Ask the Past kThis 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 willeep 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 place And it was like it was written by two different people the first half by Noel Coward and the second half by Paulo Coelho Also it felt like it wanted to be a movie directed by Blake Edwards and with the theme music composed by Henry
Mancini But Had To Make Do With but had to make do with Ephron and a soundrack of non original pop hitsMy pick My theme song for the first half of the book would be Little Boxes by Malvina Reynolds It describes Logan Brandish s situation pretty accurately With his mildly successful career as a romantic writer and his neat predictable monotonous life his clean cut boy scout of a boyfriend Curtis who loves cardboard boxes and that
s pretty much all that excites him and the uiet completely unexciting small town of pretty much all that excites him and the uiet completely unexciting small town of where he lives in a big Victorian house with his bestie Janey who has this thing for Jehovah s witnesses and Mormons By the way I didn t get if the Mormons and the Witnesses were there to help Janey release her pent up sexual energy or for some other profound reasonBut one fine day humdrum Logan who s also suffering from a bad case of writer s block meets cover model handsome and funny and riproarious Brock Kimble his new editor who s also determined to make his next book hit first place on s Gay Lesbian bestseller list Brock is so different from anyone Logan s ever met and he rocks Logan s world They
chat on line and they exchange emails and funny videos and they have coffee at cosy little romantic on line and they exchange emails and funny videos and they have coffee at cosy little romantic and they even chase an unruly umbrella in Logan s garden during a rainstorm They soon end up having mind blowing sex and thank Heavens Logan had the sagaciousness to break up with Curtis before that happened Or was it Curtis that broke up with him first to chase his cardboard dream around the world Who cares What matters is that the time Logan spends with Brock the deeper he realizes his emotions are for the man But Brock isn t the relationship type 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. E humor felt forced and repetitive there s a reason why slapstick moviesstories are or should be short and couldn t cover the weak plot any only so much to tell about writer s block and falling in love with the editormade it hard to eep me interested and to finish the storyslightly disappointing 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 I was disinterested about the the book didn t continue in the same vain it got a bit boring and I was disinterested about the result Brock and Logan were not your average romantic couple and for me there was no burn 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 now me now 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 *the world I TOLD YOU I 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 new Life can be weird like that sometimesAll and all another Arvin winner Highly recommende. 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 eep his thoughts from his erstwhile editor for long Logan just might have to admit there are some things you can’t run fro. .
characters Ü PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Eric ArvinR rather he can t commit to a relationship right now so they part ways Now not only Logan has to nurse his semi broken heart but he also gets assigned to a new editor Miss Frances Barlow who s the polar opposite of Brock She s older and she s stern and she could be Linda Hunt s twin sister or Imelda Staunton s double in
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix And ShePotter and the Order of the Phoenix and she to hate both him and his work Which takes us to the second part of the book I got two theme songs for this one You ve Got a Friend in Me by Randy Newman and Don t Worry Be Happy by Bobby McFerrinWhen even Logan s old arthritic neighbour Grace who inda jumps from the roof of her house just for the adrenaline rush unceremoniously tells him he s boring and urges him to do something about it or else he ll end up like Miss Barlow the self professed spinster Logan decides to step out of his comfort zone and seize the day like Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society So he takes a trip to Europe That s where he meets Lady Vera and Miss Cassie Bloom who are friends of his ex porn star friend Cliff and who could easily have lived in The Birdcage before hijacking the second part of Galley Proof So They all head to Rome where they paint the town red on a daily basis and where Logan meets Marco straight out of the movie Il Postino and Roberto the romantic bouncer who also enjoys to be spanked from time to time his new playmates who fill his international void both alternately and at onceThere s also this very famous
And Very Popular And Richvery popular and rich in reality very lonely author Bradley Homlick who Short Stories by Roald Dahl kinda reminded me of Elliot Gould in Ocean s Eleven Bradley lives in this 17th century mansion somewhere near Rome with the added plus of a nearby beach Logannows him from the Internets and he visits him to ask for advice about that book he s still struggling to write But alas not only does he leave the place none the wiser but he also stumbles upon Curtis yes the ex boyfriend frolicking on the beach with a couple of guys who enjoy groping his bubbly thong clad ass And then Logan with some help from Curtis has an epiphany and he realizes life is too precious to spend it doing things you don t like and d 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 th. 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.