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Before We Were Wicked

Narrated by: Dion Graham
Series: Bad Men and Wicked Women, Book 0
Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (141 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey reveals how one chance meeting can change everything in this engrossing, sexy tale of star-crossed lust.

They say the love of money is the root of all evil, but for Ken Swift, it's the love of a woman.

Ken is 21, hurting people for cash to try to pay his way through college, when he lays eyes on Jimi Lee, the woman who will change the course of his entire life. What's meant to be a one-night stand with the Harvard-bound beauty turns into an explosion of sexual chemistry that neither can quit. And when Jimi Lee becomes pregnant, their two very different worlds collide in ways they never could have anticipated.

Passion, infidelity, and raw emotion combine in Eric Jerome Dickey's poignant, erotic portrait of a relationship: the rise, the fall, and the scars - and desire - that never fade.

©2019 Eric Jerome Dickey (P)2019 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

“From wanton to wicked, the love-hate relationship between Dickey's characters burns with rapid-fire dialogue and plenty of steam.” (Kirkus)

"The love story Dickey tells...is potent. Readers will want to read Bad Men and Wicked Women again after being immersed in this edgy, emotional adventure.” (Booklist

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Good Read.

The book gave a better insigt on the story of Bad Men and Wicked Women, but it was so sexualized that it didn't have all if the excitement, turns and twists that I anticipated. It was very well researched and though out as all books by Eric Jerome Dickey, but this was kind of a snooze fest asides for the Unrealistic Sex scenes.....

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Page turner, Yoni juicer

Spoiler alert: DO NOT READ ALONE OR AWAY FROM YOUR SPOUSE. It makes the innocent want to dance with the devil. The sex scenes are mind blowing. Had to read and reread them. Now on to the next one, hope it's as juicy as this one. There's more than sex, there's colorism, sexism, betrayals, and violence. Africans and African Americans bump heads which shows and tells a bunch about our society and how we view each other. I couldn't expect anything less from Eric Jerome Dickey. #book26of2019 #bookworm #whatsnext

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I Can Not Stand Jimmie Lee! Too Childish ! Ugh!

I almost stopped listening to this book several times because I found Jimmie Lee the most irritating and selfish person I have ever seen. Hopefully the book will get better from here!

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KEN SWIFT!!!

I throughly enjoyed this book. I'm actually thinking of starting it again just in case I missed something 😉

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EJD

I haven't read an EJD book I didn't enjoy. "Before We Were Wicked" was a preclude. We finally found out what happened in Florida. I expected more but hey...
This story spent much time on the relationship between Ken Swift and Jimmie Lee...and I can officially say I hate Jimmie Lee. I probably can put $5 on everyone who reads it will feel the same.
I wanted more typical action but the change of pace wasn't bad. If you are a true EJD fan, read it. If you are not a true EJD fan, read it. :-)

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Loved it

I felt as if I was there in the midst of the relationship drama: the love, the hate, the passion, and the evolution.

Loved it!

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Awesome

This book explains a lot from the 1st book so it was a good follow up. I can't wait to see where it goes from here

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love love love

this book brings it all together, story is so easy to follow, and the way he connected them is amazing!!

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Give Me More!!!

EJD has done it again! I finish this book and a little less than 2 days! The passion! Oh, the passion! I enjoyed every moment of the story. I wish I can give it a thousand stars! I can't wait to begin reading the sequel.

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Amazing!!

I loved hearing the beginning-how they started.
EJD, you've done it again!
I love you and thank you so much. You are the best!

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