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…
I generously received this ARC from Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review…
Jessica Hawkins what in the world have you done to me? I’ve read books in the past that have made me ugly cry and do the emotional “I never want this story to end” scream, but that is nothing compared to how I felt after devouring this story. Ever since reading Something in the Way back in February I’ve been craving the second installment of this highly anticipated epic saga – because come on anyone who has read the first book immediately knew that this was going to be the saga to end all saga’s…And why haven’t Amazon and Goodreads created the 5+ stars rating yet? I mean come on they’ve had since February when I first suggested it – GET with the PROGRAM. Jessica’s readers need to be able to give her a THOUSAND star rating and actually have it show.
This story has broken me (in a very, very, VERY good way none the less) and now I don’t know what to do with myself. I feel as if my heart has been torn out, shredded into a million pieces and then thrown into a pit of fire to burn until October. I have the ultimate and I do mean ULTIMATE book hangover… How the hell am I supposed to cope for the next five months waiting for Move the Stars to be released. Seriously I thought it was bad enough having to wait three months and now Jessica has gone and added two more months – How could you? Okay on a serious note I’m not mad because I totally understand how much hard work it takes for an author to write the perfect story, but the book monster in me doesn’t want to understand. The book monster wants this book like NOW! Shhhh, silence book monster – let this extraordinarily beautiful and talented writer go off to write the perfect ending for this phenomenal three-book saga. But lets just say I am certainly going to be leaving #IsItOctoberYet?! everywhere. Jessica you have been warned…
Oops! I just realized I haven’t actually talked about the book, but that’s just because I can’t talk about it unless you want a spoiler-filled review and I just couldn’t do that to the readers. Truthfully, if you are reading my review then you’ve already devoured the first book. Although if you haven’t you should probably stop reading this and go buy it NOW. Trust me! You will not feel true heartbreak until you’ve read that story. Lake and Manning’s forbidden love, a love that can not be… YET? I mean COME ON that ending. Yet another reason I love Jessica, she really knows how to leave her readers wanting more and I do mean more. This ending will certainly shock readers and have them gasping for air because this story will certainly leave you breathless. I will admit it took me a good half an hour to really believed that it had happened. Seriously I probably read that last chapter about four times before I finally let it sink in. So… I guess that’s enough for now, even though I didn’t really review the book. OOPS! #SorryNotSorry!
#IsItOctoberYet?! #ForbiddenLove #CliffhangerALERT
About Jessica Hawkins
Jessica Hawkins grew up between the purple mountains and under the endless sun of Palm Springs, California. She studied international business at Arizona State University and has also lived in Costa Rica and New York City. To her, the most intriguing fiction is forbidden, and that’s what you’ll find in her stories. Currently, she resides wherever her head lands, which is often the unexpected (but warm) keyboard of her trusty MacBook.