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The Dopeman's Wife (The Dopeman #1)

4.5 of 5 stars 4.50  ·  rating details  ·  1,765 ratings  ·  95 reviews
Nautica was raised by the streets and forced to grow up fast. The allure of the fast like pulled her into a world of scandal, schemes, and hustling. After Nautica comes up on a big scam and her biggest payday ever, she decided to move to the East Coast in search of a new beginning. What she thinks will be a new start turns out to be a nightmare.
She meets Manny, a well kno...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Urban Books (first published January 1st 2009)
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K.augustine
Aug 01, 2011 K.augustine marked it as to-read
I don't get the title but the book was awesome! Sex, stripping, pregnancy, anger, love, plotting, lying, stealing, drugs, liquor, jealousy, rape, abuse, murder, and backstabbing. With all that I couldn't put this book down. I was actually mad that I had to go to work because I didn't want to stop reading! My only wish is that this book was longer. . . and maybe that it had a happy ending.



I noticed a few inconsistencies. One in the beginning when Khia and her man where having sex and it said he...more
Yvette
Whew 4.5 Stars, this was a REALLY GOOD read guys!!! I stuck my nose in this one and had a hard time pulling it out. I was trying hard to read straight thru the night but I couldn't keep my eyes open.

This author, JaQuavis Coleman, is only in his mid 20's and it just blows my mind that he's such a seasoned Urban writer. He writes as if he has many years of experience under his belt! His stories flow, the character development is on point and he has a way of just pulling you right in, so much so t...more
Alexis
I agree with some of the other reviewers. The title isn't even accurate, because Nautica wasn't even married to Tical (who I believe I've been pronouncing wrong -_- lol). Overall I thought the story was okay, another story about females trying to come up and falling in love with another drug dealer and she "changes" but the past comes back to haunt them w/e etc.. However I did like the little twist with Loon And Millie, made it a little more interesting. I'm curious to see where the story is goi...more
Eva Leger
Jul 06, 2009 Eva Leger rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: urban fiction readers, fans of Ashley & JaQuavis
Shelves: b-urban-fiction
It's settled for me. Ashley Antoinette was most definitely riding the coattails of JaQuavis Coleman. If Coleman's debut The Dopeman's Wife and Antoinette's debut The Prada Plan show anything- it's that.
While I struggled to get through TPP because of how amatuer the entire thing was, this was entirely the opposite. This is actually more like two books in one in my opinion and after reading the "first" story I was scared that he'd ended it far too quickly and what else would he do with the rest o...more
Sonia
Just finished the The Dopeman's Wife it was really good book the first Ive read with JaQuavis work by himself. I was with Nautica for a minute there at the beginning but instead of her being a woman and being up front with her man she got everybody killed... Other than that the book was the bomb!!!
Natalie
My first gripe about this novel is the title, it totally baffles me. Part two of this book, is named The Dopeman's Wife. So the book is titled The Dopeman's Wife, AND the last third (part 2) of the book? After all of that Nautica was never officially a "wife" in the entire book. Before you read my review, I want to add a disclaimer that this could be a spoiler for you. I had a tough time, trying to write a review for this novel it was just so average to me, and nothing really exciting to write a...more
Shanae
I gave this book 5 days and 5 chapters, more than enough to get interesting. And it just fails. I cannot finish it and I won't invest any additional time into it when I have other great novels I want to read this year. My biggest problem with The Dopeman's Wife is that the novel is so erratic. It's all over the place. For example, in Chapter 4, Zion gets mad at Nautica (who he saw dancing at a strip club) for wanting to celebrate her cousin's birthday, which happens to be at a strip club, becaus...more
Ayanna
The Dope man’s Wife
JaQuavis Coleman for writing The Dope man’s wife was to let his readers know about the everyday life of some people who get money illegally. Learning the tricks and treats of the streets where you don’t always have to work for what you want, you just take it. The Dope man’s wife is a very exciting, outrageous book. This book could be inspirational to some people who like learning about things that happen in the streets or just overall like books that are very captivating. The...more
Rebecca
I loved this book. This book had me from page 1. Would recommend it to everybody.
Jenima
Aug 28, 2013 Jenima marked it as to-read
The Dopeman’s Wife by JaQuavis Coleman , Nautica And Khia are both cousins working at the strip club. They share a small apartment. Once Nautica meets Zion they decided to move in together , but Nautica soon learns he overprotective and Abusive . Nautica don’t like this side of Zion , and soon it get worst .
Nautica didn't want a baby by Zion Knowing , knowing he was a abusive , so she let her cousin khia talk her into not keeping the baby , which made Zion mad . So Zion had Khia Boyfriend kille...more
Sandra Atueyi

The Dopeman’s Wife is a good and interest book to read because it’s well-written and well characteristics. The Dopeman’s Wife is my first book reading from JaQuavis Coleman. JaQuavis Coleman introduced to Nautica in this book. I am trying to understand Nautica’s characteristic for this book. I was taking my time to read this book because I want to get know who is Nautica. The street raised Nautica but she was forced to grow up fast.

Nautica and Khia were wrong for stealing the money from Zion an...more
Lesa Jones
I have to say I so wanted to read this book. I never read JaQuavis as a stand along author and he did ok so what.

