Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Waking with Enemies” as Want to Read:
Waking with Enemies
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Waking with Enemies (Gideon #2)

4.36 of 5 stars 4.36  ·  rating details  ·  3,023 ratings  ·  125 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey sizzles in this rapid-fire sequel to Sleeping with Strangers, which finds international hit man Gideon waking up with his past haunting him and danger knocking at his door.

After a heated encounter inside a London hotel room - where he was pursued by three very different women - Gideon finds himself living in a world wher
...more
Audio CD, 0 pages
Published August 7th 2007 by Brilliance Audio (first published August 1st 2007)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Alan
Eric Jerome Dickey is a phenomenally successful author, especially popular I gather with African American readers. He has 12 other books to his credit. I decided to see what all the fuss was about.
The answer: SEX and lots of it.
If the difference between erotica and porn lies in the literary quality of the work, this book is straight porn.
I won't bother to describe the plot -- it's laughable -- or the characters -- they're non-existent. But the worst aspect of this terrible affront to literat
...more
Leona Romich
WAKING WITH ENEMIES by Eric Jerome Dickey is the exciting sequel to SLEEPING WITH STRANGERS. Gideon is back...and the man with the broken nose is still hot on Gideon's trail in London. Gideon needs to find him before the man with the broken nose finds him first. It is a game of cat and mouse. The question remains who put a hit out on Gideon, could it be the man he left alive in Tampa, his mother, Arizona, or someone else?

Gideon also has a steamy sexual tryst with two lovely but yet different wo
...more
Jennifer
Ugh! Wade picked it and had listened to half of it so I only came in on the last 1/2. Awful awful awful. I totally agree with some of the other reviewers who gave it 1 star. Terrible writing and pointless sex that goes on and on. Reading the reviews is so funny because some people gave it 5 stars.
LaTonya
OMG! A page turner! Just when I thought it couldn't get any better, it did. If you liked the first book in the Gideon series, I am positive that you will absolutely love this one. Eric Jerome Dickey takes you on a never-ending thrill ride, with so many twists and turns and shocking moments that I couldn't even keep up with all the action. This book was so entertaining, as if I were watching a movie, and of course, as only he can do, EJD gives so many hot and steamy scenes that made me love Gideo ...more
Russell Brooks
If you enjoy stories with rough sex and hitmen, then you'll love Waking With Enemies. The story started off slow with a lot of sex--even the villain got some ass--before moving on to the plot. For some people, the sex scenes may be a bit too monotonous and have readers wondering when the story will actually move forward. Some readers will skip over them in order to get to the story. Eventually, the tale becomes a game of cat and mouse between Gideon--the anti-hero, and Broken-Nose Bruno--his hun ...more
Jessica
Strange book. Alternates between graphic porn and graphic violence. Still, you know the author has done a great job when you want the main charaacter, an evil to the bone hit-man, to get the non-convnetional happy ending in the orffering. Not saying if he does or not, though.
Amber
If you like sexy hitmen and women, and sex, and did I mention violence...Then this book is a must read! It is so steamy, my hair went curly, or was that my toes. Now don't get me wrong, prostitution can be deadly.
Metris
Such a great intense, drama...I love the characters & listening on audio is a Bonus (the narrators voice is so hypotizing)! I can't wait to see what Gideon has in store next!
Arzella
Keeping in mind that you are reading about a day in the life of a man raised by a prostitute that becomes a hitman, the book had the right amount of sex and violence. In any other book, it would have been overkill. If you are sensitive to kink and erotica in a book. Just don't read this book.

This book picks up where the first installment left off and just keeps going and going. I was torn between yelling at the characters and fanning myself. This was such a roller coaster ride that I couldn't te
...more
OOSA
What I Wish, This I Do Not Practice...

...but what I hate is what I do.

WAKING WITH ENEMIES picks up where SLEEPING WITH STRANGERS leave off. The man with the broken nose means certain death, but why? As a notorious hitman, Gideon has made enemies; enemies that he may or may not know exist. In this sequel, he finds himself involved in a dangerous game of survival, pitting assassin versus assassin. Gideon...a relentless and merciless seasoned pro. Bruno...looking to make a name for himself with Gi
...more
Antonio Henry
It's...hmm. Having not heard about this book or author before (I didn't even realise that there was a prequel) I approached it with average expectations...and was eventually unimpressed. Beginning with the most frequent subject in the other reviews, I did not expect the long lengths of erotica. Don't get me wrong, I did presume, regarding the story line, there would be some sort of aspect to the story. But the amount of length the author went into with the scenes made me wonder if I accidentally ...more
Mzm
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Compton
Won't be long winded. I just created a goodreads account for books like this one. I love the humor but I absolutely love the passionate sex scenes. EJD is masterful at drawing you in, giving you enough, an still leaving you wanting more.

