Move the Stars

Move the Stars

by Jessica Hawkins

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BN ID: 2940157195441
Publisher: Jessica Hawkins
Publication date: 10/23/2017
Series: Something in the Way , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 18,790
File size: 663 KB

About the Author

Jessica Hawkins is a USA Today bestselling author known for her “emotionally gripping” and “off-the-charts hot” romance. Dubbed “queen of angst” by both peers and readers for her smart and provocative work, she’s garnered a cult-like following of fans who love to be torn apart…and put back together.

She writes romance both at home in the California desert and around the world, a coffee shop traveler who bounces from café to café with just a laptop, headphones, and coffee cup. She loves to keep in close touch with her readers, mostly via Facebook, Instagram, and her mailing list.

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Move the Stars 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous 29 days ago
My mother always said this to me, “you made your bed, now sleep in it”. Growing up I never really learned or understood the meaning to this. Reading this series reminded me of that saying. Life is made up of choices. Those choices have consequences. Manning and Lake are the epitome of that saying. I love Manning but boy oh boy do I wish I could just stand on a step stool and just smack him on his head.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely breathless! Left speechless. I'm soo in love! The road to this ending was definitely not all hearts & flowers. It was a rollercoaster of emotions that took me soo high only to make me feel soo low. My heart broke in soo many tiny little pieces I could've sworn it would never be whole again cause nothing could put it back together. I was impressed and soo happy with this book (the conclusion) was different than any other trilogy I've read before. The timeline of Manning & Lake's journey was the best. I won't say too much more cause I don't wanna spoil. It was perfect to me! Yes I got mad and cried and swooned and was so hot and everything else one can feel. It ended waay too soon even though I read it slow to savored it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very revaling story very emotional story sadness what it took a long time to get to get
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't be fooled, just because this is the final book, the ups and downs are just as real and heart wrenching as the other 2 books! I love Lake & Manning
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved these characters and all their flaws. My heart ached and then filled with joy. Outstanding series! So sad it's over...
Sashae More than 1 year ago
Outstanding. The word that kept running through my mind when I was reading this book. I believe that I read the statement way back when this series first started that it was an “Epic forbidden love saga”. You can’t take anything away from that statement at all. It surpassed anything I could have imagined. The events from the last book has had me licking my wounds for the past 5 months. I truly had no idea how everything would play out in this book. Lake and Manning have been thrown into an impossible situation, and I wanted to see how the heck they were going to work through this. It’s clear that the connection between Lake and Manning was absolutely unbreakable. And I truly felt it. I felt it so much that many times throughout the book my hands were shaking. I wanted them together immediately, I wanted their happiness, because if there was ever a fictional couple who deserved it, it was these two. But more than, that I wanted the journey to see how they would grow and change. Every question I had was answered, and I know people might read this and think that this might be the most vague review ever but I’d be cheating you out of an incredible experience if I went into details. I will say that the growth of both characters in this book is quite possibly the best I’ve ever read. I can’t pin down one particular thing that I loved about this story, it was just so incredibly different and the love felt so pure. It moved and left a mark on me in a way so few books do. And now that it’s over I feel like a little piece of my heart is with those two. Bravo Hawkins, you did this story absolute justice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great ending , loved this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg loved the ending to this trilogy there are still some unresolved relationships and id love to see more of lake and manning together, lets hope this is just the beginning and there is so much more to come, overall absolutely loved it
Tracy_Reads_Kissy_Books More than 1 year ago
Move The Stars was a fantastic conclusion to one of the most heart-wrenching trilogies I've ever read. True to the first two books, Move the Stars gripped onto my soul and I simply could not put it down. My heart was pounding, and my stomach was literally in knots. The final part of the journey we have been following isn't an easy one, and the reader just feels so much, so strongly. The writing was fantastic, the pacing a bit jumpy, but its jumpy in a way that fits. Its the way it needed to be told. 100% a must read series.
