Monday 22 May 2017

Release Day Blitz & Review ~ Somebody Else's Sky (Something in the Way #2) by Jessica Hawkins

Title: Somebody Else's Sky
Series: Something in the Way #2
Author: Jessica Hawkins
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 22, 2017

Book Description:

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...

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“You can’t move the stars. I had tried, and I had failed.”

I knew that this book was going to be a hard read, I knew that it being the second book in a trilogy I would not get any resolutions, but what I failed to know was just how much Jessica Hawkins would rip out my heart, stomp on it and decimate it and no doubt took great pleasure in doing so. My heart was in my throat for the majority of this book, the angst nearly killed me, the emotion certainly did and my connection to these characters only enabled it. I lived and breathed this book, my heart hurt so bad, so bloody bad, but by the end I was applauding this author. Once again Jessica Hawkins delivered a book that the characters dictated, her love triangles never fail to decimate, the tears running down my face evidence of this authors innate talent to submerse her readers in her words and her characters and once again…Jessica Hawkins nailed it.

“A good family shouldn’t be taken for granted, and I knew that because I didn’t have one. Except maybe I did.”

I have to admit, I am a wreck, a snot snivelling wreck. I am angry, I am sad, I am severely pissed, but at the end of the day I admire Manning. Is this the right thing? I don’t know. On paper…yes…In my heart…no. Selfless Manning, low self-esteem Manning, I am not worthy Manning, I am a convicted felon Manning. Yada yada yada. All I wanted to scream at Manning was “you are not your father, Manning.” “You are worthy, Manning.” “Open your fucking eyes, Manning.” Gah, Manning frustrated the crap out of me, always trying to do the right thing, trying to do what people expect rather than what his heart tells him. For once, I was begging him to put himself first. He deserved it and more importantly, he needs it.

“If I loved someone, they could be taken away from me at any time. It was a lesson I’d had to learn twice, and no way in hell would there be a third.”

I am not going to talk about the two sisters in this book because I don’t want to give anything away, although, while I feel sorry for Tiffany, I still can’t stand the fickle bitch. The woe is me act is all too little too late for me and her sudden epiphany does nothing to make me feel that her sentiments are genuine. Jealousy is an ugly trait and for her it just keeps rearing its ugly head and it is incredibly tiresome. I will concede though that Manning is a positive influence on her and if anyone can change her, I hate to say it, it may be him…does she deserve it? Remains to be seen…and at what potential cost?

Lake in this book is still herself. Honest, genuine, naïve, loyal, patient and extremely smart, except when it comes to matters of the heart. Lake strives to make her parents happy, she is the over achiever, the one daughter where her father in particular can live and breathe his dreams. Continually putting others before herself, Lake is beginning to feel the strain and my heart broke for her, time and time again. Every tear I wept was for her. My overwhelming sadness is all for her.

“Always, in the back of mind, are all the ways I could hurt you just by loving you.”

I really do not know where Jessica Hawkins is going to take this and the five-month wait for Move the Stars is going to kill me. How can she undo what has been done? My mind is running a mile a minute, the scenarios running through my head are embarrassing, overwhelming and some don’t even bear consideration. I’ve been pacing trying to run everything through my head, trying to think the way Jessica Hawkins is and I just keep coming up empty. What the hell is going to happen? I need to know and I need to know…NOW!!

“Maybe one day, Manning and I would challenge fate, defy gravity, and move the stars ourselves. But today was not that day.”

Just writing this review I have palpitations, the more I write the more pissed I get. I haven’t been this angry since reading Arsen by Mia Asher and that is saying something. But it is testament to Jessica Hawkins writing ability that she can evoke so many different emotions in one book. I have experienced them all reading this book and anger is the hardest one to make me feel, and boy am I angry. So. Fucking. Angry. I never swear in my reviews, but this one deserves every single expletive. October had better hurry up. Seriously. Hurry up!

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About the Author:

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.

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