It's the summer of 1996 in Houston, Texas. Benjamin Bentley is an openly gay 17 year old teenage boy with not so many friends, who suddenly becomes infatuated with Tim Wyman, a handsome and popular, supposedly straight, newcomer. When a not-so-accident brings them together, their love story begins. They start a secret relationship and they build a world of their own. Something Like Summer is a coming of age story of true long lasting love, about insecurities, social pressure, heartache and love again that spans 12 years. It's about being true to yourself, letting your heart lead the way and discovering the strength of love.