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Something Like Summer Audiobook

Something Like Summer: Something Like..., Book 1

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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    Thomas 02-06-16
    Thomas 02-06-16
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    "Don't Think Twice - get the book! :)"
    What did you love best about Something Like Summer?

    Where to even start - most important advice ever: get this book, and plan on reading 5 more - they're amazingly new and evolving, without leaving anyone behind either... Jay does something in this series, I've only ever dreamed of finding! It's got continuity, while telling a whole new, very important story at the same time.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I could go on forever, but most importantly is that is doesn't really end! Just move through the seasons, you'll be set aback with the level of detail and sentimental reconnection that comes to pass!


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

    Extremely good at giving an easy listening experience - voices and inflections are on point, things feel neat and simple - no need for rewinding to clarify... Great narration :)


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

    Wouldn't dream of it - the Seasons series is something I've yet to see in modern literature (or at all, tbh) - innovative and completely immersive in it's nature.


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    JetngPinas 01-17-16
    JetngPinas 01-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "BEST BOOK EVER!"
    What did you love best about Something Like Summer?

    Everything! From the way the story played out, how you get to know the characters deeply.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It offered me a lot of entertainment, more than I would like to admit. You'll find yourself giggling to awkward situations or rummaging through your own life wondering what if you've done it differently like them.


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

    YES... All his narrations has been spectacular!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes..


    Any additional comments?

    YOU WILL CRY!!!

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    Alisha 01-07-16
    Alisha 01-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "love!!!"

    I love this book so much I'm reading it again for the second time. I love something like winter too.

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    Bill Indiana 12-15-15
    Bill Indiana 12-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book"

    Love this series. One of the few series that tells the same story from three different perspectives, but each book is engaging even if youve read the others and know how the storie ends. The reader a great job.

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    Barry Owens Music City, USA 11-17-15
    Barry Owens Music City, USA 11-17-15 Member Since 2015

    I love to read and working on my first book. Maybe it will be on Audible someday.

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    "Great story for LGBT New Adults"

    I very much enjoyed this story even though the end was bittersweet. I believe that this book would be wonderful for LGBT new adults who are looking for good stories. When I first started reading this I thought it was for LGBT Young Adults, but after I got into it and saw that there was some fairly graphic sex I realized it was not at all suitable for them. The confusion came because as the story begins it is about a 16 year old gay high school boy who has a crush on a straight classmate.

    I didn't give the story five stars because of the graphic and semi-graphic sex. It is not gratuitous because it is essential to the story, especially in later chapters, but I would not have wanted my minor daughter or son to read it.

    There is very little bad language in it which enabled me to give the book a four star rating.

    I will be reading the sequels to this book.

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    Toni FGMAMTC 11-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The Span of a Romance"
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    This story is the telling of a relationship over many years with loads of ups and downs and is told with a realistic spin. The good and bad sides of the characters are given. It's definitely a book worth your time.

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    Amazon Customer 11-06-15
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    "Awesome book a must read!!!! 10 stars!!!!"

    Loved this book! A must read!!!! 10 stars it takes me back to my high school years awesomely written!

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    adam 11-06-15
    adam 11-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Best Book I've Ever Read"

    This was by far the best book I've ever read beating out even 1001 Arabian nights and Beowolf (although an epic poem and compilation). It brought me to tears and was very genuinely heart warming. The suspense is intriguing, the visual scenes are enticing, and the story is one of if not the most immersive I've ever read. I bought the audio book because my arms grew tired of holding the book up and I couldn't stop reading. I never paused it except for sleep, disregarding the sheer length. All in all Something Like Summer including everything all people should look for in books and myself being gay I especially enjoyed the more graphic scenes.

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    Nicholas Rocca Mississauga, Ontario Canada 10-19-15
    Nicholas Rocca Mississauga, Ontario Canada 10-19-15
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    "A true love story"

    This book took me to so many places. Love, hate, lust, sadness, & joy. I know this is a book and all but I wish this could be my life and I can find my Jace and be happy the rest of my life.

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    Dorothy Nowroozian 09-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful!"
    Where does Something Like Summer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best books I have read so far.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters were so real. The story flowed in a perfect way.


    Any additional comments?

    The triangle of Ben, Tim and Trace. The personalities so different, but the author wrote them so well, I really felt for Ben and what he was going through. Wonderful romantic story. I could not put it down.

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