By Eric Jerome Dickey
Cheaters is the booklet that broke new flooring for Eric Jerome Dickey, following the skyrocketing luck of his first 3 number one Blackboard bestsellers, Sister, Sister, pals and Lovers, and Milk in My Coffee. Cheaters takes on a bigger canvas and solid of characters, and fearlessly explores how undesirable even sturdy humans can occasionally behave within the video game of affection. It has earned Dickey much more unswerving readers, and was once selected as Blackboard’s top ebook of the Year.
In Cheaters, Stephan loves em and leaves em, similar to his daddy. Chanté thinks she’s stumbled on her dream man—until his spouse and youngsters come banging on her door. Jake is a player—left with undesirable desires he simply can’t shake. Darnell is correct to his wife...but the temptation’s getting harder each day. Tammy is stuck among the fellow she loves, and the girl he’s promised to. And whereas Karen lectures her neighbors approximately being silly, she won't dwell as much as her personal excessive standards...
This is the area of Eric Jerome Dickey. It’s heart-wrenching and hilarious, shrewdpermanent and soulful, and as sincere and recognizable as your own—and that of every body who by no means enjoyed you back.
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I am getting drained wondering it. ” She brushed off what i used to be announcing. “I skipped taking my herbs,” she acknowledged. “Plus this per month curse ain’t making me think no greater. ” “Want me to stick over? we will be able to hire a video and trap up. ” “Nah. I’m simply gonna sleep this night. learn Riven Rock, take a protracted bathtub, and sleep tougher than Rip Van Winkle. ” She yawned, checked the clock back, and stretched. “I’ll kick it with you and Tammy the next day to come. We’ll occasion hearty. ” She acknowledged that like she used to be prepared for me to make my exodus. So I did. i used to be again at the highway sooner than I remembered that she had desired to consult me approximately whatever. I instructed myself that I’d name her the instant I made it domestic, yet my mobilephone was once leaping off the hook whilst I walked within the door. It was once Stephan. He requested, “What’re you doing this night? ” “What did you've gotten in brain? ” “I obtained a flier within the mail asserting that it’s Sarong evening at Shelly’s. Is Tammy making a song within the boondocks this night? ” “Nope. You going out to Rancho? ” He stated, “You are looking to? ” “On a date? ” He answered, “I’m no longer your kind, yet name it what you love. ” “Sounds like carpooling. ” “Drive up. you could journey with me. ” I stated, “You’re now not opting for me up? certainly now not a date. ” We laughed. Already I’d forgotten approximately Karen. speaking to him made me ignore loads of issues. I acknowledged, “Remember, it’s sarong evening, so costume informal. ” “You donning a sarong? ” “Depends. What colour are you donning? ” “Why? ” “So we will be able to coordinate. ” He enlightened me: “This ain’t no date; we don’t need to coordinate. How am I imagined to booty watch and locate my exact ideal one if we stroll up within the membership taking a look like bookends? ” I warned him, “Don’t be all up below me, ‘cause I’m going to be doing a little critical booty staring at my-damn-self. ” “As lengthy as you don’t interrupt my movement. ” I requested, “Your posse going? ” His friends wouldn’t be tagging alongside. He hadn’t talked to Darnell, and Jake had plans of his personal. I instructed him that Karen used to be being a moody hermit, and that Tammy needs to be in practice session, simply because I hadn’t heard from her. “I’ll be over quickly. ” 23 Chanté Stephan was once on his stairs speaking with Rebecca and a Hispanic guy. at the beginning I didn’t realize Rebecca simply because she used to be wearing a crimson brief set and her hair was once down. That made homegirl glance more youthful, like she was once in her past due thirties. She had breasts for days. Made me suppose flat-chested. Stephan had on a blue linen blouse and khakis, a belt with alligator print. sneakers that matched his belt. no longer undesirable, no longer undesirable in any respect. So with my gentle brown sarong wrapped round my physique love it was once a gown, the binds round my neck, either one of us had on tones of mom Earth, so we ended up being coordinated besides. He got here towards me and stated, “You’re past due. ” “My mom and dad known as correct as i used to be leaving. ” “Everything ok? ” “Yeah. these lovebirds are going to finish up staying in Europe one other month or so. Daddy’s engaged on anything significant, and negotiations are dragging out. Why are you taking a look at me like that? i glance humorous or whatever? ” He stated, “That Pam Grier cunning Brown Black Momma espresso Get Christi Love thang you probably did together with your hair particularly works on you.