An Accidental Affair

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Obsession. Intrigue. Murder. New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey once again "pushes romance and deceit to the next level" (USA Weekend), in this tantalizing tale of a high- profile marriage rocked by an unhappy accident: infidelity.

James Thicke is a man whose mysterious past runs as deep as his violent streak. He's channeled the intensity of his soul into twin passions-success as a screenwriter, and marriage to movie actress Regina Baptiste. In the midst of ...

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Overview

Obsession. Intrigue. Murder. New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey once again "pushes romance and deceit to the next level" (USA Weekend), in this tantalizing tale of a high- profile marriage rocked by an unhappy accident: infidelity.

James Thicke is a man whose mysterious past runs as deep as his violent streak. He's channeled the intensity of his soul into twin passions-success as a screenwriter, and marriage to movie actress Regina Baptiste. In the midst of filming his latest script, starring Regina and leading man Johnny Bergs, James receives a video of his wife caught in the most compromising of situations.

Hours later, the clip of the on-set infidelity has hit the Internet and gone viral in the blogosphere and across all channels of social media. James responds to the affront by savagely attacking Johnny Bergs, and the spectacle has both the paparazzi and the police amassing at the married couple's estate. James goes on the run, but only as far as the city of Downey, California. As James tries to protect Regina from Hollywood's underbelly, lust, blackmail, and revenge become his constant companions. Does an accidental affair spell permanent danger?

An Accidental Affair has the eroticism of Pleasure, the intrigue of Thieves' Paradise, the relentless pacing of Drive Me Crazy, and a female lead as complex as Genevieve.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Bestseller Dickey (Tempted by Trouble) sets a melodrama of infidelity among Hollywood’s glittering stars. James Thicke is a successful screenwriter with everything going for him when his wife, beautiful actress Regina Baptiste, is caught on video having sex with her leading man, Johnny Bergstein. As the video goes viral, Thicke lurches from feelings of bitter betrayal and yearning for vengeance to lingering love and responsibility for his wife. He makes a hasty incognito retreat to a seedy apartment complex, where he instantly and hilariously attracts the attention of a host of quirky and vivid characters as he tries to elude the paparazzi. Unfortunately, he doesn’t stay there, instead spiraling implausibly out of control. The love–hate relationship is for tabloid fans who are in it for the creative plot and Hollywood glitz and don’t care that the characters are flat and unlikable. Agent: Sara Camilli, Sara Camilli Agency. (Apr.)
Kirkus Reviews
What's a financially successful screenwriter to do when his movie-star wife stars in an extremely explicit sex video? Can he possible believe her claim that it was all an accident? Dickey's latest novel (Tempted by Trouble, 2010, etc.) drops the reader into a very hip world starring characters ready-made for the screen. Their finances are vast, their bodies perfect, their troubles worthy of coverage on TMZ. Gorgeous Regina Baptiste, James Thicke's wife, has struggled to be taken seriously as an actor. Yet she has surprisingly starred in an explicit video with Johnny Bergs, aka Johnny Handsome, an actor she previously claimed to despise. James first gauges the world's reaction via social-networking sites. He then attacks Bergs and flees to a seedier part of town while his driver, called Driver, packs up and delivers all of his furniture and electronic gadgets. Hiding out amid a curious assortment of characters, James immediately, repeatedly and with carefully described technical prowess, exacts sexual revenge upon his wife with virtual strangers. His new neighbors include Mr. Chetwyn Holder, who jealously loves his young girlfriend. Mrs. Patrice Evans, who uses exercise not only to keep her body in shape but also to fill the emotional void that is her marriage. Sweet Isabel, a lovely, slightly older woman, offers James conversation and more. Yet Regina still loves James, Bergs' family wants revenge and a mysterious number keeps showing up on James' caller ID. And then there's the mysterious and threatening return of Regina's ex-husband. Dickey has set up an ardent thriller in which James must discover why his wife was in the sex video. Did someone coerce or trick her? How? Could the affair actually have been accidental? The pace is fast, to be sure, yet James' own promiscuity makes his jealousy difficult to sympathize with. A mix of erotica and noir, this novel lacks emotional depth.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451239280
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/2/2013
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 123,799
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Jerome Dickey

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.

Biography

Eric Jerome Dickey was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and attended the University of Memphis (the former Memphis State), where he pledged Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and earned a 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 working as a software developer, Dickey's artistic talents surfaced, inspiring him to become an actor and a stand-up comedian. He soon began working the local and national comedy circuit. In the early 1990s the aerospace industry took a downward turn and Dickey found himself "downsized," but took this as an opportunity to embark on a writing career.

Having written several scripts for his personal comedy act, Dickey started writing poetry and short stories. He joined the IBWA (International Black Writers and Artists), participated in their development workshops, and became a recipient of the IBWA SEED Scholarship to attend UCLA's creative writing classes. In 1994 his first published short story, "Thirteen," appeared in the IBWA's River Crossing, Voices of the Diaspora: An Anthology of the International Black Experience. A second short story, "Days Gone By," was published in the magazine A Place to Enter.

With those successes behind him, Dickey decided to fine-tune some of his earlier work and developed a screenplay called Cappuccino. Cappuccino was directed and produced by Craig Ross Jr. and appeared in coffeehouses around the Los Angeles area. In February 1998, Cappuccino made its local debut during the Pan African Film Festival at the Magic Johnson Theater in Los Angeles and is currently on the film festival circuit.

