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As his lies push Ben away, Tim learns that the greatest enemy can come from within. Something Like Winter is the companion novel to Something Like Summer . Like Winter. By Jay Bell Something Like Winter. Download By Jay Bell Something Like Winter pdf · Read Online By Jay Bell Something Like Winter pdf. Jay Bell: Something Like Winter (Something Like, #2) Read/Download PDF Epub Online.
In this book, however, it was the other way around. I actually found the book a little slow to get into, possibly because I was reading about things which happen in detail in book 1. In Something Like Summer , I thought the author had done a pretty good job in showing the reader how lonely and conflicted Tim is, even if he came across as rather self-obsessed.
With this book, Tim isn't that different in terms of how I saw him previously, so I didn't feel like learned anything new in the first part of the book except to perhaps soften a little my initial thoughts that Tim was an arrogant ass.
In fact, I'm pleased that the author didn't try to change Tim or make it seem that Tim was just misunderstood by Ben because it's important to this book that we see a Tim who knows he messed up at this point in his life and seeks to address his bad behaviour later in life. The section which takes place over the year Tim and Ben are first together is shorter here than the first book, and I was glad about that because it's when we move onto the next part that the book really took off for me.
I absolutely loved the rest of the book which takes place over the next 12 or so years. In this section the gaps from the first book are filled. We see Tim's struggles in College to stay in the closet, and his longing for some kind of relationship. We see him meeting Eric and the fatherly relationship he has with the much older man and this section brought tears to my eyes. We see Tim trying to form a relationship with a man who uses and manipulates him.
We see Tim growing, facing up to his past, behaving badly at times, but also showing us a side we didn't see much of in book one - that of a man who loves deeply and sacrificially at times.
A good man. A man who deserves Ben's love at the end of the book. My main complaint about the first book was that I didn't like Tim or the way he tried to muscle in on Ben and Jase's relationship.
This book showed me a man I could and did like. He wasn't perfect - who is?
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I was also happy that we get much more in terms of background on Tim which helped me to understand his actions. His relationship with his parents, with other gay men and his grandma gave me a a much more rounded view of Tim which made me wish for happiness in his life. The sections later in life, where he attempts to win Ben back, made more sense to me then.
In the first book, it almost seemed that Tim was being vindictive in wanting Ben to split with Jase, but there's so much more going on in Tim's head and I was glad that this book allowed me to see that. Since reading and reviewing Something Like Summer , I've become a huge fan of this author. There's something special about the way that he writes characters and imbues them with true emotion which reaches out to me as a reader.
This book was no exception. For those of you who have read Something Like Summer , this is an absolute must read. If you haven't read that first book, then I urge you to read it, and then you can read this one too! Aug 04, DaisyGirl rated it really liked it Shelves: It covers the same time frame plus a little more but it's told from Tim's POV.
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As much as I enjoyed this story, in retrospect, I wish that I had taken a bit of a respite between books 1 and 2. It was draining. The roller coaster that is Tim and Ben is tough to experience back-to-back. Despite the areas of overlap which was to be expected , there were a lot of new developments that weren't explored in Ben's story One thing I didn't like: Because Tim came across as being Ben's alternate choice.
At one point Tim recognized that "Ben was made for me and Jace was made for him. I felt that Tim atoned for his wrongs where Ben was concerned. Actually, atoned and then some IMO! So the wedding ring bothered me.
I totally get that Jace will always have a place in Ben's heart but he's gone and if Ben truly loves Tim and is creating a life with him, then he should be wearing Tim's wedding ring on his left hand. Ben should move Jace's wedding band to the right hand if he insists on continuing to wear it and Tim agrees. But wearing Jace's wedding ring on his left hand and relegating Tim's to his right hand is yet another example of Tim playing second fiddle. I didn't like that.
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May 08, Cory rated it really liked it. I loved this just as much as I did the first!! I like Tim more as well. Trust me, he did some stupid shit, but he did it for love so I guess I can give him a break. This book ties together some pieces that were missing from book 1 since it's from Tim's POV. We get to see him grow and mature from how he was in the Something Like Summer.
This book was still as messy as the first book. That's my best way to describe it in that life happens and life isn't always pretty and wrapped up in a neat bow.
But that's what makes this book so special. I can't wait to read the next one, although I'm a little scared as I think it's probably going to be a little or a lot sad! View all 8 comments. Jun 26, Salsera rated it it was amazing Shelves: This review will assume that you have read Something Like Summer, the first book in this series.