mjlovestoread More than 1 year ago
Always wondering if the last book in a trilogy can bring the same kind of reaction as the first two, I am wildly happy to report that Move the Stars does that and so much more. Jessica Hawkins once again takes us on a journey that is full of endless emotion. From the very first words, you can't help but feel that whatever will come next for both Lake and Manning will be filled with a pain that would be almost indescribable. As we pick up from where we last left off in Somebody Else's Sky, my heart resumed its position, clogged in my throat as I pulled up my big girl panties and headed into battle. Perhaps that is what I love best about this author and her work: she doesn't hold back even when it cuts deep. And deep it is, from start to finish. I wasn't sure how I wanted this story to progress. I only know I wanted everyone to find some semblance of happiness one way or another. We are seemingly held hostage as we get to watch both Lake and Manning live their lives, often wondering just how they could possibly still get together and make it work. These two have been put through the proverbial wringer over and over again and trust me when I say this: that wringer works overtime once more. But the author continues to be true to her characters and any actions or feelings expressed and shared are exactly what our star-crossed couple would do. I love that Lake and Manning struggle with that unrequited love for each other. We are shown how they are coping through the years and yet it's almost as if both are still 16 and 23 when they first met across a dusty lot. I mean, how do you move on, away from the love that you can't seem to shake? Because their attraction was so much more than physical, there is this constant ache that something is missing from both Lake and Manning's lives. And once I was deep within the author's word, I was in pain right along with them. There is simply no way else to experience this story. It is virtually impossible to describe what transpires in Move the Stars without giving away key moments. I will say that I took my time and encourage every reader to do the same. You don't want to miss one word of what I think is one of the most honest and yet truly agonizing love stories I have ever read. It is worth every ache, ever tear shed. Jessica Hawkins doesn't make any of it easy but I wouldn't expect anything less. I applaud her ability to write characters that you don't want to leave, even as the last line is read. With over 400 pages in this book, that is quite a feat in my opinion. Read it. Savor it. Grasp all that Move the Stars gives you with the realization you are getting to experience a lifelong yearning like no other. 5 glorious stars!!
shabbyarora More than 1 year ago
There's a Truck, there's a Lake and there's The Stars. And in it is an adorable young couple , in the Big Bear camp wishing and hoping for their Happily for Now . Their Ever-After improbable and seemingly impossible. And from here starts the Pain in the Heart story. It pulsates with angst , chokehold emotions and soul crumbling tears . Jessica shows no mercy , takes no prisoners and prepare for cutting your heart out and putting it through the wringer , before you open the pages. None of us were guaranteed anything in this life— especially true happiness. And that is the underlying emotion of the entire series. A Half finished love that would have the power of a devastating storm , destroying 3 lives in their wake. In earlier books Lake and Manning meet and fall for each other, yet Manning struggles to be the adult and do the right thing. Here Lake is picking up the pieces of her life and heart , post Manning. She's in a tiny apartment with a broken heater , A broken lock and a broken heart with her friends who held together her sobbing heart and weeping soul. The story spanning three hefty books has many facets like a well cut diamond. It shall touch different people in different ways , yet the inherent beauty of pure virginal love and insecure heart will truly sit heavy on your chest . I've been so invested in Lake, Manning and Tiffany's lives , even though I'm not a young love fan. Gimme dark taboo any day , but I couldn't walk away from their ballad. And ballad it is , there's music and romance