Lake + Manning (Something in the Way, #4)
The final book in the Something in the Way series, a love saga.Manning and I have what happily-ever-after is made of . . .A home he built us on the unshakeable foundation we fought for.A life of laughter carved out of heartache and betrayal.A love story to stand the test of time.But between a trust that can’t be broken, joy that can’t be bridled, and passion that would scorch the sun, the empty spaces are becoming more and more difficult to ignore . . .Fears that keep Manning up at night as he slips from our bed.Our complicated relationship with a man he respects and one I don't know how to forgive.And a sprawling, beautiful home with one small room I'm afraid I'll never be able to fill.Manning and I have what happily-ever-after is made of . . . But I'll beg the heavens for just one thing more.

Lake + Manning (Something in the Way, #4) Details

TitleLake + Manning (Something in the Way, #4)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 13th, 2018
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, New Adult

Lake + Manning (Something in the Way, #4) Review

  • SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
    January 1, 1970
    LIVE! | AMZ US | AMZ UK |⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐! Lake + Manning, book 4 of 4. The conclusion to an epic, enchanting, forbidden, bittersweet & against-all-odds love saga! “Manning,” I said when his tool belt pressed my inner thighs. “Your Drill.”“That’s not my drill, Birdy.” He snickered…” Books in series should be read in order:Book 1: Something in the WayBook 2: Somebody Else’s SkyBook 3: Move the StarsBook 4: Lake + ManningIn book 1-3 innocent high-school student Lake Dolly Kaplan fell in love with the LIVE! | AMZ US | AMZ UK |⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! Lake + Manning, book 4 of 4. The conclusion to an epic, enchanting, forbidden, bittersweet & against-all-odds love saga! “Manning,” I said when his tool belt pressed my inner thighs. “Your Drill.”“That’s not my drill, Birdy.” He snickered…” Books in series should be read in order:Book 1: Something in the WayBook 2: Somebody Else’s SkyBook 3: Move the StarsBook 4: Lake + ManningIn book 1-3 innocent high-school student Lake Dolly Kaplan fell in love with the much older construction worker, Manning Raymond Sutter. The story followed them while they hid their feelings, fought their attraction and denied their love. A breath-taking journey covering over a decade of an doomed against-all-odds-love.Lake + Manning, book 4 is the final chapter in Manning and Lake’s epic love saga. From sabotage to setbacks to poor timing their love has survived and blossomed under grueling circumstances. But finding their way back to each other proves to be only half the battle as they tackle forgiveness, betrayal, secrets, family, future and legacy.Nine words to describe Manning Raymond Sutter: Noble, conflicted, reflective, loyal, self-doubting, charming, insensitive, self-sacrificing and misguided.Nine words to describe Lake Dolly Kaplan: Reflective, sweet, smart, meek, determined, naïve, insightful, patience and loyal.Lake + Manning, told from dual POVs, is the conclusion to an all-consuming, forbidden and impossible love story, with emphasis on angst. What a journey! What a love! What an ending. Bittersweet to say goodbye!Spell-binding! Heart-wrenching! Hopeful! Epic! “You know I’ll always move the stars for you if need be,” he said. ***Hero: ★★★★★Heroine: ★★★★1/2Plot: ★★★★★Storytelling: ★★★★★Sexual tension: ★★★★★Sex scenes: ★★★★★Story ending: ★★★★1/2******************************************OVERALL RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Angst: | HIGH FOCUS |Darkness: | LOW FOCUS |Humor: | LOW FOCUS |Kink: | LOW FOCUS |Romance: | HIGH FOCUS |Sex frequency: | MEDIUM FOCUS |Suspense: | HIGH FOCUS | ARC provided to me by author Jessica Hawkins in exchange for an honest review. LIVE! | AMZ US | AMZ UK |
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  • Jessica Hawkins
    January 1, 1970
    Lake + Manning is now available! 😁 “It was a perfect perfect ending to their journey. I laughed. I cried. My heart is bursting with love.”—Nicole, Goodreads Manning and I have what happily-ever-after is made of...but I'll beg the heavens for just one thing more. Amazon ◆ iBooks ◆ Nook ◆ Google Play ◆ Kobo★ Series Info ★
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  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    January 1, 1970
    LIVE Amazon ➜ http://smarturl.it/landmonamazon5 sweet stars <3I devour it, I read it in one sitting!I loved everything about Lake + Manning!It has everything I wanted and even more!I love this series a lot and I couldn't wait to get more of these two together!Lake + Manning was sweet,heartwarming,passionate and epic!Their love story was like anything else!Lake and Manning have some really intense and passionate moments together!Their ending was perfect and I'm sad that this ended!I wish I cou LIVE Amazon ➜ http://smarturl.it/landmonamazon5 sweet stars <3I devour it, I read it in one sitting!I loved everything about Lake + Manning!It has everything I wanted and even more!I love this series a lot and I couldn't wait to get more of these two together!Lake + Manning was sweet,heartwarming,passionate and epic!Their love story was like anything else!Lake and Manning have some really intense and passionate moments together!Their ending was perfect and I'm sad that this ended!I wish I could have more!I loved how Jessica Hawkins continue their story!It was nice to see how things are for them now and what they are thinking!I'm happy with how everything worked out for them!     