So now, we know. Tim Wyman loved Ben Bentley. He loved him deeply. He loved him secretly. He loved him completely. He loved him fearfully. He loved him sacrificially.
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He loved him immaturely. He truly loved him, for the most part, exclusively. And yet, for too long, he loved him inadequately. He loved him openly and honestly far too late. And it was this last flaw that was Tim's undoing, and the trage This review will assume that you have read Something Like Summer, the first book in this series.
And it was this last flaw that was Tim's undoing, and the tragedy that sets this novel in motion. All of those contradictions notwithstanding, Jay Bell gives us an opportunity in this book that he denied us in "Something Like Summer": We learn about the influences that made Tim so afraid, and persuaded him to break up with Ben in high school; we learn how Tim nonetheless tried to change in college; view spoiler [ we see how breaking up with Ben in high school and the death of the only meaningful father figure he had ever known contributed to the sense of loneliness and dislocation Tim felt, which in turn led to the grievous mistake that he made when he and Ben encountered each other again in college; hide spoiler ] we see how Jace was still the right man for Ben, an excruciatingly painful truth that a chastened Tim was forced to acknowledge; and we see Tim's humble gratitude for a second chance, even when the reason for it was so grim.
Jay Bell does something incredible here. He takes the weakest character in his prior novel, and he not only redeems him, he shows that he was worthy of love all along.
The second-biggest tragedy of the series is the fact that Tim didn't figure this out until far too late we all know what the biggest tragedy is.
This is the novel that repeatedly "gets me," just because of the loss, the waste, and the continued loop of sadness that characterized the events of Tim's life until he finally managed to get his happy ending. If you didn't like Tim the first time, give him a chance the second time. You won't change your mind about Ben and Jace, and you won't see Tim's worst actions in a golden light, but you might see the rest of him in a richer, kinder, more loving and sympathetic light, and it will make all the difference in the world.
Perfect, cuz, winter is my favorite time of the year. Book 2 , Something like winter, is similar to something like summer, but we get the chill of the winter season here. Remember, what happen under the Christmas light's , yeah.. Yes, the yummiest, Christmas Smexy scene ever! The writer had to put a lot of time and effort into that, because it blended with perfection. Part 2 Yet again we get the additional love added Eric's persona was ever-so-sweetly done.
Yes the angst is here, in part Part 3 WOW! View all 6 comments. Aug 18, Sara rated it it was amazing Shelves: When I found out Tim was getting a book; I had a few emotions.
I was happy, I was scared and I was so unsure how it would go. Talk about the talent of Jay Bell for delivering a sequel that is completely it's own book and not an instant replay of what happened in Something Like Summer.
This, THIS is how you tell a story from the other perspective, this is how you once again tear my heart out in the best way possible. Did he ever notice Ben as he ran, did he notice him on his birthday when he almost ran him and his dog over, did he notice him at all?
We get those answers and much more. I never disliked Tim in SLS, I thought he was a confused and neglected teenager who found someone who liked him for him and wanted to take care of him in Ben. But OH! His home life was nothing short of shit. We got a bit of it before but nothing like this.
I wanted to shake the hell out of his mother and just drop kick his dad. They had their few and far between moments where they were semi human but they were not enough for me to ever like them. The Tim that we get in SLW shattered my heart, just tore it to pieces. I knew that this would be different but his time in college, his time with Eric I couldn't see through the massive amount of tears as I read some of those scenes.
Just heart breaking what he went through but how he comes out of it all, the few times he reconnects with Ben and where it all ends were worth it and I would do it all over again. Once again, this was not a direct retelling of Something Like Summer, that was Ben's story, this is Tim's and while we got new answers how he got his scar for one the few that I wanted were left out why he said that certain phrase in Spanish to Ben it was still a gorgeous book.
Nov 02, June Helmsley marked it as to-read Shelves: I will read this book so hard it will have trouble walking for a goddamn week. You hear me? A WEEK! I would bitch slap a bustle of boy scouts for a copy of this book. And that's not an exaggeration. That is a FACT. View 2 comments. Jan 02, AnnaLund rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: People who use their brains.
I have been sitting on this for a while now. First, it took quite some time to get into the action seeing it all from Tim's side. I have problems with people who are untruthful, and Tim? He doesn't even tell the truth to himself. Third, it is a very hard book to sum up.
