• Lake + Manning

  • Something in the Way, Book 4
  • By: Jessica Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (731 ratings)

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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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A Waste of Time

This book was so unnecessary. I really dislike lake now, she is so whiny... basically just a bunch of sex scenes and lack of communication about them wanting children and trying to have them... the previous book should have ended it.

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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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Glad to say bye to Lake and Manning

Would you try another book from Jessica Hawkins and/or Andi Arndt?

I'm not sure.

What do you think your next listen will be?

A thriller

What three words best describe Andi Arndt’s voice?

She's ok, but I kind of felt that there she made Lake and Manning seem like they were "Debbie Downers." Of course, she still did a better job than I could ever do.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Lake + Manning?

The whole angst about everything!

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loved it

loved the whole series!! it was hard at the beginning her being young but an awesome love story!!

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You’ve already come this far…

This series has become my new favorite. Its funny, sweet, thoughtful, relatable and completely heartbreaking at times. This book was a nice little bow on top that did a good job of finishing up the story of Manning and Lake. It kinda dragged in a few places but if you’ve already come this far then you might as well finish the story. IMO, its not as captivating as the first 3 books but I’ve fallen in love with Lake and Manning to the point that I could read about them sitting snd doing nothing and I would be content.

The only thing that sucks about this book is that its the last one in the series. Book Hangover is a REAL thing and this story will be impossible to move on from.

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This whole series....

this series is amazing. I love it so much I've read it several times. I've read a lot of other great books but I always think back to this one. it's a guilty pleasure kind of book. I'll be reading it again in the future.

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  • Jill Kirtley
  • 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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  • 12-19-21

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!