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  • Olga therebelreader
    January 1, 1970
    This turned out to be a really enjoyable read! The story just flowed and the writing was flawless! I really think this series gets better as it goes along, and this book is proof. Both Lake and Manning have their issues, but their chemistry with each other is never in question. This series has loveable, strong, independent characters that actually grow and change once they meet, and a story that never feels rushed and allows the characters to really get to know one another. Loved it! All in all, This turned out to be a really enjoyable read! The story just flowed and the writing was flawless! I really think this series gets better as it goes along, and this book is proof. Both Lake and Manning have their issues, but their chemistry with each other is never in question. This series has loveable, strong, independent characters that actually grow and change once they meet, and a story that never feels rushed and allows the characters to really get to know one another. Loved it! All in all, a truly heart-warming love story, and one I would recommend to all fans of contemporary romance. Read it!In short:Hero 5/5 | Heroine 5/5 | Plot (Point, Originality) 4/5 | Writing Style 4/5 | Steam 3/5 | Romance 5/5 | Angst-Suspense 3/5 | Darkness 0/5 | Humor 1/5 | Secondary Characters 4/5 | Drama-Conflict 4/5 | Mystery 0/5 | Twists 3/5 | Pace Steady | Action 3/5ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Serena
    January 1, 1970
    A LOVE STORY THAT STANDS THE TEST OF TIME AND WILL LIVE IN MY HEART FOREVER!If I could pick ONE series for you guys to read, it would be The Something in the Way Series by Jessica Hawkins. I can't tell you what an epic journey she has taken me and MANY, MANY readers and friends on. It's unlike anything I've ever seen. EVER. The countless messages back and forth, the spoiler groups, the amazing posts in the Penthouse. Oh yeah, and the emotions this author put her readers through with this series A LOVE STORY THAT STANDS THE TEST OF TIME AND WILL LIVE IN MY HEART FOREVER!If I could pick ONE series for you guys to read, it would be The Something in the Way Series by Jessica Hawkins. I can't tell you what an epic journey she has taken me and MANY, MANY readers and friends on. It's unlike anything I've ever seen. EVER. The countless messages back and forth, the spoiler groups, the amazing posts in the Penthouse. Oh yeah, and the emotions this author put her readers through with this series is like...😍😑🙄😯😥😒😖😱🤢😭😡💔❤️🔥😊😂😁😭🤤🧐🤩I can't tell you how amazing this story was. I pulled an all nighter reading it, I couldn't stop, and I never ever want to say good bye to these characters. Lake + Manning is one of the most beautiful, emotional, and sexiest endings to a series I have ever read. I couldn't be HAPPIER with this gift she's given us. I've been invested in their lives, it's like they are a part of my family, a part of my heart ❤️ I'm so sad it's over, I really don't know what to do with myself now. I'll miss them so much, I know they'll not only live on in my heart forever, but in the hearts of many, many readers all across the world.Thank you so much Jessica for giving us such a beautiful, epic, and UNFORGETTABLE love story. Thank you for bringing me along for the ride, it's been a TRUE HONOUR and I couldn't be happier that I was a part of it. #BearAndBirdyForever #Lanning #TiltTheUniverse #TheStoryWasALWAYSTheirs #SESGirlsForever #SomethingInTheWay #SomebodyElsesSky #MoveTheStars #LakeAndManning--------------------------------------✨Lake + Manning: Something in the Way, #4✨The final book in the Something in the Way series, a love saga.Manning and I have what happily-ever-after is made of . . .A home he built us on the unshakeable foundation we fought for.A life of laughter carved out of heartache and betrayal.A love story to stand the test of time.But between a trust that can’t be broken, joy that can’t be bridled, and passion that would scorch the sun, the empty spaces are becoming more and more difficult to ignore . . .Fears that keep Manning up at night as he slips from our bed.Our complicated relationship with a man he respects and one I don't know how to forgive.And a sprawling, beautiful home with one small room I'm afraid I'll never be able to fill.Manning and I have what happily-ever-after is made of . . . But I'll beg the heavens for just one thing more.Could this cover BE any more perfect?!💖 RELEASE DATE: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 💖⭐️It's Live!⭐️AMAZON: bit.ly/LMSITW4-KindleiBOOKS: bit.ly/LMSITW4-iBooksKOBO: bit.ly/LMSITW4-KoboNOOK: bit.ly/LMSITW4-NookGOOGLE PLAY: bit.ly/LMSITW4-Play
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  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    January 1, 1970
    REVIEW TO COME4 Stars!(BR with Berry Nice)
  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    ***ARC Provided by the Author***If you are reading this and haven't read the other books, stop now. This is the 4th in the series and, by definition, there are going to be spoilers of the books before this one...as you can't review the 4th book without giving away some things that got them here. Heck, the title is a bit of a spoiler. So, if you haven't read all of them, off you go. Stop reading.Full disclosure. I was happy with the ending of Move the Stars. I liked where it ended, on the precipi ***ARC Provided by the Author***If you are reading this and haven't read the other books, stop now. This is the 4th in the series and, by definition, there are going to be spoilers of the books before this one...as you can't review the 4th book without giving away some things that got them here. Heck, the title is a bit of a spoiler. So, if you haven't read all of them, off you go. Stop reading.Full disclosure. I was happy with the ending of Move the Stars. I liked where it ended, on the precipice of Manning and Lake finally getting their stars aligned and starting their happily ever after. There was a certain joy to ending at their beginning and I was wondering if this book was going to measure up to the perfection of the others, particularly of the 3rd, Move the Stars, which was my favorite book for all of 2017.With Jessica Hawkins writing it, I was worried for nothing. She started at the end of perfection and gave us even more of exactly that, perfection.This book is exactly as the title implies. It is their story. While there are other characters, and a lovely subplot for some characters who also