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An Accidental Affair | [Eric Jerome Dickey]

An Accidental Affair

James Thicke is a man whose mysterious past runs as deep as his violent streak. He’s channeled the intensity of his soul into twin passions - success as a screenwriter and marriage to movie actress Regina Baptiste. In the midst of filming his latest script, starring Regina and leading man Johnny Bergs, James receives a video of his wife caught in the most compromising of situations.
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James Thicke is a man whose mysterious past runs as deep as his violent streak. He’s channeled the intensity of his soul into twin passions - success as a screenwriter and marriage to movie actress Regina Baptiste. In the midst of filming his latest script, starring Regina and leading man Johnny Bergs, James receives a video of his wife caught in the most compromising of situations. Hours later, the clip of the on-set infidelity has hit the Internet and gone viral in the blogosphere and across all channels of social media. James responds to the affront by savagely attacking Johnny Bergs, and the spectacle has both the paparazzi and the police amassing at the married couple’s estate. James goes on the run, but only as far as the city of Downey, California. As James tries to protect Regina from Hollywood’s underbelly, lust, blackmail, and revenge become his constant companions. Does an accidental affair spell permanent danger?

©2012 Eric Jerome Dickey (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Sheba LANCASTER, TX, United States 04-21-12
    Sheba LANCASTER, TX, United States 04-21-12 Member Since 2011

    AVID READER!!!!

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    An Accidental Affair
    First of all, let me say, Eric Jerome Dickey is a wonderful writer.   I always enjoy reading his books. His characters are always multi-layered and interesting people.  They are very well developed, very intriguing and always entertaining. You never end up where you think you might. And even if you do, you can't predict how you will get there because EJD will always throw you off.  I love it!  I wish he would bring out a book more often than what he does. His  writing truly entertains me and takes me to another place, right in the middle of his story.  
    The one thing I really like about EJD's books is, you always can come away with a strong moral lesson and the journey to that moral lesson is simply extraordinary. 

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Ms. G SOUTHFIELD, MI, United States 07-07-12
    Ms. G SOUTHFIELD, MI, United States 07-07-12
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    "You owe us one!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I don't know


    Has An Accidental Affair turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I think Eric was trying to do something different


    What three words best describe Christopher Lane’s voice?

    He was fine


    What character would you cut from An Accidental Affair?

    I think they all brought something to the story


    Any additional comments?

    This story seemed like it could've been an Easy Rowlins story, maybe one of his friends. I love Eric and I appreciate him trying to do something different, I just didn't enjoy this. I was glad they got back together, and I liked that he had his wife's back. It left me feeling that they'd never trust each other again. Give me more Gideon, please! Love you, Ms. G

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Wil Richmond, VA, United States 08-21-12
    Wil Richmond, VA, United States 08-21-12 Member Since 2008
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    "One dimentional"
    What disappointed you about An Accidental Affair?

    How weak and unplausable the characters and plot was.


    What could Eric Jerome Dickey have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Based the story in a more realistic plot. Not make us want to sympathise with characters that are richer and more beautiful than his readers. Not make us want to feel anything for a murderer, a narcicist, a (un-fleshed out) rich antagonist. make a stronger case for bring "driver and Panter" into the story.


    What about Christopher Lane’s performance did you like?

    He gave each character personality even though the characters, as written, had no depth.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from An Accidental Affair?

    It was the cutting that destroyed the novel. There was not enough back story and motivation to drive each character to the extreme behavior they exibited.


    Any additional comments?

    After reading the Gidion series I was waiting and dying for book 5, Not any more if he is just going to phone it in.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    ann coleman LEWISVILLE, TX, US 07-06-12
    ann coleman LEWISVILLE, TX, US 07-06-12 Member Since 2010
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    "It was okay"

    I just wanted to hurry up and finish this book, I felt like I wasted my credit. This book is not what I expected from this author. I just didnt too much care for it. Not much else to say.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    KENYA 04-22-12
    KENYA 04-22-12 Member Since 2009

    Educator, mother and avid reader!

