Somebody Else's Sky

Somebody Else's Sky

by Jessica Hawkins

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"This is the best slow-burn romance I have ever read. I was left thinking about the story for days and wanting to experience it again."--New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward
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, a completed, USA TODAY bestselling love saga.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157415419
Publisher: Jessica Hawkins
Publication date: 05/22/2017
Series: Something in the Way , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 125,673
File size: 564 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 New York and around the world, a coffee shop traveler who bounces from café to café with just a laptop, headphones, and a coffee cup. She loves to keep in close touch with her readers, mostly via Facebook, Instagram, and her mailing list.

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Somebody Else's Sky 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
bookbruin More than 1 year ago
Holy moly! This was an incredible read! I am still processing my feelings after devouring this book last night. I think that I experienced every emotion possible. Some were definitely more pleasant than others. This is book 2 of 3 in the Something in the Way series and is not a standalone. I apologize in advance for this vague review. I just want every reader to be able to ride this emotional roller coaster and experience it in their own way. The journey that Jessica Hawkins takes readers on is not an easy one. We learned that in book 1. This continues in Somebody Else's Sky, but we also see many of the characters grow and mature as well. Characters we may not have liked much before have moments that challenge those feelings and possibly even allow us to see them in a more positive light. I'll be honest, the push and pull angst is really high. Even though I tried to prepare myself before diving into this, my heart was no match for this beautifully gut wrenching story. Readers may not agree with the decisions and choices that our characters make (I certainly didn't!), but I can empathize and understand that most are ultimately made with the best of intentions no matter the physical and emotional cost. The best books and stories to me are the ones that make you question and rethink your beliefs. Jessica Hawkins has accomplished this in spades. Things are so many shades of grey in this series, that I can only sit back and trust that she's going to take us on one hell of a journey whatever the outcome. It is October yet?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm in love and I'm happy yet soo heartbroken and sad... I don't understand soo much love yet soo much pain. I need book 3 in my life!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is unbelievably incredible! I love Manning & Lake even though things happen that will rip your heart right out!
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WhooGivesAHoot More than 1 year ago
Jessica Hawkins what in the world have you done to me? I've read books in the past that have made me ugly cry and do the emotional "I never want this story to end" scream, but that is nothing compared to how I felt after devouring this story. Ever since reading Something in the Way back in February I've been craving the second installment of this highly anticipated epic saga - because come on anyone who has read the first book immediately knew that this was going to be the saga to end all saga's...And why haven't Amazon and Goodreads created the 5+ stars rating yet? I mean come on they've had since February when I first suggested it - GET with the PROGRAM. Jessica's readers need to be able to give her a THOUSAND star rating and actually have it show. This story has broken me (in a very, very, VERY good way none the less) and now I don't know what to do with myself. I feel as if my heart has been torn out, shredded into a million pieces and then thrown into a pit of fire to burn until October. I have the ultimate and I do mean ULTIMATE book hangover... How the hell am I supposed to cope for the next five months waiting for Move the Stars to be released. Seriously I thought it was bad enough having to wait three months and now Jessica has gone and added two more months - How could you? Okay on a serious note I'm not mad because I totally understand how much hard work it takes for an author to write the perfect story, but the book monster in me doesn't want to understand. The book monster wants this book like NOW! Shhhh, silence book monster - let this extraordinarily beautiful and talented writer go off to write the perfect ending for this phenomenal three-book saga. But lets just say I am certainly going to be leaving #IsItOctoberYet?! everywhere. Jessica you have been warned... Oops! I just realized I haven't actually talked about the book, but that's just because I can't talk about it unless you want a spoiler-filled review and I just couldn't do that to the readers. Truthfully, if you are reading my review then you've already devoured the first book. Although if you haven't you should probably stop reading this and go buy it NOW. Trust me! You will not feel true heartbreak until you've read that story. Lake and Manning's forbidden love, a love that can not be... YET? I mean COME ON that ending. Yet another reason I love Jessica, she really knows how to leave her readers wanting more and I do mean more. This ending will certainly shock readers and have them gasping for air because this story will certainly leave you breathless. I will admit it took me a good half an hour to really believed that it had happened. Seriously I probably read that last chapter about four times before I finally let it sink in. So... I guess that's enough for now, even though I didn't really review the book. OOPS! #SorryNotSorry! #IsItOctoberYet?! #ForbiddenLove #CliffhangerALERT
Allie88 More than 1 year ago
"I saw him first. I knew him first. I loved him first." Jessica Hawkins has done it again! I don't know how she does it, but these characters seep into your soul and they don't let go. It's been over 24 hours since I've finished the book and I CAN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT IT. I wake up in the middle of the night- and I'm thinking about them. I go to the grocery store- and I'm thinking about them. I run through all of the scenes in my head and it's absolute heartbreak again and again and again. I don't want to go into detail about what happens, you just need to trust me when I say go in blind! I don't know how Jessica Hawkins has lived with these characters for years. I've only known them for a few months and it's been pure agony. I don't have a clue how she is going to end the series, but I know it's going to be one wild, crazy ride!! Jessica never disappoints when it comes to the emotion aspect of a book. I FELT EVERYTHING! The good, the bad... and the ugly. This series is going to stay with me for a lifetime. I don't know how I'm going to survive the wait until Move the Stars, the conclusion to this EPIC FORBIDDEN love story (releasing October 28th, 2017). I just know it's a series you don't want to miss!!!
