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Married Men

(2001)
(The second book in the Lookin' for LUV series)
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Like Weber's pulpy debut novel Lookin' for Luv, this crudely written romance seems condemned to advertise its author's limitations, offering virtually no meaningful insight into the serious problems his cardboard cutout characters face. "Black people are treated differently than white people," one of them opines, and that's about as shrewd as it gets. Successful businessman Kyle was the first of a group of four New York City bachelors to wed, and he took a white wife. Now in their mid-30s, Kyle's buddies Jay, Wil and Allen rush to his side as he is falsely jailed by racist cops for the attempted murder of an elderly woman. Mama's boy Allen is caught between his shady, mercenary girlfriend, Rose, and his demanding mother. A compulsive womanizer, egocentric Jay flaunts his disrespect by neglecting his wife, Kenya, and their baby daughter. Wil reluctantly covers for him, but his wife, Diane, is a snoop who is constantly stirring up trouble. Kyle suffers from impotence and his shrink says the trauma of his arrest triggered a subconscious fear of being married to a white woman. Even Viagra doesn't help, so Kyle goes off to Africa to find himself. Meanwhile, opportunist Rose bullies Allen into marriage and manipulates both him and his mother into taking out insurance policies with her as beneficiary. Predictably, Ma is murdered during a holdup. Weber fails to evoke any sympathy at all for his cast of stereotypical, shallow characters as they blunder through this soap opera. "I played dumb," one character says, unwittingly speaking for all concerned. They're not playing. Agent, Marie Brown. 10-city author tour.

Genre: Urban Fiction

Used availability for Carl Weber's Married Men

Hardback Editions

2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Married Men
Author(s): Carl Weber
ISBN: 0-7394-2011-9 / 978-0-7394-2011-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
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Paperback Editions

January 2015 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Married Men (A Man's World Series)
Author(s): Carl Weber
ISBN: 1-61773-659-7 / 978-1-61773-659-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dafina
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November 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Married Men
Author(s): Carl Weber
ISBN: 0-7582-0303-9 / 978-0-7582-0303-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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September 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Married Men
Author(s): Carl Weber
ISBN: 1-57566-696-0 / 978-1-57566-696-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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Audio Editions

October 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Married Men
Author(s): Carl Weber
Publisher: Recorded Books
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October 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Married Men
Author(s): Carl Weber
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Married Men (A Man's World Series Book 2)
Author(s): Carl Weber
Publisher: Dafina
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