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Something Like Summer

Book 1, Something Like...

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


One of Amazon's selections for Best Gay Books of 2011 and soon to be a movie from the makers of Judas Kiss.

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.

The Something Like... series:
#1: Something Like Summer
#2: Something Like Autumn
#3: Something Like Winter
#4: Something Like Spring
#5: Something Like Lightning
#6: Something Like Thunder
#7: Something Like Stories – Volume One
#8: Something Like Hail
#9: Something Like Rain
#10: Something Like Stories – Volume Two
#11 Something Like Forever


Praise from Queer Magazine Online: "Due to Jay's easy, understandable style, I was led through the happy times and the sad ones, sometimes by gently holding his hand and in others by gripping it tightly, but what a ride. 'Something Like Summer' not only has lots of passion, humor, angst, and twists and turns, it also takes an in depth look at how the choices we make in life affect not only ourselves, but everyone around us.

Five stars from ALPHA reader: "Jay Bell has written one of the most heart-felt and sincere M/M romances I have ever encountered. This is a love story that spans twelve years - a story all about getting a second chance with 'the one that got away'."

Customer Reviews

Phenomenal book!

This personally one of the best books I have ever read. Probably the beat book I have ever read. This is a must read for anyone.

Something like summer

You know. I really enjoyed this book. And couldn't put it down! It made me think of my boyfriend and I a lot :-). I'm not a fan of the ending though. I fell in love with characters and didn't get the ending the author made me want.

Beautiful story

I loooooooved reading this book and found it hard to have to put down when I needed to go to bed. I have tried reading Gay fiction in the past, and could never get into the story or the characters. This time was totally different. I believe any reader would fall in love with the characters in this story too, just as I have. I would've wished for the story to go on. You may also wish to check out Language Lessons by the same author (it's available for free on iTunes), although I definitely feel Something Like Summer is better written and has a more believable/relatable storyline. Just my personal opinion. I would highly recommend others read this book. I can't wait for him to write more in the future.

Something Like Summer
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  • $2.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: New Adult
  • Published: Jan 05, 2011
  • Publisher: Jay Bell
  • Seller: Smashwords
  • Print Length: 399 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Something Like...
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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