Genevieve

Genevieve

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by Eric Jerome Dickey
     
 

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Genevieve is brilliant and beautiful. Her husband has a thriving career. Together, they have a beautiful home in Los Angeles. Together, they're crazy in love. Then one day a family tragedy brings Genevieve back to her Alabama hometown, back to a past she hoped her husband would never discover, and back to secrets shared by her sister Kenya-mysterious, teasing, and

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Genevieve is brilliant and beautiful. Her husband has a thriving career. Together, they have a beautiful home in Los Angeles. Together, they're crazy in love. Then one day a family tragedy brings Genevieve back to her Alabama hometown, back to a past she hoped her husband would never discover, and back to secrets shared by her sister Kenya-mysterious, teasing, and dangerously irresistible. Soon, Genevieve's husband will discover the truth about his wife and her family. Something he was never meant to know-and a desire he was never meant to explore.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Bestseller Dickey (Drive Me Crazy) offers more sex-drenched melodrama with an instantly engrossing story about a couple whose marriage is tested by secrets both familial and sexual. Beautiful, independent "financial guru" Genevieve Forbes (n e LaKeisha Shauna Smith) and her husband, a medical research scientist (and the novel's unnamed narrator), are by-products of broken families. Genevieve ran away after suffering intolerable abuse by her murderous father and cruel grandmother, and the husband's rural Texas childhood was marred by his mother's death and a virtually absent, errant father. The death of Genevieve's grandmother Willie Esther forces both to return to her backwoods Alabama hometown for a reunion that stirs up old grudges, reopens still-painful wounds and sparks reckless familial infighting. While the narrator finds himself mildly amused by Genevieve's aging, folksy relatives, he's immediately salivating over Genevieve's hootchy-cootchy sister, Kenya. Their red-hot affair shifts into high gear just as Kenya's roughneck fiance, Deuce, pays them a surprise visit and more secrets about Genevieve's childhood leak. Dickey creates a smidgen of suspense around the survival of the couple's marriage and the revelation of various secrets, but that's hardly his main goal. What the novel lacks in plot it makes up for in explicit sex and hot-tempered fireworks. Agent, Sara Camilli. (May) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Chick-lit sensation Dickey (Drive Me Crazy) presents this sizzling, sexy, downright gritty love story about a professional African American couple living the good life in Los Angeles until their pasts come back to haunt them. The narrator's wife, Genevieve (pronounced ZHAWN-vee-EHV), receives a phone message from Grandpa Fred that Willie Esther Savage is dead. An intense unveiling of ugly secrets ensues as the couple travels to Odenville, AL, to bury the woman who was the reason Genevieve changed her name, smokes "bush," and cannot be the sexually free woman the narrator desires. The narrator is shocked to meet the lower-class family he never knew existed, with its violent and crass ways. But when "sister" Kenya comes on the scene, he's overcome by her physical magnetism. This book reminds us that marriage vows are sacred and that sex is never just sex but has its consequences. However, it's Dickey's aplomb in granting his characters the freedom to hit, holler, and ride their steamy, explicit passions that will clinch this book's popularity. For all popular fiction collections. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 1/05.]-Jennifer Baker, Seattle P.L. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451218490
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/04/2006
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
459,416
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Eric Jerome Dickey is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty previous novels as well as a six-issue miniseries of graphic novels featuring Storm (X-Men) and the Black Panther. Originally from Memphis, Dickey now lives on the road and rests in whatever hotel will have him.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth:
July 7, 1961
Place of Birth:
Memphis, Tennessee
Education:
B.S., University of Memphis, 1983
Website:
http://www.ericjeromedickey.com

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Genevieve 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 124 reviews.
Shanessa91 More than 1 year ago
I have read other books by Mr. Dickey so I was expecting a great read...and I was NOT disappointed. This book is very sensual and provides a great story with great twists. It was truly unpredictable and had a nice spin at the end which gets you thinking. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking to be enthralled.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book years ago. I must say that this is one if his better books.
Nykkydon More than 1 year ago
Eric Jerome Dickey is one of my favorite authors. His writing style is very sleek and to the point. When you read his books, he can describe a scenry without it being 10 pages long. I like that he ties his characters from other stories into a new book. It feels like they are real.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is sooooo good! I got hooked on it by the first chapter. The climax of the story just blew my mind, totally unexpected! Something you would want to own and read over and over!
Guest More than 1 year ago
ABSOLUTELY outstanding!!!! this book took all the right words and reproduced them into a sexually drived, naughty must read novel, and was a complete turn on! had some parts that can make an eskimo sweat!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely a great book! Would have given it 10 starts if i could! Did not want to put my nook down due to this book! This author has a new fan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So, a husband sleeps with his wife's daughter and it's okay???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the only book to touch my heart and make me cry!! Love this man and all of his books !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very good book that has some twists and made me not able to put it down. Very good book and I definitely recommend. Keep up the good work EJD!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unpredictable and exciting! I coudn't put my Nook down. The graphic sex scenes were a little much. It made the narrator sound like a horndog, but it was understandable for the characters and the plot. I loved it! I will definitely have to check out the author's other books.
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i was hooked from the first page! definite page turner. keeps u interested through the whole book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love EJD! He has written another great book! Definitely worth checking out!
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Tekela Jackson More than 1 year ago
One of his best books! Didn't want to put it down. Wanted to read more to see what would happen next, at the same time, didn't want the book to end.
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Kanya George More than 1 year ago
This is by far one of my favorite novels I can read this over and over again
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JenCent More than 1 year ago
loved this book! i do recommend it! love his realness!