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The Other Woman

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  6,422 Ratings  ·  188 Reviews
Eric Jerome Dickey strides boldly over the minefield that is modern marriage. The central couple's biggest challenge is timing: He works days; she works nights. Instead of growing together, they're rapidly drifting apart, coexisting on stolen phone calls from work, punctuated by occasional bedroom encounters that leave them both feeling even emptier and more alone. When sh ...more
Paperback, 327 pages
Published June 29th 2004 by Dutton Books (first published May 12th 2003)
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Diane
Apr 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Fabulous read! descriptive,eloquent,edgy,distinctive,great characters and good writing (paperback!)
Shawnette
Nov 01, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First Read From E.J.D. Collection

The books description states, "She works nights. He works days. Their sex is routine. Conversations are empty. Something's got to give. It does, when she discovers her husband's affair. But an unforgivable betrayal is about to yield unexpected results, as a husband and wife face a challenge of trust, faith, and the staying power of love..."~~~~~~~This book breaks all the rules of the norm. Eric Jerome Dickey has definitely managed to WOW me. I could not put this
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Delaney Diamond
Oct 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: general-fiction
Haven't read an EDJ book in a while. This one reminded me of how good he is! It started kinda slow, but as the story unfolded, the crazy came out. So did all the emotions and pain of the characters as they dealt with adultery. I felt so bad for the heroine. The story was twisted, realistic, and quite the roller coaster.

The romantic in me wanted an HEA, but I had to accept this was not a romance. It was, however, about love - loving yourself. Something the heroine learned to do after the drama i
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Crystal Belle
Apr 25, 2009 rated it it was ok
so i took a break from what i was reading to read this. trashy fiction with a cliche story line about two married people who have an affair. it was a bit too simplistic and trashy for me, but i did have fun reading. some symbolism at points that made you think, however, it was coupled with trash and very mediocre writing. now i know why i only read his books when i was a teenager.
Just
Feb 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was a heart wrenching tale of love, lust, and betrayal. Dickey weaves this story from beginning to end in first person. An intimate position from the wife's perspective allows the reader to share a POV that is slightly more appealing, different, and invigorating. All events happening in less than 72 hours and you walk in on a world full of secrets. Two marriages become the epicenter of a catastrophic world. The characters in this novel are flushed out into a fluent existence. Their characte ...more
Danielle
May 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I'd heard amazing things about the work of EJD, so I popped on here to find a book of his to start with. The Other Woman got such high reviews, so I picked it up from the library.

I started it late at night and didn't think much of it, picked it up on my lunch break the next day and couldn't put it down. Here I am 24 hours later, finishing it over the next day's lunch.

This book is so raw, both emotionally and sensually. Passionate and erotic in ways I haven't read before, sometimes you read an er
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Lennie
Jul 25, 2008 rated it really liked it
Freckles and Charles exist in a difficult marriage in which one works days and the other one works nights. While both enjoy their own successful careers, they don't spend a lot of time together and eventually they drift apart. When Freckles finds out that Charles is having an affair, she seeks revenge and starts her own affair with the mistress' husband. Although this book is a work of fiction, I feel the author has a talent for writing stories that deal with real-life situations. It seems like ...more
Michelle
Dec 22, 2013 rated it did not like it
Well I finished it, but it was one of those books where you finish it hoping something might happen, or it might start getting better. This one didn't. I didn't really like any of the characters. Any sympathy I had for the main female character (spoiler alert) was gone when she had an affair with her husband's lover's husband. And there was far to much explicit sex in this book - which was kind of creepy because it was written by a man, but in the voice of a female character. Just unnecessary re ...more
Winter Sophia Rose
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Intense, Sizzling, Emotional, Realistic & Gripping! An Awesome Read! I Loved It!
Jackie
Freckles and Charles are a young, married African American couple living in Los Angeles. Charles is a middle school teacher who cares about his students and takes his responsibility as role model seriously. His wife, whose given name is not disclosed, has a high-powered, stressful job as a television producer. He uses the excuse of the stress and the long hours of her job as a justification for his infidelity and begins an affair with a married fellow teacher, Jessica Lawrence. Freckles has no c ...more
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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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“My husband didn’t fuck your wife.” My voice is soft. Not amorous, but the tone of a bewildered child. “They had a relationship, then came home and fucked us.”
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