SOMETHING LIKE SUMMER
January 15, 2011
Paperback / E-Book
$12.99 / $2.99
Rating: 4 Cups
Teenage boys have one thing on the brain, and Ben Bentley is no different, but being gay puts quite a damper on his love life. He would love to have someone to share his affections with, but all he has are his fantasies.
Leaving behind his old school was a relief, and Tim Wyman is eager to meet new people and make new friends. His popularity with the girls and sports makes this easy, but he has never found anyone who he can really be himself with.
Feeling like a stalker, Ben spends his summer trying to catch a glimpse of the new kid in town, but when they finally come face to face, the collision rocks their worlds for years to come. Ben desperately wants Tim to feel how he feels, but the timing just never seems right. There are years of unanswered questions, and unresolved feelings, yet Ben never questions that what he has now is right. Tim and fantasies have always gone hand in hand, but for Ben, being real is a much bigger turn on.
Hopefully if you are about to read this book, you already have an open mind, and an open heart, because these young men deserve no less. The will make you cry, make you laugh, and make you want to tear your hair out, but the one thing you will not do, is feel nothing. Ben is a reckless teenager, just like any teen boy you have ever known, and many times allows his feelings to get the better of him. His growth and maturity as this story moves along is wonderfully portrayed through his openness about how he feels, what he thinks, and how he owns the mistakes that he makes.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More