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

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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 Member Since 2016
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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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    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.

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    Jessie 10-12-16
    Jessie 10-12-16
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    "A story of the Devine."

    So beautiful. I can't wait to read more. This will be in my collection forever. A must read.

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    Dr. Street 09-21-16
    Dr. Street 09-21-16
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    "Cute Pedestrian Young Adult Fare"

    Predictable and saccharine, Something Like Summer, might be a good read for a late teens gay boy who wants to be assured that everything will turn out OK. But there are so many weaknesses to the story that it's hard to get involved with the main character.

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    Tim Nakasawa 08-25-16 Member Since 2014
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    "finally. his story that carries you through Time"

    enjoyed listening to the story. It had substance with each of the characters. which character was well developed and thought through from start to end.

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    Jeff 08-19-16
    Jeff 08-19-16
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    "Loved this book!"

    I got this book on a whim, wanting something light hearted and entertaining for a summer drive. I quickly feel in love with it! So many feelings of love, lost and found. It brought back many memories of my own past loves that I had tucked away. Can't wait to check out some of the authors other books!

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