Eric Arvin [PDF or epub] Galley Proof

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T you want at least not right away To take his mind off the mess he takes a trip but even the beautiful Italian um scenery can’t keep his thoughts from his erstwhile editor for long Logan just might have to admit there are some things you can’t run fro Everybody has read those books usually they come with horrendous cover art that start with an apparent self ironic scene that tries to justify using a clich It s some trope that has been beaten hit struck battered hammered trashed pummelled and flattened to the ground ages ago And for a while it works The author works his ass off and makes the first person past tense voice of his character sound like something hilarious something new refreshing and witty Then he crosses the line from a fine comedy to unadulterated spoof and ruins the effect If you the reader are very lucky the narrative still sounds entertaining enough to carry through to the end and lets you finish a book instead of feeding your DNF pile If you re very extremely exceptionally not that uncommonly at all unfortunate you ll end up with a WTF face and whole lot of wasted hours Hours of your life that you ll never be able to reclaim At which point you either decide to move on and give this author a wide berth in the future or you decide to give something back to the reading community and write a longwinded review that starts with a handful of meta paragraphs sure to annoy innocent review readersWelcome to my lifeThis book reads like an autobiography trying to be self ironic and falling short by miles It s like the author decided to skip coming up with anything original or fictional and instead document his day to day life in the publishing world Maybe his editor told him to throw in a few outrageous characters and give them the kind of urban legend lives you only hear around the water cooler or wherever the workers go to smoke illicitly Maybe the author was bored and decided to imitate a handful of his idols in one bookWhatever led to the creation and publication of this book is everything that s wrong with the publishing industry today This book is unbalanced tactless and inane If it had to be published why couldn t it be an in house newsletter to amuse the people who are able to recognise and appreciate the publishing jokes If it had to be published as a gay romance novel or erotica wannabe why not write one If this had to be published at all why not just do it and NOT market it as something it s notThis book is mislabelled as a gay romance It s mislabelled as a romance There s no romance here There is simply a string of sex scenes and fuckbuddies without anything resembling a plot Also Arvin went there He had the ex editor fuckbuddy friend attack comment on a one star rating review How is this any better than the author still talking about the book characters just want to make it clear for Goodreads staff himself commenting on a negative review Just having it in the book is like condoning bad behaviour and I ve had my limit I would have given this book one star regardless this just removed any guilt I might have feltHad Galley Proof been shelved under general fiction I might be forgiving to the abrupt style changes and the utter lack of the thin red line that connects it all but it wasn t and I m not If only Arvin had said what he made his character say I have decided it s not worth my time to write nor is it worth her time to readI received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalleyYou can also read this review on Sandra s My Fiction Nook blog

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Galley Proof

Fiction writer Logan Brandish is perfectly happy in his peaceful small town routine with his best friend his cat and his boyfriend until he meets the editor of his next book the handsome Brock Kimble and the lazy uiet of everyday living goes flying out the 45 rounded upFirst off I must admit to being a bit perturbed by some of the other reviews indicating there is cheating in this book or at the very least an open relationship Those that know me know that cheating is not something I take lightly when reading MM and it truly does take a master to make me see past that That being said there is no cheating in this book There is no open relationship in this book What there is in this book is a journey of self discovery Arvin s characters never end up in the same place they start in typically with life changing realizations that don t always depend on someone they fall in love with That s why I enjoy his books because the MC doesn t need a man to make everything better he needs to learn to trust in himself to make things betterArvin s wit and humor are on full display here throughout the novel from fanged vaginas to computers taking over the world I TOLD YOU I enjoyed the second half as much as the first when it turned into almost a travelogue story as the MC heads to Europe The supporting cast is eclectic and uirky and I especially love the side story with Janey and the war between the religious boys in her neighborhood That resolution of that sub plot was hilarious house fires and religious three waysThere was a bit of deus ex machina about the last uarter of the book and ex just happens to be in the same city in Europe that the MC is and imparts lasting wisdom at a critical juncture but I was able to overlook this given that you hear stories like that all the time a person was far away from home and they just happened to run into someone they knew Life can be weird like that sometimesAll and all another Arvin winner Highly recommended

REVIEW Galley Proof

Window Faced with real passion for the first time Logan becomes restless and agitated and soon his life and his new manuscript a work in progress he’d always thought would be completed are in a shamblesBut as Logan is learning you can’t always get wha 20 25 stars The beginning of this book had so much promise it had me laughing and really looking forward to getting to know Logan and Brock Unfortunately midway through it became a struggle and I found myself skimming through a lot of the book To me there was no chemistry between Brock and Logan the storyline with Janey made absolutely no sense as it did not add anything and seemed out of place I thought when Logan took off on his adventure it would pick up and the humor may return however I was mistaken and to me it was just a confusing mess of characters at the end


10 thoughts on “Galley Proof

  1. says:

    45 rounded upFirst off I must admit to being a bit perturbed by some of the other reviews indicating there is cheating in this book or at the very least an open relationship Those that know me know that cheating is not som

  2. says:

    Disclaimer the spoiler below is uite 'real' not just a scene or two If you read it you'll know the story line completelyview spoilerLogan had a nice stable life He had a stable albeit boring boyfriend Curtis had written some popular romance book Trouble and a female best friend Janey He hit a writer's block and at the same time the publisher

  3. says:

    I have to say I read some of the reviews below and I'm sorry I did I have to wonder if these people even read the same book I did Not a romance What It was the best romance I've read in a long time Open relationships and cheating Huh None of that either What there was is loads of character development great dialog and humor with a side of wa

  4. says:

    Hilarious start and lots of oddball humour I was chuckling for the first half of the story it was so funny and engaging But disappointingly the second part of the book didn't continue in the same vain it got a bit boring and

  5. says:

    Logan Brandish is a successful accomplished writer Not a mega star but with enough imagination and talent to have a nice career But lately he has been in a bit of a rut His writing has stalled and he has been running though editors And meeting his new one he hoped to present a good front and maybe fake his way through itIn

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    20 25 stars The beginning of this book had so much promise it had me laughing and really looking forward to getting to know Logan and Brock Unfortunately midway through it became a struggle and I found myself skimming through a lot of the book To me there was no chemistry between Brock and Logan; the storyline with Janey made abso

  7. says:

    3 35 starsLough out loud funny in the first part of the book with hilarious dialoguebanteruotes and uirky characters got increasingly tiring in the second partHere the humor felt forced and repetitive there`s a reason why

  8. says:

    Excellent gay fiction with romantic elements about an author who lives a very predictable safe life ruled by lists and habit until his attractive new editor shakes things up As with so many books by Eric Arvin thi

  9. says:

    Everybody has read those books–usually they come with horrendous cover art–that start with an apparent self ironic scene that tries to justify using a cliché It's some trope that has been beaten hit struck battered hammered trashed pummelled and flattened to the ground ages ago And for a while it works The author works his ass off and makes the first person past tense voice of his character sound like something hilarious something new

  10. says:

    This review contains major spoilersBy way of a prologue I would like to say that this is my first book by Eric Arvin and I truly find the man has potential for greatness He can be funny and witty and emotional; and he can write Which is not a given for many published authors So I will keep an eye out for Eric Arvin's other workMy issue with this book though was that it seemed to want to say and achieve too much ending up being all over the

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