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I Can't Get Next to You

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  15 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Rick Gardner never intended to visit one of Atlanta’s premiere strip clubs, but his fellow attorneys choose that venue to celebrate his latest courtroom victory. A born again Christian, Rick knows Dreamland is the last place he belongs. Still, he’s confident he can withstand the temptation. Until the beautiful woman sent to entertain them walks in …
Kindle Edition, 318 pages
Published September 13th 2011 (first published August 13th 2011)
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Nancy Silk
Dec 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This extremely well written novel is a story of Tamyra Allen and Rick Gardner. Even though they come from totally different backgrounds, they are drawn together one night when Rick visits a local night club under the pressure of co-workers. Tamyra is struggling to finish school and to reach her goal to open a retail shop of her own upon graduation. Rick is a bright defense attorney with a well-known Atlanta law firm, under pressure of defending students charged in a rape case. Rick is a devoted ...more
Aug 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book is very different from Chicki's others. It had a bit of romance, and absolutely no sex. So if you are looking for the typical romance novel than this one isn't for you.

There was a clear Christian message from the very beginning of the book. Although I did think Rick was a bit self righteous at times about Tamyra's dancing, he had many redeeming qualities and his heart was in the right place so you couldn't help but love him. Tamyra was a very strong character, and although her choice t
Author: Chicki Brown
Published By: C. B.
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5


"I Can't Get Next to You" by Chicki Brown was another one of Ms. Brown's novels that didn't disappoint me. This novel deals with two people Tamyra Allen and Rick Gardner who were from different backgrounds, career goals and even religious views that all comes together in this well written read. How Ms. Brown was able to bring these two people together that fell in love was simply a work of art e
Jessica Terry
Sep 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
I knew this book was going to be good because Mrs. Brown's reputation has preceded her with the previous two books I've read and loved of hers, and I was right. While I admit it took me a tad longer to really get into it like I did her previous two, I just spent the last couple of hours with my phone in front of my face reading it on my Kindle app because I didn't want to put it down. I became ensconced in it. I loved the various levels of Tamyra's character; a headstrong (and kind of stubborn) ...more
Brynette Turner
Oct 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
AMAZING!! When this book was recommended to me, I was a little hesitant to read it because it was described as faith-based. But, since I've enjoyed other works by this author, I thought I'd at least give it a chance. It incorporated Christianity in a way that was natural, easy, and realistic. It was never preachy, condescending, or overly critical. In addition to masterfully marrying faith with romance, the story line was very enjoyable. The characters thought and spoke the way normal people do ...more
Dec 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I was a little leary about the strong christian aspect of this book but once I started it I couldn't put it down. I really enjoyed the book. Another great one Chicki! Keep them coming!
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Contemporary women’s fiction/romance author Chicki Brown has been featured in USAToday. She was the 2014 B.R.A.B. (Building Relationships Around Books) Inspirational Fiction Author and also the 2011 SORMAG (Shades of Romance Magazine) Author of the Year. Chicki was also a contributing author to the Gumbo for the Soul: Men of Honor (Special Cancer Awareness Edition).

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