Nothing in this world is permanent. Friends, lovers, even family can all disappear in the blink of an eye. Without these anchors, it's all too easy to find oneself drifting.
Jason Grant doesn't have much, aside from a beat-up old guitar and knack for getting kicked out of foster homes. His latest placement is set to be just another in a long line of failures. Then he meets Caesar Hubbard, a handsome guy who lives down the hall. For the first time in his life, Jason wants to stay, which means learning to be part of a family, and not letting his feelings - or his actions - ruin his first real chance of falling in love.
Something Like Spring introduces a new character to the Seasons story, one with a troubled past and an equally turbulent future. Jason must traverse a winding road fraught with emotional conflicts and tough decisions - a road that might just lead to a certain couple in Austin.
©2014 Jay Bell (P)2015 Jay Bell
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"After Winter must come Spring..."
Ben and Tim! Lol, I loved the plot of the story and that it introduced us to a completely new story in the series as well as expanded on Ben and Tim's story.
Ryan shooting Tim. At first, I felt like it was unnecessary to reintroduce Ryan into the series. But, I understood that he was a catalyst for Jason realizing his feelings for Ben and Tim. I thought that Cesar was going to be the Paramedic that came to the scene to take Tim to the hospital, but that wasn't the case.
Kevin has been consistent throughout the series.
I would've named this book Something Like Home. Yea, I know it's cliche but, Jason was always sort of in search of a family and home and he finally found that towards the end.
Throughout Spring, there was a feeling that the characters in this book sort of paralleling the characters of Summer. For instance, Jason was our Ben, Cesar was our Tim, and William was our Jace. I've always been a fan of Tim (he's my favorite character) but I did not like Cesar one bit from the beginning. Vice versa, i wasn't that much of a fan of Jace, but I loved William, especially for Jason. I feel that Jay wanted to give all of the TeamJace fans there Ben/Jace HEA even if it wasn't really them. I really enjoyed this book. It was a great way to end the series, even though I feel that there could be more to explore in Ben and Tim's new family.
"Closure . . .sort of"
Just amazing. So with this book we come full circle with Tim and Ben and am introduced to Jason Grant and others who will show up on future books. Jason is a wonderful young man that starts off as a jaded, but remarkably laid back, foster case for Michelle (Jace's sister). They forge a special bond as she seeks a family for him. My only issue with Jason is he just doesn't seem to know his worth and keeps just "putting up" with stuff instead of demanding what he wants. Although primarily about Jason's journey and search for love, we are treated with all our old friends from previous books. Except for Victor, thank god; I'm sorry I'm still really mad at him. But I digress. Not all the old friends are good ones and there is some drama. This book has trademark Jay Bell wonderful writing and storytelling; yes it is possible to love more than one person. But this one is a lot lighter than the previous books. Don't get me wrong, tears do flow, especially in the last 20% of the book; but they are happy tears. I so glad that Kevin R Free continues to narrate this series. He does his usual amazing job. All and all, it is Something Like Wonderful.
"A must read"
Great book. I did not wanted to end. Love the narrator, does a great job. Plus the story, wow, it just sucks you in.
"Jay Bell has become my favorite author."
How do you describe a series of books that tells the story from multiple viewpoints with significant junctures of the timeline of each allowing each storyline to add to the overall adventure of the characters? This is book 4 in the series, with three more to go. There is no way to ignore the the rest of the series now.
All the books so far have been excellently reviewed and edited to remove any of the detracting errors in grammar or spelling (OK I did not check the spelling while listening to the audiobook version, but you just know it is right).
I am glad I did buy the audiobook version, as the audio is a more powerful presentation than just reading for someone with failing eyesight and deaf in one ear. Immersion in the audio that has the right inflection of the characters' voices and clear pronunciation using different voices for each character makes the time pass too quickly and the end comes too soon. That is not meaning that it is too short, but that I want more. Good thing I have a few more credits so I can move on to number five with anxious anticipation and the shear joy that comes from a good book being absorbed by a voracious reader.
