Regular price: $10.49

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

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

More from the same

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 3.7 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    50
  • 4 Stars
    77
  • 3 Stars
    52
  • 2 Stars
    11
  • 1 Stars
    11

Performance

  • 4.0 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    65
  • 4 Stars
    58
  • 3 Stars
    33
  • 2 Stars
    11
  • 1 Stars
    6

Story

  • 3.6 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    46
  • 4 Stars
    50
  • 3 Stars
    55
  • 2 Stars
    9
  • 1 Stars
    11
Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Good Narrative, cute story

Not as explicit as most mm stories but nevertheless still great listen. An easy book to listen again and again to.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Yes! All of the yes!

This story was super cute! Sure it was a little predictable, but you fell for all the characters so hard it didn't matter. I love TJ Klune and I had to show some support it his husband. So glad I did!! Definitely worth the money

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Jojo
  • MILLVILLE, NJ, United States
  • 01-30-14

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.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Ryan
  • MURFREESBORO, TN, United States
  • 01-12-14

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

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Marilyn
  • GLASTONBURY, CT, United States
  • 12-15-11

Almost Good

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 4 people found this review helpful