Something in the Way (Something in the Way Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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This book? ALL. THE. DEADS. What 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 now I sit here trying to come up with the words to write my review. It's hard. So hard. That's when you know you've read something special. Epic. Magical. Unforgettable.
I fear for what's to come for Manning and Lake. God these two stole my heart. Manning is such a good guy. A man who is tortured by his past. He loves and cares with all that he is and just wants to do what's right for everyone. Lake is so innocent and has such a beautiful soul. I wanted to wrap my arms around her so many times. Wrap my arms around them both. These two are soul mates. I can feel it. They are stars in the sky. I want them to be. Just be. Together. But I know it's going to be a long and heart wrenching journey. I trust that whatever Jessica creates for these characters will be devastating and mind blowing.
The reason I love Jessica's writing so much is that she MAKES. YOU. FEEL. Happiness. Sadness. Lust. Love. Fear. Anger. Heart ache and heart break. Basically? Every emotion possible. She has this way of making you fall utterly and completely into her story. You feel like you are experiencing every emotion her characters are going through. Her stories are all consuming, and Lake and Manning's star-crossed love story is going to break me. Heck I am broken. I think it will only get worse. But I wouldn't have it any other way.
Something In The Way is truly one of the most emotional forbidden romances I have read in a long time. I am so invested in this story, I cannot even. Manning and Lake own me. And so does Jessica. She made me her #b*tch. I'm at her mercy. I can't wait to see what kind of heart crushing journey I'm going to be taken on with the next two books. This series is going to be something special. I can feel it. I am ACHING for book two NOW. Is it May yet?
Books in trilogy should be read in order:
Book 1: Something in the Way
Book 2: Somebody Else’s Sky
Book 3: Untitled
Something in the Way (book 1) opens to 18-year-old high-school student Lake Kaplan falling in love. Manning Sutter is working construction next-door when he encounters Lake and her flirtatious older sister. Though Manning and Lake feel a kinship and a connection he’s not about to risk everything he’s worked so hard to put behind him.
A story about meeting the right man at the wrong time!
It’s 1993 in Southern California with its beaches, parties, music, platform shoes, and zip code TV shows. From opposite worlds, follow them for a summer of growing up filled with dreams of more, candid conversations, confusing feelings, stolen glances, electric moments, forbidden kisses, secret desires and promises made to be broken.
The summer that would irrevocably change their lives!
“Her balmy kisses made blood rush to my crotch, flooded out my guilt.”
MANNING SUTTER: 23 years/Construction worker/Black hair/Brown eyes/
Nine words to describe Manning Sutter: Noble, conflicted, honest, loyal, self-doubting, charming, well-mannered, self-sacrificing and unforgettable.
LAKE KAPLAN: 16 years/Student/Blond hair/Blue eyes.
Nine words to describe Lake Kaplan: Reflective, sweet, smart, meek, determined, naïve, insightful, patience and loyal.
Something in the Way, told from dual POVs, is a slow-brewing forbidden and impossible romance. Their chemistry is palpable and sexual tension simmering, but Lake is underage so you are going to have to wait for their full-blown passion in next-coming books. It ends with shockers and revelations leading to book 2, Somebody Else’s Sky for the continuation of their story.
Spell-binding! Authentic feel! This the opening to their epic saga spanning decades.
“You can’t move the stars.
Manning and I were inevitable.”
"You'll fly far, birdy."
I was expecting to be wrecked when I started reading this. What I didn't expect was to fall in love with all three main characters and have my heart decimated. I thought I was going to hate Manning at first, because I just knew he was gonna break Lake. I wanted to hate Tiffany, I truly did, but Manning had a way of showing us a side to Tiffany that was lovable.
"Without Tiffany, there was no Lake."
I never once felt "weirded out" by the age difference. Jessica writes in a way where you feel two souls are connecting, and age has no bearing. You feel the struggle of Lake falling in love with an older man and Manning fighting ALL of his conflicting emotions. That man has a lot going on inside his head. His natural instinct to take care of Lake and protect her is fierce.
"Everyone should have someone looking out for them, and I am. For you."
This is a slow burn that had me savoring every moment. I would stop and just sit and take in everything pouring off the pages. I was immersed in their world. That last 20% had my heart racing and breaking all in one beat. OMGAWD my heart was in my throat. I think I read that last passage 5 times!!
"You can't move the stars. Manning and I were inevitable."
This is just the beginning. I can not wait for the next book. My heart lies broken in pieces on a courthouse floor.
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