deserved their story told, the bulk of this book is Lake and Manning. After 3 books of angst, of reading scenes about them being apart and DYING for Lake and Manning to be together, there was some sheer joy in spending time with them, in being able to be a part of their future.In some ways, this is an extended epilogue. Although I hesitate to say that, as that almost sounds like a criticism. It's not. But it is the "what comes after" and it is the resolution to the angst. Was it nice to see them work it out, and to finally be together? Yes, it was. In fact, more than I was expecting. I knew I was going to enjoy this book, and the minute it appeared on my Kindle I started reading, but how much I loved it actually surprised me. You look to Jessica Hawkins for the tear jerking angst, for the forbidden. This book shows a different side to her as an author, and it shows that she can write a happy couple just as amazingly as she writes one that is struggling to find that happy.But at least for me, while this book is the ending to the story that was told in the first 3 books, it is almost a standalone. Yes, there are characters and relationships from the first books, but what works so well is this is a beautiful story of people who are in love, and who stay that way. Of a couple who are committed to being a couple, and to figuring out the things that life throws at them, as a couple.Are there challenges? Yes. Of course there are. But there is also a joy in watching Lake and Manning be exactly that...Lake and Manning. Not Lake and the man married to her sister, or Lake and the man who is too old for her, or Lake and the man her father wants her to avoid...just Lake and Manning.This book, while it really could be read as a standalone, is, more than anything, an absolute gift to readers who have been there from the beginning of their story. And, it is their story now that there is no longer something getting in the way of their happiness.I couldn't recommend it more.***This and other reviews featured on our blog Booked All Night http://bookedallnightblog.com/***
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  • Atira
    January 1, 1970
    Spoilers! I have refrained from reviewing any of the books in this series because I knew the way Hawkins chose to end things would make ALL the difference in my opinion. I'll start by saying the writing was great, nothing about the plot can take away from that. I had a strong emotional reaction to what was happening throughout the story and that will always receive compliments from me.. but the story itself... I also should mention (or remind) that I tend to be sensitive to the way authors treat Spoilers! I have refrained from reviewing any of the books in this series because I knew the way Hawkins chose to end things would make ALL the difference in my opinion. I'll start by saying the writing was great, nothing about the plot can take away from that. I had a strong emotional reaction to what was happening throughout the story and that will always receive compliments from me.. but the story itself... I also should mention (or remind) that I tend to be sensitive to the way authors treat women characters.. so yeah.. do whatever you want with that. Everyone knows I am no fan of doormat heroines but I hate when a heroine exists only as background theme music for the hero. You know the ones who gets her heart broken by the hero and her emotional reactions help drive the story but are ultimately disregarded/trivialized in the end. While the H moves on and up in life, the h sits stagnant, pining, waiting...Dear 2018, A woman can get her heart broken and still move the f*ck on!! She can grow without him, I promise. A lot of books in the romance genre then proceed to hurt and humiliate the heroine repeatedly before gift wrapping her (hymen attached) for the undeserving hero like a reward for having nice abs and a dick. Like, Congratulations on being an inconsiderate asshole! For all your hard work and sex appeal you win a virgin!!! Lake is one of those heroines and Manning is one of those heroes. The thing is, there was room for redemption in this story. Manning made some cruel decisions (liiike...idk... MARRYING LAKE'S SISTER!!) but his heart was in the right place (sorta) and Lake was screwed over but she had supportive friends and resources to grow from it and become better because of it. But naw. Dat ain't happen. Lake does nothing, becomes nothing is nothing without Manning. Just dead weight. Manning, who of course has a great life without Lake, reappears like an apparition, stakes his claim on Lake, and she relents. easily. We're supposed to ignore the fact that he hasn't checked on her in four years (the last time he saw her she was crying and he was breaking her heart) and also he's married to her sister.. Contentedly married. Now let's pause...This is where I have a problem with the author. She's been torturing Lake since the first book and putting a spotlight on her pain. Manning and Tiffany knowingly broke her heart and watched her fall to pieces... yet neither them nor the author felt her hurt deserved any sincere acknowledgment. And just when we thought Jessica Hawkins couldn't take anything else from little Lake, she took the last ounce of her self-respect by making her "the other woman" and never giving her the chance to redeem herself. Lake married Manning in the end but the whole ordeal stank with an air of "she's marrying her sister's downgraded sloppy seconds". Book4WasSupposedToFixThissss But alas, no redemption came for Lake. It's as if Hawkins believes giving her the boy in the end makes up for all she went through, and all she lost. But the thing is, he never really stands up for her either. It all just rubbed me wrong. The conflicts for which this entire series was built on, were pseudo-resolved in less than a chapter. Literally, 3 books worth of family drama was dismissed in a few pages. Lake finally found some courage and then proceeded to completely miss the point... She apologized to everyone (no one apologized to her btw), basically begged her family to take her back (for manning) and support her while she marries her sister's ex husband. (funny, Lake put more effort into making amends with her shitty family than Manning put in to their whole relationship. Go figure) And they all lived happily ever after. Then there was another 150 pages or so of "after happily ever after" bumps in the road that focused on getting the hero everything he ever wanted because... whatever. I don't even care. Theee End!
