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Something Like Summer Audiobook

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

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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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    Daryl Dean avondale estates, ga, US 12-26-13
    Daryl Dean avondale estates, ga, US 12-26-13 Member Since 2009
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    Would you try another book from Jay Bell and/or Kevin R. Free?

    Yes


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    not sure


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I did love it


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    It was sweet, and at times Erotic.
    Great read!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robbie 03-29-17
    Robbie 03-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Captured the Feeling of 1st Love"
    If you could sum up Something Like Summer in three words, what would they be?

    Longing, desire, questioning


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed Ben's shy nature blended with forced confidence to be himself. I don't relate to Ben in reality. I did during the 10 hours I spent listening to Kevin Free read Jay Bell's book to me.


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

    Excellent personification of the character's emotions!


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

    Come Over.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. Happy to have found a new author writing with the adequate depth into character development and story. It's a challenge to balance sexy with fear. Jay nailed it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jim S 03-10-17
    Jim S 03-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "VERY Light Fare!"

    This story is for twinks and twunks. Anyone with any life experience who gained a shred of wisdom from it will will get migraines from rolling their eyes over the predictable antics of the idiot main character. Actually, the entire story was predictable. Only the narrator's voice annoyed me more! I really wanted to like this book, but I found myself waiting for it to end. Get this (if you must!) for the beach and have a backup story ready in case you just can't make it to the end.

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    James 02-15-17
    James 02-15-17
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    "Exceptional in the genre"

    Tim and Ben's story is both individualized and at the same time possesses archetypal depth. The first half of the book is absolutely brilliant in its pacing and action; the second half is slightly less taut, and Jace rather less interestingly described, but still contains many fine moments and encounters. The positive self-awareness of the leading character offers a good antidote to stories that are too full of misery; in Tim, Bell has created something remarkable--a genuinely complicated yet fundamentally appealing character. Chapters often end on a pithy, clever moment of insight, and the book's ending is supremely affecting.

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    Jonathan L. 01-31-17
    Jonathan L. 01-31-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Quality in its finest form. "

    Loved the book. It gave all the thrills needed and a good ending! This book started slow, but as you get further into it the details unravel and you fall deep into the story. My only regret is that it ended. I have went through this too quickly so I plan on looking to see what else this writer has in store for me!

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    Brian Kyle New York, NY 01-11-17
    Brian Kyle New York, NY 01-11-17 Member Since 2017

    New York based author.

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    "Involved, up-close intertwining of relationships"

    The lives of Benjamin Bentley, Tim Wyman, and Jace Holden—all outsiders in their own ways and all struggling with the unwanted ramifications of being gay—are drawn together over and over, despite setbacks, conflict, and tragedy.

    Something Like Summer tells Ben’s story, as he experiences passion with closeted jock Tim and love with steady flight attendant Jace, and how these emotions and connections change them all and keep changing them; then the second book tells Tim’s story, revealing all the things Ben didn’t know, and the third book tells who Jace was before, and after, he met Ben. Further books expand on characters around them, but the core is the funny, amazing, heartbreaking story of Ben, Jace, and Tim.

    Brilliantly and evocatively written from start to finish, and another triumph for master narrator Kevin R. Free.

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    Jorge M. Llanos NY 12-06-16
    Jorge M. Llanos NY 12-06-16
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    "A great start of a series of great tales!"

    I'm hooked from reading the first book. Have to read the others one now. Treat yourself and go down these adventures with great characters that develop and you care for over time.

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    Amazon Customer Peoria, IL, United States 11-15-16
    Amazon Customer Peoria, IL, United States 11-15-16 Member Since 2015

    love my dogs, mystery, history, and thrillers. make and soup and bake; ect

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    ". it was a good topic and kept my attention to the"

    they kept my attention and it was a good story and light-hearted funny but also kind of a

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    StreetWorkout 10-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful story with unexpected ending"

    Such a relatable story line (I can imagine to many). It really took me back in time to when I was in high school.

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    FORMER Kindle Customer Various 10-15-16
    FORMER Kindle Customer Various 10-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "If only there had been a Ben in my life and noTim"

    Easy to read with pleasure book that I also picked up the audio for to allow for more enjoyment and flexibility. Narrator was able to maintain clarity while expressing appropriate emotions in his voice. Some dialect and inflection was used to achieve a high quality audio book adventure. Most enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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