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Something Like Summer | [Jay Bell]

Something Like Summer

The hot Texas nights were lonely for Ben before his heart began beating to the rhythm of two words; Tim Wyman. By all appearances, Tim had the perfect body and ideal life, but when a not-so-accidental collision brings them together, Ben discovers that the truth is rarely so simple. If winning Tim's heart was an impossible quest, keeping it would prove even harder as family, society, and emotion threaten to tear them apart. Something Like Summer is a love story spanning a decade and beyond as two boys discover what it means to be friends, lovers, and sometimes even enemies.
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Publisher's Summary

Love, like everything in the universe, cannot be destroyed. But over time it can change.

The hot Texas nights were lonely for Ben before his heart began beating to the rhythm of two words; Tim Wyman. By all appearances, Tim had the perfect body and ideal life, but when a not-so-accidental collision brings them together, Ben discovers that the truth is rarely so simple. If winning Tim's heart was an impossible quest, keeping it would prove even harder as family, society, and emotion threaten to tear them apart.

Something Like Summer is a love story spanning a decade and beyond as two boys discover what it means to be friends, lovers, and sometimes even enemies.

©2011 Jay Bell (P)2013 Jay Bell

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    Kevin 03-31-15
    Kevin 03-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "insomniac inducing reading"

    really love how it all worked out in the end. characters are displayed quite eloquently.

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    K 03-30-15
    K 03-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story"

    I got lost in this story not wanting to ever stop listening. It brought back so many memories for myself being a child of the 80s and 90s. The story captured the times well - loved the characters and story line.

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    Jarid 03-12-15
    Jarid 03-12-15
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    "Stunning"

    Incredibly relatable to the gay scene and one hell of an emotional roller coaster that will have u crying and laughing and begging for more by the end.

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    TINA 02-23-15
    TINA 02-23-15
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    "I love this book!"

    What a surprise! I wanted to listen to something different, I achieved my goal. I can't wait to listen to the next one.

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    Jacob 02-22-15
    Jacob 02-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Currently Crying"

    I am broken. The story was one of the most beautiful and heart wrenching I've ever read, heard, or seen on a screen.

    The narrator did a good job, although he had trouble with certain accents.

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    JD 02-01-15
    JD 02-01-15
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    "Well written!"

    This story was good; a little long at times. Very sad moments but ended on a high note! Narrator good but sometimes his narration of Ben sounded too goofy- not always but it was annoying.

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    Aleks 01-30-15
    Aleks 01-30-15
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    "Unexpected"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, a definite must read!


    What other book might you compare Something Like Summer to and why?

    None, apart from the other books in this series. It's simply that unique!


    Have you listened to any of Kevin R. Free’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this is my first time listening to him and he didn't disappoint!


    Who was the most memorable character of Something Like Summer and why?

    Tim Wyman, he's that lost puppy that someone would just love to love and care for.


    Any additional comments?

    This is my first audiobook here at audible and it simply was amazing, I zipped thru it while at work and there was definitely some tear jerking moment in their, specially when -spoiler- Ben went to Tim's room to leave his key while Tim can see him -end spoiler-, I simply love it!

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    Captain Rhetoric IL United States 01-12-15
    Captain Rhetoric IL United States 01-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book"

    Something Like Summer is such an amazing book that carries us across the epic of three people's lives that intertwine, separate and come back together again in such a powerful way. I've loved this book for years and cannot wait until the movie comes out next year sometime. The narrator does a very good job separating the voices so they are easily identifiable and gives just the right amount of sass when it's needed and the right amount of emotion, so this was very a enjoyable. Audiobook version of an incredible book.

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    Miguel L. Reyes 12-10-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Getting Adicted"
    Would you listen to Something Like Summer again? Why?

    yes, to be honest i fell for the characters and felt every emotion as if i was my own


    What other book might you compare Something Like Summer to and why?

    to be honest im starting the whole book thing now, and i've become very addicted to it my first one was try by ella frank


    Have you listened to any of Kevin R. Free’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    to be honest no, but i did recently purchase the rest of this book series


    If you could rename Something Like Summer, what would you call it?

    Summer love or simply just place it onder . one Love like no other


    Any additional comments?

    im was not a fan of reading never the less audiobook but to be honest ive come to love them i fall in love with the characters in the books and was very emotional to be honest it a great book, ten starts to the author

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    MARCIO 11-19-14
    MARCIO 11-19-14
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    "Enjoyable history!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely a very good history, that makes you laugh, cry, believe in love...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jay is the boyfriend who everyone wants!


    What about Kevin R. Free’s performance did you like?

    Good


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely


    Any additional comments?

    Anxious to listen the following books!

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