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  • Jemima
    January 1, 1970
    Title: Lake + Manning (Something In The Way #4) Author: Jessica Hawkins Genre: New Adult Publication Date: February 13, 2018 I was not ready to let Lake and Manning go.. after what was suppose to have been a trilogy, I confess that I cried. Big fat tears that freaked my family out. Luckily for me, Jessica Hawkins felt the same. Thank You God!After more than a decade of lost time, Lake and Manning are finally together... A future that is stable and unshatterable.It's hard to explain a love like Title: Lake + Manning (Something In The Way #4) Author: Jessica Hawkins Genre: New Adult Publication Date: February 13, 2018 I was not ready to let Lake and Manning go.. after what was suppose to have been a trilogy, I confess that I cried. Big fat tears that freaked my family out. Luckily for me, Jessica Hawkins felt the same. Thank You God!After more than a decade of lost time, Lake and Manning are finally together... A future that is stable and unshatterable.It's hard to explain a love like the one Lake and Manning have, it's a love that has stood the test of time and misplaced opportunities. In this book, lake and Manning plan their future, they are stronger than ever and their relationship is something every couple to strive to have- an unadulterated honesty, a love that is unconditional and strong.Lake and Manning's relationship makes me weepy, happy tears people...happy tears. They deserve what they have after the obstacles they had to go through to be here...I generally don't mind giving off a spoiler here and there but Lake and Manning's relationship is something you need to experience on your own. If you haven't read the previous books, I highly recommend it. I am so happy and content after having read this book and I wish you'd give it a try.Reading Lake + Manning has been a sheer joy and an unexplainable experience. It is a book that is filled with challenges, emotional turmoil and let's not forget, hot passion. Their 'bedroom' scenes are woh! like seriously woh!Lake + Manning is indescribable. It is passionate, emotional, heartbreaking and a jewel to read. For more ...www.jemimajamir.com
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  • Livros A Go-Go ~Joyci ~
    January 1, 1970
    Estou sentindo e sentindo.....apaixonada por Lake, Manning e pela vida que eles construíram depois de tantos desencontros e impedimentos.O que era para ser uma trilogia, virou um quarteto de livros deliciosos de ler, sendo esse último o maior presente que um leitor poderia querer depois de tanto apego com dois personagens. No final de Move the Stars, o terceiro livro dessa série, já tínhamos o início do final feliz para esse casal, mas faltavam conclusões, dramas a serem resolvidos e o principal Estou sentindo e sentindo.....apaixonada por Lake, Manning e pela vida que eles construíram depois de tantos desencontros e impedimentos.O que era para ser uma trilogia, virou um quarteto de livros deliciosos de ler, sendo esse último o maior presente que um leitor poderia querer depois de tanto apego com dois personagens. No final de Move the Stars, o terceiro livro dessa série, já tínhamos o início do final feliz para esse casal, mas faltavam conclusões, dramas a serem resolvidos e o principal de tudo, faltava acompanhar a construção do futuro e a união que eles tanto desejaram. "Acima de nossas cabeças, o céu moveu e reorganizou-se. Não poderia ter sido uma maneira mais perfeita de começar o juntos para sempre." O título Lake + Manning define bem o foco desse livro. O interessante é que ele funciona como um epílogo estendido (mas com partes boas e ruins em uma união, de relacionamentos abalados, reencontros...) e também como um livro quase único, já que possui um drama principal inserido e muito bem desenvolvido. Não existe mais nada no caminho do relacionamento deles, mas sim os desafios que como um casal deverão lutar para superar.Sobre a autora Jéssica Hawkins, o que posso falar é que ela tem uma escrita fluida e madura. É moderna, atual e sem vícios. Ela possui o dom em caracterizar muito bem seus personagens e conduzir o amadurecimento deles ao longo da história, mostrando as qualidades e defeitos de todos os envolvidos, sem ser tendenciosa.Foi um prazer imenso descobrir essa série e acompanhá-la por um ano seguido, além de surtar junto, sentir as angústias, impotência e todo o afeto envolvido.Lake e Manning são como dois amigos meus, que vi e acompanhei de perto o quanto sofreram, erraram e acertaram ao longo de suas vidas. Eles são inesquecíveis para mim! 💗Arc gentilmente cedido pela autora. Obrigada.
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  • ☾☆ Nikki. ♥
    January 1, 1970
    I was so excited to read this and what a perfect ending to this series. I could read about these characters forever and not get bored. I don't want it to end :(
  • Berry•Nice
    January 1, 1970
    Spectacular!! I miss them soo much already. FLOVED it! I was in awe and I swooned like crazy. The love between these 2 is bigger than them. Bigger than anything. I'm soo soo happy with their HEA because it was their happy.This last installment of the Something in the Way series was PERFECTION (maybe not perfect for me cause there's 1 issue I have to get past) BUT it was perfect for Lake & Manning and this is their story not mine. No words will do this justice. I loved this book and I LOVED Spectacular!! I miss them soo much already. FLOVED it! I was in awe and I swooned like crazy. The love between these 2 is bigger than them. Bigger than anything. I'm soo soo happy with their HEA because it was their happy.This last installment of the Something in the Way series was PERFECTION (maybe not perfect for me cause there's 1 issue I have to get past) BUT it was perfect for Lake & Manning and this is their story not mine. No words will do this justice. I loved this book and I LOVED the entire series. It will be unforgetable!!!This author has made a huge fan out of me. I've loved everything she's written. She has a special way of telling stories. She makes me feel EVERYTHING! This story made me VERY emotional (every emotion was had). The man I loved, a man both tough and sensitive, determined but attentive. It wasn’t about anything or anyone else but us. “You know I’ll always move the stars for you if need be,” he said. “Whatever it takes.”☆☆"You love me with an intensity that can’t be reckoned with. I fear for anyone who tries to get in our way. I’d say I want to spend forever with you, but forever isn’t long enough.”☆☆  We were two stars forever locked in a triangle that only seemed to hurt us. But at least we had each other. "If my life wasn't everything it is," he said, nodding toward our house "it would be nothing." "This is our life. We can do whatever we want." "No matter what, the story would only ever be about us" BR with Mel ❤
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  • Luna Sol
    January 1, 1970
    My heart is so full right now. Thank you, Jessica Hawkins for giving us this magnificent love story. I wanted to read it very slow because I didn't want this story to end but I just couldn't help myself. Lake + Manning will forever be one of my favorite couples. I love their love, their strength, their passion. It was beyond anything i could have imagined. All the stars in the universe!!!
