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Simple Men | [Eric Arvin]

Simple Men

Chip Arnold is a well-liked football coach at a small liberal arts college, but his personal life is in a bit of a rut. He goes out drinking with his colleagues, gets along well with his players, and dates all the prettiest women in town - he has the life most straight men dream of. But lately none of the women he dates seem to be igniting any passion in him. Then he meets the new school chaplain, Foster Lewis. Romantic attraction to another man is new and terrifying, and Chip just can't put his finger on why he's drawn to Foster, but it's stronger than anything he's felt for anyone in his life.
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Chip Arnold is a well-liked football coach at a small liberal arts college, but his personal life is in a bit of a rut. He goes out drinking with his colleagues, gets along well with his players, and dates all the prettiest women in town - he has the life most straight men dream of. But lately none of the women he dates seem to be igniting any passion in him. Then he meets the new school chaplain, Foster Lewis.

Romantic attraction to another man is new and terrifying, and Chip just can't put his finger on why he's drawn to Foster, but it's stronger than anything he's felt for anyone in his life. Never one to back down from a challenge, Chip decides to go for it. But love is never simple, and sometimes it's a downright mess!

©2010 Eric Arvin (P)2011 Eric Arvin

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    Joanna MILLVILLE, NJ, United States 01-30-14
    Joanna MILLVILLE, NJ, United States 01-30-14 Member Since 2012
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    "So close to awesome.. but still fell short."
    What did you like best about Simple Men? What did you like least?

    The relationship between the main characters is great. It's well developed and romantic and I really enjoyed both of them and the way they come together. But there were some problems that really lessened my enjoyment of this one. The female characters were SO BAD. The neurotic ex-girlfriend and the predatory trophy wife... it was just too much for me. And the conflict between the main characters felt really forced. Now, that was a lot of negatives, but I still gave it three stars. Because what this book does well, it does very well. And the development of the romantic relationship really is what I'm here for. So, in short, this one isn't a favorite but it's not bad and I would definitely read more from this author.


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    Ryan MURFREESBORO, TN, United States 01-12-14
    Ryan MURFREESBORO, TN, United States 01-12-14 Member Since 2013

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    "fun"
    If you could sum up Simple Men in three words, what would they be?

    Love Through discovery


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Chip


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the sexual connection


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    foster leaving chip for the sake of his friendship


    Any additional comments?

    overall a great book. hope there is more in store for the characters

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nimue Alberta, Canada 08-20-13
    Nimue Alberta, Canada 08-20-13 Member Since 2014

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    "Couldn't stop laughing or listening"

    Charlie David is a great narrator. He is the reason I choose this book.

    While the characters in this book all acted about 10 years younger than they actually were, it was great fun. Chip's fear of squirrels and inner dialog were hilarious. I loved Kate's golf cart and Brad's and Jason's antics made me chuckle. The romances could have been more mature, but I laugh so much that it didn't matter - what's not to like about something that keeps you laughing.
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    Marilyn GLASTONBURY, CT, United States 12-15-11
    Marilyn GLASTONBURY, CT, United States 12-15-11 Member Since 2009
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    What did you like best about Simple Men? What did you like least?

    I liked the author's ocassional insights about life and relationships that were dotted here and there into the story. The aspect I like least was a total lack of story around one adult man realizing he was gay, or at least bi. He sort of went


    Would you be willing to try another book from Eric Arvin? Why or why not?

    I wouldn't pay for it, but I'd give one a listen.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    His voice was too gay. Had trouble getting the straight man (men) right and the female character came out sounding like a very gay man.


    Do you think Simple Men needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Nope. It was a complete story as is.


    Any additional comments?

    The writing was half-way decent compared to romance books in general. Not literature, not edge-of your seat, but not stupid either.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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