At least, if you want to make a good job of it. And I do. So here's me trying my best. I loved it. Bet you didn't e I have been sitting on this for a while now.
Bet you didn't expect that, seeing the intro up there, huh? But I did love it, and I loved Tim, this broken, unhappy, sad and lonely character, who finally finds a voice to transmit what and who he is to me.
A beautifully lost young man, who ends up finding himself. Mr Bell, I hand it to you. A platter full of the most delicious kudos. I did not think you would be able to make me like Tim ever. But you were. You did it. And I loved the epilogue that took us a bit further into the future. I'm not big on spoilers, so I'm not going into the intricate dealings in this story. Suffice it to say that I adored many things in this book, but especially Tim's Mexican Nana, and her new priest.
This is Tim's interaction with her on that, and it went straight to my heart: You love a woman, you love a man, you love a tomato. God is happy, because he created love. But the rest, yes. And her priest. There are several more stories woven into this one, and Mr Bell intelligently gives us suffering and death, addiction and mental illnesses, without ever lecturing us on any of it. It just IS. Some stories just don't need the sexing. This is one of them. It broke my heart in all the right places.
Whenever Tim pictured Ben, it was always summer. I found both silly errors and the omnipresent confusion between the verbs lie and lay. I am fighting a losing battle, I believe.
Dec 25, Sara rated it really liked it Shelves: The soul he had managed to capture a glimpse of on canvas had gone home For the love of jebus, if you have yet to read the book do NOT read the spoilers! Ooops he did it again.. Another blubberfest for me this one.
A lot of things we were made to believe in SLS was things misunderstood from Ben's point of view. I didn't feel the same affection towards Tim as I had for Ben The soul he had managed to capture a glimpse of on canvas had gone home For the love of jebus, if you have yet to read the book do NOT read the spoilers! I didn't feel the same affection towards Tim as I had for Ben, I found him a bit thick in both books.
Meeting Eric was bitter-sweet view spoiler [Knowing he was going to die didn't make him dying any easier at all.. Again Mr Bell have managed to write a death scene that is just so beautiful and sad it shreds your heart in to strips hide spoiler ] Getting an extended ending was the best part of this book by far, it made it all a bit more real, and of course he had me crying AGAIN! I'm still weeping writing this!
I think the last book that had me this cut up was Special Forces. Jay Bell really has a way to make you fall in love with his characters, especially the secondary ones, both two and four legged. What a whining little shit stain If you have read Sls, read this too. It's worth it, I promise! Nana nodded as if satisfied. View all 9 comments.
Oct 26, Madison Parker rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thank you, Jay, for giving us Tim's story. In some ways, this was a difficult read for me, because I knew when the sad parts were coming, but pressed on through the tears. It felt so much more heart-breaking this time around, now that I had a deeper understanding of why Tim made the choices he had.
He was a jerk at times, but I knew underneath it all, he really loved Benjamin. I knew there was more to his story than Thank you, Jay, for giving us Tim's story. I knew there was more to his story than what we were able to see through Ben's eyes.
I enjoyed learning more about Tim's relationships with Eric and with Ryan. They really helped to define who Tim had become by the latter part of the story. I also loved that we went further into the timeline and got to see what happened after their final reunion.
Their trip to Mexico City was beautifully written. This was such a wonderful love story. I highly recommend this book for anyone who doesn't mind shedding a bucket of tears in the name of true love. Oct 26, Connie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Something Like Winter is one of those books that makes me wish my English was better and I could be more articulate and eloquent about it.
As it stand, I will do my best with what I have. Ben's book was a romance, pure and simple. Now Tim's book was so much more! Something Like Winter is Something Like Winter is one of those books that makes me wish my English was better and I could be more articulate and eloquent about it. Something Like Winter is Tim's story, the same as Ben with told from a new point of new, with new eyes. Everything Tim did makes so much sense now. Not that it didn't before but seeing it in first person was absolutely amazing.
I cried and cried. And I wanted to hug Tim, so much. It was so easy for me to go back to these characters I loved so much. Everything was in my mind, and it was hard at times to read because I knew what was going to happen.
I didn't want their hearts to break, but I knew it was coming. Seeing Tim's journey, his regrets, the lessons learned in the hard way, his coming out How life will test you to the limit, and how you have to make choices that will affect not only you but the ones around you. Tim learns to be brave, I lesson Ben tried to teach him when he was still a teen.
