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Basketball Jones Hardcover – January 27, 2009

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AJ Richardson, the hero of Harris's raucous latest, has been the secret boyfriend of NBA star Drayton Jones for seven years. AJ is only too happy to keep their relationship under wraps—after all, with European trips and spending sprees financed by Dray, what's there to complain about? But when gold-digger Judi Ledbetter nets Dray and his fat wallet, things get tricky. Soon, they're married, Judi gets pregnant, and she's gunning to drive AJ out of Dray's life permanently. Blackmail, intrigue and double-crosses round out this fun little romp. (Jan.)
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“There’s nothing like a little love triangle. . . . Steamy.” —Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“Harris’s books are hot, in more ways than one.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Harris is a great storyteller who knows how to tug on the heartstrings with wit and sensitivity.” —USA Today
 
“Keeps the sex, scandal and drama churning.” –People
 
“[Harris’s] prose is clean and engaging, the characters compelling, and the plot fast and twisted.” —Seattle Weekly 
 
“Slam-dunk entertainment. . . . A big score for novel lovers.” —Insight News 

 “A story of intrigue. . . . We come to understand why, even in our enlightened time, a pro athlete cannot feel that being openly gay is an option.” —The Lincoln Journal Star (Nebraska)
 
“Scandalously entertaining. . . . A look into the glitz and glamour of the NBA.” —Urban Reviews
 
“In true E. Lynn fashion, there’s betrayal, deceit, secrets and of course, sex; all leading to a high-impact denouement.” —Bleu magazine 
 
“Harris . . . create[s] characters that remind us of someone we know. . . . Titillating.” —GBM News 
 
“Since his first novel . . . Harris has challenged and delighted his readers with juicy stories of love, betrayal and the lives of beautiful people. . . . Fast-paced, funny [and] hip.” —Bookreporter


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 246 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday; Book Club (BCE/BOMC edition (January 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0767926277
  • ISBN-13: 978-0767926270
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.9 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #942,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Michelle VINE VOICE on February 1, 2009
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E Lynn Harris has once again knocked me out with his work! "Basketball Jones" was so good it was hard for me to put it down, and I was sad when I reached the ending!!
Aldridge "AJ" Richardson and Drayton "Dray" Jones have been secret lovers since AJ tutored Dray in Algebra back in college. Dray goes on to have a successful NBA career and AJ is still in his life, as a secret of course. Dray can't imagine his family or teammates finding out he is gay. So AJ goes along with keeping the relationship a secret, even when Dray takes a wife to quiet questions about his relationship with AJ. Aj deals with it becasue he loves Dray and Dray takes very good care of AJ financially. AJ happily follows Dray around the country just to make his "man" happy.
Unfortunately, there is someone who knows about AJ and Dray and they will stop at nothing to either get paid or expose the sordid affair of a married NBA star and his gay lover.
This book is 100 % a must read and a compelling story about love and how far someone will go to keep secrets.
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I bought Basketball Jones around 5pm the day it came out and finished the book that night. I could not put it down! Basketball Jones is definitely a must read!! E Lynn is such an amazing author and captures the reader from start to finish. Basketball Jones is an intense story of two men in a relationship with many twist and turns

I love how E Lynn novels are the perfect mixture of classy with a raw touch and Basketball Jones is just that. Trust me, this is well worth the money and you WILL NOT be disappointed!! Good Job E Lynn!!

-Cory
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This book was written as a result of my real life personal experience. E. Lynn did a very good job in writing the story to protect my anonymity. A brilliant writer who used the meat of my life and created the story just as I would have liked him to. I wish he was still alive to do Part 2.

Rest in Peace Lynn and thanks for telling my story so eloquently.

KWH (your Air Jamaican)
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A spicy, steamy soap opera set to paper, that's what this book is. Drayton "Dray" Jones is an NBA star who's on the DL, and Aldridge "A.J." Richardson is his secret boyfriend of seven years. At first, A.J. doesn't mind keeping their relationship a secret, just as long as he can keep seeing Dray. But pretty soon, A.J. wants more out of his relationship with Dray; he wants Dray to come out of the closet so they can go public with their relationship, but Dray refuses to do so b/c his teammates and family members aren't exactly accepting towards gay people. So in order to keep up appearances, Dray marries Judi Ledbetter, a beautiful and ambitious white woman that he meets in a Miami bar and she soon becomes pregnant with his child...supposedly. Dray and A.J.'s relationship becomes even more complicated when they become victims of blackmail, and you'll never guess who's behind it all...will their relationship survive all the sex, scandal, and intrigue? Find out for yourself!
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I love E Lynn Harris I have never been disappointed in any of his books. Good story about love and betrayal, I was a little disappointed in the way the deception showed up but then again its fiction, lol not real life. Overall I would recommend this book because its a good story line with a few shockers.
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Ok so I already side eye several of my favorite athletes. This made me side eye even harder. E. Lynn Harris was one of the best and he gave it to you real and raw even though its fiction you wouldn't think so. AJ and Dray have been lover throughout the whole book. Dray gets married has a baby and his wife is questioning his "very close relationship" with Dray. Dray doesn't want ANYONE to know so Dray keeps AJ a secret and will go to any extent to continue to do so. I just wonder how many LIKE REALLY HOW many of our athletes are undercover? Quick read, well written as all of E Lynn Harris books are. 2nd time reading and it was even better this time around
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Basketball Jones was a great read. Loved the two main characters. I was drawn into their complex relationship. AJ had to make some great sacrifices, some would say he was well compensated. But you can't curl up next to that "money" at night. I did not like how he handled Miss Judi... she would have had to feel the "wrath" at least a little. He let her off too easy. Otherwise I loved the book, I hope AJ finds love in a sequel.
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Basketball Jones

I just finished reading Basketball Jones and I absolutely enjoyed it. This book is vintage E. Lynn Harris. The relationships are complex and intense. He captures the varied perspectives of the characters and leaves you wanting a sequel because you do not want the story to end. I am a HUGE fan and have read all his books. Now I have to get my girls to read this one so we can talk about it over lunch and a mojito!
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