in Jessica's words, their resonance loud and strong , affecting you for days after you finish. Keep the box of Kleenex handy though , cause beneath all the feverish kisses and desperate love making is heartbreak and bad timing. There’d been so much heartbreak and only just enough love to keep me going. Sometimes just powerful love is not enough to keep the world going, and if it's not good enough, what good is it? Nobody could say we hadn’t tried. We’d been pushed, and we’d pushed back. We’d wanted love to be enough, but it wasn’t.He’d turned down real love because others would judge it. He refused to accept what he deserved unless it was bad . The characters are so brilliantly etched. They're not perfect humans, making innumerous mistakes along the way, some they learn from, some their insecurities let repeat. But thats what makes them so endearing, so real. You'll rub your chest where it'll hurt so bad, you'll forget to breathe, eyes will well up and overflow in contionous streams , yet won't wash away the pain. You won't walk away untarnished. If you believe in God Almighty, you'll summon him to have mercy on these people , and wish upon all the falling stars to let their love unite in perpetuity. Bear in mind - you couldn’t move the stars God still holds the pen to all our fates and Jessica holds Lake and Manning's . She keeps it very real, very fresh and very potent. The conclusion is so powerful and amazing , it couldn't have been anything else. I've lived in a time of Lake & Manning and I don't wanna come out of the pages. He may be Her universe, her sky, her stars. Her Ursa Major. But he's ours too ❤ I'm guessing writing Must be taken a heavy toll on her too, reading sure did annihilate my heart As I closed the book , I'm thankful for meeting Jessica and her beautiful soul that created these extraordinary stories. What incredible talent she is. So , Purge and move on to create more immortal charafters that slay us, cause who ne
Bludazie More than 1 year ago
This series has been one of the most emotionally gripping and yet rewarding of my life. Not to compare the styles or authors or books; but I can only liken it to how I was after reading Twilight. That series led me to this romance genre of books via fan fiction and opened up a whole new world for me. The Something in the Way series has brought me book friends and honest, open hilarious relationships with women that I will treasure for always. I was a fan of Jessica's prior to the SitW series, and will continue to be her fan as long as she writes for us. Move the Stars is the conclusion of the series, you MUST have read the other two books. I will have no spoilers in this review, because I want you to experience every emotion for the first time on your own. And trust me you will experience every emotion in MtS, that you have experienced in the other two books. Possibly even deeper because you know the end is coming. Jessica has made me scream in happiness, sob uncontrollably, put the book down and walk away, so ragey I couldn't speak and start all over again. These characters are flawed. Perfectly, accurately, truly flawed; there is not one I can point to and say well they were perfect. And why should you? I want stories to provoke emotion and thought and conversation. Jessica writes from her soul; it pours on to the pages and then seeps into your bones and only leaves you when you expel your next breath. I'm not going to sit here and say I loved all the characters every second of this conclusion, but I feel their journey and that to me is the true mark of a good character and exceptional writing. You will physically hurt for them and you will physically love for them. It's unavoidable. Even though I am legitimately devastated to see this series end, I'm so thankful for the lasting connections and emotions it has brought out in the readers and ME! I have NEVER, NEVER seen such passion brought forth from words on a page. I can't wait to see what Jessica has in store for us next. Side Note: I was the lucky recipient of an ARC copy of the paperback book at the 2017 Big Apple Author Event!! So I actually read this one in paperback, and it gave me a paper cut!! hahahahaha. I thought that was so fitting for the end of Manning and Lake's story. I literally bled for them.
