Friday, May 19, 2017

Review: Somebody Else's Sky by Jessica Hawkins

Somebody Else's Sky (Something in the Way, #2)
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Title: Somebody Else's Sky
Author: Jessica Hawkins
Series: Something In The Way #2
Version Reviewed: ARC, eBook
I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

GoodReads Synopsis:
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.
I procrastinated in writing this review. Not because I didn't want to write it but because I honestly don't know where to start. I'm not sure I even know what to say. The first book, Something In The Way, was absolutely beautiful. I was hooked from the very beginning and I couldn't put the book down until I was finished with it. It was one of those think-about-it-every-waking-moments books. It would be insane to say that Somebody Else's Sky was anything less than that. This book was absolutely amazing and it took my breath away.

I hoped beyond hope that I was going to love this book just as much as the first, that it would pull me in just as hard as the one before it. And it totally did. From the very first page I was addicted and I had to continue or I felt like I was going to lose my mind (very easy to do with an advanced reader copy of a book you love and two kids under age four, am I right, reader-moms?). I needed to know what was going to happen with these characters and I was desperate to see how the story was going to play out. Whether things would go the way we all wanted or in completely different direction.

This book, both books, is absolutely heartbreaking and beautiful and lovely and sexy and every possible thing in between. I can't get enough of them and I'm so insanely sad that the third book doesn't come out until October. How are we ever gonna wait that long to find out what happens next for Lake and Manning?

If you enjoy books with a lot of emotion, forbidden romances, the 90's, and characters that tug hardcore on your heartstrings, please, please, pick up these books and give them a chance. You won't regret it.

Rating: 5 Stars.

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