Wow! I’m in awe. I can’t believe I have waited this long to read a story written by Jessica Hawkins. I am kicking myself! This book blew my mind. I’ve read a few other books where this same concept was implemented, but this one took it to a whole other level. It was so intense at times that I didn’t even know how to function away from the words. I was physically ill for these character, Lake, Manning and Tiffany. All three have so much going on and are dealing with their own personal demons.
“Hope lived strongly in me, and I knew with just those words, the same was true for him. It was a promise. No matter what, the story would only ever be about us.”
I’m not even sure what words to use to best describe my emotions while reading this book. It was angsty as a mother. I was on the edge of my seat knowing trying to figure out where everything was going, but when we figured that out… I was blindsided. I didn’t even see it coming. My mind is blown and I really need it to be May to know what else happens between these three. My heart broke for legit all three. I know who I am rooting for, but I still want to give all of them hugs and I’m really not even sure what is to come, but I sure can’t wait to find out!
It was a hot summer day when I met him on the construction site next to my parents’ house. Under the sweat and dirt, Manning Sutter was as handsome as the sun was bright. He was older, darker, experienced. I wore a smiley-face t-shirt and had never even been kissed. Yet we saw something in each other that would link us in ways that couldn’t be broken…no matter how hard we tried.
I loved Manning before I knew the meaning of the word. I was too young, he said. I would wait. Through all the carefully-chosen words hiding what we knew to be true, through his struggle to keep me innocent, and through infinitely-starry nights—I would wait. But I’d learn that life isn’t always fair. That no matter how much you achieve, none of it matters if you suffer the heartbreak that comes with falling for someone you can never have. Because even though I saw Manning first, that didn’t matter. My older sister saw him next.
Jessica Hawkins grew up between the purple mountains and under the endless sun of Palm Springs, California. She studied international business at Arizona State University and has also lived in Costa Rica and New York City. To her, the most intriguing fiction is forbidden, and that’s what you’ll find in her stories. Currently, she resides wherever her head lands, which is often the unexpected (but warm) keyboard of her trusty MacBook.
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