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The Dopeman's Wife (The Dopeman #1)

4.51  ·  Rating Details ·  2,748 Ratings  ·  124 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
Paperback, 230 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Urban Books (first published January 1st 2009)
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Mar 25, 2016 Skai rated it it was amazing
All I can do is shake my head at Tical stupidity, I always said females always have the upper hand when it comes to men because we can do a lot of things that have them blinded, and men got the nerve to say females are stupid "I think not" smh. I was so glad that Loon and Nautica or whatever how you spell their names got killed and died. I was waiting patiently for it to happen while listening to this book on audible I was begging for it to happen well Antarctica (yes I said Antarctica) lmao. li ...more
Mar 25, 2016 Slim rated it it was amazing
My review about to have so spoiler's like man I'm glad Nautica or whatever how you spell her name.IDC but I'm was wishing for her to die lmao. But it's crazy how much I wanted Tical to live but in the end, he got killed! Smh, I liked that dude. Good book, though.
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
Apr 15, 2012 Alexis rated it really liked it
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
Jul 14, 2011 Yvette rated it really liked it
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
Eva Leger
Jul 06, 2009 Eva Leger rated it really liked it
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
Feb 20, 2012 ConSonia rated it really liked it
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!!!
Jan 14, 2013 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. This book had me from page 1. Would recommend it to everybody.
Nov 09, 2009 Natalie rated it liked it
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
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
Jun 13, 2013 Ayanna rated it it was amazing
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
Mary March
Jul 09, 2015 Mary March rated it really liked it
The word that pops into my head to describe this book is colourful. I am not sure why, but the characters were certainly larger than life.

I felt that the book created a shift in my thinking and realized that the characters in the book had "standards" they used as a measure of who was a good person, and who was not. In my estimation, I would have branded all of these characters as unsavoury, but as young women who had grown up surrounded by drug dealing and gangs, Nautica and Khia wanted to do be
May 05, 2016 Nicole added it
This book had a lot of potential so I read the whole thing. It was definitely rough around the edges and needed some smoothing out. Small things like a few spelling mistakes and some parts of the plot that didn't line up, like the story was making itself up as it went along. But it did have a lot of different stories going on. I jokingly described it to a friend as "a broke man's Coldest Winter Ever". I was frustrated at times because it just didn't follow smoothly, a lot of the sex seemed gratu ...more
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
Sandra Atueyi
Nov 20, 2012 Sandra Atueyi rated it really liked it

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
Lesa Divine)
Aug 02, 2009 Lesa Divine) rated it liked it
Shelves: read-it, i-own
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
Brianna Davis
Jun 13, 2013 Brianna Davis rated it really liked it
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
Dec 19, 2010 Mark rated it it was ok
Shelves: nsfw-book-club
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
Apr 19, 2014 Denise Gilliam rated it it was amazing
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.
Oct 28, 2015 Ava rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
boy oh boy that ending was rough.... the performance was excellent, which is what is necessary for an audio book to well worth it.
the story is same ole same ole fall in love with someone in the drug game, living fast and hard; lots of money. its pretty much a story that i enjoyed playing itself out, but i didnt find myself rooting for any of the characters to survive....
Jazzmyn Kennedy
Aug 06, 2014 Jazzmyn Kennedy rated it liked it
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 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
Aug 13, 2015 janell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read

The first part of the book was good. The story line was typical for the type of book it got even better when the girls set out to rob Zion. The rest was basic. I disliked the ending it was believable but really I always hope for a happy ending. The book was good there were a lot of typos but overall a good read.
Feb 26, 2015 Teaguem2005 rated it liked it
This was a good story. A little predictable at times and inconsistent at others. Nautica just did dumb things but yet the author wanted us to believe she was about that life. Clearly she wasn't. Tical treated her the way she wanted but she still thought with a hood mentality.

Loon was just what his name implies. Zion was a beast. Millie had nothing but love for Tical. She proved that in her letter.

So much pain, love, heartbreak, lies. and just so much. I was so wrapped up in this book i finished it in like two days. Sometimes while reading i wanted to slap the crap out of Nautica. She had it then lost it then got it back then lost it. ugh this chick i tell you . But let me tell you I loved me some Manny
Shari-lynn Pringle
Jul 24, 2015 Shari-lynn Pringle rated it really liked it
Shelves: audible_com
Speechless! Another emotional roller coaster at the hands of this consistently and exceptionally talented author. An amazing ability to cause you to fall in love or hate with characters and feel emotionally connected through their ups and downs. Stunned into speechless as the story ended. You won't want to put this one down. Somebody hold me
Tiffany Robinson
Mar 09, 2015 Tiffany Robinson rated it did not like it
Though I did finish this book pretty fast I was not a fan of this book. All of the characters were annoying and sounded pretty much the same through their dialogue. I really did not care what happened in the book or where the characters ended up.
Feb 21, 2015 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Never a good ending but good

Finally reading this after bypassing it for a couple of years. I hate their endings!!!! I dread reading Ashley & Jacquavius books. Read in 3 hours.
Ebony Scimens
Oct 26, 2014 Ebony Scimens rated it it was amazing
great read... hated the ending though. Nautica was a good woman but niave. she should've just told the truth from the jump and she would've been good.
Jan 11, 2016 Tyesha rated it it was amazing
This is a great book I am a true fan of Jaquavis and his wife Ashley. I love the Dopemans trilogy, if you love this book you will love the others.
Donisha Murdock
Nov 05, 2014 Donisha Murdock rated it really liked it
This book was hella good but like always love never prospers! Of course they die! But still a good read and most def a page turner!
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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
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