Somebody Else's Sky - Jessica Hawkins

Somebody Else's Sky

Author: Jessica Hawkins

  • Publication Date: 2017-05-22
  • Category: New Adult
5 Score: 5
(From 139 Ratings)


"This is the best slow-burn romance I have ever read.”—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 and a top 3 iBooks Romance bestseller.


  • This one hurts so good!

    By kaligurl193
    I'm fully convinced Jessica Hawkins is trying to kill us with these books. They're too good. So emotional. Gives you all the feels! Love Lake and Manning!!
  • Interesting!

    By Laura- Booked All Night
    4.5 Stars Manning, Lake and Tiffany are back. And, they are just as angsty as ever. Which is a good, and a bad thing. :) This book starts where the previous book left off, with a little time jump, but with Manning in the same place he was when the previous book ended. Egads, this is tough to review without giant, major spoilers for the first book. So, I am going to avoid talking about plot. Because I don't want to spoil. Although, if you haven't read the first in the series, what are you doing here? Go read the first one. You'll thank me later. Jessica Hawkins writes the best angst, forbidden, push and pull romances. And, this one is no different. There are so many things keeping Manning and Lake from being together. Her age, his past, her sister, her family. And, the most powerful of all are the things that draw them together: their feelings for one another and the fact that they have not yet explored them, or even really started to, and this is part of the pull...will they even work together? Is the attraction something they can sustain? The pacing of this book was a little tough for me in places, as there was not enough, again in my opinion, of Lake and Manning together, so for me some of their push and pull, and that emotion, was missing a little in some of the story. And, then we get to the last 10% and, oh, the push and pull...FOUND IT. Oh goodness, I found it. And, on the other side, the things that were not the Lake and Manning relationship were important. Tiffany, well, she is important. She matters to the story, and she matters to their future. It pains me to say that, I admit that. Do I like Tiffany? Well, no. But, she matters. In a Maleficent matters to Sleeping Beauty kind of way and in a Cruella De Vil matters to some puppies kind of way, but she matters. There has to be a villain, the person who reminds you that there are others you like better. And, I can argue that she is incredibly well written, because you despise her. If she was a weak and badly written character, you wouldn't care. And, oh, you care about Tiffany. You so care. I am looking forward to the next one. Now works for me. October does not. By October, I may have to add Jessica Hawkins to the list of villains, for making us wait until OCTOBER. I recommend this book, but it is not a standalone, you do need to have read the first one.
  • Get the tissues ready for the end!

    By C&M Lawrence
    Can’t wait til the next one. Love this series!
  • This is an incredible series!!

    By wwegurl
    I’m not much of a reader...mostly because I get bored but this series is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! I seriously could not stop reading until I finished all 3 books in the series. My heart hurt for both Lake and Manning the entire emotional and heartbreaking at times but a beautiful picture of love at first sight and what a soulmate actually looks and feels like. A MUST READ!!
  • Must Read

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

    By Siddthesquidd
    Moving, heart wrenching, angsty sloooooow burn
  • ✨❤️Love Love Love✨❤️

    By NicoleHardee1988
    Omg what a book!!! I read A Lot and this series has me hooked!!! I haven't even went looking for a new book/s to read while I wait for the 3rd book in this series to come out. Love me some Birdie and Big Bear!!!!
  • Made me yell out loud

    By Bye trier
    This is part two of the series and it gutted me at the end... these characters are life like and you can relate to them. I am not so patiently waiting for book 3!! Manning is a man’s man but I am not giving this review spoilers it’s with the read.
  • Worth the lost sleep

    By Yonksgirl
    I read both books in less than 24 hours. I was delirious with the lack of sleep, cried some and it was worth the migraine. Lol No seriously - one of the best books I've read in awhile and now I have to wait till October. Aaahhhhh!!!! Lake and Manning are made for each other.
  • jessica *sigh*

    By monkeybetty
    only jessica is the one that can do this to me! she puts you in the middle of it all, thinking it's YOUR own story, shatters so much of your heart; yet still leaves you wanting more...more pain, more love, more words, more jess!!! i want to cry and yet i want to know what happens! loved it 5 stars and more!!!