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The Dopeman's Wife

(The Dopeman #1)

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  3,350 ratings  ·  154 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 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 Antarcti
Sep 11, 2012 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 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 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
Feb 20, 2012 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 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. This book had me from page 1. Would recommend it to everybody.
Eva Leger
Jun 08, 2009 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
Jun 26, 2011 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
Feb 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who reads urban fiction
Spoilers here and there....

I don't read urban/street lit. If I do someone I know recommend it to me to read. So this one, got sent to me through Audible. I listen to it. I liked it. But I will say, the book left me feeling piss off by the end especially the ending. I lean my head to the side like damn Tical how could you be that stupid. I've always been told men controls the women. But nah, the things Ive been seeing it goes both ways. Women can have the upper hand when it comes to us men who a
Lisa Sammons
Jan 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
I've been reading a good bit of urban lit lately and I love it. It's not a genre you read for anything life altering or philosophical, but it's fast-paced, sexy, and entertaining.

This book tries really hard to fit that mold but falls a little short. My main complaint was all the sex. I am far, far from a prude, but oh my god it seemed like every single chapter contained a sex scene, and it was the least attractive sounding sex ever. If I hear one more genital described as a "pipe" or "tool," I t
May 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
This was so bad it was good. Very much a soap opera that was so ridiculous that I couldn't put down.
Jun 13, 2013 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
Nov 03, 2009 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
Dec 08, 2010 rated it it was ok
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
Redd Monroe
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
sooo this book has me in awe.
i love love love jaqavis and his wife ashley books..since reading girls from da hood and murder mamas.
i was very depressed about tical dying however.. and i didnt really want nautica to die either because despite what she did she had some good reasonings behind all of it.. she didnt want to lose tical.. tical completely turned her into a different person ..
and she didnt want to lose him due to her past.
LOON . i was damn happy when he got killed finally his unloyalne
Nov 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Better than I thought it would be. Had no idea it was the first of a trilogy though.
Oct 05, 2017 rated it liked it
My reviews about this storyline was hard to follow at times throughout the book. There were so many lead characters in the story that didn't make sense to even be in the story such as Khia and her man why were they eliminated. Nautica only owned a car that was never put in her name nor did she really buy are legitimately work for it. She stole the money from Zyia and she wasn't so bright.

Manny wasn't so bright either when it came to women. The thing he hated about stripper's he end up being wit
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Liz lloyd
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

Millie was my favorite I hope she makes it back to herself. Nautica got what she deserved I would've told him what was up the nite they attempted to kill tical. I couldn't believe tical ordered that hit on Millie with no proof. Nautica ass lied to much for me even lied about being from Detroit. She didn't deserve tical
Jasmine Tuttle
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This was def. a Page Turner , Karma is real and this book showed ! It kind of put me in the mindset of the Belly era which made me love this book even more . I related to Nautica in certain aspects but I hated Loon for the life of me ! That's how you know a book is good when you are emotionally attached to the characters and Tical and Nautica was like my Family reading this Book.
May 08, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
Narrator, Nicole Small, is hard to understand, doesn't articulate enough and drawls. This may be to indicate the story takes place in the US South, but IMHO it could have been better reserved for just the dialogue and not used for all the prose.
Amanda Felice
Mar 15, 2018 rated it liked it
I loved the story. It was full of action and the character development was on point. unfortunately the editing made some points difficult to get through. Inconsistencies and unnecessary words were tough.
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Once you start, you can’t stop reading! This book is amazing and kept you guessing. I enjoyed each chapter until the end
Sep 17, 2018 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book even though it was very predictable.
Tawana  Randleman
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I could not put this book down! It was full of twists and turns and very unexpected, well I was hoping certain things wouldn’t happen and it did! Definitely recommend ❤ ...more
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was good, it held my interest. i don't think i'll be reading the sequels but if you like urban fiction, it's worth the read.
Tara Alexander
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Losing Sleep

This was a good page turner. A little slow at times but really picked up towards the end. I honestly never knew what to expect next.
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
All I can say would be that JaQuavis and Ashley are our Michelle and Barak, the Ultimate power couple when it comes to Urban literature.
May 13, 2018 rated it did not like it
DNF. I don’t like to read descriptions of sex. A turn-off for me.
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Yooooo, this was good. I love "Love Stories". This ended so good but so sad. I wish it was a happier ending but I still felt like love won *Happy Face*
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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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The Dopeman (3 books)
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