Title: Something in the Way
Author: Jessica Hawkins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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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.
"But you pushed through? Just to go ride a Ferris wheel?"
To spend an evening with you, I wanted to say. I didn't have the guts.
I had strong feelings for Tiffany... I just wanted to slap her... with her own book! I felt like growling every time she touched Manning or said something mean to Lake. And she was always getting in the way.
The writing is superb and of course Ms. Hawkins keeps us on the edge of our seats. She pulls us and pushes us in all sorts of directions until our hearts are squeezed so tight you fear it might shatter. Oh Lake, sweet Lake. I feel your pain as if it were my mine. Ms. Hawkins does the forbidden so well. I cannot wait to see what the next installment has for us. Oh Manning and Lake... I'll leave you with David Gandy impatiently waiting for the next book like the rest of us ;)
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