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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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    "A Great Story and a Great Read!"

    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. 

    8 of 8 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 2011
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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.

    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 2010
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    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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    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

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    KENYA 04-22-12
    KENYA 04-22-12

    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 Member Since 2015
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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?

    N/A


    Did An Accidental Affair inspire you to do anything?

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    Any additional comments?

    N/A

    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 2012
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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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    JALAYNE SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 06-21-12
    JALAYNE SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 06-21-12 Member Since 2015

    USPS MAIL CARRIER, WALKING 6-8 MILES DAILY, AUDIO BOOKS MAKE ME ENJOY MY WORKDAY

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    "REWRITE!"
    What disappointed you about An Accidental Affair?

    too long, characters had boring lives,and relationships, started out slow, ended terrible


    Would you ever listen to anything by Eric Jerome Dickey again?

    yes


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Christopher Lane?

    Mr.Lane was good


    What character would you cut from An Accidental Affair?

    Monica, & Kennthe


    Any additional comments?

    this was the first book by Mr.Dickey that disappointed me, he's one of the best
    DID HE FORGET THAT???

    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 2014

    glam

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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.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Dream Watauga, TX, United States 05-19-12
    Dream Watauga, TX, United States 05-19-12 Member Since 2012

    LIFE just happens that way sometimes!

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    "Hmmmmmmm"

    All I can say about this book is that I am sleepy and i think I fell asleep on this book. I don't really like books that start off with the end result and it's up to the reader to find out what happened along the way, in order to understand the end result or where the book is suppose to take you... BOOOOOOO! It was a good story though Mr Dickey but can we get a different beginning that will bring us to the end? This book reminded me of Genevieve and I almost stopped listening to that book after 1 hour into the book. I like this author but this book was a disappointing and I think I am starting to get mad now that I think about it that I even have this book on my list and I got this book as soon as it came out just because of the author... Shaking my head. Some folks may like this type of book and the storyline is great but I feel as if it could have been written in a different way to make it more interesting. Johnny Handsome was a beast though I wish I had me a Mandingo that could turn me out like he did Regina especially if "WE CAN MAKE A MOVIE"...lol. One thing that I learned though was that what comes around will always come back to haunt you and sometimes people try to force KARMA on folks but it's true what they say "What comes around goes around and KARMA has to happen in its own time.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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