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    "Keeps your interest the minute the story begins!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, If you like fast pace stories, quick wit and intelligent story lines, you will love this new novel from Eric Jerome Dickey! Another hit.


    What other book might you compare An Accidental Affair to and why?

    The Other Woman By Eric Jerome Dickey
    Jezebel


    What does Christopher Lane bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator is wonderful. He has a skill for languages, the characters come to life.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me not want to stop listening, I finished it in two straight days!


    Any additional comments?

    Can not wait for EJD's next book.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Petrena San Antonio, TX, USA 03-11-13
    Petrena San Antonio, TX, USA 03-11-13
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    "Not what I expected"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The listen was not a waste of time but not exciting. Rather slow and boring.


    If you’ve listened to books by Eric Jerome Dickey before, how does this one compare?

    This did not compare, but I was also listening to the Gideon series.


    Have you listened to any of Christopher Lane’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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    Did An Accidental Affair inspire you to do anything?

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    pattigurl Plantation, FL, United States 09-18-12
    pattigurl Plantation, FL, United States 09-18-12 Member Since 2006
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    "I was with this until this demi-god..."
    What did you like best about An Accidental Affair? What did you like least?

    The narrator is awesome. Very good diction and command of language. Great with accents. A good storyteller.But really? Some corny writer kills a known family of thugs? So unrealistic that it's actually funny that the writer thought readers wold be bowled over by it.


    Would you recommend An Accidental Affair to your friends? Why or why not?

    Sure but some of my friends would be just as disappointed by the ending.


    Have you listened to any of Christopher Lane’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've not listened to him but love his voice.


    Could you see An Accidental Affair being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes since Americans seem to love the unrealistic.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    glamazon The Coast of Rhode Island 06-09-12
    glamazon The Coast of Rhode Island 06-09-12 Member Since 2003

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    "Too Retro for Me"

    Except for the references to cell phones, email, twitter etc., this book sounds like it was written in the 1950's, with all the focus on men, sex and violence and their demeaning treatment of women. Reminds me of a time when women were objectified by hair color - "the blonde", "the brunette" etc. like products in a convenience store.

    I couldn't gat past about 15 minutes of this. I see why it's on sale (unfortunately, three days after my purchase) but I was too early to get the sale price. It's still not worth a credit, nor the sale price either.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Sherri thousand oaks, CA, United States 04-11-13
    Sherri thousand oaks, CA, United States 04-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Not What I expected"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I haven't read Eric Jerome Dickey in a while, but I loved his early books... Couldn't wait for them to come out! So when I saw one with such an interesting title, I decided to try it.

    This book is completely different from any of his work that I have read... Despite the departure from "African American themed" books, that I kind of expected, there is a "darkness" in this particular book that is unfamiliar and it also reads like one of the old detective novels where the gritty detective who has seen everything is not necessarily a likeable hero, but happens to be in the middle of all of the action anyway.

    If you are looking for a lot of sex and a lot of action, it is here... But there isn't necessarily a lot of storyline and no likeable characters, although there are new characters constantly introduced, none of them other than the main character is developed enough that you really understand them at all. And even when you think you understand the main character and his motives, he does things that make no sense.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have developed the characters more and let them have just ONE personality.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was very good.


    Do you think An Accidental Affair needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, a follow-up book would just be more "jumbled passion" that really leads nowhere.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. VAN NUYS, CA, United States 08-22-12
    Mrs. VAN NUYS, CA, United States 08-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Love LoVe lOve...!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of An Accidental Affair to be better than the print version?

    Yes... I am on the road most of the time and its really great.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Driver and James Thicke...i love both characters, the way and how they look at things are crzay cool.


    Have you listened to any of Christopher Lane’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first listen my Christopher Lane


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The writer's


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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