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  • Carlene Inspired
    January 1, 1970
    I am going to pretend that I didn't finish this book, that I'm somewhere in the middle, in the midst of the drama between Lake and Manning as they sort out being adults TOGETHER. My favorite couple, finally with a complete story, and I should be super happy, but I'm more sad. I've loved these two, so so much, so this book, this final ending to their story, is overwhelming. I could read books about these two forever. This won't be my normal style of review, because I'm just far too emotionally in I am going to pretend that I didn't finish this book, that I'm somewhere in the middle, in the midst of the drama between Lake and Manning as they sort out being adults TOGETHER. My favorite couple, finally with a complete story, and I should be super happy, but I'm more sad. I've loved these two, so so much, so this book, this final ending to their story, is overwhelming. I could read books about these two forever. This won't be my normal style of review, because I'm just far too emotionally invested in this story. Broken into several parts and spanning many years, we get to see Lake and Manning as grown ups; we get to see that all the angst and pain and heartbreak was worth the fight to be together. Like the rest of the Something in the Way series, Lake + Manning follows the journey of the loving couple who fought against all odds to be together. As the fourth book in a series, it finally centers around the two as a couple after they have overcome so much. They are each other's family, they are each other's world, but they also want more and this book is the story of that something more. The Something in the Way series is an epic saga, a journey filled with emotions that will make you fall in love and cry as you read and Lake + Manning is the perfect ending. (even if I am not ready for it just yet.)"He and I were solid - we'd moved the stars on our own."Told from Lake's perspective, Lake + Manning takes us into adulthood, our main characters finding themselves sharing a home and a dog together as they go about their dream careers. We revisit the pain of the past, the family ties once severed, the friends who stuck by them, and the natural flow of the relationship they moved the stars for. There's always been a serious tone to the series, but it was even more apparent in this final book. The book reads like an adults story, our young, impressionable Lake and strong, determined Manning finally embracing that they must accept their flaws and their great things in order to be great together. There's some angst, because it wouldn't be a Jessica Hawkins book without it, but it definitely is more of a love story, an easy, natural, realistic story. It's about a happy couple and some of their setbacks, but it's mostly a novel that will bring joy to every readers heart that ever fell for Lake and Manning in the series." 'Has it always been him?''Always' "Yes, Something in the Way could have been complete as a trilogy, as it was first planned, but Lake + Manning is the sort of ending that readers, and Jessica Hawkins, needed. It's a book that comforts, that makes you feel joy, that gives you faith in a relationship that took so much work. It is such a passionate book, one that clearly took time to tell, and I am so appreciative for this little final bit of Birdy and her Bear. It's unforgettable, the best sort of book with the best sort of characters. I'll miss them and if you haven't met them yet, you should. I'm going to go cry now.ARC provided.Amazon
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  • The Book Bee
    January 1, 1970
    REVIEW: 5 FINAL STARS"You know I'll always move the stars for you if need be. Whatever it takes." Enter here for a giveaway for an ecopy: http://bit.ly/2Hb7GdF I'm sure I can hear you saying this now...."Oh sure, another 5 STAR review from Bee for another Jessica Hawkins book." Well, you have to know I've never lied about her ability to feed your emotions and turn you inside out!! Right? I'm sure you've all taken my advice with the first three books already, so you know I mean business! Right? REVIEW: 5 FINAL STARS"You know I'll always move the stars for you if need be. Whatever it takes." Enter here for a giveaway for an ecopy: http://bit.ly/2Hb7GdF I'm sure I can hear you saying this now...."Oh sure, another 5 STAR review from Bee for another Jessica Hawkins book." Well, you have to know I've never lied about her ability to feed your emotions and turn you inside out!! Right? I'm sure you've all taken my advice with the first three books already, so you know I mean business! Right? I thought so! So, with that being said, just go ahead and bypass all my giddiness and grab the book HERE: http://amzn.to/2stCtz2If you are willing to see what the book made me feel, read ahead.....but remember, if I thought the ending of Move the Stars was left in a perfect spot for us to carry on with our own imaginations as to how life was going for Birdy and Bear, then the ending to this one is drop-down-to-your-knees-and-bow-down worthy. Yep. Worthy.First and foremost, we got to see a very protective and powerful side of Manning in this book. OMGosh....he was everything for me. Everything. He wanted to possess her with this ferocity because his entire world rested in her being. He mastered the art of seduction. He honed the skills needed to calm an emotional Lake. He owned her heart outright and took care of it amazingly well. I swooned hard every time he spoke to her, calmed her, confirmed her, loved her....anything and everything he did was FOR her and I couldn't sigh enough. He just made me smile. There was nothing he did that I didn't trip over. He was everything. Jessica is the purveyor of amazing Book Boyfriends. "You'll have to be satisfied knowing it'll only be you and me - but it'll always be you and me." Lake. My heart hurt for her. To not give anything away, Jessica did a phenomenal job writing her torment. Writing her perceived failure. I wanted to hug her through the pages and hold her while rocking. I couldn't stop reading her story, but I knew that no matter what, Jessica would do it justice. The emotions in this book are heavy, ones that you can just feel. They are palpable. They are gritty. They are raw. And they are emotional! I loved this last look into Bear and Birdy's world that gave us just that little unexpected bit more of them. It was an emotional journey how they battled all the issues plaguing them after finally deciding that they were the ones that belonged together, no matter what. Lake + Manning was beautiful and painful, tragic in some spots, but beautiful nonetheless. Jessica writes emotion with such passionate conviction. I wish I knew how she did this. How does she make me feel every single syllable she writes? Every single book.Every single character.Every single storyline.Sucks. Me. In.There is nothing better than a book that can make me feel. One that can pull me in with relatability and reality, consequences and truths. I love that Jessica makes her books so real. There is always an element of truth, something you can grasp onto and actually understand and empathize with. She has been my go-to favorite author since December 2013, and this series is proof as to why. She never fails at making me feel her books. All the emotions. Every time. "No matter what, the story would only ever be about us."~BEE TOP READ OF 2018Amazon: http://amzn.to/2stCtz2The FULL series: http://amzn.to/2Brukho
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  • Kindle Crack Book Reviews Cheri
    January 1, 1970
     Phenomenal! This book isn’t not to be missed. If you thought you loved Lake + Manning before wait until read this book. I can’t believe it’s over. I feel like I just closed a chapter on old friends. Does this make sense? Review to follow.Lake + Manning’s relationship has never been easy. If you’re reading the fourth installment of Something in the Way, you already know that Lake and Manning’s relationship has always been complicated. Well, the complexities didn’t end with Move the Stars. Lake a  Phenomenal! This book isn’t not to be missed. If you thought you loved Lake + Manning before wait until read this book. I can’t believe it’s over. I feel like I just closed a chapter on old friends. Does this make sense? Review to follow.Lake + Manning’s relationship has never been easy. If you’re reading the fourth installment of Something in the Way, you already know that Lake and Manning’s relationship has always been complicated. Well, the complexities didn’t end with Move the Stars. Lake and Manning are now pursuing their dreams together. Just like in any relationship, life isn’t always simple. Lake and Manning have similar goals, but are they out of reach? Is having it all in their stars? There is no doubt in my mind that you are going to read this book if you have read the other books in this series. Lake + Manning is phenomenal! This book is not to be missed. If you thought you loved Lake + Manning before, wait until you read this book. I can’t believe their story is over. I feel like I just closed a chapter on old friends. I’m happy the way it all ended. Jessica Hawkins moved the stars for her fans with her unputdownable conclusion to this series. This review appears on www.kindlecrack.net, www.facebook.com/kindlecrack, Goodreads, Amazon, Pinterest, Google+ and Twitter. A review copy of this book was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    I am in awe of Jessica’s writing and this story. It was a perfect perfect ending to their journey.I laughed. I cried. My heart is bursting with love. I honestly want to say so much but don’t want to spoil it for anyone else. I can’t wait for the world to read Lake + Manning! Thank you Jessica for allowing us to take this journey!!
