May 22, 2017 | by Alexis | Someone Else’s Sky
by Jessica Hawkins
Series: Something in the Way #2 on 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…
Someone Else’s Sky was one of my most anticipated reads for May. I devoured the first book, Something in the Way in record speed and was left with a huge hangover. Going into Someone Else’s Sky, I was a mixed bag of emotions. What if this book was a let down? Trust me…it was not. What if I didn’t like the direction it went into? Honestly, I kinda knew before I started where it was going to go. How was I going to wait for the third installment? Honestly, I’m not sure I can wait until October.
In this book, you see Lake mature into a woman. She’s no longer that young teenage girl that captivated Manning’s attention that one summer day. She has more self confidence, she knows exactly what she wants.
Tiffany is still the manipulative girl she was in the first book but she kicks it up a notch. Seriously, at times I was a bit astounded by her actions. But then there are those few times that her insecurity creeps in and you actually feel a little sad for her.
“It’s not exactly how I imagined, but to tell you the truth…everything feels just as it should.”
Then there is Manning, whose story breaks my heart. He has gotten himself into quite the tangled web. What he suffered during his time behind bars is quite haunting. Then there is the internal battle he has with himself, always second-guessing himself and how he can never be a person that deserves any better than what he has.
“Always, in the back of my mind, are all the ways I could hurt you just by loving you.”
This review is so hard to write because I don’t want to give anything away. This story had me on pins and needles. Manning and Lake have this undeniable attraction to each other. They are soul mates yet there is too much keeping them apart. I will say that I have some theories on how this story is going to eventually play out. And if I’m right…I will be completely blown away. Jessica Hawkins really knocked this one out of the ballpark. Like I said in my review of Something in the Way, this series really brought me back to my high school years…the references to everything was spot-on. All in all, this was an addictive, enthralling read that I didn’t want to end. Is it October yet?
Something in the Way Book #1
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