Daniel Stedman
Definitely could have lost 100 pages of erotica and improved it.
Seriously, what the fuck was that all about? I'm no puritan, I understand that people have sex, and wild fantastic sex at that. It served just about no purpose with the plot, though. Maybe if Mrs. Jones had turned out to be someone in the contract killing business or something I could see, but nothing. I kept reading despite the first 100 pages being no different than a cheap sex-shop paperback, and it got, thankfully, better.
The wh
...more
Surah
There are three books in this series and I said I would wait till the end to pass judgment... even though I secretly passed judgment from book one!!!

Ooookkaaaayyyyy, much better towards the last third of this book. Too much unnecessary sexual situations for my taste for most of the book, but I braved it to the end (smile) and was not disappointed. There was not enough to make me feel any kind of connection with the characters as in other series I've read, but still passable. The writer has howe
...more
Deondra Hopkins
Keeps you going......

This series will keep you going. like the energize bunny..... lol I've read this series twice and still can't get enough!
Andreia
Jun 12, 2014 Andreia marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I registered a book at BookCrossing.com!
http://www.BookCrossing.com/journal/12726829
Francy Jules
you couldn't get me to put this book down at all. I love it. he is a great writer very interesting. his work is amazing
Laurent
This is the 2nd part of the Gideon's series, following Sleeping with strangers. This is really a good series, there's no decrease of excitement/interest in following Gideon, the lovable assassin. There's still a mix of erotica and action and many questions asked in the first volume are answered here.

C'est la 2nde partie de la serie Gideon, qui suit Sleeping with strangers. C'est vraiment une bonne serie, l'excitation/interet ne decroit pas en suivant Gideon, l'assassin que l'on aime. Il y a tou
...more
Everton Patterson
Erotic noir?? Really good conclusion to Sleeping With Strangers. Dickey is a great storyteller. The lengthy episodes of erotica (really border-line porn) I could have done without, and by this second book, I found myself skipping ahead past those sections, because the rest of the story was so good, I couldn't wait to see what happened next in the main storyline. I get the impression that the erotic stuff is mainly what Dickey does, so I may not be reading much of his other books. However, there ...more
Takara
great book loved it
Tally
Love love love this book! I was super happy for the ending because I honestly connected with every single character. Except the enemy, The Man With The Broken Nose, I felt happy in a odd way because he and Gideon were in the same business but I guess because of Gideon's background I sympathized for him more. Idk, but it was twisted. I love Gideon's character so much I can't wait to read Dying For Revenge and to be honest this book honestly made me want to start writing again. Hmmm???
LaVaye
Readers beware.......because I read "Sleeping with Strangers" I'm vested. I'm a sucker for sequels, however I must say the first half of the book was pointless. The book didn't get interesting until page 455 and their are only 648 pages in the book and the last 8-9 pages are acknowledgements.


I guess I'm one of those readers who likes it straight with no chaser. I can do without the sidebars, 4-5 pages of sexual encounters and so on....... Just give me the story.
Jeanette
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Lakeisha
This is a really good series. I love the complexity of Gideon. Not only is driven(even if it is in the wrong direction) but he is also sensitive and caring. There were so many times that i had to put the book down because it was too intense and i needed to take a breather. This intensity scaled the walls of erotic and it thriller/mystery like qualites. An assasain with a heart. Good READ. Can't wait to start the next book.
Nancy
A real page turner.

I really enjoyed this book. I finished reading the book in about a day or two. From cover to cover this book had me hooked. There were so many cliffhangers in this book and you have to pay attention to what is going on so you can follow along. Eric Jerome Dickey has done it once again and I just love the way he wrote this book. Definitely recommend this book to all my friends.
Teaguem2005
Dark story about an assassin Gideon; his sexual exploits, upbringing, and how he came to be who he is. I couldn't really get into the story personally. Ive never been to England but the author's description painted a picture for me. Since this book is the 2nd in the Gideon series, I'm clearly not interested in pursuing more of Gideon's exploits.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Who's Loving You
  • What They Want
  • A Love of My Own
  • Something On the Side
  • Love & Lies (Reverend Curtis Black, #4)
12936
Eric Jerome Dickey was born in Memphis, Tennessee and attended the University of Memphis (the former Memphis State), where he earned his degree in Computer System Technology. In 1983, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in engineering.

After landing a job in the aerospace industry as a software developer, Eric Jerome Dickey's artistic talents surfaced, inspiring him to become an actor and a
...more
More about Eric Jerome Dickey...
Friends and Lovers Cheaters The Other Woman Milk in my Coffee Sister, Sister

Share This Book

“restrictions create frustrations!” 9 likes
“common sense is the enemy of romance” 7 likes
More quotes…