But I guess Tim just wasn't ready. I have to make a separate note for Eric. This character that we never got to see in SLS, the mysterious man behind Tim's money. Getting to know Eric was without a doubt a highlight in Something Like Winter. Their relationship, their love for each other, was so strong. And the fact that even without being intimate Eric manage to be the closest person to Tim's heart apart from Ben of course A love so pure, that help Tim come out of his shell and work hard to be the man Eric knew he could be.
Even Marcello is a likeable character. I despise Ryan, all over again. But he had a purpose in this story and it worked. Allison was as adorable now as she was before, and it was nice to see how they interact. I loved the Prologue, and Im glad Jay still gave us a little glimpse into their future. Happy couples are boring maybe but we still want to see them live HEA. After everything these two went trough is the least they deserved.
I am ready to read it again! Crazy, I know. If you haven't read Something Like Summer yet, please do so before joining Tim in Something Like Winter, it will all make more sense that way. Dec 07, Brian rated it it was amazing Shelves: Tim Wyman is an ass. Spoiled, selfish, and impetuous are all words that came to mind when reading about Tim and his antics throughout much of that book.
But despite all of that, Tim is a loveable ass, one who redeems himself several times over. In Something Like Winter , Bell gives the reader much more insight into Tim's life and why he did the things he di Tim Wyman is an ass. In Something Like Winter , Bell gives the reader much more insight into Tim's life and why he did the things he did.
Like Something Like Summer , this second installment in the "Seasons" series is funny, endearing, at times quite sad, and just plain wonderful. Reading about all of the characters, their loves, their losses, their accomplishments, and their troubles once again left me thoughtful and wistful. Unlike some sequel or companion novels, Something Like Winter was never boring, was always engaging, and made me long for the work day to end so I could once again pick up the book and read more.
And as much as I appreciated the depth that Bell added to Tim's character, I think the best part of this book for me was the return of Benjamin Bentley. My favorite character in all of the gay fiction I've read, Ben has always made me smile and sometimes shed a tear or two. Now, you may be thinking, what about the story? Tell me about the story! Well, I'm not going to go there because I know that a number of my goodreads friends have both books on their "to-read" lists but haven't read them yet for shame!
And once you dive into these novels, you'll understand why you don't want even a hint of a spoiler to ruin the journey. One more thing before I end: Something Like Summer went from 4. So Jay Bell, excellent work, and keep up your incredible storytelling. Oct 23, Nichole DirrtyH added it Shelves: I'm having a hard time figuring out how to rate this. I was really excited to read it because of how much I loved Something Like Summer.
And because I loved that book, and anything extra having to do with that book is a bonus, I liked this book. But on its own merits, this book was very disappointing. It felt rushed and thrown together, and I didn't feel that the character of Tim was redeemed at all.
But I'm having a hard time figuring out how to rate this. But having his POV in this book, he's just selfish and immature and absolutely doesn't deserve Ben. So that's frustrating. The other problem is that I felt like there was a big wall between these characters the whole time.
Ben was very difficult to see as a person, he was really just this smoky idea in Tim's head. There was no connection between them. I couldn't understand what either of them saw in the other.
For Ben, Tim was the hot guy he fooled around with in high school, and I get that, but there was nothing beyond that. I don't think Ben ever really knew Tim at all, even at the end of the book. And for Tim, Ben was this idea of what he wished he could be. I don't see enough there to base a relationship on so it was very difficult to be engaged in wanting to see them together.
I mostly wanted Tim to grow up and figure out life without Ben. I felt a lot better about these characters in Something Like Summer.
Something Like Winter was just So much less.
And yet I enjoyed reading it, was willing to ignore a lot of issues So yeah. I really can't rate this.
Apr 22, Riina Y. Either way I have to say that Something Like Summer… was my first and so were Ben and Tim , and you know what they say about firsts …. Ben and Tim. And in more than one ways Tim. He'll always remain in my heart as the most wonderful person. And Winter showed me once again just how wonderful he truly is.
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I've loved Tim the moment I met him and I always wanted him to be happy, with Ben. Winter was another roller coaster ride, one you just can't get off from no matter how hard you try. I was stuck with Tim and the others until the very end. Who didn't enjoy to have heard the entire story once more from "the other guy's" POV? I am also thrilled to have gotten the paperbacks in addition to my site files. A present that brought me to tears.
