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Eric Jerome Dickey
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Between Lovers

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  6,591 ratings  ·  99 reviews
With each new novel, Eric Jerome Dickey has established himself as one of the freshest and most exciting writers on America's contemporary fiction scene. His latest book is no exception. Set in the San Francisco Bay area, Between Lovers brings together three irresistible characters. The novel's narrator-a Los Angeles-based writer-is still reeling from being dumped by Nicol ...more
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Published June 25th 2001 by Penguin Audio
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In true EJD fashion, the reader is like a fly on the wall watching this all unfold...

Beautifully written, this story encompasses the measure people can go for love.

Three stars because I felt the book was too long and repetitive.
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
I really enjoyed this look at a world outside of my experience. This is a tale of three people working their way through a war of affection. The characters felt pretty real to me.
Tamara Evans
I'll start this review by saying this, I am a very big fan of Eric Jerome Dickey.There's just something about his work that makes you not want to put the book down until the end.This is also the case with his latest book, Friends and Lovers. Although at first I was somewhat drawn to the story line, it wasn't until I had gotten through the first chapter that I had found myself hooked.

The story line is this: The main character got dumped at the altar by Nicole. Nicole then moved away from their h
Dec 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dickey was extremely out of the box in this book and it was indeed a page turner for sure....the sex scenes were explosive!
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
A lot of my review for Liar's Game applies to this one. Quick read, snappy dialogue, not life changing. And another romantic situation that is hopefully not one's definition of normal! When two thirds of a throuple isn't happy, it's time to move on! I'm not sure what was so appealing about Nicole that 2 people were so miserable yet so determined to stay with her (including through infidelity). Also, I'm not big into erotica, and this book went in that direction a few times. Eh. At least now I ha ...more
Byron Washington

This book had me all in my feelings. I have never been in the situation depicted in the book, but it was so well written that I FELT like I had been. That's how talented EJD is as a writer.

Btw, loved loved loved the ending. I wasn't sure that I wanted the tale to conclude in that manner, but upon further reflection it was PERFECT!! Heart rending, but perfect. "Butterflies never become caterpillars."~EJD

Buy it, read it and enjoy.👍🏾🔥👍🏾🔥👍🏾🔥👍🏾🔥👍🏾🔥
Jan 07, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Shelves: romance
I wasn't sure I would like this book. I got so mad soo many times at the stupid sh*t the characters kept doing. But before I knew it, it was making me cry and I couldn't put it down. Over all it ended up being a good story. ...more
Rachion Scott
Jul 07, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the imagery of this book. Beautiful and sexy. The twist in the the middle alse had me tied emotionally to the constant struggle for love and acceptance.
Jun 21, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ejd
In true fashion EJD always puts the plot on its head
Zena Bailey-Harris
A relationship of three, you, me and she is the main focus of this EJD work. You get a front row seat to what a semi-open relationship might look and feel like. Frankly, I don't think I know any man (nor woman for that matter) that would tolerate as much as this main character did. One thing is for sure is that he love, love, LOVED Nicole with every ounce of his being. I enjoyed the story and looked forward to listening to it on the way home from work everyday. P.S. Ixnay when the kids are aroun ...more
Black Carrie
A unique read. Darrell was crazy,for continuing to see Nicole her ass just wanted her cake and to eat it too no,matter how he felt. I was so happy when he got over her ass. It's like Nicole had Darell under some type of spell hating everyone but her. ...more
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great reread! I had forgot a couple of the characters and scenes.
Tracey Bates
Tiring of reading Dickey's books. They're the same: erotica~a scorned woman, and a man too sensitive to her needs. Other than that, ok read. ...more
Jan 18, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Glad I reread this. It was so much better this time. 4 stars instead of 3 stars.