Dickey's book-signing tours for Sister, Sister, Friends and Lovers, and Milk in My Coffee took him coast to coast and helped propel these novels to No. 1 on the Blackboard bestsellers List. His books have been featured in many publications, including Essence magazine and USA Today, and have appeared on the bestseller lists of The Los Angeles Times, Blackboard, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Dickey has appeared as a guest on many television shows, including BET's Our Voices and CNN's Sunday Morning Live.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Hometown:
      Los Angeles, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 7, 1961
    2. Place of Birth:
      Memphis, Tennessee
    1. Education:
      B.S., University of Memphis, 1983
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    This book was HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I usually LOVE Eric's books but this book wasn;t good at all I forced myself to finish reading it.

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2012

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    Don¿t Believe Your Lying Eyes

    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.

    Reviewed by: Toni

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 4, 2012

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    I'm an EJD fan. I have all his books. But this one was not his b

    I'm an EJD fan. I have all his books. But this one was not his best. I had to force myself to finish reading it. No matter what I can't wait to see what he comes up with next.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2012

    The things we do in the name of love...

    This book was filled with drama and suspense from beginning to end! After reading the last page, I had to reflect on how passionately one can love another, and the risks one is willing to take all in the name of love. Eric Jerome Dickey wove a tale that is quite masterful to say the least. I got into the story and into the heads of the characters. I felt sympathy for James Thicke, despised Johnny Bergs and Bobby Holland, and developed a love/hate emotion for Regina Baptiste. I could envision this story playing out in my head as if it were on the big screen. Eric Jerome Dickey has been absent for a brief time, but this work was well worth the wait!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    loved the story line, so naturally had to get the this book. It

    loved the story line, so naturally had to get the this book. It did not disappoint!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    Interesting Read

    I am an EJD fan and that is the reason I gave the book 3 stars. I thought this book was interesting but it wasn't as captivating as the Gideon Series. After reading the Gideon series I wanted more . I don't know that I got anything from reading this book except bad eyesight since I was read this book most of the time on my smartphone in the dark. It almost felt like EJD was trying too hard with the use of big words and poetic prose.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Five Stars all the way- -- you guys are nuts.

    I wish I could put my words together as good as Eric Jerome to describe how well he has written this book. I have never seen such creativity in all my life of reading, except of course in Steig Larson "Girl with the dragon tattoo”. There are only a few great writers out there and Eric Jerome is on that list.
    I love the character of James Thicke, he is a man of little words, yet very smart and intelligent. Only Eric Jerome is good enough to create characters with little details of their nationality as well as their appearance, and still it matters not. Eric writing style has changed over the years since he wrote his first books, and I love this book. People grow, writing styles change, and we cannot expect the same old writing all the time. I am a true fan Mr Dickey. Don’t let the negative feedback deter you. Love it…

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    EJD did it again!!

    Great book. Lots of drama with an unpredictable plot

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    I Love This Book

    This is EJD at his very best.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    Good book

    Yet another awesome book. And i think Gideon will be back? Yay!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Not his best work

    I have been aEJD fan for years and i am very disapointed with this book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    I agree with the last remark, forcing myself to complete this bo

    I agree with the last remark, forcing myself to complete this book, don't think that I'm going to make it though. Giving it a two because the first few pages was interesting.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2012

    I loved this book I am a true fan and am intrigued with everythi

    I loved this book I am a true fan and am intrigued with everything EJD writes since 1999! This book was great just relax and enter into Mr. Thickes world. I got caught up in his life just like I do for every other character in EJD novels. As with all his books I loved the rhythm of the words on the page and energy of EDJ novels. Sure I put the book down here and there... BUT I picked it right back UP as soon as I could. Thing that I dont like as with all his books is that they have to end :(
    Mr Dickey If you write 80 more books I will anticipate each one and buy every last one of them.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Not his best,but the message is memorable

    Love EJD, always have.love how he pulled Ms.Bijou from pleasure,and his writing style,but while i never could put any of his other works down,i was able to with this read.i was left wanting and im not sure why

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Page Turner !!

    Eric Jerome Dickey did it again !!!! He kept me intrigued as I read this book that I was u enable to put down. Keep ur dictionary handy, because his vocabulary expanded, and I loves it !!! Nice to know that the Gideon Series will continue !!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    Accidental Affair

    Not his best work, but nowhere his worst either. Somewhat glad that I didn't buy it but I don't regret giving it some extra time for the suspense to build.

    If you've read all of his other books then you can easily tell the difference from his great works like the Gideon series, some of his not-so-greats like Between Lovers or Milk in my Coffee, and the fairly good ones like this one and Drive me Crazy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    A Little Disappointed

    I've been a fan of EJD for a while and have read almost all of his books. For me, this book was an interesting read simply because I'm a fan of his work but, in my opinion, this book is not his best. I guess I've become spoiled by his Gideon Series and can't wait for the next one to roll out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2013

    A waste of time and money!!!!!!

    This book sucked. I only read about 100 pages of this book. It took me 2 weeks to read that much. ( A good book I can read 100 pages in a day!!!!! ) Finally,I had to throw in the towel. I used to love EJD, which is why I tired to stick with it. But his new style/story lines are not working for me. I would like to give this book 0 stars, but could not submit my review without giving it at least 1 star (beleive me I tried). I recommend that you find something else to read. I did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    Very slow read for me but loved it in the end.

    This book ended up being a greater read than i expected since it started out very slow. I loved it, the twists and turns in th last part was spectacular. I'm glad i stuck with it to finish the book. If you stick with it, it becomes a great read.

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