“Why does sometimes it feels right to be wrong?” : MY REVIEW for ‘Something in the Way’ by Jessica Hawkins

Blurb and book cover:

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Possible Spoilers!!!

You can’t move the stars.Manning and I were inevitable.

Manning is 6 years older than Lake. The first time they met, Lake was kind of afraid by the overall looks of him—huge and tall. Needless to say, she just tried to hide the good looks of him that she noticed and she gets attracted right away.

Manning cares (a lot) to Lake. By some ways, she reminds him of her dead sister Maddy. However, they may have some resemblance yet there’s something in Lake that he finds different. Lake seems like a little girl but when you know her closely, she got a mature self inside. So that meant, Manning was still unsure but there were moments especially when they’re alone together, where there’s something in him that urges him to care more to Lake than what an older brother should have (or be expected him to treat) to a little sister.

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Manning and I needed Tiffany, but at the same time, there was no denying—she was also something in the way.

Oh! I have to include this quote cause this is the part when the title was mentioned as if everything just started to make sense. (lol)

We often hear the saying, “Age doesn’t matter.” Some would easily say that they agree as long as two persons really love each other, they would find a way to defy it.

In Manning and Lake’s case, there were a lot of things to consider and dealing with Lake’s father was the major problem. Her father has a lot of dreams and hopes for his daughter making him so strict. He wouldn’t let his child become like Tiffany, Lake’s older sister, who paid less attention to her studies and won’t even find a job. Because of that, will being close to Manning—a construction worker in the neighborhood— would do any good for Lake? Her dad won’t even allow them to be friends, what more if it’s gonna be deeper than that?

Another hindrance as the quote mentioned was Tiffany. Lake saw Manning first but it doesn’t mean she have all the rights to own him. Tiffany is sexy and beautiful, and it’s a fact that no one can deny. She get all the guys she wants and meeting Manning is not an exception. And to be closer to Lake, Manning needs to get close to her sister too if that’s what it takes. And since Tiffany was the right one to be with in whatever angle the reality has to say, Manning accepted that as long as he could take care of Lake too.

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Reactions:

To say that I love this story is quite an understatement. I could add a lot of adjectives to say how amazing it is! You can say that I’m exaggerating but who cares? I like it freaking much! I’m so excited for the next book. Those 2 years that decided Manning’s fate are exactly how long Lake’s going to be on school before 18. So the next book will probably covering up the time after 2 years when Lake is already on legal age and Manning will be free.

 

I highly suggest everyone to read this book! There’s something between Manning and Lake’s situation and relationship that will really put a pang in your heart. If you haven’t read it yet, purchase your copy here.

Somebody Else’s Sky (Book 2/3) is coming out on May 22. You can pre-order your copy on Amazon

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 Song for the book: One of These Days by Michelle Branch

I really love thinking of songs for books I read and I can say that this song is perfect for Something in the Way. If you’ll happen to know the lyrics, it could be a message from Lake to Manning.

One of these days
I won’t be afraid of staying with you
I hope and I pray
Waiting to find a way back to you
Cause that’s where I’m home

Review: Man Candy by Melanie Harlow

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BLURB:

He’s back.

Not just back in town, but living in the flat right beneath mine. And he looks good enough to eat, which is just one more reason to stay away from him.

But I can’t resist.

The sex is incredible (pretty sure we’ve shaken the house right off its foundation), but he can’t fool me—not this time. A degree in marketing and five years in advertising have taught me that “true love” is a fairy tale used to sell lipstick, diamonds, and perfume. It doesn’t exist.

He thinks I’m wrong, and he wants to prove it.

I think he’s crazy, so I dare him to try.

It might be the biggest mistake of my life.

Review:

Jaime used to have feelings for the gorgeous man, Quinn. And after he refused to her when she confessed to him one night, Jaime swore to set aside what she felt for Quinn and tried to move on. Well at least she tried. She avoided getting into serious relationships with guys — just sex with no strings attached. Pleasure and lust with no love. She believe that staying like that would get her out of trouble considering her future.

Until she met him again few years after. Quinn is back and as much as she hate it, she can’t hide from him. Not if he’s living downstairs. Jaime was unaware of the true reason behind Quinn’s refusal back then. She had no idea how badly he wants them to be done with it and just be together but he couldn’t let the guilt eat him. He chose to resist himself and laugh it off.

When they were just few steps away from one another, Quinn is ready to right what he did wrong. He tried all his charm to win her back again. The question was, does she still have feelings for him after what he did in the past? Jaime couldn’t be as hard as rock not to notice the upgraded charm of the model.

Reaction:

This was one kind of a read that kept me entertained. It made me smile for a minute, and then it made me fanning myself cause it burned me. I like the way Jaime was playing kind of heart-to-get while Quinn tried his best to use his gorgeous face and amazing charms to get her. They are so cute together, that’s all.

