Lake + Manning

By Jessica Hawkins

Lake + Manning - Jessica Hawkins
  • Release Date: 2018-02-13
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 5
From 159 Ratings


The final book in the Something in the Way series and a USA TODAY bestseller.

Manning and I have what happily-ever-after is made of . . .
A home he built us on the unshakeable 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.


  • Lake + Manning

    By 523gemininay
    Great series I love how each time era there was something mentioned to connect us to the time 💞
  • Perfect!

    By Syr-girl
    Thank you Ms. Hawkins for giving us the conclusion to this epic series! So emotional and relatable. You are a gifted storyteller! To anyone reading this review, BUY THIS SERIES! You will not be disappointed!
  • Perfect ending to this series!

    By Aduffie
    I loved everything about this book! This author had my emotions all over the place with this series. I love when I get so caught in a book that it consumes me and that’s what this series did. I devoured this book and was sad to say goodbye to these characters. This was a beautifully written story with strong characters. I just love the title of this book. If you have read this series you will want to read the final installment. If you haven’t read this series, I highly recommend it. Thank you Jessica Hawkins for your beautiful words and a series I couldn’t I put down.
  • Amaze balls

    By Mrs.Gragg
    Omg this book/series!!! I freakin’ love it!!!! Lake+Manning is nothing but amazing!! The feels of this book is real people!! Being a women who wants nothing but the best for her “man” comes with stress on all levels even if they don’t get it, but Manning is one amazing man! He gets it and is series a Big Bear!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • Are you kidding me???

    By showjumpers66
    How are these books showing up in top rated? Horrible!!!! Don't waste your time!
  • A Beautiful ending to a amazing series!

    By pauladk13
    Stop whatever your doing unless you have read books 1-3 then continue on, otherwise go read those first before you turn the page. I loved how book 3 ended with Lake and Manning’s story but true fans like myself wanted more and that’s exactly what the author did. I loved every page the happiness, love , strength and stress and then so much love. You end up smiling through tears while reading Lake and Manning’s ending story. We even got to see where other characters ended up and I giggled out loud while reading. It began with one look and it ends with finally the stars where they belong. 5/5 stars ****Reviewed by Sweet & Spicy Reads a voluntarily Advanced Reader Copy of this book ****
  • perfection

    By monkeybetty
    i honestly thought i was satisfied with the last book. i said great story and ending, but no, something inside kept wanting more. i mean im hooked on manning and lake but i need more still. annnnnd jessica delivered perfection!!! jessica writes beyond words she delivers raw emotions that pull you and time gets lost as you go page to page. thanks jessica!
  • 10 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Universe Tilting Stars

    By Helen….
    Honestly, 5 Stars isn’t enough for the beauty that Jessica Hawkins created in this final installment. I can’t talk too much without giving anything away but, man did this book deliver. Many people were satisfied with the ending in Move the Stars. I wasn’t though. I wanted more of Lake and Manning together. I felt like we just got a glimpse into their relationship that week in NY and we all know how that ended. We definitely got to see L+M as that one unit we knew they’d become. I fell in love with Manning all over again. Sign me up for a piece of that man. All that manliness and ruggedness should be illegal. I feel like Jessica gave us a complete wrap up of everything Lake and Manning, including all the side characters beautifully. I mean, I laughed, I cried, I got angry, I fell in love again with the characters, I even got goosebumps. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this except one thing..... I don’t want the story to end. I will always want more Lake and Manning. These two will remain in my heart and mind for absolutely ever. I can’t even pick up another book to read. I refuse... I need to let myself simmer on all these emotions before closing the door on Lake and Manning. THANK GOD FOR REREADS. Thank you, Jessica Hawkins, for taking me on this amazing and beautiful ride with you. I can’t wait to find out what else you have in store for us.
  • A PERFECT ending to a PERFECT series! <3

    By ESherrell490
    I’m simply in awe of Jessica and the entire Something in the Way series. I continued on a ride of emotions like I did with the first three installments; however, this one hit so close to home. At this time in my life, Lake is a character I could identify with unlike any other. So, while I still may be crying, and I may be in slight denial that this is it for Lake and Manning—at this moment, my heart is so full. Lake + Manning is absolute PERFECTION. A perfect ending that these beautiful characters deserved. If you’ve not started this series, please check it out. It will forever be a favorite of mine!

    By CarolN27
    Lake + Manning is the stunning conclusion in the Something in the Way series. It has all the words, all the scenes, and all the moments we’ve been waiting for. This series has revealed one of the most beautiful, tender, and moving love stories I have ever read. Jessica Hawkins has poured her heart and soul into this series. As a reader, I love to see the growth and progression of an author's work. This is what I most appreciate about Jessica's writing. She continues to reach new heights as she reaches for the next rung on the ladder. All of this is done while connecting with her audience. You hang onto every word as you find yourself relating to these characters. This series has carved a place in my heart forever!