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Move The Stars by Jessica Hawkins

img_0128Book: Move The Stars

Series: Something in the Way #3

Author: Jessica Hawkins

Release date: 23 October 2017

Main characters: Lake Kaplan, Manning Sutter.

***Contains spoilers from book 2 – read series in order.***

Plot: Four years after having her heart broken, (when the man she loved married her sister) Lake is stunned when she comes face-to-face with Manning. He’s come to check on her and when he learns that her situation is less than perfect, he realises he made a colossal mistake and intends to rectify it.

Lake may be penniless and struggling without her family’s support, but she’s free and pursuing the career she always wanted. Seeing Manning again after so long threatens to undo all the progress she’s made – but she’s determined to stay strong.

Their feelings for each other, rather than diminishing over the years, have intensified and soon their passion boils over, possibly destroying everything in its path.

IMG_0130Why you should read it: This trilogy has been one hell of a ride. The ups the downs, the angst and the passion – it’s pretty epic. I liked book 1 a lot for its masterful storytelling. Book 2 made me want to throw my kindle and slap Manning and Lake at times. In book 3, I was firmly in Lake and Manning’s corner – infidelity be damned! The story was tight, deliciously passionate (seriously so, so hot!) and still there were surprises along the way. I also liked that not everything was wrapped up in a neat little bow at the end. Jessica Hawkins always manages to weave her stories with a strong sense of realism and consequences for the characters’ actions.

What you may not like: There is cheating – not going to lie and I know how some of you hate that, but it’s fictional so come on!

Rating: 5/5 for a satisfying conclusion to an epic love story. I could not put it down and really didn’t think I could warm up to Lake and Manning as much as I did.

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Somebody Else’s Sky by Jessica Hawkins

Book: Somebody Else’s Sky

Series: Something in the Way #2

Author: Jessica Hawkins

Release date: 22 May 2017

Main characters: Lake Kaplan, Tiffany Kaplan and Manning Sutter.

Blurb:

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.

 

Why you should read it: This is the follow up book to Something in the Way, and it’s more angsty, more emotional and more dramatic. Everyone wants to be happy, but it’s clear that someone’s about to get very hurt. As ever, Jessica Hawkins’ writing draws you in and engages you – even if you don’t like what the characters are doing! In this book, we get to know Manning in more depth, how he feels and how his back story has affected him.  We get to know Lake more too – and how she’s developed over the last two years.

What you may not like: Ok. A couple of things – and I may be in the minority here. I didn’t like Manning – at all. He’s been through hell but really his relationships with both Lake and Tiffany are CLEARLY going to cause huge divisions. He made his decision – and I agreed with his reasoning but then he kept acting as though he was Lake’s dad time and time again – he needed to back off! Then there’s Lake – I know we all think we’re grown up at 17 and all, but she is so young. So childish and selfish, as only adolescents can be. She annoyed the hell out of me. Her lack of family loyalty was also very surprising. The only character I really ‘liked’ (or disliked the least) was Tiffany. Why? Because she’s the only one who was honest about her intentions. She’s self-serving in some ways but honestly, she was refreshing!

Rating: 3/5 for a turbulent and make-you-scream-at-your-kindle kind of a read. I am looking forward to seeing how this shitstorm can possibly sort itself out in Move The Stars, which is out in October 2017.