 

Purchase your own copy if you haven’t read this yet and get swooned by the man candy here.

Review: Unprofessional by J.D. Hawkins

 

So I have finally willed myself to start creating separate full reviews on my NA (New Adult) Romance-reads. I have these two sides of myself as a reader. One who falls head over heels on YA (Young Adult) books that mostly require longer commitment for series and fast-pace but good contemporaries that leave blushes on my face, butterflies on stomach, and shrieking reaction while reading. While there’s this one side of me that wakes up mostly during late at night craving for some New Adult or Adult Romance reads that definitely give me some scorching hell of a ride and weird excitement.

 

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BLURB:

What happens when the internet’s favorite playboy falls in love?

I have the best job in the world. Date beautiful women and write about it. 

But I want to take it to the next level: instead of writing about my experiences make it into an online reality show. 
But here is the catch. My boss wants me to share the show with a woman co-host. And he wants that woman to be my best friend and co-worker, Margo. 
I’ll date beautiful women and she’ll date hot men. Sounds fair enough.

So now I have to watch her fake date hot men. I used to love going home with a different woman every night, but suddenly this isn’t as fun. Seeing Margo with anyone else is driving me crazy. 

And the more time I spend with her working on the show, the less I want to keep our relationship in the friends’ zone. And the harder it is to stop myself from imagining her bent over the copier.

Things are about to get unprofessional.

 

Do you ever felt something more than friendship to a person of opposite sex?

I’m honestly sucker for these sorts of situations! I like hanging out more with guys than girls. In my own perspective, girls are such broad species with many kinds and I find it difficult to mingle with them let alone look for someone who shares same interests as mine. Guys on the other hand can be easily sorted or filtered. They mostly share a little and specific interests that aren’t so hard to keep up and like. I have elder sisters which aren’t much fond of “girly” stuffs and I grew up playing along mostly with boys and a few girls. I still tried barbies, paperdolls, and others but thinking of that now makes me cringe a little. I even hate color Pink because of its feminine touch.

But the hardest part to me for being close to a guy is the possibility of building an unexpected feeling. I hate that and I don’t know if I have myself to blame for it. I mean, all I want is someone to talk about shared interests for fun and not more than that. So there! I refuse and disagree about this unless (I think) I have indeed meet a “boy” friend that will make this belief wrong.

My Review and List of My Top rated Adult Romance Reads

Continue reading “Review: Unprofessional by J.D. Hawkins”

Cover Reveal: Somebody Else’s Sky by Jessica Hawkins

Somebody Else’s Sky is the second book of Something in the Way. The book will be released on May 22nd.

BLURB:

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.

COVER REVEAL!!!

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I like the word ‘Detour’

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(Photo taken in BGC, Philippines—back to when I was out with my brother and cousins to hoard books from book sale 😀 )

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Goodreads

Amy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it’s Amy’s responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. The only problem is, since her father died in a car accident, she isn’t ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip – and has plenty of baggage of his own. The road home may be unfamiliar – especially with their friendship venturing into uncharted territory – but together, Amy and Roger will figure out how to map their way.

My Review:

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 “I had one great and fun long trip! I was very sad when it ended and really want to go on with the story for some more pages. It was indeed an epic detour with all the adventures and discoveries they had. I can’t tell them all, I just really enjoyed this one!
P.S.No good-byes. I take note on that.”

“Terrible things happened when you were least expecting them…But it seemed that wonderful things could happen too. You could be forced to take a trip, not knowing who you would meet. Not knowing that it would change your life.”

 

It’s Morgan’s first book and I consider this as one of my most enjoyed adventure books similar to ‘Paper Towns’ by John Green.
Ever since I’ve heard a lot about the author mostly because of her newly released ‘The Unexpected Everything’, I was very curious about her stories. Many “bookstagrammers” account said that her books are perfect for summer and I didn’t realize it not until I started reading them. Now, I’m saying that she definitely nailed my summer reads!
Oh how I really miss Amy and Roger! An unexpected love found along the road. Is it even possible that you have a childhood acquaintance, you meet him one day after so many years, everything changed, you got stuck with him in a road trip, and after that very long trip you fell in love to each other? I know the love story has a bit of exaggeration—well yeah because of that beyond impossibility to happen in reality (but hello? this is fiction!)— but I like it!!!

As her first written book, I already admire Morgan Matson on it. It doesn’t stopped me to buy all of her 4 books. Hope I could find my time to post another blog for her other books I can’t wait to share them.

P.S.

About the title..I just found the word ‘detour’ very interesting. When you look at the letters together and the word itself I feel like a French. Simple things make me happy just like that.