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Sleeping with Strangers (Gideon #1)

4.29 of 5 stars 4.29  ·  rating details  ·  4,007 ratings  ·  207 reviews
Dickey's fans will be delighted by this fast-paced, deadly, and sensual audiobook that gives them the chance to catch up with some of their favorite characters while introducing a great new bad-boy narrator: a hit man who goes by the name of Gideon. Unabridged.
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Published January 1st 2009 by Findaway World (first published April 1st 2007)
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I didn't care much for the writing, tone, & didn't feel anything for the main character. Couldn't care less if he lived, died, got lucky or dead. He just didn't seem real. Not a great reader, either. His voice was good (I really liked the mellow tone.) but the way he tended to stress the oddly patterned sentences made the story worse. I kept trying to think it was OK & hoping I'd get finally get caught up in the story, but I didn't. I might have if there was anything compelling to draw m ...more
Guess Who's Back?!?

My boy EJD is back, and so am I! Keeping it real, I took an Eric Jerome Dickey hiatus. For years he held a special spot on my shelf as my favorite author, hands down. Then it happened...his books just weren't doing it for me anymore. Call in change, call it growth, falling off, call it whatever, but I wasn't feeling it. DRIVE ME CRAZY drove me crazy and I couldn't finish it. Unheard of for me. CHASING DESTINY came, but I let her run right past me. However, the title of his ne
MK (Food actvist)
Nov 19, 2008 MK (Food actvist) rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: wanting to find new great author(s)
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Revolving cast. Set in London. Gideon is a contract killer on his way to London after a contract in the States. Meets Mrs. Jones on the plane, Lola Mack, and the man w/ the broken nose. Thinking things could be a set-up he keeps an eye on thier gestures and what they say.

Man with the broken nose, Bruno, also a contract killer is contracted to kill Gideon. The story is told over a period of several hours with these 2 as the leads as only Dickey can do it. Snapshots of a fractured life.

Like a car
Kashif Ross
I started reading his books when my high school teacher began bragging about this guy years ago. This was his last book I read. I was really into it. I'm not going to lie, I didn't buy it. I was a broke college student at the time, but I was so addicted I went to Barnes and Noble weekly to finish it up. I found out my school had the book in our bookstore so I'd read it standing up for an hour between classes. The story was really engaging and the action was well balanced. The women were just as ...more
Jay-Dee Bush
This was the beginning to the Gideon trilogy and boy I tell ya if you haven't read it you're in for a nice rollcoaster ride! It' extermely suspenseful, action packed, and just a overall joy to read. Gideon is one hitman who doesn't play just ask those who've crossed him! Oh wait, my bad you can't cause their all dead! This trilogy is a must read I give it two thumbs up.
The book that I am reviewing is called Sleeping with Strangers by Eric Jerome Dickey. The Book is main view is about sex and violence and how a man named Gideon gets his revenge This book is a drama novel .
The book is about a man named Gideon he is a hit man that just committed a murder in Florida for a fee and has fled to London because he knows things can get ugly soon. On the way there Gideon has a feel for the women .He desires one women and she doesn’t want him .Gideon Will soon find out
I wasn't sure that I'd like the book when I picked it up. I was burned by The Blonde not too long ago and didn't want to make the same mistake twice. Twice, that's a type of mistake sequence you don't want to make.


The language above is the sort of thing that fills the pages of this book, though, surprisingly, it's not as maddening as you might think.

The writing was, on the whole, very good and propelled the story and it's host of genuinely creepy and malicious narcissists along an engaging,
It is difficult to build suspense into a written piece, because you must do such a strong job with descriptive imagery that the reader transcends the "book" and goes into their own mind. I found this book to have a fast paced storyline with great action sequences.

Some reviewers voice distaste w/the length of the "erotic" passages that are in the Gideon series--and those passages do go on for several pages at different times--but ultimately, they are effective in portraying Gideon as a dangerous
Aj Tucker
I have been reading EJD books as long as I can remember. I did the audible approach this time and loved it. It has been 10 years since I have read an EJD book, and this one is different from his others. He has had books with love, sophistication, and hustlers abound. Even violence. But this book has darker characters. Gideon, the main character is dark, cold, killer. He is very similar to the anime character Golgi 13. He is a killer but not a perfect killer. His emotional problems leads him to m ...more
I love Eric Jerome Dickeys' books; he's an amazing author!!!!

I love the main character, Gideon, who's a hit man on the run. Gideon flees to London murdering a notoriously known man back in the States. On his trip to London which is also his hometown, he meets two beautiful woman whom he not only gains a relationship and trust with but endangers their lives as well. The three of them are running from their past finding comfort from each other. I love how Gideon meets up with his past while runnin
Daniel Rudge
I don't quite know how to write a review where the book was so uninteresting that I had to use clothes pins to keep my eyes open. While this may be the first in the series I won't be reading the rest. I found the characters to be so unlikable that I really wanted to stop reading or yell at them to get a life. The main character Gideon, named himself that after seeing the word on a bible of a pastor he had just murdered, was the worst for me. The premise is about a man named Gideon who is hired t ...more
Gideon killed his first man at seven years old. He was protecting his mother. Gideon is now a man and he kills for a living. This is part of a Trilogy and each part is excellent. If you like murders and sex then this is the series for you.
Wonderfully contradictory to EJD's traditional books. Had me wide open from beginning to end. Couldn't wait for part 2
DeTerrius Woods