Sometimes your friends are the most lovely thing in your life. Jan 30, Jintana rated it it was amazing. This booked packed a 5 star punch right from the beginning. I knew it would be painful to revisit these characters in this sequel to Something Like Summer but I didn't realize how painful it would be. The story was so full of angst, lost opportunitites for gaining self-respect, unfulfilled and unrequited love, emotion, emotion and more emotion. Yet, I loved it. It was so much better than I thought it would ever be.
We get to see Tim's perspective and watch him struggle with his love for Ben This booked packed a 5 star punch right from the beginning. We get to see Tim's perspective and watch him struggle with his love for Ben, grow and mature, find a deep and abiding non-sexual love with Eric, and get lost in a destructive relationship with Ryan.
But we do get to see more of what happens after Something Like Summer ends, more of how the boys finally come to terms with each other and forge a new relationship.
Thank you for that, Jay Bell! I highly recommend this to everyone who's read the first book. But, this one can be read as a stand alone for anyone who wants to start here. Guaranteed that you'd go back and read the first one, though. Super, super story. This book follows Something Like Summer and is the story from Tim's point of view. Once again it is an emotional journey that provides insight into Tim and the choices he made.
Some of Tim's actions, as told in the first book, are viewed in a totally different light and I found myself once again a supporter and hoping for the HEA he deserved! Lots of frustration and tears but also lots of love in this story.
Oct 30, Jayson James rated it it was amazing Shelves: It was nice getting to spend time with Ben Bentley and Tim Wyman again. Although I liked Tim from Something Like Summer, reading the story from his point of view made me adore him more. I found myself bawling my eyes out many times while reading and hoping the two of them would fall in love and live happily ever after. I enjoyed seeing how Jay told the story from a different perspective.
It was amazing to see just how different the story unfolded and progressed seeing life through Tim. Jan 02, Stephane rated it it was amazing. This is a tour de force! Jay Bell retold the story we all know from 'Something Like Summer' from Tim's perspective and in a genial way, made it as good and as absorbing a book as the first one! Emotions run high here, true love is at stake and in the end you get the best gay love story I ever read.. Let me correct myself, 'Something Like Winter' elevates it to a true gay fairy tale that you'll want to believe in and be a part of!
I couldn't believe the outcome; it was my first experience reading a book where I actually liked the writing but hated one of the main characters. Something Like Winter starts out just before Tim moves to Texas, and follows him from his time with Ben, to college and beyond. Many of the same scenes from SLS were revisited, and lots of familiar feelings came bubbling up: Why was he so careless with Ben? Why couldn't Ben see him for what he really was? Why did he have such jerks for parents?
I never felt a single spark, so that when they were separated by circumstances and years, I never believed Tim cared in the first place.
I worried for his parent's rejection. Tim spent a lot of time in his own head and in conversations with others fretting about how Ben was the best thing that ever happened to him, but all I kept thinking was: Bottom line? I felt for him. I wanted him to succeed. Then anytime he got around Ben, I felt myself hating Tim just a little more.
In SLS, I was That's the thing about the writing in this series. As one of my blog partners so accurately noted, it's like anytime there's something special or shiny about a character, Jay Bell finds some way to knock that person down a notch. In other words, they're simply a device to move the plot forward.
That makes me angry! Until he meets recklessly brave Benjamin Bentley, who introduces Tim to a world of love, sex, and warmth. Buried beneath his own deceptions, Tim must claw his way to the surface in the hopes of learning to fly. For much of the first book, Ben and Tim go their separate ways. Tim lives through a lot in his time apart from Ben. In the end, only about 27, of nearly , words retread previous scenes, meaning Something Like Winter is less of a retelling, and more of a completely new experience.
Narrator Kevin R. Free has done a wonderful job of bringing the world of Something Like Winter to life. Check out a free sample below. The audio book is available from Audible , site , or iTunes. The Something Like… Series: Book 1: Something Like Summer Book 2: Something Like Autumn Book 3: Something Like Winter Book 4: Something Like Spring Book 5: Something Like Lightning Book 6: Something Like Thunder Book 7: Something Like Hail Book 9:View all 4 comments.
I'll be honest and say Tim made me growl more than on Up until now, Something Like Summer has been, hands down, my favorite book. Meeting Eric was bitter-sweet view spoiler [Knowing he was going to die didn't make him dying any easier at all.. With shareable portions and fresh, high-quality ingredients, we hope you find the food and drinks as enjoyable as the games.
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