This book kept me wondering at times but, in away I kind of predicted most of what I thought would happened before it happend.

Nautica and her cousin Khia mainly was women that lie and steal from men. They use there body and wits to get what they want and that is money men with money.

Nautica started getting involved with at man name Zion that was a robber that robbed from drug dealers...more
Brianna Davis
The Dopeman's Wife was a interesting book. This book is good for young adults as well as adults. JaQuavis Coleman went into detail about drugs, sex, scandal and money. It's readers will like how realistic the story is. This novel is interesting from the beginning to the end. Coleman started this book off very bold and amazingly. I read this book over and over.

I think Coleman's purpose for writing this book was to entertain it's readers. Coleman makes the main character, Nautica, a young very att...more
Mark
Not that great. Although Jaquavis has gotten better as a writer, the protagonist in this book was a pretty lame central character, Nautica. Was she supposed to be some sort of anti-hero? If the book were written from anyone else's point of view Nautica would seem like the villain. She has the typical 'came up hard, will do anything for money' attitude of the women in these books, but she's grimier and more malicious than you'd expect. And her romance has elements of Twilight in that you, the rea...more
Denise Gilliam
I read this book because someone recommended to me. I was not disappointed at all. JaQuavis can write his ass off. I loved every part of the book. I started and couldn't put it down if I didn't have to sleep I would have finished last night it was that damn good. I love Nautica and Tical was a great couple.The ending of the book caught me by surprised. I had to read it twice to make sure I was reading it right. Great job JaQuavis I give this book 5 stars. Now on to part 2.
Jazzmyn Kennedy
I got this because i love pretty much all of ashley and jaquvis books....this one not so much...this is NOT his best writing at all...being someone who doesn't really care about grammar when writing a text i found this book to have alot of grammatical errors and mistypes....fire the editor one this one...also i didn't think it was the best storyline either the only character that i liked was tical...with all that being sad i will read the rest of the series one because i cant not finish a series...more
Tara Howard
Great book. Well written. I was totally not expecting some of the things that took place nor the ending but I must admit it was very well written and made me feel it as if I had personally witnessed it!
Kim
I've been on an Ashley an JaQuavis run lately, and this book was good but I didn't love it. Yes the story was interesting, but it was just all over the place. First Nautica and Zion with their relationship, then five minutes later Nautica is with Tical. Don't get me wrong, I couldn't put the book down it had lots of suspense, but something was just missing. I didn't care enough about Millie's character to pick up the second book. She didnt leave a good impression and was not memorable so I think...more
Tami
This is a good read. I usually don't read "urban" books, but I completed this book within 24 hours.
Crystal
Let me start of by saying this is ONE HELL OF A BOOK!! I picked this book up from a vendor i frequent at the local Flea Market, and he told me I should buy book #2 with it, wish I had listened!! Cant wait to get onto the second part. This book has all aspects of the game, starting with the Kingpin himself, the ex-junkie/prostitute and the girl who left all her drama behind to start over yet it ends up catching up with her. I read the book in a day because i could NOT put it down, I couldnt wait...more
Toleda
Loved the story but feels like I read it before! Either way it was a good read
Annmarie
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Charlene T
as always i love loved this book
Jackie Moody
This book was amzing. I had plenty of times where i couldn;t put the book down, I just wanted to know what was going to happen next. I would tell myself okay 15 more mintues then and hour would pass by. I can say there was not a point in time during the whole book where i was bored or not interested. Coleman wrote this book perfectly. I loved how he told the story of the streets but from more then one sides point of view. Looking forward to reading the Dopefiend next, CAN'T WAIT =)
Jeanene
I am a huge fan of Ashley and Jaquavis books, but was a little disappointed in this one. The title leads you to believe that the main character is a Dopeman's wife, did not feel Nautica ever really reached that level with any of the men in her level. I have a paperback edition of the book which contains a few typos, this should have been edited prior to priting. Also felt JaQuavis should have given Nautica more depth, and sharing her childhood/background. My two cents.
Shavonne
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Alexus Johnson
I think the book was very interesting. It was basically about trust. Khia and Nautica were two cousins trying to make it to New York to change their lives. They both worked at a chicken joint during the day and were strippers at night. Until Nautica met Zion a big drug dealer and her life changed rapidly.
Yasmine
The title most definitely did not go with the story but overall, I thought it was good. Even after all the things Nautica had been through and done wrong by in her life I wish Tical and her could have work things out and lived happily ever after along with Gunplay and Millie in their lives.
Hillary
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Ajhane Hall
Great book! I agree, the title really has nothing to do with the book but every describive page made me not want to put the book down. From Nautica with Khia, then Nautica with Benny and that boat scene, then Nautica with Tical. Great book !!!!!! I would read it again !
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JaQuavis Coleman also writes (with Ashley Antoinette) as "Ashley & JaQuavis".

JaQUAVIS COLEMAN, the New York Times best-selling author of Dopeman’s Trilogy, first burst onto the scene at the age of eighteen and quickly became a nationwide literary phenomenon. He and his wife Ashley Antoinette have coauthored numerous “street fiction” classics. With the birth of the Cartel series, the “Ashley an...more
More about JaQuavis Coleman...
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