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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:
Book 1: Something Like Summer
Book 2: Something Like Winter
Book 3: Something Like Autumn
Book 4: Something Like Spring
Book 5: Something Like Lightning
Book 6: Something Like Thunder


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'."

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January 4th, 2016
Its a story that grows on you. I loved reading it and living it for nights... Its a kind of story that made me wait for my bed time and jump in to my bed and read for hours. Amazing .
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March 16th, 2015
In the beginning I thought it would be just a sugar boring HighSchool gay romance, but the story grew in a way that I wasn't expecting. Surprising and real. Loved it.
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March 14th, 2015
Thanks for the inspiring story. Never expected the fate of one of the main Characters. A suprise, but made the story awesome within the sad.
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1 person found this helpful
February 1st, 2014
Being a closeted gay teen, this was the first ever LGBT novel i have read. I would recommend to all gay teens out there
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August 2nd, 2013
I've never read anything like this book. It wasn't the usual gay love story, and I've read a lot of those. I think the most beautiful aspect of this novel is the time span. Even when it's over, its never fully over. I will definitely read Something Like Fall and Something Like Winter. <3
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Epic love story
July 10th, 2013
It's seems simple enough, but this book is a roller coaster of emotions from start to finish. A must read for anyone that loves a good romantic saga.
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Touching and believable
March 21st, 2013
And it made me cry so it's worth the effort. A good love story is like that, it pulls you in and you let it.
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