After the let down of his novel "Tempted by Trouble", I told myself that I wouldn't tread another EJD book in a while...glad I didn't stick to that word. This novel was GOOD. My attention was in a head lock within the first sentence and he didn't let me go till the last word. The suspense of everything kept me entertained. Loved the twists and curve balls he threw. I can't believe he ended the novel like that but that's how it's supposed to be. Definitely ready to open the next book a
Mzwigglez For'areason
Im in love with 'Gideon'!!!
I don't know how to feel about this book. I am at a cross between WTH and surprisingly good. Gideon is a assassin, thanks to his whore mom (NO, seriously, his mom really is a whore), who he still holds a grudge against. He's in love with a woman who is messed up herself, while sleeping with other women. He has a hit out on him, and he is in a different country. The only person I like is Lola or Lula, can't remember her name. The books cuts off with a cliff hanger, so you are going to have to rea ...more
Where to start... I guess I will start with how the narrative of this book was somewhat confusing. I wasn't always sure if Bruno or Gideon was the narrator for a particular chapter. The author tries to hint at situations/people early on in the story but introduces so many similar characters and scenarios that I ended up getting confused ("wait, is he hinting at Arizona or Thelma? Is he hinting at Tampa or Amsterdam?"). The hired killer aspect of the story was the one thing I did like. It was int ...more
Lesa Divine)
I didn't even finish this book at all. I started this book yesterday got up to page 258 and realized that I wasn't really into it and that I was making myself read on and on. Tell you the truth I was getting lost on who was who so many characters and not knowing what was going on at all times. I have read many of EJD books in the passed. As I was reading this book I questioned myself wondering who is this author kept taking a look to make sure I was reading EJD book because I have noticed the wr ...more
This series was something else (in a good way!). It took me a while to get used to this style (EDJ switched up his style of writing a little), and I had to read the first chapter at least six times before it finally clicked. But, after I adjusted to this style of reading, I fell in love, yet again. This series was AMAZING. I definitely recommend it!
Eric Jerome Dickey lost me some years ago, so I was hesitant to start another book, especially one that was a series and not current. I'm glad my friend talked me into it. Slow at first but once it gained momentum, I knew she was correct in constantly telling me to read it.

I can't hate Gideon at all, especially after finding out how and why he became a killer for hire.

It was nice to see a softer side of him, his love for Arizona, a woman that's hot one minute (Chapel Hill, anyone?) and icy col
Lil Goose
This book just didn't do it for me. I bought it based off the reviews on audible. Yet, I only made it a few chapters before I had to stop reading/listening to it. Perhaps it was due to the mood I was in. So, I'm hesitant to rate it with two stars until I give it another try.
Gideon is a douche. He basically has no personality. He's not likable. His character wasn't fleshed out enough for me to care about him. I disliked the character of Mrs. Jones. She was a plot point for sex. Nothing more. Bruno was at least entertaining, Lola was likable.
this book had me felling so hot and it was so detailed made me feel like i was watching everything unfold right in front of my hot and spicy some of the sexy parts of the book sounded unreal yet made me wonder can that happen.
Thought I was picking up an action novel, which it is, but it is also an erotic novel - bouncing between escapades in the bedroom and a hit man moving through different jobs. It was fun to read.
I really enjoy Eric Jerome Dickey books. However, I was used to reading his "love" stories until Gideon. Not only have I read the books but have listened to the audiobooks for each one as well. The Gideon series has turned out to be my favorite books by Mr. Dickey. Mystery, thrills, and sex scenes that are totally heated. As Gideon travels the globe the reader is taken on an exciting journey with each destination. I was even more so intrigued because many of the cities stateside and European cou ...more
There were some parts that dragged a bit but I was able to finish. Gideon wasn't playing any games when it came down to his contracts. I understood he might've needed to release some pent up stress but he was a bit too comfortable with Mrs. Jones and Lola. I honestly think there's more to Arizona and she can't be trusted. Bruno needs to retire from the contracts because he's not as good as Gideon. Thelma was just wrong and should've been protecting her child. Learning everything she did proved j ...more
Kaje Jay
Gideon is my man!!! I look forward to seeing how many hoes he'll run through and what kind of weird situation he'll find himself in.
Diane Rutter
This was a nice summer read. I was left wanting a little more front he story, but I guess that's what happens when your dealing with a series. The book as very interesting and kept me engaged the whole time. I fell in love with the characters and enjoyed his writing style. I was also excited that I could relate to a few places in the book. The beginning of the book was set in Detroit and made mentions of some neighborhoods in close proximity. I enjoyed the read and would recommend the book, but ...more
Dickey is one of the few "sex and shopping" authors I am aware of that is male, but that said, I like him just fine. He's a black author whose characters pretty much live in a black world no matter where they are, but that's great, just another world for me to learn about. He seems to weigh in pretty heavy with colloquial phrases at times, but again, it's more for me to learn. He's also big on product placement, in a book no less.
All that said, take his books for the breezy read they are, and t
My librarian thinks I'm mistaken or confused when I request them, but I acutally enjoy Eric Jerome Dickey's books. His characters are great. Crazy, most of the time, but great. And it gives me a glimpse into a culture that lives next to, but seperate than my own.

It took a while for the Sleeping with Strangers title to happen. Here I am expecting African American romance; imagine my surprise when confronted with a hitman, instead!

Gideon is NOT a good person. But, you can't help liking him, anyway
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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
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