I loved Something Like Summer from Jay Bell - loved loved Benjamin Bentley, one of the nicest guys you could read about in a book. I felt his sorrow when Tim dumps him (shed a few tears), so Tim automatically became the bad guy in that book. I couldn't really understand why Ben kept giving Tim more & more chances, even after he had tried to break him & Jace up.
I think JB wrote this book simply to give his readers a better closure on Ben & Tim's story - and it was an awesome closure too. This whole story is from Tim's POV, and you finally get to see what he had gone through, what kind of life he had led, how he came to the decisions he came to. After this book, readers will start liking Tim a lot more & finally understand the chain of events that lead to certain stupid decisions he makes. His relationship with Eric is also explored fully here, along with how Ryan came into his life & why he couldn't / wouldn't get rid of him until Ben steps in to help out.
The ending was also a lot more defined with an Epilogue of how their life together goes on. I still preferred Something Like Summer (simply for Jace & Ben's story, which made me cry buckets), but this one was worth a read for those who were not fully satisfied with the 2nd, 3rd, 4th chances that Ben keeps giving Tim. You'll agree after this book that Tim totally needed & deserved those chances, and sometimes, love needs more than one opportunity to blossom.