TeamLake. I need her to experience life, to succeed and to be happy. More than anything I need her to be happy.
My advice to you....grab some tissues (just in case), plenty of alcohol and if you treasure your kindle I'd recommend bubble wrap. Lots and lots of bubble wrap. I've lost count of how many times I bounced my kindle off the wall reading this. Also sit close to a wall when reading. It makes it easier to repeatedly bang your head against it. And my poor jaw still hurts. It was clenched that hard for that long, I think I have lockjaw.
The betrayals, the surprises, the angsty-ness of it all, the need for Lake to fight back...it's all a bit too much and not enough at the same time. The conflict is real people! The emotions are real! The sadness, hurt and turmoil are enough to make you feel sick. Jessica Hawkins has an unbelievable talent of writing these emotionally charged scenes that come to life as you read them. Her words wrap around you and drag you into this whole different world and the characters become people we love.
Now I need book three. Now!! I need the conclusion to Lakes story and I already know the wait is going to feel like forever.