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  • Paularbear ☕
    January 1, 1970
    After the emotional roller coaster ride we’ve had from the three books, you’d think this last one in the series would be all fudgin rainbows, unicorns, and sunshine! But oh no no no, not in Jessica Hawkin’s book. We got another roller coaster ride. A big one!! Gosh, I cried a freakin river! Jessica why you do this??? But it’s still so damn good! This journey with Lake and Manning has been a tough one. It was painful. It was heartbreaking. I’ve never felt these SO MUCH feelings for a book. For th After the emotional roller coaster ride we’ve had from the three books, you’d think this last one in the series would be all fudgin rainbows, unicorns, and sunshine! But oh no no no, not in Jessica Hawkin’s book. We got another roller coaster ride. A big one!! Gosh, I cried a freakin river! Jessica why you do this??? But it’s still so damn good! This journey with Lake and Manning has been a tough one. It was painful. It was heartbreaking. I’ve never felt these SO MUCH feelings for a book. For these characters. But all the more reasons why I loved them so hard. I have never been this so emotionally invested in a book. In these characters. And I actually do not thought them just as characters, I felt like they were really real.It felt so so good after everything Lake and Manning endured, after years and years of wrong timing, they finally, FINALLY, got what they deserved, a happily ever after! Although of course it still was not easy, what GREAT love was? It just made everything worth it. The love between these two are inevitable. They are just meant to be. I loved Lanning so much that I know I won’t ever let go. After reading this last and final book of the series, I know for sure I would still imagine scenarios of them in my head. I’ve never stopped thinking about them. That’s how they made such an impact to me. How they made a mark in the deepest parts of me.I cannot thank you enough Jessica Hawkins for writing a masterpiece of a series. You made something very special. A story that will forever be in my heart and soul *cries hard again* I loved every journey we had throughout the series. Especially the spoiler groups! I loved it. Never experienced anything like that. And for that, you deserve a standing ovation and a big round of applause *stands and claps hard*.
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  • Cindy M. Green
    January 1, 1970
    5 Summer Triangle Stars!SPOILER FREE REVIEWMy thoughts are all over the place where Lake + Manning are concerned. How do you even begin to convey what reading their love story means, what feelings it evoked and how you’ll manage the ups and downs. This is not just a story full of angst, hope, frustration, love, anger, hatred, etc., etc. This is a journey. Jessica takes you on a journey that will captivate your heart and soul in a way you never thought possible.Nothing about Lake + Manning or the 5 Summer Triangle Stars!SPOILER FREE REVIEWMy thoughts are all over the place where Lake + Manning are concerned. How do you even begin to convey what reading their love story means, what feelings it evoked and how you’ll manage the ups and downs. This is not just a story full of angst, hope, frustration, love, anger, hatred, etc., etc. This is a journey. Jessica takes you on a journey that will captivate your heart and soul in a way you never thought possible.Nothing about Lake + Manning or their relationship has been an easy road to follow. Their love is all consuming, but sometimes fate likes to step in and test you again and again. Even so, Manning is strong and will do everything in his power to make sure his Birdy is safe, well taken care of and happy. To see Manning in is element, acting all alpha, “great bear” with his girl is soooooooooooooo sexy! Oh em gee this man, this is the Manning I absolutely love and adore. Lake is Lake, I’ve admired her from the start and that feeling has only intensified while following her through this bumpy life. When she loves, she loves with every fiber of her being. She’s honest, she’s real and I can honestly say I’m one of her biggest fans.I loved this story and the entire series. The characters have captured my heart, it will never be the same. Yes, I’m pretty sure there were multiple times my heart broke in two and I thought I might not survive. But with the love and support of my book girls, I made it through and I feel like I have a new family. Lake + Manning’s love story is a journey worth taking and one you won’t forget. The conclusion of Lake + Manning’s story is nothing short of perfection. Their love story is beautiful, painful, raw and emotional. Jessica’s writing is once again flawless as she guides us through the ever-changing obstacles they continue to face. Every word pulls you deeper and deeper into their lives. They’ve become family, not just characters in a love story. It won’t be easy to let go, I can’t believe their story has come to an end. I know without a doubt their story and my journey with them will always hold a special place in my heart ❤❤❤#TeamLanning#BearandBirdy#Foreverinmyheart#Blueberrypie
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    If you have followed the saga of Lake and Manning since Something in the Way (and if you have not, I urge you to STOP READING THIS REVIEW right now - RIGHT NOW - because it will contain spoilers for the three books), then you know that our favorite why-aren't-they-together couple fought several seemingly insuperable obstacles before they were, finally, united.When I finished Move the Stars, I thought, "Okay. Thank you, Jessica Hawkins, for how you brought these two together." I didn't think I ne If you have followed the saga of Lake and Manning since Something in the Way (and if you have not, I urge you to STOP READING THIS REVIEW right now - RIGHT NOW - because it will contain spoilers for the three books), then you know that our favorite why-aren't-they-together couple fought several seemingly insuperable obstacles before they were, finally, united.When I finished Move the Stars, I thought, "Okay. Thank you, Jessica Hawkins, for how you brought these two together." I didn't think I needed a fourth book. I didn't think I needed to read about more conflict between Lake and Manning.Jessica Hawkins, though, had other ideas. She knew her story was not finished. She knew that there were a few more things that Lake and Manning had to battle before they could truly find their happily-ever-after.And so now we get to spend more time with them, and what makes this book so fantastic is that we get to spend time with Lake and Manning together. Whereas they fought to be a couple - or fought against it, as the case may be - for three books, here they fight as one. The conflicts that Hawkins throws at them are organic and feel authentic. They do not feel forced or histrionic. When Lake says, "We had ways of molding the universe to meet our demands," you know that the emphasis here is on the word "we."If you learned anything about Lake and Manning over the course of the first three books, it is that they fight for what they want and what they need. They fight for what they deserve. Jessica Hawkins keeps them true to this ethos, never manipulating them into behaving in ways that feel inauthentic.Lake + Manning, it turns out, equals the perfect ending to a favorite couple's love story.
