Something in the Way - Jessica Hawkins

Something in the Way

By Jessica Hawkins

  • Release Date: 2017-02-27
  • Genre: New Adult
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 127 Ratings)


It was a hot summer day when I met him on the construction site next to my parents’ house. Under the sweat and dirt, Manning Sutter was as handsome as the sun was bright. He was older, darker, experienced. I wore a smiley-face t-shirt and had never even been kissed. Yet we saw something in each other that would link us in ways that couldn’t be matter how hard we tried.

I loved Manning before I knew the meaning of the word. I was too young, he said. I would wait. Through all the carefully-chosen words hiding what we knew to be true, through his struggle to keep me innocent, and through infinitely-starry nights—I would wait. But I’d learn that life isn’t always fair. That no matter how much you achieve, none of it matters if you suffer the heartbreak that comes with falling for someone you can never have. Because even though I saw Manning first, that didn’t matter. My older sister saw him next.

Something in the Way is book one in an epic, three-book saga of forbidden love.


  • I love this book!

    By Charolinda6798
    Something in the Way is an amazing beginning to a forbidden romance. Jessica Hawkins has written a book full of angst and emotion that kept me from doing anything else but read until I got to the last page of the first part of this series. On to Somebody Else’s Sky!
  • Perfection!

    By kaligurl193
    Ugh this book! So addicted to this series. Can it never end? Please don't let it end!
  • Brilliant Start To A Series!

    By Laura- Booked All Night
    Jessica Hawkins writes the angst, the forbidden and the swoon worthy like no one else. I will admit, the heroine is 16, and I had reservations...but this is Jessica Hawkins, and there was no way she was going to write a book that was bad (she is just not capable of writing a bad book) so I dove in. And.... WOW. I am going to need a minute to recover. I was up too late reading, I was crying, I was tortured, I FELT for the main characters, I hated the secondary characters (including one I think I was supposed to feel a little sorry for, oops) and I yelled at my Kindle when the book ended because I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. Yes, this deserves shouty caps. (Read it, and come back and tell me you agree, you will.) Lake and Manning. She is 16 (trust me, you get over that quickly) and for obvious reasons, a relationship with an older man is a bad idea. But there is a friendship, and an attraction there that sets up one of the best slow burn relationships in the history of the slow burn. Seriously, this book is like a "how-to" of making the slow burn relationship work. As always, the writing is perfect, the pacing moves quickly enough that you feel the tension of the main characters, but it is not overwhelming...until the cliffhanger ending when you will cry, scream and beg for more. And, we get more. In MAY...because Jessica Hawkins knows how to leave you wanting more, May seems like a really long time from now. I recommend this book, I would give it more than 5 stars if that were possible.
  • Something in the Way

    By Tiggy/Cookie
    First time reading this author. It was a free read on my iPad and saw it had a lot of positive reviews. Unfortunately, I found it to be just an OK read and very slow. While I didn’t get the impression that it was for maybe young adult readers, that’s the way I would classify it. It didn’t interest me enough to finish the series.
  • Yay

    By Lillagekens
    This book is actually my favorite book ever!!! It will keep you on your toes it’s a must read!
  • i love this book!!!

    By Lilylove1
    great book. Made me feel like a teenager again and the feeling of our first love.
  • Outstanding!

    By C&M Lawrence
    Couldn’t put it down. Can’t wait to read the next book.
  • Must Read

    By Melblondie
    One of the best series of books I have ever read! I Love Manning and Lake!
  • Love love love

    By Siddthesquidd
    This book hooked me within a few pages. If you’re on the fence about starting this series, DO IT! You won’t regret it!
  • Loved!

    By ChristyPeck
    Amazing read with all the feels!