"This is the best slow-burn romance I have ever read.”—New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward
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, a completed USA TODAY bestselling love saga and a top 3 iBooks Romance bestseller.
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Beautifully gut wrenching story
Holy moly! This was an incredible read! I am still processing my feelings after devouring this book last night. I think that I experienced every emotion possible. Some were definitely more pleasant than others. This is book 2 of 3 in the Something in the Way series and is not a standalone.
I apologize in advance for this vague review. I just want every reader to be able to ride this emotional roller coaster and experience it in their own way. The journey that Jessica Hawkins takes readers on is not an easy one. We learned that in book 1. This continues in Somebody Else's Sky, but we also see many of the characters grow and mature as well. Characters we may not have liked much before have moments that challenge those feelings and possibly even allow us to see them in a more positive light. I'll be honest, the push and pull angst is really high. Even though I tried to prepare myself before diving into this, my heart was no match for this beautifully gut wrenching story.
Readers may not agree with the decisions and choices that our characters make (I certainly didn't!), but I can empathize and understand that most are ultimately made with the best of intentions no matter the physical and emotional cost. The best books and stories to me are the ones that make you question and rethink your beliefs. Jessica Hawkins has accomplished this in spades. Things are so many shades of grey in this series, that I can only sit back and trust that she's going to take us on one hell of a journey whatever the outcome. It is October yet?
*I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book*
Couldn't put it down
I am not sure anything I can say will do this book justice.. I thought Somebody Else's Sky was going to break my heart and I was right.. I had anxiety while I was reading this book, and I couldn't get to the last page fast enough to know how it ended and you know how it ended.. well I'm not going to tell you .. you have to read it to find out ... Manning will break your heart. He will piss you off... Lake will make you want to hug her and root for her.. and I can't say much more..
I had dreams about this book after I finished it. I am still thinking about it.. and talking about it... Why.. why does it have to be Somebody Else's Sky.. why??
I want them to be each other's sky.. don't you??
Will they be that? Can they find a way??
Jessica Hawkins sure knows how to make magic with her words, and she didn't disappoint with this book 2 in the series! Now we just have to hold on tight and wait for book 3!!
A Once in a Lifetime Love!
From the minute I finished Something in the Way, and learned that the title of this book would be Somebody Else's Sky, I knew this book was going to have me an emotional mess.
I prepared myself, I thought I was ready, but I can tell you I wasn't. This book made me feel things I didn't even know I could feel. I loved and hated every word at the same time. I truly couldn't believe what I was reading. I wanted to stop reading and couldn't stop at the same time. I wanted to be done with the book because I didn't know how much more I could take and I never wanted this book to end.
Love, despair, longing, jealousy, confusion, curiosity, sadness, want, rage, anxious, heartbroken, understanding, melancholy. This is a list that barely scratches the surface of feelings both Lake and Manning felt throughout this book, and you will feel them too.
Although this book tore me apart, it is without a doubt a five star read. If I could give it ten stars I would. The storytelling is epic. The love is once in a lifetime, and I can't wait to find out how this story ends.
Jessica is telling a story that has weaved its way around my heart, and I won't be letting go any time soon.
** ARC received in exchange for an honest review.