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Publisher's Summary

The final book in the Something in the Way series, and a USA Today best seller.

Manning and I have what happily ever after is made of....

A home he built us on the unshakable foundation we fought for.

A life of laughter carved out of heartache and betrayal.

A love story to stand the test of time.

But between a trust that can’t be broken, joy that can’t be bridled, and passion that would scorch the sun, the empty spaces are becoming more and more difficult to ignore....

Fears that keep Manning up at night as he slips from our bed.

Our complicated relationship with a man he respects, and one I don't know how to forgive.

And a sprawling, beautiful home with one small room I'm afraid I'll never be able to fill.

Manning and I have what happily ever after is made of....

But I'll beg the heavens for just one thing more.

©2018 Jessica Hawkins (P)2018 Jessica Hawkins

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Something missing

I loved the series, I just wish the final book had Manning’s voice and point of view as well. I felt like that was really missing, and took away from some of the emotion .

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Loved the series.

Beautifully written by Jessica Hawkins. Character depth and plot was fantastic. I have only written a few reviews. But for this series I had to. Narrators are beyond words and together they make the story come alive. I felt as if I was watching a movie while I was driving to work.

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Great love story

I loved this entire series. The only thing I felt was missing in the last book of the series was Manning’s point of view. I loved how the other books provided both Lake and Manning’s point of view. Would have loved to heard his also.

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Great Conclusion!

This is the fourth and last book in the Something in the Way Series. This is a great conclusion to Manning and Lake's forbidden story. This is a great series, filled drama, angst, and twists and turns. Andi Arndt and Zachary Webber did a fantastic job with the narration.

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Beautiful

This is a beautiful love story and I couldn’t stop listening to it. I give it two hundred stars out of five. ❤️

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Want more? You got it!

At the end of book three I wanted more. More love. More angst. More story. That is exactly what this book gave me. Along with the story came all the emotions. I mean Jessica Hawkins got me again. This is the second series I have read or listened to by her and I’m sold!! Just take my wallet. Go ahead! Give yours over, too!

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Great story!!

I want a sequel!!! Love this couple. Such a great story line!! I laughed, cried!!!

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Best Series Ever!

Loved this series so much! It's my favorite! I understand Manning wanting to keep Lake's family intact for both their sakes. They didn't have an easy time getting together and many years in between but the end result is beautiful. I love Andi Arndt and Zachary Webber and I have a new favorite Author, Jessica Hawkins. Jessica, your writing is incredible. Thanks so much! Valeri

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Something in the way series

This entire series both tragic at times and great at others was definitely worth it. Andie and Zach did a fantastic job of narrating this series… Jessica wrote an great saga… and her interview during at the end of book 3 was enlightening! Loved it and listened to all 4 books within 5 days! Couldn’t turn it off!

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I shoulda stopped at Book 3.

I only realized after buying this book that the author actually did a end of story q&a after book 3. So this addition was obviously an add on/ money grab.

The little angst left is forced and overblown. But the writer certainly turned up the sap for this one. Lots of cheese. No actual developments. Also, no closures. There are several relationship issues that don’t get resolved. And Lake is now a whiny wimp who lets people blame her for the universe.

Her sister literally stole Manning from her…remember, Tiffany actually pushed her out of the way when they first met…and Lake spends this book apologizing for it.

Trust me. If you’re done with book 3, don’t bother with this one. You’ll be disappointed.

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  • 10-21-18

A brilliant ending to a brilliant series!

Lake + Manning is the last book in the Something In The Way series by Jessica Hawkins and it's a brilliant ending to what has been a brilliant series. Andi Arndt was an amazing narrator. I absolutely recommend it!

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Wow

Wow wow wow. I binge listened this series.

After reading the reviews on the first book I was not sure if this was going to be the series for me, but I have ugly cried more than I would like to admit. If you are reading this and doubting whether to read this series - just do it! Having Andi Arndt narrate it is just a bonus.

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  • CRYSTAL CLEAR
  • 03-10-19

Outstanding series

Warning Spoiler alert! ...I have absolutely loved following this series! Lake and Manning’s story was so full of heartache, laughter, tears but above all love! Their HEA was worth the wait!
Andi Arndt is as always a fabulous narrator.. a deserved 5 stars!

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  • Donna
  • 03-18-22

Disappointing.

I really wanted to like this book as I really enjoyed the first three. To me this one should have had both sides of the story like the others had, unfortunately it only had Lake's. She came across very selfish and uncaring of Manny's thoughts and feelings it was all me me me and quite frankly it annoyed the hell out of me. I would have been happier if I had stopped after reading book three and just gone off thinking finally they’ve got together but nope I had to ruin it for myself and read book four. Disappointed.

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  • Rachel
  • 04-27-21

Emotional Rollercoaster!

Lake & Manning's story was rollercoaster ride of Angst and Heartbreak, I was so wrapped up in their story and my heart hurt so for everything lake went through during this series. Andi Arndt & Zachary Webber did an amazing job narrating this emotional story.

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  • Book.it.to.me
  • 03-18-21

The best!!

One the best series I’ve ever read. Beautifully written and heartfelt in every way. These characters won’t be forgotten!