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.
The Something Like series continues, taking the story into new territory
with a new generation of young men looking for love and happiness.
The original three books were all telling one big story of the love
triangle between Ben, Tim and Jace, so I was curious how the series would
continue with a new protagonist. It works great with a new supporting cast
expanding with close ties to the original cast, so it’s a new direction
with lovingly familiar characters now stepping back from lead to
Jason Grant has bounced from foster home to foster home ever since his
troubled mother lost custody of him as a young child. Jason refuses to
accept any of his new foster families, finding creative ways to make sure
they reject him sooner rather than later. Things change though with his
newest foster home when he meets his sexy bad boy new foster brother
The Hubbard family have an interesting dynamic. Caesar is the only
biological child of the conservative family, who’ve taken in many other
foster kids over the years. They’ve adopted two other children, and while
they provide a good life, they’re also demanding high standards. Jason,
who’s wanting to stay in a home for the first time since he lost his first
home, struggles to fit in without losing his identity. Falling in love
with his conservative Christian foster parents’ darling son is a recipe
for disaster, especially when Jason discovers Caesar’s surprising secret
Like all of Jay Bell’s books, there’s a real journey that takes the story
through years of love and loss. Jason’s situation changes and he meets
other young men whose lives will intertwine with his -hunky, sweet
William, fierce, difficult Kelly, muscle boy Nathaniel who refuses to love
or be hurt again – and they all get their own books to come.
Kevin R. Free’s youthful enthusiastic narration continues to bring the
story to life and makes the experience more enjoyable.
5 of 5 stars
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