Elizabeth Sherrell More than 1 year ago
After meeting Lake and Manning in Something in the Way, I knew their story wasn’t going to be easy. These characters and their struggles were on my mind for weeks after I finished that book. “She still didn’t seek the spotlight, but she was more self-assured than she’d been when we’d met. It was quiet confidence I could sit and watch for minutes at a time without even realizing it, and that was dangerous.” Innocence, forbidden, and unrequited love. That feeling of wanting something so bad, yet it being just out of your grasp? It all adds up to be one of the most captivating, gut-wrenching, heartbreaking stories I’ve read in a long time. Jessica Hawkins’ writing simply amazes me. Her words, and this poignant story she crafted had me in a sobbing mess. Somebody Else’s Sky evoked emotions from me that I’ve CRAVED from a book. “You can’t move the stars. I had tried, and I had failed.” If you’re wanting to experience a story that makes you think and FEEL, then start this beautiful journey by reading Something in the Way.
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kgagnon More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down or stop thinking about it for long after the last page! This raw and poignant story of forbidden love, and redemption had me cheering, crying, yelling and begging for more! It picks up with Manning's heartbreaking time in prison. When he is finally released, he struggles to get back on his feet and find a life of meaning. Lake is in her last year of high school and believes Manning hates her for her part in his conviction. They can't deny their feelings for each other but are battling with the weight of the guilt they both feel. There are also secrets revealed and the interference of others that conspire to keep them apart. My heart broke for Manning. He is selfless, kind, patient, and treasures Lake above all else. He doesn't want to tarnish her or bring her down. Even though Lake has grown and matured, she is still naive and idealistic. Tiffany still has her frustrating issues but it seems that Manning is good for her. This story is so provocative, and held me captive with its raw and honest emotions. 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! The ending left me stunned and I can't wait for the epic conclusion to this story!
A_TheBookWhore More than 1 year ago
Love love love Jessica Hawkins!! These 2 books are angst filled and i loved every heart wrenching minute of it. It hurt sooo I absolutely can not wait for book 3 and see how Jessica ends this. What a mess!! October is way to far away
CarolN27 More than 1 year ago
This series owns my heart! Jessica Hawkins has truly outdone herself with this beautiful new series. So much is said without words. Silent understanding. Sacrifice. I completely understood these characters. Their reasoning, passion and resolve. We don’t realize the choices we make can have a ripple effect on the future. It takes a great deal of character to put others before yourself. Doing the right thing isn’t always easy. Somebody Else’s Sky is a tenderly written with compassion. I can hardly wait for the conclusion. We need the answers written in the stars!
