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Something in the Way (Something in the Way Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B06XBTFR8V
- Publisher : Jessica Hawkins (February 25, 2017)
- Publication date : February 25, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 3003 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 410 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #7,873 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Manning, meanwhile, comes off as a very weak character, letting himself be dragged into a relationship with Tiffany just because she said so and because he couldn't have the underage Lake. His initial reasoning was that being with Tiffany would allow him to keep Lake in his life, which is not only dumb, it's incredibly cruel. It's also the same reason Humbert marries Delores' mother in Lolita, so I don't know if the author was trying to draw a parallel there, but it's possible given that Lake mentions reading Lolita at one point. In any case I'd rather the hero of a romance book not share the characteristics of a predator. He's old enough to know better and nothing about his connection with Lake convinced me that it was worth any of the trouble he went to, or any of the trouble he gets into. She comes across as a very young, naive girl with a crush, and he was always just letting things happen to him rather than being an adult and taking control of the situation.
I felt like this book would have been better if it had focused on the budding relationship between Lake and Manning and developed their characters more, while keeping Tiffany separate from it. Or, better yet, if it had focused on the complicated relationship between the sisters and allowed them both to move on from Manning in the end. Because I honestly enjoyed the story more when it explored the sisters' relationship. I read some of the reviews for the later books in this series to see if there was any reason to continue, but it looks like it goes into even more disappointing territory from here so I'm just going to stop now. I'll try this author again, but this one is not for me.
The connection between Manning and Lake. Ugh. Again, all. the. feels. I'm not going to give too much away, but the angsty goodness is so delicious. I listened to all my high school 90's music and basically just had myself a little angsty trip down memory lane while reading this book. It was great. Manning is so hot and so good and so honorable and he has so much integrity. He's just yum, yum, yum. He tries so hard to do the right thing. It's heartbreaking.
If you are late 30's/early to mid 40's, you will love this book. I finished a couple days ago and I'm still thinking about it. I love when a book does that to me. May 22nd for the 2nd book in the trilogy CAN NOT come soon enough!
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Imagine Lake’s heartbreak when he starts dating her sister! Her self-centred, bratty, horrible older sister. Lake still idolises Tiffany to an extent but my god did I hate her for basically all four books.
Manning is suuuuuuch a good, noble man that he refuses to give into his feelings for Lake because she’s a minor, he also refuses to fall for Tiffany’s crap which their father admires about him.
I felt every single emotion as if I were Lake. My heart broke for her constantly, lifted in hope when hers did, and squeezed painfully for all the what-ifs.
Manning’s strong moral compass leads to a major, life-changing event - for all of them really - at the end of the book and you should go and get book 2 right now!!!
Sixteen-year-old Lake Dolly Kaplan is a young woman with a serious head on her very innocent shoulders, she has never been kissed, she enjoys studying and her dad has a plan for her that doesn’t involve unsuitable boys, that’s what her sister is for. Lake has never thought of boys in the way that she starts thinking of him, a hot, dark yummy older man who works construction next door.
Him being Twenty-three-year-old Manning Raymond Sutter a man who knows first-hand that life isn’t fair, when he finds up a gold bracelet on site he didn’t realise it would change his life in more ways that anyone would think possible. Manning and Lake have a connection, but he knows she in innocent and he wants to keep her that way. But life doesn’t always work out the way you want, and no matter how hard you want your happy ever after you don’t always get it. Lake may have seen Manning first but her older sister Tiffany sees him next, and Tiffany is a girl who gets what she wants, just ask her daddy.
I loved how this book was set in a simpler time, the 90s were my golden era so I loved all the references and remembering just how hard life was without such things as a mobile phone, things like having to rush home to make sure you didn’t miss a call from a boy you like. I was so surprised by the characters in this book, I can’t wait to see Lake come into her own more. I also surprised myself as I saw more of myself in Tiffany than I liked. I will even own up to how much I wanted to change my name to Tiffany when I was younger as mine was so boring, and I used to have a massive girl crush on Tiffany the late 80s pop star, I still sing along every time I hear the song (head hanging in shame). Most of all I want to thank Jessica Hawkins for yet another amazing book, if only she wrote faster, she would be the perfect woman and I could still fan girl over her.
Beautifully written with realistic characters that leap off the page. Definitely a page turner and really pulls on the heart strings.
The father is a piece of work driving the story forward.
Stunning, highly recommend.
When the 3rd book came out I was like ok I'll start it now. Then Jessica was like I'm bringing out a 4th book. So I had to wait till all the books came out lol.
I'm so glad I did because I've just read all 4 books back to back!!
I rooted for Lake & Manning right from the start even though she wasnt at the right age etc. But I still wanted them to be together.
Lake ♡ I love her!!! She meets Manning and instantly has a crush on him. Who wouldnt lol. I felt for her so much. Having the crush she did on him but not being able to do anything.
Manning ♡ Gahh I LOVE HIM!!!!! Like seriously love him. Him trying to not be close to Lake even though he couldnt help it. My stomach was having butterflies just hoping and praying lol.
I HATE Tiffany. I disliked her from the beginning. How she was with her sister and being jealous. She was just horrible.
Gahhh So.Much.Angst and I loved it.
At the end I was like no lol xx