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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult; 1 edition (April 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525952349
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525952343
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.4 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #724,363 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


Praise for An Accidental Affair

“Once again, Eric Jerome Dickey has written a genre bending…story that is chalk full of danger, intrigue, mysterious characters with shady motives, murder, intrigue…and obsession. Oh, and there's sex. Lots of graphic, erotic, steamy, sweaty, climactic earth-quaking sex…the reader is forewarned: you are in for a hardboiled, fast ride.”—Seattle-Post Intelligencer

“The pace is fast, to be sure…A mix of erotica and noir…an ardent thriller.”—Kirkus Reviews.

“A melodrama of infidelity among Hollywood’s glittering stars…quirky and vivid.”—Publishers Weekly

Further praise for Eric Jerome Dickey and his novels:

“Once you start…you’ll have a tough time letting it go.”—The Washington Informer

“Scenes that take your breath away…and a speed-of-light plot.”—Booklist

“The high-octane narrative will have readers burning through page after page.”—Publishers Weekly

“An action-packed classic noir thriller that draws you in from the first page.”—Ebony

“Dickey taps the intimate emotions of a woman.”—Entertainment Weekly

“[A] sizzling, sexy, downright gritty love story.”—Library Journal

“No one does it like Eric Jerome Dickey.”—Black Expressions

“Steamy romance, betrayal, and redemption. Dickey at his best.”—USA Today

“Wonderfully written . . . smooth, unique, and genuine.”—The Washington Post Book World

“Crackles with wit and all the rhythm of an intoxicatingly funky rap.”—The Cincinnati Enquirer
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Originally from Memphis, Tennessee Eric Jerome Dickey is the New York Times bestselling author of nineteen novels. He is also the author of a six-issue miniseries of graphic novels for Marvel Entertainment featuring Storm (X-Men) and the Black Panther. He lives on the road and rests in whatever hotel will have him.

Customer Reviews

Too much sex.
Lucille Ranieri
Very entertaining and interesting characters and stories.
And finally, we...well you'll just have to read the book.
OOSA Online Book Club

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

41 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Ilk2shop on May 17, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I have never read an Eric Jerome Dickey book that I did not like, until now. The Accidental Affair started off somewhat slow, but he has written other books that way so I thought it would get better. However, as I am now approaching the end of the book I have to say that this was the worse book he has ever written. If I didn't know better I would think that someone else penned the book under his name. Maybe it was the subject matter. As another reviewer wrote, no one cares about the inner workings of Hollywood.

The characters lacked substance. There was a very noticeable difference to his writing style. It seemed that he wanted the characters to be somewhat ambiguous. Not that it matters, but it was difficult to tell the nationalities of the characters. He often describes himself as a man without a home. This book seemed to imply that he wanted to touch a different audience perhaps the audiences of all the countries that he has visited.

Please go back to what you know. As the saying goes if it's not broke, don't fix it. There was nothing wrong with your pervious style of writings so why the change. I find that I have to force myself to finish this book. The book seem to go on forever, but the content was basically about nothing. The whole book was pretty unbelievable.

It seemed like he had to satisfy a contractual obiligation so he just wrote something. The content and character did not seem to be throughly complete. Definitely not his best work!!
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42 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Jason Frost TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 17, 2012
Format: Hardcover
`Griot' (gree-oh): a West African storyteller, praise singer, poet, and musician. "A Griot must have the ability to extemporize on current events, chance incidents, and the passing scene. His wit can be devastating and his knowledge of local history formidable". If that is the aged definition of a Griot, then Eric Jerome Dickey is its modern day doppelganger. I became a fan of Eric's after reading `The Other Woman', a book that is three hundred plus pages of pure, uncut literary cocaine. In this modern era where superlative words are tossed around like hacky sacks at a Grateful Dead concert, finding a true wordsmith with true talent takes some looking. Be grateful in knowing then, that your journey is done.

Eric has penned thirteen NY Times Bestsellers and is poised to knock down number fourteen with `Accidental Affair'. In this book Eric takes us into the world of the very rich and the very famous. James Thicke is a screen writer with immeasurable talent who is married to Regina Baptiste, a woman who is so incredibly stunning that it would tempt Athena to give Medusa a twin. But in the debaucherous land of unlimited milk and honey, even the rich have problems.

Especially when that problem is on YouTube.
Especially when that problem is naked.
Especially when that problem isn't naked alone.
Especially when that problem is your wife.

James Thicke isn't the weak diplomatic "let's talk about it" type so he does what any sane, super rich, extremely famous, pissed off husband would do... he dispenses violence like he was an extra from `300'. Thus begins another one of Eric's future classics. All of Eric's books open fast, and his last three have opened fast enough to default airbags.

This one is no different.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Shakir Rashaan, Author on April 25, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I'll admit I purposely skipped Tempted by Trouble because a few other die-hard fans were really not impressed with that book, so bridging from Resurrecting Midnight to An Accidental Affair was perfect for me!

The fact that this book was rooted in Hollywood - not the glitz and glamour Hollywood, but the dirty, nasty, underhanded Hollywood - was an absolutely perfect backdrop for the types of things that went on in this novel.

James Thicke was yet another arresting character from EJD's Universe that I would not mind seeing a cameo from in a future work, and Driver... man, Driver... if I EVER make it to the big time, I want Driver to have my back, period, and that's all I'm going to say about that, you'll have to read the book to know what I'm talking about.

I'm glad he came back with something so powerful, and I'm happy that he will be back on the grind with the next project (no, I'm not saying what it is, you have to get the book)

Some other thoughts that are in my head:

I'll never look at post-it notes the same way again.

The slogans and phrases on the shirts were absolutely freaking hilarious!

The capture and essence of the Internet and social media helped drive this story in ways that not too many could have pulled off.

There's not much else that I can say without giving away the book in some way, so I will end this by saying:

GET. THE. BOOK! I can't say it enough... GET. THE. BOOK!

Shakir Rashaan, author of the Chronicles of the Nubian Underworld and Deviant Intent series
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By OOSA Online Book Club on June 3, 2012
Format: Hardcover
It's one thing for your mate to cheat on you and you have to deal with that hurt in private. It's another thing when the world witnesses your mate cheating on you. Welcome to James Thicke's world, a successful screenwriter married to Hollywood's sweetheart. When a scene from an upcoming movie becomes all too real, James' world is turned and flipped upside down. He can run, but not too far as the world is privy to his shame with TV, Youtube and social networking sites like Facebook. What's a man to do when the whole world knows about your mate's accidental affair?

Opened the book, got so far and thought, `This just isn't doing it for me.' But I pressed on and I'm glad I did. Eric Jerome Dickey is a beast with words! We meet and get to know James Thicke. We believe in him and invest in his character. We feel his pain. And finally, we...well you'll just have to read the book.

Admittedly, the book was a little slow to start for my liking, but it did pick up. Once it did, it never slowed down. "An Accidental Affair" was a great read. The author does a masterful job of building tension. EJD has a way of piling detail upon detail until readers feel as if they were in the scenes as they played out.

I know people will complain. Folks don't like the way his writing has evolved. *Confession* I, too, was stuck there for a moment a few years back. I liked what I was used to getting from Dickey and didn't understand the need for change. The change was growth. I love to see an author grow and mature with their writing and EJD has done that and then some.
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