Something like Summer
Title: Something like Summer
Author: Jay Bell
Published in English: 2015
Finished Reading: June 2018
Genre: Romance & LGBT
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
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.
First I have to say, English isn´t my native language, but it was interesting to expand my horizon a bit.
I´ve been battling what to write about this book for some time now. However, it seems like after a long period digesting this book I´ve come to a decision.
Some aspects of this book is okay, I like how everything that happens is realistic. I don´t partially like the characters traits but I like how real they seem. The main character seems bland, like a tasteless spice. I had a different idea in my head as to how he would be.
The only character that I truly cared for was Jace. I´m sure the author had a special idea with him. Based on someone real he knows because he seemed like the glue to the whole story. It wasn´t complete before he appeared. The canvas was blank before he showed up. A chaotic mess that finally made sense.
I do not like the fact that I had to twist my head in order to remember their ages. In addition, piece two and two together in order to know why the characters reacted as they did.
The book is so plot fixated leaving nothing to the imagination except for a few acts here and there. You know what happens because you´re told. If you like, that feeling of knowing everything then this is the perfect book for you. It is not work that require great intelligence to comprehend.
It´s an LGBT book, but it isn´t as provocative as I´d had hoped it would be. It´s very subtle! I was sure that we´d receive all the nasty details due to the writing style. However, nothing of that sort. That leaves this book readable by anyone. I´m not sure if this was on purpose.