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Cheaters [Kindle Edition]

Eric Jerome Dickey
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)

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This "hot, sexy, and funny" bestseller (Library Journal) solidifies Eric Jerome Dickey's place as a master of the modern relationship novel. With Cheaters, the bestselling author of Milk in My Coffee rips the covers off the L.A. singles scene--exposing the lovelorn lives, and lowdown lies, of six young professionals...
Everyone's talking about CHEATERS...
"STEAMY." --Seattle Times

"SURPRISING." --USA Today

"DELICIOUS." --Washington Post

"PROVOCATIVE." --Publishers Weekly

"FIRST-RATE." --Los Angeles Times

"AMBITIOUS." --Booklist

"FRESH." --Kirkus Reviews

"HONEST." --Ebony

"TERRIFIC." --Philadelphia Inquirer






Synopsis

A sharp-edged and uninhibited look at the Los Angeles singles scene that includes seduction, betrayal, heartbreak, revenge, and even true love.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 676 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Signet; Reprint edition (1 Jun 2000)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000OCXI44
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #152,158 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Before reviewing this powerful novel, let me caution potential readers that this book contains very explicit sex and violence, extremely foul language, and explores the gamier side of the club and dating life. If such things offend you, consider another novel.
The book's theme is that we are torn between wanting true love (to be loved for ourselves) and our desire to enjoy the maximum pleasure from the opposite sex. This theme is reinforced by childhood experiences, observing family and friends, and following our own emotions in social settings. The book goes on to raise the important question of how we move beyond that to get the mature love that we truly want.
A major subtheme looks in a similar way at the nature of friendship. Is a friend someone who makes you feel like you're in charge, or someone you care about and who cares about you?
The book develops primarily from the perspectives of Stephan Mitchell, a man who loves to keep a large number of women on the string, and Chante Ellis, who is in love with falling in love . . . and keeps finding herself with exploitive bums. Each of them comes to question their primary way of dating and relating to the opposite sex, their friends, and finding lasting companionship.
The book also chronicles the experiences of their married and unmarried friends who struggle with variations on the same issues. It's like a jazz piece that contains many versions of the main melody reconstructed throughout on different instruments.
The book's main appeal is that it holds out hope that we can improve ourselves, change our behavior, and acquire the love we want. In essence, we get the love we deserve except from our family. I found it very moving that Mr. Dickey chose some pretty pathetic hedonists as his characters.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!!! Brillant, Spellbinding and DRAMA!!! 18 July 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I just finished Cheaters and I must say once again Eric Jerome Dickey has done it! The characters are so real and true. You know someone like them somewhere.Jake was long overdue for his lessons and that Dawn. Girlfriend was a piece of work.Toyomi needs a doctor BIG TIME and a life.Guess she heard me.Chante' and Stephan make a wonderful couple and I hope we see them again soon in another book.Charolette, my girl needs someone who's real and true. She wasn't as blind as we thought. The book kept me on the edge, when I wasn't laughing or tesifying. I had the opportuinty to meet Mr.Dickey at his booksigning recently here in Houston when my book club attended and it was a sheer pleasure to have him autograph not only Cheaters but,also milk in my coffee and friends and lovers. He's a wonderfully,warm,funny,plesant man, with a gift for giving us both the male/female point of view I can't wait to see the movies based on his books and I'm looking forward to his next two novels already. If you haven't read the book yet,what are you waiting for? I along with all the members of my book club have been eagerly anticipating our book discussion, since it's release. Continued blessings and success to Eric Jerome Dickey and thanks for sharing your talent with us.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring 20 July 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
If this book was not meant to be taken too seriously then the author has done quite well. Otherwise I found the main characters shallow and boring. I also felt that the sexual encounters described in practically every chapter obscured a poor story line and plot. In short, this book is for people who like soap operas or a quick light read at the beach.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
To everyone out there who has not yet bought or picked up a book by this brother, please start doing so! I can guarantee you will not be dissapointed, trust me. Each one of his books has had me hooked from start to finish. It's nice to read tales about Black people which do not have you thinking "Oh no, not this same old cliche again!" His books are vibrant, very refreshing and you are always guaranteed a good laugh or compassion for the characters. If you buy any of his books, it won't be a waste of money.
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2.0 out of 5 stars It was ok 10 Dec 2013
By Tess
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
For me, this book was just ok.

Tbh I'm kinda disappointed, lacked a lot in my opinion read it to the end but should if really dropped it way earlier
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3.0 out of 5 stars mmmmm 11 May 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
i found this book a hard read...only got into it half way through and then struggled....yet suprisingly the ending made me feel really sad. i think it would make a good movie or even a tv serial.
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5.0 out of 5 stars best book on modern relationships 11 Jan 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
First read this book 10 years ago and I always re-read, recommend it, lend it, lose it and replace it because it's just fantastic.

No character's voice is lesser than the other's and each character's experiences while unique, also feel universal. Dickey did a great job with this story, it topped Milk in My Coffee and Sister, Sister for me which is saying alot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC!!! 17 April 2012
By simone
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This is a magnificent book could not put this book down. I could connect with all the character. I loved it x
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cheaters
Just couldnot put the book down.. I have never been to LA but I sure felt like I was there. Eric did a very good job of capturing how infidelty affects an individual and... Read more
Published on 17 Jan 2012 by Jamaican diva
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!!
I brought this book a little while ago after seeing the reccomendations on amazon but was caught up reading so much other novels that it just got put to the side. Read more
Published on 15 Aug 2010 by Sheryl. LovesBooks
4.0 out of 5 stars a good understanding of a cheaters mind
i really enjoyed this book, it allowed you to understand a mind of a player and why they do it, the ending had alot going on and made it slightly flat, but definatly a good read
Published on 27 July 2008 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars dickey the don
Oh my days!!!! i wanted a book that jumped out at me from the start so i read the preview on amazon, anyways .... Read more
Published on 19 Sep 2007 by sweet2def
5.0 out of 5 stars EJB does it again!
This book was funny,sexed up and just brilliant!

It also makes you take a deep look at the love and relationship that you have with people. Read more
Published on 27 July 2007 by CK
5.0 out of 5 stars The book is brilliant!
Eric Jerome Dickey, let me just say all your books that I've bought so far (Sister Sister, Friends and Lovers, Milk in My Coffee and Cheaters which I've just finished today have... Read more
Published on 9 Aug 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars EJD Just gets better and better
Everytime I read a new book of Eric's I think will the magic hold out, will I keep on turning the page until the book's finished? He hasn't failed me once. Read more
Published on 23 July 2000 by Amazon Customer
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