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Liar's Game

By Eric Jerome Dickey

Liar's Game
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  • Hardcover: Jun 2000,
    384 pages.
    Paperback: Jun 2001,
    400 pages.

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Eric Jerome Dickey is burning up the charts and poised to become a household name. His previous two books hit bestseller lists across the country, and reviewers from coast to coast call his work "compelling" (USA Today), "remarkable" (Detroit Free Press), and "deftly crafted" (Ebony). Brimming with contemporary issues, steamy romance, stinging betrayal, and sweet redemption, Liar's Game is a book that has everything his millions of fans have come to expect.

Running from a bad relationship that lasted way too long, New York native Dana Ann Smith leaves the city and moves to Los Angeles--the perfect place to start over with a new atmosphere, a new job, and a new man. When she meets Vincent Calvary Browne, Jr., he seems like a dream come true: handsome, hardworking with a good job, and sexy in a strong, silent kind of way. But that silence also means he's not letting Dana in on a few important things about his life. When both Dana's former lover and Vince's ex-wife suddenly come to town, the two must confront painful truths about their pasts and open their hearts and souls to each other with a new honesty. Only then will they have a fighting chance at a future together.

Chapter One
Vince

I was making love to En Vogue.

Not the group, but one majestic woman in a royal blue negligee. She had Cindy's intelligent smile, Maxine's sexy disposition, Terri's womanly grace. Her negligee slipped off her shoulders, slid down across her breasts. Inside her moan, she sang my name. Inched me toward her warm soul.

Dana hummed with the feeling. "You love me, Vince?"

Okay, I was about to tell you my name, but I guess Dana beat me to the punch. Vincent Calvary Browne Jr. And the woman I was holding, the one who had my face flushed, toes curling while I sang her name, the angel who was squirming ever so slowly in pleasure, that was my woman. The one I wanted to have forever. The last one I ever wanted to make love to.

I'm almost thirty and don't have a lot of family. Not now anyway. Not since my divorce. Not since Moms and Pops died. Moms had colon cancer and it spread up. That was when I was nineteen. Pops had it in ...

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USA Today

There's magic when they meet, but, as the title implies, neither is upfront about the past. That allows Dickey to pack in contemporary issues, steamy romance, betrayal and redemption. Dickey's fifth novel is entertaining. He investigates a variety of relationships, keeping readers interested in the story line.

USA Today

There's magic when they meet, but, as the title implies, neither is upfront about the past. That allows Dickey to pack in contemporary issues, steamy romance, betrayal and redemption. Dickey's fifth novel is entertaining. He investigates a variety of relationships, keeping readers interested in the story line.

Kirkus Reviews

Dickey’s fifth novel (Cheaters, 1999, etc.) begins unpromisingly with hip smart-talking and gloomy banter, but eventually the characters—and the author’s treatment of them—mature and deepen.

Publishers Weekly

Dickey creates heroes and heroines who overcome many trials without ever suffering any real defeats. On the plus side are the author's quips on political and cultural issues such as police brutality and justice, custody issues, and cultural conflicts between Africans and African-Americans.

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How a real man treats a woman
I don't usually don't like Jerome Dickey's books because they can be a little bit disgusting, but this book I LOVED! I felt like I was listening to my life play out by someone else. after I got through reading this book I had to evaluate a lot of ...   Read More

Michelle Watson

Astoundingly Great
This was one excellent book. It captures the dynamics of what relationships are really like. Mr. Dickey knows how to keep his reader's attention with his details and fast paced plots. I would recommend this book to all those who are interested in ...   Read More

chris jeter

this book is great it id probsbly one of the greatest

Pinky_thick

I THOUGHT THIS BOOK WAS GOOD BECAUSE IT STARTED OUT WITH EXCITING THINGS AND DRAMA I RATED THIS A 5 BECAUSE THIS BOOK AND OTHER ERIC JEROME DICKEY BOOKS ARE ABOUT TRUE LIFE AND THINGS THAT HAPPEN IN AMERICA OR YO HOOD TODAY I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS AND...   Read More

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