"Loving the series"
Different from other series, each episode in the something like series is a story of it's own, with cross over characters here and there. This makes each feel new and exciting and the sub plots extend the stories of characters you know and love from other episodes. I can't wait for the next one.
"It should be called Something Like Love"
The book was absolutely amazing and I got the audio book and the voices really captured what the tone of the characters, happy or sad, really conveyed. The story was absolutely amazing! Had me laughing at times and even made me shed a couple of years every now and again. Jay Bell is an amazing writer and the Something Like series is by far one of the best written book series I have ever read or listened to!
"tears of happiness"
first book to be so beautiful It actually had me crying because it seemed better then a fairytale!
I love the store and how they all tied together...when Tim and Ben adopted him I cried . I was so happy...can't wait to start the next one
""A Lifetime of Never Being Lonely""
The car! Tim's beautiful car: William telling Jason he was sorry but glad he got to spend that last night together lol
Jace, of course! And the one that Jason chose at the end. 💖
Second Chances 💞
Oh-jeez-oh-man! 💖Jace💖 He is by far still the one character in this series that I adore more than any of the others. I was devastated with the ending of "Something Like Autumn" because one, it was the first book I ever read from Mr. Jay Bell and I automatically fell in love with Jace. And two, not with Victor nor with Ben, did I ever feel as though Jace was truly loved, or truly made number one in the hearts from either of them.
And the ending with Ben and Tim just shattered my heart all over again because true love was made so heartaching clear for those two and Jace never had that. Yes, Ben chose Jace but his heart, his true love was always for Tim and I just felt Jace deserved so much more than what he got from Ben or Victor. 💔
Team Jace still! I'm so glad he had a part in this story and... -teary eye's groan- ...But enough of that!
-shaky sigh- I loved the relationship between Caesar and Jason. But I absolutely adored the relationship between Jason and William. And honestly, I was so happy with who Jason chose because that person reminded me of Jace and since Jace didn't get the "Happily Ever After" I wanted for him. The guy that reminded me of him did and I appreciated that.
Mr. Bell has this beautiful magical way of writing these tragic love stories that feels as though your heart is being ripped apart and slowly, piece by aching piece molded back together again by creating these characters that you fall in love with, and hate, and then adore again. And I just appreciate the closure for Jace that wasn't given in "Something Like Autumn." Probably reading Jace's story before Tim or Ben's story is why I'm so Team Jace still.
-sigh- I don't know what else to say. I mean, this is a beautiful love story. Of course it is, Jay Bell wrote it. For Ben and Tim and Jason and the one he chose, just a lovely story.
"LOVE LOVE LOVE"
I seriously can't get enough of this amazing series. I was jumping up and down with excitement to see 2 new additions just within the lady couple weeks. Needless to say they have been purchased and I'm starting the next one now. By far the best book series ever, what a journey with characters that have become life long friends. Thanks Jay!
"a good story!"
the narration was perfect as usual but the story was definitely not as good as the last three books in my opinion! still very much worth listening to though and a great addition to the Something Like series, can't wait for my next credit so I can get the next book! ahah
"another wonderful bok, wonderfully read"
yes and already have done, about 5 times
the epilogue, but don't skip to it, it brings together result of the wonderful build up from the previous books
there is no 'one scene' it is wonderful from start to finish. it somehow intertwines with the past books in fact I went back and re-listened to the first three, and bits slotted in..if you asked me2 months ago if I would buy three books that told the same story I would laugh at you, but I did, and this forth one brings it all together..
this is one of those books that is constantly pulling your emotions in every direction and the epilogue had me in tears... whether good tears or not?? I'm not telling
all 4 of these books where made extra special due to the very talented Mr Free.. he manages to stick the 'voices to the characters' through all 4 books. I would buy and book narrated by him
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