CarleneInspired More than 1 year ago
Move the Stars is the conclusion to Jessica Hawkins wildly successful Something in the Way series. It's the story of Lake and her forbidden love for Manning, an older man whose life hasn't been easy, who believes he would tarnish innocent Lake and hurt her chances of having a good future. He takes up with her older, experienced, and headstrong sister, Tiffany. Boundaries are tested, and broken, as Lake tries to be both a good sister to Tiffany and a strong contender in the race to win Manning's heart. Over time their lives took different paths, but when those paths cross again Lake and Manning find that time has changed nothing. They are older and wiser, but the hurt and lust is just as heavy as that first moment when they realized they couldn't have each other. He'll always be her bear and she'll always be his birdy, but the stars have other plans for them. "Fix it, I thought. Fix me. Tape my paper heart back together." Starting Move the Stars was difficult, the second book in the series, Somebody Else's Sky, ends in a way that left me, as a reader, hopeless. It made me feel like I did when I lost my first great love as a teenager, not understanding or aware of all that life had ahead of me. Lake was just like that, so when Move the Stars starts and Lake was a bit different than I expected I was surprised. Like all things, time healed and covered some of the wounds, and like we all do with time she has grown up and changed. Tiffany is still her sister, Manning is still with Tiffany, and the love Lake holds for Manning is still present, only covered up with dreams and goals she is working to attain. Told from dual perspectives, Move the Stars takes readers on a journey through Lake's future, through Manning's future, through the lives they lead as individuals. It's a book about happiness, sadness, youth and life lessons. At times I cried endlessly and other times I smiled happily as I devoured every word Jessica Hawkins gave us. "I worried it was too late for that. This wasn't about trust or love anymore." It is hard, as a reader, for a book to span several years time. Oftentimes the characters do not read the same, they change entirely as the years pass by, and sometimes it's like their past has been wiped from their memory. It's easy for an author to think time allows them the opportunity to change everything, using time as an excuse. Jessica Hawkins doesn't do that, she manages to age her characters perfectly as the series takes place over several years, ending with a fairly large jump of time. Jessica Hawkins' characters are like real people, they are shaped by what happened in their lives and they are stronger, smarter, and different because of those changes. Lake, Manning, and Tiffany go through so much character development during the time between the first page of Something in the Way and the last page of Move the Stars. They are each jaded in different ways, they aren't the same naive youth they once were, but at their core they are still the same person, with the same love and hurts, and their point-of-view reflect this. I struggled with it at first, part of me wanted Lake to always be her 16 year old self and for Manning to always be the ruggedly handsome man from the construction site, but when I finished the book and set it down I realized that I was happy she finally got the happiness she so desperately wanted out of life, because she finally seemed the most ready to accept it, trust it, and love it right. Of course I
CarolN27 More than 1 year ago
The long awaited conclusion is here! This has been a beautiful journey. One that evoked all my senses, and transported me back in time to a place of experiencing my firsts all over again. Tenderhearted moments were so reminiscent of my own. This is why I love to escape into a good book. Jessica Hawkins is a master at her art. Her writing is so personal and honest. It's like reading pages of someones journal and I hung onto every word. I felt so invested and connected with these captivating characters. This has been a series with high anticipation but great reward. The Something in the Way series will forever been etched in my heart. By far the best series of the year! I look forward to the audiobook of this series. Andi Arndt and Zachary Webber are the perfect duo.
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
5+ PHENOMENAL STARS!! This is by far the best trilogy I have ever read. What a phenomenal conclusion to one of the most epic love stories ever. The story has all the feels and pushes every emotion button you have. Lake and Manning's story was painful, sweet, maddening, but most of all beautifully written and unforgettable. Jessica Hawkins has given us a trilogy that will stick with you forever and the characters will take up residency in your heart. This is one trilogy you will want to read, so add to your TBR list and read it. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
PamLCT More than 1 year ago
Jessica Hawkins has crafted a heartbreaking story of forbidden love and family betrayal. Lake and Manning don't stand a chance of being together when it seems the stars can't form a pattern in the sky for them. All of these characters make decisions that have dire consequences for everyone involved. One persons actions sets the stage for all to suffer or rise above in this series that spans a decade of love and loss. I sat on the edge of my seat throughout this series feeling the pain and joy all of the characters go through. In the end, this story couldn't have ended more beautifully than how it started. Don't miss this angsty series with two characters that you either want to champion or forsake. There are strong feelings on both sides of the coin for this story, but the ending will be totally worth the ride. You will find out whether or not Lake and Manning can Move the Stars. This is one series that readers do not want to miss out on. It's a story totally worth the ride!
