Something Like
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  • 1
    Something Like Summer: Something Like..., Book 1 | Jay Bell

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

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jay Bell
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (598)
    Performance
    (567)
    Story
    (563)

    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.

    Stick with it.

    At first, I thought this was the typical teenage coming of age story. It definitely started out that way. The first half is tender and sweet, young ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 26 2013 by Orlando (Murrieta, CA, United States)
  • 2
    Something Like Winter: Something Like..., Book 2 | Jay Bell

    Something Like Winter: Something Like..., Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jay Bell
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (333)
    Performance
    (311)
    Story
    (316)

    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.

    Exceptional...

    First, let me start off by stating that I was very apprehensive about reading/listening to this second installment offered by Jay Bell. I absolutely a..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 18 2014 by Donald (Louisville, Georgia, United States)
  • 3
    Something Like Autumn: Something Like..., Book 3 | Jay Bell

    Something Like Autumn: Something Like..., Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jay Bell
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (244)
    Performance
    (227)
    Story
    (230)

    For some, love seems an impossible dream. Growing up gay in small-town Missouri, Jace Holden thought his chance would never come. When he meets Victor - a wild soul and fellow outsider - his chances of finding love go from bleak to a very uncertain, maybe. Bracing his heart, Jace chases after his desire, hoping for a warm hand to hold his tight.

    Exceptional...

    As with the second book in the "Seasons" series, I have had this book in my library for a while but was a bit apprehensive to listen to the ta..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 04 2015 by Donald (Louisville, Georgia, United States)
  • 4
    Something Like Spring: Something Like..., Book 4 | Jay Bell

    Something Like Spring: Something Like..., Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Jay Bell
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (233)
    Performance
    (224)
    Story
    (223)

    Jason Grant doesn't have much, aside from a beat-up old guitar and knack for getting kicked out of foster homes. His latest placement is set to be just another in a long line of failures. Then he meets Caesar Hubbard, a handsome guy who lives down the hall. For the first time in his life, Jason wants to stay, which means learning to be part of a family, and not letting his feelings - or his actions - ruin his first real chance of falling in love.

    After Winter must come Spring...

    Ben and Tim! Lol, I loved the plot of the story and that it introduced us to a completely new story in the series as well as expanded on Ben and Tim's..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 08 2015 by Corey (PENNSAUKEN, NJ, United States)
  • 5
    Something Like Lightning: Something Like..., Book 5 | Jay Bell

    Something Like Lightning: Something Like..., Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jay Bell
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (110)

    Kelly Phillips has been out and proud since he was a young teenager, and thanks to the gay youth group he frequents, he's never been short on friends or lovers. But when you have almost everything, it's hard not to focus on what's just out of reach: a best friend who would be Mr. Right if he wasn't already Mr. Straight. Or that handsome athlete at school who would be easier to wrangle if not for his angel wings. And then there's the guy who might be a perfect fit, maybe even a soul mate...if only he wasn't convinced he didn't need anyone.

    Getting to know 2 formerly "minor" characters

    This is a great addition to the Something Like series that let's us get to know 2 (really 4) characters from the past even better. I love how connecte..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 12 2015 by JJA333 (Salt Lake City, UT USA)
  • 6
    Something Like Thunder: Something Like..., Book 6 | Jay Bell

    Something Like Thunder: Something Like..., Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jay Bell
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (108)

    My name is Nathaniel Courtney, and I m a survivor. I didn't let the cruelty of others wear me down, and I've weathered the more subtle hardships of the heart. Love is a Trojan horse, slipping past your guard and leaving you ransacked and vulnerable. I emerged from that war not unscathed but as a new man. The only mistake I ever made was letting the right guy get away. Now I've got one more chance. This is the final battle, because if I fail now...I won't. You'll see.

    Something Like Over

    I started reading Jaybell about three or four years ago and since then I have read everything that he has now said to say there's nothing more to pick..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 04 2016 by dadnall (Lady Lake, FL)
  • 7
    Something Like Stories: Something Like..., Book 7 | Jay Bell

    Something Like Stories: Something Like..., Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jay Bell
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (71)

    Benjamin Bentley and many other beloved characters from the Something Like...series make their triumphant return in this collection of short stories and bonus material. "Something Like Yesterday" travels to the past where Eric Conroy attempts to find love against a backdrop of intolerance and political upheaval. In "Something Like Fall", Ben meets Jace's family and tries to cope with many changes in the years that follow.

    Much as you would expect

    The writing is much what you would expect from a book in this wonderful series. I enjoyed each of the stories, indeed wanted more. There are parts of ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 27 2016 by Ben ()
  • 8
    Something Like Rain: The Something Like Series, Volume 8 | Jay Bell

    Something Like Rain: The Something Like Series, Volume 8

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jay Bell
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Nice guys finish last, but that doesn't mean they give up the fight. Sometimes it's necessary to keep trudging through the rain in the hopes of finding a break in the clouds. William Townson is a good person. He's kind, considerate, and the last thing he ever wanted was to hurt anyone. Accidents happen though, and when they do, all that can be done is to pick up the pieces.

    similar story

    This was almost the same as a previous one I read in the series .

    Reviewed on December 06 2016 by Cynthia (United States)