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Something Like Winter | [Jay Bell]

Something Like Winter

There are two sides to every story. When you're Tim Wyman, sometimes there are three. Tim hoped moving to Texas would mean a new beginning, but he soon finds himself falling into the same tired patterns. Until he meets recklessly brave Benjamin Bentley, who introduces Tim to a world of love, sex, and warmth. Certain that society won't understand what he and Ben have together, Tim struggles to protect their relationship, even if it means twisting the truth. Buried beneath his own deceptions, Tim must claw his way to the surface in the hopes of learning to fly.
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Publisher's Summary

There are two sides to every story. When you're Tim Wyman, sometimes there are three.

Tim hoped moving to Texas would mean a new beginning, but he soon finds himself falling into the same tired patterns. Until he meets recklessly brave Benjamin Bentley, who introduces Tim to a world of love, sex, and warmth. Certain that society won't understand what he and Ben have together, Tim struggles to protect their relationship, even if it means twisting the truth. Buried beneath his own deceptions, Tim must claw his way to the surface in the hopes of learning to fly.

Something Like Winter, the companion novel to Something Like Summer, tells the story from Tim Wyman's perspective, revealing new private moments and personal journeys.

©October 23rd, 2012 Jay Bell (P)2014 Jay Bell

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    Jeffrey Austin Texas, United States 06-05-14
    Jeffrey Austin Texas, United States 06-05-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Don't Miss This Wonderful Book!"

    Something Like Summer took me by storm, a wonderful read that I had to finish in less than 24 hours. I cried at the end because it was over too soon, a beautiful story. But I had no idea what was in store with Something Like Winter. Tim was an enigma in Something Like Summer. Something Like Winter shines the sun on Tim, his loves, mistakes and foibles. The best part is the sweet, sweet ending. I cried my eyes out over it, it was so beautiful. I wish all of gay romance fiction could be like both books, epic in time if not scope. Full of love and tragedy, heartache and triumph. I am sure I will be reading this pair again, not soon, but someday. The narration was perfect, by the way, a wonderful perk and dimension that I would not have wished to miss.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathie N Smestad NERSTRAND, MN, US 06-03-14
    Kathie N Smestad NERSTRAND, MN, US 06-03-14 Member Since 2012
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    "I love Happy Endings!!!"
    What did you love best about Something Like Winter?

    Have you ever wanted to see what it was like to walk in someone elses shoes or be a fly on the wall watching two people meet and fall in love. Something Like Winter gives you the opportunity to do just that . Jay Bell was so right on in staying with Tim's point of view kept the story real for me.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ben! If you listened to Something Like Summer you know that Ben isn't as cool and collected as Tim portrays him in Something Like Winter. To hear Tim talk about Ben you just have to fall in love with him all over again.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin R. Free – was your favorite?

    Allison Cross- Kevin portrayed her as a strong women giving her a voice of strength and possessiveness for Ben.


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

    The most memorable character would have to be the supporting characters of Tim and Ben. Eric Conroy was patient and non-judgmental with Tim and that is very hard to do when you love someone. Jace for trusting and supporting, Ben he was such a good big part of the story. Marcello, what a character he would slide in right at the last second to do what was right. He proves that no character is black and white. Grays are so much more interesting to read about.


    Any additional comments?

    I am really hoping the author Jay Bell records the rest of the series with the same narrator. He did a fantastic job with the characters giving each one a personality and a unique voice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    L. Antoine Canada 05-12-14
    L. Antoine Canada 05-12-14 Member Since 2010

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Something Like Winter to be better than the print version?

    NO! both add to each other, I fell in love with the printed version of the series. Listening to Seasons just brings the story back to the forefront.


    What did you like best about this story?

    We get to know Tim and understand how his story with Ben evolved.


    What does Kevin R. Free bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He brings a new dimension to the voice I hear in my head, although I am not the biggest fan of how Tim sounds all the time.


    If you could take any character from Something Like Winter out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Eric!


    Any additional comments?

    I just hope that we will not wait too, too long for Autumn and Spring to be available.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ezinwanyi Dallas, TX USA 07-25-14
    Ezinwanyi Dallas, TX USA 07-25-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Tim's POV. Still selfish but he loved Ben"

    Please read my review of Book 1: Something Like Summer for a background. This book was Tim's POV on his relationship with Eric. It gave insight to how Tim met Eric and the years after Tim broke up with Ben. Tim was still self centered but one thing was clear, he loves Ben. He made some poor choices but he grew especially Jace showed him how a real man does it.

    The audiobook gave me a different feel from book 1. I could hear the whine, the excitement, the pain etc in the characters voices. I think Kevin Free did a great job making me empathize with Tim. It was hard, but the narrator made him real to me.

    Tim and his family's opinion of gays really affected how Tim felt about himself. He grew in a Catholic family, and they were also sports jocks. Loving another man would not fly in that kind of circle and so Tim tried his best to be what others wanted him to be. The consequence was that he hurt the guy he loved Ben and he hurt himself. He wouldn't completely let go, but he wouldn't give up either. Tim was just a mess for a long time. I felt him though. I understood his need to avoid being shunned by family and friends. Ben was lucky because his family accepted his choices but it isn't that easy for others. Tim's battle was much harder.

    Jay Bells writing is really smooth to me. It was emotional and the characters had depth. I can't wait to read about Jace before Ben in book 3.

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