I really thought Nicole would be with “him”. I don’t believe his name was ever mentioned. Lol
E Wilson
This is a book I would never have picked up at the library, or
bought, or would have been interested in by reading a review. It came in a box of books on tape that I bought secondhand. A book about a guy and his exfiance who's now in a lesbian relationship? Written by a black
male? With steamy sex scenes? No, not my type of book at all.
So I was shocked. Not by the sex, but because I ended up really
liking this book. I was prepared to dislike all of the characters.
What kind of a loser would still w
Tiffany Mulan
Aug 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this one, it was cool. Some of the characters were annoyingggg me though!
His latest book is no exception. Set in the San Francisco Bay area, Between Lovers brings together three irresistible characters. The novel's narrator-a Los Angeles-based writer-is still reeling from being dumped by Nicole after seven good years followed by an aborted trip to the altar. Nicole grew up during their time together, and changed-she became a successful career woman, moved north to Oakland, and fell in love with another woman. But she's still not satisfied. She likes what she has, but ...more
Apr 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a man named Darell who is a big time writer living in Calaiforina and he is madly in love with a woman named Nicole and on there wedding day he thinks he is going to get married to the woman who he thinks is the love of his life well when it's time to say their I do's Nicole leaves him at the altar she them goes to Ohio to be with her lover onn the side wh turns out to be a woman a who goes by the name of Annya, well one day Darell is in Ohio for a book signing when he bumps i ...more
Terrence Baker
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the reason I wanted to write and he has been my idol since the beginning of my career. I read this book from cover to cover twice and would read it again. I was young at the time but the way the man was pulled in two, and the way his woman was confused about her sexuality had me sitting on the edge of my seat. And the main character was this smooth author who they both wanted. Its just amazing, erotic, and witty. I recommend this to all readers who like a lil fire in the pages.
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After every EJD book I read I always say “oh this is my favorite”. But I mean it this time!! I don’t know how he has the ability to pull at my emotions.. but he does, and he does it well. I cried like a damn baby at the end... the ugly cry. I was hoping for it to end one way but I always knew that it would end another and I guess it made me a little emotional lol.
Jan 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book was great.

Though I certainly did not expect what I got, initially, once I read into it and the plot got deeper, It was enjoyable. Eric Jerome Dickey never disappoints. I recommend it to anyone looking for a book that is hard to put down.
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I really enjoyed reading this book although it didn't end the way that I thought it would. This book had a few twists and had me crying in the end and my heart poured out for the narrator and the love that he had for nicole. Great job EJD! ...more
Michael Bell
A sanitized affair. A jilted man reconnects with his intended wife. He was left at the altar for another woman. The main character is an Author who lives on the road. Could this be biographical? He is the best writer of love scenes in the business. I rate this in the lower tier of his novels.
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Could have been sub-titled Fifty Shades of Black. Honestly, the whole book is tantalizing foreplay leading up to the suggested menage a trois that just falls flat. One I wished I could have skipped reading.
Jul 03, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got hooked the first few chapters, and I thoroughly enjoyed the shaping of each character, but I found that they got flat towards the middle of the book. Maybe, because we had to endure how selfish Nicole was for much of it. The ending could have been better, but overall, a decent escape.
Angel Eyez
This was the first book I read by this author and I mustsay it lead me to really start reading more book, This was a great and very interesting book! I loved it!
Ashley Mcguffries
I did enjoy this book, but Nicole really started to irritate me!
Jasmine Turner
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had to think on this a little more i couldnt make that decision i dont like to lose especially the love of my life.Nicole didnt deserve neither
Sep 18, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is based on a women by the name of Nicole, she basically cant make up her mind between two lovers, Sweetie and Ayanna. She loves them both and want to be with each lover. I felt like Nicole didnt take into consideration of her other two lovers and it made them feel. She knows its hurting them both to share her but her solution is for the three of them to be together. Although, thats not want they wanted at first. Nicole is selfish in a way. Honestly I was really hyped to read this book ...more
Harold Moulton
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I did not like this the beginning. I couldn't get into it at first but I kept going because my wife insisted that it was a good book. I'm glad I did, this was a well written story. The style reminds me of a old 1930, 1940 type of movie. The three main characters story was kind of interesting. I don't like to put too much of the details of a book, I don't want to spoil anything for others but that one scene when the Ayanna was offering up the goods, I would be taking it! 🤣🤣🤣 All in a ...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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