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  • BookSmacked
    January 1, 1970
    What a way to conclude a series that has left my emotions all over the place.This ride has been angst ridden, heartbreaking, frustrating at times and is exactly what I absolutely love in a book or series.Lake and Manning their journey has been a roller coaster of Fuck. And more then once I’ve wanted to pitch my kindle across as room for all the obstacles they have had to overcome. For me this book was raw with emotion. Because an HEA is not paved with an easy map. It’s got landmines and it can g What a way to conclude a series that has left my emotions all over the place.This ride has been angst ridden, heartbreaking, frustrating at times and is exactly what I absolutely love in a book or series.Lake and Manning their journey has been a roller coaster of Fuck. And more then once I’ve wanted to pitch my kindle across as room for all the obstacles they have had to overcome. For me this book was raw with emotion. Because an HEA is not paved with an easy map. It’s got landmines and it can get messy but it’s how you get through those land mines together that makes love worth it. Yes I want a epic romance and yes I want a happy HEA that makes me sigh blissfully but I also want to see that not everything is perfect not every road is paved smoothly and this book gave me exactly that. It was beautiful, heartbreaking at times and it even made me wanna choke a bitch. Yes I got angry at some of the actions of these characters but I also loved those actions because they represented for me that in a relationship emotions get the better of us and sometimes we say or do things that we shouldn’t but that is what makes us human. And boy did I relate to parts of this story and at times I had to take a break from it cause it hit me a little too close to home and unleashed some feelings toward my own situation. A great book will do that to you. I loved this book and I don’t think that this series would be complete without it. It was the perfect conclusion to a love story and for the romantic in mean hit me in all the right spots.
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  • Elizabeth Swain
    January 1, 1970
    Every once in a while you come across a great story.. one that effects your mind, body and soul! Elizabeth @ White Hot ReadsLake + Manning’s conclusion wasn’t an easy one but they know how to move the Stars to get what they want. Well Done Jessica! Well Done!
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  • Kimberly
    January 1, 1970
    Five Summer Triangle Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟!If I could give this book all the stars in the universe I would!I really don't know where to begin with my review. I was one reader who was satisfied with the ending of Move the Stars, but also sad that there were going to be no more words to read about Lake and Manning. When it was announced that there would be a fourth book I was over the moon happy. And I started to develop expectations. Expectations of Manning, of Lake, and of their life together. I was not d Five Summer Triangle Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟!If I could give this book all the stars in the universe I would!I really don't know where to begin with my review. I was one reader who was satisfied with the ending of Move the Stars, but also sad that there were going to be no more words to read about Lake and Manning. When it was announced that there would be a fourth book I was over the moon happy. And I started to develop expectations. Expectations of Manning, of Lake, and of their life together. I was not disappointed. All of my expectations were met, and then some. This book had everything. I laughed, I cried both happy and sad tears, and I was heartbroken at times. Nothing less than what I expect from Jessica Hawkins.And I also had the opportunity to get reacquainted with the Manning I fell in love with in Something in the Way. Manning made me fall in love all over again in this book. I didn't realize how much I missed him and needed this version of Manning until I had him again.Fans of this series will absolutely love Lake + Manning. Once again Jessica has poured her heart and soul into this couple and we as readers are rewarded for it.** I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy generously provided by the author.
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  • Carlabulian
    January 1, 1970
    Estou extasiada até agora!Realmente uma continuação para o final perfeito. Não poderia ser de outra maneira.Mas, como leitora e mulher fiquei um pouco incomodada com algumas questões ( veja, são apenas minhas divagações, não gostaria que mudasse nada do que li):- eu sei que já passou muita água debaixo da ponte, mas realmente não iria me sentir bem minha irmã ser íntima do meu marido. Sei lá, conhecê-lo intimamente, sei que ele me ama e tal, mas... eu ia ficar um pouco mal. Já sei, são adultos. Estou extasiada até agora!Realmente uma continuação para o final perfeito. Não poderia ser de outra maneira.Mas, como leitora e mulher fiquei um pouco incomodada com algumas questões ( veja, são apenas minhas divagações, não gostaria que mudasse nada do que li):- eu sei que já passou muita água debaixo da ponte, mas realmente não iria me sentir bem minha irmã ser íntima do meu marido. Sei lá, conhecê-lo intimamente, sei que ele me ama e tal, mas... eu ia ficar um pouco mal. Já sei, são adultos. Gostaria de saber o ponto de vista dele na época em que ele estava com a irmã dela, tipo, o que sentia quando íntimos e outras coisas.- outra questão é que Manning é muito mandão, machão. Entendi o por que após ler toda a caminhada dele desde adolescente, mas a opinião dele sempre prevalecente e ele sempre dá um jeito de fazer as coisas do jeito que ele quer (nada contra o desenrolar da história).Fora isso, amei! Amo a escrita dessa autora, ela faz com que entremos de cabeça em cada história que escreve. PERFEITO!
