An Accidental Affair and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $26.95
  • Save: $2.69 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 2 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
An Accidental Affair has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Ex-library book. The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

An Accidental Affair Hardcover – April 17, 2012

205 customer reviews

See all 17 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$24.26
$3.29 $0.01

Best Books of the Year So Far
Best Books of the Year So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2015's Best Books of the Year So Far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
$24.26 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 2 left in stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

An Accidental Affair + Decadence + A Wanted Woman
Price for all three: $65.22

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Review

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.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

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: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (205 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #378,287 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

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!!
10 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
43 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Jason Frost VINE 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.
Read more ›
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Angela D. Douglas on May 12, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book was highly unbelievable. The story line and subject just didn't interest me at all. I do not care about Hollywood or the lives of actors. I am not a fan of erotica and Dickey's books are soft porn to me. Why does he have to describe every sex act down to the orgasm? Dickey's writing has become so predicable. But to start the book out with sex- just a tad too much for me. I am no prude but a good story can be told without the graphic details. I can't see how sex made the story better. It definitely made it worse. Like Eric, I am from Memphis,as a matter of fact we are from the same neighborhood. And I moved to LA, just like him. I understand the LA obsession with sex. LA is sin city. But every one of his books tell the same sex story. Come on!! Do something else!! These days, it seems as if Dickey is writing books with the idea that they could be turned into movies. I also thought his writing was a bit pretentious, using so many vague references and unknown phrases and words. We know Dickey is smart and well read, no need to prove it a story such as this. Very out of place.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By BklynBedSty on May 7, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I have never not liked an EJD book. Yes, there were some I enjoyed more than others, but all in all, pretty good stuff. This time, with "An Accidental Affair" I found myself doing something I have NEVER done...I put it down after 130 pages. I can't go on.

There was not one redeeming character in this novel. And it read like a wordy, tawdry tome. The sex scenes did seem gratuitous, but they were probably the best parts of the section I have read. Maybe I am just not that deep, but I miss the EJD that wrote "Sister, Sister" and "Friends and Lovers". I know authors change and evolve; not sure if I can hang with the prolific Mr. Dickey.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
An Accidental Affair
This item: An Accidental Affair
Price: $24.26
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: &