Christine_Miller More than 1 year ago
I am so sad that Lake and Manning's story is over, however, this incredible third book was so worth the wait. Ms. Hawkins again tears us apart with angst and despair as Manning and Lake go on with their lives. The writing is incredible and it will tear you up inside. Lake and Manning are older, but still have so much growth to do individually. This book really shows them growing up and how far they've come from the kids they once were. I loved the fierce friends that Lake has as well. They have seen her through her worst and helped her to come out on the other side. This is book 3 of a 3 book series. You need to read books 1 and 2 to know what is going on in this story. This was an extremely emotional read for me. I felt really vested in these characters and I've been eagerly waiting to see how their story plays out. It was beautiful and heartbreaking and so worth the wait. Thank you for these characters.
Valerie Bird More than 1 year ago
Where do I begin.....I have waited for this conclusion for what seems like forever and finally its here. How bright do stars have to be in order to find our future. Some stars are so bright its blinding and some seem to fizzle out before they've had a chance to shine. This epic conclusion to these characters lives was filled with growth, heartache, love, and a journey of what really matters in life, and in our hearts. We watched these characters grow so much...well most of them anyways. The story cements not everything in life is meant to be when you want it. Sometimes it takes time lots of time. That what this felt like to me LIFE just real, and raw LIFE!!! Jessica took us on a rollercoaster of emotions thought this trilogy yet, she always puts me back together in some way. I can't wait to see what Jessica has in store for us in her next book.
Valerie Bird More than 1 year ago
Where do I begin.....I have waited for this conclusion for what seems like forever and finally its here. How bright do stars have to be in order to find our future. Some stars are so bright its blinding and some seem to fizzle out before they've had a chance to shine. This epic conclusion to these characters lives was filled with growth, heartache, love, and a journey of what really matters in life, and in our hearts. We watched these characters grow so much...well most of them anyways. The story cements not everything in life is meant to be when you want it. Sometimes it takes time lots of time. That what this felt like to me LIFE just real, and raw LIFE!!! Jessica took us on a rollercoaster of emotions thought this trilogy yet, she always puts me back together in some way. I can't wait to see what Jessica has in store for us in her next book.
RLLind More than 1 year ago
I cannot think of a more perfect ending to this trilogy. For so long, Manning has held his tongue and done all he could to protect Lake. And Lake has silently suffered a love that could never be returned. Their life, their happiness, was stolen away time after time, and the years between them didn't make it any easier. I felt ALL the emotions. The love, the despair, all the good and all the bad. I sat there devouring every word, and savoring it all at the same time. All the firsts, all the lasts, they were all there and they will forever be with me. Jessica Hawkins is the master of going THERE. This series isn't all hearts and rainbows and a perfect little happy ending. It's raw and painful and beautiful, and it is life. It is messy and wonderful. It is heartbreaking and heartwarming. This book, this series, is something I so easily get lost inside of. I've had some of the worst book hangovers of my life after reading Something in the Way and Somebody Else's Sky, and I guarantee it will be just as bad if not worse after this. It is just THAT good!
kgagnon More than 1 year ago
What a spectacular ending to an epic love story! This forbidden romance was everything I wanted for these star crossed lovers. I didn't want it to be easy, and it wasn't. There were twists and turns and several obstacles that made this journey frustrating, yet exhilarating, heartbreaking, yet so hopeful! The growth of both Manning and Lake took time, and even when it seemed like it might never happen, I was cheering for them all the way! I love that Ms Hawkins did not cut corners but allowed us to feel every thought, and emotion that Manning, and Lake experienced. This is a moving and emotional story of love, redemption, trust, sacrifice, and consequences. It brought out so many extreme emotions and I loved every minute of it! There were many surprises but they all felt genuine and honest. I am a huge fan of grand gestures and the ending is so perfect! This beautiful, passionate and poignant conclusion to Manning & Lakes epic love story takes you on an exhilarating journey that will leave you raw and breathless and totally satisfied!