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  • Shayna
    January 1, 1970
    An UNFORGETTABLE happily ever after for an UNFORGETTABLE couple! Even though it felt like my heart was in my throat the whole damn time, there was no doubt in my mind that Ms. Hawkins wouldn’t give these two beautiful characters the epic conclusion that they deserved. I’m overwhelmed with emotion. I’m bursting with love. Nobody brings her characters to life quite like Jessica Hawkins. I felt the heartache...I tasted the desire...and I soaked in every emotion that this book radiated. Hours after An UNFORGETTABLE happily ever after for an UNFORGETTABLE couple! Even though it felt like my heart was in my throat the whole damn time, there was no doubt in my mind that Ms. Hawkins wouldn’t give these two beautiful characters the epic conclusion that they deserved. I’m overwhelmed with emotion. I’m bursting with love. Nobody brings her characters to life quite like Jessica Hawkins. I felt the heartache...I tasted the desire...and I soaked in every emotion that this book radiated. Hours after I finished reading, I still couldn’t get these two off of my mind. I think it’s safe to say that Lake and Manning will ALWAYS own a piece of my heart.
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    Whatever I had hoped or expected from this book and these characters, it was all given plus more. While I was content with where Move the Stars ended, there were still some lingering loose ends beyond Manning's journey in relation to Lake that I had questions about and wanted to know what happened next. While they had their bubble of happiness, what about outside of it? After getting this far into their relationship, it was time to face the past, including other people, and feel free to live out Whatever I had hoped or expected from this book and these characters, it was all given plus more. While I was content with where Move the Stars ended, there were still some lingering loose ends beyond Manning's journey in relation to Lake that I had questions about and wanted to know what happened next. While they had their bubble of happiness, what about outside of it? After getting this far into their relationship, it was time to face the past, including other people, and feel free to live out the rest of their lives without judgment or hiding. The anticipation really built with that aspect and it's clear where everyone stands and how time has also softened some of the sharp corners. I loved seeing Lake and Manning together and watching Manning be everything for Lake. There's lots of feels in this one that range everywhere. And while I certainly swooned and felt my heart melt several times, towards the end is where I got a bit more emotionally choked up. I think the best way to describe this finale is that it came full circle and the characters all wound up right where they are supposed to be.*I received an ARC*
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  • Michelle Claypot
    January 1, 1970
    I sit here trying to write my review feeling both happy and sad. Happy we got this unexpected fourth book from Lake & Manning and sad that their story is truly over. I adore these two characters so much. Their love. Their fight for happiness. I even adore their heartbreaks. They made me swoon, cry and rage like no other couple. I have lost count of the number of messages and conversations I have had about this series. Theirs is truly the love of a lifetime. This book ended things perfectly f I sit here trying to write my review feeling both happy and sad. Happy we got this unexpected fourth book from Lake & Manning and sad that their story is truly over. I adore these two characters so much. Their love. Their fight for happiness. I even adore their heartbreaks. They made me swoon, cry and rage like no other couple. I have lost count of the number of messages and conversations I have had about this series. Theirs is truly the love of a lifetime. This book ended things perfectly for me. I got the final chapter I needed for my Bear & his Birdy. I am content.I received an ARC of this book.
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  • Rhonda Ziglar
    January 1, 1970
    5 PHENOMENAL STARS!! Lake and Manning's journey through this series, has been tough and beautiful with all the feels and believe me you feel every emotion. This book was the icing on the cake to their epic love story. Jessica Hawkins has put heart into these wonderful characters and we as readers will remember them for the rest of our lives. This is the series of a lifetime, so do yourself a favor and read it. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy.
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  • нυgѕαи∂¢σσкιєѕ
    January 1, 1970
    An epic ending that will leave you moved and not wanting to say goodbye to Manning and Lake.
  • Aurora (Whoo Gives A Hoot)
    January 1, 1970
    * Read more of my reviews at Whoo Gives A Hoot *After finishing Move the Stars back in October I never expected to get more of Lake and Manning's story so imagine my surprise when Jessica Hawkins announced that she was giving her readers what they wanted...MORE! I wasn't sure what to expect with this story, but I feel as if I got everything I needed and everything I never expected with the final story in the Something in the Way saga. This is the kind of story that gives readers ALL THE FEELS an * Read more of my reviews at Whoo Gives A Hoot *After finishing Move the Stars back in October I never expected to get more of Lake and Manning's story so imagine my surprise when Jessica Hawkins announced that she was giving her readers what they wanted...MORE! I wasn't sure what to expect with this story, but I feel as if I got everything I needed and everything I never expected with the final story in the Something in the Way saga. This is the kind of story that gives readers ALL THE FEELS and will leave their hearts reeling right until the very end (and long after).Lake + Manning is a beautifully captivating story with a that gut-wrenching emotion in the pit of your stomach. My heart wept for these two because although they moved the stars, neither one of them expected their life to turn out the way it did. Love will conquer all, but that doesn't mean the heartache is over for these two. This was an extraordinary story and I can't believe that it is officially over, but I am so fortunate that Jessica Hawkins gave us more because we needed to see more of their happily ever after.
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