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.
The description just sounded like heat break! Lake was a very studious and focused girl who always stayed on the straight and narrow. When she meets Manning something stirred in her. Manning's feelings for Lake were unclear at the beginning. He however, is a good man and would never cross any lines with Lake but her sister now I'm not so sure. Tiffany was beautiful and seemed to be a bit out of control and that made Manning want to help her. Things are a hot mess with these three. When Manning gets caught up in something that doesn't have anything to do with him his only choice is to take the hits. The ending was a heartbreaking cliffhanger.