Bludazie More than 1 year ago
I like to review books almost immediately after I read them, otherwise I feel like somethings get lost in the shuffle. But a truly great book will stick with you for long after you put the book down. You’ll be walking down the street and recall a phrase that stuck with you, or you’ll hear a song that makes you think of a moment in time in the story. You’ll look up at the stars and try to imagine what Lake and Manning see when they think of the Summer Triangle. Jessica Hawkins books stick with you, but none like Someone Else’s Sky….so far that is, book 3 is coming. I started a review as the tears were still streaming down my face after reading SES, and then I took 24 hours to let the feelings settle and try and put my thoughts in order. When I re-read what I had written, I was confused. That’s not how I felt!! Who wrote this?! All this talk about understanding and sacrificing for love and being dealt cards in life that change your path in life. That’s not what I wanted to say! Or is it. In the past 24 hours since reading SES; I’ve been reminiscent, I’ve been jittery with anticipation (for book 3), I’ve been smiling from the inside out, I’ve been distraught, I’ve been puffy eyed the morning after, I’ve been so angry (yes at fictional characters), I’ve been heartbroken and I’ve been inspired. Lake and Manning and yes, Tiffany’s story hits so close to my heart. Not because I’ve been in a love triangle, or a forbidden romance. Or because I’ve been in their shoes. But because I believe in love. I believe in a one true love and a happy ever after. Because I’ve been young and felt so in love that you didn’t think the next day would come if you couldn’t be with that person. And because I’ve felt let down by someone I thought I loved so much and they just didn’t “get it.” But it hits so close to me, because I’ve also come out the other side of these situations. And no I haven’t found my love yet, so I have hope for these three characters. Even if at the moment, my heart still hurts for the situations they find themselves in and the “cards they have been dealt.” I have hope. In trying to write a “spoiler free” review I ran on a diatribe of love and loss and true loves….but that is what you will go through. This book, really this series is a roller coaster of emotions like many strive to achieve. If you aren’t ready to look inside yourself at all of your past loves and relationships, keep moving. No one gets out of this book without a good cry yourself to sleep night. But I still have HOPE!
Naughty_Book_Blog More than 1 year ago
Jessica Hawkins is killing me slowly with the most excruciating combination of a slow burn and an overdose of emotion. This story isn't anything at all what I expected it would be, yet I'm loving it all the same. I can't even tell you the number of times I wanted to SCREAM while reading this book. As the story progresses, Jessica Hawkins just keeps upping the ante on the forbidden factor. In my head, I'm screaming at the characters and practically begging them to get with MY program. My heart breaks for Lake and Manning. Tiffany and her father make me feel stabby. There isn't an excess of heat or steam like I normally find with Jessica's books, but this book literally has ALL the feels. Dear Lord, please hurry up and bring me October so I can see how it all turns out! Here's a short excerpt from the book that pretty much sums up my feelings about it. "I didn't want to look, but I couldn't help it. I wanted to know where he was. How he was. Always. Even while he was shredding my heart."
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
WOW, JUST WOW!!! My brain is mush still trying to process what I just read. I finished this Book in one sitting, I could not put it down, I was addicted to every word. Jessica Hawkins takes us on a emotional rollercoaster ride into Manning, Lake and Tiffany's world. You will feel all their pain and love for one another, these characters will be in your heart forever. This series is one of my all time favorites and I can't wait for the next book. I highly recommend this book and series, it is a must read. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
RLLind More than 1 year ago
Lake and Manning's journey continues in this gut-wrenching story. This one gripped me so hard my heart feels like it's being squeezed in my chest. I didn't want to put this down for a second, and I wasn't ready for that ending. Manning is still in prison at the beginning of this book, and Lake still in high school and underage. Even upon his release, they can't be together without causing the same problems he went to prison trying to escape. Seeing each other again just brings back all the memories and all the feelings that they'd both held on to and tried to forget. I understand the reasons they chose what they did, even though I hated it. Even though I prayed it could have been different. The explosive power of their love for each other is something that consumes them both, and at the same time could be the death of them. Manning and Lake are everything, and nothing all the same. I cried as I read the last chapter. It hit me like a brick to the head. I didn't want that ending even though I know it's right. More than anything, though, I didn't want the book to end. I need to know more. I need to see how this story concludes. And I can't wait until the final book in this series comes out.
PamLCT More than 1 year ago
Utterly magnificent and downright heartbreaking! This book was one of my most anticipated reads of 2017, and it totally delivered.... and some. I have felt so many emotions reading this story. I went from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, all in a matter of a few hours. "My love for him spanned the ocean, the sky over our heads, an infinite universe of stars." How can you feel so much from one story and it not be great? You can't! Jessica Hawkins has slayed me once again with her beautiful writing and the emotional journey of Lake and Manning. The heartbreak is so real and felt throughout this story. I can't wait to see how this journey ends in October. **ARC provided for review.