So many people asked me to write a sequel to “Something Like Summer”, and often I would give the same answer. Happy couples are boring. And they are. Cozy nights on the couch, a night out for drinks, a vacation to Paris…*yawn* While these things might make for a happy life, once written down they become the equivalent of an adult watching Teletubbies. Sure the pretty colors and fanciful creatures might draw your attention, but soon enough you’ll get bored and change the channel. […] I did warn you. Happy coupes are boring, and I refuse to write boring stories.
— Jay Bell’s opening Author’s Note to “Something Like Winter”