Love can appear unexpectedly: a chance meeting at a friend's wedding, the arrival of a handsome new co-worker...or while being robbed at a convenience store.
For some, love seems an impossible dream. Growing up gay in small-town Missouri, Jace Holden thought his chance would never come. When he meets Victor - a wild soul and fellow outsider - his chances of finding love go from bleak to a very uncertain, maybe. Bracing his heart, Jace chases after his desire, hoping for a warm hand to hold his tight.
Something Like Autumn tells the story of Jace's life before the events of Something Like Summer, while also revisiting his time with Benjamin Bentley.
The Seasons Series: Book 1: Something like Summer, Book 2: Something like Winter, Book 3: Something like Autumn, Book 4: Something like Spring.
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Feels like full circle
He tells the story well. However, some of the voices he uses for the characters do not seem to fit. For example, he reads Tim like a simpleton dimwit and you know when a character is a nasty piece of work because their voices are uber camp and waspish.
Yes. Clear your diary, you wont want to miss a moment of this story.
This story is much more than just another look at the events from "Something Like Summer". In fact they are just covered in the final third part of this book.
In this story we meet a young Jace about to make a life changing decision and then watch him grow up to be the man that we (and Ben) fall in love with.
However, for me the best thing about this story is that we see the real Jace and not the perfect person who everyone who meets him seems to think he is. He is flawed and he has doubts and he is human.
Team Tim or Team Jace? I couldn't choose.
All I know is that you need a box of tissues handy as by the end your eyes will not be dry
- Andrew G