Something Like

11 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,628 ratings

Something Like Summer 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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  • Book 1

    • Something Like Summer

    • Something Like..., Book 1
    • By: Jay Bell
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,094
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Stick with it.

    • By Orlando on 06-26-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Something Like Winter

    • Something Like..., Book 2
    • By: Jay Bell
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 608
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 575
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 581

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional...

    • By Donald on 12-18-14

    Regular price: $23.08

  • Book 3

    • Something Like Autumn

    • Something Like..., Book 3
    • By: Jay Bell
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 447
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 420
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 421

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional...

    • By Donald on 09-04-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • Something Like Spring

    • Something Like..., Book 4
    • By: Jay Bell
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 419
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 404
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 404

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Closure . . .sort of

    • By Riva on 03-27-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 5

    • Something Like Lightning

    • Something Like..., Book 5
    • By: Jay Bell
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Forget what you thought about Kelly

    • By Riva on 06-21-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 6

    • Something Like Thunder

    • Something Like..., Book 6
    • By: Jay Bell
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 243
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 227

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Something Like Over

    • By dadnall on 03-04-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 7

    • Something Like Stories

    • Something Like..., Book 7
    • By: Jay Bell
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 136

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Much as you would expect

    • By Ben on 02-27-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 8

    • Something Like Hail

    • Something Like, Volume 8
    • By: Jay Bell
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Noah Westwood is tired of life on the streets, so he turns to Marcello Maltese, a man who owns a small media empire...and a few covert businesses, such as an escort service. Noah volunteers for this, but he's playing a dangerous game. A secret from his past could turn his new friends into enemies, and he isn't sure he can perform the duties he signed up for, especially when he's more interested in falling in love than hopping into the beds of his clients. This is complicated further when his hunky coworker, Harold Franklin, seems to be interested. Or is he? 

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 9

    • Something Like Rain

    • The Something Like Series, Volume 8
    • By: Jay Bell
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Favorite book of the series so far

    • By tonkamedic on 02-03-17

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 10

    • Something Like Stories

    • Volume Two
    • By: Jay Bell
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 18 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    The Something Like series is drawing to a close! Before it ends, reunite with favorite characters and meet others for the first time in this special collection of fourteen stories. Highlights include Something Like Champagne, in which Marcello searches for the truth behind a drunken vision. In Something Like Bunnies, a young Jace Holden struggles with his first crush. Ben and Tim return in Something Like Memories as they debate when exactly they should celebrate their anniversary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My men!

    • By Anonymous User on 03-10-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 11

    • Something Like Forever

    • Something Like... Book 11
    • By: Jay Bell
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 108

    The hot Texas nights were lonely for Ben before he met Tim Wyman, the man he would one day marry. Now, 20 years later, everything is perfect. Isn't it? As Ben struggles with guiding his adopted son toward happiness, he begins to question his own path in life. Tim is little help, pulled away by artistic success and faced with temptation, but true love should be able to overcome such obstacles...if only their struggles ended there.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 stars are not enough

    • By L. Antoine on 03-09-18

    Regular price: $24.95